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Hate Crime Awareness week October 2018

Thursday 19th July 2018

Hate Crime Awareness week is from 13-20th October 2018...

 

Draft statutory guidance on RSE and health education

Wednesday 18th July 2018

Draft guidance is published today to make sure education prepares young people for life in the modern world...

 

Train Like a Jedi with Change4Life

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Are your kids ready to Train Like A Jedi this Summer? Calling all friends of the Resistance! Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK have launched a brand new national Change4Life programme – Train Like A Jedi – to help kids get active and inspire a new generation of Resistance recruits...

 

Staff wellbeing survey and guidance

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Wiltshire schools can use this survey and guidance to enhance their wellbeing provision...

 

The child obesity plan and schools

Sunday 1st July 2018

During the last week Chapter 2 of the Childhood Obesity Plan has been published, which can be read here...

 

Wiltshire schools invited to help year 9 girls to be more physically active

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Our colleagues at the University of Bristol are looking for Wiltshire schools to take part in an exciting new project that is looking at helping Year 9 girls to be more physically active...

 

CWMT Wellbeing Challenge to win books for your school

Thursday 14th June 2018

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Wellbeing Challenge 2018 is now open for registration...

 

Make Your Mark- the UK's largest youth consultation

Friday 8th June 2018

During 2017 over 950,000 pupils took part in a national ballot, Make your Mark...

 

Be Internet Citizens - Free training in Exeter

Friday 1st June 2018

This may be of particular interest to secondary school teaching staff who specialise in PSHE, SMSC, Safeguarding, ICT, English, History, Politics and RE...

 

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs in England

Wednesday 30th May 2018

The UK Government has announced a boost to breakfast provision in schools that will be funded through the soft drinks industry levy...

 

South West Healthy Schools Conference

Wednesday 25th April 2018

South West Healthy Schools Conference This free conference will provide school leaders, governors and teachers, particularly those responsible for PSHE, RSE, safeguarding, mental health and promoting health and wellbeing, with up to date information about new government policy including the Mental Health Green Paper and statutory Relationship and Sex Education...

 

New Virgin Care referral form consultation

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Virgin Care are inviting partner agencies to comment on a new referral form for their service...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - Beat the Clock Challenge

Wednesday 4th April 2018

This year schools will be undertaking a timed challenge whereby you will complete a set number of minutes in order to collect a sport in the Commonwealth Games, which is just about to start...

 

Sun Ready Photo Challenge and lesson plans

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

UK primary schools to win £5,000 in school trips with Boots Soltan                                                   The Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school trips, by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge...

 

Healthy Eating Week 2018 registration now open

Monday 2nd April 2018

Registration for BNF Healthy Eating week (11-15 June 2018) is now open  More campaign dates and related links can be found on the Health Events Calendar Catch up with more recent news stories here

 

Wiltshire Healthy Lifestyles report published today

Thursday 29th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

HomeRun offered to all Wiltshire schools

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Wiltshire Council have been piloting the smartphone app HomeRun with seven Wiltshire schools located in air quality management areas to reduce traffic and parking issues associated with the school drop-off and pick-up...

 

Local support for young carers from Carer Support Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The current Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria ask schools to provide evidence of how they are meeting the needs of young carers, including having in place a young carers policy...

 

Promoting Positive Lunchtimes and Better Behaviour

Thursday 15th March 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

New gambling education materials (secondary)

Thursday 15th March 2018

Despite more opportunities than ever for young people to gamble, particularly online, tools to help prevent gambling harms are not currently being provided in schools...

 

DfE Education for Wellbeing research programme

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in their 2018 - 2020 Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for school pupils in years 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9...

 

betty for schools - period education

Friday 9th March 2018

half a million pupils reached in first year of period education betty for schools, the period education programme, is celebrating its first birthday...

 

Wiltshire Community Safety survey report published

Thursday 8th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Childnet annual film competition (ages 7-18)

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Childnet Film Competition 2018 has launched! Young people aged 7-18 are invited to create short films to inspire their peers to 'Connect with Respect'...

 

Wiltshire report on Risky Behaviours now published

Friday 23rd February 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 


National news archive

Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales

Saturday 18th August 2018

Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity...

 

Woman killed and three injured in Anglesey crash

Saturday 18th August 2018

She died at the scene while a man was seriously injured and another woman and child had minor injuries...

 

NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students

Friday 17th August 2018

The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt...

 

Body scanners and sniffer dogs to target prison drugs

Friday 17th August 2018

Funding aims to boost security and conditions at prisons in England with the most "acute problems"...

 

Prisons minister Rory Stewart: I'll resign if drugs and violence don't go down

Friday 17th August 2018

Rory Stewart gives himself a year to reduce the level of drugs and violence in England's prisons...

 

Body found in search for girl missing in Western Isles

Friday 17th August 2018

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Mackenzie was last seen outside her school in Stornoway on Thursday afternoon...

 

News story: Next generation of young people gaining the skills Britain needs

Thursday 16th August 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

How housing has divided the young

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Rising house prices have divided young people into property "haves" and "have-nots"...

 

Huddersfield child sex inquiry: Thirty-one people charged

Wednesday 15th August 2018

The offences relate to five women when they were children and allegedly took place between 2005 and 2012...

 

Italy bridge collapse: 'We just ran for our lives'

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa...

 

Italy bridge: 'We just ran for our lives'

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell narrowly escaped the Genoa bridge collapse with their two children...

 

Alcohol misuse 'biggest health problem in Northern Ireland'

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Figures show the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland is the highest on record...

 

Oxford college employed sex abuse monk for 12 years

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Fr Bernard Green sexually assaulted a boy in 1995 and was banned from working with young people...

 

School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

Tuesday 14th August 2018

The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was 'unlawful'...

 

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

Tuesday 14th August 2018

A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health...

 

Bringing up your baby as a vegan

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet...

 

Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term

Tuesday 14th August 2018

As Scotland's children head back to school this week, the debate over education intensifies...

 

Ex-Celtic coach McCafferty jailed for child sex abuse

Monday 13th August 2018

Jim McCafferty worked at Hibernian, Falkirk, and Celtic football clubs more than 20 years ago...

 

Teenager admits selling drugs to ecstasy death girl

Monday 13th August 2018

Zoe Bremner died at a flat in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow after taking two of the pills...

 

Going plastic-free with kids: Tips to reduce your dependence

Monday 13th August 2018

Blogger Mamalina gives five tips on reducing your plastic dependence if you have young children...

 

Moss Side shooting: Two children among 10 injured

Sunday 12th August 2018

The shooting took place in Manchester's Moss Side at a street party after Caribbean Carnival events...

 

Three charged over Ramsgate fishing boat migrants

Sunday 12th August 2018

Two men, a pregnant woman and a child were aboard the boat found drifting off the Kent coast...

 

WW1 soldiers' farewell notes on Llangollen bridge lost to damp

Sunday 12th August 2018

One note, thought to have been written on a bridge by a soldier, talks about his hope of seeing his unborn child...

 

WW1 soldiers' farewell notes on Llangollen bridge being lost to damp

Sunday 12th August 2018

One note, thought to have been written on a bridge by a soldier, talks about his hope of seeing his unborn child...

 

Jalsa Salana: The youngsters welcoming 38,000 to a religious gathering on a farm

Saturday 11th August 2018

The young people who run the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's annual convention...