Leicestershire & Rutland: Latest News

Phoenix gives children a thrilling VR ride – on a swing!

4th February 2019

Cinema and art centre’s half term programme includes VR Playground, drop-in VR cinema, children’s films, comedy and crafts Over half term, Phoenix is giving families the chance to put on virtual reality headsets, jump on a playground swing, and be transported into a thrilling virtual...

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Schools invited to join ‘Recycle with Michael’ challenge

10th January 2019

Leicestershire schools are being encouraged to ‘Recycle with Michael’, as part of an initative by The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd to divert thousands of tonnes of unwanted clothing and shoes away from landfill. Local schools that sign up to the scheme will be challenged to fill...

How can more children get closer to nature?

6th December 2018

Enabling children to be closer to nature, especially by learning and exploring in wooded areas and forests, was recognised as a key actionin the government's 25-year Environment Plan, published earlier this year. Yet despite the well-proven benefits of children spending regular time outdoors-including...

Tips for toy safety this Christmas

6th December 2018

With the festive season upon us, many children have already started their letters to Father Christmas. But, in the middle of all the unwrapping and excitement, give a thought to toy safety. Here are some top tips from our public health (school) nurses: When you’re buying toys, make sure you...

enSEMbel every Saturday in term time

6th December 2018

Suitable for SEN young people with Autism/SLD/MLD, this fully inclusive musical experience brings together different styles of music from Rock to Samba, Hip Hop and the spoken word. Each session includes playing a variety of instruments e.g. drums, keyboards and guitars. Technology like Ableton Push...

Primary Schools Admissions

6th December 2018

Parents and carers of children turning five from September 2019 can start to apply for a school place from 1st June 2018, to the closing date of 15th January 2019. In addition, if your child is transferring from Infant to Junior School you can start to apply for a a school place from 1st September 2018...

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Inspire your class with Big Schools' Birdwatch 2019

6th December 2018

Every year, educators from every corner of the UK take part, turning their classes into conservation scientists and helping us track the ups and downs of birds across the country. Registration is open with the final day for results submission on the 22nd February 2019.  Fill in the form online...

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‘Get Funky’ this January to help local families in need

6th December 2018

Charity Link is a local charity supporting vulnerable families in hardship and crisis. On Friday 25th January Charity Link is inviting schools, businesses and individuals to support its dress up event, Wear a Funky Scarf Day, to help raise funds.  For every £10 raised Charity Link can provide...

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300 pupils in Leicester set to become ‘Rugby Reading Champions’

6th December 2018

Jim Sells, Sport and Literacy Programme Manager at the National Literacy Trust, said: “We’ve seen first-hand how bringing sport into the classroom can level the playing field for children who have fallen behind in their reading. Rugby is an important part of family life in Leicester, so we...

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6th December 2018

"Vista is one of the oldest and largest sight loss charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We've been working with people with sight loss and their families for over 150 years. Vista provides support and services to almost 12,000 children and adults with sight loss. As well as rehabitiation,...

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360 Play is the one stop family entertainment venue for creative, active, stimulating fun whatever the weather.

9th April 2018

  Enjoy soft play on our huge play frames; giant wave slides, aerial gliders, interactive ball zone, assault race track, aerial swings, cargo nets and tunnels, carousel, dodgem track and much more. 360 Street Our original and UK renowned role play zone 360 Street, which hosts full...

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SPARKTON: New interactive online safety resource for KS2

21st March 2018

  Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is proud to announce the launch of our exciting new online resource for KS2 children. The resource is free to everybody and can be found on our website: http://www.leicestershire-fire.gov.uk/your-safety/kids-youth/   The virtual town of Sparkton...

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"Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!" Gets Encore Screenings in UK Showings added for November 11th and 12th

8th November 2017

Watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/embed/r12w4iRBLp4     Anyone who needs more time to catch Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! this month is in luck, because encore screenings have officially been added to UK cinemas. In addition to the originally planned release...

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