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It’s gold for St John Bosco Arts College!

St John Bosco Arts College in Croxteth has been awarded gold for the Liverpool Attendance Quality Mark. The Liverpool Attendance Quality Mark is designed to support schools in improving attendance and reduce persistent absence. Over the past few years, the college has worked tirelessly to ensure that absences are kept to a minimum and reducing persistent absence of students to well below the national average, St John Bosco has been given the gold award the top mark available!

This fantastic record is due to a number of initiatives, including end of term rewards and trips for students with attendance over 97% and emphasis placed on the value of learning, highlighting to students the impact of absence in missed opportunities and achievement in their goals. The school provides free breakfast for all students. A healthy breakfast can provide children with the energy and nutrients they need to thrive; increasing alertness, improving behaviour and giving them the motivation to learn. W:



Tuitionin Crosby and Maghull Centres provide quality maths and English tuition for students aged 6-18. This family business is run by husband and wife team Mark and Karen Wadsworth, son Jack (Crosby Manager) and Kim Moore (Maghull Manager). Now in their 20th year, Tuitionin have over 30 dedicated DBS checked staff, comprising qualified teachers, managers and teaching support. Contact them to learn more about how they can help your child thrive. T: 0151 531 1118


An exceptional, memorable day out for all your footie fans

A warm welcome awaits all visitors to Goodison Park as the Club caters for the needs of any group or individual for a tour of one of the world’s most iconic football stadiums. Visitors will get access to the players’ changing rooms – both home and away, take in the view from the Directors' Box, visit some of the newly-refurbished hospitality lounges, experience the sound of Z Cars down the tunnel and emerge onto the touchline to take in the view from the dugout and technical area. Everton’s expert tour guides will provide an insightful trip through the history of the world’s oldest purpose-built football stadium and one of the most pioneering clubs in the English game. T: 0151 556 1878 W:


Nurturing and inspiring the talent of the future 

Studio 10 Dance and Drama Vocational College is located on Hanson Road, Walton, Liverpool and offers post 16 full time training, Junior Associate programme and Junior School. Full time training includes studies in multiple genre, ISTD syllabus classes (Intermediate, Advanced 1 and Advanced 2), the ISTD DDE and Associate qualifications, Licenciate, Fellowship training and LAMDA. Their Junior Associate Programme 9 + runs in co-operation with Dance Schools, helping to improve technique, performance, and preparing students for full time training; one Sunday each month, September to July. The Saturday Junior School, for age 3+, offers all genre of dance and LAMDA drama classes. T: 0151 521 4188 W:


Don’t let flu spoil the December holidays for your children and you

Flu cases tend to increase in December and January but it’s not too late to get your child vaccinated against flu. Flu can be horrible for children as they suffer the same symptoms as adults including fever, chills and aching muscles and some may need to go to hospital for treatment. The best way to protect your child from flu is by having them vaccinated. Many children have already been vaccinated but there are still many local children yet to take up this opportunity.

For most children, the vaccine is given as a nasal spray. The vaccine has been used over the last six years in the UK where millions of children have been vaccinated. It is safe, quick, effective and painless. GP practices provide the flu vaccination to children of 2 and 3 years of age. The flu vaccine has been offered in schools to all primary school aged children. The flu vaccine is also available to older children with certain long term conditions such as diabetes and asthma requiring a regular preventer inhaler. The flu vaccination is free to these groups.

Vaccinating children each year not only offers protection to children, but also to more vulnerable family members such as grandparents and others in our communities. Reducing the chances of catching flu could also mean you and your children are less likely to need time off school or work due to illness, or to care for sick family members.

Strains of flu can vary from year to year, so even if your child was vaccinated last year it is important that they are protected for this winter. Protect your little ones from flu and make sure you take up the flu vaccine when it is offered.

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