Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent: Latest News

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St Peters School Community Crossing Campaign

12th May 2022

Following a number of near misses recently, parents of St Peters School Hinckley launched a petition to get a permanent crossing installed (due to the lollipop role being vacant for 5yrs). The busy road is frequently used by young people on their way to multiple schools. So far 5,200 signatures have...

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Staffordshire Schools encouraged to take part in new 'Become a Care Home Friend' scheme

12th May 2022

Schools in Staffordshire are being encouraged to 'Become a Care Home Friend' in a new scheme to bring together children and older people living in care homes. 'Become a Care Home Friend' offers weekly activities for Key Stages 1,2 and 3 to foster understanding of older generations,...

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Rainbows Hospice: Book your walk

11th May 2022

Experience the beautiful sights of the Peak District like never before, by joining Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People on one of their Peak District Walks this July. Along the way, you’ll experience the spectacular landscape, make new friends and support a local charity! Choose your...

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Aiming high for children with special educational needs

3rd May 2022

If your child has extra support at school with their educational and social needs, they may benefit from the Aiming High Programme. Funded by Staffordshire County Council, Aiming High offers a range of activities designed to help young people build confidence, become more independent, and learn new...

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Staffordshire County Show 2022

21st April 2022

The Staffordshire County Show will be held on our traditional dates of Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June. This year’s Show will be held during Jubilee Week. In order to mark this special event and to honour those organisations that supported the County during the Pandemic there will be a...

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Art Competition

20th April 2022

Paint a place or building in Newcastle or create a Jubilee image Deadline for entries: Friday 27 May The competition is open to all young people in Key Stages 1, 2 & 3 Entries should be no larger than A3 size. Take or send the artwork to: The Guildhall, High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PW (open...

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Stephen Fry is to record the winning entry in a children’s story writing competition, launched by Lichfield Festival

13th April 2022

The actor, broadcaster and writer Stephen Fry is to record the winning entry in a children’s story writing competition, launched by Lichfield Festival as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year. Staffordshire schoolchildren aged 7-11 are being invited to write an original short story...

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Local primary schools continue their journey of success

6th April 2022

Moorhill Primary School and Redhill Primary School, both based in Cannock, converted to academy status last week after joining Shaw Education Trust. Following a successful consultation period, both schools have joined the growing multi academy trust and will benefit from access to expertise, resources...

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A Panto at Easter - oh yes it is!

6th April 2022

A Panto at Easter – oh yes, it is!   Pantomimes are not just for Christmas with the National Forest Adventure Farm putting on a pantomime as part of its Easter Eggstravaganza event called ‘The Mystery of the Egg Snaffler.’   Pantomimes and Christmas have always...

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Lichfield Garrick Box Office now opening with extended opening hours

18th March 2022

The box office at the Lichfield Garrick are pleased to be extending their opening times.   Patrons will be able to contact the box office five days a week, on Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10am-2pm, for both in-person and over the phone transactions. It is also open one hour prior to a performance....

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The Wizarding World Wand tour is coming to Stoke-on-Trent!

3rd March 2022

Stoke on Trent City Centre BID is bringing a dazzling installation of Wizarding World Wands to Hanley from the 21st to the 27th March. The wands will tour four UK locations including Stoke-on-Trent in celebration of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, in cinemas on 8th April...

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Stoke Reads invite families to World Book Day library take over

2nd March 2022

On Saturday 5 March, storytellers are taking residence in all six of Stoke-on-Trent’s libraries to bring free fun-filled family storytelling sessions, as part of Stoke Reads’ World Book Day celebration.   Featuring a line-up of award-winning poets, actors and theatre-makers, families...

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Author of ‘Rules for Vampires’ Alex Foulkes opens the new prep library at Denstone College

1st March 2022

The pupils at the Prep at Denstone College were treated to a very special guest to launch their World Book Week with a bang…or a fang?! Alex Foulkes, local author of Rules for Vampires, born and bred in Stoke-on-Trent. She spent much of her childhood reading in a school library, and then as...

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Abbotsholme are hosting their first ever Early Years Spring Festival

14th February 2022

Abbotsholme are hosting their first ever Early Years Spring Festival on Saturday 2nd April 2022 10am-4pm aimed at youngsters aged 0-7years. The event will have a selection of stalls and activities that will be of interest to young children and their parents. The event is free, although please book tickets...

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