Somerset News

Young people turn to Childline over pressure of exam stress

Young people turn to Childline over pressure of exam stress

Thousands of children and teenagers are seeking help from Childline as they struggle to cope with the pressure of taking exams. New figures from the NSPCC-service reveal it delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2017/18 – just over a fifth of these took place in May. Half of the counselling sessions were with… Read More…

Inspiring the next generation: RAF Science Challenge for Bristol Schools

Inspiring the next generation: RAF Science Challenge for Bristol Schools

Over 300 school children have taken part in a Royal Air Force event to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on Tuesday, 22nd May. Students from schools in Bristol and surrounding areas took part in a range of activities including coding and building rocket cars. The event was held at Aerospace Bristol… Read More…

Gromit Sculpture arriving at Puxton Park on 2nd July 2018

Gromit Sculpture arriving at Puxton Park on 2nd July 2018

Puxton Park is thrilled to announce that we are sponsoring a Gromit sculpture in the 2018 Gromit Unleashed 2 Arts Trail! From Monday, 2nd July until Sunday, 2nd September 2018, over 60 original sculptures will descend on Bristol and the surrounding area and will raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby… Read More…

Mothercare confirms 50 store closures

Mothercare confirms 50 store closures

Mothercare, one of the only high street stores dedicated to baby products and clothes, has announced that it will be closing fifty stores around the country as part of their reshuffle. It is a move that will put 800 jobs at risk. The retailer said it was in a “perilous” financial position and has already… Read More…

RNAS Yeovilton’s Resident forces join air day line-up

RNAS Yeovilton’s Resident forces join air day line-up

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day has a sensational line-up ready for Saturday 7 July but we can now confirm details of two spectacular Role Demonstrations provided by the resident Commando Helicopter Force and the Wildcat Maritime Force. There will be an explosive, pyrotechnic-filled role demo from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) Merlin and Wildcat helicopters.… Read More…

New performers announced for Music for the Mind charity concert

New performers announced for Music for the Mind charity concert

Two new performers have been confirmed for Music for the Mind – a charity concert in aid of mental health charities in Bristol, Bath and south Somerset. Essex-based singer-songwriter Georgia Box will be one of the soloists at the concert, which takes place on 15 September 2018 at Cedars Hall in Wells. Georgia Box is… Read More…

Whitsun Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Whitsun Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace will continue its hugely popular season of Holiday Family Activities this Whitsun Half Term with a week of family fun from 26th May-3rd June. The focus for Half Term will be ‘A Bishop’s Life’ and a new family picture trail will be created around the Palace & Grounds, with clues for all… Read More…

Pumpkin Prizes at Wookey Hole Caves

Pumpkin Prizes at Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves is offering a £1,000 prize for the heaviest pumpkin grown this summer in a Halloween Pumpkin Competition. The competition is open to any green-fingered enthusiast who would like to take part in this summer pumpkin growing festival. Entrants are being offered an incentive to plant pumpkin seeds during May with one of… Read More…

Councils slash funding for deaf children

Councils slash funding for deaf children

This week marks 2018’s Deaf Awareness Week, so it is sad, but unsurprising to hear reports that council funding cuts have meant that hundreds of children in schools across the country that need extra help because they are deaf or hard of hearing are now struggling. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, show… Read More…

Help protect a child’s smile

Help protect a child’s smile

Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone who supports children or young people in any way to complete a free, e-learning module to learn how to protect children’s smiles. The module launches today in celebration of Smile Month (14th May to 14th June 2018).  It is quick and easy to do and there is a certificate on completion.… Read More…

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