Monthly Archives: April 2019

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.

 

Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the funding to include primary schools, as no student should worry about where their next sanitary product will come from and should be able to fully participate in lessons  without this being an issue.

The project came about after campaigners were shocked to discover girls were missing school because of not having access to sanitary products.
Research from the GirlGuides as suggested that almost a third of girls and young women aged between 11 and 21 missed classes because of their period.

Local Coffee#1 Joins National Campaign to Support Breastfeeding Mums This May

Local Coffee#1 Joins National Campaign to Support Breastfeeding Mums This May

On the 1st May thousands of mums will take part in The Big Breastfeeding Café and a number of Coffee#1 cafes in the Bristol area will be joining the fun. Now in its 4th year, the nationwide initiative led by breastfeeding brand Medela, will connect thousands of Mums via a network of mini events taking place… Read More…

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

PUXTON Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, is adding four new attractions to the park in 2019. With record-breaking visitor numbers in 2018, Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says: “After a fantastic year, we are now re-investing into the Park to offer our visitors even more fun activities and attractions. In… Read More…

Tips to reduce your family’s heating bills

Tips to reduce your family’s heating bills

Families can always benefit from saving more money, but it’s difficult to know if you’re doing everything you can. Paul Ritchie is Managing Director at All England Gas, and he’s given us these top tips for reducing your family’s heating bills. You can save a bit of money on your energy bills straight away by… Read More…

98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

98.4% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences for this September with 93% offered their first preferences. Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to http://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php Most parents now apply for places online with 95% of the 5,144 applications received doing so.… Read More…

School offer day in B&NES

School offer day in B&NES

Almost every family in Bath and North East Somerset has been offered one of their overall preferences for primary school places in 2019-20. Figures out today show 99 per cent of applications received one of their overall preferences with 93.6 per cent getting their first preference of primary school. The total number of applications received… Read More…

Primary school admission figures announced

Primary school admission figures announced

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their… Read More…

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to get ready for the approaching Easter holidays in order to help ease demand on health services across the region. As GP surgeries prepare for the Easter break, health and care leaders are asking people to check they have the… Read More…

Super sleeping tips for new parents and their babies

Super sleeping tips for new parents and their babies

Newborns take a lot of looking after, but self-care is important too. Phil Lawlor, Sleep Expert at Dormeo, shares his tips for getting a good night’s sleep for new parents so you can ensure you have enough energy to take care of your bundle of joy. Having a new baby is a wonderful thing. However,… Read More…

How to put together a baby keepsake box

How to put together a baby keepsake box

Starting a family has the power to make most of us sentimental, as we all love the idea of collecting memorable objects as our little babies grow up. That’s why we spoke to Kirsty Prankerd, Managing Director of sentimental keepsake company Write From The Heart, who gave us her guidance on how to put together… Read More…

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