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Brave Man will Skydive for Children and Families of Frome

Brave Man will Skydive for Children and Families of Frome

Purple Elephant Productions, the people behind the Children’s Festival and Toy Library, are very excited that one of their loyal volunteers is being exceedingly brave and doing a skydive to help raise funds for their work, bringing free activities to the children and families of Frome. Local Frome resident, John Clarke, has already helped at… Read More…

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

New skills programme to get more women into digital careers

A new skills programme to help and support women to find jobs in digital roles has been announced. The West of England Combined Authority has secured £238,000 funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) for the new Women into Digital Jobs, Education and Training (WIDJET) programme. Bath College; digital training businesses Mayden… Read More…

Careers Week sees West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit Careers Hub schools

Careers Week sees West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit Careers Hub schools

The West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visited schools this week to support young people’s career opportunities, as part of National Careers Week (4 to 9 March). Regional Mayor Tim Bowles visited Bristol’s Digitech Studio School on Tuesday, while Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tim Warren attended Writhlington School, in Radstock, on Wednesday. They joined the… Read More…

Shaping the future of the West of England

Shaping the future of the West of England

The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership have published an evidence base on which the region’s Local Industrial Strategy will be built. The Local Industrial Strategy will set out how the region can achieve its ambition for clean economic growth that benefits every resident. Early analysis of the evidence base identifies four… Read More…

Fundraising Family Bingo Night for Frome Children’s Sports Festival

Fundraising Family Bingo Night for Frome Children’s Sports Festival

Frome Children’s Festival are running a family bingo evening on 15th March at Frome Football Club to raise funds for the town’s Sports Festival.  The Sports Festival, which offers a warm and open invitation to all Frome and area families, brings a fun-packed week of free sports tasters in April for everyone to enjoy and… Read More…

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

February Half Term Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This February, The Bishop’s Palace will kick off its annual children’s activities programme with a fun-filled February Half Term. 2019 will see a few changes to the regular holiday activities, with the popular family craft sessions moving to a Tuesday. The sessions will be called “Crafty Cats” and will take place every Tuesdays during school… Read More…

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

Get National Children’s Day UK in your diary

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year National Children’s Day UK is taking place on Sunday 12th May and people can run any… Read More…

100,000th bag distributed!

100,000th bag distributed!

The team at School In A Bag are celebrating, not only is this year their 10th anniversary, but on the 9th January, they distributed their 100,000th School Bag! The 100,000th bag went to nine year old Prakesh, through the organisation’s Nepalese partner, Helambu Education Livlihood Partnership (HELP), who have been working with them for six… Read More…

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