Somerset News

Parent hacks – digital toolkit launched to help Somerset parents

Parent hacks – digital toolkit launched to help Somerset parents

A new online maternity toolkit designed to offer accessible information to families about pregnancy and parenthood has been launched in Somerset for World Breastfeeding Week, 1st – 7th August. The new Somerset Maternity Toolkit, from Somerset County Council and the wider Local Maternity System (LMS) offers trustworthy information and digital support from pre-conception information and… Read More…

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Remember loved ones by moonlight and support Children’s Hospice South West

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting people to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one and raise vital funds for the charity. A Memories by Moonlight ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook from CHSW’s Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell at 9pm on Saturday, September 26, giving people the opportunity… Read More…

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

This summer Millfield School in Street is running an Academic Catch-Up course, designed for students who have just completed Year 9 or Year 10 and want to prepare for going back to the classroom for the next academic year. Each subject will last three hours and will look at key curriculum topics to help students… Read More…

Classroom robots in line for top award

Classroom robots in line for top award

Somerset County Council’s trail-blazing use of robot technology, to help poorly children learn, is in line for a top award – and has been commended nationally. In the biggest initiative of its kind in the country, the Council invested in 50 AV1 robots to support children who can’t be in school – whether it’s because… Read More…

Funding means more of the right help at the right time for families

Funding means more of the right help at the right time for families

A £600k funding injection over three years from Somerset County Council and some great partnership working means more vulnerable families in Somerset will receive the help and support they need. The Somerset Early Help Fund has been launched and promoted by the Somerset Community Foundation in partnership with the County Council. It is working with… Read More…

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Somerset Head Teachers have issued a resounding message to pupils across the county – “School is the best place for you, we can’t wait to see you back”. As education leaders prepare for the return of all pupils from September, work has already begun to ensure parents and pupils are reassured and feel positive about… Read More…

The Bishop’s Palace Outdoor Theatre Season

The Bishop’s Palace Outdoor Theatre Season

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset has announced its revised Summer Outdoor Theatre Season. The normal schedule was disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, as theatre companies cancelled rehearsals and performances. Following the recent government advice about outdoor performances, the Palace has now secured three performances which will take place in the historic Palace… Read More…

Libraries new order-and-collect service proves popular

Libraries new order-and-collect service proves popular

Hundreds of people have been making use of the new Somerset Libraries order-and-collect service which is now set to expand to other libraries. The service allows people to use an online request form to receive a selection of up to 10 books, DVDs or Talking Books which staff pick out for customers, based on the… Read More…

Childcare provision available for all ages during the summer break

Childcare provision available for all ages during the summer break

It’s vital key workers in health and essential services along with other parents across Somerset can access childcare provision this summer. And Somerset County Council has been working hard with providers to ensure as many families as possible can find the places they need. This summer there will be a range of support available for… Read More…

Remember to be #tickaware

Remember to be #tickaware

Anyone planning a trip to the great outdoors is encouraged to be #tickaware as warmer weather heightens the risk of tick bites. More people are expected to be enjoying Somerset’s countryside, parks and gardens with the further easing of Coronavirus restrictions and the start of the summer holidays. Ticks like the warmer weather as much… Read More…

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