Somerset News

Students’ hard work celebrated as first results day dawns

Students’ hard work celebrated as first results day dawns

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education has applauded the hard work of Somerset students as today they start to receive their exam results following an unparalleled few months. Today (13 August), students in Somerset will be collecting their A-level results and next Thursday (20 August), thousands more pupils will receive their GCSE results. Cllr… Read More…

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

A popular Library storytelling session is set to move to a park in Taunton now that lockdown measures are further easing. James Denslow – AKA ‘Library Man’ – has created quite a buzz on social media in recent months with his quirky Facebook story-times. Now lockdown is further easing – and the summer holidays are… Read More…

Keep yourself and Somerset healthy

Keep yourself and Somerset healthy

With a hot weekend predicted, Somerset residents and visitors are being urged to follow the guidance to keep themselves, their family and friends and the county safe from coronavirus. Temperatures are predicted to peak on Saturday and Sunday – and into early next week – reaching the low 30s. And that could risk people forgetting… Read More…

Board backs Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan

Board backs Somerset Local Outbreak Management Plan

Somerset’s Local Outbreak Management Plan, setting out how the County Council and partners, will prevent and react to local coronavirus outbreaks, has been formally endorsed. Somerset Local Outbreak Engagement Board held its first meeting on Friday 31 July when members considered and backed the plan and its approach. The Board heard that Somerset cases continue… Read More…

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…

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