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Children in England to be taught CPR

Children in England to be taught CPR

News today has revealed that all secondary school pupils will learn first aid and how to use a defibrillator from 2020. Government plans state that basic lifesaving skills and health education will be provided in every secondary school meaning that all pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the use and purpose of a… Read More…

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

In a new report launched in the past week it has been revealed that children have consumed the amount of sugar an 18 year old would have had in a lifetime by their 10th birthdays. The figures released by public health England come at the new Change4Life campaign launch which aims to help reduce sugar… Read More…

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

Help the NHS help you this winter by taking simple steps

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to do their bit to help the NHS cope with an increase in demand for services this winter. As the season gets underway and Christmas approaches, health and care leaders from across the region are asking people to do as… Read More…

Festive Family Fun – 10 Ways to Play this Christmas

Festive Family Fun – 10 Ways to Play this Christmas

Article supplied by Claire Russell, Early Years Specialist and founder of playHOORAY! Oh what a wonderful time of year!  The countdown to Christmas has officially begun!  We can now look forward to lots of festive family fun from winter walks followed by hot chocolate, carol singing under glittering lights and an abundance of sparkly sweaters. Why not… Read More…

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Awards ceremony for Healthy Schools Programme

Twelve schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised at a special event yesterday (Thursday 6 December) at County Hall. At the event, schools were presented with a special plaque marking their achievements. The programme recognises schools that have provided evidence to show how their provision supports the health and wellbeing of… Read More…

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

According to NHS digital, the number of boys being treated for eating disorders is at an all-time high. Although there are still more girls than boys being treated for eating disorders, the number of boys aged 5-19 being treated had doubled in 2018. The data is part of a large scale NHS review of mental… Read More…

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

On Thursday 29 November we held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past year of more than 100 pupils and staff from secondary schools in our area. The winners and guests, including parents and carers, were invited to Aerospace Bristol for the South Gloucestershire Secondary Education Awards 2018,… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

All the fun of the fair at science and engineering event

School children from across Wiltshire headed for County Hall, Trowbridge, to enjoy a peek into the future. They were guests at Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire Council has to Offer – a day of presentations and exhibitions for pupils and teachers. Baroness Jane Scott OBE, leader of Wiltshire Council, opened the event. She said: “It’s… Read More…

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Following the recent news of the tragic death of a teenage girl because she ate a sandwich that did not include comprehensive allergen lists, food allergies are back in the forefront. A new survey from the Food Standards Agency has discovered that more than half of people aged 16-24 only mention they have food allergies… Read More…

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