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Competition time!

Competition time!

Do you love writing?

Maybe you’re more of a crafty person and enjoy making things? Perhaps creating posters is more your thing? If you’re aged four to 18 we want to hear from you!

Wiltshire Council is launching a competition to encourage young people to share their creative flair during lockdown. Poetry, short stories, posters or creating your own face covering are all part of the competition.

The competition launches today (18 November) and we will be sharing entries as they come in on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Final judging will take place early December when there will be prizes for the winners for the four categories.

The competition is split into age groups of ages 4 – 7, 8 – 11, 12 – 15 and 16 – 18

For younger primary age there is an opportunity to create a poster on our template on how to keep 2m apart. Older primary children can write a poem or short story based on “2021 is going to be …”

Secondary age children are being encouraged to get crafty and create a face covering and share their pictures or write a story or poem along the same theme “2021 is going to be….”

The full details are available on the website including a competition entry form which must also be filled in. Wiltshire Council is hoping lots of people will get creative and share their ideas.

Kate Blackburn Director of Public Health for Wiltshire said: “We know these can be challenging times as we go through a second lockdown and particularly as we’re heading into winter with shorter days. This competition will hopefully shed a little sunshine and inspire our young people to get creative. We are keen to see those entries showing off the great talents of young people in Wiltshire. Look out for entries on our social media posts and later we will be sharing who has won these prizes. Good luck everyone and I look forward to seeing all your entries.”

People should send in their entries and a completed copy of the competition entry form tocommunications@wiltshire.gov.uk by 12 noon on 30 November. Winners will be announced early December.

Have a scarily good time this Halloween – but stay safe and stick to the COVID-19 guidance

Have a scarily good time this Halloween – but stay safe and stick to the COVID-19 guidance

Wiltshire Council is encouraging families to have a scarily fun but safe Halloween this year, and is urging everyone to stick to the COVID-19 guidance. With Wiltshire currently sitting in the Medium tier of the government’s local COVID alert levels, but with cases rising locally, the council is asking people to avoid trick or treating,… Read More…

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Programme to keep children Fit and Fed this summer

Wiltshire Council is working closely with a local school and partners to continue to run a summer programme to help children stay active during the holidays. Fit and Fed is a national programme combining sport with healthy food choices, as a response to the threat of hunger, isolation, and inactivity that some children experience during… Read More…

Cheese and Chilli Festival

Cheese and Chilli Festival

Make it hot, hot, hot!! The only dedicated UK Cheese and Chilli Festival will be returning to Swindon this July for two days of all things cheese and chilli. Like last year the event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to Swindon making it a must go to event. Spiced up… Read More…

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Street markets to open and sell their full range of goods

Following the recent change to Government guidance, Wiltshire Council’s street markets will be open from Monday 1 June with stallholders now able to sell their full range of goods. When Government COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, market stalls were only able to sell food, but now they can sell all items again. Social distancing will be… Read More…

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Come and join us at Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock for our Yoga session from 10am until 11am every Wednesday. Classes start on Wednesday 8th January until Wednesday 8th April (excluding Wednesday 19th February). Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It… Read More…

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Come and join us at Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock for our Yoga session from 10am until 11am every Wednesday. Classes start on Wednesday 8th January until Wednesday 8th April (excluding Wednesday 19th February). Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It… Read More…

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Come and join us at Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock for our Yoga session from 10am until 11am every Wednesday. Classes start on Wednesday 8th January until Wednesday 8th April (excluding Wednesday 19th February). Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It… Read More…

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Yoga at Whitehall Garden Centre

Come and join us at Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock for our Yoga session from 10am until 11am every Wednesday. Classes start on Wednesday 8th January until Wednesday 8th April (excluding Wednesday 19th February). Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It… Read More…

Mothering Sunday Afternoon High Tea

Mothering Sunday Afternoon High Tea

This Mothering Sunday, why not treat your Mother to an Afternoon High Tea in our Lavender Lodge Tea Room & Bistro at Whitehall Garden Centre in Lacock. Indulge in a delicious selection of sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and preserves as well as a selection of cakes and treats along with a… Read More…

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