Sunday, 25 August 2019 - Education A GENEROUS donation was made by The Hedgehogs to a local school for the purchasing of books for special needs children. Potters Gate Primary School received a £1,000 donation to the school’s library.In a presentation on June 24, the school displayed the culmination of the charitable donation with an exhibit of some of the books purchased.Tris Bondsfield, Potters Gate librarian said: “We were thrilled that the Farnham Hedgehogs made a £1,000 donation. Now, with a new broad selection of books suitable for those with dyslexia, special educational needs or indeed children who need a more exciting, colourful book to engage, we are truly able to support every reader.”Hedgehogs member Bob Jervis said: “The donation to Potters Gate library continues our approach to helping local organisations in need.” … [Read more...] about Donation for special needs books
Over 900 delegates are expected to gather as the Diocese of Derry hosts its inaugural Religious Education Conference in St. Columb’s College this week. The conference will take tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, and will include delegates from local schools. Keynote speakers on both days are Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University Twickenham, who will speak about ‘The Catholic School in the Current Culture’, and Fr Adrian Porter SJ, Director of the Jesuit Institute of Education, London, who will talk about ‘The Spirituality of the Catholic Educator.’ In the afternoon, there is an opportunity for delegates to attend a variety of workshops centring on faith development for themselves and young people.As part of the Conference there will be two public sessions beginning each evening at 7.00pm in Saint Columb’s College. Tomorrow, August 28, Fr Adrian Porter, will speak about, ‘Trusting God-Promoting Positive … [Read more...] about 900 to attend religious education conference
Tell Us Does your child feel safe from bullying at school? Have they experienced bullying in the past? Share your experiences in our survey. Picture: Getty Images This content is subject to copyright. We'd like to hear from families whose children who have been bullied in school, to find out how common bullying still is and how effectively schools are dealing with it. Hearing that your child is being bullied, whatever the reason and whatever form it takes, is one of the most painful experiences for a parent.Research by this newspaper found the growing prevalence of cyber-bullying was diverting attention and resources away from "old-fashioned" physical and verbal bullying.In a survey last year YMCA England and Wales found more than half of 11 to 16-year-olds had been bullied because of their appearance, while a YouGov poll published in July this year found bullying based on sexuality was the most common type in UK schools over abuse based on race, religion and … [Read more...] about How much of a problem is bullying in Norfolk’s schools?
A farewell service will take place at Southwell Minster next month for Canon Nigel Coates, who retires as Canon Chancellor on September 30.The Dean of Southwell, the Very Rev Nicola Sullivan, said: “Nigel has been a much-loved and highly- regarded residentiary canon of the cathedral over the last 14 years.“Many in the community will have been helped by his compassionate pastoral work and support.“During the last three years he has taken a lead in developing the Chapter House Leaves project.“Nigel has had oversight of education and served on the governing body of the Minster School. He held the cathedral as acting dean through two long vacancies and he and his wife Rhoda are well known in the town and wider community. We will miss them.”The couple will continue to live in Vicars Court until the end of the year so he can complete some Leaves project work, including writing new guidebooks, before they move to the New Forest.Nigel said: “It has been an … [Read more...] about Farewell to Canon Chancellor
A Deepings School A-level student is bound for India in September to spend a year working at a school for children with visual impairment.Lillian Read, from Spalding, has been selected by the Project Trust charity to be a volunteer at the Devnar School for the Blind in Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana, with a population of nearly seven million people.The Rotary Club of the Deepings was pleased to sponsor Lillian with a contribution of £150 towards her costs, outgoing president Jenny Spratt making the presentation. … [Read more...] about New president for Rotary as it helps youngster on India trip