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Friday, June 5, 2020

ALSS - FREE Online Rhyme Time with Colour


ALSS - FREE Online School Readiness Course Starting 15th June 2020


Face Coverings to Become Mandatory on Public Transport from 15 June 2020

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.

Government asks transport operators in England to make wearing face coverings a requirement of using public transport from 15 June to coincide with the next stage of carefully easing restrictions 

Bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircraft passengers must wear a face covering on their journey to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible - with government also working with operators to ensure staff are provided with face coverings where appropriate 

Guidance remains to work from home if you can and avoid public transport where possible 

For further information and guidance click here.

THE BEACON - June Appeal


The Prince's Trust - Pilot Course Starts 6th July 2020



The pilot will start on the 6th July and is open to anyone aged 16-25. It will comprise of a week on personal development, a week on presentation skills (public speaking) and a two week career planning package. This will completed remotely with the students being asked to 2-3 hours of work a day. We are still putting together the final tweaks but it would be advisable if the student has a laptop (i'm transferring as much as I can so the students can do everything through phone).

PHE - Returning to School & Nursery from 1st June

For further information please visit the NHS website and the GOV webpage.


AWS virtual play and youth sessions


We’ve moved our existing sessions held on camp at Claro Barracks in Ripon online, but they are also open to children and young people living in other locations too.

While we can't hug - Children's Storybook

UPDATE: Now publishing 25th June! 
Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the internationally adored The Hug, Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, we are thrilled to bring you a new story: While We Can't Hug.

(This is NOT MOD Endorced)

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

This Friday Get ready to get silly! 

This year’s Digital Summer Reading Challenge ‘Silly Squad 2020’ launches tomorrow with a virtual Let’s Get Silly programme, running from the Facebook page @SummerReadingChallengeUK

The launch will feature special super silly readings, family activities and draw-a-longs from guest celebrities and authors. We’ve even heard rumour of a ‘Let’s Get Silly!’ theme song (I wonder, will it become the latest ‘ear-worm’ to take over from Baby Shark?)


MIND - Darlington

www.mind.org.uk