Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Rolling out the red carpet - let's celebrate!

Last week, we hosted yet another primary awards ceremony at the Town Hall here in lovely Sheffield! Over 100 dedicated children from Concord Juniors, Monteney, Oughtibridge Parson Cross, Phillimore, Shortbrook, Springfield, St Catherine's, Stradbroke, Walkley, Watercliffe Meadow, Wharncliffe Side,Whiteways and Woodthorpe received their Gold Awards at a very special ceremonyl. There was a fantastic musical performance from the children of Stradbroke Primary School and special thanks are due to their lovely learning mentor Kathryn Cockayne for all her help and hard work ensuring the keyboards and guitars arrived on time!

I know you will all join me in sending a huge congratulations to the children, parents/carers and school staff for their commitment and dedication to learning out of school time. We are very proud of all of you!

Puzzles and games in the Market Place with Imagination Gaming

Juggling in the Market Place with Greentop Circus

Photographs with the Lord Mayor

Keyboard superstars from Stradbroke Primary School

A very proud grandparent!

A fabulous performance by a Guitarist from Stradbroke

A packed Town Hall!

Award winners from Phillimore Primary School

Award winners from Whiteways Primary School

Monday, 25 March 2013

Planning your Easter fun?

Are you looking for some 'egg-citing' activities to take part in during the Easter Holidays? 

Our latest Passport to Learning newsletter will provide you with details of activities happening where children and young people can collect CU credits for taking part. 

Click HERE to download the full newsletter and see what you can take part in!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Poetry Competition!

Mother Tongue, Other Tongue is an exciting multilingual poetry competition that celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken and studied across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Organised by our fantastic partners at Languages Sheffield, the competition is open to children and young people who speak or are learning a language other than English. It is also open to ESOL learners and adults learning a foreign language.

There are two categories to enter:

Mother Tongue – you are invited to write a ‘remembered’ or ‘original’ poem or song in your home language (this can be any language except English or in a mix of languages). You need to write, in English, a short account of the inspiration for your poem. This category is judged on the English commentary
Other Tongue – you are invited to write your own original poem in a language you are learning. Entries must be from non-native speakers of any of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

Age categories for the competitions are:
  • Primary Years 4, 5, 6
  • Secondary Years 7, 8, 9
  • Secondary Years 10, 11
  • Post 16 - Years 12, 13
  • Adults can enter either category, providing they are attending language adult education classes or ESOL classes in the region.
The competition is endorsed by Carol Ann Duffy and is part of a national laureate education project. There will be some fantastic prizes for the winners! 

To enter: 
Each entry must be accompanied by a MTOT cover sheet available from the above website andentries must be posted to:
MTOT, Languages Sheffield, The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW 
by the deadline of Friday 12 July 2013

For any further information email mtot-yh@hotmail.com or phone Caroline Norman 0114 2536705 or Clare Allison 0114 2296571

For more info on the competition, please visit: http://www2.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/mother-tongue-other-tongue/

Friday, 15 March 2013

Discovery Night!

Have you ever wanted to put a lab coat and extract some DNA, tour the labs, or see objects frozen in liquid nitrogen?

Then head along to the Discovery Night at Firth Hall, The University of Sheffield on Monday 18th March, 4pm - 8.30pm and collect CU credits for taking part!

On Discovery Night the University’s laboratories and lecture theatres will open to the public for an evening of events for the whole family. There will be mini lectures, demonstrations, and lots of hands on activities for visitors of all ages – everything from dentistry to dinosaurs, quantum computing to medicine.
Everyone is welcome and the event is free. No booking required.

• Meet the skeletons in the Alfred Denny Museum
• Watch liquid nitrogen demonstrations
• Extract some DNA
• Find out what lives in your mouth
• Bring an object to scan in our MRI scanner

This activity is part of the Sheffield Festival of Engineering and Science. For more information about the festival and other events that are happening, please visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/scienceweek 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Striking Gold!

Its that time again! Last Thursday, over 100 dedicated children from Angram Bank, Anns Grove, Beck, Birley, Caterknowle J, Dobcroft I, Dobcroft J, Dore, Fox Hill, HBH Academy, Hinde House Primary, Hucklow, Mansel and Meynell received their Gold Awards at a very special ceremony at the Town Hall. There was a fantastic musical performance from the junior members of Razzmatazz Sheffield, one of lovely Learning Destinations and an inspiring speech from the Lord Mayor. 

This time we are hosting two ceremonies during March, as so many children and young people are due to receive their Gold Awards, we couldn't fit them all in! The next ceremony will take place on Wednesday 20th March, and we look forward to welcoming children from Concord J, Monteney, Oughtibridge, Parson Cross, Phillimore, Shortbrook, Springfield, St Catherine's, Stradbroke, Walkley, Watercliffe Meadow, Wharncliffe Side, Whiteways and Woodthorpe to the Town Hall to receive their awards. 

A huge congratulations to all children, parents/carers and school staff for their commitment and dedication to learning out of school time. We are very proud of all of you!

An award winner enjoys the refreshments with her mum!
Fun in the marketplace with Imagination Gaming


Enjoying the cakes!

A very proud parent and award winner!

The Lord Mayor, Councillor John Campbell delivers his speech with a smile!

Children from Byron Wood receive their awards

Children from Dore Primary receive their awards

Children from Hinde House Primary Phase receive their awards