Children in Need

Students can wear non-school uniform tomorrow (16th November) for a donation of £1. There will be a range of activities on offer across the day including some for a small donation. All proceeds will go to Children in Need.

 

 

#HelloYellow

This week at the Orchard Centre we have been focusing on the #HelloYellow campaign which is from Young Minds to raise awareness of mental health issues and show young people that they are not alone.

You can find out more here.

Another useful resource for mental health issues can be found here.

HeadStart Autumn Activities

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HeadStart                                     Support and Guidance
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Settle back into school with our free Autumn term activities

After the success of this year’s Summer Programme, we are once again working with Gazebo Theatre, WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country to offer free, fun activities for 10 to 16 year olds, and their parents or carers.
 

All our Autumn-term activities are designed to support young people and encourage positive emotional wellbeing and mental health. They help young people develop new skills, boost self-confidence, make new friends and more!

We fund a range of activities and interventions for 10 to 16 year olds, their parents and families in Wolverhampton, as part of our mission to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in the city.

 

To find out more, click here!

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At Low Hill Community Centre, you can enjoy…
  • Drama workshops – Mondays, 5pm to 7pm
  • Wrestling – Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Grow, Cook and Learn – Wednesdays, 4pm to 6pm
  • RAW Art workshops with Alex Vann – Fridays, 4pm to 6pm
  • Revolution Dance Academy – Saturdays, 9.30am to 11.30am

For more information, click here.

 

At Big Venture Centre, you can enjoy…
  • Drama – Mondays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm (from 24 September)
  • Flourishing Families – Tuesdays, 3.30pm to 5.30pm (from 24 September)
  • Fix IT bike and scooter workshops – Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm (from 24 September)
  • Graffiti Street Art workshops – Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm
  • Revolution Dance Academy – Saturdays 9.30am to 11.30am
For more information, click here

For parents and carers…
Enjoy free Parent Stress Buster sessions every Wednesday,10am to 12pm at Big Venture Centre, offering Indian head massages, nail art and face masks. Free play sessions are available for under 5s while their parents enjoy a pampering. 

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For young people…
  • Team Games – Mondays, 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Football – Mondays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Eastfield Community Centre
  • Film Making sessions – Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm at Stratton Street Community Centre
  • Street Dance – Tuesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at Eastfield Community Centre, and Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Let’s Talk sessions – Wednesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Food and Mood cookery sessions – Thursdays, 4pm to 6pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall
  • Boxing – Fridays at Ellerton House, 3.30pm to 4.30pm for 10-11 year olds and 4.30pm to 5.30pm for 12 to 16 year olds
For parents and carers…
  • Relax and Craft DIY health and beauty – Mondays, 9.15am to 10.45am at Harvest Temple Church Hall
  • Let’s Talk Cafe – Tuesdays, 9.15am to 10.45am at Ellerton House
  • Active Bodies, Active Minds Bootcamp – Tuesdays, 2pm to 3pm at Eastfield Community Centre
  • Boxercise – Wednesdays, 2pm to 3pm at Ellerton House
To book your free place, please ring 01902 371562 or email headstart@ymcabc.org.uk. For more information, click here

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For young people…
  • Food and Mood cookery sessions – Mondays, 4pm to 6pm at All Saints Community Centre
  • Arts and Crafts sessions – Tuesdays, 4pm to 6pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Football – Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at All Saints Community Centre
  • Multi Sports sessions – Thursdays, 4.30pm to 6pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Yoga – Fridays, 4pm to 5pm at Bob Jones Community Hub
For parents and carers…
  • Let’s Talk Coffee Mornings – Mondays, 9.15am to 10.45am at All Saints Community Centre, and Thursdays, 9.30am to 10.30am at Parish Church of St Martin
  • Relax and Craft DIY health and beauty – Wednesdays, 9.30am to 11.30am at Bob Jones Community Hub
  • Dance Fitness – Thursdays, 9.30am to 10.30am at Parish Church of St Martin
To book your free place, please ring 01902 371562 or email headstart@ymcabc.org.uk. For more information, click here

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Enjoy exciting and creative Place To Be Me activities, 5pm to 7pm every Monday and Wednesday at Bilston Town Hall and every Thursday at Lower Bradley Community Centre.
To book your free place call 01902 497222, or click here for more information.
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Term Dates 2018 – 2019

Details of term dates, half terms and holidays for the forthcoming academic year:

 

Autumn Term 2018

Term Time: Monday 3 September 2018 – Friday 26 October 2018

Half Term: Monday 29 October 2019 – Friday 2 November 2018

Term Time: Monday 5 November 2018 – Friday 21 December 2018

Spring Term 2019

Term Time: Monday 7 January 2019 – Friday 15 February 2019

Half Term: Monday 18 February 2019 – Friday 22 February 2019

Term Time: Monday 25 February 2019 – Friday 12 April 2019

 

Summer Term 2019

Term Time: Monday 29 April 2019 – Friday 24 May 2019

Half Term: Monday 27 May 2019 – Friday 31 May 2019

Term Time: Monday 3 June 2019 – Monday 22 July 2019

Inset Days:

Monday 5th November 2018

Friday 15th February 2019

Monday 22 July 2019

Sri Lanka

During the six weeks holiday Miss Foley visited Sri Lanka to help with a very special project:

After nearly 600 books were donated from Lawnswood Campus and sponsorships for the children’s eye camps, I wanted to share some of these valuable experiences with you.

Marie’s English library opened after building renovation and nearly two hundred people attended, including government ministers. About 2,500 books in total were donated and shipped out over a few months. They were all categorised to sectors and levels.
The eye camp saw three hundred children receive eye tests with thirty requiring spectacles and six requiring hospital treatment for serious conditions they were not aware off. The Beacon Centre will kindly be donating some Braille reading books to the library. Donated computers (x 6) are being set up to accommodate visual impaired needs.
I taught English to a range of people and books were used in the pre-school to tell stories and then create art. We made book markers and ‘getting to know you’ English questions with fun activities.

We climbed Adams Peak after a seven hour car journey in total. Up and down nearly 12 thousand steps and six hours of torrential rain. It was too cloudy to see anything at the top after some very steep climbs. It was worth it though, knowing we were raising funds to support more children in receiving eye tests to enable their education, sustainable employment, social and health in the future.

For the full story search Manapaha Foundation on Facebook. Over the last three years we have helped 3,000 people have eye tests, sent 5,000 pairs of recycled glasses, fifty people received cataract operations, we have set up a library and supported people with disabilities. So your help makes this difference direct to source. If anyone has any spare printers we urgently require them for the library.