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World Refugee Day 2023

20 June 2023

World Refugee Day will be held on Tuesday 20 June.

A number of organisations, including the Sanctuary Foundation are delivering a National Assembly for Schools with a live broadcast from a refugee camp in Jordan.

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Tips from Kooth on Exam stress

Monday 5 June

For many students across the UK, results day is just around the corner. Whether waiting for A-level, GCSE, or SQA results, Kooth understand that students may have feelings of apprehension and/or excitement.

The anticipation of waiting for the results of something you’ve worked so hard for is always a nerve-wracking time.

Kooth have put together some tips on how you help young ones keep calm leading up to the day and on the day itself.

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Your Future, Your Choice online events to support Post 16 Options

30 May 2023

The 16-17 Participation Service is pleased to launch a series of webinars designed to increase awareness of the Post 16 opportunities available.

The online webinars will be held on 1 June, 6 July and 31 August at 11am or 2pm.

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Mental Health Awareness week

15 - 21 May

This year, Mental Health Awareness week runs from 15 to 21 May.

In celebration of this, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have provided a Mentally Healthy Schools toolkit, for both primary and secondary schools, which can be downloaded for free.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families also delivering a seminar about anxiety in children and young people.

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Inner Wings’ Free Confidence-Building Programmes for Primary Schools

Wednesday 3 May

Inner Wings is a charitable foundation offering free, confidence-building school programmes to build confidence in children aged 6 to 12, especially girls.

They have over 100 partner schools across the UK and have trained over 300 teachers. More than 7,000 children have ‘graduated’ from their programmes with very positive feedback and impact reported across the board.

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The Winns Primary School has a brand-new library

Tuesday 2 May

During the Easter holidays, Winns Primary School staff and the school’s Parent/Teacher association (Friends of The Winns aka “FOTW”) have been hard at work delivering the first phase of the transformation of the school library, from an old-fashioned, uninspiring space to a bright, engaging and invigorating space that invites children to discover and be immersed in books.

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Holiday Activity and Food Programme- School Grants

26 April 2023

The Department for Education (DfE) have announced continued funding to enable local authorities across England to provide holiday activities and food during school holidays in 2023.

The funding conditions requires the provision of enrichment activities alongside a food offer to be made accessible for children who are in receipt of free schools meals (FSM).

Waltham Forest council are offering schools the opportunity to apply for grants for holiday provision for children in receipt of FSM which look to meet the following objectives:
• Provide access to enrichment activities
• Provide access to a healthy meal which meats school food standards
• Provide nutritional education which improves children’s knowledge and awareness of healthy eating
• Provide information, signposting or referrals to other services and support that would benefit the children and families who attend the holiday provision

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Your Community, Your Imperial – scholarships for students of Black heritage

25 April 2023

Imperial College London has created new scholarships for students of Black heritage as part of a £10 million investment to drive inclusivity of Black and underrepresented students over the next five years, with a long-term vision of creating a legacy of Black scientists and researchers.

They are offering one undergraduate and one Master’s Presidential Scholarship in each of Imperial’s four faculties of Natural Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business. There are a total of 40 scholarships over the next 5 years. Each year there are also 50 President’s PhD Scholarships that are open to students of Black heritage.

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Sign up to participate in the Windrush Celebrations 2023 – activities for schools

UPDATED 2 May 2023

Waltham Forest council is currently planning a series of exciting events and activities in celebration of Windrush 2023 in partnership with over 30 local partners and community organisations.

The 22 June 2023 marks 75 years since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush and we want to honour and celebrate the Windrush generation and the contributions of the Afro-Caribbean community in the UK and Waltham Forest.

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