Post Tagged with: “Children”

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

By Richard Liddle Leeds Baby Bank has launched a Christmas appeal to help provide extra support to families over the festive period. The Baby Bank was set up in January 2017 in order to provide essentials such as nappies, wipes and baby food to families in need who are referred to the charity, and is run by volunteers who collect […]

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Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

By Immy Share A Leeds mum is aiming to collect 400 gifts for children in St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary this Christmas. The Christmas Gifts for Poorly Kids collection is being run by mother-of-two Claire Baskind from Alwoodley. Claire started her yearly collections in 2016 as an alternative to buying her mum birthday and Christmas gifts after she […]

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Rotherham kids’ storytelling game goes into production thanks to £5000 Kickstarter campaign

Rotherham kids’ storytelling game goes into production thanks to £5000 Kickstarter campaign

By Samantha Lewis A charity in Yorkshire has raised enough money for a storytelling game, created by a group of young people, to be brought to life. The Kickstarter campaign by Rotherham literacy charity, Grimm & Co, aimed to raise £5000 for a game created by 19 children who attend their Saturday club. Louise Treloar, Grimm & Co’s communications coordinator, […]

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Children in care in Bradford achieve higher school results than the national average.

Children at modern school facility

By Charlotte Lascelles and Abbey Maclure Children in care in Bradford have shown an improvement in their school results. A report to Bradford Council revealed that school results , from early years to key stage four, showed real improvement despite the challenges that children in care may face. Achievements in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 1 are higher […]

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Irish mothers debate best age to have a baby

Irish mothers debate best age to have a baby

  By Tamika McCrory TWO NEW mums from Ireland who have bucked the trend of delaying motherhood have spoken about the joys of having a child young.

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King Bunny hops over from Australia to teach kids about rock music

King Bunny hops over from Australia to teach kids about rock music

By Charlotte Lascelles IN THE world of children’s music there is the sickly mixture of Disney, nursery rhymes and watered-down pop singles – but an Australian musician is vowing to change that.

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Childhood trauma leads to poor health in adulthood – study

Childhood trauma leads to poor health in adulthood – study

By Terrileigh Wilkinson TEACHING CHILDREN to recognise their emotions could be the key to reducing suicide rates, says a behaviour expert. Richard Daniel Curtis, a leading behaviour expert known as The Kid Calmer, believes the hormonal level in the brain can relate to health issues children can suffer when exposed to abuse. Mr Curtis said: “If we were to focus on giving […]

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley wants more school girls to get interested in Maths and Sciences

Countdown’s Rachel Riley wants more school girls to get interested in Maths and Sciences

  The countdown and Strictly Come Dancing star has called on young girls to take up Maths and Science following a new survey that shows a rising interest in these subjects amongst children. The survey, by the Cambridge Occupational Analysts, has found more students are interested in S.T.E.M subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) than others, such as English and […]

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Reactions to controversial report on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

Campaigners in 2013 fighting to keep the facility open

By Jamie Smith The head of Leeds hospitals has apologised to families of dying children who were met with a lack of comfort, sensitivity and professionalism at their time of greatest need at Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit.

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