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World Breastfeeding Week aims to raise local rates

Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week takes place between 1-7 August and aims to increase the rate of breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world Currently a national average of 73% mothers breastfeed at the time the baby is born. Locally the figures are: Cannock Chase CCG                                                           63% Stafford and Surrounds CCG                                             70% SE Staffordshire & Seisdon Peninsula CCG                    62% ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Presents National Day of Play

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging youngsters to ‘get wild’ at its hugely popular Playday events this August, which feature everything from building dens to hunting bugs! Every year the Trust’s Playday events, held to celebrate the National Day of Play at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley, and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, draw thousands of people. This year’s Playday ...

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Eleven School Join Forces for Choir En Masse

A 350-strong choir, including youngsters at a Stone school, were put together by top flight vocalists in one afternoon for a mass sing-along. Singers from St Michael’s First School united with choirs from 10 other schools when they gathered for a community choral day led by four expert tutors. In a series of workshops at Stafford Grammar School, pupils, aged ...

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Yarlet School’s French Adventure

Pupils and staff from Yarlet School had a French adventure last month. 8.30 am on Monday 26th June, 29 Yarlet pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 set off for the 11 hour journey to Normandy accompanied by 3 staff. Fond memories were made as they travelled across via the Eurotunnel, with the students working together & supporting each other ...

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Staffordshire Day Success Sees Huge Boost for County’s Economy

Over 60,000 people attended events across the county, making this year’s Staffordshire Day a huge success! Enjoy Staffordshire, who put the day together with the support of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, estimate it generated more than £1m for the county’s economy. They are now calling on attractions and event organisers to start putting their plans together for ...

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“Beetle Mania” Comes to Dorothy Clive Garden

An educational family based ‘Beetle Mania’ trail will be hosted by The Dorothy Clive Garden, inspired by children’s book ‘Beetle Boy’ written by M.G. Leonard. The trail, which will wind its way around the garden, is free of charge and will start on Monday 24th July and will be available for families to take part in every day over the ...

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Local Fishing Club Looking for New Junior Members

Stone and District Angling Club & Bibby’s Angling Club are fishing for more junior members to join their well established clubs. Since 2016, the clubs have been working together to promote both clubs, in the Stone and District areas to young and old anglers alike. They have numerous waters to pleasure fish ,and also hold regular matches, for anyone who ...

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Flip Out Stoke’s Flipping Great Camps for the Summer Holidays

A new programme of supervised holiday camps is available for children and young people across Staffordshire this summer at Stone’s popular trampoline park. A new Ofsted-registered summer camp programme has launched at Flip Out Stoke, which will provide a wide range of supervised activities for local children aged 5 to 14 throughout the summer holidays. The summer programme is being ...

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