Gallery PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 September 2019 Judy Rimmer School dinner at Albert Pye Primary School, Beccles in 2005. Picture: Archant Spam fritters, pink custard and, above all, chocolate crunch. At the start of the new school year, our readers and staff have been recalling school dinner favourites... and the dishes they dreaded. Bradley Smith and Andrew Goddard with a school dinner at Whitton Primary School, Ipswich, in 2002. Picture: ArchantPuddings are the items most fondly remembered by many people from their schooldays, with chocolate crunch being top of the pops. Gemma Jarvis said: "My favourites were chocolate crunch with chocolate sauce or custard and vanilla crunch with pink sauce or strawberry custard." Wendy Amos, a member of the Ipswich Remembers Facebook group, also recalled: "I loved chocolate crunch with strawberry custard."Beverley Bowry said: "My daughters' favourite 'afters' at Sidegate Primary School in Ipswich back in the 80s/90s … [Read more...] about What was your school dinner favourite, or least favourite?
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PUBLISHED: 12:38 02 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:38 02 September 2019 Lauren Knight Newham Music Trust is home to musical groups of all kinds suitable for a range of different playing abilities, and musicians of all ages. Photo Credit Lidia Crisafulli. Archant "Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy. "Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere. … [Read more...] about 3 ways music lessons can benefit your child’s development
The school summer holidays is almost over but not everyone has been enjoying a six week break. Ofsted has updated the details for 19 schools, colleges, nurseries and after school clubs in Reading, Berkshire in the past three months after visits and inspections. From between May 1 and August 6, a total of 19 schools, colleges and nurseries as well as Reading Borough Council were inspected by the education watchdog. Among them were six primary schools, a special school, a secondary school, seven nurseries or pre-schools, two after-school clubs, an adult training provider and the council. The authority has also uploaded to the Ofsted website a legal notice to a nursery which has been failing to meet statutory regulations. In total, 13 settings were rated "good" overall, while three were rated "inadequate". Whether it was with full, two-day, or unannounced inspections, or short, one-day visits, the areas education watchdog inspectors check for vary, but their specifications generally … [Read more...] about Ofsted has visited 19 Reading schools and nurseries
Four Thetford primary schools who performed a specially-written children’s opera on the stage of the Norwich Theatre Royal could now be in with a chance to take it to the Royal Albert Hall, in London.Admiral’s Academy, Drake’s Primary, Bishop’s Church of England Primary and Redcastle Family Schools came together to perform ‘A Kind of Magic Flute’, as part of the Norfolk Schools Opera Project.The 50-minute piece, which was commissioned by Norwich Theatre Royal and the Norfolk Music Hub, in association with the Come & Sing Company, was an adaptation from Mozart’s classic The Magic Flute.The performance took place in front of an audience of around 1,300 people.Now the opera project has been offered the chance to take schoolchildren from across Norfolk that participated in the opera to perform it at the Music for Youth Proms, at the Royal Albert Hall, on November 13.A 600-strong massed ensemble will be taken to the event to perform selected … [Read more...] about Will these Thetford schoolchildren get their Albert Hall chance?
Tommy Barker says life can be good and No 10 can get full marks after some gentle tweaks at this terrace off the Old Blackrock Road.THERE’S a charm to the mid-terraced No 10 Sorrenta Villas: this early 1900s house is quite lovely as it stands: factor in a location on the Old Blackrock Road, and it even bumps a bit further up the scale of attraction.No 10’s second from the end of the terrace of 11 houses, near where the Old Blackrock Road meets up with Victoria Avenue, as well being close to the traffic lights where the Victoria Road kicks off on the Blackrock Road proper. And now it may well be on a home-hunters’ radar also, given its city centre proximity, and the imminent arrival of a new public park along the Marina, by Páirc Uí Chaoimh, courtesy of City Hall. Already, or more accurately at last, Cork’s south city dockland development is coming closer to this Victorian and Edwardian era residential nexus, with the first of several hundred financial … [Read more...] about Period home near Cork city’s south docks and new office blocks