COVID EDUCATION Health HEALTH Health and Wellbeing School Social Issues

Coronavirus: Plymouth primary school testing and call for vaccine priority

A Devon headteacher has called for school staff to be prioritised in the race to get the country vaccinated next. Training for the Lateral Flow tests started this week for primary school staff, turning results around in less than an hour. The Government expect staff members to do two tests per week, although optional. The […]

COMMUNITIES COVID EDUCATION

Oldest siblings are struggling to manage pressures of childcare and online schooling during Covid-19

The pressure on oldest daughters providing childcare for their families continue to rise throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Many families are relying on the support provided by the oldest sibling, who are taking on parental responsibilities while parents are working long hours away from home.   During the pandemic these first-born siblings have taken on even more than […]

CHELTENHAM 2020 COMMUNITIES EDUCATION

A 14-year-old boy is helping home-schooling parents across the county from his bedroom in Cheltenham

Home-schooling is hard and these unprecedented times have certainly called for some unprecedented parenting. Jessica Alba admitted in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres to using spy cameras to ensure her children behaved during their Homeschooling lessons, and Ryan Reynolds even launched a new larger bottle of his American Aviation Gin to aide parents through the […]

COVID EDUCATION FOOD & DRINK Health and Wellbeing

#FeedCheltenham network sees increase in demand over half-term

Local campaign #FeedCheltenham have experienced an increase in families relying on support from food banks, churches and charities over half term to make ends meet. During this week school children are on half term, meaning those normally entitled to free school meals may be at risk of going hungry without the extra support. Sarah Avery, […]