Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 127: Friday 28th February 2020
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 127: Friday 28th February 2020.
Live storytelling session on World Book Day for London schools for age 4-7 year olds
To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, 5 March 2020, Thrive LDN - the citywide movement to improve mental health - will be live streaming an immersive storytelling performance of the children’s book Ruby’s Worry to all primary schools in London.
Ruby’s Worry, a picture book written by Tom Percival, features on the Reading Agency’s reading well booklist to support children's mental health and wellbeing. The immersive performance is designed to help parents, carers and education staff have early conversations about mental health and identity with children from a young age.
The live performance of Ruby’s Worry will be broadcast at 2pm on Thursday, 5 March from the Tramshed Theatre, Greenwich, to the Thrive LDN website: www.thriveldn.co.uk/livestorytelling.
We are inviting London’s primary schools to get children aged between 4-7 years old involved in the interactive session, alongside parents and carers, by playing the live broadcast in assembly halls or classrooms. The session will mix a live performance of the book with craft work. Previous participants, including parents and teachers, have said they found the sessions extremely helpful and enlightening.
How you can support the live storytelling session
· We hope that you can help share the information about the live storytelling session to primary schools in your ward across digital channels.
· You may wish to directly contact a primary school within your elected area of East Ham Central Ward to encourage them to participate, and then join the live streamed performance session on World Book Day.
To help aid with this, please download a communications pack for tips and guidance on how to share your support for the initiative across various channels.
Full details about the event are available on our website at www.thriveldn.co.uk/livestorytelling. If you would like any further information about this initiative or anything else related to Thrive LDN, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Transition Meeting 19 March 2020 4.30pm at The Cumberland School
The next Science Transition meeting will take place on 19 March at 4.30pm at The Cumberland School.
see the attached the agenda items.
The technician would like to demonstrate some practicals and if there is a particular practical you would like to see please let Ahad know.
This meeting is open to primary and secondary colleagues.
Please mail email@example.com to confirm your attendance.
Free 3D photography Training delivered by the Museum of London
This is a wonderful free all day course that will teach students and adults how to make 3D photographs through the digitisation of images. It is offered as part of the 'Passing the Flame' London Stadium Learning project funded by the Heritage Lottery. It aims to capture and preserve the memorabilia of athletes who represented GB at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Attendees can bring in their own artefacts and use their own devices to take the skills back into the classroom. It is running Tuesday 31st March from 10-3.30 and is aimed at students (14+) and teachers. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 02085226128 for more information or to book a place. Spaces are limited.
Coronavirus –UPDATED Advice for all early years’ providers, schools and further education. New PHE campaign for Covid 19 & Newham Update
The New PHE campaign for Covid 19 started on Monday 17th February 2020 –
- The campaign focuses on the importance of hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitiser, throughout the day and advise catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue before binning and washing hands.
The advice continues to direct anyone arriving back from specified areas to follow the returning traveller advice. The public are advised to visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus for further information and to check the list of affected areas.
- For the most recent Guidance on COVID-19: guidance for educational settings go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
- For guidance across various sectors see : https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-guidance-for-non-clinical-settings-and-the-public. *The transport link has a useful graphic on handwashing technique which may also be helpful.
You may also find the following blogs and main update GOV.UK page useful.
Contact tracing: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/13/expert-interview-what-is-contact-tracing/
General FAQs – https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/
*See the attachment from Newham - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) London Borough of Newham Update
*You can also download the NHS poster (below)