Leigh on Sea News - kids

Young readers can become environmental champions at Southend Libraries this summer

Children can become Wild World Heroes this summer by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021 at their local library.

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FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT: Southend Fostering Service needs local heroes to help transform lives

As part of Foster Care Fortnight (11-23 May), Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Fostering Service are searching for much-needed local heroes to become foster carers.

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94% attendance for first week back at school after lockdown

94 per cent of primary and secondary school children in Southend-on-Sea returned to the classroom last week following the easing of national Covid-19 restrictions.

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Story Telling adventure for World Book Day

Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.

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Holiday opportunities for eligible school children and young people in Southend-on-Sea

Local children’s and young people’s charities, providers and schools are being asked to get involved with a holiday activity scheme for eligible children and young people in Southend-on-Sea.

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Vulnerable children have Christmas to remember thanks to kind donations

Over 1,400 vulnerable children had a Christmas present to open on the big day, thanks to the incredible generosity of local residents and businesses.

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Toy Drive: There’s still time to donate

Council elves have been hard at work coordinating and wrapping gifts for the council’s annual Toy Drive to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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Family things to do this Half Term and Halloween

Here at Leigh on sea.com we have put together some things to do in Essex and places to visit with your kids this October...

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Different route for 2020 Toy Drive

With Christmas fast approaching (yes, really), in a year none of us could have anticipated, the council’s annual Toy Drive is set to launch this month to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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A slice of Italy for Little Havens children

Children supported by a local hospice have had a little slice of Italy brought into their homes thanks to technology and the support of a local business.

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Most Popular Baby Names in Southend Released

The Office of National Statistics has recently released the most popular names given to boys and girls in 2019.

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“I can’t wait to see my friends” – campaign reassures parents about going back to school

A campaign to reassure parents about children going back to school in September has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Young people to take to the skies in exciting new project

Young people in south Essex are set to take to the skies in a glider as part of an exciting summer activity aimed at increasing engagement in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Libraries Digital Summer Reading Challenge

The libraries’ annual summer reading challenge is set to go ahead digitally this year as libraries across the town remain open for click and collect services.

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Students at Our Lady of Lourdes take part in Viral Dance

Children and teachers at a local primary school in Leigh-on-Sea took part in a whole school socially distanced dance this week with the video going viral on Facebook.

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Leigh girl donates £4,000 to local children’s hospice after winning art competition

A 10-year-old girl from Leigh is donating £4,000 to Little Havens Hospice after winning in a charity art competition held by her mother’s work place.

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Autism Awareness Week: A parent’s journey

Being a parent can be challenging for anyone, but having a child with special needs adds another layer of stress and anxiety unimaginable until you have experienced it.

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Young ballet dancers required for Cliffs Pavilion production of Giselle

100 young ballet dancers will be required for a professional production of Giselle at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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£2 million invested into Adventure Island for summer 2019

Southend's leisure attraction given £2 million upgrade.

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Thing's to do this half term!

It feels like the kids only just went back to school after Easter and now May half term is already upon us. Do not fear, I have plenty of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained.

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