City schools sing for planet Earth

Six songs for planet Earth sung at St.Mary’s in the Lace Market, by 10 Nottingham primary schools, in an afternoon event organised by the Nottingham Music Service (the lead organisation for Nottingham Music Hub; t: @NottMusicHub).
Found our when I bumped into a crocodile of kids from Greenfields from The Meadows walking to the event.
Around 100 parents and carers attended.

Food for Life: Greenfields awarded Gold

A celebration of the end of a two-year phase of Food for Life, aimed at giving primary and secondary school pupils and their families the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to cook, grow and enjoy good quality, affordable food, and to use healthy school meals as a way to improve nutrition for school children.
Greenfields school have reached gold standard.  (I was at a launch event there last year.)
Currently 40 schools have been involved, and I met teams from Our Lady (Bulwell) and St.Augustine’s (Belle Vue).
One of the founders of the project prompted the idea whilst working at a Nottinghashire village school and has recently been recognised by BBC Radio 4 for her influence.

Food for Life awards at Greenfields school

IMG_7218screenshot(530)c0590h Greenfields school Food for Life awards
Recognition for Nottingham City schools catering services, and its efforts to include good local food in the meals they serve.
Recognition too for the caterers at Greenfields school for their work.
Pupils from year 6 showed visitors around the school site, with its award winning garden and feature after feature drawing for the school’s wider aims and being a forest school.
A special day.

Re-opening of Nottingham Midland railway station

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Nottingham Midland railway station was re-opened to celebrate the new interchange, made light and airy with £50 million of investment.
The Lord Mayor, Sheriff and Lilian Greenwood MP attended.
IMG_5338b0132h Nottm Midland reopening ceremony Greenfields IMG_5353b0132h Nottm Midland reopening ceremony Riverside
Kids from Meadows schools, Greenfields and Riverside, attended.
The Countess invited didn’t, after Budgie the helicopter fell ill.