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Castle Bromwich & District Lions are hoping that young volunteers between the ages of 11-18 on February 21st 2013 will share with them their experiences of how community service improves lives and localities. Young people are asked to describe how their efforts have made a difference either to the environment or to the lives of people living in their community. The choice of how to share the experience is down to the young volunteer, but some suggestions are that it could be via a youtube video, flickr slide show, poetry, rap, a website, a scrapbook or what ever form the young person chooses. All participants will be entered into the Roy White Memorial Trophy, an annual competition hosted by the Lions Clubs of District 105M. The winning participant will receive a trophy to hold for a year, together with a replica which is theirs to keep, a suitable voucher for £25 and a cheque for £100 for their nominated charity.
A spokesperson for Castle Bromwich Lions said that young people often receive bad press, but the vast amount of voluntary service they do in the community goes unreported. The aim of the award is to highlight the positive activities undertaken by the majority of young people and to share experiences.
For more details contact Castle Bromwich & District Lions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or vis the contact form on their website.
|Posted on September 23, 2010 at 4:21 AM||comments (0)|
Do you know what the Vikings used for soap or whether Magpie Pie won a Good Food competition during the Blitz? If so, you could win a family ticket to see author Terry Deary in Solihull.
The creator of the Horrible Histories books is bringing his Blitzed Brits roadshow to the Solihull Arts Complex on Tuesday 19 October at 7.30pm and Solihull Libraries have a family ticket – two adults and two children – to give away.
All you need to do to enter is pick up an entry form from your local library and answer the six Horrible questions.
The winners and two runners up will also win some Horrible History books, notebooks and a fridge magnet.
Terry’s show, which marks the 70th anniversary of the Blitz, will look at life in the 1940s through story, song, video, archive footage and drama.
He will thread stories of humour and heartbreak through the story of his new book ‘Put out the Light’ in a show that will change your view of World War II.
Terry has written more than 200 books for young people - including the Horrible Histories series - delivering history in a light hearted, yet educational way that appeals to children. More recently the Horrible Histories series has been launched as a television series on CBBC.
The competition to win tickets closes on Thursday 30 September and winners will be announced by Friday 8 October. If you’re not successful but still want to got to the show, you can book tickets – priced at £15 (£10 child, £40 family) – by calling the Box Office on 0121 704 6962.
For more information about the competition, contact Solihull Children’s Library Services on 0121 704 6984.
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The catering team at Park Hall Academy, Castle Bromwich, received the West Midlands Catering Award for ‘Best Secondary School Catering Team’ for their hard work promoting the importance of eating well and having a healthy lifestyle.
The team, headed by Kim Elliot, has seen their hard work pay off with more pupils opting for healthier meals, as well as getting involved in more physical activities at the Academy.Food is an important subject at the Academy, who have set up a group called CHEF – Council for Healthy Eating and Food in school. CHEF is made up of pupils, school staff and caterers and regularly works together to promote health, nutrition and well-being.
Over the last year there has also been a 10% increase in the Academy’s free meal provision, which has been helped by promoting awareness to those pupils entitled to them.