Lollipop Man’s Final Patrol

As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.

Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.

Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.

Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.

A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool. 

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Getting Back to School Safely

Schools and educational settings are reopening this week.

What is the Sheffield City Council doing to help your child’s school  reopen in a way that allows it to function while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) your child’s school will have systems in place to help keep children, staff and their families stay safe  and will have contacted you by email or post to tell you what you need to know before your school reopens.

Returning to School Safely

Clap for Carers returns for a Third Week

 Clap for our Carers

A round of applause around the country

Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,

Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.

Thank you




PPE Crowd Funding

Tapton School is crowd-funding to manufacture plastic face shields for the NHS and other front line care workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tapton schoolThe Design & Technology teachers at Tapton School Academy Trust have begun to make face shields for NHS doctors and nurses.

They need your money to purchase the materials; these are 0.5mm polypropylene sheet and 0.1mm (1 micron) clear acetate, polycarbonate or PVC, to help our front line workers when they need it most during this difficult time.

You can donate via Money gi♡ing

If you are a plastic supplier and are willing to donate these materials then please get in touch via

Thank you in advance.





Coronavirus and School Planning

King Edward VII School will partially close on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 because there is insufficient staff on-site to teach students and to keep children and young people safe due to the Coronavirus.

Year 7, Year 11 and Year 13 students must attend school as normal on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020.

Year 7 students must go to the Upper School site on Glossop Road.

Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 12 students must stay at home until further notice. Students must continue with their studies and learning while away from School by accessing work via the MLE, Show My Homework and other School online learning platforms.





Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is chosen as a Co-op Local Community

Whirlow Coop

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, they’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Sheffield.

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is raising funds to support the costs of running their education programmes on their working farm. It costs over £1million each year to run their charity and provide educational visits for children and young people. They have specialist programmes to help children and young people with additional learning needs and/or struggling with their mental health. They work with primary and secondary age children as well as those over sixteen.Whirlow Lamb

Their mission is to ensure there is a place in education for every child.

To help them raise vital funds, they’ll be relying on Co-op members. When a member buys selected products or services from the Co-op they earn a 5% reward for themselves, with a further 1% for local causes like Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

The Co-op is looking to support organisations that make a difference in their local communities by protecting & improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills or promoting health and well-being.

Co-op members can choose Whirlow Hall Farm Trust as their local cause by visiting They really hope that people will visit the website and donate their 1% to the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

If you’re not a member and would like to support them, you can join at your local store or online

When a community comes together they’re able to achieve great things, so they hope you can help promote their project.







TONIGHT, TUESDAY 10TH MARCH 2020spring concert poster March 2020
7pm – 9pm
Everyone Welcome!!
King Edwards VII School
Spring Music Concert
Upper School Hall
Glossop Road S10 2PW
£5 Adults – £3 Children/Concessions


Our Planet Matters to the pupils at   Lydgate Junior School

As part of the Lydgate Junior School’s work as a Rights Respecting School, each year they launch a campaign to raise awareness about a particular issue.

In 2017 they campaigned to make the crossing outside their school safer and in 2018 they took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign. This year, their campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in their school, their homes, in the local community and in their city.

Although learning about this issue in their PSHE lessons and aiming to become a Plastic Clever School. they also felt the need to take action so that their campaign results in not only increased awareness of the issue but a change in the way their use (or preferably don’t use!) plastics to show their commitment to their campaign on Thursday May 23rd, the whole school carried posters and banners on an awareness raising march from their school on Shore Lane up Selborne Road through the Shopping precinct and back down Manchester Road.

Tapton Plastics
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In addition to the march, all the children across the whole school wrote letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics. To ensure their campaign has maximum impact, they are aiming to involve as many people as their can…..and this includes you! They would be grateful if you could find the time to read and respond to the letters enclosed from some of their children. It would mean the world to them if you could reply in some way to acknowledge their letters. Email:

Letters:-  Eve and Esme, Georgina and AliciaJacob and LewisMegan and Poppy W