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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters:- Eve and Esme, Georgina and AliciaJacob and LewisMegan and Poppy W
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Stephen Hill Methodist Church
547 Manchester Rd, Sheffield S10 5PL Tele: 0114 230 5676
THIS THURSDAY 6TH FRIDAY 7TH SATURDAY 8TH
10am to 12noon
Tombola Books and many many items to Buy
Come along and enjoy coffee biscuits and a slice of cake, whilst bagging yourself a bargain!
There’s still time for you to enter one of the Crosspool Festival competitions to showcase your creativity in the areas of art, photography, cake making and biscuit decorating
Entries for the Art and Photography Competition can be handed in at Cocker and Carr Estate Agents, 11-13 Sandygate Rd, Sheffield S10 5NG Tele: 0114 268 7777, any time before 5pm, Friday 28th June.
Entries for the cakes and biscuits Competition must be handed in at St Columba’s Church, 503 Manchester Rd, Sheffield S10 5PL, Tele: 0114 267 0006 on Tuesday 2nd July between 7 & 8 pm, or Wednesday morning 3rd July between 9 &10 am.
The odd shower didn’t deter the twenty-five volunteer Crosspool community litter pickers, including a team from our local Spar, from recovering eighteen full bags of litter from our local streets.
Taking centre stage this month, the hero of the day was 5 years old Daniel, who with the help of his mom, managed to bag the most litter. A big Thanks to all this month’s helpers
June 2019 Litter Pick
If you are interested in being part of future litter picks, turn up outside Archers Estate Agents in the Crosspool precinct at 10am on the First Saturday of the month. All bags and litter picking utensils will be provided.
For more information email: Anne.Murphy@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk
Runners return up Coldwell Lane
Tomorrow Tuesday 28th May, 8pm, the 3¼ miles long, with 800 feet of climb, annual Hallam Chase Fell Race, organised by Hallamshire Harriers and hosted by Hallam Cricket Club, takes place.
Runners set off from Hallam Football/Cricket Club’s Sandygate ground at 8pm, go down Den Bank through the Rivelin Valley and up Tofts Lane to Stannington Church gates, before returning by the same route.
This heritage related event goes back as far as 1862.
The current record time of 19 minutes 42 seconds was set in 1968 by Trevor Wright.
Find out more on the Hallam Chase and Hallamshire Harriers website