Family & Kids

Sunderland Pupils Make Their Move in Dance City Festival
Around 30 boys and girls from a primary school in Sunderland took part in an extra special dance festival following professional lessons by leading North East dance organisation Dance City. Trained dance artist Holly Irving visited St John Bosco Catholic Primary School in Sunderland, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education...
Healthy Heart Tip: Mother’s Day
This Sunday, 27th of March, treat your mum to a luxurious, heart healthy day. It’s important for all mums to remember to take care of their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their families. Here’s a few ways to make the day healthy and special:Breakfast in Bed...
Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun Next Month
FAMILIES CAN LOOK forward to an egg-stra special day out when Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun takes place at Herrington Country Park next month. With a focus on making families healthy and happy, the event on Thursday 14 April, will also feature:Penshaw Bowl, the traditional egg rolling competition SAFC...
Three New Play Parks
WORK is now complete on three new play areas across Coalfields area of the city. New equipment for a range of ages and abilities has now been installed in East Rainton, at Quarry House Lane Play Area and Elemore View Play Area.The new upgraded parks offer swings and see-saws, as...
Students Use Performance Skills to Boost Children’s Health and Wellbeing
A group of Performing Arts students from the University of Sunderland have been using their creative talents to inspire primary school pupils to look after their physical and mental health. The Year 3 students have spent the last two months touring local primary schools as part of the HealthyBods project,...
Virtual Storytelling to Encourage a Love of Reading
A South Tyneside primary school has developed an innovative story-telling idea as it continues to spread excitement and joy about reading across the region. Teachers and pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, have recorded a number of short videos of themselves reading...
Raising awareness of adoption in the North East this winter
This winter, Adopt Coast to Coast is calling on residents in Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding area to find out more about adoption as a way to start or grow their families. Adopt Coast to Coast is a Regional Adoption Agency which brings together the adoption services of Together for...
Sunderland’s ‘Ice’ Christmas Begins This Weekend
ANYONE really wanting to ramp up the Christmas spirit can get their skates on this weekend (Nov 27) as Sunderland’s festive ice rink opens. The rink at Keel Square, which will be covered for the first time, will open this Saturday and will be followed by a full programme of...
the bridges
Hidden treasure, swashbuckling pirates and battling buccaneers will be coming to life in Sunderland next month – in aid of two great causes. The Bridges Shopping Centre is getting behind One Great Day – an annual UK-wide charity fundraising day that supports Great Ormond Street Hospital – on September 5...
The government may have removed our right to gather together, but it could not prevent thousands of people from joining with each other virtually, to remember those who have died. As lockdown and 'social distancing' continue in selected countries, people are having to cope with the death a loved one,...

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