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Appalled at considerations to making the swearing of allegiance to Queen compulsory

How appalling that the government is considering making the swearing of allegiance to Queen and Country a compulsory event for all teenagers.

2016-10-25 18:22:06
At the 3DOM Festival...

On Sunday 28th August 2005 the 3DOM Festival returned to Devonshire Green.

2016-10-25 17:30:21
Events October 2005

Various events in and around Burngreave during October 2005.

2016-10-25 17:22:47
Ofsted registered Childcare Providers

Details of Ofsted registered Childcare Providers, valid October 2005.

2016-10-25 17:16:52
Sure Start Event

Sure Start is hosting a special opening ceremony for their new Children’s Centre on Spital Street.

2016-10-25 16:41:02
Summer soccer schools

BSN thought it was time that local young people developed their talent, and All Saints’ Soccer School is still running.

2016-10-25 16:25:09
Football tournaments

BSN under 18, 16 and under 14 football tournaments got off to a great start with teams from all over the city especially Burngreave. Altogether there were ten teams out there competing against each other.

2016-10-25 16:19:53
Football for ladies and girls

Football for ladies and girls

2016-10-25 16:17:09
Celebrating our heritage

“I wanted to join the Multiple-Heritage Service because I wanted people to understand my background and help other children not be ashamed of who they are.” That was the view of young committee member Danny Brand, who is part of, arguably Sheffield’s youngest Management Committee – the Sheffield Multiple-Heritage Service (SMHS).

2016-10-25 13:46:02
Report Back

BNDfC report back on the Partnership Board meeting held Wednesday 31st May 2006 with updates on the BCAT Project, Streetworx project and on the outcome of discussions at the Community Engagement Board Focus meeting.

2016-10-25 13:10:26
Summer Family Fun Day

186th Sheffield Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Fundraising event.

2016-10-25 11:41:59
Young Savers

Pitsmoor Credit Union (PCU) has seen around sixty young people at Firs Hill School join its Young Savers scheme, since its launch in April.

2016-10-25 11:40:24
Children’s achievements applauded

Applause rang from the University’ Octagon Centre as it hosted this year’s BNDfC Burngreave Children’s Education Achievement Awards on Wednesday 1st March 2006.

2016-10-25 04:48:06
Ellesmere at 10

It seems strange to think of our area 10 years ago, before Ellesmere Children’s Centre (ECC), and other prominent childcare facilities like the Black Women’s Resource Centre.

2016-10-25 04:44:28
Passion for boxing

Muhssen Nasser, a 19-year-old welterweight (class) boxer has been professional since he turned 18 last year. Having grown up on Lopham Street in Burngreave, Muhssen has always held a strong interest in the sport and boxed as an amateur from the age of 12.

2016-10-25 04:41:58
Burngreave Area Panel

The view from the school

Six months ago, we reported on how local children and students from Burngreave were getting on at school. We said that the Area Panel was going to discuss these findings with local schools and see how successes could be maintained, and any difficulties could be overcome.

2016-10-25 04:09:54
Miss Sheffield – Burngreave Contestant

Sarah-Jane Madden is one of over 200 entrants into this year’s Miss Sheffield competition. She is 21 and is currently in her third year at Sheffield Hallam University studying psychology.

2016-10-25 03:28:56
President Kevin

A Burngreave resident has been awarded a rather impressive position. Kevin Christopher Jones, aged 20, is the Methodist Youth President for 2005–06, a post which has been running for ten years.

2016-10-25 03:24:50
Focus on exclusion

The facts around exclusions in Burngreave are complex. There were fewer exclusions of secondary pupils in Burngreave last year than in previous years but primary school exclusions in Burngreave are three times the city average.

2016-10-25 02:58:35
No change on childcare decisions

A recent New Deal Partnership Board focus meeting on Childcare made no commitment to reverse the decision to end funding for voluntary sector childcare projects in the area.

2016-10-25 02:37:32
Youth drop-in

The New Deal Community Engagement Team have set up a youth drop-in centre within the New Deal Information Shop on Spital Hill.

2016-10-24 21:06:47
New playground for Osgathorpe Park

Local residents from Friends of Osgathorpe Park have successfully fundraised to get a brand new toddler and junior playground installed. Since local children opened the playground in April, it has been non-stop play.

2016-10-24 21:04:54
Mr Jolly

After a disappointing result last season, coach of Burngreave under 7s football team, Rob Jolly, is hoping to recruit more players to the squad.

2016-10-24 20:56:05
Pitsmoor Girls

Burngreave’s under 11s girls football team have just completed their first season.

2016-10-24 20:51:26
Earl Marshall Under 9s

Earl Marshall Juniors FC, our locally based under 9s football team, have just finished their second season together, finishing 9th in the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League Y Division.

2016-10-24 20:49:26
Kelham Island kids

The Scope Partnership Project was a partnership between Pye Bank School and Kelham Island Museum to involve children in the development and design of new exhibits for the museum’s Science Learning Zone. It is the first time this type of project has taken place, not just at Kelham Island, but nationally.

2016-10-24 20:36:56
Playground delays

New Deal confirmed that the new building planned for Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is the only project put on hold due to budget cuts.

2016-10-24 20:30:14
Sheffield Champions

Burngreave Saints under 8s football team have had a spectacular season, coming top of their league. They remained unbeaten for all 20 games played against 10 teams from across Sheffield.

2016-10-24 20:04:24
Youth Project

The Somali Youth Project offers a wide range of activities for young people.

2016-10-24 17:59:23
Novel initiatives hit the right notes

School children in Burngreave are becoming budding bookworms. Four primary schools and the local library each held a book fair where every child could pick up two free books of their choice.

2016-10-24 17:46:59
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts

At the Scout and Guide hut on Holtwood Road, Brownies have been holding meetings for many years and our Rainbow unit reopened in December 2003. Now a new Guide unit is starting on 13th April 2005.

2016-10-24 17:25:40
Mural Celebration

On Tuesday 15th February Osgathorpe Park unveiled its multicultural mural displayed on the brickwork of Firvale Youth Centre – Osgathorpe Park Pavilion.

2016-10-24 17:22:07
Creative Burngreave

Creative Burngreave’s 2004–05 grant scheme funded sixteen arts projects ranging from theatre and film to photography and dance.

2016-10-24 17:16:04
Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Under 7s, Under 8s and Under 9s results and fixtures January – April 2005

2016-10-24 16:47:39
Exciting workshops for half term

Cartoon workshop with Edgar Lowman, creator of George & Brian© Open to Burngreave residents of all ages Tuesday 25th October 10am – 12 noon

Film making workshop with Martin Currie of Cheap Thrills Zero Budget Film Festival For Burngreave young people aged 11 – 18 Thursday 27th October 10am – 1pm

2016-10-12 15:48:17
Exciting workshops for Autumn Half term

Join the Burngreave Messenger for FREE sessions at Abbeyfield Park House! Cartoon workshop with Edgar Lowman, creator of George & Brian© Open to Burngreave residents of all ages Tuesday 25th October 10am – 12 noon

Film making workshop with Martin Currie of Cheap Thrills Zero Budget Film Festival For Burngreave young people aged 11 – 18 Thursday 27th October 10am – 1pm

2016-10-12 15:33:24
Parkwood Springs 1st October events

On Saturday 1st October Ziggy Senkans, from the Council's Ecology Unit, will be leading a walk exploring the plants and wildlife of the heathland. It will now set off from the car park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road at 1pm.

on the the same day Sheffield Schools Cross-Country races will be taking place on Parkwood Springs.

2016-09-19 08:59:56
Lantern Festival procession

An evening lantern procession for everyone

Meet at 5.30pm in the field by the Car-park at Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road – Easy-going walk through the woods to the view point and back to the field


2-5pm on Sundays – 25th September, 2nd and 9th October

Burngreave Cemetery Chapel, Melrose Road S3 9DN

2016-09-09 12:24:35
Scrap Dragon: A new scrapstore in Burngreave

Creative Re-Use Centre 204 Verdon Street, Sheffield S3 9QS.

A scrapstore provides waste materials sourced mostly from local companies and businesses and makes it available to members at a low cost.

Opening August 2016 Saturdays 10am – 1pm Extended opening from September 2016

For more information please email Scrap Dragon at or telephone 0114 272 0615

2016-08-18 06:49:17
Willowbeck Summer Fair

Willowbeck Summer Fair

95 Holywell Road Sheffield S4 8AR

2.00- 4.30pm, 3rd September 2016

All welcome

2016-08-17 13:49:13
Burngreave Hullaballoo

Join us for food, fun, festivities Saturday 3rd September, 12-7pm, in Abbeyfield Park

2016-08-10 13:05:18
Vacancy for Volunteer Development Worker (Early years)

Vacancy for volunteer Development worker (Early years).Part time (30 hours) flexible hours Salary: £18,453 – £19,621 pro rata 8% pension contribution Permanent subject to funding. 25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays. Closing date for applications is: Monday 15th August 2016 (Midday 12.00)

2016-08-03 01:03:49
Children's activities at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre

Summer children's activities comeencin 1st August 2016 at Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre (in the Sheffield College Building) Earl Marshall Road S4 8LB. 0114 243 4340.

2016-07-31 10:40:56
Future of Junior chess in Burngreave

Chess events this summer: Burngreave Library, 10.00am on 30th July 2016.

2016-07-26 12:29:58
Welcome to Pitsmoor-on-Sea

School holiday theme at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2016-07-26 11:58:37
The future of junior chess in Burngreave?

The future of junior chess in Burngreave

2016-07-22 14:08:21
News from our local councillors

news from local councillors including sponsorship of the new Pye Bank Academy.

2016-07-22 13:51:13
On a musical note

Music at Owler Brook School

2016-07-22 13:39:36
Acts of kindness

Pupils at Owler Brook raise money for Syrian refugees.

2016-07-22 13:28:48
Pye Bank careers week

Details of Pye Bank school careers' week

2016-07-22 13:21:28
Page sponsored by Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

Sheffield City Council’s Healthy Communities Programme

2016-07-22 12:29:06
Ramadan's plan

People talk about Ramadan.

2016-07-22 12:24:56
Back to the Blitz

Children from Whiteways and Owler Brook schools learned about the hardships of life during the Sheffield Blitz which killed over 2,000 people in December 1940.

2016-07-21 17:43:42
Summer holiday events at Burngreave Library

Details of events for young people including Shakespeare Showtime, Short poems and Junior Chess Club.

2016-07-21 11:03:09
Design the Burngreave library logo

Competition for under 18's. Closing date 1st September 2016.

2016-07-21 10:55:02
Sports at Wensley Park

Sports at Wensley Park with DE Sportz and dance. 25th- 29th July.

2016-07-20 17:17:24
Girls Football Camp

Girls Football Camp at Goals Soccer Centre, 19 Norfolk Park Road, S2 2RU. For ages 11-16.

2016-07-20 17:10:16
Burngreave Children's Centre Fun Activities

Burngreave Children's Centre: Fun Activities on 25th July, Children's activities and information stalls on 24th August.

2016-07-20 17:02:30
Local Scout groups

Details of meetings of Ellesmere Scouts and 205th Sheffield Scouts

2016-07-20 16:51:34
Basketball scrummage

1) All Saints Youth Centre, Lyons Close, S4 7EP.

3.00-5.00pm. on 20,22,25,27 July and 1,8,10,15,17 August.


6.00pm-8.00pm 19,21,26 July and 1,2,8,9,15,16 August

2)Youth Club at Grimesthorpe Community Centre, Holywell Road,S8 8BE

3.30pm- 5.30pm. 26 July and 2,9,16 August

3) Earl Marshall Youth Clubs at Owler Lane S4 8GB

6.00pm – 8.00pm. 20,22,25,27 July and 5,12,1 August. (Ages 13- 18)

6.00pm – 8.00pm. 21,26 July and 9,11,18 August. (Ages 8- 12)

4) Osgathorpe pavilllion Youth Club

8,25 July and 1,8, 15 August (Ages 13- 18)

For more information,contact 0114 201 8600.

2016-07-19 12:39:17
Ice Sheffield

Ice skating sessions for girls only. For Ages 11-25. 15th August 2016. 9.00- 12.00

2016-07-19 11:37:45
Watoto Holiday Club

Watoto Holiday Club, Catherine Street, 18th- 29th July 2016. 9.00am- 3.00pm. 0114 275 1817. £3.30 per hour.

2016-07-19 11:26:38

Events at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground every Tuesday- Saturday until 3rd September 2016

2016-07-19 11:19:17
SADACCA Women's group- Family Fun Day

SADACCA Women's group- Family Fun Day. Saturday, 13th August 2016. 12.00-7.00pm. At SADACCA, 48 the Wicker, S3 8JB

2016-07-13 10:52:44
Baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre. Every Tuesday. 12.30pm – 2.00pm. Burngreave Children’s Centre, 19 Spital Street, Sheffield S3 9LB

2016-07-12 15:56:44
Job Vacancy: Learning mentor at Firshill School

Job vacancy for learning mentor at Firshill School.Grade 5 pro rata. Full time (37 hours), permanent. Deadline 13th July 2016

2016-06-30 19:52:51
Pasta party

New Covenant Church has started holding monthly parties with family fun.

2016-06-11 15:37:37
Past Times- chess at the Limes

Chess page.

2016-06-11 15:22:10
Sheffield City Council: Your local area

News from Burngreave councillors

2016-06-11 15:02:59
Owler Brook pupils get passionate about litter

Owler Brook School's anti litter campaign.

2016-06-11 11:18:22
Creative St Catherine's

St Catherine's school: trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and work on earthquakes

2016-06-11 11:12:38
Fir Vale "Outcomes" Award

Fir Vale school has won an SSAT Educational Outcomes award.

2016-06-11 11:06:18
Playground Utopia

Utopia project at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2016-06-11 08:32:56
Maali FC - The new team on the block

Maali FC team was launched at Verdon St Recreation centre.

2016-06-11 07:27:03
Hidden gems at the library

Recent events at Burngreave Library.

2016-06-08 20:27:40
New black belts

Pilsung Taekwondo class win four black belts.

2016-06-08 19:37:30
Fun for kids at Cubs

Cub scouts activities

2016-06-08 19:32:47
Furnival flavours

Fundraiser for the Cellar Space at the Furnival.

2016-06-08 19:25:29
Youth Network is back

Youth Network is back

2016-06-08 17:07:45
Open day at the Healthy Living Centre

Open day at the Healthy Living Centre on 11th July 2016. 10.00 am -2.00 pm

2016-06-08 15:36:29
Job Vacancy for Play Leader

Job vacancy for play leader at Pitsmoor playground. Level 3 NJC SCP 24-26 30 hours per week 5 play sessions per week Starting NJC SCP 24 (£21530) Actual salary £17,439

Applications, along with equal opportunities information, should be submitted by the end of Monday 27th June 2016. Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 4th July 2016.

2016-06-08 08:49:15
June 2016 news

June 2016 news and information

2016-06-08 08:39:10
Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

Burngreave Ward Children's design a sign competition

2016-05-18 09:34:32
Family Activity Day at Verdon Recreation Centre

Family Activity day 2nd June at Verdon Recreation Centre. 12.00 – 4.00pm.

2016-05-15 11:01:34
"I sparkle in colour" event at Ellesmere Children's Centre

Special event at Ellesmere Children's Centre. 12.00 -7.00 pm. 4th June 2016.

2016-05-15 08:29:57
Job vacancy: Minibus driver

Details of job vacancy for a minibus driver. Grade 2 (£13,872- 15523 pro rata). Deadline for applications 2nd May 2016

2016-04-27 11:14:57
Job vacancy for youth workers

Job vacancy for two youth workers. Place of work: PACA Centre, 127 Page Hall Road, Sheffield, S4 8GU Hours: 20 per week Remuneration: £13,000 per annum

2016-04-20 16:33:24
Craft session at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Craft session at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2016-04-20 11:04:10
Shakespeare showtime 3

Library volunteers facilitated a Shakespeare performance by local children

2016-04-19 19:34:22
Shakespeare showtime 2

Library volunteers organised a performance of Macbreth

2016-04-19 19:29:05
Shakespeare Showtime

At Burngreave library two library volunteers Sam and Erica organised a production of Macbeth.

2016-04-19 19:23:33
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground wins Community Award

Pitsmoor Adventure playground has won a Burngreave Community Award.

2016-04-02 08:29:46
New secondary school for Burngreave approved

Plans to build a new secondary school in Burngreave have been approved by Sheffield City Council to meet the growing demand for school places.

2016-04-01 15:50:15
Moving to England: my new experiences

Our new work experience placement tells us about himself

2016-04-01 15:14:19
Pupils learn how to stay safe online

Pupils at Oasis Academy Fir Vale took part in workshops aimed at staying safe online.

2016-04-01 14:57:30
All Saints Youth Club: more to be done

The All Saints Youth Club on Lyons Close provides a warm and welcoming environment for young people in the area, with pool tables and table tennis as well as access to an outside grass area.

2016-04-01 14:45:43
Calling all young people!

Burngreave Messenger is offering training sessions in writing for our community newspaper.

2016-04-01 14:40:36
St Catherine’s book about the Romans

Y3 pupils at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School created a book from their studies about the Romans.

2016-04-01 12:20:10
St Catherine’s in fishy business

Dozens of fish were released in to the Porter Brook in Endcliffe Park by pupils from St Catherine’s Catholic primary school with help from the River Stewardship Company.

2016-04-01 10:38:35
Chess in Burngreave

In Burngreave, though chess might not quite have the profile of some other sports and activities, it is widely played – and, as we’ll see in future articles, it goes back quite a long way in the area.

2016-04-01 10:22:03
Somerset Park opens

Catherine Street Open Space has beenreopened and renamed as Somerset Park.

2016-04-01 10:06:45
New Fir Vale primary needs improvement

Ofsted inspectors say new Fir Vale primary needs improvement.

2016-04-01 10:03:12
Golden times at Pye Bank

Jessica Ennis Hill and Nicola Adams meet the pupils at Pye Bank School.

2016-03-31 21:41:28
Drama at the library

Burngreave Library’s Marcia Layne wrote a play performed by Hidden Gems Productions at Sorby House on 14th March,

2016-03-31 19:58:45
Firth Park Festival

The local volunteer committee who run the Firth Park Summer Funday really need your help to include more local people, families, talent and businesses from the area, including Pitsmoor and Burngreave

2016-03-31 18:59:16
Disability Football Development Officer vacancy

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA would like to invite applications from suitably qualified people to increase football participation for people with a disability aged 12 years plus

2016-03-22 15:23:22
Community clean up your street

A regular weekly community litter pick is planned for Earl Marshal and Whiteways Roads

2016-03-16 07:55:51
World Book Day at Burngreave Library 4th March 2016

World book day event at Burngreave Library on 4th March 2016.

2016-03-01 19:22:05
Friends of Burngreave Library discussion workshop

Friends of Burngreave Library steering group

2016-02-20 07:45:52
Prince's Trust training for employment

Prince's Trust training for employment in hospitality session.

2016-02-13 12:00:34
Winter Fair Clun Street

The KidzFunZone Winter Fair is on Saturday 6th February at Clun St

2016-02-03 16:14:53
Invitation to a meeting at Burngreave Library

Invitation to a meeting of the Friends of Burngreave Library

2016-02-03 10:50:12
Wensley Community event

Community event on 15th February at Wensley Green

2016-02-02 07:35:59
Chinese New Year Parade

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground are putting on a parade for Chinese new year on Wed 10th February

2016-01-28 18:07:30
Activity Sheffield: Multisports at Lyons St

Details of free multisport sessions at Lyons Street.

2016-01-28 07:18:38
Activity Sheffield: Multisports at Earl Marshall

Detils of free multisports session at Earl Marshall recreation ground.

2016-01-28 07:11:07
Activity Sheffield: Football

Football coaching, kickabouts and matches. Free at Fir Vale Secondary School Sports centre.

2016-01-27 18:42:21
Vacancy for Cleaner at Firs Hill School (9 months)

A vacancy for a cleaner at Firs Hill Community Primary School. Grade SCP8. £13871 per annum pro rata. (£7.85 per hour) 14 hours per week. Closing date for applications 5.2.2016. Interviews: week commencing 22.2.2016.

2016-01-26 16:41:52
Lilian Bamforth

Memories of Lilian Bamforth by Gabriel Kaden Jacobs

2016-01-13 10:58:08
Boxing in the chapel

Ali Hamed has converted a derelict chapel in Burngreave Cemetery into the ABC Boxing gym.

2016-01-13 09:14:00
Celebrating achievement at Fir Vale

Fir Vale School's presentation evening

2016-01-12 16:52:26
The library comes to life

Storytelling and volunteering at the library

2016-01-12 15:53:37
Eden by candlelight

Eden Fir Vale organised a lantern parade around the Page Hall/Wensley area.

2016-01-12 15:26:32
Rosebank carols

Children from Pye bank sing carols at Rosebank.

2016-01-12 15:22:42
Ellesmere Youth Volunteers

Ellesmere Youth Volunteers hold their AGM.

2016-01-12 14:46:07
Brand new to Byron Wood

Gabriel moves to Sheffield and makes new friends at Byron Wood School.

2016-01-12 14:33:03
Musical Macbeth

Pye Bank Primary School stage a musical version of Macbeth.

2016-01-12 14:28:54
Building learning power

An exciting creative project at Whiteways and Owler Brook Schools.

2016-01-12 14:23:53
The true meaning of Jihad

Muslim Youth league sisters organised a peace seminar.

2016-01-12 14:15:49
Greentop reaches out

Greentop Community Circus involves local people.

2016-01-12 14:11:28
Sheffield Roma network

Details of Sheffield Roma network

2016-01-12 14:07:14
Whiteways Winter fayre

Winter fayre at Whiteways school

2016-01-12 14:02:04
Safety first at Byron Wood

Byron Wood School is raising road safety awareness.

2016-01-12 13:56:21
Firs Hill falls back into special measures

Firs Hill School has gone into special measures.

2016-01-12 13:51:15
Crabtree Ponds get a makeover

New railings with artwork made by students at Longley Park Sixth Form College have been installed at Crabtree Ponds.

2016-01-12 13:46:42
Litter picking wins prizes!

A litter pick will become a regular event in Page Hall with prizes for those taking part.

2016-01-12 13:01:27
Beacons lit up

Parkwood Springs lantern festival.

2016-01-12 12:34:18
New year, new funds for Burngreave

Good news of new funding for Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Burngreave messenger.

2016-01-12 12:11:38
Baby Group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Details of baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre.

2016-01-09 07:04:19
The week at Burngreave Children's Centre

Weekly timetable for Burngreave Children's centre

2016-01-08 19:44:40
Young Steps

Young Steps at Burngreave Children's Centre

2015-12-14 19:24:49
Ellesmere Youth Project AGM

Details of EYP AGM

2015-11-25 08:02:48
Whiteways Winter Fayre

Details of Whiteways Winter fayre 11.12.2015

2015-11-23 16:26:17
Free course for parents and carers of 3-5 year olds

A free course for parents and carers of 3-5 year olds.

2015-11-04 19:08:41
New Primary and Secondary school places

Council information on new school programme

2015-10-28 16:11:07
Doctor Bike

help with bike repairs at Adventure playground

2015-10-23 09:09:02
Fire and road safety roadshow

Fire and road safety roadshow at Tesco 24.10.15.

2015-10-23 09:03:14
Employment drop in sessions

Employment drop in sessions at Burngreave Childrens Centre

2015-10-19 10:38:50
Firth Park Winter Wonderland 2015

Details of Winter Wonderland event at Firth Park

2015-10-15 09:08:49
Halloween 2015 at Firth Park

Halloween 2015 at Firth Park activities

2015-10-15 08:57:23
Halloween 2015 at Firth Park

Halloween 2015 at Firth Park activities

2015-10-15 08:57:19
Stop the Rot

Information on dental hygiene

2015-10-07 10:04:23
Fir Vale Methodists

Fir Vale Methodists' activities

2015-10-07 09:13:42
Congratulations Doctor Curtis

Sharon Curtis of Ellesemere Childrens centre has been awarded a doctorate.

2015-10-07 09:07:31
Firs Hill Fun Day

Firs Hill School Fun Day

2015-10-06 19:37:44
Whiteways fundraiser

Whiteways Primary School held a fundraising event in aid of the crises in Nepal and Yemen.

2015-10-06 19:34:46
Cellar Space

The Cellar Space provides a therapeutic environment for young people who have been unable to engage with mainstream education.

2015-10-06 17:09:16
Oak Tree Stars

Oak Tree High School's 2015 results

2015-10-06 17:05:45
A great year at Fir Vale Scool

2015 Results from Fir Vale school

2015-10-06 17:02:06
A Japanese jamboree

After a year of fundraising in the community local Scouts, Paul and Kirsty, from St. Catherine’s scout group on Holtwood Road were able to take up their places at the World Scouting Jamboree in Japan.

2015-10-05 16:05:21
Sheffield Roma Network

The Shef field R oma Network is being dev eloped at P ACA and aims to be a v oice f or the R oma communi t y and help i t bui ld capaci t y to addr ess issues af f ecting i t as a communi ty . The network wi l l be an opportuni t y f or learning and a place wher e the new R oma r esidents can start to shape and bui ld their own f utur e in Shef field. The pr oject is hoped to impr ove local integr ation and wi l l support 20-30 v olunteer f aci li tators acr oss the ci ty. To join the Roma network contact Andy on 0114 261 9130 or email

2015-10-05 15:30:53
Catherine S t Greenspace

On 3rd August clearing of the unused green space on Catherine Street began. Local residents, members of TARA, councillors, and representatives of Arches all came together at the site to mark the occasion.

2015-10-05 15:11:39
Summer at the Playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground’s summer programme was packed

with activities for local families and children.

2015-10-02 16:24:02
Positive Negatives 8th Film Festival

Friday 6th August 2004 – Sunday 8th August 2004 at the Spectrum Centre, Burngreave. Showing a selection of films for all age groups.

2015-08-28 10:35:43
Burngreave Green Environment Programme Events

BGEP events through August 2004.

2015-08-28 10:32:37
Are they just bullies and hoodlums?

“I was reading the piece on kids with anti-social behaviour problems. Are they just bullies and hoodlums, nasty for the sake of it because they want to be bad kids?”

2015-08-28 10:22:13
Sure Start’s wonderful achievements

“As a father in the Fir Vale area, I would like to thank the Sure Start programme manager and staff for their initiative and hard work.”

2015-08-28 10:14:12
Free trip to Alton Towers

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground have arranged a fee trip to Alton Towers for Monday 8th August 2005.

2015-08-20 21:59:00
Osgathorpe Jam One Love Festival 2005

In its fifth year the festival is an excellent annual family occasion, where there will be a diverse range of activities.

  • 1–8pm Sunday 31 July 2005, Osgathorpe Park (Earl Marshall Recreation Ground)

2015-08-20 21:53:20
Could you be an appropriate adult?

Working in partnership with Sheffield Youth Offending Team (YOT), SOVA are recruiting volunteers for the Appropriate Adult Scheme and the Resettlement and Aftercare Provision (RAP) Mentoring Scheme.

2015-08-20 17:56:28
In trouble with the law…

“Ten year old Ajay was terrified: arrested late at night on a serious allegation of assault and put in a cell, he told police he didn’t want a solicitor. His mother didn’t speak English, so I was called out to help him. It was my first time as an appropriate adult.”

2015-08-20 17:50:32
Sports news: Upcoming activities

Events and sporting activities from the Burngreave Sports Network & Burngreave Sports Project. Includes Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League results and fixtures

2015-08-20 17:36:29
Hip Hip!

After a crazy start with excited parents chasing after one another and familiar requests for children to move their cars, the first Burngreave Young People’s Award Ceremony began.

2015-08-20 15:35:57
Sure Start opening

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield came to Page Hall in March for the Grand Opening of the new SELCO (Sure Start Early Learning Centre Owler Brook) building at Owler Brook School.

2015-08-20 15:34:01
Tea Prepared by 76th Sheffield Scout Group

Sunday 23rd August, 11am – 2pm at The Cornerstone, Carwood Road, S4 7EW. Join us for tea, cake, games and activities.

2015-08-19 13:12:42
Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Results and fixtures December 2004 – January 2005

2015-08-18 20:41:34
Burngreave Sports Network news
  • Pitsmoor Girls are looking for new recruits.

  • Burngreave Ladies still need more players.

  • Katy Burnett is leaving the Burngreave Sports Project to take up a job with Activity Sheffield.

  • The Burngreave Sports Network are still looking for new committee members.

2015-08-18 20:38:28
Burngreave Sports Project Christmas trips

Burngreave Sports Project have skiing and ice skating Christmas trips planned for December 2004.

2015-08-18 20:33:24
Basketball success

Our under 12s basketball team, from the Fir Vale basketball development centre, competed their first tournament at the English Institute of Sport on 14th November. They performed fantastically – winning 3 of 5 games.

2015-08-18 20:28:09
BWRC – Celebrate Achievements

Established in 1994, the Black Women’s Resource Centre Children’s Project has developed from a voluntary organisation to a substantial project employing staff and managing an important childcare resource.

2015-08-18 20:22:00
Ellesmere Children’s Centre

Sharon Curtis and her team at the Ellesmere Children’s Centre on Maxwell Street have achieved an excellent Ofsted report.

2015-08-18 20:17:34
Hall of Fame

On 27th October 2004, many gathered at SADACCA to celebrate the achievements of others from our diverse community.

2015-08-18 20:00:16
Abbeyfield Festival Focus

What makes the Abbeyfield Festival such a success? We asked Panni Poh Yoke Loh, Events Coordinator at Green City Action who organise the event, for the low down…

2015-08-18 13:59:04
Poetry winner

Inspired by the theme ‘Celebrating Our Roots’, St Catherine’s student Jessica Greenhough came second in the 9–12 year group of Seventh Annual Poetry Competition to celebrate National Poetry Day.

2015-08-18 13:30:02
Family learning at its best

For people who don’t know St Catherine’s, this vibrant community Catholic school hosts learning for children and adults with heritage in more than 30 different countries. During Family Learning Week (11–17 October) families proudly brought in special items such as photographs, certificates, family trees, food and clothes.

2015-08-18 13:28:03
Environmental learning at Firs Hill

We’ve started a ‘fruitful’ partnership at Firs Hill Community Primary School with the Community Forestry Team, GreenWatch Rangers and Green City Action, all helping us with environmental activities for Family Learning Week.

2015-08-18 13:26:13
A sporting life

Daniel Jackson and Tanya Bailey have just started working for the Burngreave Sports Project to work with children and teenagers from Burngreave, organising and running activities and trips.

2015-08-18 13:11:39
Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Results and fixtures for September to December 2004.

2015-08-18 12:40:09
Sports News: Football
  • Earl Marshal’s start to the season has been disappointing, but they put all that behind them in the cup trophy.

  • Burngreave Saints are proud to have our first female squad member – Sheridan Betts, who plays for the under 7s.

  • BSN is developing a Burngreave boys 14–16 soccer squad.

  • The Burngreave Sports Project area is running a football Level 1 coaching award for local budding coaches.

2015-08-18 11:15:18
BWRC Celebrating Achievements

Black Women’s Resource Centre have had another successful year and are inviting people to an open to day to celebrate the achievements of the children using the centre.

2015-08-18 10:44:17
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger is worried dispersal orders and curfews are last resorts that risk further confrontation and criminalisation of Burngreave’s young people. Unless the long-term work is done to give them something better to do, a crack down won’t solve the problem.

2015-08-18 10:37:33
Abbeyfield alternative

Tensions between residents and young people in Abbeyfield Park have been causing concern. The young people say they are frustrated that despite all the money in the area there’s still nothing for them to do in the Park, and that they get seen in a bad light. However, residents have still felt intimidated and upset by their behaviour and feel let down by the police.

2015-08-18 10:32:39
Fir Vale crackdown

From 1st November 2004 a six-month Dispersal Order will be in place in Fir Vale. This includes Wensley Estate, Osgathorpe Park, and Page Hall.

2015-08-15 12:18:15
Playing with fire

Rob Smith went to speak to a resident whose house looks out over Osgathorpe Park. Wishing to remain anonymous, the resident raised concerns about a gang of teenage boys and the continuing incidents of stolen vehicles being driven in the park.

2015-08-15 12:15:45
Victorious Vikings Workshop

History comes to life

2015-08-02 11:33:19
Greentop Circus:learn circus skills

Learn circus skills

2015-08-02 11:20:56
Street Games in Burngreave

Street games in Burngreave organised by Doorstep Sports Club

2015-08-02 11:05:29
Qualified Tutors required

Qualified Tutors required for Roma Achievement Project – KS2/3

  • Hours: 3 hours per week, Saturday mornings term time only

  • £25 per hour

  • Closing date: Friday 7th August 2015 at 5pm

2015-08-01 21:21:07
Street games at All Saints

Street games at All Saints. time and venue

2015-08-01 10:32:27
Street games in Page Hall

Street games in Page Hall: times and venue

2015-08-01 10:24:12
Football: Activity Sheffield

Football (Activity Sheffield) at Fir Vale school

2015-08-01 10:05:49
Sport FX South Yorkshire

Football, boxing, cricket and dancing at Firvale Academy; times and venue

2015-08-01 09:26:59
Boys Football: Elllesmere Youth project

Boys Football: Elllesmere Youth project. Times and venue

2015-08-01 09:00:19
Osgathorpe Pavilion Youth Club

Osgathorpe Pavilion youth club. Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:53:12
All Saints Youth Club

All Saints Youth Club. Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:44:37
Earl Marshall Youth Club

Earl Marshall Youth Club Times and venue.

2015-08-01 08:31:03
Mothers of Burngreave Youth Club

Mothers of Burngreave Youth Club venue and times

2015-08-01 08:24:34
Adventure's Family Fun

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground on Melrose Road are having a family fun day on Wednesday 5th August.

2015-07-30 21:34:52
Job Vacancies: Young People Inclusion Service

Job vacancies; Young People Inclusion Service

2015-07-30 07:05:39
Firth Park Family Activity Day

Firth Park Family Activity Day

2015-07-30 06:47:38
Vacancy for Job Club Employment Advisor

Vacancy for Job Club Employment Advisor at SOAR

2015-07-24 10:13:29
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Opening times of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-07-10 18:15:55
Whiteways School Fun Day

Parents at Whiteways Primary are holding a Fun Day for the community in the summer holidays.

2015-07-05 12:18:13
St Peter's Ellesmere Summer Fair - Saturday 8th August 2015: 1.30-4.30pm

St Peter's Ellesmere, Lyons Close, S4 7EP, will be holding a Summer Fair on Saturday 8th August from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Free BBQ, bouncy castle, games, stalls, refreshments, etc. All members of the community, young and old, welcome.

2015-07-02 09:48:40
Knife Crime Conference

An anti knife crime conference was held in the Vestry Hall.

2015-05-28 13:25:35
Stories from the Byron Wood Bugle

Byron Wood Bugle reports on climbing, Egyptian dancing and Lowry activities

2015-05-28 13:16:44
Preparing for Ramadan

How to prepare for Ramadan

2015-05-28 13:02:04
Gordon Brown visits Parkwood Academy

Gordon Brown visited Parkwood Academy

2015-05-28 12:31:22
The Dragon of Pitsmoor

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground people made an enormous dragon for Sharrow Lantern Festival.

2015-05-28 11:59:49
Playground Celebrations

Recent events at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-05-28 11:50:24
Ellesmere Youth Project Sports Camp

Ellesmere youth project Sports Camp 26-28th May 2015

2015-05-18 19:43:59
Burngreave Sports Project

News, updates and events from the Burngreave Sports Project.

2015-05-12 00:16:53
Convincing victories for Saints

Burngreave’s under 8s football team have made an astounding start to the season with two easy victories.

2015-05-11 18:36:39
Celebrating Shirecliffe

Saturday 4th September 2004 was a great day for Shirecliffe as residents, visitors and volunteers celebrated at the Shirecliffe Festival in Parkwood School.

2015-05-11 18:03:27
Sunny day transforms Wensley

On 8th September 2004 all roads led to the Wensley estate. There was music and live stage entertainment on the new BNDfC truck, with No Excuse heading the bill. Craft stalls, information and games blended with jugglers and clowns on stilts.

2015-05-11 18:01:04
Creative Burngreave

After a hugely successful year for the Creative Burngreave Steering Group and Team, they are pleased to announce that they have met all targets for artist training, mentoring, and artists funding during 2003–2004.

2015-05-11 17:55:57
Fun with OWLS

Over the past six weeks the Burngreave Community Forestry Project (BCFP) and the Burngreave Rangers have been working with school children in Roe Woods on an Outdoor Woodland Learning Scheme (OWLS).

2015-05-11 17:07:57
Young visions of Burngreave

Young people have always been a top priority for the community. This page highlights two recent opportunities for young people to express themselves. We think the results are insightful and inspiring.

2015-05-11 12:25:51
LEA agreement

Children from Burngreave under achieve at school compared to other parts of Sheffield. Through the Advancing Together Agreement, BNDfC and the Sheffield Education Authority have agreed some key projects to help raise achievement levels.

2015-05-11 12:09:16
SureStart picnic

SureStart’s teddy bear’s picnic had the under five’s smiling in Abbeyfield Park on 19th August 2004.

2015-05-11 11:49:46
Adventure pitches camp

Pitsmoor kids had great fun on their summer camp despite downpours and thunder storms.

2015-05-11 11:48:27
Osgathorpe Jam – One Love 2004

The One Love Jam made a welcome second annual appearance on the afternoon of Sunday 25th July in Osgathorpe Park.

2015-05-11 11:47:05
Children’s Festival of Sport

The Lord Mayor opened the Children’s Festival of Sport on Saturday, 21st August. Tthe day brought together members of the community young and old, and everyone was catered for.

2015-05-11 11:45:01
Yemeni Women’s Group

Burngreave Yemeni Women’s Group have changed their name to El-Nisah which means Arabic Women and aims to identify the needs and obstacles Arabic women face.

2015-05-11 11:38:12
Kashmir Education Trust

Following the launch of their Reach High project in July they are now starting to plan educational visits around England and even an overland expedition to Kashmir.

2015-05-11 11:35:53
Burngreave Saints JFC 2004–05 season

Fixtures for the Burngreave Saints JFC 2004–05 season.

2015-05-11 11:15:51
Basketball sessions

Your new community coach Ben Hamilton is about to set up a new session for any budding young basketball players in Burngreave.

2015-05-11 11:12:25
Under 14s Girls football!

The Burngreave Sports Project in association with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is working to create Burngreave’s very first girls’ football team, Pitsmoor Girls.

2015-05-11 11:10:22
Building Mutual Respect

Ellesmere youth project promotes confidence and mutual respect

2015-04-07 11:34:54
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Recent activities at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-04-07 11:18:28
Byron Wood Bugle

Byron Wood school has its own newspaper, The Byron Wood Bugle.

2015-04-07 11:12:44
'Superb progress'

Ellesmere Children's Centre has received an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection

2015-04-07 10:48:25
'Outstanding' Owler Brook

Owler brook Primary gains ‘outstanding’ report after OFSTED inspection

2015-04-07 10:43:23
Family fun in Skegness

A family fun day to Skegness has been organised by BNDfC on Saturday 31 July 2004.

2015-03-31 13:03:37
Young volunteers spruce up park

With the help of the Burngreave Park Rangers, members of the Prince’s Trust Volunteers and the Friends of Osgathorpe Park the redevelopment of the Park has begun.

2015-03-31 11:03:40
Skating @ Firs Hill

On 17th June 2004 Firs Hill Sports and Arts facility was transformed into a skate park.

2015-03-31 10:46:36
Cricket update

Burnwood U11s Cricket team results and fixtures.

2015-03-31 10:43:05
Going the extra mile

people run races in Burngreave.

2015-03-31 10:36:02
The Breakfast Club

8.15am, Monday 5th July 2004 and Rob Smith is invited to Byron Wood School’s breakfast club.

2015-03-31 10:31:18
Stranger Danger

On 1st July 2004 Pitsmoor Adventure playground joined with the New Deal Police Team to make the children more aware about the danger of meeting strangers.

2015-03-31 10:28:27
‘Safe and quiet?’

Our article ‘Streets of Burngreave – safe and quiet’ last month provoked a number of comments from young people, worried we were portraying them in a bad light, and from residents, upset by young people’s behaviour and the difficulty they had in getting the police to respond.

2015-03-31 09:14:15
Multicultural Festival Splendor

Without a show from the sun the people of Burngreave and surrounding area weren’t to be deterred from flocking into Abbeyfield Park on Sunday 11th July 2004. Again the vibrant so

2015-03-31 08:57:16
Job vacancy - Early Years Practitioner

Bright Stars nursery are looking for someone with good knowledge of child development and experience of applying this within the Revised Early Years Foundation stage.

2015-03-26 12:40:16
Toddler group

The toddler group at the Welcome Centre continues to meet every Wednesday during term-time in the Welcome Centre on Nottingham Street, from 9.30 to 11.30 am

2015-03-23 14:13:40
Firvale Pre-school Job Vacancy

Firvale Pre-school Job Vacancy for an Early Years Practitioner.

Early Years Practitioner required 20hrs. Temporary 6 month contract (renewal subject to funding)

£6020.00, per annum.

Deadline for applications is Friday 13th March 2015 at 4pm

Interviews will be held: Monday 16th March 2015

2015-03-09 21:11:02
Reach High 2 After School Study Support project

Reach High 2 After School Study Support Project

2015-02-22 07:22:21
Get Started with Football

If you are aged 16-18 and not in education, training or employment and from South Yorkshire Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

2014-12-15 09:40:20
Adventure playground St Nicholas party 6th December

On Saturday 6th December Pitsmoor Adventure Playground celebrated St Nicholas' Day, which is popular especially with children in Eastern Europe who are given presents of sweets and various small toys.

2014-12-10 09:17:25
Yemeni Community Association Winter Fair 11th December

Yemeni Community Association Winter Fair 2014

2014-12-09 07:18:36
Job vacancy - part-time youth worker

Ellesmere Youth Project is looking for an experienced part-time youth worker, with proven a proven track record in developing informal education programmes with young people.

  • 15 to 18.5 hrs a week

  • £23,024 pro rata

  • closing date: 3rd December

2014-11-22 21:33:11
Personal Development course postponed

The personal development workshop will now take place Saturday 8th November.

2014-10-31 16:13:18
Personal Development Workshop: Take Control!

Workshop on personal development and self management. For young people (age 14-21) Update: Starts 8th November

2014-10-30 14:35:36
Courses and Training

Various clubs and training events

2014-10-25 10:23:12
Children clean up

Children from Pitsmoor Adventure Playground are becoming active citizens. The children aged between 8-13 have become so fed up with people dumping rubbish they arranged a community clean up.

2014-10-24 20:47:05
Kids Create: Half-term make and do workshops

For children aged between 4 and 12. Children will be able to engage in, and enjoy creative activities in a safe, fun environment. The sessions are based on themed days which will be both indoor and outdoor. 28th,29th and 30th October 2014 at the Scout Hut, Holtwood Road.

2014-10-21 15:56:39
Introduction to Volunteering in Schools

This FREE short course will give students the knowledge, skills and understanding to support children’s learning through a range of fun and practical activities.

2014-10-16 14:30:28
Photo gallery of Carwood TARA relaunch party

Photos of Carwood TARA relaunch party

2014-10-09 15:42:27
Friends of Firth Park news and events - Autumn 2014

News, events and information from the Friends of Firth Park for the autumn of 2014.

2014-10-09 15:31:22
Carwood TARA relaunch celebration

After a period of relative inactivity for a few months, Carwood TARA now have a new committee in place and are planning future activities in the area.

On Thursday afternoon, 3rd October 2014, a well attended celebration party for the relaunch was held in the Carwood Community Room and outside in Carwood Green, in bright sunny weather.

2014-10-09 15:27:41
The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs

You are invited to join the Multifaith Forest Gardening day at Parkwood Springs.

2014-10-09 14:29:06
JOBS at Watoto: 2 Early Years Practitioners

Watoto Pre-School are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and dynamic Early Years Practitioners.

  • Full-time posts. 38 weeks per year (term time only)

  • Pay £10,000 – £14,000 per year (dependent on experience and qualifications)

  • Closing date Friday 10th October 2014

2014-10-02 16:22:51
Black History Month Programme of Events

Events celebrating Black History Month

2014-10-02 15:07:05
Wensley Street Activities

Activity Sheffield on Tour-Come down, try new activities, meet friends and feel great with people just like you!

2014-10-02 14:12:33
Summer activities in Burngreave Cemetery

The WW1 postcard exhibition was enjoyed by visitors during its three day opening and most of the display is still available to view on Sundays. As part of the WW1 event, we created a small well dressing inspired by one of the postcards.

2014-09-27 10:38:49
Messy Church September to December

Creative family church with arts and crafts, music and food!

2014-09-26 17:56:35
Whiteways ESOL visit Wentworth

On 25th June I took a group of Whiteways School Adult ESOL learners to Wentworth Gardens and Farm for a morning.

2014-09-26 15:49:33
Family Learning at Firs Hill

An exciting six week family learning course called “Talking Together” started on Wednesday 17th September at Firs Hill Primary School

2014-09-26 15:41:45
Oasis Fir Vale opens

On Monday 8th September, a brand new building on Owler Lane – Oasis Academy Fir Vale – opened to provide primary education, including 60 places in reception and 52 nursery places.

2014-09-26 15:36:41
Wensley community funday

On September 13th, the annual community funday was in full swing. The event, hosted on the Wensley field, was packed with exciting activities, including rock climbing, parachute games and face painting

2014-09-26 15:36:00
Pye Bank welcomes new headteacher

Pye Bank Primary School welcomed new headteacher Mo Andrews in September, following the retirement of Paul Hopkinson in January.

2014-09-26 15:24:30
Welcome Centre Toddler Group

The multicultural Toddler Group at The Welcome Centre is open again after the summer break for preschoolers 0–4 years old.

2014-09-26 14:44:46
Health Courses and Support Groups

Help improve your health and wellbeing with access to local activities, courses and services

2014-09-26 14:38:51
Churches work together for the summer

7th–10th August were four days of fun, food and friendship. The venue was the beautiful St Peter’s church at Ellesmere.

2014-09-26 14:37:21
Nottingham Rec barbecue

Ant Stevens, youth worker at Christ Church, organised a joint community event with young people from All Saints Church, Ecclesall, at the end of July. The team spent two days doing practical tasks, including litter picking, and learning about Pitsmoor.

2014-09-26 14:25:15
Support to improve your health

The SOAR Health Team's job is to work with the people of Burngreave, Pitsmoor and Page Hall areas.

2014-09-26 14:22:28
Language Futures at Byron Wood

The pupils of Byron Wood Primary School have been using a new approach to language learning with the help of a £10,000 grant from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

2014-09-25 15:26:39
Readers rise to the challenge

Burngreave Library was busy with children during the summer holidays. Many were encouraged to keep reading by the Library Service’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Burngreave Messenger and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground also provided activities based on this year’s reading theme, the Mythical Maze.

2014-09-25 15:15:57
Roma musical heritage film

Two young men from Burngreave are the stars of a new film exploring the cultural and musical traditions of Sheffield's Roma community.

2014-09-25 15:08:41
Council rejects Burngreave Library plan

Sheffield City Council have rejected a plan by local residents to keep Burngreave Library open and staffed.

2014-09-25 14:31:48
Makaton Course

Makaton is a Sign language course using signs and symbols to help people with learning difficulties communicate effectively

2014-09-04 14:20:01
Ceilidh for Burngreave Library

Sunday 21st September. A get together for children and families in support of Burngreave Library, with music, dancing and refreshments.

2014-08-29 18:30:08
Burngreave Library Celebration 30th August

There will be a small celebration at the Library on Saturday, 30th August giving out certificates for summer scheme.

2014-08-29 14:47:23
Greentop Circus Autumn classes

Green Top Circus offer circus skills training starting September

2014-08-29 14:17:47
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground celebrate Eid

Over 100 children and families came together to celebrate Eid at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground on 31st July 2014.

2014-08-02 17:20:33
Free Clothes Swap

Northern Refuge centre weekly clothes and toy swap

2014-07-31 14:59:44
Family Funday: 2nd August 2014

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Funday on 2nd August 12.30 – 4pm

2014-07-28 11:47:17
YCA Family Fun Day

A fun day with lots to do for families in the school holidays! The festivities include: ladies’pampering, a BBQ, a cake stall, a bouncy castle, henna, face painting and lots more!

2014-07-25 11:43:16
Support for Parents with babies and young children

Health Bulletin guide to advice and support for parents of babies and toddlers.

2014-07-24 21:10:38

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to healthy exercise classes in the area.

2014-07-24 14:21:20
Festival weekend photo gallery 8

Abbeyfield BIG Weekender Gallery 8 by Priya

2014-07-22 16:35:05
Festival weekend photo gallery 4

Gallery of photos taken by Priya Blackham at the 2014 two-day Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival Big Weekender.

2014-07-22 15:42:33
Festival weekend photo gallery 1

Selection of photos of the 2014 Abbeyfield Festival and Tour de France taken by Graham Jones, Patrick Amber and Philip Ireson

2014-07-22 14:29:00
FREE early learning places at Watoto Pre-school

FREE early learning places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

2014-07-21 10:48:11
Byron Wood Family Fun Day Photos

More pictures of the day at Byron Wood Family Fun Day.

2014-07-18 21:06:03
Whiteways Mela Photo Gallery

Photographs of Whiteways Summer Mela on 25th June.

2014-07-18 16:25:19
Well dressing celebrates Tour

This year's annual well dressing in Burngreave Cemetery had a topical ‘Tour de France’ theme.

2014-07-18 15:43:21
Raising awareness of autism

Burngreave BME Autism Support Group meets up once a week at Verdon Street to offer support and advice to parents of children with autism.

2014-07-18 14:43:58
BME network meeting in Burngreave

Following funding cuts, volunteers from the BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Network organised a public meeting at the Vestry Hall, in June, to discuss ongoing issues of inequality in Sheffield.

2014-07-18 14:36:31
Playground welcomes the Tour

On 5th July while the Tour de France was breezing through Yorkshire, the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground was running its own time trials for the under fives.

2014-07-18 14:26:36
Byron Wood Family Fun Day

On 16th June Byron Wood Primary School held its annual Family Fun Day. This is the first time I have helped to sell food at the Fun Day, I made pakoras for the families.

2014-07-18 14:19:30

Sports activities over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:47:37

Scouts activities over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:45:06

Playschemes running over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:42:21
Outdoor and Walking

Outdoor activities over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:37:51
Arts and Reading

Arts and Reading activities over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:25:04
Adventure Play

Adventure play activities over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:15:40
Youth Clubs

Youth clubs operating over Summer 2014.

2014-07-17 20:08:07
Summer Activities 2014

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2014-07-17 17:42:27
Khaliq joins British diving squad

Khaliq Miller was chosen out of 24 children across Sheffield to be in the British diving squad.

2014-07-17 15:48:26
Owler Brook Summer Fayre

The Summer Fayre is one most exciting events of the year at Owler Brook Primary School.

2014-07-17 15:43:56
Whiteways Summer Mela

Parents, volunteers and staff at Whiteways Primary School hosted a summer mela which took place on our very own school grounds on Wednesday 25th June 2014, raising a staggering £499.92

2014-07-17 15:37:26
Big Toddle

On the 1st July, toddlers, parents and staff from Owler Brook came together for a Barnardo’s ‘Big Toddle.’

2014-07-17 15:16:38
Parkwood Academy Community Summer Fair

The annual Summer Fair at Parkwood Academy took place on Saturday 21st June. It was a brilliant sunny day and well over 1000 people turned out to support the event.

2014-07-17 15:11:05
Schools raise thousands for the Library

Burngreave children and families have raised thousands of pounds for Burngreave Library in June and July, showing just how important the library is to local parents and children.

2014-07-17 15:04:07
College plan for old library and housing office

Sheffield College have applied for planning permission to convert the old library and housing office on Spital Hill into classrooms for teaching further education courses.

2014-07-17 14:43:42
Complaints on Brunswick

After many complaints from residents of Brunswick Road, Spital Lane and Verdon Street about drug dealing, drug taking and anti-social behaviour, Sheffield Council Housing and South Yorkshire Police organised a joint public meeting on 4th June.

2014-07-17 14:25:35
Free week of football training with SUFC for 16-18 year olds

Details of specialist football and leadership training from professional coaches for young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, training or employment.

2014-07-09 00:44:55
Parents' walk from Firshill School

An easy walk aimed at getting new and expecting parents out and about socialising with other parents while getting fit at the same time

2014-07-04 15:12:22
College plan for old Library and Housing Office

Sheffield College have submitted plans to turn the old Burngreave Library and Housing Office into classrooms.

2014-06-06 23:23:02
Friends of Firth Park Academy Summer Fair

Summer Fair: Saturday 14th June 2014. Free entry. Everyone welcome.

2014-06-05 16:03:56
Job vacancies at Oasis Academy Watermead

Job vacancies at Oasis Academy Watermead: Level 3 Teaching Assistant and High Level Teaching Assistant.

  • Closing date: 13th June 2014

  • Salaries range from £19,817 – £24,892

2014-06-05 15:44:49
Job vacancies at Oasis Academy Fir Vale

7 vacancies available. Jobs include teaching assistants, playworkers, learning mentors.

  • Salaries range from £14,013 – £24,893

  • Closing date: Friday 13th June

2014-06-05 14:59:02
Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival: The BIG Weekender 2014

As the official spectator hub to the Tour de France, this year's Abbeyfield Festival will take place over TWO days on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July.

2014-06-02 12:27:27
Parkwood E-Act Academy Community Summer Fair

Please come along and join us for a great family day out.

2014-05-31 19:37:46
Prayers for Nigeria

One of the major headlines recently has been the abduction of 270 girls from Chibok School in north-eastern Nigeria. John Mellor writes of a similar event which occurred in Zimbabwe in March 1978.

2014-05-30 21:47:19
Learning about play

A ‘Play for Fun’ course for the ‘Feeling Good on Verdon Street’ volunteers has been hosted by Sheffield Out of School Network.

something-from-nothing, using our own imaginations; creating hideaways; dressing up; creating a fairground and a 3D zoo!

2014-05-30 21:24:10
Scout leaders awarded

Scout leaders Jim Gilbert and Andrew Papka from the 76th St Peter's Ellesmere Scouts were presented with the Silver Acorn in April, an award for specially distinguished service for a period of not less than twenty years.

2014-05-30 15:04:47
Sea Cadets’ awards

Sheffield Sea Cadets, based on Stanley Street near the Wicker, received the Lord Mayor, Councillor Vickie Priestley, in April, to present the Cadet of the Year Awards.

2014-05-30 14:50:10
Youth Club

Every Monday and Wednesday 4.00pm-5.45pm for 8—16 year olds.

2014-05-29 19:25:35
Playground for all

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground activities

2014-05-29 16:26:10
Reflections on Oak Tree High School

Oak Tree Girls High School , an independent Islamic school, run by the Yorkshire Muslim Academy was opened in September 2011 on Petre Street.

2014-05-29 16:12:38
The X Factor judges arrive

Every Easter the Eggs Factor is held on the last day of school at Owler Brook Primary School.

2014-05-29 16:02:03
Chocolicious Byron Wood

On the 8th and 9th of April, Y3s and Y4s from Byron Wood Primary School, performed the classic chocolicious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

2014-05-29 15:59:17
Friendship week back again

Owler Brook Primary School took part in Friendship Week in April.

2014-05-29 15:56:48
Fir Vale School go to Ghana

After ten months of preparation and fundraising, students from Fir Vale School eventually topped our £28,000 target. Fir Vale were off to Ghana!

2014-05-29 15:50:29
Help keep Ellesmere Green and Spital Hill clean and tidy

Now that the works to improve Ellesmere Green have been completed, we want to make sure that its stays clean and tidy.

2014-05-29 15:19:53
Family Fun Day

The sun dappled across Firth Park on 3rd May as women and children of all ages flocked to the Clock Tower to support Saalik Education in their Family Fun Day.

2014-05-29 15:04:05
Messenger editorial

Now that summer is here, it is time to get out and about to all the festivals and events in the area.

2014-05-29 15:03:01
New allotment flag

Kimmy Hall, 8, creates winning flag design for Grimesthorpe Allotments Society.

2014-05-29 14:56:10
Residents raise money for the Library

Local residents have been working hard to raise money for Burngreave Library, to help keep it open and staffed.

2014-05-29 14:37:21
Practical Parent Helpers

Gain knowledge, skills and understanding to encourage your child’s learning through Fun, Engaging, and Group activities.

2014-05-08 14:30:54
Caring for Children Course

A 12 week course for those interested in caring for children.

2014-05-02 16:22:00
Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

2014-05-02 14:22:39
Support for parents with babies and young children

Health Bulletin guide to support for parents with babies and young children in the area.

2014-04-17 16:00:41
Supporting Phoenix Futures in honour of Mother's Day

Event to assist the Phoenix Futures Charity

2014-04-17 14:32:22
Easter Holiday Activities 2014

Activities for children and young people in Burngreave and Fir Vale during the Easter holiday.

2014-04-10 16:31:51
Future Firth Park events

Events to come later in 2014 organised but Friends of Firth Park, including a Heritage Day in the Clock Tower on 13th September and First World War commemorations.

2014-04-05 16:54:10
Firth Park Summer Fun Day

The very popular Firth Park Festival has renamed itself the Firth Park Summer Fun Day andwill take place on Sunday 29th June 2014.

2014-04-05 15:52:13
Environment Day in Firth Park

North Sheffield Conservation Group will be in the the Park at Firth Park on 10th May 2014 for a Spring Clean of the Park. Volunteers to help would be very welcome.

2014-04-05 15:44:10
Activity Sheffield visits Firth park

The Activity van will be in Firth Park on 26th April and 31st May 2014, with sports equipment and coaches to help anyone from 8-14 years old have some fun during the school holidays.

2014-04-05 15:30:49
Friends of Firth Park: Editorial

Summary of the Friends of Firth Park's activities since Autumn 2013.

2014-04-05 15:23:37
Firth Park Festival Committee

Meetings on 8th April and 6th May 2014 to arrange the festival at Firth Park. Please attaned if you'd like to volunteer or help out in any way.

2014-04-04 22:54:59
Cleethorpes Trip

Burngreave TARA are organising a trip to Cleethorpes for Wednesday, 28th May 2014. Book your place!

2014-04-04 16:02:40
Burngreave TARA Easter Fayre

Details of the Burngreave Tara Fayre at Burngreave Vestry Hall on Saturday, 12th April.

2014-04-04 15:55:29
Youth club at Verdon Recreation Centre

For 8yrs — 16yrs. Come and enjoy yourselves.

2014-04-04 15:44:11
Prospective Board Members at Watoto

Watoto Pre-School are looking for four trustees who would enjoy the opportunity to contribute their expertise to provide robust and dynamic governance and help the Board achieve its ambition to grow and sustain the charity.

2014-03-31 10:31:47
JOB: Early Years Practitioner at Watoto

A resourceful, efficient, creative and approachable person required to work with under 5s.

  • 1 year, term time only, 16/22 hrs per week.

  • Salary: £6.31 per hour

  • Closing date: Friday 18th April 2014

2014-03-31 10:28:58
Japan visit for local Scouts

Two members of 205th Sheffield Saint Catherine’s Scout Group will be attending the next Scouting World Jamboree in Japan in 2015.

2014-03-30 13:45:54
Beavers and Cubs return

On 19th February, the 76th St Peter's Ellesmere Scouts invested our first Beavers and Cubs for eight years!

2014-03-30 13:43:05
Playground celebrates St Patrick’s Day

The Craic was mighty in Pitsmoor Adventure Playground on St Patrick’s Day.

2014-03-30 13:38:40
Playground drumming workshop

Children enjoy a half-term drumming workshop at the playground, organised in partnership with Haven House women’s refuge

2014-03-30 13:34:54

Meet for crafts, stories and cake at St Peter’s Church, Ellesmere.

2014-03-29 21:33:15
Easter programme at Christ Church and St Peter's

Services and events at Christ Church and St Peters church

2014-03-29 21:19:50
Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

2014-03-29 11:17:27
Precious wins design prize

Pye Bank student, Precious Bryan, won 1st place in the Horrid Henry design competition she entered last October.

2014-03-28 16:59:50
Tree Planting at Fir Vale

Tree Planting at Fir Vale by Students of Fir Vale School

2014-03-28 16:55:45
Oromo Language School

Oromo Language School celebrates UN International Language Day

2014-03-28 16:49:21
Youth Counsellor Daanyaal Alam

Fir Vale student Daanyaal Alam, has been voted in as a Youth Councillor for the North of Sheffield for 2014.

2014-03-28 16:42:14
Parkwood OFSTED success

Parkwood Academy received a good OFSTED rating in January 2014

2014-03-28 16:35:21
Fantastic show at Owler Brook Primary School

Staff put on a fantastic show for the pupils of Owler Brook with a storytime show which featured lots of familiar book characters.

2014-03-28 15:58:34
World Book Day at St Catherine’s School

St Catherine’s School joined in the World Book Day celebrations, and children dressed up as their favourite characters

2014-03-28 15:55:10
World Book Day at Firs Hill School

On Thursday 6th March children and staff at Firs Hill dressed as their favourite book characters and paraded round the hall in a fashion show so everyone could see each other’s fantastic costumes.

2014-03-28 15:50:05
Make-up volunteer

Local resident Nawar Adel Alwai, volunteered for a make-up masterclass

2014-03-28 15:47:15
World Book Day at Fir Vale School

On World Book Day Fir Vale secondary school had an outstanding time: games in the Learning Resource Centre, Stop, Drop, and Read

2014-03-28 15:39:19
Climbing challenge

Climbing challenge for young people

2014-03-28 15:31:29
Road Safety at Verdon

Children at Verdon Youth Club were practising their road safety skills at half term.

2014-03-28 15:26:34
Trip to the Deep

On 25th February, during the half term week, ESOL students at Byron Wood went on a trip to Hull.

2014-03-28 14:21:56
Admissions plan on hold at Fir Vale

Fir Vale School has announced that controversial proposals to change their admissions process are on hold.

2014-03-27 17:11:21
Make up Beginners Course

Learn how to apply the right colours to complement your outfits and how to apply make up when going out to an event or party

2014-03-13 15:27:56
Job: Cellar Space Manager

The Cellar Space are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to lead their small multi disciplinary team.

  • 37 hours a week

  • Salary Scale: £24,892 – £31,160

  • Closing Date: Thursday 24th April 2014

2014-03-13 14:17:46
In-year admissions open for Oasis Academy Fir Vale

The new primary school on Skinnerthorpe Road is now accepting applications for in-year admissions. This means if you have a child in Year 1 to Year 5 (age 5 to age 10) you can apply for them to start at Oasis Academy Fir Vale from September 2014.

2014-03-11 13:36:25
FREE Football Training every Friday evening

Football Training at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground with Sheffield United.

2014-02-26 17:33:06
Fir Vale School puts admissions proposals on hold

Fir Vale School has announced that their proposals to change the admissions process are on hold.

2014-02-22 16:05:36
Half Term Activities for Children February 2014

Activities in Burngreave during February half term holidays for children and young people.

2014-02-21 10:04:47
Firth Park Fun Day Committee planning meetings

New members wanted to help plan this year's summer fun day.

2014-02-18 23:28:51
Petition against admissions policy proposed by Fir Vale School

Parents of children at local schools have started a petition against Fir Vale School's proposed admissions policy

2014-02-14 14:44:24
Residents support Burngreave Library on National Libraries Day

Residents, families and children flocked to Burngreave Library on 8th February to support their local library and celebrate National Libraries Day.

2014-02-11 15:31:29
Fir Vale Admissions Proposal Responses

The Burngreave Messenger has received some responses to the Fir Vale School Admissions proposal change story which was published in the February 2014 edition.

2014-02-07 15:27:18
Community Forestry planting event with Fir Vale School.

Sheffield City Council Community Forestry is planting 5 new trees on Earl Marshal Rd with local children from Fir Vale School and ward councillors.

2014-02-07 15:05:02
New Nursery Provision in the New School for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

The Council is consulting on nursery places in Fir Vale

2014-02-07 14:50:09
An amazing play called Oliver

On the 22nd of January 2014, Y5 and Y6 girls from Byron Wood Primary school went to the Crucible Theatre to see an amazing play called Oliver.

2014-02-07 14:43:19
National Libraries Day at Burngreave Library

Come and join us to celebrate National Libraries Day at Burngreave Library. Saturday 8th February from 12.00 – 3.00pm

2014-02-06 17:55:07
Children’s Centres

Centres to give the best start to you and your family

2014-01-31 23:25:04
Forest School Photo Gallery

Photos of Byron Wood's Forest School project

2014-01-31 16:47:33
March of Celebration

Over 100 women and children marched through Fir Vale on 26th January to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

2014-01-31 16:06:51
The Adventure reopens

In December Pitsmoor Adventure Playground reopened after being closed by the Council for 2 months.

2014-01-31 15:57:55

craft storytelling,singing games and food at St Peter's Church

2014-01-31 15:34:22
Fundraising for Kenya

The WEA Level 1 class is organising a fundraising day for a school project in Kenya and you are invited!

2014-01-31 15:29:09
Fir Vale School Fundraiser

Fir vale School raised £4000 in one evening for an orphange in Gahan

2014-01-31 15:22:53
Maat Probe Group campaign for Respect

Mental health campaigners Maat Probe Group continue to fight hard to have Respect (de-escalation rather than restraint) used nationally. In August last year they went to Whitehall to talk to Health Trusts from around the country and in October they took part in an IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) event to review work around deaths in custody.

2014-01-31 14:55:15
George & Brian: Motherly Love

Edgar Lowman's George and Brian cartoon, guest-starring George's mum…

2014-01-31 14:48:58
Community fitness at Parkwood Academy

Parkwood Academy opened a new community fitness suite at the school in January.

2014-01-31 14:43:01
Paul Hopkinson Retires

Paul Hopkinson, Pye Bank head teacher reitres

2014-01-31 14:29:55
Taekwondo talent at Verdon Rec

The Verdon Street Pilsung Taekwondo club has been a Burngreave fixture since the 80s, helping many youngsters learn self-confidence, and getting some onto the British national team.

2014-01-30 20:35:26
Local boxers become national champions

Zeeshan Maughal and Aseel Lahsoon were crowned champions in the Senior Novice Championship, hosted by the Amateur Boxing Association. The championship took place in Cranwell in Lincolnshire on 7th December 2013 and 50 senior amateur boxers competed with each other.

2014-01-30 20:15:19
Earl Marshall Juniors Under 11s Look For Perfect Ten

The recent wet weather has led to a number of postponed football matches so local team Earl Marshall Under 11s are having to wait for their perfect ten wins in a row

2014-01-30 20:08:49
London Chess Classic

Year 4 children from Firs Hill School went down to London on 11th December, accompanied by Mr Foster, to take part in the 5th annual London Chess Classic. Classic

2014-01-30 19:19:03
Forest Schools

Children at Byron Wood Primary School are taking part in an innovative new programme which gets them out of class and experiencing their natural surroundings.

2014-01-30 19:09:58
Christmas gifts

Two weeks before Christmas Asha and Chloe had an idea. They wanted to do something wonderful all by themselves, but how would they do it?

2014-01-30 18:56:14
Fir Vale Primary

The construction of Fir Vale Primary School is well under way at Skinnerthorpe Road, with the building's steel frame now in place and with the remaining elements on target for completion by September.

2014-01-30 15:41:33
A “horrible situation” for local libraries

Local residents joined hundreds of protesters outside Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 8th January in an attempt to save libraries from closure.

2014-01-30 14:59:57
Get Started SUFC

The Prince’s Trust and Sheffield United Foundation If you are 16-25 and NEET Get Started with us and achieve your goals. ALL are welcome to join our free football programme at SUFC Training Academy.

2014-01-17 15:40:39
Introduction to Community Development and Health Course

Develop the skills and confidence to make a positive difference in your community

2014-01-17 14:50:08
Winter Fun Day

Winter Fun Day at the Ripples Project, next to the Clock Tower on Firth Park Road with Free music, games, activities and entertainment.

2014-01-17 14:29:45
Recruitment evenings for Academy Councillors

Recruitment Evenings for Academy Councillors for Oasis Academy Fir Vale and Oasis Academy Watermead, Sheffield

2014-01-10 15:35:15
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Reopens

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is reopening this week, and a Christmas party is planned for 21st December..

2013-12-18 17:32:07
Job Vacancy for a GCSE English tutor

To teach young people primarily from the ethnic minority backgrounds at Firshill community Primary school.

  • 2.5 hours per week

  • £19.06 ph.

  • Deadline: Wednesday 15th January 2014,

2013-12-18 17:20:39
Somali projects ask for support from Councillor

Parents from the Somali community gathered at the Vestry Hall on 5th October to meet Councillor Jackie Drayton. They asked for her support to continue projects now running at the Vestry Hall for children and families.

2013-11-29 20:40:49
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

Women have been flocking to Verdon Recreation Centre to enjoy new activities at the drop-in every Wednesday morning.

2013-11-29 20:29:08
Rainbow’s End Christmas Events

Rainbow’s End Christmas Events

2013-11-29 16:19:15
Jigsaw at St Peter's: 2nd & 16th December 2013

Family events at St. Peter’s Church, Ellesmere.

2013-11-29 16:05:13
Good year for EYP

Ellesmere Youth Project brought a range of stalls and information together for young people at their AGM in October.

2013-11-29 15:17:14
Christmas fun at Verdon

Verdon Youth Club have been preparing for Christmas at their regular twice-weekly sessions.

2013-11-29 15:10:38
Firth Park Halloween party

The Friends of Firth Park held a Halloween Party in the Clock Tower and Ripples in the Pond area of the Park on 31st October.

2013-11-29 15:05:53
Clean up fun with Christ Church

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late September, Christ Church Pitsmoor and All Saints Ecclesall came together to organise a fun day at Nottingham Cliff Park – but first, a clean up was needed.

2013-11-29 14:40:20
The New Oasis Academy Fir Vale

Oasis Community Learning is pleased to be working with Sheffield City Council to open a new primary school in the Fir Vale area of Sheffield. There is a high demand for primary school places in the area with many parents/carers having to travel a long distance to take their children to one or more schools. This brand new building will be situated on Skinnerthorpe Road / Bagley Road, and will serve the local community.

2013-11-29 14:26:39
Christmas costumes for St. Catherine’s

The Craft Group which meets weekly in the Crescent Community Centre, helped with Nativity costumes for the school children.

2013-11-29 11:57:11
Hindu Samaj lights up Burngreave

On Sunday 3rd November, the Sheffield Hindu Samaj,in Burngreave, celebrated Diwali (the festival of lights)and the Hindu New Year the most important festival in the Hindu calendar.

2013-11-29 11:50:11
Chatter Matters at Firs Hill School

Chatter Matters is about how to relate with your children. The students wanted to share their knowledge with other parents and Messenger readers.

2013-11-29 11:20:18
George & Brian: Rudolf's Reward

Festive edition of Edgar Lowman's George and Brian cartoon

2013-11-28 21:32:18
Sheffield Sea Cadets spice things up

On Friday 25th October the Sheffield Sea Cadets, Marine Cadets and their families came together for a fundraising curry night at their base near the Wicker.

2013-11-28 21:14:13
Fir Vale School Orphanage Appeal

A team of 15 Sheffield students are answering an emergency appeal to provide a 600 place orphanage in Ghana.

2013-11-28 21:07:06
Pye Bank School’s Top Teeth

Children & parents at Pye Bank CE Primary celebrated the launch of the film ‘Top Teeth’ which was made at the school.

2013-11-28 20:57:52
Fir Vale School presentation

Fir Vale School celebrated its record summer GCSE results at their annual Presentation Evening.

2013-11-28 20:53:19
Owler Brook is out of this world !

Visitors from outer space inspired the design ideas of Owler Brook pupils in November, as they tackled the big questions of the universe while also gaining skills to become better learners.

2013-11-28 20:39:54
What the library means to us

Burngreave Library is a great resource for teaching and learning. I sometimes take my ESOL students there to explore and use the facilities.

2013-11-28 15:41:58
Burngreave Library campaign

Pye Bank Parents Group have taken a lead in campaigning for Burngreave Library to remain open and staffed.

2013-11-28 15:26:14
Burngreave Nursery closes

Parents were left shocked, upset and angry at the sudden closure of the nursery at Burngreave Children’s Centre.

2013-11-28 15:17:52
Akeel fights for playground’s future

In October, Sheffield City Council shut Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, stating there were health and safety issues. Playground user Akeel Khan (aged 12) writes about the situation.

2013-11-28 15:15:30
Early Years loss

Four women – one from Fir Vale – who challenged the Council in court about cuts to community nurseries – have lost their case.

2013-11-28 14:46:12
Christmas Events at Firth Park

Look out for the Christmas Festival in Firth Park on Friday 29th November and the Christmas Carol Singalong in the Ripples in the Pond area later in December.

2013-11-14 16:58:24
Firth Park Halloween Party

The Friends of Firth Park held a Halloween Party in the Clock Tower and Ripples in the Pond area of the Park on 31st October.

2013-11-14 16:23:49
JOB: Supported Housing Officer

Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust are looking for someone with the experience, skills and knowledge to engage, motivate and empower homeless young people and support them to make changes to their lives.

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £20,140 per annum

  • Closing date: 12noon on Monday 18th November 2013

2013-11-14 00:48:18
JOB: Housing Officer

Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust are looking for someone to join our organisation and contribute significantly to the effective and efficient management of our accommodation and to our lifeskills support to young people.

  • 24 hours per week

  • Salary: £20,140 per annum full time (pro rata for part time)

  • Closing date: 12noon on Monday 18th November 2013

2013-11-14 00:31:40
JOB: Caretaker/ Maintenance Officer

Pitsmoor Youth Housing Trust are looking for someone to join our organisation and contribute significantly to the effective and efficient management of our accommodation.

  • 37 hours per week

  • Salary: £14,430 per annum

  • Closing date: 12noon on Monday 18th November 2013

2013-11-14 00:06:02
2 x Early Years Practitioners required

Term time only 39 weeks per year – 30 hours per week

2013-11-01 12:35:54
Children’s Weight Management

A family focussed, 12 week, children’s weight management programme.

2013-10-31 15:41:04
Halloween Party at Firth Park Clock Tower

Details of the Friends of Firth Park Halloween Party.

2013-10-24 23:18:48
Half Term Mushroom Walk

A walk searching for mushrooms in Burngreave Cemetery on Monday 28th Otober

2013-10-19 07:00:45
Beacons Event postponed

The Beacons event – due to take place on Saturday 19th October – has been postponed

2013-10-17 21:14:33
Burngreave Library Meeting: Saturday 19th October 11.45 am

How to keep Burngreave Library open.

2013-10-17 15:55:53
Future of Library Services: consultation has started

Have your say on the future of Library Services in Sheffield

We want to hear your views about the future of library services in Sheffield.

We want to hear from everyone, whether or not you use library services.

2013-10-11 16:56:45
Black History Month 2013

Sheffield and District African Caribbean community Association (SADDACCA), in conjunction with other community organisations will be holding a series of events mark and celebrate Black History Month throughout October 2013

2013-10-11 15:43:44
Community Bicycling

Learn to ride a bike and enjoy some exercise in a friendly, informal environment

2013-10-10 15:26:01
CU LIVE! Chess Master Class for children

Improve your chess-playing skills with interactive tuition from two of Sheffield’s best players at Fir Vale school

2013-10-10 14:49:44
Ellesmere Youth Project - Annual General Meeting

Ellesmere Youth Project AGM – Tuesday 29th October 2013

2013-10-03 19:08:53
The Blue Loop

The Blue Loop is a continuous loop of waterways and riverside walkways in the heart of Sheffield,

2013-09-29 17:39:20
JOB: Senior Early Years Practitioner at WATOTO

A resourceful, efficient, creative and approachable person required to work with under 5s. To Cover Maternity Leave for 1 year. Term time only post.

  • 25/35 hrs per week.

  • Salary: £7.30 per hour

  • Closing date: 12 noon 14th October 2013

2013-09-29 17:21:30
Ganesh celebrations

Photo gallery from the Rebirth of Ganesh celebrations at the Hindu Samaj

2013-09-27 21:17:18
Eden Fir Vale

Eden Fir Vale, a Christian project that works with children and young people, has recently expanded its voluntary workforce to 10 members. They have all committed to live and work in Page Hall and Wensley.

2013-09-27 17:28:58
Welcome Centre toddler group

Our parent and toddler group has has been praised as one of the top sheffield groups since it re-opened 2 years ago.

2013-09-27 17:18:22
Six book challenge award

Library staff at Burngreave Library presented children with certificates and medals in September for completing the Summer Six Book Challenge.

2013-09-27 17:03:47
Pitsmoor Olympic Photos

Photos from the Adventure Playground's ‘Pitsmoor Olympics’

2013-09-27 15:59:08
Story Sacks pictures

Photos and children's drawings

2013-09-27 15:42:05
Multicultural day photos

Pictures from the Sadacca celebrations

2013-09-27 15:12:34
George & Brian: Badminton

Edgar Lowman's latest cartoon.

2013-09-27 14:59:34
Owler Brook Story Sacks

Children at local schools will soon be able to read stories in Roma, Slovak and English as specialist teaching staff at Owler Brook school prepare to launch their own unique collection of books and reading materials based on traditional European fairy tales.

2013-09-27 14:45:28
Hindu Samaj celebration

From the 9th to the 15th of September, the Hindu Samaj on Buckenham Street held a series of events to celebrate the rebirth of Ganesh, the elephant god.

2013-09-27 14:39:56
Verdon Rec’s new youth club

During August, Burngreave TARA started a new youth club at Verdon Recreation Centre every Wednesday and Thursday

2013-09-27 14:35:03
SADACCA multicultural day

Celebrations for SADACCA’s International Community Cultural Day were held on 26th August at their premises on the Wicker.

2013-09-27 14:29:13
Pitsmoor Olympics

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground hosted their own Olympic Games in August.

2013-09-27 14:21:39
Section 30 again

Page Hall has been subject to a Section 30 Dispersal Order for the third time in 5 years after South Yorkshire police and the Council agreed to place restrictions on the area in August

2013-09-26 21:21:38
Eid in Abbeyfield

Al-Taqwa Mosque held a Eid celebration in Abbeyfield Park in August. This is the second year the mosque has held events in the park which are intended to bring the whole community together, not just Muslims. The event included lots of activities for families such as rides, bouncy castles, food and face painting.

2013-09-26 20:44:52
Residents fund Playground staff

Sheffield City Council are no longer funding the staffing of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground. From October, local residents are instead funding two Council posts at the playground with grant money, a third worker will be employed through Ellesmere Youth Project to develop the playground.

2013-09-26 17:02:58
Tusaale United in Portugal

During the summer Tusaale United took part in the IberCup, currently one of the most important World Youth Football Tournaments on the planet

2013-09-26 17:01:14
Taekwondo gold

Local boy Radford Love has won the British Taekwondo title in the Cadet -57kg category at the national championships in Manchester.

2013-09-26 16:50:31

Volunteers can’t solve budget crisis

2013-09-26 16:36:09
Nurseries judicial review

Parents from four different nurseries, including Firvale Preschool, went to court in Manchester in July to challenge a decision of Sheffield City Council’s Early Years Service.

2013-09-26 16:20:53
Burngreave Library at risk

Burngreave Library has not made it on to the Council's list of 11 local libraries to be saved.

2013-09-26 16:03:58
Job: Play Leader

Would you like to work lunchtimes as part of a team that helps to make them a fun experience for our children?

  • Pay: £7.45 an hour

  • Hours: 11:30am – 1:15pm Mon – Fri (term time only)

  • Closing Date: Weds, 25th September 2013 12 noon

2013-09-11 19:10:20
JOBS: Early Years Practitioners
  • £6160/£9240 per annum

  • 6 month contract

  • 20/30 hours per week, Monday to Friday in term times

  • Deadline: Monday 2nd September 2013

2013-08-23 19:38:05
SADACCA International Community Cultural Day

Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association (SADACCA), is hosting its annual International Community Cultural Day on 26th August.

2013-08-23 19:19:45
Reach High 2 Study Support has Job Vacancies

Job vacancies for

  • Key Stage 2 or NQT tutor

  • GCSE English tutor

To teach young people primarily from ethnic minority backgrounds.

2.5 hours per week on Saturdays, £19.06 per hour (£15ph for NQT).

2013-07-25 15:21:28
Reach High 2 Study Support

Do you want to improve your child’s grades and get them ready for exams?

Then Reach High 2 Study Support is for you!

2013-07-25 15:06:56
Pitsmoor Methodist Church: Pitsmoor Home Fire Girls Coffee Morning

Come and join us on August 15th from 10.30am at Pitsmoor Methodist Church

2013-07-25 14:48:05
Events and Trips

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 18:26:20
Activity programmes

summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 18:16:37

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 18:12:27
Outdoor activities

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area.

2013-07-21 18:00:28
Art, Craft, Music & Games

Summer activities in the Messenger catchment area

2013-07-21 17:49:58
Youth Clubs

Summer activities in youth clubs in the Messenger catchment area.

2013-07-21 17:39:42
Burngreave Library

Summer activities at Burngreave library

2013-07-21 17:32:54

summer sports activities

2013-07-21 17:01:47
Summer Activities 2013

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2013-07-21 11:55:58
Blunkett supports playground

David Blunkett MP supported local residents campaigning to keep Pitsmoor Adventure Playground at their funday in July.

2013-07-20 19:40:35
Film Festival

Cheap thrills, the zero budget film festival is back, and cheaper than ever! Have you made a film or do you want to make a film? Either way we want to hear from you! We are delighted to show any film that

2013-07-20 10:27:20
Parkwood Academy's Summer Fair

Parkwood Academy’s annual summer fair event took place on the 6th July. It was a spectacular event as always, as crowds of all ages gathered

2013-07-19 21:42:51
Summer at Verdon Recreation Centre

Verdon Recreation Centre remains available to use over the summer for events and activities as Pye Bank School has taken over management of the building.

2013-07-19 20:05:41
Byron Wood’s Treasure Island

Year 5 and 6 classes showcased their talent in a spectacular performance of Treasure Island.

2013-07-19 17:41:14
St Cath's award

In June the School Council at St Catherine’s Primary became runners up in the Speakers School Council Awards 2013. This is a competition that is run by the Speaker at the House of Lords and is entered by hundreds of schools across the country!

2013-07-19 17:33:27
Owler Brook celebrates

Owler Brook was full of parents and children enjoying food on Friday 5th July, at the end of term picnic.

2013-07-19 17:24:25
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery - Nicholaus Hall

Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery – Nicholaus Hall

2013-07-19 15:38:59
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery - Anwar Suliman part 2

Part 2 of a series of photos taken by Anwar Suliman at the Abbeyfield Festival.

2013-07-19 15:37:27
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery - Anwar Suliman part 1

Part 1 of a series of photos taken by Anwar Suliman at the Abbeyfield Festival.

2013-07-19 15:35:25
Pye Bank Sports Day success

Sports Day started with an opening ceremony

2013-07-19 14:29:11
Community litter pick with Pye Bank

On Saturday 6th July around 30 volunteers came together in Burngreave to help clean up areas around Pye Bank Primary School.

2013-07-19 14:24:57
Byron Wood Choir at Symphony Hall Birmingham

Byron Wood’s choir were chosen to perform at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Wednesday 3rd July after getting through to the finals at the Music For Youth (MFY) regional competition at Bannerdale Centre earlier this year

2013-07-19 14:19:15
Whiteways summer mela

On 26th June there was a Summer Mela in Whiteways School.

2013-07-18 16:10:42
Firs Hill School new play area

Firs Hill School have installed a new outdoor learning area for Foundation children.

2013-07-18 15:53:43
Library moving to Sorby house

The Council have submitted a planning application to move Burngreave library to Sorby House, revealing that the library will be substantially smaller

2013-07-18 15:40:33
Court date for nurseries

Parents of Fir Vale Pre School have won the first round of their legal challenge to the Council’s decision to cut funding to their nursery, after a High Court Judge ruled in their favour

2013-07-18 15:14:39
Fir Vale primary approved

Council planning officers have given the go ahead for the construction of a new primary school in Fir Vale. Planning permission was granted on July 3rd, nine months after officers first announced the proposals.

2013-07-18 15:09:58
Children’s centre closes at Owler Brook

The Children’s centre situated in Owler Brook School is due to close at the end of July. Parents are expected to now use facilities at the Burngreave Children’s Centre or at the Earl Marshal Youth Centre

2013-07-18 15:01:42
Page Hall’s Big Clean Up

As regular readers of the Messenger will know, there has been an ongoing problem of litter in Page Hall. Concerns have been addressed to the Council, asking when something will be done to tackle the issue.

2013-07-18 14:34:58
Heatwave for Abbeyfield Festival

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival on the 7th July, was a relaxed community event, describe by one resident as, “So good, no one wanted to go home.”

2013-07-18 14:26:06
Girl injured on Pitsmoor Road

Police ask for witnesses to an accident in which a 9 year old was injured on Pitsmoor Road.

2013-07-11 15:27:26
New Fir Vale primary approved

Proposals for a new primary school in Fir Vale have been granted permission to go-ahead by the Council's planning officers.

2013-07-05 15:03:13
Zest for Health

Six week Cook and Eat course

2013-07-04 14:55:22
Brighten Up Burngreave

Local residents are planning on giving Burngreave a woolly make-over in September, yarn-bombing Ellesmere Green and any other parts we can reach.

2013-07-03 18:11:37
Funday at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Funday this Saturday 6th July, 12-6pm – Free – Bouncy Castle, Den Making, Balloon Modelling, arts & crafts, sports, refreshments and play activities.

2013-07-03 01:19:41
Summer Fair: St Peter's Ellesmere: 20 July

An invitation to St Peter's Summer Fair: stalls, crafts, jewellery, free BBQ. Everyone welcome

2013-06-20 14:26:04
Let’s Grow Things!

Have fun with flowers, fruit and vegetables

2013-06-13 20:08:56
Recognition for quality

Watoto Pre-School, the early years education and childcare service, have been rewarded for the quality of their work.

2013-05-31 15:47:18
70th anniversary celebrations

Story: Patrick Duggan| Photos: Sharon Baker In April, St Catherine’s 205th Scout Group celebrated its 70th anniversary at their HQ on Holtwood Road.

2013-05-31 15:26:14
Employment event for young people

Photo: John Mellor Ellesmere Youth Project and Burngreave Works organised an employment event at the Vestry Hall on 22nd May, to support young people to think about their futures.

2013-05-31 15:15:09
Spectacular season for Earl Marshall Juniors

Story: Mick Ashman Next year Earl Marshall Juniors will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary and, for the first time, it will have two teams competing in Division A, the top Division in the Sheffield and District Junior League, after the both Under 12s and Under 11s secured promotion.

2013-05-31 15:05:16
Fabulous Firshill Family Learning

“Family Learning” happens at Firs Hill School every Wednesday morning from 9.30-11.30am. There are courses running right through the year!

2013-05-31 14:48:21
Yorkshire cricket hero

Talented local schoolboy Inez Younis, from Hucklow Primary School, has been selected to play for the Yorkshire under 11’s cricket team.

2013-05-31 14:44:40
Down in the woods at Pye Bank School

If you go down to the woods today…

In the wooded area, at the bottom of the playground, interesting things are happening.

2013-05-31 14:36:05
Byron Wood pupils at the Albert Hall

Story:Aksa Shahid & Robiann Brown On 2nd April 2013 Robiann Brown and Aksa Shahid in Y6 at Byron Wood Primary School, went to Tudor Hall School in Oxfordshire, for they had won a place in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain.

2013-05-31 14:32:00
Adventure Playground Family Fun Day

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground showed its value to the community when it held a Family Fun Day on 20th April.

2013-05-31 09:25:06
Thinking of stopping smoking

You may have considered quitting for Ramadan before but have not had the information or support to make a quit attempt. Let this be the year that you succeed

2013-05-30 21:58:22
Respect, not restraint

Local mental health campaign group, MAAT Probe Group, hosted an event at the Vestry Hall on 26th March, to share all they had learned from their successful work to change Control and Restrain in mental health care to a more humane technique called RESPECT. The event was attended by service users, and mental health professionals and organisations.

2013-05-30 21:47:30
The right start

If your baby is approaching six months old you are probably starting to think about weaning them onto solid food. Weaning is the process babies go through when they move away from milk being their only food and start to eat solid food. It is important to wait until six months before you try your baby with solid food as your baby’s digestive system will not cope with solid food before then.

2013-05-30 20:52:16
Obesity and Children

Evidence shows that obesity, infant mortality and poor health are strongly connected, and rates are higher in some black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Recent studies have shown that obese children are more likely to have raised blood pressure, diabetes type 2, and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. And the risk of children suffering from stroke and heart disease later in life is higher.

2013-05-30 20:37:15
Second-hand smoke puts children at risk

Anyone can be affected by breathing in second hand smoke, but children are more vulnerable to the toxic effects of cigarette smoke as their lungs and immune systems are not fully developed. This puts them at a higher risk of developing conditions including bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, ear infections and asthma

2013-05-30 20:20:13
Pye Bank School takes on Verdon

From June 1st Verdon Recreation Centre will be run by Pye Bank School, following budget cuts which resulted in Activity Sheffield cutting all staff support at the centre in April.

2013-05-30 15:16:44
Residents lobby local councillors about cuts

On Saturday 15th April around 20 local residents lobbied Councillor Jackie Drayton’s surgery at Burngreave Library in protest at the huge cuts to local services.

2013-05-30 15:11:00
Plans for Fir Vale Primary

Sheffield City Council have applied for planning permission to build a two-storey primary school building on land at Skinnerthorpe Road in Fir Vale.

2013-05-30 15:07:44
Roma Slovak teaching success

A project which helps Roma Slovak children improve their achievement at local primary schools has taken on 5 trainee teaching assistants in order to expand the service

2013-05-30 14:43:19
Council to fill Sorby House

Sorby House will be filled with Council services by March 2014, including Burngreave Library, the Housing Office, Community Youth Teams and the Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST).

2013-05-30 14:26:22
Funday 2 at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is having a Funday on Saturday June 1st with den making, seed planting, arts & crafts, snacks, drinks and Zumba on offer.

2013-05-24 10:22:57
New Fir Vale Primary School designs on show

Designs for the new primary academy planned for Fir Vale will be on show at the Pakistan Advice and Community Association in Page Hall.

2013-05-17 17:50:18
Ellesmere Youth Project Young People's Event

opportunities to engage in youth projects, get advice on self employment, employment and training & take part in a range of workshops and activities

2013-05-16 16:04:15
Council plans two-storey school building in Fir Vale

Sheffield City Council have applied for planning permission to build a two-storey primary school and nursery on land at Skinnerthorpe Road in Fir Vale.

2013-05-11 18:51:15
Job: Teaching Assistant Pye Bank School
  • Teaching Assistant Level 3

  • Grade 4 £16830 – £19621 pro rata

  • 37 hours per week over 39 weeks

  • Closing date for applications: Monday 20th May 2013

2013-05-09 15:36:23
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme

Kids don’t come with an instruction manual so when it comes to parenting, how do you know what’s best and what works?

2013-05-09 14:25:15
Jobs:Early Years Practitioners at Fir Vale Pre-School

To support the learning and development of children under two years.

  • Salary £7 per hour / 30 hours per week.

  • Closing date for applications 17th May 2013

  • Interviews 23rd May 2013

2013-05-02 14:38:04
Summer Fair - 15th June

Firth Park Community Arts College is holding its Summer fair on 15th June.

2013-05-02 14:25:44
Makaton Taster Session

We going to run another Makaton Taster at Whiteways for people who wanting to learn the basics of sign language!

2013-04-25 15:27:33
Ellesmere Youth Project event

Bringing young people together to celebrate achievement.

2013-04-25 14:39:46
Funday at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Details of activities and events taking place at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground funday.

2013-04-17 21:44:06
Children & Mothers Fun Day

A fun day will take place on Wednesday 10th April at the Fatima Community Centre, Brunswick Rd

2013-04-09 06:46:56
Muheeb wins his first professional fight!

In the June 2012 issue we caught up with young boxer Muheeb who just turned professional. Well since then he has won his first professional fight and is being sponsored by the Burngreave Building Company

2013-03-28 16:02:22
Holiday Club

Welcome Centre- Christ Church Pitsmoor

2013-03-24 23:24:25
Reach High 2 Study Support

Do you want to:

Improve your childs grades?

Get them ready for exams next term?

2013-03-24 23:20:41
Jobs at Watoto Pre-School

Two Temporary Posts – Term Time Only

  • Early Years Practitioner

  • Closing date 5th April 2013

2013-03-24 22:42:00
Slow Down Near School

A Fir Vale year 8 student won a road safety competition between schools in Sheffield.

2013-03-23 07:43:36
Inter-School Chess Tournament

On Monday, 4th March, St Catherine’s School held an Inter-School Chess Tournament for Burngreave and Shirecliffe.

2013-03-22 18:59:56
Easter holiday activities

Activities for young people over the Easter holiday – full listing.

2013-03-22 18:16:06
Free Early Learning

All children aged 3 or 4 are entitled to 15 hours a week at nursery free of charge. Now this is being extended to 2-year-olds from low-income families. Places for two-year-olds are available to families on benefits or incomes below £16,100 a year. Places for 3 or 4 year olds are available to all.

2013-03-22 17:24:14
Dressing up at Pye Bank

At Pye Bank CofE Primary, the children dressed up based on a book their class chose. In Foundation, the story was ‘Space Ant.’ The story is about Space Ant who travelled to different coloured planets. All the staff dressed up as the planets and the children as aliens.

2013-03-22 16:30:31
Owler Brook opens extension

The expansion of local primary schools continues with a £3.8m extension at Owler Brook Nursery, Infant and Junior School, opened by Lord Mayor John Campbell on Monday 11th March. Owler Brook will now be able to take pupils up to Year 6, offering an extra 150 primary school places to local children.

2013-03-22 15:44:22
Further tales of St Catherine's Scout Group

It was 1st April 1943 when the 205th St Catherine’s Scout Group was formally affiliated into the Scout movement. 70 years later, Patrick Duggan continues with reminiscences of the group.

2013-03-21 23:23:58
Red Noses at Whiteways

The air of joy and charity, construed through splashes of red, was present at Whiteways Primary School on Red Nose Day, 15th March 2013. Children, staff and parents alike dressed in red attire and bold noses, ready to indulge in the many Red Nose themed events.

2013-03-21 23:14:03
World Book Day at Firs Hill School

On Thursday 7th March, lots of schools around the country dressed up as storybook characters for World Book Day.

2013-03-21 23:08:41
Fir Vale Reading Community

Students at Fir Vale School were encouraged to sign up to join our wonderful public libraries on 7th March.

2013-03-21 23:03:25
Gothic Bites!

A group of Fir Vale Y9 students were given the chance to express their creativity by producing a film trailer based on Gothic literature.

2013-03-21 22:27:29
Byron Wood visits the 1960s

During the Autumn Term, the Y6 children at Byron Wood Primary School were busy learning about the 1960s, which included a visit to the ‘Beatles Story’ in Liverpool, not to mention preparing for our Strictly Come Singing competition.

2013-03-21 22:04:36
Earl Marshall Juniors Successful Season

This season is turning out to be the most successful in the history of Earl Marshall Juniors Football Club, with all three junior teams in strong contention for a top three finish in their respective leagues.

2013-03-21 21:52:20
Yours sincerely, Daniel Rhys Knight

I am writing to oppose the proposed staff changes at Pitsmoor adventure playground.

2013-03-21 16:06:01
Yours sincerely, Juwairiya Khan

I am writing to complain about the closure of the Adventure Playground.

2013-03-21 16:02:09
Yours sincerely, Dominika Horvathova

I would like to raise my concern that Pitsmoor Adventure Playground shouldn't be closed.

2013-03-21 15:56:11
Yours sincerely, Ayat Elawej

I am writing to complain about the closure of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2013-03-21 15:49:32
Residents fight to save the playground and Verdon Rec

Local residents and children have been campaigning against Council proposals to cut staff at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Verdon Recreation Centre.

2013-03-21 15:45:13
Letter: Disgust at Playground closure

A letter to Sheffield City Council about the decisions made over the future of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, from Mr & Mrs Lawson.

2013-03-21 15:40:20
Outreach Improvement Project

The Outreach Improvement Project held its third Annual Conference in February in the Town Hall, to celebrate the achievements of Somali residents, particularly young people.

2013-03-21 15:40:19
Letter: Keep Pitsmoor Adventure Playground as it is

A letter to Sheffield City Council about the future of the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, from Angela Kuster.

2013-03-21 15:37:28
Council cuts nurseries

On 27th February the Council decided to go ahead with proposals to cut funding from 20 early years providers – mainly community nurseries operating in some of the most deprived areas in the city.

2013-03-21 15:34:19
Residents campaign against cuts to children's services

Budget cuts are hitting children in Burngreave the hardest, and local people have been campaigning hard to change the Council’s mind on cuts to childcare, Study Support, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Verdon Recreation Centre.

2013-03-21 14:34:55
Public Meeting - the future of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground and Verdon Rec

Details of the meeting between councillors, managers of Activity Sheffield and local residents about the future of the Adventure Playground and Verdon Rec Centre.

2013-03-16 00:13:37
Meet the Spital Hill Sculptor

Meet the sculptor commissioned to make new artworks for Spital Hill and Ellesmere and find out how to take part in the project.

2013-03-04 23:38:45
Books for Liberia appeal

February book appeal for Liberia

2013-02-11 11:00:02
Playful Protest

Saturday 9th february 12-6pm, Playful Protest against the cuts to the playground. Children, parents, residents, play and paint!

2013-02-07 13:05:08
Organisations interested in running the new primary schools released

Details of the organisations who have expressed an interest in running Fir Vale Primary Academy and Watermead Primary Academy.

2013-02-05 20:40:40
Free early learning places for 2 year olds at Watoto

Watoto pre-school is registered with Sheffield City Council to offer up to 15 hours per week free early learning to eligible 2 year olds.

2013-02-03 17:34:13
Holtwood scouts 70th anniversary

This year is the 70th anniversary of the 205th St Catherine's Scout Group. It was affiliated into the Scout Movement on 1st April 1943, during the dark days of World War II.

2013-02-01 15:24:08
You might not be getting enough vitamin D

Vitamin D is important as it helps the body absorb calcium for building strong bones and teeth. The majority of this vitamin is made in our body from sunlight. However, due to the weather here in the north of England many of us are not able to get enough vitamin D in this way.

2013-02-01 14:35:20
St Catherine’s Talent Show

! Every class held auditions and one act from each class got through to the grand final that was held in the school hall

2013-01-31 21:04:08
Free Early Learning for 2 year olds

All children aged 3 or 4 are entitled to 15 hours a week at nursery free of charge. Now this is being extended to 2-year-olds from lowincome families.

2013-01-31 20:55:40
Not such a Silent Night!

Firs Hill Primary’s nativity play “Not such a Silent Night!” was performed by Reception, Y1 and Y2 children

2013-01-31 20:49:06
Owler Brook pupils work to improve Wensley open space

Owler Brook Primary School want to add a bit more to the Wensley community starting with wensley open space.

2013-01-31 20:24:53
Half Term Activities

Half Term Activities

2013-01-31 17:34:24
George & Brian

Brain helps George prepare for a Valentine's date. Could anything possibly go wrong?

2013-01-31 17:20:49
Parkwood Academy awards

Parkwood Academy’s celebration of a year of achievement and success was the finest ever.

2013-01-31 17:07:54
Scouts Community Challenge

Story: 76th Sheffield Scouts | Photo: Jim Gilbert

On the 3rd of January, 76th Scouts decided to help the community. Lots of Scouts attended a litter picking event as part of trying to earn their Community Challenge Badge where Scouts have to do community service and find out about some aspect of their local community.

2013-01-31 17:02:17
Council proposes Playground closure

Story: Lisa Swift

The Council is proposing to close Pitsmoor Adventure Playground as part of its budget cuts from April.

2013-01-31 16:52:44
Verdon Rec to lose all staff

Under Council budget proposals, Verdon Recreation Centre will lose all its staff from April.

2013-01-31 16:44:55
Benefits cuts

Benefits will be changing in April due to government cuts. This could affect the Housing Benefit you are entitled to and you may have to pay some Council Tax.

2013-01-31 16:20:58
Community Assemblies axed

Sheffield Council has been consulting on axing community assemblies to slash spending.

2013-01-31 16:05:24
Budget cuts

The Council has begun releasing details of its budget cuts for April onwards. After two years of Government cuts, the coming financial year will see even bigger changes to services funded through the Council, which has £50 million less to spend this year.

2013-01-31 15:50:06
Study support campaign continues

Local parents and study support organisations have been campaigning to prevent Burngreave's four study support projects from coming to an end.

2013-01-31 15:31:33
Fir Vale Primary Academy update

More information about the proposed Primary Academy School in Fir Vale was revealed by the Council at community meetings in December.

2013-01-31 15:14:54
Campaign for Childcare

Parents, childcare workers and children took to the streets on December 12th and January 19th, to let the Council know that cuts to Early Years funding is not acceptable.

2013-01-31 14:44:16
Burngreave and the Cuts

A breakdown of how widely and how deeply Government Cuts will affect Burngreave.

2013-01-24 01:30:31
Community Youth Teams

Details of activities for young people.

2012-12-20 16:35:51
Origami Sessions At The Library

Origami sessions that are going to take place at the Burngreave library

2012-12-20 15:23:29
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Events and opening times at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground over Christmas.

2012-12-20 14:59:10
Christmas Holiday Activities

Holiday activities for young people in Burngreave over the Christmas period.

2012-12-20 14:38:29
New Primary for Fir Vale - Update

Details of the new primary academy for Fir Vale have been released.

2012-12-17 19:08:31
Parents challenge Council on childcare cuts

Hundreds of parents, children and childcare workers took part in a noisy demonstration outside the Cabinet meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday 12th December, after the Council announced cuts to Children’s Centres and childcare providers.

2012-12-14 18:56:36
Local residents campaign for Study Support

Local campaigners made a passionate plea to the Council to save Study Support on 5th December.

2012-12-14 18:53:53
New Schools - Community Meetings

Details of Community Meetings about new schools in the area.

2012-12-05 15:30:01
George & Brian: They've seen us!

A festive edition of Edgar Lowman's carton strip.

2012-12-03 13:14:30
Apple day...

It’s a crisp, sunny, autumn morning in Burngreave cemetery. Rick from Fireside Housing co-op is in charge of the apple juicing and kids of all ages join in chopping and enthusiastically pressing the fruit.

2012-12-03 12:00:43
School for Vegetables

Green City Action are celebrating this week after having over 2000 school children visiting the School for Vegetables community allotment site at Grimesthorpe allotments, Burngreave. They have been delivering environmental education activities to local school children since 2011.

2012-12-03 11:43:13
Healthy eating through the winter

With the winter season and the cold and dark days, we can forget to look after ourselves and maintain a healthy balanced diet. Here are some tips for everyone so you can feel your best during the cold weather

2012-12-01 13:16:39
Environmental youth weekend

Merhawit Bereket, one of the residents of the YWCA’s Peile House project on Pitsmoor Rd, took part in SHEBEEN’s environmental youth weekend at Losehill Hall in the Peak District.

2012-12-01 12:25:24
Fir Vale goes to court over GCSEs

Fir Vale School has joined over 100 other schools, local authorities and teaching organisations in taking legal action against the Ofqual exam board.

2012-12-01 12:13:39
Fir Vale School Celebrates

Fir Vale School’s Class of 2012 celebrated their success with staff, parents, and ex-Sheffield United player Bruce Dyer at the Annual Celebration Evening.

2012-12-01 12:04:55
Reading Volunteers at Firs Hill

Since Summer 2011, a number of volunteers have given up their time to sit and listen to children read at Firs Hill School.

2012-11-30 19:58:03
Adventure’s Halloween

a thrilling party at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-11-30 19:12:37
Hallowe’en at Verdon

Verdon Recreation Centre’s Halloween Party.

2012-11-30 19:02:37
Taekwondo success

Radford Love and Aran Murdock, members of the Pilsung Taekwondo club at Verdon Recreation Centre. have recently achieved success in under 13s regional competitions in Barnsley. Both have been training for over 4 years.

2012-11-30 16:09:42
Making a difference at the Vestry Hall

For over a year the Vestry Hall has been a centre for youth work. It started out as an emergency response to the tragic death of a young man, Deeq Ali. Since then it has developed into a place where young men can think about their futures, access services and benefit from opportunities available to young people.

2012-11-30 15:53:17
Mothers of Burngreave - one year on

Just one year ago, Mothers of Burngreave Network started activities at Verdon Recreation Centre, so that their children could have a safe place to be after school. Since then, the group of Somali women have gone from strength to strength.

2012-11-30 15:37:29
Owler Brook’s 21st century city

Owler Brook pupils have been gaining skills to become better learners, and with their new learning powers they have designed and built a 21st Century City.

2012-11-30 15:15:03
The Positive things about the area

Photographs and quotes from members of Byron Wood Parents Group, Pye bank Conversation Club and Young People from the Vestry Hall. The comments and photos will be part of the Future of Council Housing Consultation.

2012-11-30 15:14:47
Fir Vale Pre-School bun sale

On Friday the 16th November 2012 Fir Vale Preschool celebrated the Children In Need event by selling homemade buns that the children baked all week in the pre-school.

2012-11-30 14:58:54
Somali Education Breakthrough

We had a chance to speak to Ismail Yusuf, one of the founders of Somali Education Breakthrough.

2012-11-30 14:55:52
Mad hatters at Whiteways

Whiteways School supported Children in Need, raising money with a ‘mad hatter’ theme. Through the week, we made hats during dinner times so we didn’t need to purchase expensive hats!

2012-11-30 14:53:02
Byron Wood's Children In Need

On Friday 16th November, it was Children in Need day at Byron Wood primary school, from nursery up to Y6.

2012-11-30 14:43:04
Coffee and cake

Parkwood Academy’s Community Team partnered with the four House Captains and Vice Captains hosted a cake sale as part of the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, 2012”. Together they raised £275 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

2012-11-30 14:36:32
Study Support projects face closure

Burngreave’s Study Support projects have been told that the Council will no longer fund them after March 2013, which could mean closure for the projects.

2012-11-30 14:30:24
Pye Bank School's spotty day

It was Children in Need last week and at Pye Bank Primary School we sold buns, biscuits, popcorn and drinks to raise money for Children in Need

2012-11-30 14:27:52
Bulb Planting

30 children and teenagers, and the Eden team, spent 3 hours during half-term planting daffodil bulbs and plants and seeds in Popple Street.

2012-11-29 15:13:39
Fir Vale Food Box

Fir Vale Food Bank launched a food collecting box at Ellesmere Children’s Centre

2012-11-29 15:08:43
New primary school for Fir Vale

Plans to build a new primary school on Skinnerthorpe Road were agreed by Sheffield Council at a meeting on 15th November. The school will aim to meet the increasing need for extra primary school places in the area. It will be run as an Academy and built using £5.5 million of Government money.

2012-11-29 14:36:57
Fir Vale School granted Academy status

Fir Vale School was granted Academy status by the Department for Education on the 1st November 2012.

2012-11-29 14:36:41
Parkwood Academy building wins award

Parkwood Academy has won a Commendation in the 2012 Sheffield Design Awards.

2012-11-28 18:03:28
Casual Community Activity Coach

Activity Sheffield is seeking to appoint a number of casual staff to deliver various inclusive activities including physical activity, play, cultural, fitness, dance, and sport sessions to a variety of individuals including older people, adults, and children and young people as and when required.

  • Casual Community Activity Coach

  • Hours: Casual

  • Salary: Grade 5 (19,621 – £22,958) Pro rata

  • Closing date 28th November 2012

2012-11-22 14:45:48
Casual Community Activity Assistant

Activity Sheffield is seeking to appoint a number of casual staff to deliver various inclusive activities including physical activity, play, cultural, fitness, dance, and sport sessions to a variety of individuals including older people, adults, and children and young people as and when required.

Casual Community Activity Assistant

Hours: Casual

Salary: Grade 4 (£16,830 – £19,621) Pro rata

Closing Date 28th November 2012

2012-11-22 14:30:13
Burngreave Sports Project

Sports projects that will be taking place in burngreave.

2012-11-20 12:37:54
Council announces new school on Skinnerthorpe

Council plans for a new primary school on the Skinnerthorpe Road site in Fir Vale have been confirmed.

2012-11-15 16:42:07
What Future For Young People?

Following our coverage of difficulties at Sheffield Futures last month, the New Deal RIF Approval Group refused to approve their detached youth work project because of concerns about the management arrangements.

2012-11-15 15:28:31
Behaviour Team Kept Busy

What has Burngreave Antisocial Behaviour team been doing to tackle these issues? I went along to speak to team leader Wendy Barlow.

2012-11-15 15:25:36
Ghost Town

The Wensley estate in Fir Vale is like a “ghost town”, according to a local resident, due to a 9pm to 6am curfew on young people aged 16 and under.

2012-11-15 15:19:41
Community Youth Teams

Meet and greet your local Community Youth Team

2012-11-15 15:16:26
Streets Of Burngreave - safe and quiet?

Having heard many complaints concerning youth gangs and nuisance behaviour, I went in search of these youths.

2012-11-15 15:12:28
Job: Early Years Practitioner (Term time only post)

Watoto Pre-School is looking for a resourceful, efficient, creative and approachable person to take on the role of Early Years Practitioner. This post will work as part of the Under 2s team to ensure that Watoto Pre-School meets its aims & objectives.

  • 27.00 hours per week

  • Salary £9406.00 pro rata

  • Closing date for applications 30th November 2012 by 12 noon

2012-11-08 16:38:41
Job - Early Years Intervention Worker (Term time only post)

Watoto Pre-School is looking for a resourceful, efficient, creative and approachable person to take on the role of Early Years Intervention Worker.

  • 16.00 hours per week

(Temporary 8 months contract)

  • Salary £5824.00 pro rata

  • Closing date for applications 26th November 2012 by 12 noon

2012-11-08 15:48:44
Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair at Shiregreen United Reform Church, Valentine Crescent, S5 on Saturday 17th November

2012-11-08 15:29:00
Free Art Club for 8-13 year olds

Art in the Park is offering free art club sessions led by local professional artists.

2012-11-05 19:40:05
New school for Skinnerthorpe?

Council plans for a new primary school on the Skinnerthorpe Road site in Fir Vale were revealed at a meeting in October.

2012-11-02 23:45:04
October Half Term Activities 2012

Half term activities for children and young people in Burngreave and Fir Vale, October 2012.

2012-10-25 14:36:18
Eid al-Adha party

Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the last Islamic month of the Islamic calendar. This year to celebrate there will be an event for the whole community in Abbeyfield Park on Friday 26th October.

2012-10-18 15:12:34
Food for Thought

Come and find out about Nutrition and Hydration

2012-10-18 15:01:35
Apples at the Chapel

Apple day in burngreave cemetery

Sunday 14thOctober 11.00am onwards

2012-10-11 16:17:42
Events for children at Verdon Rec

Events for children at Verdon Rec

2012-10-04 15:48:18
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Photos

Children trying the new look playground which was given a clean up and new paint

2012-10-04 14:42:17
Parkwood Academy Open Event

Open day event on Thursday 4th October. Plus a chance to win an iPod!

2012-10-01 13:06:09
Childcare vacancies at Firvale Pre-School

FREE 15 hours childcare for children aged 3yrs – 4yrs old.

2012-10-01 12:07:29
Young Leaders

Two Fir Vale students (Y11) have been selected to join Sheffield Academy of Young Leaders in recognition of their commitment and contribution as volunteers with the School Sport Partnership in our local area.

2012-09-30 16:28:03
The Princess and the Peas

Author Caryl Hart presents an interactive session at Burngreave Library based on her new book ‘The Princess and the Peas.’

2012-09-30 16:02:50
Somali story-telling

This celebration of Somalia's story-telling tradition and oral heritage will take place at Burngreave Vestry Hall and include readings from “The Fox and The Crocodile” and other stories

2012-09-30 15:50:35
Caribbean sports day

On 12th August, the Caribbean Sports Club held its annual sports day – with the highlight England v Jamaica football match.

2012-09-29 11:45:13
Great start for Earl Marshall Juniors

The junior soccer teams of Earl Marshall JFC have enjoyed a great start to the new season.

2012-09-29 11:40:13
Burngreave’s Zero Budget Film Festival

Cheap thrills films took place in the Cemetery chapel on saturday 15th september

2012-09-28 16:49:42
Puppet making at the chapel

Puppet making workshops in Burngreave cemetery chapel.

2012-09-28 16:37:47
Danielle sets sail

Danielle Sharp has been employed as a Youth Development Worker with Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) since 2007 but is now leaving to travel the world.

2012-09-28 16:15:42
Watoto Pre School

Childcare providors. Places are available for 3,4, and 5 year olds

2012-09-28 16:10:28
Brighter adventures

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has had a lick of paint this summer, from the National Citizens Service (NCS).

2012-09-28 16:07:08
Olympic Champions

Fun and Games Olympic celebration

2012-09-28 16:05:53
Fir Vale Food Festival

The first food event of its kind in the Fir Vale community was held at the School to celebrate Harvest Festival and Eid-ul-Fitr together.

2012-09-28 16:05:41
Caps, Gowns and lots of Smiles

Graduation celebration took place at Watoto Pre School in July

2012-09-28 16:01:01
St Peter's summer fun day

St Peter’s Church held another successful fun day on 14th July

2012-09-28 15:58:15
Eid Celebration

The end of Ramadan was marked by a celebration at Watoto Preschool

2012-09-28 15:55:28
Celebrating Jamaica’s 50 Years Independence

A fun day was held as children, parents and staff celebrated Jamaica’s 50 Years of Independence

2012-09-28 15:51:44
Wonderful Summer at Watoto

Various celebrations at Watoto Nusery

2012-09-28 15:48:04
Busy summer

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) had a busy summer, despite many young people being away for Ramadan. We ran trips and activities in various venues and for a variety of groups of young people.

2012-09-28 15:35:06
Sun, sea and sand

A large group of young people aged 8-19 set off from Earl Marshall Youth Club and enjoyed a sunny seaside day at Cleethorpes in August.

2012-09-28 15:21:55
Have your say on library services

Sheffield City Council is looking to make changes to the city’s libraries due to spending cuts. The Messenger visited Burngreave Library to get views on the idea of changing library services

2012-09-28 14:40:36
Impressive GCSE results

Students across Sheffield celebrated their GCSE results in August, with schools attended by pupils from Burngreave being particularly proud of the excellent results achieved this year.

2012-09-27 14:49:08
Fir Vale Food Festival

All about food including cooking and tasting and information about healthy eating

2012-09-13 20:27:10
The Sheffield Riverlution Festival

Join us for a weekend of events and activities along Sheffield’s city centre riverside, and a week of fringe events spread across Sheffield’s wider waterway network

2012-09-13 16:27:30
Vacancies at Firvale pre-school

Child care vacancies

2012-09-06 14:33:56
Willow Puppet workshops

Free drop-in workshops at Burngreave Cemetery Chapel, led by local artist, Patrick Amber create a willow-framed lantern or Make yourself a puppet – Sundays 1-3pm

2012-08-28 19:39:41
St Catherine's Summer Fair photos

A selection of extra photos taken at St Catherine's Summer Fair.

2012-08-02 18:42:47
Watoto Pre-SChool graduation celebration

On 18th July Watoto held the annual Watoto Pre-School graduation celebration to recognise and reward the achievements of thir children for all successfully completing pre-school.

2012-07-23 12:49:10
Junior Cricket Coaching

By popular request the Sheffield Indoor Cricket Centre are starting junior cricket coaching sessions on Tuesday and Sunday mornings.

2012-07-23 12:41:00
Cemetery well dressing 2012

Thankfully the sun came out for the annual well-dressing in Burngreave cemetery on Sunday 15th July.

2012-07-23 12:28:22
Art, Dance and Stories

Arts, crafts, dance, reading and story telling activities for children and young people in Burngreave this summer

2012-07-22 22:11:27
Playschemes and activity programmes

Playschemes and activity programmes for children in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 22:08:25
Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities for children, young people and families in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 21:59:57
Youth clubs

Youth Clubs in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 21:55:41
Trips & Events

Trips & events for children and young people in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 21:53:14

Sports activities for children and young people in Burngreave this summer.

2012-07-22 21:46:39
Summer Activities 2012

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2012-07-22 21:44:25
Well Dressing photos

Photos of the well dressing display.

2012-07-22 21:14:56
Byron Wood Family Fun Day Photo Gallery

Byron Wood Family Fun Day held on the 14TH June.

2012-07-22 17:38:49
Firs Hill Jubilee

Firs Hill School had a Diamond Jubilee Party on Friday 1st June. Children had a picnic lunch and wore clothes in the theme of red white and blue.

2012-07-20 17:16:55
Byron Wood Family Fun Day

Story: Samsam Dhoble | Photos: Lucy Dean & Laura Burn Byron Wood Primary School had a Family Fun Day on 14th June.

2012-07-20 17:10:46
St Catherine’s Summer Fair

Story: Isbah Aslam & Zaina Iqbal On Wednesday 27th June St Catherine’s Primary School held their annual Summer Fair.

2012-07-20 17:07:26
Chess tournament

A few children were picked to play chess on behalf of each school on Monday 9th July at the very first chess competition which was held at St Catherine’s school.

2012-07-20 16:38:04
Schools Cricket League

Byron Wood, Pye Bank and Firs Hill took part in a local Cricket league in July.

2012-07-20 16:35:09
Reading group at Whiteways

Since September 2011, 25 volunteers have given up their time for a school reading project.

2012-07-20 16:31:01
My Great Grandmother

My great-grandmother is a unique and different person. We don’t speak the same language but her love and smile makes me feel like I understand what she wants to say.

2012-07-20 16:02:15
The Olympic Torch

The olymipic torch visited sheffield were it was enjoyed and celebrated by the people of sheffield this is only one of those stories.

2012-07-20 16:00:29
Pye Bank Girls football

An article about Reema and her football team who began the pye bank girls football club.

2012-07-20 15:56:41
Diamonds Carnival

Parents and children went to the Y2 diamond carnival which inspired the children to organise one of their own.

2012-07-20 15:52:57
Jubilee celebration at Pye Bank School

On Wednesday 30th May there was a big celebration for the Queen’s Jubilee at Pye Bank School.

2012-07-20 15:48:30
Reach High 2: Our celebration

On 8th July, Reach High 2, the study support project, celebrated another successful end of the year. We were fearful of another monsoon; luckily it was dry all day.

2012-07-20 15:44:47
Ellesmere Family Feast

Ellesmere Children's Centre held their annual multicultural event on 8th June. Manager Sharon Curtis smiles as she tells me about the different national dishes families brought to share: “We had Asian, Caribbean, Spanish, Chinese … so many!”

2012-07-20 15:41:06
Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival

Abbeyfield park was full of peopleon Sunday 8th July 2012 who came to meet up, to unite with old friends and families and created an harmonious atmosphere.

2012-07-20 15:39:03
Jubilee Busk Meadow Park

The Shirecliffe Jubilee took place at Busk Meadow Park on Saturday 9th June.

2012-07-20 15:24:58
Youth work changes

Youth work has undergone substantial changes in a move away from universal provision, for anyone, to a targeted approach.

2012-07-20 14:56:57
‘Sort your life out’

On Tuesday 10th July a group of people aged 16 – 25 from the InterAct project launched a DVD they had been working on since February.

2012-07-20 14:52:49
Tusaale United cup success

New football club, Tusaale United have just completed a fantastic season in Sheffield’s amateur leagues, securing several cup victories.

2012-07-19 16:26:15
Hucklow Primary win Sheffield cricket final

Hucklow Primary School smashed their way to victory at the Sheffield ASDA Kwik Cricket City Final on Tuesday 26th June 2012. This all-day event managed to beat the weather and was a great day for the schools that took part.

2012-07-19 15:49:07
Faithful Guides

unit on Holtwood Road had a very special Six of the guides, the young guide leader and the new leader all made their promises to be faithful Guides.

2012-06-28 16:48:52
Firshill Fair

Firshill Junior and Infant school yearly summer fête.

2012-06-28 16:43:33
Even more adventures

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has been redeveloped with Pitsmoor Adventure Playground has been redeveloped over the past few months with new structures over the past few months.

2012-06-28 16:19:31
Car Boot Sale

Funding raising car boot sale at St. Catherine’s Catholic Primary School

2012-06-28 15:46:06
Osgathorpe Jam

Sunday 31 July 2005 1-8pm

2012-06-21 16:22:08

launching a Youth Dropin called ‘The Hangout’ – it will be open every evening (6–9pm), Mon–Fri 1st–19th August in the Welcome Centre, Christ Church Pitsmoor, Nottingham Street.

2012-06-21 16:18:33
Rother Valley Country Park Trip

Wednesday 17th August, 10am – 2 pm

2012-06-21 16:14:20
Listen to Us Project

Friday 12th August 1–6pm Burngreave’s Olympic Celebration Sports Day

2012-06-21 16:09:59
International Dad's Day

On Saturday 13th August at Verdon Street Recreation Centre, from 10.30am-3pm

2012-06-21 16:02:54
Events for the Firvale & Firshill Area

Activity Sheffield in Conjunction with Sheffield Futures

2012-06-21 15:55:45
Community Engagement Team Activites

Six weeks of activities with a range of services delivered for local people including: DJ workshops, dance workshops, drumming workshop, graffiti workshops and sports sessions

2012-06-21 15:51:22
Sports Project Summer Activities

Athletic Taster Sessions Learn to cycle Four day Swimming Crash Course

2012-06-21 15:47:54
Designer Youth Shelter

Ever thought of owning your own home? Can’t afford the down payment on a mortgage? Never mind! You can have your very own place to hang out, out of the rain and wind, in your favourite haunt – Abbeyfield Park. Fabulous views across well-manicured lawns, centrally located in a listed park!

2012-06-21 15:47:17
What's going on?

Summer events

2012-06-21 15:42:49
Summer Football

Sports, news, summer, football

2012-06-21 15:35:33
Poverty – It’s not fair!

On Monday, 4th July, St Catherine’s Primary School started a week of Making Poverty History. We are trying to put pressure on the G8 leaders to make decisions that will change lives.

2012-06-21 14:57:54
Great day...over too soon

Bitter disappointment followed the early closure of this year’s Abbeyfield Multicultural Festival following what police described as a ‘suspicious incident’. Green City Action (GCA) later confirmed it was a bomb scare, with more than one warning being received.

2012-06-21 14:37:41
Somali Dance Group celebration photo gallery

Photos of the Somali Dance Group end of term celebration at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2012-05-28 10:11:29
Ellesmere Children’s Centre Multicultural Event 2012

Friday 8th June. This year’s event will be a food tasting extravaganza with cuisine from around the world for you to try and enjoy.

2012-05-28 09:46:23
Hurry... Short closing date for Kids Can Do

If your group can provide activities for 8-13 year olds then funding is available through ‘Kids Can Do’.

2012-05-25 16:59:02
The Peace Child Photo Gallery

The Peace Child

2012-05-25 15:44:57
Face Britain

Mona Hassan and Sahra Elmi, Y10 students at Fir Vale, were part of a select national Youth Forum in 2011, working with the Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, to shape a special art project to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics.

2012-05-25 15:34:35
Engage learners Earn Certificates

12 Engage learners celebrated the completion of their course

2012-05-25 09:45:22
Learning Somali tradition

Every week Somali girls from across Sheffield meet at Verdon Recreation Centre to learn traditional Somali dance/

2012-05-25 09:38:52
Grand Opening of MUGA at Owler Brook

The brand new multi use games area (MUGA ) at Owler Brook was opened in May

2012-05-25 09:24:07
Sports and Play

Sports and play activities for young people in half term.

2012-05-24 16:59:57
Youth Clubs

Youth Clubs open in half term in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2012-05-24 16:41:50
Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities in for young people in half term including grass sledging, den building and dragonflies spotting.

2012-05-24 16:11:46
Spring Bank Activities

Half Term activities for children and young people in June.

2012-05-24 16:09:39
The Peace Child

On Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th of March 2012, the Byron Wood Year 3’s and Year 4’s performed an outstanding production of ‘The Peace Child’.

2012-05-24 16:05:26
Family Food & Film event

Fir Vale's thriving parents group CASP (Community & School Partnership) once again provided delicious food and entertainment for the local community on a rainy Sunday afternoon in April.

2012-05-24 15:55:42
Sing Up Gold Award!

Byron Wood have reason to sing – they have just been awarded a national award, the Sing Up GoldAward.

2012-05-24 15:47:17
Earl Marshall Juniors – Season Review

There was mixed fortune this season for local Pitsmoor and Burngreave based football club, Earl Marshall Juniors. The Club celebrated the players’ achievements at two memorable presentation nights on the 11th and 12th May.

2012-05-24 15:14:20
Youth centres affected by changes to youth services

After changes to staff at Sheffield Futures, young people have lost out again at local youth centres.

2012-05-24 15:05:32
Fundraising at Verdon Rec

Mothers of Burngreave Network held a successful fundraising event on 13th April at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2012-05-24 15:03:59
Activity Sheffield staff changes

Burngreave residents went to the Full Council meeting at Sheffield Town Hall on 4th April to tell councillors they valued staff at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-05-24 14:59:59
What the Dickens?

Coffee morning and quiz about Charles Dickens witha prize

2012-05-10 14:19:28
Job vacancy: Clerical Assistant at Pye Bank School

Pye Bank School has a vacancy for a Clerical Assistant:

  • 32.5hrs per week (term-time only)

  • Closing date: Friday 11th May 2012

2012-05-05 13:25:32
Partnership Board Meeting - Wednesday, 27th April 2005

What was discussed. What was decided.

2012-04-26 16:06:47
Toddlers Gardening

Parents and toddlers gardening sessions at Sure Start allotment Firt Park

2012-04-23 17:49:18
Sure Start Allotment Firth Park

Join volunteers at the Sure Start Community Allotment, Vickers Road, Firth Park

2012-04-23 17:31:26
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum open day event

FREE event for parents/carers of children with additional needs from all communities. Saturday 5th May 2012 at SADACCA. Find out about services and organisations to help your child

2012-04-20 19:02:51
Residents petition Councillors

Burngreave residents went to the meeting of the full council at Sheffield Town Hall on Wednesday 4th April to tell councillors they valued staff at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2012-04-04 21:37:03
Fairtrade at St Catherine’s

From 5th March 2012, children explored the meaning of Fairtrade and how they support farmers across the world.

2012-04-02 07:04:59
Ellesmere Youth Project

Easter Holiday activities with Ellesmere Youth Project.

2012-04-02 00:38:54
Owler Brook School

Easter Holiday family events in partnership with Whiteways School.

2012-04-02 00:34:55
Fir Vale Secondary School

Easter Holiday activities at Fir Vale Secondary School.

2012-04-02 00:33:05
Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve

Family activity event at Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

2012-04-02 00:30:06
Firth Park Community Arts College

Easter Holiday activities at Firth Park Community Arts College.

2012-04-02 00:27:25
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Come along and take part in lots of fun activities including a zip-wire and huge slide! Indoor and outdoor activities available – so no need to worry about the weather!

2012-04-02 00:23:46
Verdon Recreation Centre With Activity Sheffield

Come along and take part in lots of fun activities. Activities take place outdoors and inside in case it’s a rainy day.

2012-04-02 00:20:05
Youth Clubs with Sheffield Futures

Earl Marshall Youth Centre & All Saints Youth Centre – activities during the Easter Holidays.

2012-04-02 00:13:43
Easter Holiday Activities

School holiday activity provision for young people from 2nd to 15th April

2012-03-31 16:24:57
Book yourself in at the Library

If you don't know what a great resource we have on our doorsteps, it’s time you visited Burngreave Library.

2012-03-31 16:09:27
Little Ummah Playgroup

we are running (perhaps the first ever in Sheffield) Muslim-focused mother, baby and toddler group, every Wednesday

2012-03-31 15:34:14
Hucklow’s Business and Enterprise Project

Hucklow school pupils are working on a major enterprise project, aiming to learn the key skills required to plan, design and produce products

2012-03-31 15:28:19
A friend for everyone

Owler Brook School had a friendship week

2012-03-31 15:14:11
Firs Hill litter pick

The Friends of Firs Hill School and the School Council have begun a project to reduce the levels of litter and dog fouling in the area around the school.

2012-03-31 14:26:28
Byron Wood road safety

Streetwise Sam has joined Byron Wood School to help children become aware of road safety.

2012-03-31 14:22:37
Byron Wood Choir

On Friday 9th March 58 children from the Byron Wood choir were invited to participate in the Music for Youth Regional Festival to perform in front of an audience and two adjudicators.

2012-03-31 14:07:54
George & Brian: Spring

Cartoon from Edgar Lowman

2012-03-31 13:10:53
Friendships without borders

In February's half-term break, a group of young people from different schools and colleges in the city, including Parkwood Academy and Sheffield College, made a short film for an Olympic Games film competition.

2012-03-31 13:07:39
Byron Wood’s got talent

On Tuesday the 7th of February 2012 Byron Wood Primary School had a talent show, “Byron Wood’s Got Talent"

2012-03-31 13:00:13
Owler Brook School

World Book Day

2012-03-30 16:34:36
Pye Bank School

World Book Day

2012-03-30 16:32:41
Firs Hill School

World Book Day

2012-03-30 16:31:35
Byron Wood School

World Book Day

2012-03-30 16:30:00
Hucklow School

World Book Day at |Hucklow School

2012-03-30 16:28:03
World Book Day

Burngreave’s schools celebrated World Book Day on 1st March 2012 with book-related events and costumes.

2012-03-30 16:25:54
International Women's Day photo gallery

More pictures from the event at verdon Recreation center

2012-03-30 15:37:14
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated in March to recognise the critical role and contribution that women make, not just in the family but in the community. It helps empower women and achieve a better society

2012-03-30 14:38:40
Interserve keep Fir Vale Astroturf closed

Fir Vale's Astroturf is an importanmt facility in the area but it’s been closed to local groups since November.

2012-03-29 16:17:48
Parkwood Springs litter pick

The winds and storms of winter toss rubbish about and leave our open spaces unattractive.

2012-03-29 15:50:08
Wensley's metal gates secured

Wensley residents have been targeted by metal thieves in recent months, with a number of garden gates going missing.

2012-03-29 15:42:32
Making Tracks at Parkwood springs

Work starts soon at Parkwood Springs, on an exciting new mountain bike trail, funded by Sport England and European Value. The free, open access trail is designed to be accessible and promote skills development at all levels from novice to expert rider.

2012-03-29 15:20:09
Residents raise concerns about staff changes

Local residents have raised concerns about proposed staff changes at Verdon Recreation Centre and Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, both run by Activity Sheffield.

2012-03-29 15:13:15
Supporting the Messenger

The Burngreave Messenger is about to become a teenager! In July, we’ll be celebrating our 13th birthday and in June, we’ll be putting out our 100th issue – quite an achievement for a community magazine run mainly on the time, effort, skills and goodwill of local volunteers.

2012-03-29 14:53:23
Nursery Street work to start

A new park is being created that should help keep the Wicker flood-free.

2012-03-29 14:37:06
Gold medallist

A 13 year old from Firvale school is proving to be a success as a runner despite having only trained for the past year. Essa Ahmed of Firvale began running for the school team after the coach took him under his wing.

2012-03-29 14:34:21
Three parties in one

This year’s Children’s Festive party took place on 18th December at the Spectrum Centre.

2012-03-08 16:55:59
Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League

Results and fixtures

2012-03-08 16:15:53
Under 8s remain unbeaten

Burngreave Saints Under 8s have won all their matches this season, and with the last match to play in mid-March, its looking good for them to be the top under 8s team in Sheffield.

2012-03-08 16:03:47
Job: Casual Activity Leader

Casual Activity Leader

  • Grade/Salary £15 524 – 24 331 (pro rata)

  • Location City Wide

  • Hours Casual including evenings, weekends and school holidays

  • Wednesday 14 March 2012

2012-03-01 20:26:46
Events with Friends of Parkwood Springs

Forthcoming events in March and April including Clean Up morning, Mountain Biking and a History Walk.

2012-03-01 16:02:51
Job: Project Administrator

The Furnival Burngreave Community Projects

  • 20 hours per week

  • Salary Scale: NJC Scale 4 £17,161 – £19,126 fte (Initially 3 month contract)

  • Closing Date: Friday 16th March 2012 (Interview date Friday 30th March)

2012-03-01 15:00:43
Watoto Pre-School

Quality education and play, for each individual child

2012-02-03 15:57:35
New booklet for parents of under fives

Sheffield Children's Hospital staff and GPs have produced a booklet for parents of under 5s.

2012-02-03 15:49:11
Ellesmere Youth Project

Bike ride in Clumber Park

2012-02-03 15:25:53
Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Fun activities for 8 – 13 yr olds

2012-02-03 15:22:48
Verdon Street Centre with Activity Sheffield

Youth activities at Verdon Street with Activity Sheffield

2012-02-03 15:21:13
Sports Sessions with Activity Sheffield

Activity sheffield sports activities between 13th – 19th February at various centres.

2012-02-03 15:04:41
Youth Clubs with Sheffield Futures

Youth club activities during the February half term

2012-02-03 15:02:17
All Saints on Saturday

All Saints Saturday Youth Club is an opportunity to do something a bit different.

2012-02-02 16:10:19
Food-i @ The Furnival

Food-i is a new project of Cellar Space based at The Furnival in Verdon Street. A team of catering trained learning mentors works with young people.

2012-02-02 15:52:37
Relax on a bat and a gnat

Keep your eyes peeled when you're next down near Crabtree Ponds and you’ll spot the brand new carved bench depicting a bat and gnat, both creatures found around Crabtree Ponds Nature Reserve.

2012-02-02 15:45:44
February Half Term Activities

February Half Term activities

2012-02-02 15:36:21
Christmas at the cemetery

Natural materials such as Virginia creeper, ivy, holly and other berries were provided to create wreaths for either home decoration or to place on graves over the Christmas period

2012-02-02 15:35:26
My Little Sister

A poem called My Little Sister by Sehrish Khan

2012-02-02 15:31:20
A fishy story

Byron Wood Primary. He has written a story, “The fish who went to space.”

2012-02-02 15:29:06
Mummies come back!

It was a Thursday afternoon when Y5SG from Byron Wood School had an assembly based on ancient Egypt. First they had a school play; the teacher was a young student named Muna Yusuf. She had 6 students learning the hieroglyphics. One was always having a vision from the future.

2012-02-02 15:26:49
Football Crazy

Friday 25th November; a freezing cold night but it was game on between Burngreave’s multitalented multi-agency squad and a group of young people from the Vestry Hall.

2012-02-02 15:23:39
Raggedy King

On the 14th of December 2011, Byron Wood Primary School had its own nativity which was performed by the y1 and y2s. Extra photos.

2012-02-02 15:22:24
Music goes Tech

Byron Wood may be the only school in Sheffield to provide a technology-based music after-school club. So far, 14 children have taken part but we now have provision for up to 30.

2012-02-02 15:21:07
Strictly come Singing at Byron Wood

On the 13th of December, at half past one, Byron Wood Primary School had their very own sing off, ‘Strictly Come Singing’. Mrs Stroud, their amazing performing arts teacher, had thought of this wonderful idea and it has now become a great tradition in Byron Wood.

2012-02-02 15:19:09
Finding positive ways forward

Mubarak Hassan is the new Somali Community Development Coordinator

2012-02-02 15:06:39
Young people hear anti-crime message

An event aimed at keeping young people away from crime was held in January by Burngreave Youth Development Centre at Verdon Recreation Centre.

2012-02-02 15:05:56
Byron Wood parents meeting

More than 30 parents met with members of the local police team in January to voice their concerns about community safety. The meeting was organised by Byron Wood Parents’ Group, who have been active in the school for several years.

2012-02-02 14:53:50
Recognising Achievement

Over 100 Somali residents attended the Outreach Improvement Project's 2nd annual awards event took place in January at the Town Hall.

Website exclusive: List of Award Winners of 2012.

2012-02-02 14:43:46
Thank You to Valerie

Shabana Shahid, contacted the Burngreave Messenger, wanting to acknowledge the work of their local lollipop lady. Valerie Hanson is still crossing children safely over the road in Fir Vale after 27 years.

2012-02-02 14:42:40
Sheffield F C comes to Pitsmoor

Sheffield FC's Futsal team and coaches are offering to provide training sessions in the area and to help set up local teams.

2012-02-02 14:36:40
A National Champion

from Earl Marshal Road, is the first national champion to come out of Fir Vale, winning the National Clubs for Young People title at 48kg class C category

2012-02-02 14:29:51
Sheffield Caribbean Netball Club

Youth in Action at SADACCA are holding netball coaching sessions from January, and plan to start a new girls team.

2012-01-01 21:57:40
Fun times in Abbeyfield

Pre-school Pitsmoor children were treated to a Ranger-led event in Abbeyfield Park.

2011-12-01 15:46:10
Christmas at St Peter's

Christmas events at St Peter's Ellesmere

2011-11-25 16:07:03
Sheffield Parent Partnership

Forum for people caring for children with special needs

2011-11-25 15:48:53
Parent Carer forum

Supporting Parents

2011-11-25 15:31:01
Home Fire Girls 90th anniversary

Pitsmoor Home Fire Girls had their celebration 90th Anniversary Tea Party on Saturday 22nd October, where over forty past and present members, friends and supporters came together for an afternoon reminiscence, memorabilia and friendship.

2011-11-25 15:00:29
Learning about IT at Parkwood

As part of a national campaign, Parkwood Academy has been supporting parents, students and local residents to get more confident in using the Internet.

2011-11-25 14:00:36
Firth Park Christmas Lights Switch On

Firth Park Christmas Lights Switch on and Firework Spectacular

2011-11-25 13:41:19
St Catherine's School Award

St Catherine’s Primary School has been awarded International Schools Award from the British Council.

2011-11-25 13:35:10
Sheaf Training reopens

Sheaf Training, based on Norwood Drive, has re-opened after a £3 million refurbishment.

2011-11-25 07:52:12
EYP celebrate 10 years

Sunny September 24th was a day to celebrate ten years of an excellent project for our local young people.

2011-11-25 07:29:08
After Dark with PACA

The Pakistan Advice and Community Association took a group of 30 young people to the After Dark event at Don Valley Bowl.

2011-11-24 15:53:27
Languages count in Burngreave!

During October half-term, over 20 children attended classes in their home language, including Somali and Arabic.

2011-11-24 15:47:57
Blast Off success for Burngreave teams

The NE Blast Off finals were a huge success, with 34 teams attending the event at Concord Sports Centre. There was an attendance of approximately 10-12 teams from in and around the Burngreave area.

2011-11-24 15:42:52
Launch Welcome Centre toddler group

November, an Opening Event was held at the Welcome Centre on Nottingham St to tell people about a new toddler group in the area.

2011-11-24 15:30:33
25 years and 500 children later

On Saturday 12th November grandparents, parents and children came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the playgroup at ST James' church

2011-11-24 15:18:02
Youth Work at the Vestry Hall

Local youth workers and organisations are discussing how they could work together to engage the young men and support them.

2011-11-24 14:45:00
Messenger Editorial - Young Writers Day

News of Burngreave Library's Young Writers Day, extra website content, George & Brian and general information about the Messenger.

2011-11-24 14:37:36
Community devastated by shooting

Local residents were shocked by the death of another young person on 30th October.

2011-11-24 14:22:45
Police - Section 30 Dispersal Order Meeting

South Yorkshire Police are holding a public meeting on Monday 28th November, 6pm at Burngreave Vestry Hall,about a Section 30 Dispersal Order which will cover the streets near Spital Hill,

2011-11-22 21:13:21
No MUGAs in the park

Despite the hard work of residents, renovation of the old tennis courts in Abbeyfield Park is unlikely to happen in the near future.

2011-11-03 15:52:14
Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival. Sunday 10th July 2005 1 pm – 6 pm

2011-11-03 15:27:03
Burngreave Mile Run 2005

Sunday 19th June 2005: The Burngreave Sports Network presents the Burngreave Mile Run 2005, another day of sports fun and activities.

2011-11-03 15:11:35
Shooting victim named

The young man killed on Spital Hill on Sunday morning is named as Deeq Ali.

2011-10-31 22:32:48
Spital Hill remains closed

Spital Hill is expected to remain closed into Monday, following the shooting of a young man on Spital Hill.

2011-10-31 11:52:59
Young man shot and killed on Spital Hill

A young man has been shot on Sptial Hill in the early hours of Sunday 30th October.

2011-10-30 14:07:54
October Half Term Activities

Half term activities for children and young people in Burngreave and Fir Vale, October 2011.

2011-10-21 00:00:28
Beacons 2011 Tales from the Old Country

Storyteller Shonaleigh returns to Parkwood Springs to continue the Beacon stories.

2011-10-16 18:46:44
Study Support - vacancy for a primary school age tutor

Reach High 2 needs a tutor to teach an upper- primary-aged group of children primarily from ethnic minority backgrounds in Burngreave. The weekend study support group is an exciting opportunity to help young people reach their full potential in a relaxed but focussed learning environment that enables pupils to take control of their learning.

  • The work will be 6 hours over Saturday and Sunday, during term times.

  • Pay at £19.06 per hour

  • Send your letter of application, by Thursday 13th October

2011-10-10 15:56:45
Beacons Event - Parkwood Springs

The annual Beacons event returns to Parkwood Springs for its 5th year on Saturday 22nd October 2011.

2011-09-28 19:42:24
Hucklow Nursery open day

Places available for children aged 3 to 4 years. Find out more at the Hucklow Nursery Open Day on 21st October.

2011-09-23 17:30:56
Park improvements under fire

Burngreave residents feel they have been badly let down after projects to improve local green spaces have failed to make the grade.

2011-09-23 15:04:33
Successful summer of activity

Activity Sheffield's summer programme was a great success in Burngreave, with sports and play activities across the area.

2011-09-23 14:55:46
Burngreave's hidden gems

Sheffield Wildlife Trust ran a series of events and guided walks over the spring and summer as part of the Burngreave’s Hidden Gems project.

2011-09-23 14:46:23
Study Support's positive summer

Burngreave After-School Study Support Project (BASSSP) ran a number of positive activities over the summer including a trip to Knowsley Safari Park, gokarting and trips to the cinema.

2011-09-23 14:33:05
SHIFT taster workshops

Want to do something creative or make a documentary?

2011-09-23 14:23:08
Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills – the zero budget film festival – will be on Saturday 1st October. It's all free!

2011-09-23 14:16:51
A Wish to Walk

The Burngreave community came together in the summer to help a child to live the kind of life that most of us take for granted.

2011-09-23 10:58:06
PITS party on Nottingham Rec

The Party in the Park in August was organised by the PITS Group members Joyce and Donna Divers.

2011-09-23 10:42:32
Wensley's summer fun

Young people in Wensley have enjoyed another summer of activities, thanks to Wensley Tenants and Residents Association and Activity Sheffield

2011-09-22 23:23:09
Wildlife Trust events

Environmental activities and events

2011-09-22 22:41:04
Pye Bank Praise

Pye Bank Primary School received congratulations from the Director of Children's Services, Dr Sonia Sharp, for moving out of the Local Authority’s group of schools that were causing concern.

2011-09-22 21:59:54
Verdon Recreation Centre open day

Verdon recreation centre open day activities

2011-09-22 21:48:01
Verdon Recreation Centre Open day

Come along and see what is regularly on offer at Verdon Recreation centre, which is located in the heart of Burngreave.

2011-09-08 22:32:51
Family Funday @ Sheffield Caribbean Sports Club, Ecclesfield Common

Family Funday @ Sheffield Caribbean Sports Club

2011-08-11 19:06:20
Cycle Speedway taster session in Abbeyfield Park

Sheffield Cycle Speedway Club and Ellesmere Youth Project will be running a Cycle Speedway taster session in Abbeyfield Park on Tuesday 16th August 4-6pm

2011-08-11 12:37:18
Job: Project Participation Coordinator

The Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project (Chilypep) is currently recruiting for maternity leave cover (9 months) for a Project Participation Coordinator for their ‘Right Here’ project.

  • 18.5 hours per week

  • Salary NJC Scale SO1: £24,646 pro rata

  • Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2011 at 12.00pm

2011-08-10 21:03:41
Dance, Drama & Music

Ellesmere Youth Project (EYP) will be running a 3 day event during the summer holidays for local young people to engage in dance/drama/arts activities with the broad theme of ‘conflict’.

2011-07-24 09:15:22
Romano Jilo Certificates

Romano Jilo dancers have performed at many of this year’s festivals. Every year their act gets better, and now the young people have been recognised for all the extra hours they put in.

2011-07-24 08:53:09
Owler Brook are road safe

Owler Brook school have been working hard with the Sheffield City Council Road Safety Team to teach children and families about the importance of road safety and car safety ‘belt up’.

2011-07-24 08:48:29
Campaign for family wins award

Speaker’s School Council 2011 Annual Award Scheme was presented to St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School. The annual scheme, launched in 2009 by The Speaker of the House of Commons, recognises the most inspiring and engaging achievements of school councils across the UK.

2011-07-24 08:40:01
Sunshine and Showers

It was sunshine and showers at Parkwood Academy’s summer fair on Saturday 16th July.

2011-07-24 06:56:07
Ellesmere Children's Centre Summer Dance Camp

Ellesmere Children’s Centre will be holding a Summer Dance Camp.

2011-07-22 21:45:01
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery 3

Pictures of activities and stalls at Abbeyfield Park Festival taken by Cecelia Vincent and John Mellor.

2011-07-22 16:00:31
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery 2

Photos taken by Vivien Urwodhi at the Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival 2011.

2011-07-22 15:19:46
Young people's gospel choir

Young people from Shiloh Church in Burngreave made their first public performance at Abbeyfield Park festival in July.

2011-07-22 14:39:07
Abbeyfield Festival Photo Gallery 1

Gallery of photos taken by Anwar Suliman at the 2011 Abbeyfield Park Festival.

2011-07-21 17:48:07
Cricket Event at Fir Vale

On the 3rd July 2011 Fir Vale Community & School Partnership, together with Friends of Owler Brook School, held a community cricket tournament, with food to share, thanks to funding from the Council’s Food Festival Awards. The event brought adults & young people from different schools and backgrounds together

2011-07-21 17:35:52
Volunteers of the Year

Two Sheffield youths, Atif Aslam and Zubair Khaliq, have been jointly nominated by Activity Sheffield as the Young Citizens of the Year for their volunteer work with the Burngreave Tigers, a local sports club in affiliation with Sheffield City Council.

2011-07-21 17:33:34
Earl Marshall Juniors- Season Preparations

The football season may not start until September but Earl Marshall Juniors' teams are already working hard to prepare themselves.

2011-07-21 17:26:41
Reach High 2

Reach High's academic year ended with a celebration.

2011-07-21 15:58:13
Study Support celebrate

Burngreave’s study support groups from Somali Education Breakthrough, Reach High 2, IT Community School Subject Support and Burngreave After School Study Support Project, came together on 29th June to celebrate the achievements of young people.

2011-07-21 15:55:32
Owler Brook does the Big Toddle!

Nursery and reception children participated in a sponsored walk in aid of Barnado's charity.

2011-07-21 15:53:35
Pye Bank Summer Fair

Pye Bank School hold their annual summer fair

2011-07-21 15:47:49
Environmental Photo Exhibition

Residents of Burngreave had an opportunity to view photos taken by local young people at the BME environmental photo exhibition at SHEBEEN in July.

2011-07-21 15:46:25
Artists at Ellesmere Children’s Centre

Ellesmere Children’s Centre celebrated its 15th Anniversary on 10th June with a resoundingly successful Open Day.

2011-07-21 15:38:11
The Magic Key

On 13th and 14th July, the Y5 and Y6 children at Byron Wood performed ‘The Magic Key’. Parents, Governors and people from other schools came to watch it, as well as all the year groups.

2011-07-21 15:18:33
Musical Achievements at Byron Wood Primary School

On July 7th Byron Wood’s Y6 brass band entertained the audience at Sheffield City Hall with some ska music, as part of the annual ‘City of Excellence’ Awards ceremony.

2011-07-21 15:14:37
Ice cream van fire

An ice-cream van on andover Street caught fire and burst into massive flames and smoke – as seen in the picture taken by Mohamed Bashe, a local writer and taxi driver.

2011-07-21 15:12:21
The Big Bang

On Monday 4th July “The Big Bang” African drummers left Pitsmoor and headed for Birmingham for a place in the final of the “Music for Youth” National Festival, representing Sheffield.

2011-07-21 15:09:49
Young Carer's VOYCE

VOYCE – Views of Young Carers Explained

2011-07-21 14:58:16
Festival for everyone

Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival continued for another year thanks to the local volunteers who made it happen.

2011-07-21 14:33:00

Playschemes in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:17:11
Pitsmoor adventure playground

Summer activities at Pitsmoor adventure playground this summer.

2011-07-21 00:13:53
Special activities

Special activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:11:10

Football in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:08:01

Sports activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:05:31
Youth clubs

Youth Clubs in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:01:54
Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 23:11:29
Music, dance & drama

Music, dance & drama in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 22:58:29
Trips & Events

Trips & events in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 22:52:05
Arts & Crafts

Arts and crafts activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-20 22:17:48
Summer Activities 2011

Summer activities for families, young people and children in Burngreave.

2011-07-20 22:10:51
Firs Hill Primary School Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale at Firs Hill Primary School on Saturday 16th July starting at 11.30 am

2011-07-14 16:03:05
Academies Meeting

A public meeting has been organised to discuss the implications of the Government’s Academies programme for local schools.

2011-07-05 11:37:50
Play Leader Job Vacancy

Help to plan, organise and participate in activities over the lunchtime period or supervise in the dining room.

  • Closing date: Wednesday, 13 July 2011 12 noon

2011-07-01 10:00:07
Fir Vale governors vote for academy status

Fir Vale school governors voted on Wednesday 15th June to apply for academy status for the school, despite the concerns of parents and Labour councillors, some of whom lobbied the meeting.

2011-06-24 21:23:12
Firth Park Community Arts College Summer Fair

Summer fair at Firth Park Community Arts College

2011-06-20 22:47:10
Parents concerned at Firvale Academy meeting

Around 50 people attended a meeting called by the Sheffield Anti-Academies Alliance on the evening of Monday 13th June to voice their concerns about Fir Vale School's bid for academy status.

2011-06-14 09:39:03
Shirecliffe Gala Day

Event part of the Sheffield Food Festival

2011-06-12 06:01:47
Fir Vale Academy? Public meeting called

A public meeting has been called in order to discuss the proposal to turn Fir Vale school into an Academy.

2011-06-09 15:53:06
Young people tackle stigma of mental health

A group of young people from Burngreave have been learning about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

2011-05-30 11:58:38
Volunteer positions - Ellesmere Youth Project

Ellesmere Youth Project is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to support the work with local young people.

2011-05-30 11:26:55
Photo Gallery - School for Vegetables Launch

Green City Action launch their School for Vegetables project at the Allotments open day

2011-05-27 17:13:06
Spring Bank Holiday Activities

Events and Activities for Sprink Bank Holiday

2011-05-27 14:53:42
Firshill Summer Fair

The Firshill Age Well Social Group are holding a Summer Fair at the Crescent Community Centre on Saturday 2nd July, 1pm – 4pm

2011-05-27 14:41:32
Firth Park Festival

Sunday 26th of June, 1 – 6 pm will once again see the biggest free summer event return to Firth Park.

2011-05-27 14:40:41
Parkwood Academy Community Summer Fayre

Come along for a family day out at Parkwood Academy on Saturday 16th July 12 – 3.30pm

2011-05-27 14:40:04
EYP residential

During the Easter holidays, in partnership with Hollowford Outdoor Centre, Ellesmere youth group took a group of young people on a residential to Wales. The weather was fantastic throughout the five days even enabling everyone to withstand a dip in the sea at 8.30pm one evening! The young people reported.

2011-05-27 14:39:52
Firshill clean-up

Children from St Catherine’s were a big help in clearing rubbish and tidying up the estate, with Streetforce, Sheaf Training and Sheffield Homes.

2011-05-27 14:39:37
Ellesmere Children’s Centre 15 year anniversary

Ellesmere Children’s Centre 15 year anniversary

2011-05-27 14:38:55
Adventure forever

The new Labour Council made keeping the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground open, a ‘priority’ in their new reign at the Council

2011-05-27 14:28:45
Why I like the Scouts

The 205 th St Catherine’s Scout group held an open day on 16th May at their base in Holtwood Rd. inviting new members young and old to join the troupe.

2011-05-27 14:22:09
Community Assembly News

News from the The North East Community Assembly.

2011-05-27 14:04:30
Earl Marshall Juniors 2010-2011

It was another season of success for Earl Marshall Juniors. The Club celebrated the players' achievements at two memorable presentation nights in May.

2011-05-27 00:16:47
School for Vegetables

More than 40 people gathered at Grimesthorpe allotments for the launch of the School for Vegetables.

2011-05-26 23:46:26
Byron Wood says goodbye to Mr Carter

Byron Wood head teacher Mr Carter moves on after 8 years.

2011-05-26 17:11:13
Parkwood shares its stories

Parkwood Academy celebrated its book “Sharing our lives and communities” with a community event.

2011-05-26 16:00:17
Hucklow Nursery

New nursery opened at Hucklow primary school.

2011-05-26 15:54:52
A Wish to Walk

A Whiteways group are raising money for pupil Amaan who needs surgery in the USA

2011-05-26 15:46:26
Wedding Celebrations

Owler Brook Nursery enjoy a wedding street party.

2011-05-26 15:39:22
Streetworx cuts

Streetworx youth project will come to an end at the end of May as Sheffield Futures say there is no longer any funding for the project.

2011-05-26 15:19:58
Job: Watoto Pre School post

Watoto Pre-school is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Early Years Practitioner.

  • Salary £12,803 pro rata

  • 36.75 hours per week

  • Closing Date 31st May 2011

2011-05-17 15:39:22
Teddy Bears Picnic and Games

Fun lunch time activities for younger children, with the Rangers

2011-05-07 14:19:57
Parkwood Summer Fayre

Parkwood Academy Summer Fayre,

2011-04-28 17:13:44
Fund Raising Meal

Local taxi driver Mohammed Amin is organising a fund-raiser for a gene therapy programme that will help sufferers of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

2011-04-28 16:05:04
Learn Safe, Drive Safe

If you want your sons and daughters to get the safest possible start in their driving career then contact one of the Learn Safe Drive Safe instructors.

2011-04-01 18:38:37
Firvale builds a gate

As part of Citizenship Day at Firvale School on 24th March, and in an effort to build positive relationships in the community, eight students and several staff set out to build and fix a gate. The gate will prevent access to a private landlord’s property used by local young people as a ‘hang-out’ and smoking area.

2011-04-01 15:56:14
School and Community Celebrate: Photographs

Photos of activities at the St Catherine's School and Firshill community St Patrick's Day and Comic Relief Event.

2011-04-01 15:54:06
Byron Wood Primary is visited by aliens!

On 14th March 2011, the children of Byron Wood Primary School were introduced to Mr Zingcroll, an alien ambassador from the alien Croot race, a race without legs.

2011-04-01 15:41:08
Firvale's Got Talent Photos

Several participants in the Firvale's Got Talent Show

2011-04-01 15:38:48
High Hopes

Young people, parents, staff and trustees from Ellesmere Youth Project headed out on a cold January morning for a sponsored abseil.

2011-04-01 15:33:14
Byron Wood's Got Talent Photos

Photos of participants in the Byron Wood's Got Talent finals.

2011-04-01 15:27:03
Sheffield Youth Council's Holly

year old girl from Burngreave, Pitsmoor, who went to Firshill Primary School and now King Ecgbert Sixth Form in Totley where she is doing her A-levels.

2011-04-01 15:15:46
Abbeyfield Park Festival 2011

This years Festival will take place on Sunday 10th July 1-6pm. Volunteers for Abbeyfield Park Multicultural Festival are setting up a new, independent organisation for the festival.

2011-04-01 15:03:47
Easter Holidays

Events for the easter holidays

2011-04-01 14:43:10
Watoto Red Nose Day

Fancy dress, raffles and a cake stall for Watoto preschool red nose day.

2011-04-01 14:39:28
Whiteways Reaches Out

Whiteways primary school involves parents, carers and the community in school activities

2011-04-01 14:33:11
Family Time events

Make a Den; African Drumming, Mould your own hands and feet; sing rhymres and songs; listen to stories; come and celebrate ‘Family Time’

2011-04-01 14:32:38
NEW Watoto Multi Sensory Room

Watoto Pre-School's multi sensory provision is a special place where children explore, develop their senses and skills in a relaxing and fun environment

2011-04-01 14:19:19
Byron Wood's got talent

Byron Wood classes each performed an act in their talent show heats.

2011-03-31 18:48:38
Man City Academy Day

25 local school children visited Manchester City's football academy

2011-03-31 17:18:02
Young people save sports activities

Sports activities run by Activity Sheffield saved from cuts by local young peoples petition.

2011-03-31 17:12:00
High Flyers

Local youth group – High Flyers – win a Heart of the Community Award.

2011-03-31 17:04:15
Young people challenge cuts

On 2nd February Burngreave residents took a petition of 1080 signatures, mainly from young people, against these cuts in educational maintenance allowance (EMA) and study support to the Council. The outcome achieved was certainly something to be proud of!

2011-03-31 14:52:29
Burngreave faces cuts

The Council decided its budget on 4th March, cutting £84 million from its spending.

2011-03-31 14:33:48
Emotional well-being course for young people

A short 4 week course being provided by the Right Here Emotional Wellbeing Project for young people aged 16-25. It will run at the YCA Firvale Centre, Earl Marshal Road, starting Wednesday 9th March at 5.00pm. It is ASDAN accredited.

2011-03-06 17:53:19
Bike Club

We are welcoming back our amazing BIKE CLUB sessions due to popular demand!

2011-03-03 15:24:39
Playbuilder project goes ahead

Following a halt on expenditure due to the general election, the Playbuilder Programme funding has been reinstated and so work finally began on the 7th February for the construction of the Denholme Close Play Area.

2011-02-24 16:48:00
Ski Village with Ellesmere Youth Project

Half-term activities, ski-ing

2011-02-17 15:07:19
Firvale School/Sports Centre

Half-term activities, football, cricket

2011-02-17 14:58:32
Detached Youth Work

Detached youth work and drop in sessions

2011-02-17 14:55:39
Byron Wood Playing Fields

Sheffield Wednesday football camp, half-term holiday

2011-02-17 14:50:53
Firth Park

Multi sports activities in the park.

2011-02-17 14:50:21
Cornerstone Building Carwood

Activities with Ellesmere Youth Project

2011-02-17 14:42:27
Pitsmoor adventure Playground

Half-term activities

2011-02-17 14:37:06
Osgathorpe Park Pavilion

Open access youth club

2011-02-17 14:27:32
All Saints Community Centre

Activities available at All Saints Community Centre

2011-02-17 14:18:17
Watoto Pre-School

Do you need childcare? Are you considering your options? Choose the best!

2011-01-28 19:56:14
Jim Gilbert’s Retirement Party

Nearly forty members past and present of the 76th Sheffield Scout Group, along with the Don District Scout Commissioner, Steve Clayton, and other official representatives, paid tribute to Jim Gilbert’s work as a Scout Leader over the last 50 years.

2011-01-28 16:05:23
Byron Wood Sing Up

Byron Wood primary school has been working hard to get their silver ‘sing up’ award, no easy feat with such strict criteria.

2011-01-28 15:54:09
Outreach Improvement Project

A conference took place on the 8th Jan 2010 in Sorby House aimed at promoting the presence of the Outreach Improvement Project (OIP).

2011-01-28 15:46:07
Firth Park Christmas Festival Gallery

Some pictures taken from the Firth Park Christmas Festival 2010.

2011-01-27 17:49:17
Byron Wood Nativity 2010

What a wonderful production the nativity at Byron Wood Primary was! I would choose to watch this nativity over a Hollywood film any day.

2011-01-27 17:18:37
Exchange Youth Worker

German youth Julia Meier has been working at Christchurch since last Autumn.

2011-01-27 17:15:04
Children In Need

The staff and children at Owler Brook School had a fun packed day raising money for Children In Need, helping to raise nearly £200 towards the National event.

2011-01-27 17:11:14
Firth Park Christmas festival

residents attending Firth Park’s annual Christmas festival. Many residents and visitors came to celebrate together, even with freezing weather and the appearance of snow.

2011-01-27 17:04:05
Christmas Fayre at St Catherine's

The Crescent Craft Group Christmas Fayre, hit by the snow, began disappointingly, but parents collecting children piled into the community room and saved the day.

2011-01-27 16:33:53
Forum calls for cuts campaign

More than 150 residents, mainly young people, attended Burngreave Community Action Forum's public meeting on 11th December 2010, to hear from young people's services about the impact of cuts so far.

2011-01-27 15:55:52

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