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Free sports courses

The Burngreave Sports Project is putting on two workshops run by Sports Coach UK that are vital for all sports coaches and assistants or anyone working with young people

2016-10-25 16:27:30
Have a go!

English or maths national qualifications. Come in, practice and get free guidance at one of the seven sessions and then sit an exam. “The idea,” said Jon Cowley of New Deal, “Is to give as many people as possible the chance to gain national English and Maths qualifications."

2016-10-25 15:30:31
Opinion about the article ‘Lessons Learnt’

As I am one of the new learning assistants I found it very disturbing to see the photo of my colleagues and me at the top of an article which seemed more about what the campaign did wrong with the first 18 learning assistants.

2016-10-25 14:59:14
Writing Together!

Parents at Pye Bank School have created a book as part of the Adult & Community Learning Unit ‘Writing Together’ course. Inspired by Dr Martin Luther King’s words ‘I have a dream’ it includes students’ writing about their lives and experiences.

2016-10-25 09:59:05
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
Language support

Within Sheffield there are over 100 languages and dialects used and within Burngreave there is a higher concentration of people who do not speak English and require assistance in order to access various services.

2016-10-25 03:10:29
New school places

Due to severe shortages of places in local primary schools, the Children & Young People’s Service and St Catherine’s Catholic School are increasing their Reception class places from 30 to 60, starting from September 2006.

2016-10-25 03:08:21
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
Education decisions

In December members of the New Deal Education Theme Group expressed concern at the decisions to stop funding Bookstart, the Community Language Schools, and the two main community projects tackling school exclusions: Cellar Space and Catch the Drift.

2016-10-25 02:32:16
Honoured with an MBE

Longstanding community figure and activist Mr Muhammad Iqbal has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

2016-10-25 02:14:31
Burngreave Celebrates Learning!

Burngreave’s Learning Campaign is going all out to celebrate Adult Learners Week, starting with a Festival of Learning on 21st May (see advert on the back page). The activities continue throughout May – here are a few of the courses you can take part in…

2016-10-24 23:07:22
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
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
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Introduction to Community Development and Health is a fifteen week course set up by some local organisations with support from Sheffield City Council.

2016-10-12 19:24:01
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
Sikav so Dzanes

‘Sikav So Dzanes’ is a community learning project aimed at developing English language skills amongst Roma adults across Sheffield.

2016-09-16 11:17:44
What's your story?

Burngreave creative writing workshop starts 22nd September 2016 at Burngreave Library.

2016-09-12 15:51:59
English Conversation Club

Starts 7th September and then every Wednesday 10.00- 11.30 at ACT Firvale centre, Earl Marshal Road

2016-09-11 11:40:01
Burngreave Ward public meeting

Burngreave Public Meeting on Wednesday 14th September 5.30 – 8pm at Vestry Hall: Policing Team, School Provision and Councillors' Questions

For more details contact North East Area’s Locality Officer: or call 0114 203 7562

2016-09-08 19:07:06
Adult education opportunities in Burngreave and Fir Vale.

North East Learner

(Burngreave and Fir Vale section link)

2016-09-05 08:45:18
Parkwood Springs events for September 2016

Parkwood Springs events for September 2016:

Friends Group meeting. Tuesday September 6th 7pm St Catherines School, Firshill Crescent, S4 7BX.

Bird walk jointly with Sheffield Group of the RSPB. Saturday 10th September

Bat Walk. Thursday 22nd September. 7.30pm.

Workday. Help to manage the wonderful heathlandon Parkwood Springs on September car-park on Cooks Wood Road/Shirecliffe Road.

2016-09-04 19:27:06
Job Vacancy: Senior health trainer

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

Salary: £20,198 – £22,221 pro rata 8% pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays Permanent subject to funding

Part time (30 hours) flexible hours

Salary: £20,198 – £22,221 pro rata 8% pension contribution

25 days annual leave entitlement pro-rata & Bank holidays

Permanent subject to funding

Closing date for applications is: Monday 5th September 2016 (Midday 12.00)

Interview will be held: Week commencing 12th September 2016

2016-08-23 11:27:27
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
Vacancy for Business Administration Apprentice

Details of vacancy for a Business Administration Apprentice at Firs Hill Community Primary School. 37 hours per week. £3.30 per hour.

2016-07-27 21:42:05
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
Pye Bank careers week

Details of Pye Bank school careers' week

2016-07-22 13:21:28
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
This girl can sessions

Girls only badminton and football, English Institute of Sport (Opposite Ice Sheffield). Starts 8th July. Ages 11-25.Book with David 223 5627. GIRLS ONLY!

2016-07-19 11:33:38
Community Journalism Course

COMMUNITY JOURNALISM COURSE Every Thursday, 8th Sept – 13th Oct 2016. 10am – 1pm. Free & open to all Burngreave residents

2016-07-13 11:50:59
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
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
Fir Vale "Outcomes" Award

Fir Vale school has won an SSAT Educational Outcomes award.

2016-06-11 11:06:18
Get reporting

Training in Community Journalism and volunteering opportunities at the Burngreave Messenger.

2016-06-11 08:58:17
Playground Utopia

Utopia project at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground.

2016-06-11 08:32:56
Reaching out

People from Arches help out at the library and the Springboard Café.

2016-06-08 20:36:37
Hidden gems at the library

Recent events at Burngreave Library.

2016-06-08 20:27:40
Cooking classes at PACA

Cooking classes at PACA

2016-06-08 19:29:32
Furnival flavours

Fundraiser for the Cellar Space at the Furnival.

2016-06-08 19:25:29
Feeling Good on Verdon Street

“Feeling Good” women's project on Verdon Street.

2016-06-08 17:44:49
Vestry Hall under threat

Burngreave Vestry Hall is under threat.

2016-06-08 17:40:24
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
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
"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
Women Only Fitness classes

Women only fitness classes running in may at Firvale Healthy Living Centre

2016-05-15 07:55:54
What's your story

Everyone has a story to tell! In this new short course in Burngreave, we will explore how we can tell our own stories and develop confidence in writing in a supportive group. Starting: Thursday 5 May 2016 12.30 – 2.30pm for 7 sessions Sorby House, 42 Spital Hill Sheffield S4 7LG

2016-05-03 16:56:01
Introduction to Permaculture at Burngreave Cemetery

Introduction to Permaculture at Burngreave Cemetery. 7th and 14th May.

2016-04-22 15:10:45
Burngreave cemetery environmental exhibition

11:00 until 15:00, 8th may 2016 Old Mortuary Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery. An exhibition about the flora and fauna within Burngreave Cemetery curated by Christine Steers.

2016-04-22 13:49:08
7th May 2016. A busy day at Burngreave Cemetery

The friends of Burngreave Cemetetery have organised a variety of events on 7th May.

2016-04-22 13:18:25
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
Grow your own vegetable course

Ten sessions at Grimesthorpe allotments.

2016-04-18 10:28:41
Learning opportunities, English classes and activities

Details of learning opportunities, English Classes and activities at Fir Vale Wed 20/4/16 from 10.30am

2016-04-17 09:40:07
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
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
Career Opportunity

Watoto Pre-school are looking for a deputy early years support practitioner

2016-04-01 11:10:27
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
New Fir Vale primary needs improvement

Ofsted inspectors say new Fir Vale primary needs improvement.

2016-04-01 10:03:12
What’s your Story?

Rob Hindle, working for the WEA, ran a short writing course at Burngreave Library.

2016-03-31 19:43:41
PACA's Big Zone event

Pakistani Advice and Community Association (PACA) held a Building Better Opportunities event on 17th February 2016.

2016-03-31 18:34:23
Vacancy for health trainer

Details of vacancy for health trainer: 37 hours per week or 2 posts of 18.5 hours per week. Six months fixed term contract. £18,180 pro rata. Deadline for applications 28th March 2016.

2016-03-14 10:55:56
Gardening course at Grimesthorpe Allotments

Details of gardening course at Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2016-03-12 06:24:07
Cooking classes for men

PACA at Firvale are offering a men's cook and eat class starting April

2016-03-08 12:17:52
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
Job vacancy for KS3/4 Teacher

Job vacancy for KS3/4 Teacher. 25 hours per week. Pro rata £27,300 per annum. Deadline for applications: 11th March 2016

2016-02-24 12:00:16
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
Get into Hospitality

invitation to a meeting at SOAR re 4 week placement with Premier Inn

2016-02-11 11:44:30
"Get into the zone" employability event

Employability event at PACA.

2016-02-10 08:05:24
Invitation to a meeting at Burngreave Library

Invitation to a meeting of the Friends of Burngreave Library

2016-02-03 10:50:12
Information and guidance at Sorby House

Find out about health groups, volunteering and activities in our area.

2016-02-02 07:08:15
Activity Sheffield: Football

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

2016-01-27 18:42:21
Business Admin apprentice post

Post Title: Business Administration South yorkshire fire and rescue are looking to appoint a 1 year Apprentice. 37 hours per week at Eyre st, Sheffield

2016-01-27 16:34:09
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
Women in Construction classes

New women's classes in construction skills for spring 2016.

2016-01-21 16:51:34
Whats your Story

This new short course will explore how we can tell our own stories and develop confidence in writing.

2016-01-21 16:01:41
New ESOL: Speaking, Reading & Writing

If you need to refresh your English or to help support your children at school, this course if for you.

Assessment Tuesday 19 January at 9.30 – 11.30 at Wensley Community Centre.

For more information or to book on the course please contact Shamila or Janet on 0114 2438611

2016-01-15 17:16:27
Introduction to Community Development & Health

ICDH stands for Introduction to Community Development and Health. The course starts with a half day Taster session at 9.30 – 12.30. During the Taster session, you will meet the tutor, find out what the course is about and how the course is delivered. Free creche.

2016-01-15 16:16:29
Learn well, live well

A series of courses and workshops for adults with mental ill health.

2016-01-12 17:00:35
You've got skills

Skills swap group at Burngreave Children's cntre is a success.

2016-01-12 16:56:41
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
Plates and pizza

Green City action hosts two pottery events.

2016-01-12 15:47:28
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
Whiteways Winter fayre

Winter fayre at Whiteways school

2016-01-12 14:02:04
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
The Value of Volunteering Course

Details of an accredited course on the value of volunteering.

2016-01-09 21:21:30
Baby Group at Burngreave Children's Centre

Details of baby group at Burngreave Children's Centre.

2016-01-09 07:04:19
Driving theory course

Driving theory course

2016-01-08 18:25:46
Computer Class

computer class details for January 2016

2016-01-08 18:11:51
Level One Certificate in cleaning principles

Level One course for a certificate in cleaning principles

2016-01-08 17:45:12
Community and health development

Community and health development session at Burngreave Vestry hall.

2015-12-28 16:00:15
Community and health development

Community and health development session at Burngreave Vestry hall.

2015-12-28 15:59:57
Women only swimming cafe

Women only swimming café on Fridays in term time.

2015-12-14 19:29:00
Adult Learning Guide: 2016 Spring Term courses

Looking for a course? Course listings for the 2016 Spring Term have now been added to the Adult Learning Guide website.

2015-12-12 11:42:56
Free "Health Chat" training

Health Chat training on 21st December 2015.

2015-12-02 07:39:50
Zumba at Fir Vale Oasis Academy Primary School

Zumba sessions at Fir Vale Oasis Academy primary

2015-11-23 18:13:50
Whiteways Winter Fayre

Details of Whiteways Winter fayre 11.12.2015

2015-11-23 16:26:17
Job Club employment adviser wanted

Vacancy for a full time employment adviser at SOAR.

  • Full time

  • Salary: £17,161 to 18,453

  • Closing date: 4pm on Monday 30th November 2015

2015-11-11 17:24:37
Family Learning Session

FACES community learning session at Burngreave library 30th November

2015-11-11 16:52:16
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
Healthy living with Diabetes

SOAR run course with information for those with diabetes.

2015-11-04 04:43:35
New Primary and Secondary school places

Council information on new school programme

2015-10-28 16:11:07
Community Skills Swap

Details of Community Skills Swap

2015-10-24 09:47:00
Employment drop in sessions

Employment drop in sessions at Burngreave Childrens Centre

2015-10-19 10:38:50
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
Life changing learning

Information about the North east Learner and adult education.

2015-10-06 19:30:10
Ladies that lifeguard

Yemeni Community Association gives women the opportunity to learn water lifesaving skills.

2015-10-06 19:24:32
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
Training Fair - Volunteers wanted !

volunteers needed to support over 50s. Training offered.

2015-08-31 14:29:07
BLSA Translation and Interpretation Course 2004 - 2005

Starting September 2004,Burngreave Language Support Agency will be running a training course for all residents who want to become translators and interpreters.

2015-08-28 11:04:36
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Starting Tuesday 7th September 2004, the course is fun, active and builds on your existing knowledge and experience. You will be encouraged to use your existing skills and to develop new skills.

2015-08-28 10:57:52
Community health and nutrition course

A course for people who want to spread the word about healthy eating, starting Friday 15th October 2004.

2015-08-28 10:53:51
Calling all Burngreave artists!

Get the skills you need to progress your career as an artist for free!

2015-08-28 10:50:02
Community Employment Awareness Day

Entertaining and instructive fun day for all the family on Wednesday 11th August 2004.

2015-08-28 10:37:29

Drop in support sessions at Pakistan Advice and Community Association

2015-08-27 19:24:19
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
Behind the scenes at the museum

April 2005 sees the beginning of a new course for Burngreave residents offering the chance to develop the skills needed to investigate the living history of the area. Nikky Wilson talks to I met Kim Streets.

2015-08-20 15:12:49
Apprentice launch

The ‘Apprenticeships for All’ programme, created to offer employment and training opportunities to the people of Burngreave, has now been launched.

2015-08-20 13:38:06
Member wanted

BNDfC is looking for a local resident to be a member of the Education Theme Strategy Group which meets once a month to oversee the development of our education projects.

2015-08-18 21:43:17
Farewell Mrs Saleem

Dina Martin, the Head Teacher of Firshill school, held an assembly on Friday, 19th November 2004 to celebrate the retirement of Support Teacher, Mrs Sabihah Saleem, after 18 years of service. All the classes presented her with hand-made cards and gifts.

2015-08-18 21:03:30
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
Lessons learnt

The Burngreave Community Learning Campaign (BCLC) began in April 2003. It aims to employ local people to encourage other local people into education. The pilot phase is nearly complete, but it’s had it’s problems.

2015-08-18 20:07:47
Learning to Do It Yourself

The Home Owners Maintenance and Advice Scheme has been running DIY classes for owners taking part in the scheme. The New Deal funded project aims to help and encourage owners to identify and carry out external repairs to their home.

2015-08-18 13:42:58
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
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
Greentop Circus:learn circus skills

Learn circus skills

2015-08-02 11:20:56
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
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
Burngreave Library Co-ordinator vacancy

SOAR job vacancy advertisement for Burngreave Library co-ordinator

2015-07-24 10:22:49
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
Forest Garden Day

The next work-day at the Forest Garden on Parkwood Springs will take place on Saturday 11th July.

2015-07-05 11:35:18
Free female lifeguard training

The YCA Firvale Centre is arranging a free course for women who want to train as a lifeguard.

2015-06-14 22:18:59
Calling all volunteers-the bureau needs you

Citizens advice bureau needs volunteers

2015-05-28 13:45:01
Stories from the Byron Wood Bugle

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

2015-05-28 13:16:44
Daff workshop

teaching session on the daff drum.

2015-05-28 13:08:10
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
Computer repairs at Abbeyfield

The computer cafe (BitFixIT) is moving to Abbeyfield House.

2015-05-28 12:03:29
Playground Celebrations

Recent events at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

2015-05-28 11:50:24
What next for Burngreave library?

A meeting has discussed the future for Burngreave library

2015-05-25 12:15:05
Ellesmere Youth Project Sports Camp

Ellesmere youth project Sports Camp 26-28th May 2015

2015-05-18 19:43:59
School for Vegetables project

The School for Vegetables project aims to support people who wish to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

2015-05-16 14:34:16
Apprenticeships for all

A new scheme to give people in Burngreave of all ages who are out of work the opportunity to increase their skills and gain employment is set to be launched.

2015-05-11 18:12:01
Calling all young women!

Workshops on nutrition, career and education, child development and behaviour, stress management and women’s health.

2015-05-11 17:26:19
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
Adult learning

The Burngreave Community Language Campaign (BCLC) has just appointed a second round of 18 Community Learning Assistants.

2015-05-11 12:14:34
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
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
“Two pints and an IT course, please…”

Over the past seven months Burngreave Community Learning Campaign (BCLC) have been running computer courses aimed at adults.

2015-05-11 10:51:18
Festival of Learning

Festival of learning event

2015-04-30 15:22:06
Driving theory course at Vestry Hall

A driving theory course will take place over 10 weeks at the Vestry Hall

2015-04-28 10:58:06
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
Graft your own Fruit Tree workshop

This workshop will teach you how to graft a fruit tree and take one away a tree you've grafted yourself.

2015-04-04 19:53:57
Economic Strategy

Thanks to the involvement of people who attend the Employment and Enterprise Theme Group Meetings, a Local Economic Development Strategy is expected to be ready in September.

2015-03-31 12:51:21
Building a better Burngreave

BNDfC Employment and Enterprise projects are up and running to increase training opportunities and employability skills.

2015-03-31 12:45:59
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
Language Matters

Burngreave Language Support Agency (BLSA) organised a successful conference on 1st July at the Spectrum Centre.

2015-03-31 10:26:12
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
Adult Learning Guide: 2015 Summer Term courses

Looking for a course? Course listings for the 2015 Summer Term have now been added to the Adult Learning Guide website.

2015-03-23 17:18:04
Cook and Speak

These sessions,involving varied activities takeplace at St Cuthbert’s, Barnsley Road, Fir Vale on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

2015-03-23 12:39:35
SOAR community job vacancies

SOAR has two exciting vacancies in our Health Team for: Health Trainer (2 posts to be recruited) Grade: Scale 2 Spinal Point 14 – 18: £15,725 – £17,161 (pro rata) 8% pension contribution Note. Salary scale currently under review 25 days annual leave entitlement & Bank holidays (pro rata)

2015-03-16 09:27:38
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
Introduction to Community Development and Health.

ICDH is a 15 weeks training course set up by a local organisation covering topics about personal development, health and wellbeing and community development.

2015-03-03 08:08:21
Brand new conversation class in Page Hall area

Free conversation class

2015-02-26 16:42:02
Reach High 2 After School Study Support project

Reach High 2 After School Study Support Project

2015-02-22 07:22:21
Steel City Film and Media Launch

Steel City Film and Media Launch

2015-02-04 10:53:21
Burngreave Women only Support Group

Burngreave Women only Support Group, St Cuthbert's Church. 2nd February 2015

2015-01-29 09:54:20
Bee keeping training course

The Sheffield Beekeeping Association Beginners' course is designed to give you all the knowledge and skills required to start keeping bees this year.

2015-01-27 10:34:10
Out and About in Burngreave and Firvale

A course in confidence for ALL women in this area

2015-01-21 11:19:04
Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training

Sheffield Smokefree Spaces Service Smokefree Awareness Training.

Burngreave Childrens centre 19 Spital St, Sheffield, S3 9LB

Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 1.30-4pm

2015-01-12 07:51:01
Adult Learning Guide: 2015 Spring Term courses

Looking for a course? Course listings for the 2015 Spring Term have now been added to the Adult Learning Guide website.

2014-12-17 12:35:39
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
New sewing class opens at Whiteways

A successful garment-making class is open for new members at Whiteways Primary School.

2014-12-14 17:36:57
Gemma Mohamed's graduation

Gemma Mohamed has graduated as a mental health nurse.

2014-12-01 15:53:53
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
Cemetery mushroom foray

Mushroom search in Burngreave Cemetery on Monday 27th October

2014-11-18 22:30:26
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
Domestic Abuse Awareness training

Domestic Abuse, Risk Assessment & MARAC on Wednesday 24th November 2014,9.30am-4.30pm

2014-10-24 16:18:20
Cook & Eat Session

Women will have the chance to learn how to cook more healthily. Health Trainer and Development Worker, Somshun Nessa, will be sharing her expertise on healthy eating, and encouraging women to share their knowledge and recipes.

2014-10-24 15:27:14
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
JOBS: Teaching Assistants with Gypsy/Roma as their first language

Closing date is 24th October

  • Teaching Assistants – Level 1 (Temporary Contracts)

  • Grade/salary: Level 1-Grade 2 £13,321 pa (£6.90 pr hr)

  • Location: Firs Hill Community Primary School

  • Hours to suit candidates can be arranged

2014-10-20 14:08:01
Writing our Lives

A Creative Writing Workshop. A practical and supportive course organised in terms of weekly themes chosen to help you develop your confidence in writing.

2014-10-16 15:00:53
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
Black History Month Programme of Events

Events celebrating Black History Month

2014-10-02 15:07:05
Get involved Whiteways Primary Governing Body

Whiteways Primary School would like to involve individuals who have particular skills to support the school and make sure that all our children achieve their potential.

2014-09-29 03:42:58
FREE women only English and citizenship programmes

Do you want to learn English? Do you want to learn about citizenship? Then join the FREE, WOMEN ONLY training programmes at Burngreave Vestry Hall.

2014-09-28 19:22:24
Greenfingers 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Burngreave New Deal for Communities provided the capital for SAGE Greenfingers to landscape 3 allotments in Grimesthorpe into a therapeutic space for adults struggling with mental health issues

2014-09-27 10:54:15
HOPE Allotment Volunteers wanted

The Conservation Volunteers community allotment project is getting nicely established now and we would love more volunteers to get involved

2014-09-27 10:45:51
Eco friendly family learning

A group of parents at Whiteways School have done an amazing Family Learning course called Eco Monster.

2014-09-26 15:56:40
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
Keep warm this winter and save money on your bills

As winter approaches, it's time to think about how to keep warm and cosy without huge energy bills. Whether you are a tenant, landlord, or home-owner, energy efficiency doesn't have to cost a fortune.

2014-09-26 15:48:16
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
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
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
Messenger funding comes to an end

After 15 brilliant years and so much contribution from so many people, the Messenger’s current funding has come to an end and there will be no December edition.

2014-09-25 14:45:33
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
Electrics course

A one day electrics course on Saturday 20th September 2014, 10.00am-4.00pm at the Women's Construction Centre

2014-09-11 15:24:28
Car Maintenance course

One day car maintenance course. 10.00am-4.00pm on Saturday 20th September OR Sunday 21st September

2014-09-11 15:13:36
It's your business- Creative Enterprise Project

A 6 week programme for 16-18 year olds giving a chance to gain a level 1 Award in Employability and Personal Development.

2014-09-11 14:33:12
Enterprise Project

Interested in starting a business? Aged 19-24? This is the course for you. This 10 week course will help you create your own business plan and gain a qualification

2014-09-11 14:17:47
Maths with ESOL

Start to enjoy maths once you know the difficult English words that are used…..

2014-09-04 15:32:15
Make Up Beginners' Course at Fir Vale (YCA)

Learn how to apply make up to enhance your appearance starting Thursday 18th September.

2014-09-04 15:04:11
Computer Class at Burngreave Vestry Hall

Level 1 Course (Accredited Course

2014-09-04 14:57:18
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
North East Learner online now

Looking for a course? The North East Learner guide to courses for adults in the 2014 Autumn Term and new academic year have now been added to the Adult Learning Guide website.

2014-08-29 17:06:35
Open days at YCA Firvale and Burngreave Children's Centre

Improve your skills with Further Education, Family Learning or work ideas and training at YCA Firvale Centre and Burngreave Children's Centre.

2014-08-29 15:38:40
Get into retail with Marks & Spencer

If you are 16 to 25,unemployed and interested in a career in retail, join this free training programme. 2 training programmes, each of 4 weeks, start on 1st September and 8th September 2014

2014-08-08 15:06:31
Job vacancy for Support Worker

Support worker for people with mental health problems and to help them with independent living.

  • Salary: £14,880

  • Closing date: 12noon Monday 18th August 2014

2014-07-31 15:04:35
Courses and Training

Burngreave Health Bulletin guide to groups and classes in how to improve your listening, speaking and writing.

2014-07-24 21:37:26
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
Burngreave Health Bulletin

This bulletin is a guide to health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale, published quarterly on behalf of the Burngreave Health Network.

2014-07-24 14:10:10
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
Volunteers clean Page Hall

Another successful clean-up took place in Page Hall on 30th June.

2014-07-18 15:14:09
Longley awards

On the 24th of June, media students and teachers at Longley Park Sixth Form College celebrated the success of their courses with a Hollywood style awards show.

2014-07-18 15:01:10
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
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
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
Adult learners Awards

The Adult Learners’ Week Awards, organised by Sheffield City Council's Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities department,were held at the Town Hall on 19th June.

2014-07-17 14:49:02
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
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
Update on courses at WiCAT

The course programme is nearing the end but there are still a few places available on some of the courses

2014-07-04 15:32:21
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
Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

Do you wish to seek employment within a customer service role? Come along to information/enrolment session on Wednesday 9th July 2014 at Whiteways School,

2014-07-04 14:43:43
Grimesthorpe Allotment Society held their annual plant sale and AGM

Grimesthorpe Allotment Society held their annual plant sale and AGM on a sunny Saturday 17th May.

2014-06-12 15:59:04
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
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
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
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
Harvesting Our Heritage

The Harvesting Our Heritage project is bringing together people from different backgrounds and ages to discuss their knowledge of plants and uses

2014-05-30 16:33:15
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
Free Computer Sessions

Learn the basics or anything else you are interested in e.g. job search, shopping on-line, e-mails, social media.

2014-05-29 19:23:12
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
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
Creative with Clothes - Upcycling!

“Up-cycle” old clothing to make new or alter items ¨ Save money! ¨ Gain confidence and multi sewing skills ¨ Think about starting a business enterprise ¨ Go on a trip ¨ Visit other business women ¨ Get business advice ¨ Meet other parents/carers ¨ Have fun! Course starts:Course starts: Wednesday 14th May 2014 for 8 weeks 9.15 – 11.45am in the Parent’s Room

2014-05-15 15:53:43
Home Maintenance Training Courses

Home Maintenance Training Courses from WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology)

2014-05-08 14:58:05
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
Computer Class

Find out more about how to work on computers, access emails and much more. Commencing 22nd January. Burngreave Vestry Hall

2014-05-02 16:36:32
Caring for Children Course

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

2014-05-02 16:22:00
Writing our lives

A new creative English skills workshop, starting Monday 12th May. Would you like to share your life experiences through creative writing?

2014-05-02 16:11:56
Level 1 Certificate in Cleaning Principles

Ever wanted to work in the cleaning and support services industry or need a recognised qualification to help your career?

2014-05-02 15:32:29
Urdu/ Punjabi Advocacy & Outreach Service

Roshni are able to support women from the Pakistani and Indian community

2014-05-02 14:44:23
Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

Burngreave Children's Centre Open Day

2014-05-02 14:22:39
Healthy Lifestyle Course

This is a 6 week course for Women Only who want to make a positive change to their Lifestyle on Thursday May 8th.

2014-04-17 17:23:08
Courses and Training

Health Bulletin guide to health courses and training courses in the area.

2014-04-17 16:06:58
Burngreave Health Bulletin April - June 2014

A guide to health activities taking place in and around Burngreave and Fir Vale.

2014-04-17 14:35:43
Sportiv8 programme

• 14 weeks • 14 hours per week • 14th April – 18th July • 4 hours practical every week

2014-04-10 18:21:53
Family Funday at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground

Saturday 26th April 12.30 – 4.30pm

Raising Money for Burngreave Library

2014-04-10 17:40:41
Adult Learning Guide: 2014 Summer Term courses

Looking for a course in your area? Course listings for the 2014 Summer Term have now been added to the Adult Learning Guide.

2014-04-09 12:46:02
Free computer sessions

Learn the basics or anything else you are interested in e.g. job search, shopping on-line, e-mails, social media. Informal classes with friendly tutors.

2014-04-04 15:34:48
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
Green homes Sheffield

A new network to help you make your home warmer and more energy efficient

2014-03-29 21:43:25
Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

Trout at Fir Vale Pre-School

2014-03-29 11:17:27
Cemetery Bees

The beekeeping project and training for beekeeping in Burngreave Cemetery.

2014-03-29 10:51:17
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
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
Residents support Burngreave Library

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

2014-03-27 18:16:08
Fundraising for Kenyan school

Firs Hill ESOL Level 1 students, tutors, families and friends organised a fundraising event for a school project in Kenya in February.

2014-03-27 17:42:06
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
Service to be proud of

Rashida Hassanali has been the lead professional in extended services at our local schools for seven years.

2014-03-27 17:01:52
Supporting women

The Women's Group at SADACCA (Sheffield And District African Caribbean Community Association) celebrated International Women's Day by focusing on the topic of women’s health.

2014-03-27 15:28:46
Job: Resident Buildings Supervisor
  • Salary: £16,830 – £19,621

  • Hours: 37 for 52 weeks per year

  • Closing date: 28th March 2014

2014-03-21 19:43:36
Level 2 Award in Food Safety

Designed for anyone working in catering, manufacturing or retail selling where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

2014-03-13 15:06:06
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
Conversation Class

The ideal class to improve your speaking and listening. Gain confidence speaking to others in English.Free. Every Thursday afternoon at Whiteways Primary School.

2014-03-07 15:31:13
Writing for Life

Saturday 12th February, 10am–12 noon, Abbeyfield Park House

2014-03-04 15:33:49
Conversation Class starts 6th March

The ideal class to improve your speaking and listening. Starts on Thursday from 1.30 to 2.30pm at Whiteways Primary School.

2014-02-28 16:24:52
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
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
Beehives in Burngreave

The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery are planning to site beehives in the cemetery sometime in the spring

2014-02-07 14:53:10
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
Watoto Pre-school Prospective Board Members

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.

2014-02-07 11:08:17
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
Staff Recruitment Evening - Oasis Academy, Fir Vale

In September 2014, a new primary Oasis Academy will open in Fir Vale. We need outstanding teachers and support staff to realise our vision.

2014-02-01 15:21:24
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
You said - we did

Results from Burngreave Ward meeting questions

2014-01-31 16:02:12
The Adventure reopens

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

2014-01-31 15:57:55
Hamilton courses stop

Hamilton College at Forum House ran into difficulties in January with the suspension of courses and staff redundancies.

2014-01-31 15:50:57

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

2014-01-31 15:34:22
Fir Vale School Fundraiser

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

2014-01-31 15:22:53
Burngreave residents defend democracy

On Saturday 7th December a group of constituents, including people from Burngreave, visited our MP David Blunkett in his Firth Park surgery.

2014-01-31 15:09:54
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
Sew me a story

Since the autumn halfterm, mums from Firs Hill Primary School have been meeting to learn sewing skills in order to tell their stories in fabric.

2014-01-30 19:14:59
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
Concerns about Khat legal change

Government plans to ban khat have caused concern in Burngreave after Theresa May, the Home Secretary, announced plans to categorise it as a Class C drug.

2014-01-30 15:28:25
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
Fir Vale proposes admissions change

Fir Vale School is proposing a change to their admissions procedure from September 2015 to pursue a policy of “fair banding” and has issued a consultation document.

2014-01-30 14:19:31
Friends of Parkwood Springs events

Upcoming events organised by Friends of Parkwood Springs:

  • Heathland work-day (Sat 25th Jan)

  • Friends Group meeting (Tues 4th Feb)

  • Trip to learn about the restoration of the old Beighton landfill (Sat 8th Mar)

2014-01-23 20:36:04
Women’s DIY Skills

Would you like to:-

  • Learn and practice new DIY skills ?

  • Work with other women and a female tutor on a range of skills to build your confidence ?

  • Help create a POTTING SHED using recycled materials for the award winning Firth Park Community Allotments

2014-01-17 16:59:40
Courses and Training

A series of courses and training available in Burngreave and Firvale.

2014-01-17 16:18:48
Health Support and Groups

Health Support and Groups in Burngreave and Page Hall.

2014-01-17 16:10:04
Healthy eating & weight management

Weight management course available at Fir Vale

2014-01-17 15:52:23
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
Maths with ESOL

Start to enjoy maths once you know the difficult English words that are used. In this course you will be working in mixed levels…to improve your maths skills

2014-01-17 15:22:55
Computer Class

Find out more about how to work on computers, access emails and much more.Commencing 22nd January. Burngreave Vestry Hall

2014-01-17 15:09:47
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
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
Get into Retail with Marks & Spencer

If you are aged 16 to 25, unemployed and interested in a career in retail, join this free training programme.

  • The deadline for applications is Friday 31st January 2014

2014-01-10 15:25:33
Free Cook and Eat Course

Want to discover how to cook healthy and tasty meals for the family? Then join us for a six week cooking course starting on Thursday 16th January 2014, 5-7 pm at Firth Park Academy

2014-01-10 15:01:23
Join the Burngreave Library Campaign at the Town Hall

Local residents will be gathering at the Town Hall on Wednesday at 1pm to campaign for Burngreave Library to stay open and staffed.

2014-01-06 14:20:22
Library campaign: Quotes on the Central Library walls

Gordon Shaw has collated a handful of quotes about libraries, seen on the stairwell walls of Central Libray, in the hope that they willinspire the council to keep Burngreave Library open.

2013-12-20 16:57:45
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
Adult Learning Guide: 2014 Spring Term courses online

Course listings for the 2014 Spring Term are now on the Adult Learning Guide website. Find a course in your area.

2013-12-13 17:32:32
New courses in Burngreave

There are three new courses starting in Burngreave in January 2014.

  • Confidence with money

  • Maths with ESOL

  • ICT level 1

2013-12-01 23:59:34
Owler Brook's Space Photo Gallery

More photos of Owler Brook students' space themed activities.

2013-11-30 20:58:10
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
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
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
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
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
140 years of Burngreave Library

Burngreave Library is one of the oldest branch libraries in Sheffield, first opening its doors over 140 years ago.

2013-11-28 20:23:56
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
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
Black History Month at SADACCA

On 6th October, SADACCA invited the community to a splendid event to commemorate the start of Black History Month (BHM). Includes the peom ‘still I Rise’.

2013-11-28 14:38:28
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
2 x Early Years Practitioners required

Term time only 39 weeks per year – 30 hours per week

2013-11-01 12:35:54
Diabetes Self Help Group

Monthly sessions to learn new cookery skills, socialise and gain new skills to self manage your condition.

2013-10-31 15:17:41
Work skills and IT courses at AA Hamilton College in Forum House.

Now in the Learning guide: FREE work skills and IT courses starting at AA Hamilton College in Forum House for clients over 19 years of age, claiming either Jobseeker’s or Employment Support Allowance.

2013-10-31 15:01:58
Begin your journey to creating your very own business

Locally Grown is an initiative aimed at helping talented people like you start their own business. We provide support and advice to help turn your passion into a rewarding business.

2013-10-31 14:36:19
Young Community Leaders Programme

The Sheffield City Council, Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service in partnership with CHILYPEP, Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust, Community Development Team and Sheffield FURD are looking to recruit, train and empower a group of 25 young people from diverse backgrounds, as community leaders

2013-10-30 17:00:39
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
Friends of Parkwood Springs Meeting

The next Friends of Parkwood Springs Group meeting, will be held on Thursday October 24th at 7pm at St. Catherine's School.

2013-10-11 15:31:25
3D Software Course

A 10 week 3D design software course for beginners. The course will cover many aspects such as: project planning and development, modelling, texturing, lighting, animation and render.

2013-10-11 14:28:12
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
Course: Understanding Community Interpreting

This WEA course provides an introduction to the work of a community interpreter and the role played within the community and public services. Applications must be returned by 11 October 2013

2013-10-03 17:08:55
Best ever GCSEs at Fir Vale

Fir Vale School celebrated record GCSE results this summer with 53% of students achieving five A* to C grades

2013-09-27 16:37:54
Sahir Ali BMedSci university success

Sahir Ali, graduated from Sheffield University this year with a degree in Orthoptics (Eye Specialist) Bachelor of Medical Science, with Class 2:1.

2013-09-27 16:15:53
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
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

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
Help wanted after fire at recycling plant

Reclaim is a recycling charity in Attercliffe that provides work and support for adults with learning disabilities. After a huge fire on Sunday 14th destroyed the majority of their site, they are looking for local businesses and skilled workers to help get the plant up and running again.

2013-08-27 20:12:15
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
Forest Garden workday

The next multifaith Forest Garden day at Parkwood Springs is on Saturday 10th August

2013-08-09 07:42:17
FREE 6 Week Cook and Eat Course

Open to all families that want to learn how to cook simple, quick and healthy recipes.

2013-07-27 18:11:39
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
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
Six Book Challenge Awards

ESOL learners from all over Sheffield successfully completed the “Six Book Challenge" and were presented with certificates by the Lord Mayor.

2013-07-19 19:42:22
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
Pye Bank Sports Day success

Sports Day started with an opening ceremony

2013-07-19 14:29:11
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
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
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
Comment on the plan to move Burngreave Library into Sorby House

Plans to move Burngreave Library and Housing Office into Sorby House are available to comment on via the Council's planning website until 23rd July.

2013-07-13 12:16:07
Understanding Low Mood

Healthy Living Workshop. We explore links between feeling low and on our thinhking and behaviour.

2013-07-04 15:31:33
Zest for Health

Six week Cook and Eat course

2013-07-04 14:55:22
Community Health Champions

Community Health Champions are volunteers whose role is to support people to eat healthily, be physically active and improve their mental well-being, and so help to improve the health of people in Sheffield’s least healthy communities. The project is supported by several voluntary and community organisations, Sheffield City Council and the local NHS.

2013-06-27 20:40:26
Let’s Grow Things!

Have fun with flowers, fruit and vegetables

2013-06-13 20:08:56
Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Mother Tongue Other Tongue is a multilingual poetry competition, celebrating cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken and studied.

2013-05-31 15:53:05
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Job: 'Let’s Get Talking' Project Co-ordinator

This is an opportunity to lead a groundbreaking project to raise awareness of mental health issues and tackle taboo and discrimination in local black and minority ethnic communities.

Salary: £23,000 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 23rd May

2013-05-16 20:23:31
Sheaf Training Open Day

Offering exciting training opportunities in catering, health and social care, childcare, cleaning

2013-05-16 16:39:27
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
Learn to ride for free!

Would you like to learn how to cycle? Free training offered

2013-05-02 14:57:03
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
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
Fir Vale MOS Launch Event Wednesday 24th April

Fir Vale School announces the opening of their NEW Microsoft IT Academy.

2013-04-18 21:29:44
Summer Volunteer Classes

Volunteer this Summer and learn new skills, have a go at bricklaying and mixing mortar, and help us make a better community garden!

2013-04-18 16:38:14

The DISCOVER Programme is a free 7 week course designed to inspire you to progress with your learning. The next course will be held in Abbeyfield House on Thursdays starting 18th April 2013.

2013-04-11 17:10:23
Job: Health Trainer (BME Female)

This post will contribute to tackling inequalities in health through promoting and supporting predominantly BME female clients (some male) to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in the context of their own local communities, namely within Burngreave Healthy Communities Programme Area. 22.5 hours per week (25 days holiday pro-rata) Maternity Replacement Fixed term to 31/03/2014 Scale 3 Spinal point 14 – 18: £15,725 – £17,161 plus pension

2013-04-11 15:22:09
Women’s Wellbeing Course

This women only course is designed to be a starting point for women who would like to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. Starts: Tuesday 16th April 2013

2013-04-09 14:48:15
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
Burngreave After School Study Support

After the Easter Holidays, starting Monday 15th April, BASSSP will be running English, Maths and Science revision sessions for Y10 and Y11 pupils taking GCSEs.

2013-03-24 23:18:00
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
Parkwood Academy in top 100

Parkwood Academy received a letter of praise for the excellent performance of Parkwood students in 2012 GCSE results.

2013-03-22 19:15:48
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
Adult Learning at Firs Hill

The ESOL English Level 1 women’s class at Firs Hill Community Primary School has 14 students most of have progressed through all the levels.

2013-03-22 18:03:16
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
Employment support to build confidence

MAAN (the Somali mental health project) hosted an Employability Skills Event at Verdon Recreation Centre on Thursday 14th March.

2013-03-22 15:33:58
Employment Support Events

Jobs, training and employability support for residents. All welcome!

2013-03-22 15:19:50
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
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
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
Employability Skills Networking Event

Improving opportunities for the Somali community. Networking Event

2013-02-28 22:59:00
Apple Tree Grafting Workshops

Learn how to graft your apple trees at Grimesthorpe allotments

2013-02-18 17:48:51
Books for Liberia appeal

February book appeal for Liberia

2013-02-11 11:00:02
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
Get some help with IT

If you want to learn how to use computers and the internet, then there’s help available in Burngreave with your Tenants and Residents Associations (TARA).

2013-02-02 12:47:03
Learning English at the Vestry hall

the Yemeni Community Association (YCA) has been supporting refugees at Burngreave Vestry Hall in their quest to learn English.

2013-02-01 17:17:48
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
Parkwood Academy awards

Parkwood Academy’s celebration of a year of achievement and success was the finest ever.

2013-01-31 17:07:54
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
Burngreave and the Cuts

A breakdown of how widely and how deeply Government Cuts will affect Burngreave.

2013-01-24 01:30:31
New local history classes

All are welcomed to the Cemetery local history group which will meet in the Burngreave Vestry Hall computer suite.

2012-12-31 07:44:00
New Primary for Fir Vale - Update

Details of the new primary academy for Fir Vale have been released.

2012-12-17 19:08:31
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
Adult Learning Guide: Spring Term courses

Visit the Adult Learning Guide website for details of new courses in the spring term.

2012-12-03 13:03:25
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
Five a day on a budget

It is very important to continue eating five portions of fruit and vegetables in winter, but it can get expensive. Here are some tips to help you get your five-a-day in a quick and cheap way.

2012-12-01 13:27:12
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
100% Success at Whiteways

Two Whiteways Adult ESOL classes took their Trinity speaking and listening exams at Entry Level Three and Level One in June.

2012-11-30 20:04:12
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
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
The Negative 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.

2012-11-30 15:32:37
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
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
Burngreave After School Study Support Group

Speaking to Diane Haimeed (Study Support Coordinator) she told us how the group has been supporting young people for 8 years.

2012-11-30 14:49:23
Reach High 2

We also spoke to Nasira Amin who has been running Reach High 2 since 2005.

2012-11-30 14:45:10

Mohamed Issa who co-ordinates ITCSSS (IT Community School and Subject Support) told us a little about how and why they started.

2012-11-30 14:32:38
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
Roma Community Advocates

Pakistan Advice and Community Association have recently recruited and trained eight Roma community advocates.

2012-11-29 15:30:00
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
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
North East Community Assembly Consultations

The North East Community Assembly has identified certain priorities within their area and wish to consult with the community about any further suggestions

2012-11-15 15:34:05
Time to change

Now recruiting volunteers for Time To Change! Do you have an interest in mental health?

2012-11-15 15:29:48
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
Jobs: Northern Refugee Centre Employment and Education Advisors

We are recruiting 2×0.6FTE posts to support refugees and asylum seekers to access employment, education and training, volunteering and work placement opportunities.

  • salary £22, 958 pro-rata

  • Closing date – 5pm Friday 16th November

2012-11-08 14:52:23
Dialogue across difference

The Cohesion Advisory Group community conference is held annually to maintain connections with the community by reporting back, seeking advice and talking together about sustaining community cohesion in the city. It provides a forum to promote dialogue with partners from all sectors and to learn from each other.

2012-11-08 14:50:27
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
Food for Thought

Come and find out about Nutrition and Hydration

2012-10-18 15:01:35
Free Photography Sessions

The Burngreave Messenger and Burngreave TARA are working together to provide 3 photography sessions for residents living in the Burngreave area.

The sessions will include learning the basics of using a camera, and taking photos of the local area.

2012-10-11 15:49:23
Parkwood Academy Open Event

Open day event on Thursday 4th October. Plus a chance to win an iPod!

2012-10-01 13:06:09
Green City Action news
  • The School for Vegetables: FREE short courses for beginners in vegetable gardening starting this autumn 2012.

  • Tool Bank: A comprehensive collection of tools available for loan. New opening times

2012-10-01 12:13:35
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
Watoto Pre School

Childcare providors. Places are available for 3,4, and 5 year olds

2012-09-28 16:10:28
Caps, Gowns and lots of Smiles

Graduation celebration took place at Watoto Pre School in July

2012-09-28 16:01:01
Wonderful Summer at Watoto

Various celebrations at Watoto Nusery

2012-09-28 15:48:04
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
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
Free Computer Sessions - Vestry Hall

Burngreave TARA are organising Free Computer Sessions at the Vestry Hall

2012-09-03 21:50:27
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

FREE training courses for EU migrants and refugees in Sheffield!

2012-07-23 12:46:08
St. Catherine’s School Consultation on Conversion to Academy

Governors of St. Catherine’s are seeking views about conversion to Voluntary Catholic Academy Status.

2012-07-23 12:36:46
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
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
Adult Learners Week Awards

ESOL learners were presented with awards at a ceremony at the Town Hall on 15th May 2012, in recognition of their hard work.

2012-07-20 16:27:27
OFSTED at Parkwood

Parkwood Academy has been praised for its leadership, which OFSTED rated as ‘good’, while overall the school was rated as ‘satisfactory’

2012-07-20 14:49:02
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
Community Event – Meet Longley Park

An opportunity to meet Longley Park Sixth Form College teachers, staff and students to discuss what College can offer young people.

2012-06-06 19:14:15
Engage learners Earn Certificates

12 Engage learners celebrated the completion of their course

2012-05-25 09:45:22
Parkwood Academy New Building

On the 19th April 2012, Parkwood Academy moved into a spacious new building.

2012-05-25 09:29:26
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
Hucklow praised by OFSTED

Hucklow Primary School received a ‘Good’ OFSTED rating in March, with ‘much that is outstanding’ with the teaching.

2012-05-24 15:41:49
Adult Learning Event in Firth Park

Event at First Start Children’s Centre: Come and find out what Adult Learning courses are available in your area.

2012-05-10 17:53:28
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
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
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
Writing wrongful cuts

a fundraising writing event for people who wanted to write but never had a chance to demonstrate their skills.

2012-03-31 15:53:11
Community Development and Health Course

The aims to teach people how to make small changes to improve their own health and the health of their families and community.

2012-03-31 15:41:33
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
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
Learning to live healthy

Burngreave Healthy Communities has been working on helping people manage and prevent Type 2 Diabetes in recent months.

2012-03-31 13:28:12
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
Muslim Women’s Voices

Muslim Women’s Voices is a group based in Burngreave whose aim is to listen to and involve Muslim women who are at risk of being socially excluded on the grounds of their religion, belief, gender, race or other social or economic disadvantage.

2012-03-30 14:49:38
Easy PPI money

I know there is much hype out there surrounding PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) but a lot of people in Pitsmoor are probably owed some. You can easily claim it back and you don’t need to use a claims company

2012-03-30 14:28:16
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
Fathers Conference

This conference is aimed at fathers who want to help their children get the most out of school education and broaden their understanding of what learning can be done at home and in the community.

2012-03-01 14:52:15
Wensley NEAT

Residents may have noticed a transformation on the Wensley estate recently. Its thanks to the Neighbourhood Environment Action Team, or NEAT Team as they are known

2012-02-02 20:17:08
A fishy story

Byron Wood Primary. He has written a story, “The fish who went to space.”

2012-02-02 15:29:06
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
Finding positive ways forward

Mubarak Hassan is the new Somali Community Development Coordinator

2012-02-02 15:06:39
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
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
Launch of the Sheffield Community Network

The Sheffield Community Network, a new initiative, aims to promote digital opportunities to encourage social enterprise, job creation and digital participation in local communities.

2012-01-12 15:02:12
Healthy Living with Diabetes

A 6 week course focused on preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes through practical lifestyle changes to diet and activity.

2012-01-01 22:02:12
Increasing awareness of breast cancer

Breast cancer awareness training is available in February to help local workers and volunteers increase awareness of symptoms, treatments and screening for Breast Cancer.

2011-12-31 13:19:44
At Work Success

At Work Recruitment are on hand to assist all local people seeking employment, training and full-time work.

2011-12-01 16:28:16
Close to the Heart

Around 100 people gathered at the Workstation on Monday 16th May to celebrate the opening of the ‘Close to the Heart’ exhibition

2011-12-01 16:06:59
Fun times in Abbeyfield

Pre-school Pitsmoor children were treated to a Ranger-led event in Abbeyfield Park.

2011-12-01 15:46:10
Wanted: 11 Environmental Apprentices

As part of an apprenticeship programme eleven young people will have the chance to learn new skills with a view to developing a career within the environmental sector.

2011-11-25 16:24:39
Sheffield Parent Partnership

Forum for people caring for children with special needs

2011-11-25 15:48:53
The Teachers’ Orphanage

In 1877 the National Union of Teachers founded a Teachers’ Benevolent Fund. A year later, a separate Orphanage and Orphan Fund was established, in order to ‘aid as liberally as possible all who had fallen upon evil times’. Two orphanages were eventually set up, one for boys in Peckham Rye, London and another for girls, situated at Firshill (pictured above).

2011-11-25 14:39:24
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
Impact of EMA cuts

Tensions are still running high among students as the cost of living and tuition fees are all continually rising.

2011-11-25 13:46:43
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
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
Future Light

A group called Future Light meets once a month to give a voice to members of Christ Church for whom English is a second language.

2011-11-24 15:26:12
Pye Bank School Ofsted success

The whole Pye Bank school community are celebrating great results and feedback from their recent Ofsted Inspection.

2011-11-24 14:55:21
Burngreave Academy

Burngreave Ashram is holding a series of seminars at the Studio, hall Carr St.

2011-11-03 17:25:34
Burngreave Celebrates Learners

Verdon Street adult Learners Festival led by 2 marching bands.

2011-11-03 16:57:48
Forum House uncertainty

The three Directors of Forum House Limited, 35 Spital Hill, have recently put it voluntarily into administration after receiving a winding-up petition from creditors.

2011-11-03 15:46:22
Go ON Sheffield - Free internet taster events

There are free Go ON Sheffield internet taster events running across Sheffield. If you’re new to the internet, come along to one of the events below and get help and support to go online.

2011-10-31 21:59:57
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
Languages Project PROGRAMME OFFICER (part time)

The post of Programme Officer to service Languages Sheffield’s role as the Accountable Body for the new Home Languages Accreditation project (HoLA).

  • part time, temporary for 3 years

  • Salary: PO1 Point 35, 0.3 FTE

  • Hours of work: 11 hours per week

  • Closing date: Tuesday October 4th 2011

2011-09-27 16:22:14
Governors needed at Byron Wood School

Two Community Governors and one parent Governor at Byron Wood Primary School are needed.

2011-09-25 23:46:59
“Allcomers” at Vestry Hall

The Vestry Hall is back in action after flooding but, for the last few months, “Allcomers” (formerly “Launchpad”) endured cramped conditions on the top floor.

2011-09-24 22:03:46
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
ESOL classes

ESOL Entry 1, 2, 3 and Level 1 & 2, IELTS & Intermediary Classes and Employability Courses

2011-09-23 16:36:40
Organic Gardening

Free Autumn Short Course with Green City Action

2011-09-23 16:27:12
Learners' success in community course

A group of adult learners from Burngreave and Page Hall recently collected their certificates for completing the Introduction to Community Development and Health (ICDH) course.

2011-09-23 15:15:40
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
Apple Day is here again

The Friends of Burngreave Chapel and Cemetery invite everyone to a Celebration of One World week and Fair Trade at the Apple day event in the cemetery chapel on Sunday October 16th from 11am.

2011-09-23 11:51:15
Sages, Greefingers and Songs

On Tuesday 6th September SAGE Greenfingers held their autumn open day, gathering around sixty people on the plots at Grimesthorpe Allotments.

2011-09-23 11:18:06
JOBS at Pye Bank CE School

Catering Assistant

  • 10 hours per week (11.30am to 1.30pm) – Term time only.

  • £6.29 – £6.83 per hour

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

  • 7.5 hours per week (11.45am to 1.15pm)

  • Term time only.

  • £6.29 – £6.83 per hour

  • Closing date: 14th October 2011

2011-09-22 22:29:59
Byron Wood pupil is a winner

Byron Wood pupil is finalist in a national competition.

2011-09-22 22:17:23
Top marks at Parkwood Academy

Parkwood examination results

2011-09-22 22:11:10
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
Job disappointment

As well as the 120 jobs, the scheme also left 800 people disappointed. Some residents expressed concern that not enough jobs have gone to local residents.

2011-09-22 14:32:15
Successful Applicants

The Tesco job guarantee scheme for the new Spital Hill store is now well underway. The scheme, which initially received around 900 applications, now has 120 trainees working together over an 8-week period in preparation for the store’s opening.

2011-09-22 14:28:55
Course fees campaign success!

Local students and campaigners are celebrating the chance to keep on learning English.

2011-09-22 13:38:37
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
A new Tenants and Residents Group

Residents of Bressingham and the streets around Brunswick, Verdon and Nottingham Cliff have come together to start a new Tenants and Residents Association (TARA).

2011-07-22 15:56:50
Healthy Caribbean Barbeque

Caribbean Health and Well-being Group volunteers organised a day of food and activities on 3rd July at SADACCA, as part of Sheffield food festival.

2011-07-22 14:49:44
Reach High 2

Reach High's academic year ended with a celebration.

2011-07-21 15:58:13
Learners defend ESOL

Local learners gathered at a public meeting on 1st July 2011 to discuss the Government's proposed cuts to ESOL classes.

2011-07-21 15:47:57
Pye Bank Summer Fair

Pye Bank School hold their annual summer fair

2011-07-21 15:47:49
Goodbye Sandra!

Sandra Heilberg has been teaching ESOL at Byron Wood since September 2006, where she has become a respected member of the staff team. Colleagues and students came together to say ‘goodbye’ to Sandra on June 23rd at a party organised by learners.

2011-07-21 15:30:48
Buildings transfer agreed

The transfer of the Vestry Hall, Sorby House and Forum House took place at the end of May, with all responsibility for assets and staff moved from Burngreave New Deal for Communities to Sheffield City Council.

2011-07-21 14:56:31
What are academies?

Facts about Academies

2011-07-21 14:43:07
Academies debated

A public meeting was held to debate the academy issues.

2011-07-21 14:38:49
Fir Vale go for academy status

Fir Vale school governors decide on academy status

2011-07-21 14:25:21
Special activities

Special activities in Burngreave this summer.

2011-07-21 00:11:10
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
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
Tesco Jobs - Hotline Number

Details of Tesco's job guarantee scheme for Burngreave residents.

2011-06-12 18:54:58
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
Spring Bank Holiday Activities

Events and Activities for Sprink Bank Holiday

2011-05-27 14:53:42
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
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
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
Slovak Family Learning Event

18 families new to the area are involved in a learning programme.

2011-05-26 15:50:50
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
Parkwood Summer Fayre

Parkwood Academy Summer Fayre,

2011-04-28 17:13:44
Burngreave Jobs Fair

Wednesday 4th May, 9.30am – 1.00pm. A FREE event where you will be able to find out about vacancies, training and careers advice.

2011-04-04 01:01:16
Parkwood walk

Some days just feel like spring; on such a day the Friends of Parkwood Springs and Sheffield Rangers arranged a guided walk of the site.

2011-04-02 14:26:51
History on your doorstep

Local resident, Tom Barnard, an archaeology student at Sheffield University lives next to Osgathorpe Park. Digging up pieces of worked bone in his garden led to a fivemonth archaeological dig that could put Osgathorpe Park on the map as an historical site. The Messenger went to meet him at the University Archaeology Department to find out more

2011-04-02 14:20:05
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
Adult Learning Guide

Looking for a course in your area? All the information you need is on

2011-04-01 18:26:10
Investing in People and Diversity

The Yemeni Community Association receives the Investors in People and Investors in Diversity awards

2011-04-01 16:47:29
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
Byron Wood's Got Talent Photos

Photos of participants in the Byron Wood's Got Talent finals.

2011-04-01 15:27:03
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
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
Firvale's Got talent!

Firvale Creative Art dept look for new talent in the school

2011-03-31 19:01:14
World Record Event

Byron Wood School performed heads, shoulders, knees and toes in a world record attempt.

2011-03-31 18:55:19
Hard Times

Discuss and understand the impact of the tax, benefit, pension and other economic changes affecting home and work.

2011-03-31 17:36:34
Parents demand Support for Whiteways

Whiteways parents demand answers from the LEA after OFSTED inspectors visit

2011-03-31 16:16:41
ESOL day of action

People in citywide English classes take part in a national day of protest against huge fee increases.

2011-03-31 16:01:15
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
Green City Action News
  • Burngreave Garden Share project. Do you have an unused corner of garden that you would be happy to share? Or are you looking for land to grow your own fruit and vegetables?

  • School for Vegetables Free 10 week course in growing organic vegetables.

2011-01-29 18:13:17
Adult Learning Guide

Looking for a course in your area? All the information you need is on

2011-01-28 20:53:35
Watoto Pre-School

Do you need childcare? Are you considering your options? Choose the best!

2011-01-28 19:56:14
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
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
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
Keeping Your Bike on the Road

Burngreave's COMAC bicycle repair project has found a new home in the Burngreave Cemetery Chapel.

2011-01-27 15:56:57
The cost of cuts

As the Messenger goes to press, details of spending cuts are still largely unknown, but it is clear that they will have a substantial effect upon the community.

2011-01-27 15:42:11
Youth Campaign to stop cuts

After hearing about proposed cuts, young people from across the country are campaigning against the loss of EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) in fear of it damaging their ability to stay on in further education.

2011-01-27 15:42:05
Councillors campaign for EMA

For young people from low income families the EMA offers the knowledge that your family will not have to make sacrifices to support you through college or sixth form.

2011-01-27 15:39:09
Study Support at risk

Reach High 2, a study support group which offers six hours of support for school age children in Burngreave, is under threat of funding cuts or closure with the new council budget in March 2011.

2011-01-27 15:34:40
Cuts are coming

Government cuts have been talked about for months, but we will soon start to see the effects close to home.

2011-01-27 14:33:23
Job: Firshill School Midday Supervisory Assistant
  • Salary: LD1 Point 4 – 8 £12,145 p.a.(£6.29 p.h.)

  • Closing Date:Thursday 27th January 2011

2011-01-13 16:05:21
Go ON Sheffield - your New Year’s Resolution!

The Go ON Sheffield – get more out of life online campaign aims to inspire people to make going online their New Year’s Resolution!

2011-01-13 15:28:34
My Body My Self

A FREE six session workshop for 16-21 year olds who want to build confidence and self-esteem in relation to physical appearance. Starting Thursday 13th Jan 5.30-7pm at the Pakistani Community Advice Centre

2011-01-11 13:59:19
Burngreave Library open day

Burngreave Library is planning an event to promote the library service amongst regular users and to target non users, for example new arrival families and asylum seekers.

2010-12-09 15:36:30
Adult Learning Guide: Spring Term Courses

She spring term guide to courses for adults is now online.

2010-12-09 15:09:14
St Catherine's enterprise award

St Catherine’s Primary School pupils won the under 11s Best Business category in this year’s national ‘Make Your Mark With a Tenner’ competition. Enterprise UK gave thousands of potential entrepeneurs £10 to start up their mini businesses.

2010-12-09 15:09:13
NOMAD Annual General Meeting

At NOMAD’s AGM today, participants from the Moving Forward course were awarded with NOCN certificates by Councillor Hussain.

2010-12-09 14:32:33
"Bike It" at St Catherine's

Children at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School have celebrated the opening of their new cycle parking.

2010-12-05 21:28:40
Community Interpreting FREE Taster Day

An introduction to the work of a community interpreter and of volunteering and progression opportunities. Saturday 11th December 2010.

2010-11-29 17:33:05
BME Pathways to Training, Enterprise & Employment

Pathways is an exciting new project that brings our generation together and equips people with skills to increase chances of further studies, better skills for work and work based experience.

2010-11-29 10:17:20
Job: Project Worker at Green City Action
  • Salary: £22,500 per annum pro rata with a 5% pension contribution.

  • The closing date for applications is Monday 13th December at 5pm.

2010-11-29 03:00:06
Introduction to Community Development and Health course

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

2010-11-25 17:44:27
MP visits School Council

On 5th November St Catherine's School Council had a visit from the MP David Blunkett. He came to speak to the School Council about the work they have been doing during the last half term.

2010-11-25 15:02:41
Lego club meets the Queen

The Lego Club at Firs Hill School was included as part of a vlunteering showcase for the Queen's visit to Sheffield on 19th November.

2010-11-25 14:45:34
Governing our Schools

Join us and celebrate the contribution of BME governors and find out how you can become a Governor Recruitment Champion.

2010-11-18 16:49:49
Job: Study Support Science Tutor

After-school/weekend study support 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. Closing date: Friday 19th November 2010

The work will be in 2 or 3 hour sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings and at weekends on Saturday and Sunday, during term times.

Pay at £18.50 per hour

2010-11-04 15:30:43
Right Here Young Peoples Service

Right Here young peoples service needs volunteers to work with 16 – 25 year olds

2010-10-14 16:41:15
FREE beekeeping courses

BeeBuddies bee keeping courses in Sheffield from Groundwork Sheffield.

2010-09-27 14:08:27
Healthy Eating Qualifications

Learn about healthy eating and gain an OCN Level 1 qualification (GCSE equivalent level). Starts on 3rd November 2010.

2010-09-27 13:29:06
New outdoor play for Firvale

On Saturday 24th July Firvale Pre-School proudly unveiled their new outdoor play area. The official opening was attended by special guests including the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, local Councillor Ibrar Hussain and Councillor Jackie Drayton.

2010-09-26 20:18:40

Road Safety is an important part of the Assembly’s Community Plan.

2010-09-26 19:00:47
Young Apprentice at Sheffield Archives

Earlier this year, local resident Lena Abdo-Samed started an apprenticeship at Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library. She applied to join the Library and Archive service via the Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme which organises training programmes and work-based placements for young people aged 16 to 24 across the city.

2010-09-26 17:35:00
Caribbean Sports Club Fun Day

There was football, fun, food and music at the Caribbean Sports Club Fun Day on Sunday 15th August. The club has strong links with Burngreave, with many team players from the area.

2010-09-24 11:54:25
Charitable Sportsman

On Sunday 1st August, The Sportsman Pub hosted a charity event to raise money for Action Duchenne, which raises awareness for people who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

2010-09-24 11:50:08
The Battle of Britain 70 years on

In 1940, Britain faced a ruthless, determined and well-equipped enemy. Many older Burngreave residents still vividly remember the deprivations and uncertainties they faced over the next 5 years. (*Longer version*)

2010-09-24 11:32:00
Summer Study

In the summer, 30 children aged 8-13 from Burngreave After School Study Support attended a one-week educational project organised by the Sheffield Children's University. In the process, they improved their maths and literacy skills and found out about University.

2010-09-23 15:47:09
Somali Learning Awards

The Greater Somali Community Network (GSCN) held a celebration of the achievement of their Homework Club on Saturday 31st July at Sorby House. The Lord Mayor presented awards to the children who had worked hardest and made the most progress in improving their learning. Over 150 children and parents were in attendance and enjoyed traditional Somali songs and delicious food.

2010-09-23 15:31:50
New nursery at Whiteways

It was grey outside when Whiteways School opened its brand new nursery on 13th September but inside it was bright and cheery, with children busily exploring colourful things.

2010-09-23 15:31:01
Job: Study Support English and Maths tutors

Burngreave Study Support Consortium has vacancies for English and Maths tutors for secondary age pupils and a primary school age tutor

Pay at £18.50 per hour, The work will be in 2 or 3 hour sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings and at weekends on Saturday and Sunday, during term times.

Deadline Wednesday 8th September.

2010-08-31 11:58:58
Free skills training

ACCM Sheffield are providing free training for those registered unemployed:

  • Forklift Operator Training

  • Childcare

2010-07-26 13:42:01
Quality in Study Support

In June and July all four Burngreave-based study support groups gained the “Quality in Study Support” (QiSS) award in recognition of the fantastic work that they do with young people in the area.

2010-07-25 18:57:58
Space to recover

SPACES, a Community Recovery Service (formerly Adult Mental Health Day Services), is a newly commissioned service which has an ongoing commitment to support people to re-engage with their local communities and to access the resources and opportunities that most of us take for granted.

2010-07-23 20:34:52
Work on the Rec begins

Planned improvements to Burngreave Recreation Ground near Byron Wood School will start in August, taking 16 weeks.

2010-07-23 20:22:25
Council plans damage woods

Local residents have raised concerns about a recent planning application to expand Sheaf Training Centre.

2010-07-22 16:42:02
New fare system proposal

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport is consulting on the introduction of a new fares system and changes to the bus network

2010-07-22 16:38:28
Clothes remix

Transition Burngreave organised a clothes swap for Sunday 4th July despite stiff competition from other events

2010-07-22 16:09:29
Spital Hill event delayed

Local resident and promoter Kevin from Rollout Promotion, is planning an event in Black History month after an event to celebrate the birthday of Haile Selassie at Spital Hill Plaza was delayed.

2010-07-22 16:03:53
Somali Community and Cultural School

On Wednesday 28th July, SCCS will be holding a community cohesion event at the Somali Community and Cultural School. There will also be an opportunity to register for the courses.

2010-07-18 10:02:47
Interpreter Recruitment Open Day

17 June 2010 – Language Line Services are holding a recruitment open day for interpreters wishing to work with us, attending bookings within Sheffield.

2010-06-08 17:49:35
Yemeni Parents Meeting

On Wednesday 9th June the Yemeni Community Association is hosting a parents meeting with head teachers from neighbouring schools to discuss the achievements and current challenges facing Yemeni youth.

2010-05-31 18:16:31
Corner Egg Café

The “Corner Egg Café” is now operating in the large downstairs hall in the Burngreave Vestry Hall. It is one of the projects initiated by the Sheffield charity “Launchpad” which recently moved from premises in the Wicker.

2010-05-31 01:12:53

Women in Burngreave were offered the chance of a free trip to the Crucible Studio Theatre on 24th March to see the world premiere of ‘Sisters’.

2010-05-29 19:16:41
Kashmir Earthquake Relief Fund

Kashmir Earthquake Relief Fund is organising a sponsored climb up Ben Nevis in Scotland in May

2010-05-29 18:52:34
Ghanaian Literacy Group

We spoke to Nurra Hooper, founder of the Ghanaian Literacy Group.

2010-05-29 18:44:43
Grimesthorpe plant sale

As is traditional now, Grimesthorpe allotments held their plant sale in May, in time for gardeners to purchase some all important additions for their vegetable plots.

2010-05-28 16:26:36
Environment Day

This year’s Environment Day took place on 23rd May and was possibly the most successful yet with residents once again treated to glorious weather and a brilliant atmosphere in Abbeyfield Park.

2010-05-28 15:41:58
Level 2 Award - Food Safety

Fir Vale Business & Enterprise Centre are offering fundamental food hygiene training for all food handlers.

2010-05-27 20:13:01
Stepping Up With Reading

Byron Wood Primary school are starting a 6 week Family Learning course in June, to help parents find out about the different skills needed for fluent and independent reading.

2010-05-27 15:53:21
St Catherine's official opening

St Catherine's School extension and the Crescent Community Centre were officially opened on 24th March. The school was opened by the Bishop of Hallam, John Rawsthorne, and the community centre was opened by Cllr Jackie Drayton. Local residents and users of the centre joined pupils and parents to celebrate.

2010-05-27 15:40:21
Heads Off

Three local secondary schools will change their headteachers in the next academic year from September.

2010-05-27 15:07:40
Classes are back

In April the Council informed local campaigners that funding had been found to restore some adult learning classes in Burngreave and Fir Vale. This means ESOL and other basic skills classes will be running until July.

2010-05-27 14:48:56
North East Adult Learning Guide website

Coming soon – online directory of learning opportunities for adults in the North East Community Assemblies area.

2010-03-26 18:13:56
Wensley is football crazy

Just as the sun was setting on a warm spring evening, the green near Wensley Close was full of activity. It was the weekly Tuesday football sessions by Activity Sheffield that were bringing the place to life.

2010-03-25 20:35:28
National no smoking day

March 10th saw the annual No Smoking Day campaign across the U.K. In Burngreave we marked the day with an event at the Health Matters shop on Spital Hill

2010-03-25 17:44:13
Interfaith vibes at Hallam

Last edition, we brought you news that local residents Derrick Okrah and Farhan Ahmed were starting up a new society at Sheffield Hallam University's students’ union. Two months on, and SAMEEM has had a successful launch meeting with about 100 students attending.

2010-03-25 16:34:34
Fruits of the Forest at Parkwood Springs

Thursday 18th March was an industrious and sunny spring day at Parkwood Springs when work took place to plant the fruit trees and bushes at the Forest Garden.

2010-03-25 16:24:50

Burngreave Community Action Forum update.

2010-03-25 16:02:15
Women's Construction Centre threatened

The Women’s Construction Centre on Buckenham Street, heard news in March that they would have to close because of lack of funding. But at an emergency meeting of 25 women on 20th March they agreed to take on the running of the Centre themselves.

2010-03-25 15:47:31
Learners speak up to save classes

Adult learners have been fighting Council cuts in courses, after changes in funding. Over 300 learners stand to lose their classes from April.

2010-03-25 15:18:23
Jobs: Examination Invigilators

Fir Vale School is looking for organised and reliable individuals to act as invigilators initially for the 2010 exam season.

  • Grade 3 £15,039 – £16,830 pro rata

  • Closing Date: 22nd February 2010

2010-01-29 19:38:00
Firefighter backs BME recruitment

A British asian firefighter from Sheffield is backing a major new drive by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) to recruit more female and black and minority ethnic (BME) firefighters.

2010-01-29 16:27:16
Napoleon in Sheffield

Fir Vale’s Iqra Promotions attracted a large audience to see Napoleon – former rapper with the Outlawz and 2pac Shakur – in December. He now travels the world as a motivational speaker.

2010-01-29 16:03:49
Winter magic at Whiteways

The turnout was fantastic for the Whiteways Primary School Winter Mela on 15th December. The school opened its doors to over 200 parents, carers and the community.

2010-01-29 15:35:11
Football for Wensley

If you like playing football, Wensley will be the place to be on Tuesday nights. From January 26th Activity Sheffield’s inflatable pitch will be on the field near Wensley Close every week.

2010-01-29 15:19:15
Talk to your children

The Every Child A Talker (ECAT) project aims to strengthen early language development in children to age 5 and to increase the involvement of parents in helping to develop children's language in the home. It is part of a national programme

2010-01-28 21:13:04
New head is Keen

After 15 years as headteacher at Firth Park Community Arts College, Mo Laycock has decided to take early retirement in July 2010.

2010-01-28 21:10:38
New play area for Byron Wood

Byron Wood School celebrated their £35000 revamp with a visit from the Lord Mayor in December. Parents cooked a feast to celebrate the opening of the new facilities.

2010-01-28 21:00:36
Be inspired

Young Somali people gathered at Sorby House on 9th January 2010 for a day of activities that truly inspired them.

2010-01-28 17:46:56
Carwood's community centre open at last

After three years of delays, Carwood's Community Centre finally opened its doors again for residents to use.

2010-01-28 14:46:08
Become a Community Health Champion

Are you friendly and enthusiastic? Do you want to help others to eat healthily, be physically active and improve their mental wellbeing? Do you want to gain useful skills and experience through volunteering?

2009-11-30 12:01:47
Empowering parents

The Parents Can Empowerment workshop was held at SADACCA on Thursday 12th November. It was one of four workshops to support African-Caribbean parents and was well attended by parents and workers.

2009-11-27 16:15:10
Cultural learning

More than 150 Somali residents gathered at Sorby House in October for an amazing day of culture and learning.

2009-11-27 15:54:50
PITS Exhibition

Local parents group PITS celebrated their summer of fun and achievement with an exhibition of photos in the City Centre.

2009-11-27 14:59:14
Community Assemblies

News from the North East Community Assembly. Contact 0114 203 7646

2009-11-26 21:28:31
New partner at Vestry Hall

As the Messenger goes to press we are delighted to announce that we have agreed terms with a new partner and tenant at Burngreave Vestry Hall:- Launchpad, a project working with adults with learning difficulties.

2009-11-26 21:16:12
BNDfC Succession Plans

As we reported in the last edition of The Messenger the process of obtaining approval for the Succession Plans of BNDfC is now well underway.

2009-11-26 21:10:03
Write Horizons

These stories are from a group of local writers, who meet in the area once a week. We write poems and stories some fact some fiction, enjoying one anothers company and sharing ideas and encouragement

2009-11-26 20:57:52
Abbeyfield Road’s party!

On 27th September, residents of 30 houses on Abbeyfield Road met for food, fun, games and – more than anything – to get to know each other better.

2009-11-26 20:53:24
Firshill community day

Firs Hill’s ‘Walking Wonderland’ took shape in September, with murals, signposts and pavement markings along the journey from Sheffield Academy to St Catherine’s School.

2009-11-26 20:46:37
Can you accept the truth?

Maat Probe Group aims to highlight inequalities in mental health and to do what it can to improve services through communication. Includes link to full report.

2009-11-26 20:34:04
Mahya’s study success

16-year-old Mahya Abdullah is a Yemeni girl who came to the UK in 2001 aged 9. She was not able to speak any English and started at Hucklow Primary School in Y4. After moving to a number of schools, she settled at Firvale Secondary School in Y8.

2009-11-25 18:20:48
Volunteer Mentors

On Wednesday 17th October 2007, 16-year-old Jonathan Matondo was shot in Nottingham Cliffe Rec. The community was shaken to the core as they tried to come to terms with what had happened.

2009-11-25 18:11:39
Tomorrow's terraces?

A recent Council project to renovate rundown houses in Page Hall opened its doors to residents in November.

2009-11-25 17:51:09
On the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Magid Mah has astounded all those who know him – at the young age of 20 he has reached the peak of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, not only that but he was told he was the first Somali to achieve it! John Mellor spoke to him about his journey…

2009-11-25 16:33:31
Jobs: Cycling Instructors

Pedal Ready is looking for new cycling instructors to help train over 3,000 children and adults to cycle confidently.

  • Salary: £11.25 per hour

  • Closing date: Friday 27th November 2009

2009-11-13 13:48:03
Reach High 2 Study Support

Do you want to improve your English, Maths and Science and have fun? Then Reach High 2 Study Support is for you! Starting from 3rd October 2009.

2009-09-28 13:28:03
Fir Vale GCSE success

Fir Vale School are again celebrating an increase in the number of students passing their GCSEs.

2009-09-27 12:48:10
It's not too late to get learning

If you’d like to learn something new, now is the time to get on a course.

2009-09-25 18:57:58
Al-Amen counselling

I met Nuria Quintilla at her office in the SYAC building on the Wicker. Here Nuria is the Director and Senior Counsellor of the Women's Resource Centre which services and workshops for women from Black and Ethnic minorities

2009-09-24 14:46:15
Becoming a Young Advisor?

The Sheffield Young Advisors is a group of young people who have been trained to provide a supportive service to the community.

2009-09-24 14:15:27
A positive summer at RH2

This summer, with the help of 8-13 Positive Activities funding, Reach High 2 Study Support provided a whole range of valuable activities for young people

2009-09-24 11:25:34
Tons of summer trips

After a year of hard studying, young people from Burngreave After School Study Support Project spent the summer having fun. The Yemeni Community Association’s project took over 300 young people on well earned trips and residentials.

2009-09-24 11:19:25
Firefighting experience

The summer’s young firefighter’s course really put two groups of young people through their paces, testing their skills to the limits. The final display after 5 days of training showed their friends and family it had all been worth it.

2009-09-24 11:15:20
Parents making it happen - PITS

Parents around Verdon Street took matters into their own hands this summer, to make sure their children were involved in positive activities in their community

2009-09-24 11:07:24
Sun shines on Streetworx

Young people were spoiled for choice this summer, with a great list of activities to enjoy with Sheffield Futures’ Streetworx.

2009-09-24 11:04:30
Parkwood: “New academy, new uniform, lots of ambition”

Parkwood Academy is the new Parkwood High School, as students returned in September 2009.

2009-09-23 20:31:47
Colourful Pye Bank extension

Pye Bank’s extension now houses Y5 and Y6 classes and a large hall. the increase in pupil numbers.

2009-09-23 20:29:07
St Catherine's bigger and brighter

For 2008-9, we have waited for the dust and noise to settle but, at last, the new school buildings are up and running.

2009-09-23 20:19:40
Enrolment days for adult learning

September is the start of the new term, and adults can enrol on a wide range of courses in the area.

2009-09-13 17:35:41
Alpha Course at St Peter's Ellesmere

The Alpha Course is open to anyone wishing to find out more about the Christian faith in a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion in a non-pressurised environment. There is no fee for the course and participants are free to leave at any time. The course lasts for 8 weeks.

2009-09-10 13:57:17
Introduction to Community Development and Health (ICDH) Course

The Introduction to Community Development and Health (ICDH) Course will be running at the Furnival on Thursdays, from 24th September 2009 – 4th February 2010.

2009-09-08 17:03:31
Climbing High at Osgathorpe Park!

Come and try out the new climbing boulder, and take part in an afternoon of fun activities: Tuesday 28th July 2009.

2009-07-19 20:16:34
ESOL and Citenzship: Come and learn English

Enrolment is on the 1st of September 2009

2009-07-19 20:11:28
Youth Clubs

A summary of youth clubs available to young people in Burgreave over the summer

2009-07-17 16:07:42

A summary of training events and opportunities avaialble to young people in Burgreave over the summer

2009-07-17 16:05:25
Summer activities for young people in Burngreave

A summary of the various events taking place over the summer

2009-07-17 15:24:19
Justice and Peace

Dave Havard lives and works in New Roots in Burngreave. He and other staff welcome many different people in the café and help them with many things. Dave visited our class and we asked him questions about his life and work in Burngreave.

2009-07-16 20:42:54
ESOL presentation

On 15th June ESOL learners from Whiteways School received certificates for completing entry level one, two and three in English.

2009-07-16 20:35:33
Free Training: 'How the Public Sector Sources'

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

2009-07-16 18:59:41
BiG - Make it Your Business

The latest news from BiG – Make it Your Business.

2009-07-16 18:47:30
Job: Trainee Advice Worker for Somali community

Job vacancy at Pitsmoor CAB:

  • 18 hours / week

  • salary £9,000 per year (actual)

  • closing date: 20th July 2009

2009-06-22 21:36:33
Job: Cleaner/Lunchtime Playleader

St. Catherine's school is in the process of expansion, we are looking for a new member of staff to work with both our Premises team and with our Lunchtime team.

  • Salary: £12,160 pro rata

  • 16.5 hrs per week

  • Closing date: Friday 10th July

2009-06-20 01:17:54
Job: Receptionist/Lunchtime Playleader

St, Catherine's Primary School is looking for two new members of staff to work with its Admin team and Lunchtime team.

  • Salary: £15,570 to £16,663 pro rata

  • 25 hrs and 37 hrs per week

  • Closing date: Friday 10th July

2009-06-20 00:15:13
'Good' news for Watoto

Watoto Preschool are celebrating a ‘good’ Ofsted report with areas of ‘outstanding’ exceptional quality.

2009-06-10 21:14:38
Landlords for Excellence course

Free access to a University run training course for landlords! Sheffield Hallam University’s Landlords for Excellence. Next Course: September 2009.

2009-06-01 12:30:41
YCA celebrate university success

The theatre at Fir Vale School was full for a special celebration of university achievement organised by the Yemeni Community Association (YCA). Numbers going to university from the Yemeni community have increased dramatically over recent years and several dozen individuals received awards to recognize their achievements.

2009-05-31 21:58:29
Oliver at Byron Wood

On 31st March Byron Wood’s Y3, Y4 & Y5 astounded parents, pupils and guests with an amazing performance of Oliver.

2009-05-31 21:46:39
Local History Class

Discover the history of Burngreave. Learn how to research your own local history project and work towards an exhibition or article in the Messenger. Begins Friday 12th June – 7th August.

2009-05-31 21:43:28
Burngreave asks “Any Questions?”

Story: Sophie Mei Photos: Schani Cave

On Friday 22nd May, BBC Radio 4 broadcast their long-standing topical politics show ‘Any Questions?’ from Longley Park Sixth Form College.

2009-05-30 12:06:47
Adult learners in Parliament

On Tuesday 4th May a group of twelve adult learners from the WEA Politics & Public Life course at Fir Vale School visited Parliament to find out more about how the parliamentary process works and to see for themselves what happens there. We were joined by other groups across the region involved in a WEA project to encourage citizens to ‘Take Part’.

2009-05-30 11:34:37
Mental Health Ambassadors

Students from a Level 1 ESOL class in the Vestry Hall conducted an interview with Saeed Abdi from the Somali Mental Health Project (MAAN), Sindy Chana, the new Ambassador Lead for Mental Health for Yorkshire and Humberside and Amina Mohamed, who has just been appointed Ambassador for Sheffield.

2009-05-30 10:57:51
Exploring earthworms

SHEBEEN – the Sheffield Black & Ethnic Minority Environmental Network – organised a woil and earthworms survey in Abbeyfield Park on 19th May for students of the Community Foundation Studies course at Sheffield College's Fir Vale Centre, as part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) new initiative. The aim is to get people back in touch with nature by exploring and studying their local environments.

2009-05-29 17:17:32

Young people aged 14-16 ran for fun in the EIS (English Institute of Sport) on the 9th of May.

2009-05-29 16:47:47
Cultural Crossings at the Vestry Hall

The Vestry Hall came alive again this month with the latest incarnation of the Burngreave Cultural Industries Challenge.

2009-05-29 15:49:51
Student Voice Easter event

Story: Raveena Hussain (Fir Vale School Student Voice) We are a group of students at Fir Vale School – Raveena Hussain, Amoon Fazeldin, Raquia Begum, all year 10 students and Zena M’shana, from year 11.

2009-05-29 14:55:11
New Places at Fir Vale School

In May 2009, Sheffield City Council discussed proposals for the expansion of Fir Vale School with students, parents and local residents.

2009-05-28 20:05:53
Family Learning Fun Day at the Old Firth Park Library

Community North Forum (CNF) is looking to extend the training and activity programme at the Old Firth Park Library. We want to find out what type of training courses, activities and events local people would like us to offer.

2009-05-14 10:55:12
Burngreave Health Matters

Thursday 16th April 9.30am–3.00pm Provided FREE by Health Matters in Burngreave. Are you interested in health in your community? Would you like to find out more about health issues that affect people in Burngreave? Do you have ideas of how services could be better?

2009-03-27 15:39:34
Adult Learning

Guide to learning opportunities in Burngreave and Fir Vale New Courses for the Summer Term

2009-03-27 15:32:49
Sheffield Sport Foundation

Are you a young person interested in attending Athletics or Football sessions as a hobby or professional training?

2009-03-27 15:15:08
FREE ½ day Training for Landlords

How can the Council help you?

  • Tenancy advice

  • Repair advice

  • Where to get help

  • How to get concessions for landlords

2009-03-27 15:02:22
Zambuko Izibuko Cultural Crossings

Cultural exchange with dance workshops

2009-03-27 14:27:44
Burngreave Cultural Industries Challenge

Burngreave Cultural Industries Challenge, activities at the Vastry Offices, 2 Burngreave Road, Sheffielod, S3 9DD.,

2009-03-27 14:09:54
Messenger Editorial

The Messenger has had another two votes of confidence with grants from two charitable trusts who have seen the benefit of our work in the community: many thanks to the Scurrah Wainwright Charity and Sheffield Town Trust.

2009-03-27 13:42:43
Supporting Byron Wood School

A volunteer tells how helping at Byron Wood school has change her life as well as her children's

2009-03-26 16:47:59
Volunteering with the NHS

Arwa Alansi came to the UK 3 years ago and is from Yemen. She is qualified in haematology and worked in a hospital laboratory for 13 years. She is married and has a little boy.

2009-03-26 16:42:35

Volunteer work is what keeps a lot of the community organisations going and is very rewarding and empowering for the individuals. This page celebrates some of the people who contribute to our area. Many residents learning English in Burngreave, are hoping to improve their language so they can get a job. ESOL learners with Kath Swinney’s Life Long Learning and Skills class at the Vestry Hall, are also gaining valuable experience as volunteers

2009-03-26 16:28:42
Doing it for yourself

The Women's Construction Centre is well known in Burngreave for the DIY courses if offers. Recently partnerships with other local organisations have extended the range of opportunities for women in the community.

2009-03-26 15:29:57
Congratulations to Peter Lamb

At the AGM of the National Catholic Scout Fellowship, of which he is Vice President, 80 year old Peter Lamb was awarded the membership of the Brotherhood of St George. This is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the international Catholic Conference of Scouting.

2009-03-26 14:51:19
Whiteways Junior School Design Exhibition

Sheffield City Council, Whiteways Junior School and Sheffield Design and Project Management (SD&PM) would like to invite you to an exhibition of the designs for the school. These are the proposals that have been submitted for planning approval.

2009-03-14 09:13:27
Job: Watoto pre-school (readvertisment)

Job vacancy: Full-time Qualified Early Years Practitioner.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Salary: £11,174

  • NEW Closing date: Friday 10th April 2009, 5pm

2009-03-07 19:06:48
Parkwood High School Planning Brief Consultation

A draft planning brief has been prepared to guide the redevelopment of the Parkwood High School which will be enabled by funding through the school being awarded academy status.

2009-03-01 12:20:41
More at the Library

Burngreave Library is busy on the Wednesday afternoon when I visit to speak to Janet Ring, the librarian. People are using the computers, children are reading and there are lots of enquiries at the desk.

2009-01-30 21:48:49
Celebrating Fir Vale's Success

Fir Vale School's Presentation Evening held on 26th November celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its re-launch from the old Earl Marshal School in 1998.

2009-01-30 16:01:40
Job: Teaching Assistant for Bilingual Learners (Somali)

King Edward VII School is a successful Secondary School and Language College with an excellent reputation. We seek to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work with our students of Somali origin. The successful applicant will teach the Somali language to accreditation level.

  • 2 hours per week initially, term time only (£20 per hour)

  • Closing Date: 11th February 2009

2009-01-30 15:33:12
Job: Full-time Qualified Early Years Practitioner

BWRC Watoto Pre-school, established for 11 years, are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Early Years Practitioner to take up this exciting post in our busy nursery.

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Salary: £11,174

  • Closing date: Thurs 12th February 2009, 5pm.

2009-01-30 15:19:56
Burngreave Cultural Industries Challenge

Burngreave Cultural Industries Challenge, activities at the Vastry Offices, 2 Burngreave Road, Sheffielod, S3 9DD.,

2009-01-29 19:34:53
Burngreave Health Matters

The Burngreave Health Matters project is an initiative between Burngreave New Deal and the Primary Care Trust.

2009-01-29 17:20:58
Cainan Blake

Cainan Blake is 21 years of age and is coming to the end of his 6 months apprenticeship with BNDfC as a receptionist. Cainan was 20 years old when he started at BNDfC on 20th September 2008.

2009-01-29 17:14:18
Deliver It Green

Managed by Green City Action, Deliver It Green (DIG) has been operational since June 2006. The emphasis of the project has always been on delivery out in the community

2009-01-29 17:07:16
Yoga for Byron Wood

In December children at Byron Wood learned the calming effects of yoga. With the Yoga4Schools Programme students, including those from the celebrated Fresh Start and Nurture units, practised calming exercises and breathing techniques.

2009-01-29 14:29:30
University project inspires local youngsters

A packed event at the Vestry Hall on 21st January celebrated the achievement of Burngreave young people in a media project organised by the University of Sheffield, Burngreave Study Support Consortium and Burngreave New Deal.

2009-01-29 14:15:08
University Project Awards photos

Selection of photos from the University of Sheffield media awards.

2009-01-28 18:25:49
Office and Admin skills

Office and Admin skills courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 01:20:31
Maths and Numeracy courses

Maths and Numeracy courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 01:15:37
Language courses

Language courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 01:10:19
Keep Fit, Health & Well-being

Keep Fit, Health & Well-being sessions for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 01:03:55
Horticulture and Conservation courses

Horticulture and Conservation courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:58:43
Family Learning courses

Family Learning courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:50:11
ESOL courses and learning

English for Speakers of Other Languages ESOL, courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:36:40
English Literacy courses

English Literacy courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:31:55
Driving Theory courses

Driving Theory courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:29:41
DIY courses

DIY courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:26:06
Dance and Music courses

Dance and Music courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:20:50
Counselling courses

Counselling courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:18:26
Cooking courses

Cookery courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:13:13
Computing courses

Computer courses for Spring 2009, from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:08:27
Community Skills courses

Community Skills courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-06 00:02:44
Arts Design & Crafts courses

Arts Design & Crafts courses for Spring 2009,from the Adult Learning Guide.

2009-01-05 23:54:24
New booklet on adult courses

A Booklet listing adult courses in Burngreave and Fir Vale has been published this month. Along with news about adult learning in the area.

2009-01-05 23:20:35
Planning for success

How to plan your new business: The Wicker, Albion House. Classes in December 2008.

2008-12-01 14:30:18
Young advocates in Beijing

Two youth council members from Burngreave went on a life-changing trip to Beijing in September. They joined a global conference of 100 disabled and able-bodied young people from 20 countries, plus 100 youngsters from China.

2008-12-01 12:08:23
Writing for the Messenger

Messenger news writing course, Monday mornings: 8th, 15th December and 5th, 12th January.

2008-12-01 11:58:36
No conviction

A year on from the death of Jonathan Matondo in October 2007, Burngreave resident Negus Nelson was acquitted of his murder after two trials. He was the only person to be charged, despite police claims that more than one person was responsible for the killing. Where does this leave the investigation?

2008-11-28 16:26:07
Inspirational Films

Over 30 people came to the Vestry Hall on October 14th to participate in Transition Sheffield's 3×3 Film Festival

2008-11-28 16:19:50
Art-work at Nottingham Cliff

In twelve months since the shooting of Jonathan Matondo on Nottingham Rec, there have been community meetings, council meetings, extra police patrols, and a gang strategy. And everyone agreed something should be done in the Park.

2008-11-28 16:14:14
Dreams to Reality

When Kier Hodson dreamed up a “50 word saga” for a school competition, he never imagined it would end up in print!

2008-11-28 15:54:54
The Unstoppable Volunteer

Sylvia Pennington is a woman with a mission, or to be more precise, several missions. She has lived in Burngreave since the 1940’s, worked and raised a family here, had more than her fair share of personal tragedy to face but has remained cheerful and committed to helping other people around her.

2008-11-28 15:49:30
Parkwood Academy result

Parents have voted by over 2 to 1 in favour of Parkwood School becoming an Academy, but on a low turnout.

2008-11-27 20:42:11
Children’s Centre Gold Award

Ellesmere Children’s Centre is the first community based childcare centre in Sheffield to achieve the Gold Standard for quality of service.

2008-11-27 20:15:38
Job: Part-Time Temporary Family Advocacy Officer
  • Salary: SG 4/5 £19,370 – £23,405

  • Closing Date: 03/12/2008

Supporting children and families to ensure better attainment at Firs Hill Primary School and deliver activity to targeted children and families.

2008-11-20 17:48:32
Parkwood - Academy vote result

The outcome of the vote on Parkwood School becoming an Academy has been announced.

2008-10-24 19:27:19
Academic debate

Joint area panel meeting debates Parkwood School’s bid to become an Academy, arranged to coincide with the ballot of parents of pupils at Parkwood School and its 3 feeder schools, which closes on 22nd October 2008.

2008-10-06 20:50:36
Parents help children Aim Higher

Evidence shows that parents and carers are a major influence on their children's attitude to education; it can be positive or negative often depending on the parent's personal experience of education. Parents who have no experience of university or Higher Education may find it difficult to give their children guidance and encouragement to continue in education.

2008-09-29 00:29:45
Enterprising Centre

Fir Vale School officially opened its new £700,000 Enterprise Centre in December 2007 to support the school’s specialist role in business and develop a spirit of enterprise amongst its students.

2008-09-28 22:00:08
Adeel Zaman

16 year-old Adeel Zaman of Page Hall is a very happy young man, having passed all ten of his GCSEs. When he moved from Fir Vale School to Firth Park School in the November of his final year, he found that he only had a short time to prepare for his GCSE exams.

2008-09-28 11:28:23
Great GCSEs

Burngreave students showed some brilliant results again this year. At Fir Vale Secondary, the percentage getting five good GCSEs was up 10% to a fantastic 56%, with 22% getting at least three A or A* grades. Every full-time student left with a qualification.

2008-09-28 11:15:08

Do you want help and support to work up your business ideas? SHIELD is a free programme aimed at people who want to start their own businesses.

2008-09-28 11:10:09
Planning 4 success : How to plan your new business

Courses to help you plan for a successful business will be run at the Vastry Hall in the coming months

2008-09-28 11:05:48
‘Talk Matters’

How to keep talking to our children and support them with their education and achievements.

2008-09-26 19:53:15
Introduction to Community Development and Health

Free 14 week course starting 9th October 2008 at the Furnival: Learn how to work with your community. Learn about health issues

2008-09-26 19:45:37
Area Panel meeting

For discussion at the next Area Panel meeting on 9th October 2008:

  • Community space at St Catherine’s School

  • £50,000 for Libraries, Parks or Streets

  • Community Assemblies

2008-09-26 18:37:36
Parkwood Academy Ballot

On Thursday 2nd October 2008 there is to be a joint public meeting about the future of Parkwood High School

2008-09-26 18:31:03
Walk Good

a filmmaker and digital artist, I had always been interested in looking into the past, especially when I see a gap.

2008-09-26 18:06:32
Fashion show

A colourful fashion show with a variety of dance performances brought the Vestry Hall to life on the 30th of August. The clothes were all designed and made by girls who have attended the Burngreave After School Support Project (BASSP).

2008-09-26 17:48:17
Summer Fun Photos

There was loads of stuff to do this summer for children and young people. Here’s just a few photos of things they got up to.

2008-09-26 17:22:25
Tonnes of Summer fun

There was loads of stuff to do this summer for children and young people. Here’s just a few photos of things they got up to.

2008-09-26 16:47:49
Messenger training courses

The Messenger is running a website training course and a writing for the Messenger course starting in October to help you get more involved.

2008-09-26 15:49:04
Vote NO

Mick Ibbotson, local parent, explains why Parkwood School should not become an academy.

2008-09-26 15:25:10
Vote YES

The brochure sent out with ballot papers shows Governors putting forward arguments as to why Parkwood School should become an Academy.

2008-09-26 15:21:33
Parkwood Academy

Parents of children at Parkwood and its feeder schools (including Pye Bank) are being asked to vote on whether it should become an Academy. The poll closes on 22nd October. But what does it all mean?

2008-09-26 15:19:05
Al Nisa Sports and Grimesthorpe Institute

Al Nisa sports institute fund raising event

2008-09-26 12:16:13
Barrows, bards and a barbecue

Visitors to the Greenfingers open day on 10th September were treated to a tour of the allotments, songs, recitals of creative writing by Write Horizons, sunshine and a barbecue.

2008-09-26 11:13:39
Introduction to Community Health and Development courses

The Furnival is running its second Introduction to Community Health and Development (ICDH) course starting in October 2008. If you want to learn about health issues, work with your community, or develop your skills and qualifications, this course is for you.

2008-09-20 16:24:09
Women in non-traditional trades and technology courses

South Yorkshire Women’s Development Trust is enrolling for women's construction courses beginning this autumn teaching DIY, plastering, plumbing and bricklaying amongst other topics.

2008-09-08 16:54:07
Community Mediation Skills Training Course

Mediation Sheffield will be running a free accredited course in Community Mediation Skills in October 2008.

2008-07-29 21:54:26
Byron Wood Parents Group celebrate

On the 15th July 2008 the Byron Wood Parents Group came together to hold a celebration event for all the parents and workers who have been involved in the setting up and running of the group.

2008-07-28 20:41:29
Lottery sucess for adult learners

Pye Bank School can continue it's sewing and garment making classes after a sucessful bid to the Awards for All lottery fund.

2008-07-24 15:04:00
Support your local school - Become a School Governor

There will be elections for parent governor vacancies at local schools early in the Autumn term 2008. If you are not a parent you could contribute as a Local Authority governor or a Community governor.

2008-07-21 11:06:19
Training to help your group fundraise

South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) are running an 8-week OCN accredited Funding & Fundraising course for voluntary and community groups who wantto learn about funding and fundraising.

2008-07-21 11:03:30

Training opportunities for young people in Burngreave during summer 2008.

2008-07-20 20:11:24
Franchising Workshop

Friday 25th July 2008.

2008-07-18 17:29:47
Playing Together Peacefully

Children will be learning conflict resolution and co-operation skills through art, drama and play at Firshill After School Club.

2008-07-18 16:36:30
Assessing fire safety

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Hussain Ibrahim, visited local ESOL classes at the Vestry Hall in June to show residents the dangers of fires at home.

2008-07-18 14:07:04
Morning reading at Whiteways School

Walk into Whiteways School on a Wednesday or Thursday morning and you will experience a happy and inviting atmosphere with children and parents sharing and enjoying books.

2008-07-17 21:44:54
Have Faith In The Kids

I am a resident in Burngreave who has seen major changes in the area, not only from an employment perspective but also environmentally. Burngreave has in the past been seen as a ‘no go area’ but recently improvements have placed it on the Sheffield map. These improvements are due in part to the hard work that has been put in place by Burngreave New Deal for Communities (BNDfC).

2008-07-17 21:01:01
Apprentices told ‘you’re hired’

A 26-year-old from Burngreave who was unemployed and claiming benefits has turned her life around after signing up to a scheme to help people find work.

2008-07-17 20:55:36
Writing course for volunteers

The Messenger is running a course in ‘writing for a community newspaper’ in August.

2008-07-17 20:51:35
Pye Bank Wrestling

Boys and girls in Year 5 at Pye Bank School have been learning freestyle wrestling techniques such as grappling, pinning and tag-wrestling, with Tony Philips, a grassroots wrestling development worker.

2008-07-17 20:49:52
Strings attached for promising fiddler

A budding Sheffield violinist is hoping to hit the right notes by pursuing her musical dreams now that she has an instrument to be proud of.

2008-07-17 20:36:47
Summer Activities 2008

Summer activities for young people in Burngreave including youth clubs, trips & events, football, sports, art & media, music & dance and training.

2008-07-17 19:14:55
Parkwood academy ballot

The new Liberal Democrat leadership of the Council have announced that a full parental ballot will take place on the issue of whether Parkwood Secondary School should become an academy.

2008-07-17 16:17:37
Champions inspire Sports Foundation

Young residents, Abdirisak Ahmed and Muktar Mohammed, have won gold medals in Junior Athletics at county and national levels, while Muktar also plays for Sheffield Wednesday. Their achievements inspired the Somali community in Burngreave to launch the Sheffield Sports Foundation in June.

2008-07-17 14:27:58
حفل فني وخطابي في المدرسة العربية

أحيت إدارة المدرسة العربية التابعه لجمعية الجالية اليمنية – شفيلد – حفلاً فنياً وخطابياً مساء يوم الخميس الماضي الموافق 19 يونيو في قاعة Fir Vale Theatre بمناسبة إنتهاء العام الدراسي 2007 – 2008 بحضور رئيس الجالية اليمنية الأخ صالح النود وعضو المجلس البلدي لمدينة شفيلد السيد/ محمد أشفاق والسيد جون كاولي مدير الجاليات في منطقة بنجريف والسيد أحمد جرنه مدير حملة التعليم ومحو الأمية في منطقة بنجريف وعدد كبير من الضيوف وأولياء أمور الطلبة وأعضاء الهيئة الادارية للجمعية .

2008-07-04 00:11:56
Job: Learning Mentor - Cellar Space

The Cellar Space provides a safe environment for young people aged 11–16 who are finding it difficult to engage with mainstream education. We work with each young person to identify their needs, interests, and strengths in order to develop their confidence and self-esteem. We are looking for an experienced worker to join our team.

  • 21 hrs per week (39 weeks per year)

  • starting on £18,907 pro rata

  • Deadline for applications: Thursday 10th July 2008 (4pm)

2008-07-03 23:17:11
Job: Part time Administrator

A vacancy has arisen for a part time administrator to work in the Rotherham and Sheffield offices of the South Yorkshire Women’s Development Trust.

  • Salary: £16,217 – £16,536

  • 18 hours per week

  • Closing Date: Friday 11th July, 2008

2008-06-30 20:17:36
Arabic School celebration

The Arabic Community Language School held an event on Thursday June 19th at Fir Vale School to celebrate achievements during the academic year 2007 – 2008.

2008-06-27 19:18:53
Are you getting stuffed this Christmas?

Many people struggle with debt at Christmas, but the Credit Union can help.

2008-06-26 15:57:37
Dad's Story Telling Day

Story telling, reading and sharing with other fathers and their children.

2008-06-19 18:32:25
Intensive Plastering Course

The Women's Construction Centre is running a course in plastering from Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August 2008

2008-06-19 17:13:44
Intensive Course In Floor and Wall Tiling

The Women's Construction Centre is running a course for women in floor and wall tiling from Monday 4th August to Friday 8th August 2008.

2008-06-19 16:49:33
Parkwood Springs Community Training Days

Join Sheffield Wildlife Trust for a practical conservation training day at Parkwood Springs.

2008-06-07 12:58:42
Holiday languages

Details of summer holiday languages courses from the WEA.

2008-06-05 09:15:45
Digital media

Details of summer digital media courses from the WEA.

2008-06-05 00:47:40
Writing school

Details of summer writing courses from the WEA.

2008-06-05 00:17:13
WEA Summer Courses

Details of WEA summer courses in writing, digital media and holiday languages at the Sheffield Learning Centre, Attercliffe.

2008-06-04 23:32:57
Helping your child to read...

A five week course for parents on helping their children to read.

2008-06-03 15:17:50
‘Pick & Mix’ Training Programme

You choose the training you want from a list below and Apprenticeships for All will deliver your individual training package in a local venue, for free!

2008-06-02 14:26:01
After school study with the police

PC Alan Hancock has been working with young people at Burngreave After School Study Support, to help them understand the dangers of weapons and drugs. The young people explain what it was all about.

2008-06-02 10:13:51
Hope for the future

The aim of the Hope project was to give 6 young hopefuls the opportunity to gain skills, experience and knowledge by undergoing different training programmes and work practice. The skills, experience and knowledge acquired are transferable and could be implemented in many different environments and work roles.

2008-05-31 18:38:40
Free Two-Hour Cycle Training Session

Want to get out on your bike either to get fit or get to work but bothered by traffic and don't know where to ride?

2008-05-30 21:51:41
Learning Festival Extra Photos

A gallery of extra photographs from the Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival on Sunday 18th May 2008.

2008-05-30 20:33:54
Parkwood School Social Cohesion Conference

Sheffield Hilton Hotel Friday 11th July

Parkwood School supports children from a range of areas, including Pye Bank, in Burngreave, where there are families from a range of cultures including many Somali, Pakistani and Yemeni families as well as white British and Caribbean families. The school also supports families from Shirecliffe and Southey Green where there are mainly white British families.

2008-05-30 20:28:05
Burngreave Education Forum

How can we support parents?

How do we avoid exclusions?

What do we need to do to keep our children and young people in school?

How do young people get an education even if they are excluded from school?

2008-05-30 19:32:52
Family Advocacy Team

Parents are an important part of helping children to do well in school, but it’s not easy to get involved with your children’s education, when there are real life worries to deal with.

2008-05-30 19:14:02
Traffic “Chaos” at School

Around 35 local people attended a meeting on 28th April 2008 to discuss the plans for the expansion of St Catherine’s School and the implications of it. The school is set to double in size and the Roe Lane community centre is to be demolished and rebuilt as part of the works.

2008-05-30 17:41:36
Learning Festival

Sunday 18th May 2008 was a great day for a local and friendly festival so the Burngreave Learning Festival at Verdon Street was perfectly placed and timed.

2008-05-30 06:43:40
“Talk to your Children More!”

On Tuesday 20th May, national figure Professor Charles Desforges spoke to an audience of over 100 Burngreave parents. His message was from research that shows parents can have a bigger effect on their children’s progress than school, simply by talking to their children more. Parents from the Life Long Learning and Skills ESOL class reported on the event:

2008-05-29 20:30:46
Reach High 2 - supporting young people

So what is Reach High 2 and how has it benefited young people of Burngreave and further afield? Reach High 2 is an after school study support project which allows young people to have extra curriculum sessions in Maths, English and Science.

2008-05-29 20:02:54
Diary of Events

upcoming events supported by BNDFC in June and July

2008-05-29 19:48:00
Sheffield Mental Health Jobs

Closing date: 13 June 2008

Sheffield Mental Health Citizens Advice Bureau and Advocacy Service are looking for part time and full time workers.

  • Part-time (17.5 hrs) Mental Health Specialist Advice Worker. Salary: SO1 pro rata £11,874 – £12,659 (actual)

  • Full-time (35 hrs) Mental Health Advocacy Worker. Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – £22,845

  • Part-time (21 hrs) Advocacy Service Deputy Manager. Salary: SO1 pro rata £14,249 – £15,191 (actual)

2008-05-28 16:10:26
Interpreting Job Opportunities

A drop in session on 19th May for anyone wanting to find out about job opportunities in Interpreting.

2008-05-17 13:10:01
Literacy for Employment

A weekly course aiming to improve students' spelling, grammar, reading and writing abilities and help them to gain qualifications and become ready for work.

2008-05-13 19:04:20
Adult Learners Week, May 2008

A week long programme of activities and educational sessions hosted by local schools.

2008-05-13 18:38:03
Public meeting on Academies

Sheffield North Anti-Academies Alliance are organising a public meeting at the Vestry Hall on Thursday 22nd April 2008, with Paul Holmes MP as the main speaker.

2008-05-12 20:12:25
Burngreave Learning Festival

Information about the ‘Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival’ in May 2008.

2008-05-11 13:55:59
Workshops at the Festival

A timetable of the taster sessions available during the festival.

2008-05-09 00:40:18
Learning Festival - Main Stage

Performances on the Main Stage at this year's ‘Burngreave Celebrates Learning Festival’.

2008-05-08 22:08:22
Parents Matter!

Parents Matter! is a half day conference for parents living in Burngreave and aims to discuss how we can help our children to do their best at school.

2008-04-28 14:18:47
St Catherine's expansion - public meeting

A public meeting will take place on Monday 28th April 2008 to discuss the expansion of St Catherine’s School and the issues surrounding it.

2008-04-22 13:23:36
The Good, the BAD and the Messenger

In celebration of the 50th issue of the Messenger this article takes a look at the paper’s origins.

2008-04-19 12:48:59
No room at Fir Vale School

The Messenger has learnt that 55 children can’t get into their local secondary school. The fact that Fir Vale School cannot fit in everyone from the catchment area, could be seen as good news as it shows the school is now successful and popular. But this is cold comfort to those families who would like to be there too.

2008-04-18 15:38:49
Burngreave Seminars

A series of seminars on radical education at home, at work, in the community and in other cultures, hosted by the Burngreave Ashram.

2008-04-16 15:37:59
Open source computer training for women

A series of IT workshops is being held for women at the Furnival

2008-04-15 20:27:52
Tea and Textiles

‘Tea and Textiles’ is a new group for anyone interested in developing new skills and working with art and craft.

2008-04-15 00:02:42
What the children said

The children's views about their study support group at SADACCA.

2008-04-10 22:07:41
Friendly Knitting Group

The friendly Knitting group meets Monday 1pm to 2pm (except Bank Holidays) at the New Roots Cafe on Spital Hill. It is for all levels and is very relaxed. All Welcome.

2008-04-10 17:53:41
Public Meeting on Asylum Health

This event will be taking place at the showroom cinema.

2008-04-10 17:24:34
Public Speaking for Women

This is a 6 WEEK course and it will be held at The Fir Vale Enterprise Centre, Fir Vale School, Owler Lane, Sheffield S4 8GB

2008-04-10 17:18:59
Byron Wood Community Education Classes

Byron Wood Community Education Classes – April 2008.

2008-04-09 20:50:03
Digital Photography Course

A five week course on taking and improving digital photographs and making the most of your digital camera.

2008-04-09 00:15:04
Longley Sixth Form Equality Week

Events at Longley Park Sixth Form College’s Equality and Diversity Week (4th to 8th February 2008) ranged from cultural representation and finding out about sensory impairment to disability and sexuality awareness to gospel choir singing in the plaza.

2008-04-07 11:04:17
Conversation Clubs

Burngreave is home to a wide variety of languages, but demand for one outstrips all others – English.

2008-04-07 00:25:48
Burngreave Small Grants Fund

Do you or your organisation have a new idea that would benefit local residents. Would a small grant help to make it happen?

2008-04-06 23:54:35
Forum House open day

On February 13th 2008, Forum House opened its doors to visitors to provide people with information about the range of services on offer there.

2008-04-06 20:41:16
Richard Caborn visits St Catherine’s

In early March Y5 and school council children went on a visit to Westminster to visit the houses of parliament and meet with Richard Caborn our local MP. A few weeks later Richard Caborn returned the visit and attended one of our school council meetings.

2008-04-06 20:19:48
Greenfingers pottery workshop

A collection of photographs taken during a pottery workshop given by Natural England and Sue Mulroy for Greenfingers.

2008-04-05 23:16:21
Vaughan launches cricket pitch

With help from England test captain Michael Vaughan, the English Cricket Board and nPower launched the start of work on the ‘Urban Cricket’ initiative at Abbeyfield Park in Burngreave.

2008-04-05 20:44:14
Teach them well… They will lead the way

Within Burngreave recently, a lot of focus has been on the issue of exclusion. We have challenged organisations as to what they intend to do. While they all have a role to play, should they be the first port of call? Have parents and teachers been made to feel so powerless that the answer must come from outside?

2008-04-05 20:02:17
Young Advisors

Six young residents have set up a new project which aims to make sure young people’s voices get heard.

2008-04-05 19:47:47
Handful of Henna

Sheffield Theatres treated Burngreave to free performances of a Handful of Henna in February, funded by New Deal. So many people came to the first event at the Vestry Hall, that a second performance was arranged. The project was part of a community tour which included performances at Pye Bank and Firs Hill schools.

2008-04-05 19:38:42
Course: Basic IT

Course starts Wednesday 9th April 2008. Every Wednesday 9:30am – 11:30am.

2008-04-04 23:07:03
Course: Driving theory practice

Course starts Tuesday 8th April 2008.

2008-04-04 22:59:22
Greenfingers grows again

Early on the morning of 31st January, Greenfingers had their greenhouse blown up by vandals. A few weeks later, they are well on the way to recovery, thanks to the support of the community.

2008-04-04 21:35:08
Fir Vale Fusion

In four years from now, when the Olympic Games come to these shores, the dream is to have a Great Briton on the podium. To have world class athletes, there needs to be opportunities for young people, Fir Vale Fusion Athletics is providing that for Burngreave Youngsters.

2008-04-04 19:40:36
International Women’s Day

Arriving to find a buzzing atmosphere at the Vestry Hall on Friday 7th March, we did a round of the stalls (and buffet), and gained insight into the wealth of educational and social activities for women in the area.

2008-04-04 19:27:55
Building on Success

On the 20th March, the Women’s Construction Centre (WCC) celebrated the opening of its new learning centre at Buckenham Street.

2008-04-04 19:02:53
Response to "Two Sides to Every Academy"

A letter from Chris Mallaband, headteacher at Parkwood High School.

2008-04-04 18:59:34
Thoughts of a Parkwood parent

A letter from Mick Ibbotson, a Longley resident and parent.

2008-04-04 18:55:35
Parkwood Academy?

The Council’s Cabinet met on 27th February 2008 and approved officers to submit a formal “Expression of Interest” to develop Parkwood into an Academy. In the end, it wasn’t debated by the full Council, although the Anti-Academies Alliance presented Councillors with a 300-signature petition.

2008-04-04 18:49:10
Byron Wood Nurture Unit

Liz Searle visits the Sunflower Room of the Byron Wood Nurture Unit to talk to the staff and children.

2008-04-04 17:51:32
Burngreave Celebrates Learning

Free festival on Sunday 18 May 2008 at Verdon Street. Join in the fun and learn.

2008-04-04 17:38:48
Cricket Winners

The Sheffield Federation for School Sports’ Raynor Trophy was won by Firs Hill Community School on 21st July 2005, playing against Parson Cross Primary. A resounding win of 88 runs to 15.

2008-03-30 23:10:54
Burngreave Children's Centre Launch

Come and help us celebrate the opening of our brand new children's centre at 19 Spital Street.

2008-03-30 23:01:44
Burngreave Out of School Club

Needing out of school childcare? Then try us… We’re based at Firshill Primary School, but take children from the whole of the Burngreave area and beyond.

2008-03-30 22:58:31
Free circus skills workshop

Swamp and Point Blank are holding a free circus and performance workshop on Saturday the 22nd at Point Blank Studio.

2008-03-20 14:42:15
Beacon Status for Centre

The Yemeni Economic and Training Centre, which delivers services in Burngreave, Fir Vale and Attercliffe has gained Beacon Status from the Home Office.

2008-03-13 16:28:45
Women In Front - taster day

This event is a taster day for a ‘Women in Front’ course taking place on Tuesday 18th March 2008

2008-03-12 19:54:59
Women's Construction Centre starts new courses

New courses are due to start soon at the Women's Construction Centre, for which enrollment will take place on Saturday 15th March.

2008-03-05 17:13:55
Temporary Family Advocacy Team Officer

Salary: £18,907 – £22,845

  • Closing date Thursday 28th February

2008-02-25 20:39:32
BCAF back in action

Burngreave Community Action Forum hold their Annual General Meeting, and quarterly forum meeting – Saturday 2nd February 2008. New Deal's John Clark is questioned about what New Deal is up to.

2008-02-06 09:35:25
Pedal Ready in Burngreave

One to one training for cyclists began this month to encourage and enable more people to cycle more safely.

2008-02-04 19:56:06
Youth Conference photos

Pictures taken during the streetworx youth conference.

2008-02-03 16:58:58
Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!

The new MEND project (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It) is designed to help children improve their fitness and lose weight.

2008-02-03 13:55:53
My name is Ahseem

I’m from Pitsmoor. I got involved in the project by talking to Uzma Bibi, I did some voluntary work with her and she helped me a lot with looking for jobs and getting on to courses.

2008-02-02 23:51:21
My Name is Kasum

I have lived in Pitsmoor all my life and I think it’s a great place to live. I got to know about the Hope project by regularly visiting the Verdon Street Centre. Before the project came along I was out of a job and had left college.

2008-02-02 23:18:10
My name is Shaun

I live in Pitsmoor. I got involved by a member of staff putting my name forward. I wasn’t working before this, so I am going to make the most of this opportunity.

2008-02-02 23:08:08
My name is Jerone Blake

My name is Jerone Blake. I’m from Pitsmoor Burngreave, I have lived in the area for 19 years. I got involved with the project through volunteering and participating in activities put on by Burngreave Streetworx. .

2008-02-02 22:58:29
Hope in New Youth Workers

Six young people will have the opportunity to train as youth workers over the next three months, through a new project by Streetworx called Hope.

2008-02-02 22:49:32
Sagr Abdullafeheh Ali Al-Afif

Sagr has graduated in Information Technology Networks at Sheffield Hallam University.

2008-02-02 20:21:34
Farana Akhtar

Farana is 28 and took her degree while working as a lab assistant at the NHS Blood and Transplant Service in Longley.

2008-02-02 20:13:12
Suria Saleh

Suria Saleh enrolled at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2006 to do a PGCE/CertEd, and graduated last year ready to continue her role as a teacher at the Yemeni Community Association.

2008-02-02 20:09:19
Aiming high

Local student, Salim Omar has recently been recognised for his outstanding academic achievements at a special awards ceremony held by the European Social Fund.

2008-02-02 20:00:50

Burngreave residents Suria Saleh, Sagr Abdullafeheh Ali Al-Afif and Farana Akhtar have graduated from Sheffield Hallam University. They set the agenda by encouraging students from all ages and backgrounds to consider higher education as an option.

2008-02-02 11:50:42
Parkwood success

Parkwood’s recent OFSTED report is full of praise: a letter to the students from the lead inspector says that their positive attitude and enthusiastic learning go to make it a good school.

2008-02-02 11:44:21
Two sides to every Academy

Two meetings to consult the public about the proposals to transfer Parkwood School to an Academy were well attended

2008-02-02 10:37:36
Education Chief opens toilet

On the 6th December at Firs Hill Primary School, Jonathan Crossley-Holland, Director of Children’s and Young Peoples Directorate opened his very first lavatory!

2008-02-02 10:35:47

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