First Story helps the young people of Hull tell their stories in their own words

First Story Regional Programme Officer, Jessica Fear, shares with The Hull Hub why creative writing is such an important experience, and how hundreds of young writers across Hull have been harnessing its power to tell their stories. It is a truth widely observed that writing helps process and heal all kinds of trauma. Whether it’s bullying or the climate crisis, a fallout with friends, or the death of a loved one, getting your feelings down in words is a great way of coming to understand how you feel, and that – we can all agree – is the first step towards acceptance and change.…

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University of Hull producing 3D-printed faceguards to help health services tackle Coronavirus

The University of Hull has started production of urgently-needed faceguards for the NHS and a local hospice to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the nation comes together to provide support for the NHS, a team of engineers and technicians are working at the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering  and Aura Innovation Centre to increase supplies of this vital item of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals working on the frontline in our region. The University aims to produce more than 400 faceguards in a pilot project – using 3D printing technology. 3D printing enables a three-dimensional object to be produced from a digital design.…

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Giving nature a home! Barratt Homes Yorkshire East donates £500 to local Hull school to create own wildlife-friendly garden

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) by donating £500 to Cottingham High School for pupils to create their own wildlife-friendly garden.  The donation follows an activity at the housebuilder’s Poppy Fields development in Cottingham, which saw the students take part in an educational activity learning how to care for local wildlife. The £500 will fund the school’s own wildlife-friendly garden to encourage and protect local wildlife in the area.     Last year, 20 year seven students from Cottingham High School visited Poppy Fields to take part in an activity to learn…

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Wilberforce College donates safety glasses, gloves and hand sanitiser to frontline NHS staff

After seeing a plea in the news last week for schools and colleges to donate any spare PPE to help protect the outstanding people working at the frontline in our NHS, staff at Wilberforce College were only too pleased to help out. Dr Martin Walker, from the College's Science Faculty, liaised with Wilberforce Senior Management and the Estates Team to gain access to the completely closed down site, on Saltshouse Road in East Hull, last Friday. He then quickly parcelled up boxes of safety glasses, latex gloves and hand sanitiser, all normally used for A Level and BTEC Science students at the sixth form…

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Education community urged to offer 3D printing skills and equipment to protect key workers

The team behind a drive to create face shields for at-risk key workers is calling on the local education community to unite in the fight against coronavirus. Hull’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing UTC, is working with the University of Hull’s Aura Innovation Centre in Hessle to design and 3D print the protective equipment and is calling on other schools and colleges with 3D printers in Hull and the East Riding to support their goal. Glenn Jensen, Head of Engineering at Ron Dearing UTC, the University and Aura are urging them to either produce the prototypes themselves using a pre-prepared file, or loan their digital…

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Harry Smith – My Lockdown Poem

The year 2020 is very strangealong came Corona Virus and made everything changeStay in your homes, there isn't any schoolno time to visit friends or family,it really isn't cool.People watched the news with a frownMr Prime Minister put us on lockdownNo parties, no parks, keep your distance apart people need to listen from the start Nurses, Doctors and all other Key Workers tooEvery week we clap and cheer for you.I hope this doesn't last until JuneSo PLEASE nasty virus go home soonI miss my family, my friends tooPLEASE JUST LISTEN it will help us through!By Harry Smith, aged 9, Buckingham Primary School

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Students learn cutting-edge tech skills to bring Veterans Village to life

Sixth Form students are using state-of-the-art technology skills to help create a visual walkthrough of the world’s first purpose-built centre of its kind for veterans.Year 12 engineering students from Ron Dearing University Technology College (UTC) in Hull are learning how to use Autodesk Revit 3D building information modelling (BIM) software, used by leading architects, to assist in the creation of a virtual reality tour of the Hull 4 Heroes Veterans Village.The Veterans Village is championed by TV celebrity Nick Knowles and aims to be a self-sustaining site providing transitional support for ex-service personnel and their families, creating a safe and stable environment to help them adjust…

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Rise Above

I thought I would just talk about a topic that effects all of us in whatever way. And that is bullying this can happen in several different ways whether it is physical, mentally, or over the internet. Bullying is wrong in every way shape or form if we keep things bottled up inside of us nothing will be resoleved this is why I spoke out about my story. In my first year of school this boy started being unkind with the odd name calling and gradually got worse and more often I mentioned what was happening straight away to my Mum and Dad and…

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