Logans Journey

Hello everyone, how are you all?  Hope you’re keeping safe with your families. What a difficult time  it's been for lots of people  with this Corona virus.  So in the last issue I told you about all the exciting things I had been up to and what I had planned. Well I have done lots and lots of things!  I’ve  designed my own CD cover for my song ( Different me ) that I planned…

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Skye Richards Keeping Busy Through Lockdown

Skye Richards entered Autism dance day competition ran by Anna Kennedy and was choosen as one of the winners. Skye won a  bee kind T shirt.  As Skyes parents we are proud she has become an ambassador and been recognised as an advocate because she's passionate about dance and being  kind.  Born anxious  is a clothing label with a main message of be kind It's products are organic and label free It us promote the awareness if…

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5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association)

At the current time, just like other youth groups and activities, 5th Hull and 1st Howden BBGA (Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association) can’t physically meet but we are still staying in touch! Young people are receiving BBatHome resources digitally each week and sharing photos and videos of themselves completing them. We are also holding weekly Zoom meetings for each age group! Zoom family quizzes and Kahoots are really popular too! The members are still earning…

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National Youth Theatre success for Year 10 pupil Joyce

Congratulations to Joyce in Year 10 who has just been accepted as a member of the National Youth Theatre following a highly competitive audition process. Joyce attended the Hull Collegiate School  ‘Audition Preparation’ activity run by actor Jessica Duffield in order to prepare for the NYT workshop and interview. Thousands of young actors apply to join but only a handful are selected. The National Youth Theatre gives young people the opportunity to learn as much about…

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HELPFUL HOT-DOG HEROES

Throughout the Autumn term Year Six (Nile & Zambezi) of Wheeler Primary School began a mission to help the homeless of Hull. This was in response to hearing about the increasing number of homeless, including children, across our city. Our teacher, Miss Owston, contacted Hull Project Hotdog, a charity run by a large group of amazing volunteers. We got to know Chris Winn, who also runs Café Hotdog on Spring Bank, and he taught us…

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The Quiet Star

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are well known in Hull for giving would-be stage and screen stars a big helping hand up the ladder to success. Hull actor and writer of hit TV series Benidorm, Derren Litten and award-winning actress and recording star Sheridan Smith were both taught by Park Street’s drama teacher and director, Richard Green. I’d like you to meet James, a new hopeful star. James has three sisters who are at Park…

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Meet Benjamin Ainsworth

Benjamin Ainsworth was born in Nottingham in 2008 and moved to the East Riding 4 years ago. He started attending stage school at the age of 6 on Saturday mornings; his natural talent having already manifested itself in his particularly evil depiction of Herod in his first nativity play and his elaborate performances of The Gruffalo and other favourite books at home, aged 2.  The arts have always been a big part of his young…

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Short Story

When English teacher Mrs Thompson picked a shortlist of story entries for a national writing competition last month, she had no idea she was entering a winning creation.Pupils from across the year groups at Malet Lambert entered the First Story 6-Word Story Competition, where entrants aimed to tell a complete story in just six words.Year 10 pupil Kingsley Campbell-Carter, 14, was the overall winner from thousands of entries nationally with his alternative festive story: “Christmas…

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Park Street Performing Arts

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are a well-established charity in Hull City Centre focusing on getting people from 3 to 99 into various disciplines of the Arts.  We are staffed by 5 Trustees – all voluntary and 5 members of teaching staff.  Due to transitional changes in July, we needed 4 brand new teachers and all have brought a real structure to the school and transformed the way we deliver Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama and…

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Meet Ed

So Edward has just turned 12 and his full name is Edward Alan Walker. I have brought him up myself since he was 7 months old. Ed went to all the usual baby groups, music and me, baby gymnastics etc. and settled at Soccer Tots (football) and seemed happy.  After a couple of years he refused to go to football and told me he wanted to be a professional dancer! I am disabled, I have…

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Raising The Stakes

Two local girls have been flying the boxing flag for Hull and Yorkshire this weekend when they competed as finalists in the prestigious and coveted National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs boxing finals in Bridlington. Demi Uscroft (16) and Sophie Sansam (15) from the Tommy Coyle Academy in East Hull were attempting to win finals at their respective age and weight classes against opponents, who like them, have battled through several weeks of qualifying…

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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…

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Harry Smith – My Lockdown Poem

The year 2020 is very strangealong came Corona Virus and made everything change Stay 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 lockdown No parties, no parks, keep your distance apartpeople need to listen from the start Nurses, Doctors and all other Key Workers tooEvery week we clap and cheer for you. I hope this…

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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…

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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…

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Winning Lifestyle team visit South Africa

Three girls from Crowle are currently enjoying the holiday of a lifetime in South Africa as a reward for their hard work last summer spreading positivity and raising money to create safe places for young people.  Georgina Healer, Faith Singh and Mia Singh formed team The Magical 3 and dedicated their summer holidays to completing a project for our Lifestyle initiative. Their efforts were commended at our awards ceremony in November last year where the…

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Hull Collegiate Pupil wins all-expenses trip to Google HQ in California in coding competition

A 16 year old from Hull Collegiate School beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google’s headquarters in California. Josh, a Year 11 pupil at Hull Collegiate School, Anlaby, was announced as one of the winners in Google’s annual Code-In competition. A total of 3,566 students from 76 countries took part in the competition, with 20,840 tasks being completed with 29 open source organisations.   Josh chose to participate…

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Ron Dearing UTC named among England’s best schools for A-level progress

Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) has been named as one of the best schools in the country for the progress made by A-level students. New league tables released by the Department for Education show Hull’s employer-led school is ranked 15th of all schools and colleges in England, including fee-paying independent schools, for the progress made by students who took their A-levels last summer. Excluding independent schools, Ron Dearing UTC is ranked as the 6th best for…

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Shortlist for James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2020 is announced

The shortlist has been announced for the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award 2020. The shortlist features the must-read children’s books for 2020, with the winner chosen by Hull’s young people. The award, which began 13 years ago, aims to foster a love of reading by introducing young people to new writers and titles they might not normally pick up. Providing inspiration to parents, teachers and children, a delivery of these titles will be distributed…

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Castle Hill nurse Justin shares experience of refugee camp with school children

A man who spent seven years in a refugee camp before becoming a nurse at Castle Hill Hospital has shared his experience with children from an East Yorkshire primary school. Justin Mwange fled to Zambia with his family from the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo and spent seven years living without hope before he was granted refugee status and moved to Hull. Now, after qualifying as a nurse this summer and joining Hull University Teaching…

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