University of Hull climbs 17 places in the Complete University Guide 2021

The University of Hull has risen 17 places in the Complete University Guide 2021 rankings. Published on June 9, the rankings see the University singled out as one of the biggest risers in the UK, climbing from 81st to 64th in the table. The University of Hull is now jointly ranked in 64th place with the University of the West of England, Bristol and – along with Arts University Bournemouth – is one of the two…

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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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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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PCC secures over £300k funding for Youth Early Intervention projects

The office of Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter has been successful in a bid to the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund. A total of £337,500 has been awarded for projects which will operate across the whole of the Humberside Police force area, to help divert children and young people away from crime. The funding runs until March 2020. There are four projects which have secured funding, some of which began as Hull-based schemes…

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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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Ready Steady Read

A new charity aimed at improving literacy in primary school children in Hull launched at an event hosted by Andrew Jackson Solicitors. The charity, Ready, Steady, Read,has been co-founded by Joanne Walker and Paula Stead who share a belief in the power of literacy to improve the aspirations and outcomes for children and young people in the city, along with a passion for the joy that a lifelong love of reading can bring. Joanne and Paula…

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Early years childcare advice for key workers

The council’s Family Information Service (FIS) is providing advice to key workers, and families of vulnerable children, about childcare options in Hull. The service is in daily contact with all 164 local Ofsted registered childcare providers including nurseries, pre-schools and childminders, to ensure access to childcare for children of key workers, and for vulnerable children, during the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Kemp, manager of the Family Information Service said: “We are working to ensure places remain…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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KIDS Yorkshire are committed to supporting families at this difficult time and we are adjusting our services to ensure we can do this

We have a range of information for families on our website at www.kids.org.uk/news/coronavirus-useful-information-for-parents-and-carers which is being updated daily. Keep an eye on our Facebook page – KIDS Yorkshire (click on the link to view)and please see below for information on your local service.  Support for Parents of Disabled Children and Young People We currently provide Parent Forums & Engagement, Parent Support Groups and Befriending services. We have listened to the government advice for parents and, at present, this work will be…

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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…

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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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Going bananas over World Book Day

What did a rotten banana have to do with World Book Day? In a bid to get children thinking outside the box for World Book Day, this year, Hull’s School Library Service chose The Day the Banana Went Bad as its focus, inviting schools to get involved with a whole host of themed lessons    The picture book, by Michelle Robinson and Tom Knight, is a fantastically funny book about celebrating differences and individuality.  When Banana is…

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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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HETA and Viola Trust target return of trawler to provide opportunities for young engineers

The charity behind the campaign to bring the Viola steam trawler back to Hull went behind the scenes at a leading engineering training provider to explore opportunities for young people to develop their skills by restoring the vessel. The Viola Trust and Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) are now working on plans for a business event at the training centre to attract investment for the project and to show employers the skills being taught for…

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