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SPACE TO CREATE: ART IS FOR EVERYONE

SPACE TO CREATE: ART IS FOR EVERYONE

SPOTLIGHT ON: SPACE TO CREATE The Hastings Opportunity Area is funding hundreds of free enrichment activities aimed at offering services to children and young people. We caught up with director of Culture Shift, Catherine Orbach, to tell us about Space to Create, an...

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THE NEW WAY MATHS IS BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS

THE NEW WAY MATHS IS BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS

In 2014, schools in England and Wales adopted a new maths curriculum called ‘Teaching Maths for Mastery’ which is now being implemented nationwide. Simon Jupp, a year five teacher at Ark Castledown Primary Academy, explains the new system, why it’s being implemented...

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HASTINGS BRINGS SUSSEX TOGETHER TO IMPROVE MATHS

HASTINGS BRINGS SUSSEX TOGETHER TO IMPROVE MATHS

On Wednesday 23rd January, one hundred teachers, teaching assistants and education professionals from primary and secondary schools from across East Sussex attended the inaugural ‘Hastings Mini Maths Conference’. A joint venture from the SSIF Hastings Maths Project,...

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NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST ‘GETS HASTINGS READING’

NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST ‘GETS HASTINGS READING’

Pupils in Hastings and St Leonards are being encouraged to pick up a book as part of a campaign that launched in the town with 150 children aboard a themed bus, a performance poet, inspirational speakers and free books. Get Reading Hastings launched on Friday January...

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COPING WITH CHRISTMAS: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

COPING WITH CHRISTMAS: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Christmas can be an exciting time for celebration and a chance for families to come together for meaningful moments, have fun and make lasting memories. But the realities can be very different from images we see on social media, tv and in films. The close knit...

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Hastings Opportunity Area – Summer Holiday Activities

Hastings Opportunity Area – Summer Holiday Activities

Additional activities start week commencing 23rd July unless stated *We believe this to be correct at time of printing but some details may vary so please contact the provider in advance. Monday What Where When For who Provider Active2go Sports The Firs 10-12.30pm...

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Secretary of State visits Hastings

Damian Hinds visited Sussex Coast College in Hastings to learn about the mental health support services available through the Opportunity Area programme. Young people and parents are set to benefit from extended mental health services in Hastings, backed by a £600,000...

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