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Chineham & Sherfield Park Scarecrow Trail - fundraising for two local charities

 

ChatHealth - a text message advice service from the School Nursing Team

 

Parents/carers of children between the ages of 5-19 years old can use a new text advice service from School Nursing. Text your message to 07507 332417 (charged at normal rate) and the school nurse will reply within one working day. They can offer advice and support about general health and well-being issues such as behaviour, toileting, sleep and healthy lifestyles. They will be able to signpost to other services if necessary. The service is available Mon-Thurs 9.00am - 4.30pm and Fri 9.00am - 4.00pm.

Energise Me and Sport England - Investing in Communities

 

Are you part of a group that helps people from the following to take part in physical activity:

  • people from lower income families
  • people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • people living with long term health conditions
  • people with disabilities

 

Energise Me and Sport England are looking to invest in these groups to help address inequalities in physical activity and sport. The document below provides more information.

Spread some joy!

 

Voluntary organisation Sewa Day are looking for children to create pictures or write letters to isolated elderly people as part of their 'spread some joy' challenge. Full details are in the guidance below.

New virtual dance and musical classes from Spotlight UK

New crisis line for children and young people aged 11-17 who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health

 

 

We are very excited to launch our Wellbeing Challenge 2020.

This is a free interactive challenge that we usually send out to schools but we have adapted it for parents to do at home with their children in the current circumstances.

 

The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’: Give to others; Connect; Keep learning; Take notice; and Be active. 

 

We are running the challenge for two weeks from next week (Monday 4th - Sunday 17th May).

 

We understand the stresses faced by many parents and teachers at this time, so we have put together a whole pack of ideas so you can hit the ground running. Whether you're a teacher looking for material to send to your pupils or a parent struggling for ideas, we hope we can help you out! There are two packs - one for primary aged children and one for secondary/sixth form age.

 

You can find out more information about the challenge on our website here.

Information about temporary changes to waste collections and updates to other services from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

 

COVID-19 Community hub: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19-community-hub

 

COVID-19 - Bins and recycling: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19-bins-and-recycling

 

COVID-19 - Council tax: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19-council-tax

 

COVID-19 guidance for businesses: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/COVID-19-business-guidance

 

COVID-19 - advice for licensed drivers: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/COVID-19-licensed-drivers

 

Guidance for food businesses on coronavirus: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/food-safety-covid19

 

Staying at home during social distancing - noise and bonfires advice: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19-noise

 

Online payments: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/onlinepayments

Spotlight Easter holiday club

 

Mayor's Spring Charity Concert

Hampshire Cultural Trust - What's on for Families

Teacher Training with Aspire Teaching Alliance

 

Information Coffee Mornings 8am to 9am @ Overton CE Primary School

4th February 2020

3rd March 2020

 

Information Evenings 8am to 9am @ Overton CE Primary School

20th January 2020

25th February 2020

17th March 2020

 

More details can be found online at: https://www.overtonprimary.co.uk/aspire-teaching-alliance/initial-teacher-training/

Children’s events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre – February 2020

 

Harry Potter Books Celebration

Saturday 8 February 10am – 1pm

Dragon craft activity, colouring and ‘Finding Dobby’s Socks’ Trail. Why not dress up as your favourite Harry Potter character and come and join us? Free drop-in.

 

Gruffalo Fun

Saturday 15 February 10am – 12.00

Craft activity. Free drop-in.

 

Explore Learning

Monday 17 February

Telling the time 1.30pm – 2.30pm  for ages 5 – 7

Maths Wizard 4.30pm – 5.30pm for ages 5 – 7

These sessions are free but spaces are limited, so booking in advance at the Discovery Centre or by telephone on 01256 478670 is required.

 

Quirks Animal Encounters

Tuesday 18 February   2 separate sessions, 12.00 – 1pm or 2pm – 3pm. £6 per child. Suitable for ages 4+.

Come along to meet a variety of animals from around the world. You'll have the opportunity to stroke and hold the animals as well as discovering lots of interesting facts about where they come from, what they eat and what makes them unique.
Advance booking is required which can be done online at https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/ , in person at the Discovery Centre, or telephone 01256 478670.

 

Explore Learning

Friday 21 February

Put a Spring in your Step (English) 1.30pm – 2.30pm for ages 7 – 9

Worded Problems (Maths) 4.30pm – 5.30pm for ages 9 – 11

These sessions are free but spaces are limited, so booking in advance at the Discovery Centre or by telephone on 01256 478670 is required.

Panto at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Ticket line during opening hours: 01256 478670

Hampshire Cultural Trust: What's On for Families Autumn 2019

 

Spotlight Free Musical Theatre Skills Workshops

Children's Events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Spotlight dance classes

Summer events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

 

Makery on the Move: Lego Robotics

Monday 29 July 2019 10.30am to 12.30pm Ages 8-13 yrs  Price: £8.00

EV3 Lunar Rover Mission - Navigate the surface of the moon to repair and reactivate a faulty lunar module.


Use all your technical skills to write code and troubleshoot your EV3 in a fun and challenging session using pre-built robots and iPads.

 

Makery on the Move: Digital Animation
Monday 5 August 2019  10.30am to 12.30pm   Ages 8-13 yrs     Price: £8.00

Using iPads and dedicated software, create stop-motion animated space themed digital adventure featuring all your favourite Summer Reading Challenge characters.

 

Makery on the Move: Crumble at Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Monday 12 August 2019  10.30am to 12.30pm   Ages 8-13 yrs    Price: £8.00

A creative design technology session underpinned by computing principles to build a space themed lunar landing vehicle built using recycled materials and powered by a Crumble robotics kit.

 

Free workshops with Explore Learning:

Squires Journey Workshop – a writing adventure for ages 5-7 on 1 August, 11am -12 noon

Maths Wizard Workshop for ages 5-6 on 1 August, 2-3pm

Fun with phonics Workshop for ages 4-6 on the 15 August, 11am–12 noon

Handwriting Zoo Workshop for ages 4-6 on the 15 August, 2-3pm

 

All these events need to be booked in advance, by visiting the Discovery Centre, phoning the booking line on 01256 478670, or going online @www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.

 

Don’t forget, the Summer Reading Challenge starts on Saturday 13 July so make sure you pop along to your local Hampshire Library to sign up and collect your first books to read!

 

Hampshire Cultural Trust - What's on for Families Leaflet Summer 2019

Events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre in July

 

Castles, Knights and Princesses Drama, Dance and Singing Workshop

Thursday 25 July, 10.30-11.00 & 11.15-11.45, £2 

A thrilling adventure to recover the Sword in the Stone from the wicked Morgan Le Fay. Meet Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot before celebrating around the Round Table!

Aimed at ages 4-8 years. 

Tickets available from Basingstoke Discovery Centre, through the booking line on 01256 478670 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop

 

Slime Lab

Wednesday 31 July 1.00pm, £6 

Another session to come along and get slimy with Slime Lab UK Basingstoke! We have been dabbling in slime for a while and the time has finally come to offer our Slime making workshops to you.  

Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-10 years old. Your Slime fanatics will spend 60-90 minutes creating one to two different slime pots, experimenting with slime handling, join our Slime stretching competition and hang out with some new pals! 

We will provide an apron and wipes but please try and remind your children to wear old clothes and tie up long hair. 

Tickets available from Basingstoke Discovery Centre, through the booking line on 01256 478670 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop

 

Summer Reading Challenge 2019!

Saturday 13 July – Saturday 13th September

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 theme is Space Chase, an out-of-this-world adventure inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. 

 

Children taking part in the Challenge will join our super space family, The Rockets, for a thrilling mission to track down books nabbed by mischievous aliens! 

 

Children can read whatever they like - fiction, fact books, poetry, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. 

 

Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge. 

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities.

 

Throughout the Summer Reading Challenge, library staff and teenage and adult volunteers support children, helping them to discover new authors and explore a wide range of different types of books.

 

 

B Love is Basingstoke's 'biggest weekend of live music, arts and family fun'. This year, they are running an art competition open to children aged 4-11 to design the entrance to the Magical Forest, an area for festival goers aged 12 and under. The competition closes on 12 June. The above flyer explains the competition, together with details on how to enter. Winners receive a free family weekend ticket to the festival.

Events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre in May

 

Slime Lab UK

Tuesday 28 May: 1.30pm/ £6

Come along and get slimey with Slime Lab UK Basingstoke! We have been dabbling in slime for a while and the time has finally come to offer our Slime making workshops to you all.

Aimed at (but not exclusive to) children ages 5-10 years old. Your Slime fanatics will spend 60 - 90 minutes creating one-two different slime pots, experimenting with slime handling, join our Slime stretching competition and hang out with some new pals!

We will provide an apron and wipes but please try and remind your children to wear old clothes and tie up long hair.

 

Tickets should be booked in advance - available from the Discovery Centre, 01256 478670 or online www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.

Hampshire Cultural Trust - what's on this Easter for families

Easter events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Updated

 

Willow Basket Workshop for Families 

Saturday 30 March: 9.30-11am and 11.30am - 1pm/ £6. For ages 5+ (parent/carer free with a ticketed child). 

Join Judith Needham for a fun 90 minute workshop to create a simple plaited basket for your Easter eggs. 

 

Easter Treasure trail 

8- 22 April Ages 2-8 £1.50  

Follow this treasure trail based on Peter Rabbit and some of his friends from the 23-original tales by Beatrix Potters.  

 

Design and Shake your Maraca!

Tuesday 9 April: 10.30am - 12 noon/£1.50

Come along for this fun drop in session. Decorate a small wooden maraca with a spring or Easter design, then take it home to create musical fun.  Suitable for children age 3+. 

 

Drama4all workshop

Wednesday 10 April: 10.30am - 11.00am and 11.15am - 11.45am/£3

These half hour workshops are led by an experienced actor/drama teacher appearing in the role as Peter Pan. Using drama, dance and singing, the children will be trained up as 'Mermaids and Pirates' and be taken on a thrilling voyage to Neverland, where they rescue the treasure from Captain Hook, all whilst meeting some of JM Barrie's much loved characters along the way. Suitable for children ages 4-8. Parents/carers to remain with their child during the session.

 

Quirks Animal Roadshow 

Friday 12 April: 2pm/ £5 

1 hour animal handling workshop. Come along to meet some quirky animals from around the world at the Quirks’ Animal Roadshows workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to stroke and hold the animals as well as discovering lots of interesting facts about where they come from, what they eat and what makes them unique. 

For ages 4+ 

 

Children’s Craft Activity 

Saturday 13 April 10am – 12 noon. Free 

Easter Craft and colouring fun. 

 

Animal Drawing Workshop - dynamic endangered animals in charcoal. 

Monday 15 April: 2pm/ £5 - For ages 7+ 

A children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold. Using charcoal, erasers and chalk to develop a high contrast drawing, you can expect to complete 2 sketches –  an elephant and a tiger’s head and learn a technique to achieve life-like charcoal sketches that you can apply to your own sketches.  All materials provided.

 

Spring Crafts 

Tuesday 16 April: 10am – 12 noon/Free 

Spring themed craft session, creating beautiful flowers from a variety of paper/card materials. A drop-in session for children of all ages. 

 

For the paid courses/events, please purchase a ticket quickly to avoid disappointment. This can be done over the phone (01256 478670), in person at the Discovery Centre, or online at: https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php?cat=351

Discover careers with children - event at BCOT

 

Family Think Safe Event

 

 

Places can be booked by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-think-safe-event-tickets-55699506724

 

Hampshire Cultural Trust - latest 'what's on' leaflet

Basingstoke Discovery Centre - February Half-Term Events

 

We love Happy Potter! Saturday 16 February,  Starts 10am /3+/ FREE

Calling all Muggles, Witches and Wizards. Grab your broomstick, dragon* or portkey and come on in for a magical morning of spell-tastic activities. We will be celebrating the one-and-only Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with a craft activity, Dobby’s missing sock trail and much more.

* Dragons must be left outside of the library for the duration of the event.
 

The Rubbish Monster Thing – reading and illustration demonstration by the author Simon Chadwick Tuesday 19 February: 1pm / FREE

Join Simon Chadwick as he reads his new children’s book, The Rubbish Monster Thing, and other stories he’s written or illustrated. This bright and colourful book packed with rhyme is an exciting book to snuggle up and share. Discovery a story of friendship and waste prevention in this children’s tale. Then take part in some interactive drawing at Simon creates Rubbish Monsters and Litterbugs with the children’s help, and there is also a chance for the children to draw their own. A fun and friendly event for pre-school children and primary-aged children.
 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Interactive Storytelling Workshop Thursday 21 February: 1.30pm and 3pm/ ages 2 – 6 / £3.75

The little caterpillar has had a busy week eating all the food in the garden. When it builds a small house and falls asleep something very magical happens…  Come and join in with the magic as Amanda from Merry-go-Round Storytelling brings this classic to life with songs and storytelling and lots of imaginative fun! A 45 minute interactive storytelling workshop. Parents/carers must remain with their children during this session.
 

Storytime - Friday 22 February, 10.30am – 11am/ FREE

Come along for stories and colouring.
 

Family Chess Coaching Saturday 23 February, 10am – 1pm / FREE

David Graham and members of the Basingstoke Junior Chess Club will be visiting to offer hints, tips and guidance for complete beginners as well as players with some knowledge and experience.

 

Adoption and Fostering Drop-in Evening - Thursday 21 February, 5pm – 8pm / FREE

The Finding Homes for Hampshire Children’s Team are hosting a free adoption and fostering information event. Drop in for an informal chat and they will be on hand to answer any questions and help you take the next step along your journey.

 

Check out the libraries website for more half term events happening at other branches. https://www.hants.gov.uk/librariesandarchives/library/events

Mayor's Carol Service

Mayor's Carol Service 1

Autumn events at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

 

Monday 22 October: 1.30pm
Comic Book Drawing
A children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold. Back by popular demand, Russell will
continue to design and develop your comic book character, focusing on action poses and clothing in this 90 minute drawing workshop. He will also look at colouring alternatives. Suitable for children who attended his previous workshop or for new participants (bring along your comic book character outline drawing).
For ages 7+
£5
  
Tuesday 23 October: 2pm
Quirks Animal Roadshow
1 hour animal handling workshop. Come along to meet some quirky animals from around the world at the Quirks’ Animal Roadshows workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to stroke and hold the animals as well as discovering lots of interesting facts about where they come from, what they eat and what makes them unique.
For ages 4+
£5
  
Thursday 25 October: 10am                 
Halloween Costume Fun
Get ready for Halloween with this fun and creative 90 minute sewing and textiles workshop. Bring along a T-shirt or similar garment and dress it up for Halloween. Scrap material and embellishments provided, although
you are welcome to bring along your own.
For ages 8-11
£4
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