Wirral school scoops 1st magazine award
school in South Wirral has become the first in the UK to benefit
from a new award scheme run by Hoylake-based women’s magazine Candis.
Meadow Primary School in Great Sutton has been able to complete two
new outdoor play areas for its reception class and juniors, after
being awarded £1,000 from the subscription-only monthly magazine.
Chair of the school’s
Parent Teacher Association, Janice Morton said:- “The money
from Candis has completed our £11,000 fund raising bid to buy the
equipment. It’s been 18 months of hard work but seeing the
children’s excitement over their new playgrounds has made it all
Candis magazine sets
aside 10% of its sales income to support community initiatives and
health-related charities across the UK, including up to £8,000 each
month for local projects nominated by readers. Its new Schools
Award is open to primary or secondary schools nominated by readers.
The money can be used for a non-profit making scheme that will
benefit the school, its pupils and teachers.
Candis editor, Debbie
Attewell, said:- “We’d be delighted to hear from any magazine
readers wishing to nominate their local school for an award. The
sort of projects we might support are buying new musical
instruments, sports kit, computer equipment or developing an
Teachers and parents
at Meadow Primary School are hoping the new equipment will encourage
the emergence of new friendships in the playground as well as
improving physical development and reducing childhood obesity.
Janice Morton added:-
“Play facilities such as these have been commented upon very
favourably by Ofsted Inspectors. We hope all the children will get a
lot of enjoyment from them. I’ve been subscribing to Candis
for years and it’s my way of supporting a wide variety of charities.
My loyalty to it has been paid back through its support of my local
Based at Newhall
Lane, Hoylake, Candis was launched in 1962 by accountant Joseph
Douglas, to raise money for cancer research, after he lost his son
and friends to the disease. It is now owned and run by his
grandsons, Andrew Douglas and Bryan Douglas Dala.
In the 1980s, the
magazine helped fund the J K Douglas Cancer Research Laboratories
and the Douglas Cyclotron Centre at the renowned Clatterbridge
Centre for Oncology at Bebington.
James Street Work
Finishes Ahead of Schedule
WORK on a £2m package of
improvements to James Street has been completed 2 weeks ahead of
schedule. The work was carried out by Merseytravel in
partnership with Liverpool City Council, Merseyrail and Network Rail
and is part of the £73m City Centre Movement Strategy (CCMS) which
aims, through road improvements, to provide a balanced and
sustainable transport system. Work started in May and was due
to be finished In December.
In order to finish the scheme the road will be closed all day on
Sunday November 18 and at night-time on November 19 and 20 for
resurfacing work to be completed. It will reopen during day-time for
one- way traffic from the Strand to Castle Street with two-way
traffic resuming on 23 November .Bus shelter installation works will
need to be completed before buses are fully reintroduced outside the
The scheme included the laying of new granite paving and kerbs,
drainage improvements, constructing new bus lay-bys, and new,
improved street lighting.
Cllr Mike Storey, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:-
“These improvements were necessary for one of the main accesses into
the city centre, the waterfront and the commercial district.
James Street is also an important pedestrian route and one of the
main aims of the City Centre Movement Strategy is to provide a
balance between the different methods of getting around the city, by
car, public transport or by foot.
The improvements will help create
a positive impression to those who use James Street to access the
Further works on the James Street-Strand junction are to be carried
out by Grosvenor as part of the Paradise Project.
in-VEST in Beatbullying
ANTI-bullying week is due to take
place during this week. This is a national event giving us the
chance to highlight the plight of those affected by bullying.
On the 20 November at midday
Beatbullying are asking everyone in the UK (young people and adults)
to join hands in defiance against bullying and in solidarity with
the millions of people suffering from bullying. The Circle of
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Also supporting the
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The heart of the firm deals with issues surrounding friendship and
bullying. It tells the story of 4 best friends who's differing
interests threaten their very friendship when they are faced with
pressure to become part of different cliques as they make the
daunting move up to high school. their determination to remain
friends and retain their individuality wins through as they learn to
face new challenges with 'Brat-itude'.
The actresses who will front our
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Ramos who plays Yasmin, Janel Parrish who plays Jade, & Logan
Browning who plays Sasha. A Bratz the movie, bullying pack
will be sent to schools across the UK. It has been created to
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The Pack takes scenarios from the film and explains how best to deal
with these situations and tackle bullying in different ways.
Bratz the Movie DVD is on sale November 26.
The vests are exclusively available at
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Beatbullying - which will pay for Beatbullying's staff to continue
to help thousands of young people all over the UK.
Emma-Jones Cross, Chief Executive of
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Dominic Galvin, Managing Director of
mkone said:- "We are delighted to be working alongside
Beatbullying during Anti-Bullying Week. Beatbullying is a
fantastic and dynamic charity doing incredibly important work and we
are very proud to be supporting them."
2 time charity of the year (in 2005 and
2006), Beatbullying has a stressful reputation for charity
merchandise. The famous multiple celebrity endorsed blue
wristband campaign in 2004 carried the name Beatbullying and the
charity's merchandising success continued in 2006 with branded
12pm on Tuesday, Beatbullying is asking everybody in the Cricle of
Friends to link arms in defiance against bullying and in solidarity
with millions of people suffering bullying. This will form the
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November at midday. they will also be featured modelling the
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