Children & Young People

A new headmaster for Watermead

Story by Kevin Stapelton Oasis Academy, Watermead, announced a new head recently, following the promotion of founding school leader Lynne Goodhand to a regional role with the multi-academy trust. Lynne is replaced by the current [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Free podcast training workshop

Are you interested in producing a podcast for the Burngreave Messenger website or your own community group or organisation? Don’t miss this unique opportunity for Burngreave residents and organisations to receive free training from an [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Railway to Rotherham

Review by Graham Jones First published when the railway came to Sheffield in 1838, Drake’s Road Book of the Sheffield and Rotherham Railway has now been reproduced, complete with its original advertisements. The original railway [Read more]
Children & Young People

Gaming: good or bad?

Story by Safwan, Hatib, Mufassar, Danny and Saif The following piece is the second of our series of articles in collaboration with Ellesmere Youth Project, looking at topics beyond Burngreave that matter to young people. [Read more]
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Children & Young People

Help Please

Hi, I am contacting you out of complete frustration, I have a child who has ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and was supposed to have received his school place in April, like all other 5 year [Read more]
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Children & Young People

SATs Congratulations

Dear Messenger, As you may know, Y6s around the country did their Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) on the 14th – 17th May. This would include: reading, maths, spelling and grammar. They have worked very hard [Read more]
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Children & Young People

Pupil progress at Fir Vale

Ofsted have praised improvements in teaching, safeguarding and pupils’ progress at a primary school in Sheffield. Oasis Academy Fir Vale, has been categorised as ‘Requires Improvement’ with ‘Good’ effectiveness of leadership and management. In their positive [Read more]
Group of eight people standing, six women and two men, six of them wearing a riding helmet over their heads.the photo is made in a field where horseback riding.

Sheffield Environmental Movement

Story and photo by Maxwell Ayamba The Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM) focusses on ethnic minority involvement with nature and is currently delivering two projects with Byron Wood Academy Primary School and Hillsborough College, Fir Vale Centre. Firstly, ‘Bringing OPAL to Urban Young [Read more]