Children and teache some crouching, some standing, all with arms outstretchedr outdoors below the sign for Oasis Academy
Children & Young People

Oasis gets active

Story by Alice Kirby Oasis Academy Fir Vale on Owler Lane has received an award for having one of the highest percentages of pupils taking part in a walk to school project. The ten day Active Travel Challenge, which was … [Read more]
Children playing football in pyjamas on a winter day
Children & Young People

LOLathon and more

Story by St Catherine’s School Council | Photo by St Catherine’s School Friday 24th March was a great celebration in school. We celebrated Red Nose Day in style – by wearing our pyjamas! Our school council decided … [Read more]
Two children with their artwork (Snow White)
Children & Young People

Pye Bank pupils praised

Story by Amy Palmer | Photos by Pye Bank School Recently Pye Bank School featured in The Star due to having received a poor Ofsted report. However, on reading the report I was heartened by the comments made … [Read more]
Seven women at healthy Living Centre with big ACT posters.
Arts & Culture

Happy first anniversary

Story by Kate Sheldrick | Photos by Aspiring Communities Together Congratulations and celebrations were the order of the day on Wednesday 22nd March at the Healthy Living Centre, which is based in the Fir Vale Centre … [Read more]
Child's drawing requesting people to put litter in bins
Education & Training

On the campaign trail

Story by Amy Palmer | Photo by Claire Shaw While election campaigning starts around the country Burngreave Messenger has been looking for ways to support people to have their voices heard over the issues that matter to … [Read more]
Endeavour entrance sign
Children & Young People

Endeavours in education

Story by Julia Woollen | Photo by Amy Palmer Today I had the privilege of visiting the Education Centre based on Earl Marshal Road. In 1955  Endeavour was set up as an alternative education provider for young people … [Read more]
Chairobics at Springboard. Four ladies sitting with their backs to the camera doing chairobics, while a lady facing the camera encourages them, smiling. Laptop connected to a large screen in the background.
Advice & Support

Springboard Social Café

Story by Carrie Hedderwick & Nelia Gea Cayuela | Photos by Nelia Gea Cayuela On 13th April, Messenger volunteers visited Pakistan Advice and Community Association (PACA) to check out the new initiative – the Springboard Social Café, funded … [Read more]
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Shops & Businesses

A tour of Pitsmoor shops

Story by Yassin M Usuf News and General Store corner shop on Verdon Street, situated in the middle of residential estate surrounded by flats and houses. The shop’s owner AbdulKadir Johar welcomes shoppers with a … [Read more]