Wear Odd Socks and Beat the Bullies

Pupils and staff at a Ruddington school will be wearing mis-matched socks again this Monday – to help highlight the problem of bullying. The 14th November 2022 is officially ‘Odd Socks Day’ and marks the start of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. All children and adults at St Peter’s Junior School on Ashworth Avenue are being encouraged to wear socks of different colours.  It adds that parents and carers are more than welcome to take part, too. In its latest bulletin, the school says: “It is a great way to celebrate what makes…

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Ruddington Dance Teacher Launches Racial Equality Movement

A national campaign pushing for greater racial equality in dance has been launched by a Ruddington dance teacher. Stacey Green is the Principal of Freedom Dance and Performance Arts School on Charles Street, for children aged 2 to 18, which she started  in 2002, and these days boasts around 150 pupils. She also co-founded ‘The Freedom Foundation’, which delivers dance, singing and song-writing programmes across schools to improve mental health. Now she’s set up ‘TIRED’ – which stands for ‘Trying to Improve Racial Equality in the Dance industry’. The movement aims to spark conversation…

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Grab a Tree for Free!

Ruddington residents and groups can make their properties and communities even greener by applying for FREE trees for a third year running. It’s part of a continuing strategy by Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) to provide ‘sustainable environments’ – as villagers brace ourselves for significant housing growth in the next decade. Over 5,700 trees have already been distributed by the authority since the start of its campaign in 2018. This time around, crab apple and hazel trees are available without charge. The crab apple, or Malus Sylvestris, can grow to 12 metres and…

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Mass Tree Planting by Ruddington’s ‘Green Team’!

The challenging issues of climate change and plastic pollution are at the forefront of many people’s minds at the moment. That includes dozens of environmentally conscious pupils at St Peter’s Junior School in Ruddington – who have got together to form ‘The Green Team.’ The seed was sewn after a group of schoolchildren attended last year’s WE Day event in London which inspired them to think about sustainability, raise awareness of green issues and take action to protect the planet on which we live. Deputy Head, Mr Mawer, explains: “After that, a…

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