Dementia UK Time For A Cuppa 2019
Dementia UK's Time For A Cuppa initiative is celebrating 10 years this month!
Everyone loves the opportunity to catch up, reminisce and indulge. So why not pop the kettle on and share your favourite bakes with family, friends and colleagues, while helping our specialist dementia nurses support more families facing dementia?
Time For A Cuppa runs from 1st-8th March.
Find out more here.
Real Bread Week 2019
Real Bread Week 2019 is coming!
#RealBreadWeek is the annual, international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them.
It runs from 23 February till 3 March.
What is Real Bread Week?
Launched by the Real Bread Campaign in 2010 (originally as National Real Bread Maker Week), this is the annual, international celebration of Real Bread and people who make it.Its three aims are to encourage and help people to:
- Buy Real Bread from local, independent bakeries
- Bake their own Real Bread at home.
- Join the Real Bread Campaign
Each year, bakeries and baking schools in the Real Bread Campaign supporter network around the world organise and hold classes, feasts and other events and activities.
We're particularly keen to see more children learning to bake Real Bread, whether at home, in a bakery, baking school, nursery or in the classroom. Not only is this great fun, but it's a way of helping them to avoid all of the artificial additives that turn up in industrial loaves. It can also be a way of steering them towards healthier food - you'd be amazed at the number of children who 'don't like wholemeal' but love it when it was lovingly made by their own mitts!
For more information about #RealBreadWeek go to www.realbreadcampaign.org.
Chatterbooks Reading Groups for Schools
NEW and updated for 2019 - Chatterbooks
Schools Library Service are pleased to offer Chatterbooks reading groups package to schools for KS2 pupils
Chatterbooks is a nationally recognised network of children’s reading groups co-ordinated by The Reading Agency and help children build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.
We offer a package to easily set up a successful reading group in school. This includes resources and activities, support and guidance, and of course a great selection of books to enjoy.
> Book bag for 10 children including a reading diary, pen, bookmark and wristband
> Group leaders toolkit including a Chatterbooks handbook
> Downloadable themed session plans and activity ideas
> An initial visit from a member of the SLS team to provide a short training session for school staff
> Loan of up to 6 themed book boxes of your choice from a selection of different themes
Each box will contain 25 quality books that will inspire children to read and enjoy
Chatterbooks is very flexible – perhaps you want to encourage a group of reluctant readers, or to develop keen readers – or both? Chatterbooks is designed to encourage children to have fun with books, whatever their ability, and provides a perfect setting for reading for pleasure.
What does it cost?
The cost is £95 per year for subscribing schools and £125 for non-subscribing schools.
The Chatterbooks offer is open to all schools on a first-come first-served basis. Available from April 2019.
Please contact us to register interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or select the package when purchasing your SLA
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Quadrant Restaurant
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the restaurant in Quadrant East will be putting on a special menu on Tuesday 5 February.
The menu will include special themed meals, including a sumptuous chicken and mushroom curry, or delicious chicken balls served with sweet and sour sauce.
Full menu details can be found in the attached PDF.