Let's clap for keyworkers (28 May)
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Celebrate our Keyworkers  

at 8pm on Thursday 28 May

Let's join together and open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping us safe and keeping things running. We're applauding everyone including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers, cleaners and administrators as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Eid Mubarak
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Wishing our Muslim neighbours

Eid Mubarak!

 

 

Let's clap for keyworkers (30 April)
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Celebrate our Keyworkers  

at 8pm on Thursday 30 April

Let's join together and open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping us safe and keeping things running. We're applauding everyone including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers, cleaners and administrators as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Two new online kids activity resources launched
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Yesterday (24 April), Sheffield City Council announced the shared launch of two new brilliant resources to support Sheffield children and young people (aged 0-24) and their families in lockdown.

Create Sheffield and 50 things to do before you’re 5 are available from today and completely free to use.

Create Sheffield’s new website hosts a series of fun, creative adventures for young people, children and their families, brought together by Create Sheffield and their partner arts and cultural organisations from across Sheffield. The launch comes at the end of the week which should have seen the start of the summer school term. The website’s activities have been transformed into #homeadventures to try in lockdown. Participants are encouraged to share what they get up to on each home adventure on social media, and to invent their own #homeadventures to share with others across in the city.

‘50 Things to Do before you’re 5’ is also launching a Sheffield-focused version of their website and app.  This fantastic resource particularly aimed at the under 5s has been funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and special additional material has been put onto the website to help with its use for families in lockdown.

The app offers alternatives to the exciting visits available in Sheffield, with links to museum websites and ideas for home and garden. The 50 Things include activities that are based on research of how children learn. More importantly, they are low/no cost, accessible to every child aged 0 to 5 across the city and are great fun.

Families can get involved and share their adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #50ThingsSheffield #homeadventures

Go online at www.sheffield.50thingstodo.org and www.createsheffield.co.ukand start your adventures today.

Free online library
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Free e-Library during 'lockdown'

Have you exhausted all your literary content in the house? Sheffield's e-library can help.

Sheffield Libraries subscribes to a digital platform called RBdigital.

It is a simple to use app for your Phone, Tablet or Computer, and can give you access to a variety of library services. These include Magazines, ebooks, current magazines, audiobooks and comics.

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Enjoy garden birdsong
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With much thanks to the Carterknowle and Millhouses residents group...

"You really don't need to put a name to the bird to enjoy its song, but most people recognise some birds' songs and usually wish they could know what they've heard. Well, Mark Avery can help you a bit with that because in this time of lockdown he has been writing a series of blogs about bird song: what particular birds sound like and bits and pieces of science, literature and personal stories thrown in. There are 20 short blogs on bird song so far and they lead you through some of our commoner songsters, and tell you something about them. At this time of year, more and more bird species are arriving back with us from their wintering grounds in Africa and he will be writing about them over the next few weeks too.
 

Here are links to the first 20 published blog posts. See https://markavery.info/blog/

  1. Introduction

  2. Great Tits

  3. Song Thrush

  4. Songs and calls

  5. Dunnock

  6. Blackbird

  7. More on Great Tits

  8. Chiffchaff

  9. Even more on Great Tits

  10. Yet more on Great Tits

  11. Robin

  12. Great Tits again

  13. Greenfinch

  14. Chaffinch

  15. Wren

  16. Skylark

  17. Blackcap

  18. Sonagrams

  19. Willow Warbler

  20. Cuckoo

This series of blog posts is illustrated with Tim Melling's photographs and the sounds come from the xeno-canto website.

 

Celebrate key workers 16 April
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Celebrate our Keyworkers  

at 8pm on Thursday 16 April

 

Let's all  open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping us safe and keeping things running - so people including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers, cleaners and administrators as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Third 'clap for keyworkers' 8pm tonight
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The Third Clap for Keyworkers will take place at 8pm on Thursday 9 April (8pm).

 

Let's all  open doors and windows tonight to clap for all key workers who are keeping things running - so people including teachers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, refuse workers and cleaners as well as NHS doctors and nurses.

Find my Past
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FIND MY PAST

Sheffield Libraries is offering free home access to findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive for library members during the covid-19 closedown.  To access this service email archives@sheffield.gov.uk for log-in instructions. 

If you’re tracing your family tree, findmypast is one of the best places to start. Within findmypast’s collections you’ll find national census records for England, Wales and Scotland; plus Irish census records, 1821–1851, and 1901–1911; and other sources such as burial records and electoral registers.
 
The British Newspaper Archive provides online access to local and regional newspapers from across Britain and Ireland. The partnership between The British Library and findmypast has digitised over 36 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection, with more pages being added every week. Through Sheffield Libraries subscription to findmypast you get free access to the British Newspaper Archive too
Local shops offering delivery
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"Click here for a directory of local businesses that are providing services to your door. It has been painstakingly compiled by Judith Rossiter from the Whirlow and Millhouses Covid-19 Mutual Aid group.

Judith updates the directory on a regular basis, and the latest version can always be found here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10XxJ3LFYG_MTdwKs01IxXI9tf2MQhuQU9wjaOucgvzE/edit?usp=sharing

If anyone wants to add new entries or correct anything they can contact Judith via whirlow.millhouses.mutual.aid@gmail.com (just put attn. Judith Rossiter in the subject box)"

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