Adults go back to school for ideal summer holiday

Giggleswick School takes advantage of growing trend of "wellness breaks" this summer holiday

Sun-drenched sands and sipping cocktails by an azure sea might sound like the ideal holiday for some, but more and more people are looking for active trips rather than beach breaks.

Travel industry commentators have put active and adventure trips at number two of the top seven travel trends for 2017 and evidence suggests that healthy, fitness breaks are definitely on the up.

It's a development that independent co-ed Giggleswick School, in the Yorkshire Dales, is setting out to meet. The school has just launched its first ever holiday residentials for adults looking for outdoor pursuits or wellness breaks.

Schools called go dotty for vital sight-loss charity

Children across the UK invited to go dotty for charity

Schools across the nation are being called to go dotty this spring to raise money for a valuable sight-loss charity. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work. 

"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It  is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems. 

The UK is currently home to more than two million people who are affected by sight loss, with one person beginning to lose their sight every 15 minutes. 

Put your slippers on at school and help Shelter to be there for homeless children this Christmas



School children across the country are being asked to kick off their school shoes and snuggle into their slippers on 9 December to raise money in support of homeless children.

With over 100,000 children in Britain waking up homeless last Christmas, Shelter is calling on schools to take part in this fun and easy fundraiser and support the charity’s work helping families with nowhere to call home.
As well as wearing your slippers for a small donation, schools are encouraged to take part in other fundraising activities on the day, such as bake sales, raffles and slipper catwalks. 

Chorley School Receives Defibrillator From Local IFA

Hand On Heart Defibrillator At Gilibrand Primary School

Chorley-based, True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners, in conjunction with the charity ‘Hand on Heart’ have donated a defibrillator to Gillibrand Primary School in Chorley.

Through a series of year-long fundraising initiatives, including raffles for extra days holidays, Easter extravaganzas, Christmas quizzes and much more, the firm has managed to supply a defibrillator and training provided by ‘Hand on Heart’.

About 12 young people die every week from sudden cardiac arrest. Of these, 270 are children who will die at school and 80 per cent of those will have had no previous symptoms.