Category Archives: Young people

Spring events at East Sussex libraries

AN EXCITING programme of events will be running in libraries across the county over the coming months.

Free events include computer coding workshops, music and theatre performances and interactive family learning sessions.

To mark Women’s History Month this month, which aims to inspire and empower women by celebrating women’s lives and achievements, coding taster sessions for girls will take place at Hastings and Eastbourne libraries.

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Preferred school place for most East Sussex children

THOUSANDS of students will discover they have a place at one of their preferred secondary schools, as school admissions for September 2022 are announced today.

Of the 5,634 applications received by East Sussex County Council, almost 96 per cent of children have been given a place at one of their three preferred secondary schools, with 87.6 per cent securing their first preference. Continue reading

Food and Fun holiday clubs return this winter

MORE children and young people will benefit from free activities and nutritious food this winter as the popular Holiday Food and Fun programme returns.

Funded by the Department for Education, the Holiday Food and Fun scheme will be running across East Sussex during the Christmas school holidays, offering a range of festive activities and nutritious food to children who receive benefits-related free school meals. Continue reading

Open Doors workplace visits return

STUDENTS across East Sussex have been gaining insights into the world of work as the council’s Open Doors scheme returns.

For six weeks during November and December, over 300 students from 13 schools have once again been offered the opportunity to visit 12 businesses across the county, allowing them to experience the workplace and learn more about possible career paths.

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