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RPA student wins major national art award for Alzheimer’s drawing

A 12-year-old East Sheen pupil has won a major children’s national art award for a drawing about Alzheimer’s. Lottie Russon, from Barnes, who has just started at Richmond Park Academy, has won the National Open Art Seaward Properties Chichester Art Award for Lost Memories. Lottie, who has won an iPad Air for herself and £700…

An Outstanding Ofsted Rating for Next Step Holiday Activities

Congratulations to Next Step Holiday Activities who have been awarded an Outstanding rating by Ofsted in every category. The inspired and dedicated team at NS Holiday have been running holiday activities for boys and girls aged 4-11 years at East Sheen Primary School for the past few years. The NS Holiday team is dedicated to ensuring…

Don’t miss the secondary school applications deadline!  

Do you have a child in Year 6 of primary school? You have got one week to submit your applications for a secondary school place next year so make sure you don’t miss it. According to the council’s website, the deadline to apply to secondary schools in September 2018 is Tuesday 31 October. This crucial…

Keeping kids active, healthy and busy all year round

Scott Hunter, Sam Dunn, Mike Ward and Jack Server are men on a mission – to inspire primary aged children to develop a passion for health and fitness through innovative activities and unique approaches, in school, after school, at weekends and during the holidays. With over 40 years’ combined sports teaching experience, an impressive array…

Tessa’s Jazz Hands – Spaces Available!

Great news for 4-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds – there are spaces available at Tessa’s Jazz Hands after Easter. Grab yours now as there are only a few! Tessa’s Jazz Hands is fantastic, competition-winning, Musical Theatre After School Club based here in East Sheen. If your child likes to sing, dance and act…

A RAY of Radio Sunshine for Children in Care

Children in care in Richmond and Kingston now have their own radio station – thanks to Achieving for Children (AfC) and Radio Jackie Breakfast Show DJ, Neil Long. Radio Aspire Youth (RAY!) is the first radio station in the country for children in care. Working with staff from the AfC ‘Virtual School’, Neil Long is…

Richmond Literature Festival: 4-27 November

Tickets are still available for this year’s Literature Festival which kicks-off this week and includes a packed programme of events suitable for everyone, including a dedicated programme for children and young people. This year’s festival includes a stellar line-up of some of today’s finest literary figures and personalities. Running from Friday 4 November and until the…

If “I’m bored” are words you dread hearing from your children, help is at hand. If you run a children’s activity or club and could use some free advertising, help is at hand for you, too.

Club Hub UK, founded by East Sheen resident, Tessa Robinson was devised to help you save time and energy in seeking out local activities that match your children’s ages and interests. Tessa, 23 and a musical theatre graduate, created Club Hub after she was unable to find a suitable, affordable place to advertise her children’s…

Try a free Music Maestros class with your preschooler!

Do you have a musical toddler? Try a free Music Maestros taster session for pre-school children on Tuesday 18th October! Local mum and primary music specialist Tesia Harrison set up Music Maestros with the intention of bringing more music into local schools and the wider community. She currently runs a school orchestra, a Mini Maestros…