Parenting Course for Dads Archived
School Lunches Consultation Archived
We have been working with the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership over the last year to ask parents in the city what they think about school meals. The B & H City Council is now working on its new tender for the Primary School Meals contract and we wanted to gather together the views of parents to ensure the school meals team can take these into full account.
Please help us by completing this short survey about your family's experience of the school lunchtime experience and you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 of shopping vouchers!
Complete our survey now which will be open over the summer holidays, feedback will be available on the website in September.
The school meals team thought it might be helpful for you to have some facts about schools dinners provided in Brighton & Hove Primary schools:
Menus served to children within the City of Brighton & Hove are developed in partnership with the contractor responsible for the provision of school meals in Primary & Special Schools across the city. We aim to create menus that appeal to children and encourage them to widen their palate. Therefore menus served reflect popular children's choices (based on feedback directly from pupils in dining rooms or student council meetings) and adhere to current nutritional guidelines.
The nutritional guidelines set by the government ensure that the meals served to children encourage healthy eating and support curriculum learning for healthy lifestyles. With this in mind we would be pleased to incorporate feedback from parents about menu choices.
Key nutritional targets
ü We are required to serve red meat (pork, beef or lamb) twice a week
ü We must serve fish once a week
ü We must serve oily fish at least once every three weeks
ü Not less than 2 portions of fruit and vegetables should be served daily
ü Starchy food cooked in fat or oil must not be provided on more than three days in a single week across the school day.
ü Bread with no added fat or oil must be provided on a daily basis
ü There should be easy access at all times to free, fresh drinking water
ü Only one meat product (manufactured or homemade) from each of the four separate groups can be provided across the school day within a fortnight.
Group 1: Burger, hamburger, chopped meat, corned meat.
Group 2: Sausage, sausage meat, link, chipolata, luncheon meat.
Group 3: Individual meat pie, meat pudding, Melton Mowbray pie, game pie, Scottish (or Scotch) pie, pasty, pastie, bridie, sausage rolls
Group 4: Any other shaped or coated meat product e.g. nuggets, goujons, coated (e.g. breaded or battered) chicken breast, meat balls, haggis, kofta kebabs.
For more information go to http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1124722
You can also email the school meals team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call them on (01273) 293590
You Shall Go To The Ball! Archived
The Theatre Royal and Southern Railway present Cinderella's Ball for children of all ages to enjoy, with dancing classes, storytelling, as well as craft tables, face painting and a fancy dress competition.
There will also be special one off ticket deals for Cinderella - A New Fairy Tale Musical For Christmas, with some tickets available for as little as £5 each! So bring your little princesses and princes along to the fairy tale marquee and join in the free fun!
Cinderella's Ball takes place at the old paddling pool on Brighton seafront on Tuesday 24 August from 11am. There'll be prizes for best fancy dress throughout the day!
For full details of the show see the Theatre Royal website - http://www.ambassadortickets.com/1627/664/Brighton/Theatre-Royal-Brighton/Cinderella
The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of the best food and drink to be found in the city and wider Sussex, with producers, restaurants, pubs, bars, retailers, markets and great events firmly at its heart.
The Festival is now established as the largest of its kind on the south coast and is one of the most important cultural events in Brighton & Hove's calendar. Over 100,000 foodies enjoyed the 2009 festival and 2010 will be bigger and better than ever with events running throughout the year. The 2010 Festival started with a new event - the 11 day ‘Spring Harvest' festival in March.
This year the Festival runs from 1st September through to 7th October and is jam-packed with events including those for families and children. Here's our pick of family-friendly events:
- Official Festival launch at Brighton Racecourse - 1st September
- Big Sussex Market - Saturday 11 & Saturday 12 September
- Live Food Stage 2010 - Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September
- The Utterly Butterly Ukulele Project - Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September
- Fiery Foods UK Chilli Festival - Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September
For full details of all events please see the website - www.brightonfoodfestival.com
Studio Rocks Open Day Archived
Do you have a fledgling rock star in the family? Are they eager to strut their stuff and have a taste of the rock lifestyle? Well now they can have their chance with Studio Rocks contemporary music lessons.
Studio Rocks offers a new generation of musicians (ages 9 - 13) to be taught as part of a band, giving them the chance to make recordings and play gigs for the full rock experience.
The open day is on Saturday 21 August 2010 from 10am-4pm at the Ironworks Studio, Cheapside, BN1 4GD - behind Brighton Station.
This is your opportunity to meet the tutors, try out different instruments and their amazing on line music player.
For more details please see: http://www.studiorocks.co.uk/
Film Nation Shorts Competition Archived
Are you the next Spielberg, Scorsese or Tarantino? Here's your chance to not only make a film but to get it screened as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Film Nation: Shorts is a UK-wide film making competition for anyone aged 14-25. It doesn't matter whether or not you've made a film before.
The judges are looking for films up to three minutes long, inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values of respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration, and equality. It could be a documentary, drama or animation or something a bit experiemntal; a film that you've already made or something brand new.
Closing date: 1 October 2010, so start getting creative...
To find out more and to see some of the entries so far go to www.filmnation.org.uk
Street Games - free summer activities for 11-16 year olds. Just turn up, numbers limited.
- Wednesday 18th August - Ultimate Frisbee
- Wednesday 25th August - Street Cricket
Venue: Easthill Park
For more information contact:
Emily, Active for Life Project Officer - 01273 430176 or 07775221413 or email email@example.com
Peter Trenholme on 01273 416838 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Food Week Picnic Archived
Join local residents for an event where you can share and taste food, participate in fun, family friendly activities and learn to cook tasty meals with local food at home.
The picnic will take place on Saturday, 25 September 2010 from 11am-4pm at Preston Park - behind the Rotunda Cafe.
This picnic is part of the city's first ‘Local Food Week', 20-26 September 2010, other
events will include a film screening, photo exhibition, allotment open days and more.
Here's what's happening on the day:
- Bring your own picnic or purchase food and drink from local producers
- Bring excess produce you've grown or chutneys and jams to swap!
- Bring your ‘wonkiest vegetable' to enter into our competition
- Take a tour of our demonstration vegetable garden
- Plus more family friendly activities and cookery demonstrations
The Road Safety Team Needs Your Help Archived
Is your child aged between 11-16 and would they be interested in completing a questionnaire on road safety?
The Road Safety team has been piloting an exciting new educational project at Hove Park School called ‘Routes'. It is a multimedia resource, developed by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and the Puppet Broadcasting Company. Routes is designed to support the work of our secondary schools in delivering road safety messages to those who are among the most vulnerable on our roads.
To complete a full evaluation of the package by the start of next term, the team behind the project need a group of students aged between 11-16 who have not seen Routes to tell them what they know about the Road Safety issues it addresses. Each module is tailored to address issues relevant to a specific age group. Themes include pedestrian & cycle safety, blades and boards, mopeds and learning to drive.
A sample of at least ten students from each year group (Year 7-11) are required and will need to complete a questionnaire to help the team fairly assess young people's understanding of the issues the Routes modules focus on.
All those that take part can collect giveaway goodies and will be put into a draw to win one of five £10 HMV record vouchers (one per year group). So, if you know a student who'd be happy to complete a questionnaire then contact Matt Thompson at Hove Town Hall on 01273 290000 extension 0235.
The team will need to know how old the student is so they can send out the relevant questionnaire. Once completed this can be returned to a freepost address.
The competition closes on Monday 16 August so please get in touch today!
Please Note: Anyone who takes part has the right to withdraw their response at any time. By putting them forward we will assume that as their parent/ guardian you are giving your consent for them to take part. Names and contacts will only be taken for the purposes of the competition and will not be included in the final study samples. If your child is a student at Hove Park School we will not be able to use their responses as some students at this school have seen Routes already.
MOSAIC Black and Mixed Parentage Family Group is 20 years old, so come and join in the fun at MOSAIC FEST for an afternoon of Live Music, Children's Workshops, Global Food and Drink.
Lots to see and do for the little ones along with the incredible DV8 Beat Bus with on-board studio for any budding musicians.
Win some fantastic prizes at our Old Skool Games area and explore your inner performer at our talent workshops.
Date & Time: Sunday 15 August 2010, 1-5pm
Venue: The Patch (William Clarke Park), Brighton, BN2 3AR