Learning Matters… “Feed a Brain Today!”

Learning Matters… “Feed a Brain Today!”

I don’t know if any of you remember the Sure Start programme? It was a government funded initiative targeted at children under the age of four, living in the most disadvantaged areas. The aim of the programme was to provide a host of joined up services to support families, as well as to provide a high-quality educational setting which children under the age of four could attend. These settings were aimed at being cognitively enabling…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

As I write this piece, the school year has finished and staff are on the last of their two professional days before their summer break begins. I have just taken a moment to read back through the last edition of the Littleport Life and I see Rev’d Howard opened his article with the hope that by the time we are reading it, the lockdown will have ended…well ‘ended’ it hasn’t, but things are different now….

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Return to Scouting

Return to Scouting

1st Littleport Scout Group leaders and members of the executive committee have been busy preparing for the return of face-to-face Scouting in the autumn. This has involved following the guidance issued by the Scout Association, which is based on the National Youth Agency Guidelines; ensuring risk assessments are completed and approved; and that plans are in place to reintroduce Scouting activities. “We are keeping everything crossed for returning in September, we have all been missing…

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Lianne Stephenson is one of Littleport’s Extra-Busy Mums

Lianne Stephenson is one of Littleport’s Extra-Busy Mums

Lianne Stephenson is not only a busy full time Mum, but she also runs her own handmade craft business, and is an independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser for children and young people’s publisher Usborne Books. And two days of the week she is in Ely helping at her mum’s very popular Lemon Tree Deli Cafe. And when the lockdown began Lianne also started fundraising for the NHS from sales of crocheted rainbows and hand…

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Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

Littleport Parkrunners Won’t Be Beaten

With the easing of some recent lockdown restrictions, a few Littleport parkrunning buddies like the Parkrun run organisers James Lee and Amanda Murfitt have managed to get out and enjoy a few social distancing runs which included a coming together to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their popular local parkrun on June 27th writes Cathy Gibb-de Swarte. And on that day they also came across their running buddies Jo White, Lizzie Hyslop and Cathy Gibb-de…

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Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

Welney Wetland Centre – Autumn Arrivals

As we approached the end of summer, we looked forward to the arrivals this next season would bring. But over recent decades numbers of some of these species have been declining. The species that Welney are most famous for each winter are the two swans – whoopers from Iceland and Bewick’s from Arctic Russia, but the two populations tell very different tales. Whilst the Icelandic whooper swan population is doing well, seeing a 17% increase…

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Food Bank – Reports to our Community

Food Bank – Reports to our Community

We have been busy delivering food parcels and collecting donations. The generosity of the community is amazing. If it were not for that support to us at Littleport’s independent food bank we would not be able to provide for all the extra people who we are now supporting. We have not been able to work from our usual base in St George’s church but are hopeful for the future. We miss working out of the…

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Littleport Rangers FC – Kick Off for the 20/21 Season in Fine Style!

Littleport Rangers FC have been back in training and are looking forward the next season. With last season being cut short in March all the players, coaches and parents are looking forward to watching games. We now have 3 U12 teams entering into the Colts District League along with the U13s, all playing on a Saturday morning. The U9s are playing in the mini soccer league playing local teams such as Sutton & Soham. The…

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Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure Goes Live and Active Again

Littleport Leisure re-opened its doors on Saturday 1st August and it was so pleasing to welcome so many members back to the Gym. The Bar and Café area have not re-opened which means we can focus all of our attention on the Gym and Sports Hall users. If you are one of the many people who are wary about returning to exercise then we hope that the following guidelines will reassure you that we are…

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The Littleport Players Will Be Back Real Soon

Becky Smith, Chair of The Littleport Players reports that due to recent worldwide events all theatre groups including our much-loved The Littleport Players have had to take an enforced rest! Resting of course is what those in the acting profession call not having any work. The Players have performed two or three shows a year for 27 years so to be halted, by albeit necessary rules and regulations in an attempt to keep the population…

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