Think, spot and speak out against abuse
National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day was on Thursday 18 March.
Child exploitation often results in cruel and harmful treatment of children and an imbalance of power. It happens when children are used for profit, labour, personal gratification or financial advantage.
This awareness day is to highlight the issues that some children face in Jersey and to encourage you and your child to think about, spot and to speak out against abuse.
You can find more information, learn about what to look out for and get guidance on how to help to protect your child in our Child Sexual Exploitation: A guide for Parents and Carers leaflet
If you're worried about a child or young person, speak with someone at your child's school, call the Jersey Police on + 44 (0) 1534 612612 or the Children and Families Hub on +44 (0) 1534 519000.
Design your dream water play for Coronation Park
The Government of Jersey wants to replace the paddling pool at Coronation (Millbrook) Park with a new water play area that is safe and fun and somewhere that children and their families/carers will want to go to again and again.
You and your child are invited to take part in the consultation to help shape the development of this project. Further information about how to share your ideas can be found via this link:
Children's Spectacles Voucher Scheme
Parents, did you realise that EYECAN are currently offering a voucher to cover up to £90 towards the cost of prescription glasses for children under the age of 8?
Just write your child's date of birth and JY number on the voucher before ordering the spectacles and present it to an optician participating in the EYECAN Children's Spectacles Voucher Scheme.
Please find the link to the voucher by clicking on this link:
The Map of Wonders
The Map of Wonders is an art and design project being launched across primary schools.
The aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of children by promoting communication and relationship-building through creative activities that encourage children to work together.
The project is made up of seven episodes, with a series of quests to be rolled between October 2020 and June 2021.
Each episode is based on a short film, created by ArtHouse Jersey, featuring locally born performer The Story Beast (John Henry Falle). The episodes focus on learning about aspects of Jersey using tales of local history and folklore. These are intended to engage children in the history of Jersey, whilst enhancing their sense of belonging.
The most recent Jersey story being explored is ‘Underground' - centred around the dolmens and passage graves of La Hougue Bie.
Teachers have been provided with resources and planning guidance to support them in delivering the art and design lessons in their own classrooms. Currently year groups 1, 3, 5 and 6 are taking part and are starting to see some great results.
The project has been made possible by a generous donation from Saltgate Giving, supplementing funding provided by the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills and ArtHouse Jersey.
As part of the art and design project 'The Map of Wonders', Year 6 children at Les Landes created ancient coins and in the footsteps of the recent discovery of a hoard in Grouville, they set about recreating our own version with imagination, creativity and talent.
Table Tennis Jersey offers free sessions
Free table tennis sessions are being offered to school children.
The lessons will be held over the next three seasons at Altair Junior Table Tennis Academy. If you are interested in taking part in this free table tennis initiative, please email Martin Tupper
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates
We'll keep you up to date about school closures, exams and educational provision for critical workers: