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Sir John Peace

#Thankourchildren  🌈

The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, has launched a major initiative to thank every child and young person in Nottinghamshire for doing their bit in the fight against the coronavirus.

We want to recognise (and celebrate!) the determination, resilience and motivation of children and young people across the county during the coronavirus outbreak.

Nottinghamshire County Council is proud to be part of the campaign, alongside the police, fire service, NHS, Nottingham City Council, and volunteers.

Why not print one off to thank your own children? Download using the below link:

Download the certificate

Watch Sir John's message


... and another huge thank you!


A big thank you to everyone at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield, especially the science department, for donating PPE to midwives and the Respiratory Ward at Kings Mill Hospital.

The academy has been spreading the word to other schools so they can do the same, with school staff as far away as Berkshire taking part. Hundreds of eye protectors and gloves have been donated 👍

Find out more


Latest news

Robin Hood Festival cancelled for 2020

Robin Hood Festival

It is with a heavy heart that our partners at the RSPB have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Robin Hood Festival.

Read more

Staying safe online - advice for parents and carers

Child tablet

Pupils who are staying home from school at the moment might be spending more time online using some of the resources created to help children continue their learning.

We would urge parents and carers to help children manage their time online safely. Take advantage of parental controls on many social media sites, games consoles, or other devices they may be using.

Read the latest advice

What's on(line!)

Dyson Challenge Cards

Are you living with a budding scientist or engineer?! 🔬👨‍🔬

Dyson Challenge Cards

If you didn't know already, engineers at Dyson have developed 44 exciting science and engineering challenges for children that can be completed at home during lockdown. 

From building a marble run to crafting a spaghetti bridge, there are plenty of challenges to inspire young minds.

What's more, most can be done with everyday household items.

Download the challenge cards

Visit the website

BBC Bitesize

Online resources for home-schooling

BBC Bitesize

The Easter break is over and for many home schooling now resumes. If you're a parent or guardian check out BBC Bitesize.

There's a wide range of resources available to help continue the learning at home while schools remain closed:

  • find daily lessons for every year group
  • access an online lesson schedule
  • parents' toolkit

BBC Bitesize

Community Support Hub update

Community Support Hub


We’ve written to all our Coronavirus Community Support Hub volunteers to thank them for their offers of help. They’re making a real difference to those most vulnerable in Nottinghamshire and so far we’ve managed to successfully resolve over 600 requests for support. If you or anyone you know needs help then please visit the hub here to see what types of support are available or to volunteer yourself.

We’d also love to hear your ‘good news’ stories if you’ve either received or have provided support - please contact


♻️ WIN a compost bin! ♻️

Win a compost bin

With more of us spending time outside in the garden and looking to grow our own plants and vegetables, why not give home composting a go? Instead of binning your leftover food, you can use it to create compost to improve your plants and flowers.

Our waste contractors, Veolia, are giving away 50 free compost bins in a bid to encourage more families to "go green" and take up home composting. Entries are open until the 2 May 2020.

Enter here

Check out some composting hints and tips

Community hub