News In Brief: Parents in debate on academy plans

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DOZENS of parents attended a meeting last night to discuss plans to turn a Sheffield secondary school into an academy.

The event took place at Wolseley Road mosque, Heeley, for parents of children at feeder primary schools to King Ecgbert’s School, Totley, which is considering making the move to break away from local authority control and gain more funding.

Super students

STUDENTS from Sheffield smashed their record donation to charity by 80 per cent at an Enterprise Market staged for Christmas.

The annual event, held in The University of Sheffield union’s Foundry club, offers students the chance to claim a repayable £15 of funding from the university to make or buy stock. Prizes were then offered for the most charitable, profitable and enterprising stalls.

Youngsters do well

CHILDREN and teenagers were honoured for outstanding achievements at the 13th Derbyshire Young Achiever Awards.

Two groups, and 78 young people aged four to 17, received awards, each nominated because they had shown bravery, kindness, commitment or sporting, musical, artistic or academic success.

Join Probus Club

RETIRED gents are invited to The Monday Probus Club which meets at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses, on Monday mornings. The next meeting is on January 9 at 10am for a talk about cholera and typhoid in the Victorian era.

Swing to the show

RAT PACK tickets are on sale now for a show at Penistone Paramount Theatre on June 1. Tickets are £20. Visit or call 01226 767 532.