The City of Wolverhampton Council is planning a phased reopening of the city’s library service. Although the city’s 16 libraries closed their doors to customers at the start of the coronavirus lockdown in March, members have been able to enjoy a host of digital services since then – and physical books and other items were made available once more last month. Councillor Stephen Simkins, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Cases of Covid-
Parents and pupils are being urged to do all they can to help their school stay Covid-secure. Schools across the city have reopened to all pupils for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March – with a raft of measures in place to ensure they are as safe as possible, including enhanced cleaning regimes, 'bubbles' and staggered start and finish times. Pupils and parents can help out by adhering to the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ guidelines. Children must wash
A unique performance has been recorded by staff at Wolverhampton Music Service to inspire and galvanise young people across the city to make music. Staff have jointly performed Blinded By Your Grace Pt 2 by British rapper Stormzy – himself seen as an inspiration and positive role model within the music industry. He was the first Black British solo artist to headline the main stage at Glastonbury and has taken positive action to reduce educational inequality, setting up a scho
Tens of thousands of pupils returned to school this week – some for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. With attendance at school mandatory once more this term, a significant number of the city's primary schools are reporting attendances of 90% or above. Secondary schools are expected to welcome all year groups back by today (Friday). Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, s
Younger Wulfrunians are being urged to stay vigilant in the Covid-19 pandemic, despite a slight drop in the number of new cases across the West Midlands. In the seven days up to 31 August, the number of cases across Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull stood at 13.7 per 100,000 population – down from 13.8 the previous week. However, the rate of new diagnoses remains above the national rate and, as the leaders of the seven councils met to
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Schools in Wolverhampton are preparing to welcome all children back from next week – with some pupils able to attend class for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. It is mandatory for school age children across England to return to school from September and the City of Wolverhampton Council has been working closely with educational settings to help them prepare for their return. Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the City of Wolverhampton Council'