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04.07.22 – Apprenticeship Graduations, Plastic Free July, Queens Baton Relay, Test your Smoke Alarms

Written by on 3 July 2022

More than 80 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have been recognised at a special graduation event.

The apprentices, representing sectors from health and care to education and accounting to engineering were joined by their families, friends, employers and training providers for the seventh Staffordshire Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony.

The event, sponsored by KMF, Newcastle and Stafford College Group (NSCG) and Acacia Training helps highlight the contributions that thousands of apprentices make to the Staffordshire economy each year and to promote the importance of skills and lifelong learning.

The graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday 28 June at the Staffordshire County Showground.


This month is plastic free July.  Did you know it takes 450 years for just one plastic bottle to decompose!

This is why it’s so important that when we do use plastic, we recycle it.

All plastic including bottle tops, soap dispenser’s and even bleach bottles can be recycled! Just give it a quick rinse and pop it in your recycling bin.


Across Staffordshire preparations are underway for some epic celebrations as the Queen’s Baton Relay journeys through the communities and attractions of our county.

Starting off at Harecastle Tunnel on 18 July, taking in Staffordshire Castle, Rudyard Lake, National Memorial Arboretum, Tamworth Castle and more, before reaching the end of its Staffordshire journey in Cannock on 23 July.

Some two year olds and all children aged three and four years, are eligible for fully funded early learning sessions, at a childminder, preschool or nursery.

The sessions can help them make friends and have fun and get ready for school

Find out who is eligible and how to apply via the Staffordshire County Coucil Website 

or you can visit one of Staffordshires Libraries for information


And finally, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are asking – Do you test your smoke alarms regularly? If not act now and check that they are operational.
Having a working smoke alarm can saves lives in the event of a fire. So please test your smoke alarms and encourage those that live alone to do so or even better,  do it for them!