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SAFC stars Seb Larsson and Hilde Gun Olsen at St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy.
SAFC stars Seb Larsson and Hilde Gun Olsen at St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy.
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After the success of the European Day of Languages event with SAFC stars Seb Larsson and Hilde Gun Olsen (pictured), the Modern Foreign Languages department (MFL) at St Anthony’s Academy is hosting another exciting event to celebrate language learning. The MFL department has invited Year 6 girls and their parents from local feeder primary schools to take part in an evening of languages called Café Kulture.

Parents and pupils will take part in a fun French and Spanish lesson, order refreshments in the languages, enjoy some tapas tasting, take part in various activities including Find the Treasure and watch performances from the St Anthony’s Academy dance group and MFL Choir. There will also be a raffle with lots of prizes to be won, including a signed SAFC strip. The event is taking place on Wednesday, October 19, from 6pm to 8pm and while it is free, places must be reserved either through the primary schools or directly with St Anthony’s. The MFL department at St Anthony’s Academy – Hasta luego! A bientôt!

Members of the Rotary Club of Sunderland were invited to Sunderland University City Campus for a presentation on the Futures Fund, a project managed by the University of Sunderland Development Trust , registered Charity: 1041658. The purpose of the Fund is to help students explore professional career paths, broaden their horizons and empower Sunderland as a region, to build success and prosperity. It was an excellent presentation given by staff member Steve Heywood. The occasion was to mark the 13th anniversary of the first Futures Fund scholarship and to thank the 260 donors who have helped create opportunities for 160 students. The Rotary Club of Sunderland over the past 16 year has worked closely with the university in raising charity funds by stewarding the campus car parks opened to the public at weekends and for special events and match days at the Stadium of Light. After the presentation there was a light luncheon and a guided tour of the new developments in the campus. It was also an opportunity for Rotary Club President Sharad Trivedy to present a further donation to the Fund.

St Michael’s Residents’ Association held its latest meeting last week. Joining a good turn-out of residents were the local police plus ward Councillors Michael Dixon, Robert Oliver and Peter Wood, Guest speaker was Idris Balarabe, Head of Urban Design at Sunderland City Council, who gave a talk on the future plans for Sunderland City Centre. The next meeting will be onWednesday, November 9, at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, at 6.30pm.

The Friends of Backhouse Park and Barley Mow Park meet tonight at the Back on the Map building (former Hendon Branch Library) at 6.30pm.

St Michael’s Councillors, Michael Dixon, Robert Oliver and Peter Wood will hold their next ward surgery tomorrow at St Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Queen Alexandra Road, from 10am to 11am.

St John’s Methodist Church, Ashbrooke, is hosting a concert by the Ravenswood Singers this Saturday at 7 pm. Tickets are £8 including light refreshments. To obtain tickets, ring 0191 5226995. 

The regular “PACT” meeting organised by Northumbria Police for St. Michael’s ward residents takes place tonight, Tuesday 11 October, beginning 6 pm at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road.