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Prime Football Institute

Gillingham Library Summer Reading Challenge


The Summer Reading Challenge finishes on Saturday 11th September.  Please remember to go to the library and get your stickers and medal.  Even if you  feel you may not complete, please come and see us anyway and discuss what you have read, so we can help you achieve your goal!!!!!


Saturday 11th September is also when Gillingham Library celebrate Roald Dahl Day – do come in and see the staff in costume, try and guess which character they are and take part in a Bug Hunt!!!!!




Dorset Summer Activities

Gillingham August Hockey Camp

Riversmeet Holiday Activities

Riversmeet Gymnastics

Summer Holiday Activities and Food Programme from Dorset Council

Prime Sport Coaching - Summer Multi-sports Camp

Gillingham Community Kindness Group Red Nose Day Appeal

Christmas Services at St Simon and St Jude, Milton on Stour

Gillingham Mere Shaftesbury Lions Christmas float

Gillingham Community Christmas Meal

Help Keep Children Cosy at Christmas


An appeal for children’s winter coats and warm pyjamas was launched last Friday to help keep children cosy this Christmas.

2020 has been a tough year for so many people and we want to make it just a little bit better for children and families in Dorset. That’s why we asked for those who can, to donate new, or nearly new, winter coats and warm pyjamas that are suitable for ages 3-12.

We have received lots of donations. Collection dates start next week, there is no need to book, you just need to turn up on the dates/times given below and find a suitable coat for their child/ren. No form filling-in or paperwork to complete…

Please use the link below for more information about the appeal.


Help keep children cosy at Christmas - Dorset Council news


How it works:

There will be one week where people can drop off items, an isolation period for the clothing to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission, and then a week where families can drop-in and pick-up coats and pyjamas.

No checks, forms or pre-booking – simply help where it’s needed.

Drop-off: Friday 4 – Thursday 10 December (subject to individual opening times)
Pick-up: Monday 14 – Friday 18th (subject to individual opening times)


Blandford Children’s Centre
Black Lane, Blandford, DT11 8SW
Tel: 01258 474036
Drop off dates/times: Wed 9 – Thu 10, 9:30am – 4pm
Pick up dates/times: Mon 14 – Fri 18, 9:30am – 4pm


Shaftesbury Children’s Centre
Wincombe Lane. Shaftesbury, SP7 8PZ
Tel: 01258 474036
Drop off dates/times: Wed 9 – Thu 10, 9:30am – 4pm
Pick up dates/times: Mon 14 – Fri 18, 9:30am – 4pm


Sherborne Children’s Centre
Tinney’s Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3DY
Tel: 01258 474036
Drop off dates/times: Wed 9 – Thu 10, 9:30am – 4pm
Pick up dates/times: Mon 14 – Fri 18, 9:30am – 4pm

Nothe Fort's Half-term Halloween programme

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 - Silly Squad


We are delighted to be able to share the following resources to introduce and promote the Challenge:


  • Our presentation gives information about the Challenge and how libraries are supporting it this year.
  • The attached flyer explains how you can take part
  • Watch Sam and Mark introduce the Summer Reading Challenge in the Reading Agency official video
  • Join in Silly Squad character drawing with this year’s Challenge illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson  
  • Using the Draw yourself silly activity sheet, children can draw themselves as part of the Silly Squad
  • Children can print off and colour in Johanna Basford’s Super Silly colouring sheet and follow along with her colouring-in tips on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page


Any queries may be answered on the help section of the Summer Reading Challenge website or by emailing

People First Newsletter June 20

Water Safety Information from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service


Madam Hooch from Harry Potter (Zoë Wanamaker CBE) has read a water safety story for us!


As we head into summer and hopefully some nice weather, children and families are likely to spend more time in or near water, and although cool and inviting water can be dangerous and unpredictable. The stories “Safe at the Seaside” and “Safe at the River” will help young children understand what they can do to help themselves stay safe, and what to do if they do get in trouble in water.

Primary Times

Here is the link to Primary Times first E-Newsletter;