La Jolie Ronde Languages Crowned Best National Activity for 5-12 Year Olds

La Jolie Ronde Languages Crowned Best National Activity for 5-12 Year Olds

For the 2nd year running the International  Children’s Awards “What’s On 4 Juniors 2015”, have crowned Bingham in Nottinghamshire based La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children “Best National Activity for 5-12 year olds”. Earlier in the year the Award Programme asked parents and children across the UK to nominate their favourite after-school and weekend activities. Earlier in the year the Award Programme asked parents and children across the UK to nominate their favourite after-school and weekend activities.  Every activity, in the UK, had the chance to be nominated and voted for, making the Awards a true representation of how parents & children feel towards what is on offer & a reflection of their eagerness to reward the very best. At a champagne Finalists Award Ceremony, at the Drayton Manor Hotel, La Jolie Ronde beat 3 other activity providers  and once again came out tops! La Jolie Ronde has been successfully leading the way in early language learning offering both French and Spanish classes to nursery and primary aged children, throughout the UK and Ireland, for over 30 years.  The La Jolie Ronde methodology of language teaching includes immersion in French and Spanish from the very beginning, lots of repetition from week to week introducing the target language through fun games, songs and activities. Marketing Manager for La Jolie Ronde, Mala Henry says, “We are absolutely delighted to win this award for the 2nd year running.  This category is always a tough one as there are so many fantastic and extremely popular activities on offer for our children today.  Knowing that it’s the parents and children who have voted for...
Urgent Notts appeal to save multi-million pound charity scheme

Urgent Notts appeal to save multi-million pound charity scheme

A scheme which has provided a million pounds’ worth of support to community groups in Nottinghamshire is in danger of closure. ProHelp gives local groups, clubs and charities free access to professional services they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. But now the scheme itself needs an urgent cash injection – and the region’s businesses are being urged to help save it. Since it began 1995, ProHelp in Nottinghamshire has: Helped about 1,000 local projects Helped voluntary organisations to stay in existence and even safeguard jobs. Provided more than 10,000 hours of services – the equivalent of over 5 years of free support in total Given free access to expertise estimated to be worth around £1m. ProHelp firms undertake one-off projects such as feasibility studies, structural surveys or property valuations, the development of marketing strategies or business plans – and all types of legal and financial advice. For the last six years, most of ProHelp’s running costs have been met by the European Regional Development Fund, but that backing ends in September. Around £50,000 a year is needed to keep the scheme going. Now a recruitment drive has been launched across the East Midlands – where the total value of ProHelp support is estimated to be more than £2.5m. Every new Nottinghamshire firm which joins ProHelp will help to reduce the funding shortfall through a membership fee: £100 (for sole traders/individuals) £100-250 (for firms with 2-10 employees) £250-£500 (for firms with 11-50 staff) £500-£1000 (for firms with more than 50 staff) Companies which don’t want to commit to giving free services are being asked to consider a cash donation...