Teddy Bears Picnics

If you go down to your library today, you’re sure of a big surprise! your little one and their favourite teddy (or two!) will have a lovely time at these exciting family events. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Why not bring along your own picnic blanket, snacks and drinks. Entertainment will be provided with interactive storytelling, crafts and much more!

Our Teddy Bear Picnics will take place outside to adhere to library guidelines on Covid-19 safety.

Please book your place by calling in to or phoning the relevant library.

  • Laisterdyke Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 13 July, 9.30am � Library garden
  • City Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 22 July, 11am � outside the library in Centenary Square
  • Shipley Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 3 August, 2pm � Library garden
  • Manningham Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 4 August, 10.30am � Library garden
  • Thornton Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 4 August, 11am � outside the library
  • Wibsey Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 9 August, 2.15pm � Fairfield on Fair Road
  • Clayton Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 16 August, 11.30am � Library garden
  • Burley Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 23 August, 11am � Burley Park next to Library
  • Wyke Library Teddy Bear Picnic, 31 August, 11am ! outside the library

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Apprenticeships available through Skills for Work

Skills for Work deliver a variety of Apprenticeships to support your business needs. Apprenticeships available include: Business Admin, Customer Service, Team Leading and Management, Coaching and Mentoring plus Operational Delivery. For more information please email businessdevelopment@bradford.gov.uk or call 01274 433648 Incentives up to £4,000 also available!!

Safeguarding Week!

This week is Safeguarding Week 21st-25th June 2021. For Safeguarding Week events please visit: https://saferbradford.co.uk/Bradford Safeguarding Week is an annual week of learning events coordinated by the Working Together to Safeguard Children – The Bradford Partnership in collaboration with Adults Services, Domestic Abuse Partnership, Health and our other multi-agency partners.

Explore Learning and Bradford Libraries Maths Skills Workshops

Would you like to become a budding entrepreneur? Want to own a business? Come along to Explore Learning’s FREE virtual life-skills maths AND English themed workshops for Bradford children! These workshops allow children to build on work-life skills such as budgeting, calculating change, business revenue and even paying the bills! With our maths skills at the ready, we will add, subtract, divide, and multiply to become successful business people- of all ages! For ages 6-7, join us on Saturday 29th May at 10am! We will develop understanding of handling money and calculating change from a given amount. What food will you buy at Explore’s restaurant?

For ages 8-9, join us Friday 4th June at 10am! We will budget for a day trip! We’ve got to think about a lot when we go to the zoo- activities, lunch, and don’t forget the all-important gift shop. For ages 10-11, join us Saturday 29th May at 12pm! We will focus on the money in our pockets! Will you spend or will you save? We will work on maths proof and working systematically to solve these real-life maths problems! For ages 12-13, join us on Tuesday 1st June at 12pm! We will develop understanding of bills along with credit and debit. What card will you choose? Let’s calculate and compare our spending. Be careful not to become over-drawn! For ages 13-15, join us on Tuesday 1st June at 1pm! We will delve into the life of a budding entrepreneur. Look at revenue, expenditure, and profit to find break-even points. Try your hand at plotting data on line graphs for real business costs. Will they succeed? We are very excited for you to be joining us on our entrepreneurship journey!

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/explore-learning-free-half-term-reallife-entrepreneur-virtual-workshops-tickets-153122677049 r9 to book your places now! …and don’t forget to check us out on Instagram at explore_bradford for regular updates