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Shouldn’t we treat NHS workers now?

Shouldn’t we treat NHS Workers needing minor operations NOW?

The government have cancelled all non urgent operations and I fully understand why. However, this includes NHS workers who we will need in the coming weeks. Some of these nurses and doctors require operations that are minor and are keeping these people from working and helping the sick.

Wouldn’t it make sense, where possible, to treat these people right now, before hospitals are possibly over run, if their recovery time will be short rather than delay their operations stopping them helping their colleagues in the coming weeks at this crucial time?

This isn’t an attack on the government as they have so many things to do and consider at this difficult time, it’s just a constructive suggestion.

Everyone please, Stay Safe!

Please share this anyway you can if you believe the government should at least consider this course of action now!

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How to Fix Glass Awards

If you have a treasured glass or crystal award that has been damaged, then all might not be lost! Many types of glass awards and trophies can be beautifully restored to their former glory.

Whether you are a child or an adult, there’s nothing that quite compares to that feeling of receiving an award or trophy for a job well done. It feels even better when it’s received for something that you really worked hard for. As a child, maybe it was for an achievement in that sport you practised for every single week for years. As an adult, maybe you received the award for the business you toiled over for decades and put your heart and soul into. An award or trophy means much more to its owner than can ever be displayed on the plaque. It is a representation of achievement, success and determination.

So if your glass award gets damaged, it’s usually really upsetting. An award bestowed upon you for one of your greatest life achievements is not a thing that can easily be replaced. Some people worry about having their awards made from glass, because of them getting broken. Historically, we’ve been trained to believe that glass is a weak and fragile material. Of course, when glass is thin – like the kind we drink from – this is often true. But glass awards are made of stronger stuff than that. A glass award is usually designed to be sturdy, and is made up of thick, strong glass. Despite their strength it’s not impossible for a chip, crack or other break to occur. So what do you do if your precious glass or crystal award has been damaged?

You need to seek out a glass restoration expert. In many cases, your award can be restored to its original beauty with any repair virtually invisible to the naked eye. One of the worst possible breaks that can happen is if your award is made solely from glass and the top has been separated from the base. Please do not attempt to glue these back together. No amount of super glue is going to hold. They’ll only separate again and probably cause more damage when they do. But a glass restoration expert will be able to use their years of glass craftsmanship to grind down the top and re-attach using museum quality adhesive. So you see, even the most devastating of breaks often has a solution. Which means that any minor cracks or chips are mere child’s play for these experts. Often all it takes is a small amount of specialist glass filler, some sanding and polishing.

Unfortunately, though glass repairs are possible – they are often costly. For some people it is very important to them to preserve their original award. It holds great meaning for them and they are prepared to pay the price for restoration. Other people will be happy to have a replacement award, which will almost always work out much cheaper. At Fen Regis, we are able to make all of our glass and crystal awards bespoke. So there is every possibility we would be able to re-create your original award exactly. If you’re able to provide us with photos of your award, or even come down to the shop and give us the damaged award to duplicate it would really help. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your requirements.

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Back to School Awards

When children are just starting back at school it can be pretty daunting so as a teacher why not consider awards for the students given on a monthly basis and then an overall winner at the end of each term or school year where a glass award is given? You may have a large number in your class but with our high quality, cheap glass awards you can award your whole class for their hard work.

You could give monthly certificates for All A’s or All A’s and B’s based on the grades the children in your class get throughout their lessons, this will encourage them to keep striving for those top grades so they can win the glass award at the end of the year.

You could also have monthly awards for different subjects, allowing children to win glass awards, even if they are not great educationally but better at sports, arts or drama for example. You could have Best Art Student, Best Drama Student and Best PE Student as well as many others.

There will often be students that show great improvement but they are still not the best students in the class for that subject however it is still important that these students are rewarded. This is where awards for ‘Most Improved’ come in, for example Most Improved Math Student, Most Improved Art Student, Most Improved Science Student and so on, this will show your student they have been noticed and it will encourage them to keep trying.
Teamwork and Friendship is really important, they aren’t really skills that are directly taught in the classroom but they are skills that can be learnt off each other. Have a Most Valuable Player award for those in a sports team that may not be great at sports but they are supportive of others in their team. Then have an award for a child that has shown excellent friendship, or ask for the pupils to choose someone in the class who has shown what a good friend they can be.

Do you remember any awards that you won in school? How did it make you feel when you were given a trophy or glass award as recognition for your hard work?