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A toolkit for teaching kids about money-saving beyond the piggy bank

14th June 2019

Emerging research indicates that the UK has some of the lowest rates of financial literacy in Europe, a figure associated with a lack in financial lessons from a young age. As part of an ongoing effort to address the gap in financial literacy, the English national curriculum now mandates financial education...

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Children's Book Award 2019 Winners Announcement

10th June 2019

The Children’s Book Award 2019 winners – chosen and voted for entirely by children – are announced in a celebratory awards ceremony at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. And Arree Chung’s Mixed – a book about colour, tolerance and embracing differences - comes 1st! Arree...

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Gear up for World Music Day with our new Horrible Histories: The Movie resource

6th June 2019

The Horrible Histories franchise hits the big screen on 26 July with Altitude’s Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, and to celebrate we’ve created a brand-new cross-curricular resource and a limited number of printed packs. With World Music Day on 21 June, our new Horrible...

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UK moths battling unfair reputation

27th May 2019

Around three-quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed. A YouGov poll for wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation revealed that 64% of people associated moths with eating clothes...

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Music in the Park 8th June 2019

21st May 2019

Bring your own picnic and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to two fantastic bands, the high-energy 'Ska-aManga' band and the award-winning 'Kibworth Brass Band'. The evening finishes with a fabulous fireworks display in front of Wistow Hall. All ages welcome. The concert is raising...

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Get your teeth into National Smile Month!

21st May 2019

This year’s National Smile Month starts on 13 May, and our public health (school) nurses are inviting you as parents and carers to make a pledge that will encourage kids to develop good dental health habits. For example, you could pledge to: Take your child to see the dentist every six...

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National Deaf Children's Society

21st May 2019

Andy Yorke plans to complete not one, not two but three epic runs for the National Deaf Children’s Society this year. Andy kicked off his year of fundraising when he completed the Rutland Half Marathon in April, starting and finishing in Barnsdale and circumnavigating Rutland Water, achieving...

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Learning through Landscapes

21st May 2019

The UK's leading outdoor learning and play charity is hosting a free wildlife conference on the 13th June at Leicester City Hall. The conference will include keynote talks from a variety of industry experts, including Dr Steve Head, Ecologistand Chairman of the UK Gardening and Wildlife Forum, Susie...

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Children's Art Week

21st May 2019

The Annual Celebration of Children’s Creativity is Back: Find An Event Near You! Children’s Art Week (Sat 8th– Sunday 16thJune 2019) is back for 2019. Get creative at one of hundreds of arty events being held in venues around the UK. Venues will be hosting interactive workshops for...

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#Walk to School Week

21st May 2019

Living Streets have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school. Each year they develop a new five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools - the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School...

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Guide Dogs UK

21st May 2019

Guide Dogs UK rely on the brilliant volunteers who gives their time to help the charity in so many ways. There are many great volunteering opportunities to get involved in, even an hour makes a big difference. The volunteers can transform the lives of people living with sight loss, whether it is raising...

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Why is art so important for kids?

10th May 2019

There is an important link between taking artistic courses like visual art in middle school, and getting better grades – according to a March 2019 study by researchers at George Mason University. Art is a powerful way for children to connect with their inner world, but also to express...

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Harby C of E Primary School has been crowned Recycle with Michael’s winning school

8th May 2019

Leicestershire pupils collectively save over three tonnes of clothes and shoes from going to landfill Harby C of E Primary School in Melton Mowbray was named the winner of the The Salvation Army’s county-wide competition to encourage recycling in schools, as part of its Recycle with Michael...

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The proud history of Leicester Children’s Holidays charity

3rd May 2019

The Leicester Boys’ Club was formed by Lady Rolleston and her husband in 1896. In 1898 the Leicester Poor Boy’s Summer Camp Association was founded. The first group of boys went camping at Mablethorpe in early August. Girls joined the holidays in 1900 for the first time, in a purpose-built...

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