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Grand Opening of LOROS Robin Memory Garden

20th August 2019

LOROS Hospice’s latest campaign will give people the chance to remember a loved one by buying a limited edition robin figurine. A magnificent display, which will include a special memory garden decorated with the robins, in Leicester’s Jubilee Square will be revealed on Monday 2nd September,...

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Climate Change Documentary '2040' to open The 2019 INTO FILM Festival

16th August 2019

Cited as the first film aimed at young audiences to offer a hopeful response to youth ‘eco-anxiety', 2040 looks to a future two decades ahead, where it has been possible to galvanise a global movement to invest in regenerative solutions that improve the wellbeing of the planet. Positive, practical...

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Long-running Leicestershire charity keen to offer more free trips to children who need them

6th August 2019

In the last five years, 790 children from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have enjoyed trips arranged by the charity which has always served the whole county A free adventure holiday by the sea awaits 42 children this summer, thanks to county charity Leicester Children’s Holidays that...

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Hannah Stitfall inspires us to become a wildlife filmmaker this summer

26th July 2019

You’re never too young to tell animal stories and cherish the wildlife you encounter. That’s the message from passionate wildlife content creator for BBC Earth, Springwatch and Wild Cities, Hannah Stitfall. From whales leaping out of the waves at close quarters to plastic pollution on...

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Bigger and better sandpit to provide fun all year long

16th July 2019

Children can enjoy the fun of the ‘beach’, all year round, with the introduction of a newly extended and enhanced sandpit in Welland Park. Harborough District Council officially opened the sandpit in Welland Park in Market Harborough on Saturday (13 July 2019) in time for the school...

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Authors snapped in their favourite summer reading spots as new research reveals the wonderful and wacky places kids love to read!

11th July 2019

  “He will either go to prison or become a millionaire.” (Sir Richard Branson’s school report from Stowe School) We caught up with Hilary Barry, Director of Teaching and Learning at Highfield and Brookham School in Liphook, Hampshire, about the purpose behind your child’s...

Roadshow for deaf young people arrives in Leicestershire

10th July 2019

Deaf young people in Leicestershire have spent a day trying out flashing doorbells and vibrating alarm clocks as they learnt about all aspects of deafness. The event, held on Tuesday 9 July, was organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society as part of its Roadshow, an eight ton purple...

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Vista launches Early Years Eye Health resource pack

1st July 2019

Following the success and wide spread media coverage of our Children’s eye screening app in Primary Schools across Leicestershire, we have identified a need for a similar pack in Early Years settings. We've worked with East Midlands dance based artist Oksana Tyminska, who has over 20...

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Goodbye and thank you Judith!

24th June 2019

Primary Times celebrates the life and works of Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea “A brilliantly talented artist and storyteller who gave the world an extraordinary body of work” – a sentiment shared by Judith Kerr’s publisher and echoed with...

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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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