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How to Introduce a New Kitten to Your Home

18th December 2018

Welcoming a new kitten into your home is so exciting, especially for your child. Who wouldn’t want to play with a fluffy, cuddly new family member! But one mustn’t forget that these cute, adorable kitties come with sharp claws and teeth, so care and respect need to be taught early. It is...

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BIKES, SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLERBLADES FALL OFF KIDS’ CHRISTMAS LISTS

18th December 2018

Once-popular presents such as bikes, skateboards and rollerblades are slipping down kids’ Christmas lists this year, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 British parents by multi-sports retailer, Decathlon, has revealed that just 1 in 10 say their children have asked for a new bike or skateboard...

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Don’t stop thinking over Christmas! 12 fun activities to stretch young minds during the festive season

13th December 2018

Are you dreaming of a 1950s-style Christmas with your children playing board games, helping round the house and prepping for the next school term? The bad news is that your kids probably have something rather different in mind. How can you ensure that the dreaded ‘holiday slide’ doesn’t...

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9 year-old’s girls drawing of a welcoming front door is chosen as Christmas cover for Big Issue magazine

11th December 2018

The Big Issue has announced the winner of their annual kids’ competition to design one of their festive magazine covers. The cover was designed by Lucy Norris, aged 9, from Ware, in Hertfordshire. Over 1,000 entries were made this year for the annual contest run by the magazine, which is...

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WELLNESS TIPS FROM A LEADING OLYMPIAN… LAURA KENNY

11th December 2018

Ease your way into things “Don’t feel pressured to start the gym ASAP after having a baby. But, if you are anything like me, keeping fit is essential for you mental and physical wellbeing. I started small with jogging and light bike rides – anything that helped increase my serotonin...

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DULWICH CHRISTMAS STAR: ALLEYN’S PUPIL WINS NATIONAL SPACE CHALLENGE

10th December 2018

A Dulwich pupil is reaching for the stars this Christmas, after winning a national science competition for primary schools. 10- year-old Lottie from Alleyn’s Junior School scooped the top prize in the junior category of the Empiribox ‘Win a Star’ competition, which invited children...

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Festive Fundraising #Click #Shop #GiveforFREE

7th December 2018

As festive planning is now high on your Christmas List, wouldn’t it feel fabulous if every time you shop online, you were able to give for free to a charity or cause of your choice. With almost 10,000 charities/schools/causes registered with TheGivingMachine, you are sure to find your school...

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#GOLDILOCKS: A FAIRY TALE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

6th December 2018

Vodafone UK and Andersen Press have launched #Goldilocks, a new book to help parents and children talk about social media and how to use it responsibly. The book marks the launch of Vodafone’s new Digital Parenting website, a go-to-guide for parents on the latest digital safety and wellbeing...

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Dalmally Primary School Help Launch Double The Love

4th December 2018

Dalmally Primary School in Argyll provided the setting for the launch of charity, Mary’s Meals’, new campaign, Double The Love, that will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 1 March 2019. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically...

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Bonjour! Guten Tag! Ciao!

2nd December 2018

How studying a second language from an early age helps your children in school, at home, and beyond In our increasingly diverse society, the ability to speak a second, or even third, language is of growing value. Opening our minds to learning and embracing new languages, especially from a young age,...

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HILLINGDON SCHOOL WINS NATIONAL CODING GOLD AWARD

1st December 2018

Primary pupils create thousands of apps to take computing prize Pupils at St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School in Hillingdon are celebrating after receiving a national computing award. The West London school has been recognised as a UK Coding Champion by Discovery Education, which provides...

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Over 12,000 children already signed up for National Early Years Music Week

29th November 2018

The end of January is set for the inaugural National Early Years Music Week and over 12,000 children are already signed up to join in. From Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February, Rhythm Time founder and MD, Kathy Doolan and her team of 45 franchisees across the UK, will be leading the fun music...

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Staying Healthy with... Jamie Oliver

28th November 2018

Primary Times teams up with Jamie Oliver to discuss the importance of fresh ingredients A global phenomenon in food and campaigning, Jamie Oliver has inspired millions of people to cook fresh, delicious food from scratch. In an exclusive interview with Primary Times magazine, Jamie talks about reducing...

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Smoothwall announces partnership with Safeguard Software to unify physical and digital realms for safeguarding children

28th November 2018

The UK’s leading online safeguarding solutions provider Smoothwall has today announced a new partnership with Safeguard Software in its effort to protect children in all aspects of life at school. An industry first, the partnership combines Smoothwall’s Visigo capabilities, which enable...

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NEW GUIDE DOGS FILM SHOWS BOOKLOVER LAUREN MEET CELEBRITY AUTHOR DAVID WALLIAMS

27th November 2018

Celebrity author David Walliams shares his passion for storytelling with vision-impaired superfan Lauren Storey, 12, in a new Guide Dogs film released today. The two booklovers met face to face following Lauren’s popular online review of Walliams’ book Blob for World Book Day last year....

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Kew Gardens launches Endeavour

27th November 2018

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has launched a brand new, free, digital learning platform for primary and secondary education funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the £15.6m grant towards the Temperate House Project. Bringing world-leading plant science and horticulture to the classroom,...

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I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

27th November 2018

Five fun ways for you and your children to reduce, reuse and upcycle your Christmas waste this festive season Transform your tree Instead of taking your old tree to the tip, put it outside in your back garden to create an additional habitat for birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Get the...

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Story-telling helps boys close ‘literacy gap’ with girls

27th November 2018

A story-telling approach can help boys aged two to five-years-old catch up with the literacy levels of girls in the same class, research by Goldsmiths, University of London has found. Tales Toolkit is a storytelling programme, currently used for children up to age seven in more than 120 schools across...

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WELSHPOOL FIREFIGHTERS AIM FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE SPOT WITH CHARITY SINGLE PRODUCED BY FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL NATIONWIDE

27th November 2018

Firefighters from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are aiming to achieve the Christmas number one spot with a charity single produced in partnership with fire service personnel from across the country. The group, known as Fire Tones, joined with stars from TV’s The X Factor and The...

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Almost half a million books gifted to Primary 1 to 3 pupils for Book Week Scotland

20th November 2018

Almost half a million books will again be gifted to school pupils in Scotland as part of Book Week Scotland Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual celebrations. Now in its seventh year, Book Week Scotland is run by Scottish Book Trust,...

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Naomi House & Jacksplace roll out ‘Could you be my nurse?’ recruitment campaign

19th November 2018

Naomi House & Jacksplace, the Winchester-based hospice charity, has rolled out a new campaign in a bid to recruit nurses to care for the life limited and life threatened children and young adults across central southern England that come to the hospices. The ‘Could you be my nurse?’...

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Premier League Writing Stars judge Rio Ferdinand returns to former school in Peckham to surprise budding poets

19th November 2018

Former Premier League footballer and BT Sport presenter Rio Ferdinand took a trip down memory lane when he returned to his former school, Camelot Primary in Peckham. Rio surprised a class with an unforgettable poetry lesson on diversity - the theme for this year’s Premier League Writing Stars competition. Rio...

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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 ‘CREATE A CHARACTER’ COMPETITION CAPTURES IMAGINATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

19th November 2018

‘Create a Character’ competition forms part of the Schools Programme developed by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Chance to Shine A national competition has been launched this term asking primary school aged children to get creative and design a character that represents the values...

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BookTrust launches Under My Sky poetry competition

14th November 2018

Nicola Davies and BookTrust inspire children to explore nature and to get writing Wednesday 14th November- BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity and Nicola Davies, their current Writer in Residence, have launched a poetry competition encouraging primary school age children...

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Can smart tech make your kids smarter?

12th November 2018

Parenting in this age of technological advances isn’t always easy; in fact, tech is often seen as the enemy. Take the recent study published in the Lancet which found that more than 2 hours’ screen time per day for children can negatively affect their cognitive development, language skills...

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