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Kynren returns for a spectacular summer with Royal endorsement

21st June 2018

On 30th June 2018, Kynren - An Epic Tale of England returns for its third and most spectacular season yet. The UK’s ‘must see’ live action show, takes visitors on a breath-taking odyssey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend and is set to thrill audiences with brand new scenes,...

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LIFE ON MARS: PUPILS WIN SPACE CHALLENGE WITH NASA MODULE DESIGN

20th June 2018

Five UK primary school pupils are reaching for the stars after winning a competition to design a spacecraft for NASA. The young scientists, from London and Surrey, are the winners of this year’s Generation Beyond Challenge - organised by Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education. The challenge...

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WHEN DAVID WALLIAMS MET ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST JOCKEYS, RYAN MOORE

15th June 2018

Watch as David Walliams and young actor Billy Jenkins go behind the scenes at the races and meet Champion Jockey Ryan Moore. This is the third instalment of ‘Horsing Around’, a series of comedy sketches to promote the sport’s Under 18s Race Free campaign. The two stars feature in five...

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More than half of UK children have been bullied or abused online

14th June 2018

New study finds 55% of children have experienced online bullying or abuse, yet only 19% of parents believe their child has faced cyber bullying More than half (55%) of children in the UK admit to having experienced online bullying or abuse and over a third say they would tell no one if they were being...

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Climate change and gardening trade spark surge in new UK moth species

14th June 2018

An increasing number of new moth species are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of the global reach of the horticultural trade and the changing climate, moth experts today revealed. Almost 30 new species of pyralid moth have been recorded in the UK in the last 30 years with eight becoming...

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SINGER & ENTERTAINER PETER ANDRE TO GUEST STAR AS MISCHIEVOUS AUSTRALIAN RALLY CAR ‘ACE’ in “THOMAS & FRIENDS™: BIG WORLD! BIG ADVENTURES! THE MOVIE”

12th June 2018

The world’s most famous blue engine and pre-schoolers’ favourite, Thomas the Tank Engine, has extended a warm welcome to Australian entertainer Peter Andre, who becomes the latest celebrity to voice a character in Thomas & Friends™. Peter joins an impressive list of esteemed voiceover...

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SCHOLASTIC UK ANNOUNCE LOLLIES 2018 SHORTLIST OF FUNNIEST BOOKS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

7th June 2018

Michael Rosen, children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate, today announced the shortlist for the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies), a set of awards, now in its third year, created by Scholastic UK, to celebrate the funniest children’s books. Having long championed...

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TV star Sam Homewood launches new THINK! campaign to get children crossing the road safely

31st May 2018

Children are being urged to ‘stop, look, listen, think’ in a new road safety campaign launched by children’s TV presenter Sam Homewood and THINK! today. The CITV star visited Holy Family school to encourage children to think carefully about crossing roads as new materials for teachers,...

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Kids Against Plastic Launch Search for 16 Under 16 Eco Influencers

23rd May 2018

Meet Amy (13) and Ella (11) Meek, founders of Kids Against Plastic and sisters on a mission to make a difference. What started out as a home-school project has become one of the UK’s most prolific youth action campaigns against plastic pollution. Inspired by their incredible achievements with Kids...

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‘Keeeep reading’ says Strictly Star Ore Oduba, the face of BookTrust’s new story time video

21st May 2018

BookTrust has partnered with popular TV presenter, new dad and Strictly Winner Ore Oduba, who playfully reads a new story time video bringing this year’s National Bookstart Week title A Busy Day for Birds to life. BookTrust, through its partnership with Walker Children’s Books, will gift...

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Take part in the Great British Bee Count between 17 May and 30 June

17th May 2018

With the weather finally warming up, children and families across the country will want to make the most of nature and the great outdoors, so why not get out and help save the UK’s bees? Friends of the Earth is inviting everyone to join the fight to protect nature, by taking part in the Great...

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An Interview with Holly Smale by Hannah Draisey

17th May 2018

Getting to Know Geek Girl Holly Smale, writer of the popular teenage novel series Geek Girl visited the Evelina Children’s Hospital in South London recently to speak to some of the patients who do their lessons in the hospital’s own school. While she was there, she spoke to young journalist...

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Early Times

16th May 2018

Introducing Your Toddler To Their New Sibling A new baby is an exciting time for any family, but it can also be quite unsettling for toddlers who are used to having undivided attention constantly. Some siblings adjust perfectly and love their new brother or sister right away, but there can be feelings...

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Get year 7s and 8s excited about reading again

16th May 2018

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity today reveals the 17 titles available in its Bookbuzz 2018 programme. Bookbuzz is a reading programme that supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure. The programme is suitable for schoolchildren aged 11 - 13, regardless of...

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