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BookTrust’s new Writer in Residence will champion the power of non-fiction to get children reading

19th February 2024

Rashmi Sirdeshpande will explore the unique power of non-fiction to get families reading together as BookTrust’s new Writer in Residence Award-winning author Rashmi Sirdeshpande has today (Monday 19th February) been announced as the new Writer in Residence at BookTrust, the UK’s largest...

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Kylie and Dannii Minogue headline brand-new Bluey YouTube series Bluey Book Reads

12th February 2024

Bluey Book Reads also features stories read by Bindi Irwin, Tom Daley, Romesh Ranganathan, Suranne Jones, Jenna Fischer, Eva Mendes, Jordan Fisher, Camille Cottin and Rob Delaney BBC Studios Social together with BBC Studios Kids & Family and Ludo Studio are excited to announce that Bluey Book...

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Eat Them to Defeat Them returns to primary schools to continue its success in changing veg eating habits

9th February 2024

Veg Power, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Media announced today that their multi award-winning Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign is returning to TV screens and primary schools across the UK in mid-February. Now in its sixth year, the campaign, originally launched by ITV and Veg Power and proven to increase children’s...

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Premier League release new education resources for Safer Internet Day

6th February 2024

To mark Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 6 February) the Premier League has launched a new suite of Premier League Primary Stars education resources designed to support children to stay safe online. The new Online Content and Me resources have been designed to encourage children aged 7-11 to explore how...

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Bring money to life this half term with Money Heroes

1st February 2024

Learning about money is an important part of growing up. Research suggests that children develop their mindset around money by the age of seven, so it’s important to start talking to children about money from a young age. Money Heroes is an award-winning free programme from Young Enterprise,...

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Red Nose Day is back this Friday 15 March!

31st January 2024

It’s that time of year when schools and communities across the UK come together and make Red Nose Day into a brilliant, fun filled day that turns funny into money. How are you getting involved? Dust off your ruby slippers, pop on your Red Nose and join Blue Peter to go red-to-toe, bake up a...

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A journey of science and discovery with Professor Robert Winston

29th January 2024

Primary Times talks to world-renowned scientist Professor Robert Winston about his exciting new children’s book ‘The Story of Science’. Known for his pioneering and remarkable work in the field of science and as an engaging television presenter and writer, Professor Lord Robert...

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Join Parents Unleashing the Power of Laughter with a Beano Comic Subscription

28th January 2024

Tens of thousands of families across the UK subscribe to receive weekly Beano comics to their door. For kids aged 6-12, a Beano subscription encourages time off screens and reading for fun with 36 pages of comic strip adventure. "Kids love an item of post that's just for them," says...

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10 perfect party bag fillers

27th January 2024

Get prepped as Primary Times explores some fabulous ideas for party bag goodies to help out the party planners of the family Organising a children’s birthday party or celebration can require lots of careful consideration and forward-planning. It might sometimes feel like there’s a never-ending...

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Pupils celebrate 6-month countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

26th January 2024

Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes mark six months to go until Paris 2024 in Manchester Families and pupils get active together to celebrate the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Salford, Manchester - The countdown is on until the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,...

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Rare Penguin Chicks Hatch at Hertfordshire Zoo

24th January 2024

In late November, the Hertfordshire Zoo bird keepers arrived to find three new additions nestled within the penguin colony, lovingly cared for under the watchful care of parents Albert, Akiki, Tanesha, and Mkuze. Since their hatching, the chicks have thrived and grown robust under the attentive eyes...

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Where's Wally? Charity Fun Run 2024

24th January 2024

The Where’s Wally? Fun Run is a race like no other. Dress up as beloved fictional character Where’s Wally and see if you can be spotted amongst a sea of other Wallys running around Battersea Park on Sunday 24 March 2024. Fun for all the family (including furry friends!) or for serious...

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Light Festival Returns to Battersea Power Station

23rd January 2024

Battersea Power Station’s annual Light Festival is returning bigger and brighter than ever before to illuminate the winter evenings between 25th January – 25th February 2024. The free-to-attend event will feature seven spectacular pieces of artwork from British and international artists....

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A Love of Literacy with Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies

23rd January 2024

Primary Times talks with footballer Ben Davies about the importance of encouraging children’s literacy skills and his work with the Premier League Primary Stars and the National Literacy Trust Professional footballer and keen reader Ben was recently involved in a very special masterclass, held...

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Hertfordshire Zoo named as Finalist in East of England Tourism Awards

18th January 2024

Hertfordshire's number one zoo has been shortlisted for not just one but two awards by East of England Tourism Board. The local zoo has been shortlisted for ‘Large Visitor Attraction Of The Year’ and ‘Experience of the Year’ by the East of England Tourism Board. Judges...

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