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Pros in prose: Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition winners announced

21st March 2019

More than 25,000 primary school children across England and Wales have penned a poem for the second annual Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition. Themed on diversity, the competition encouraged five to 11-year-olds to explore what makes us ‘Beautifully different, Wonderfully the Same’...

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OLLY MURS PUTS BUSY SCHEDULE ON PAWS FOR GUEST “SPOT” ON DISNEY CHANNEL’S NEW ANIMATION 101 DALMATIAN STREET

13th March 2019

Disney UK announced today that Olly Murs has signed up for a guest “spot” on Disney Channel’s brand new animation series, 101 Dalmatian Street, launching on Disney Channel on 18th March at 5pm (Mondays to Thursdays at 5pm). The first-ever acting role for Murs saw him in a central...

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The Summer Reading Challenge heads to space

11th March 2019

This summer, The Reading Agency and libraries will be taking children across England, Scotland and Wales on a journey into space. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Space Chase will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure with our super space family, The Rockets. The Challenge...

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Privacy for children in the world of oversharing

6th March 2019

Three quarters of school children aged 10-12 have a social media account according to the report from the Children’s Commissioner. This is cause for concern as most social media platforms require a minimum age of 13 to sign up. The massive data breaches from the likes of Facebook and Google+ mean...

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Premier League talks Maths with Rachel Riley at Leicester City FC for World Maths Day

6th March 2019

Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton and Conor Tee’s maths skills were put to the test by Countdown presenter Rachel Riley at an event at King Power Stadium to mark World Maths Day! Around 60 children from four local primary schools attended the event, which saw LCFC Community Trust launch...

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SIX PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CROWNED WINNERS OF ‘CREATE A CHARACTER’ COMPETITON

1st March 2019

Six pupils across England and Wales have been rewarded for their winning entries in the ‘Create a Character’ competition with a class set of tickets to a match at this summer’s showpiece event. The ‘Create a Character’ competition was the second project within the ICC...

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1st March 2019

We think adventure is what childhood is all about Since 1957, over 8,000,000 children and parents have discovered what makes PGL the UK’s no.1 for children’s adventure and activity holidays. This year we hope you will too. With our exclusive special offer you can now take advantage...

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Children across the UK become rock stars for the day

21st February 2019

Children with special educational needs or life limiting conditions have had the chance to be rock stars for the day, thanks to an innovative music project. A total of 17 events took place across the country on Thursday Feb 7, held by Rocksteady Music School, Europe’s largest rock school. Rocksteady...

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Shopping kindly: The surprising products which could be bad for our pets

21st February 2019

The RSPCA has revealed the popular pet products which animal lovers may not realise could unintentionally cause more harm than good. Animal-loving shoppers buying these popular items for their much-loved pets could be surprised to learn some of them may not be the best option for their furry, four-legged...

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SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST ANNOUNCES 2019/20 BOOKBUG BAG BOOKS

19th February 2019

Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce the books chosen for the 2019/20 Bookbug Bags that are distributed free to every baby, toddler and 3-year-old in Scotland. Every year, Bookbug, the Scottish Government funded initiative, gifts over 800,000 books to families across Scotland. Bookbug bags help...

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UK’S TOP DOCTORS BAND TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH OFFICIAL ADVICE ON SCREEN TIME AND SOCIAL MEDIA

8th February 2019

The Chief Medical Officers have today published their independent systematic map of evidence on screen and social media use in children and young people, and recommended next steps and advice for parents and carers. They have concluded that the published scientific research is currently insufficient...

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Jump into your PJs with BookTrust on 7th June 2019

7th February 2019

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, today announces the launch of its new nationwide mass participation fundraising campaign, Pyjamarama. The campaign aims to get children across the country in their pyjamas to raise funds for the reading charity. BookTrust want children...

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