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MAKE IT A MAGICAL CHRISTMAS

30th September 2019

Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film of The Snowman this Christmas, accompanied by a live orchestra. A heart-warming experience that brings more than a snowman to life – and featuring the much-loved classic ‘Walking in the Air’ – it’s a festive favourite for...

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Invisible Women Voted UK & Ireland’s Top Read of 2019

18th November 2019

Women dominated this year’s awards with seven of the eight winners being female: Michelle Obama won the Non-Fiction category for her memoir Becoming, Greta Thunberg was crowned Breakthrough Author for No One is Too Small to Make a Difference, Madeline Miller won...

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10M UK Lives at Risk As Superbugs Threat Grows

18th November 2019

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) should be taken more seriously, yet more than 99% of the population are not fully aware of its impact. This is despite the outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer saying earlier this year that Superbugs “could kill us before climate change does”. Superbugs, bacteria...

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Primary Times teams up with Bear Grylls to inspire their passion for adventure

15th November 2019

Bear, we believe every child should be able to dream big, how does it feel to have achieved your childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest? I was quite shy as a kid but loved to climb with my Dad. I dreamt of climbing Everest aged 8 when my dad had given me a picture of the mountain, and to have achieved...

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HOW TO HAVE AN AUTUMN ADVENTURE

15th November 2019

TV presenter, adventurer and wildlife expert, Steve Backshall, has been back on our screens this summer with a thrilling 10 part Expedition series, in which he hiked, climbed, abseiled, canoed, waded and dived across some of the most remote parts of the world in some of the harshest conditions. Closer...

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Sweet Dreams: how parents can make bedtime less of a battle

14th November 2019

Primary Times explores the importance of a good night’s sleep for children Every living creature needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. The sleep-wake cycle, scientifically known as the circadian rhythms, are regulated by light and dark and these patterns...

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Primary Times takes a festive trip around the world

14th November 2019

Whether it be an afternoon walk on Christmas Day, making mince pies on Christmas Eve, or lighting up the figgy pudding with brandy, most families have their own December traditions. Even when we grow up and form our own families we naturally merge our new traditions with some of the old. It seems that...

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Sustainable Christmas trees near you

11th November 2019

Christmas is coming to the forest. Get your British-grown Christmas tree at a forest near you! Welcome the festive season by finding some peaceful moments in the forest, away from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas rush, with activities for the whole family. From the end of November, our Grown...

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Thousands of pupils join campaign to cut single-use plastic in UK schools

11th November 2019

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils have joined a major new campaign to drastically cut the consumption of single-use plastic in UK schools. More than 7,000 pupils, across 12 schools, have signed up to Plastic Pioneers - a campaign led by environmental charity Hubbub, and sponsored by...

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Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School recognise Remembrance with spectacular poppy display

11th November 2019

Children at Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School in Chilwell have been preparing for their annual Remembrance service with yet another spectacular display of over 500 poppies dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This year the school have used recycled crisp packets...

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Hundreds of children come to together in Sheffield to achieve world record - all by singing one word each

10th November 2019

Schools, choirs and businesses from across Sheffield joined the online educational publisher Twinkl to achieve a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most people in a singing relay-multiple songs. This is where each word of at least three songs is performed by a different person, in time with...

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MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire announced as charity ambassador to head up coeliac disease in children campaign

8th November 2019

Coeliac UK announces Jane Devonshire, champion of MasterChef 2016, as its new ambassador who will spearhead the national charity’s 2020 campaign to help find thousands of children living with undiagnosed coeliac disease. Jane’s youngest son Ben was diagnosed with coeliac disease when he...

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Downloaded your classroom entry form for Toyota's 2020 Dream Car Art Contest

5th November 2019

To promote the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota GB has brought the competition to life in a new film in which children talk about their cars of the future. The Dream Car Art Contest is a global opportunity for children under 15 to show off their creative flair by drawing a picture of how the cars...

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Top 10 mindful walks to enjoy this autumn

23rd October 2019

With impressive autumnal displays predicted right through until to mid-November this year, Forestry England have put together top ten walks to help you refresh your body, mind and spirit whilst discovering breath-taking forest landscapes and incredible displays of colour. 1. Westonbirt, The National...

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Museum celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in rowing

23rd October 2019

The River & Rowing Museum is excited to announce the opening of a significant new display in its International Rowing Gallery this month in recognition of the incredible impact women have had on British rowing in recent years. The new display will celebrate the inspirational story of British women’s...

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Teaching traditional skills and craftsmanship to your children

21st October 2019

The evidence against screen time is mounting: recent research suggests that the rise of tablet and smartphone usage in young children is inhibiting development of fine motor skills that are typically gained through crafts, sports, and outdoor play. But what can be done about this? One way of offsetting...

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DISNEY’S FROZEN 2 TO CLOSE INTO FILM FESTIVAL THE WORLD’S LARGEST FREE YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 6-22 NOV

18th October 2019

An exclusive Pupil Premiere of Disney’s hugely anticipated Frozen 2, will close this year’s Into Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square on November 22. “We are thrilled that Frozen 2 will be the closing film of this years Into Film festival” said Charlotte Tudor,...

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Primary Times explores how the performing arts benefits our children

15th October 2019

The performing arts are a fantastic way to help children to develop their creative skills. There are no wrong answers, and everyone is actively encouraged to explore new and alternatives opinions. Whether its dancing, acting, or singing, the arts can teach our children listening and communication...

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Keep your children occupied with the brand new GetOutside app from Ordnance Survey

14th October 2019

Keep your children happily occupied this half term with the brand new GetOutside app from Ordnance Survey. Your key to making half term fun for all the family! Packed full of inspiration for family activities outdoors, events to attend and things to do near you. From accessible routes to child-friendly...

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Get £15 off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes

10th October 2019

Get £15 off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes. Save more when you get extra servings! We know that getting the whole family around the table at once can be challenging at the best of times. Our family-friendly recipes have been created with busy parents in mind,...

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Welcome winter with a boiler for £240

8th October 2019

As the summer draws to a close, winter warmth may not be at the forefront of many people’s minds. But being prepared is key as the weather gets cooler. We all wrap ourselves – and most importantly, our children – up warm when we go outdoors in the winter. But when it comes to staying...

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Global Canvas 2020 Children’s Art Competition Now Open

3rd October 2019

Do you work with groups of children aged 16 or under? Are you looking for a creative, fun project for children to get involved in, while inspiring them about the natural world, recycling and conservation? Why not get involved with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s annual Global Canvas Children’s...

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Baby Rhino birth caught on camera at Cotswold Wildlife Park

1st October 2019

Stella (pictured right with mum Ruby) is the newest addition to the Rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. She is Monty and Ruby’s first female calf. The newborn is healthy and nursing well from Ruby who is proving, once again, to be an exceptional mother. Monty and Ruby are...

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