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COUNTY DURHAM PUPIL ‘MAKES WORLD BIGGER’ TO WIN NATIONAL DIGITAL CHALLENGE

18th October 2018

A County Durham pupil is celebrating after winning one of the top prizes in a popular annual challenge for primary schools. Sarah Johnson-Frost, 9, from Crook Primary School has been announced as a winner of Make Your World Bigger 2018, a video challenge designed to keep children learning during the...

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The Influence of Technology on Our Family Dynamics

13th October 2018

Technology is infiltrating every part of our existence, including our family life, and often with dire consequences. British parents are believed to send more than 5,800 text messages and as many as 260 emails to their partner and children every year – yet spend less than an hour face-to-face with...

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The Royal British Legion is bringing the Thank You movement into the classroom

11th October 2018

The Royal British Legion is bringing the Thank You movement into the classroom. We’re delighted to have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to create a series of downloadable lesson plans and teacher support materials that are free to use. We have developed six sets of five lesson plans,...

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22 million damaged furniture items and 11,000 bust bicycles thrown away each year

11th October 2018

Series of Repair Cafés set to rescue ailing household items this autumn Across the UK, nearly 22 million small items of furniture, more than 11,000 bicycles and over 28 million toys are thrown away each year when they become damaged. Fewer than one in 10 people attempt to repair or restore...

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BBC Children in Need and Twinkl send free Pudsey storybook to Primary schools

9th October 2018

In celebration of this year’s schools fundraising campaign, BBC Children in Need and Proud Schools Partner Twinkl have published a storybook featuring the charity’s mascot, Pudsey Bear. The storybook will be provided free to primary schools across the UK to encourage pupils and teachers to...

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Education programme launched by England Cricket Board and ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

5th October 2018

Programme aims to bring cricket to 1 million children Last week at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the Cricket World Cup 2019 launched its Schools Programme, designed to engage one million young people in primary schools throughout England and Wales in the lead up to -and duration of -the tournament. As...

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How fairy tales could help build children’s financial confidence for life…

5th October 2018

Research shows that children’s attitudes about finance are formed between the ages of five and seven. However a new study commissioned by HSBC UK has revealed that boys of this age report greater levels of financial confidence than girls in their peer group. It also found that girls are more...

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Christmas is coming and so are family favourites FUNBOX with their brand new festive spectacular; ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS

4th October 2018

‘Tis the season for some singalong storybook silliness with Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle). Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then we’ll begin…. Fee-fi-fo-fum, our keys are gone and there’s worse to come! All your favourite stories are...

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Generational divide revealed as grandparents worry cooking skills are being lost

4th October 2018

Kitchen Love campaign launches for National Grandparents’ Day to promote the joy of cooking together and preserve historical recipes Almost half of today’s grandparents have never cooked with their grandchildren and nearly half (44%) worry that a lack of cooking skills will harm their...

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Breaking the cycle of illiteracy

3rd October 2018

More than half of the world’s children struggle to read, and that’s causing inequalities beyond the developing world. By Saša Jankovic Literacy is a skill so seemingly taken for granted in our society today, and yet illiteracy still poses one of the world’s greatest challenges....

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100 book recommendations from BookTrust to get children reading

1st October 2018

This autumn BookTrust has published its Great Books Guide 2018 which features, for the first time ever, 100 book recommendations for children aged 0-12. It contains books to help reluctant readers, books to get children exploring nature this half term and even some potential books for Christmas inspiration....

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WORLD SPACE WEEK: PRIMARY PUPILS REACH FOR THE STARS IN UK SPACE CHALLENGE

1st October 2018

Primary school pupils across the UK are being invited to take part in an exciting new challenge to mark the start of World Space Week, which kicks off on 4th October. “Win a Star” will give children the chance to take their place in space, by winning a star named after them and their school. Pupils...

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Equipping Your Child For Later In Life: Essential Skills You Should Be Teaching Your Kids

1st October 2018

As parents, we want the best for our children. A part of that is preparing them to go on living confident and happy lives as they grow older. Often, parents are encouraged to be proactive with homework and child-friendly entertainment activities away from screens but there are other key life skills your...

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Staying safe during Pumpkin season

27th September 2018

Halloween is nearly upon us, follow our step-by-step guide to staying safe whilst pumpkin carving! Workstation Make sure you set up in an area that is well lit and ensure that the surface is dry to stop any pumpkins slipping or sliding. Ensure that all of your tools are dry, including: carving...

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LEWISHAM TEACHER RECEIVES GOLD AWARD FROM TOP BRITISH ATHLETES

26th September 2018

Aled Davies and Bianca Williams pay special visit to London’s St Mary Magdalen School A Lewisham teacher has received a national award from two top British athletes after helping his pupils to be more active. Edward Pinks, from St Mary Magdalen Catholic Primary School, has been recognised...

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Sir Chris Hoy on finding a life-long love for sport

25th September 2018

Chris Hoy talks about his favourite memory of cycling and how the whole family can fall in love with it too Encouraging children to try sports is essential to their health and physical development, and can spark a life-long love for sport. Olympic cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy MBE is Great Britain’s...

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Wallacewell Primary School’s Reading with Dogs Programme Proves Successful

24th September 2018

Since August 2017 Wallacewell Primary School has been running the Reading with Dogs programme where each Wednesday selected pupils work with a volunteer from the Canine Concern Scotland Trust and choose a book to read to the ‘therapet’ dog, Willow. The aim is that the dog engages children...

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New online platform set to revolutionise EdTech solutions for schools

24th September 2018

A new online platform is launching to help primary and secondary teachers discover, evaluate and choose the right type of EdTech solutions for their schools. Available for free from October, Edtech Impact has been created by Innovate My School and YPO, with the mission to enable teachers to measure...

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Family Fun Without The Sun

23rd September 2018

As the evenings become darker, you may start to think about half term and those chilly weekends with the kids. With 79% of 5 to 7-year- olds already spending around nine hours a week online, many parents are looking for inspiration to entertain and engage with their children away from screens and devices....

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Premier League players head back to school to take part in Premier League Primary Stars PE lessons

19th September 2018

Premier League footballers are heading back to school to celebrate the opening of this year’s Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme and joining PE lessons to encourage children to be active on their return from the summer holiday break. Visits so far have seen Tottenham Hotspur’s...

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A Lost Generation of Scientists? UK schools urged to do more to turn kids on to science

5th September 2018

87% of parents feel children would be more engaged with science lessons if teaching used the most advanced technology Science, technology and engineering are critical to the future of Britain and the wider world. However, as the new school year starts, Britain’s parents feel the next generation...

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Inspire them... to draw every day! with Axel Scheffler

4th September 2018

Here to spark young imaginations with creative advice is the world-famous illustrator of The Gruffalo! Children’s picture book illustrator, Axel Scheffler, has an incredible job. The first to read exciting new children’s tales, he then draws all of the fantastical creatures within their...

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Children urged to explore the natural world around them

3rd September 2018

Nicola Davies, prolific author of children’s books, well known for the The Day the War Came and Lots among many others has been appointed the new online Writer in Residence for the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, BookTrust. During her six-month residency Nicola will be drawing...

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