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Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb - In cinemas now

8th June 2021

The third theatrical feature in the successful Maya the Bee franchise, an iconic animated series that has beenentertaining young children for more than 100 years, Maya the Bee: The Golden Orb is an epic bug battle that will transport you to exciting new worlds - ideal for fans of family adventures...

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A-Plan to help schools throughout the country

19th May 2021

A-Plan Insurance has launched a new campaign to help schools source new IT equipment and support Parent Teacher Association’s (PTA’s). As part of A-Plan’s support of the local community, the campaign focuses on helping schools, parents and pupils at a time when they really need it. ...

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Wear A Hat Day with Flowers will bloom this June

18th May 2021

We’re excited to announce that our second Wear A Hat Day with Flowers will take place on Friday 18th June Back by popular demand, this fabulously floral hatty event is the perfect way to bring your loved ones together and celebrate, whilst raising funds to help find a cure for brain tumours. Last...

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Introduce your kids to Colin the Coastguard

29th March 2021

Introduce them to Colin the Coastguard and his friends to teach them the all-important 999 message and other potentially lifesaving tips for visiting the seaside.   Visit our HM Coastguard page on the Colin the Coastguard website to download free and fun activities including Easter theme...

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National Literacy Trust Euro 2020 Reading Challenge

9th June 2021

Inspired by the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the National Literacy Trust is working alongside The Football Association (FA), Rebellion Publishing and award-winning author Tom Palmer to help pupils get into reading through their love of football this summer. There are two new and exciting ways to get...

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Free tree packs scheme now open for schools and communities

8th June 2021

Whether planting for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to help tackle climate change, or to improve local areas around the country, the Woodland Trust’s popular free tree pack scheme is now open for applications. Schools and community groups across the South East are now able to apply for...

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NSPCC Childhood Day

8th June 2021

On 11 June, the NSPCC is getting the UK playing and raising money to help keep children safe – and they need your help. Play is an important part of childhood – and after the year we’ve had, we could all do with a bit more of it! The NSPCC is asking families, friends and colleagues...

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Join the intrepid Octonauts at SEA LIFE this summer

1st June 2021

WHAT: An immersive trail featuring CBeebies’ Octonauts that takes families on a journey filled with the ocean’s most weird and wonderful activities; all while enjoying interactive learning and play WHERE: SEA LIFE centres across the UK WHEN: 12th June – 11th July PRICE: Adult...

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SCHOOL TAKES UP UK READS PEN PAL CHALLENGE TO REVIVE LETTER WRITING FOR CHILDREN

21st May 2021

UK Reads Pen Pal Project connects school children in disadvantaged areas of the UK with schools in Africa to improve literacy standards in a fun and enriching interactive experience.   UK Reads, an initiative of the World Literacy Foundation and their partners in Africa, Sun Books, have come...

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Looking after your mental health

17th May 2021

Parenting or caring for a child or young person can be tough. It's important to make sure you look after your own mental wellbeing, as this will help you support yourself and those you care about. Try to recognise and acknowledge when you're feeling low or overwhelmed. Struggling with something...

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Activate Learning launches new programme to help NHS recruit nurses from overseas

17th May 2021

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on the amazing work of our healthcare professionals here in the UK, but it has also emphasised the lack of trained staff that are so vital in keeping it going. As it stands within England, there are currently 40,000 nursing and midwifery vacancies across...

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