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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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Christopher Kane teaming up with Heart Research UK to take on heart disease in Scotland

7th February 2019

In 2019, National charity Heart Research UK are launching their ‘Heart of Scotland’ campaign, featuring limited-edition badges and t-shirts designed by internationally-acclaimed designer Christopher Kane. Beginning in the spring, the ‘Heart of Scotland’ campaign will see a...

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Parents, get reddy!

5th February 2019

Friday 15 March is Red Nose Day! Comic Relief’s Ella Large offers ten top tips to help your children bake, dance, splat and sing their way to a fantastic fundraising day. Red Nose Day is all about people of all ages coming together to make the world a better place. Last Red Nose Day, schools...

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Tamworth Castle – Fun for all the Family for February Half-Term, Easter and St George’s Day

1st February 2019

There really couldn’t be a better place to enjoy half-term than at Tamworth Castle. We also have everything you need to plan some great days out for Easter and to celebrate St George’s Day. Tamworth Castle has wonderful intact rooms that can be explored with displays that take you on a...

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Clare Balding and the ‘Big 900 Story Challenge’

30th January 2019

Children all over the UK are invited to join in celebrating Leeds Castle's 900th birthday by writing a short story about Castles and/or Time Travel. To enter the competition, you’ll need to be aged either between 5 and 9 or 10 and 13. Clare Balding has shared with Primary Times her top five...

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Finding confidence through Comedy with Harry Hill

27th January 2019

Harry Hill is one of the UK’s most beloved comedians. He has brought laughter to our homes through TV shows such as ITV’s Alien Fun Capsule, TV Burp and the voice of You’ve Been Framed. Now he’s sharing his comic knowledge with the younger generation to encourage them to get into...

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Getting to know the difference between Right and Left

27th January 2019

You will already know which hand your child chooses to hold a pen or pencil in, but do you know which ear they prefer to listen through or which eye they would use to look down a microscope? You may be surprised to know that the answers to these questions are hugely significant when it comes to their...

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It’s time to PARTY!

27th January 2019

As the madness of Christmas and New Year has worn off and the January blues have subsided, February is the perfect time to begin thinking about your child’s perfect birthday party. Primary Times has compiled an extensive guide on how to host your child’s ultimate birthday bash, whilst remaining...

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EOIN MORGAN GOES BACK TO SCHOOL TO INTRODUCE NEW PROJECTS FOR ICC CRICKET WORLD SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

25th January 2019

England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan went back to school yesterday, as the ECB and ICC announced the new exciting projects of the ICC Cricket World Cup Schools Programme for this school term. The Schools Programme, which has been developed by the ECB, ICC and Chance to Shine is part of the wider...

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Search begins to find the next generation of star gardeners

25th January 2019

The search to find the next generation of star gardeners begins today as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) opens nominations for RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019. Now in its eighth year, the nationwide competition champions the many benefits of school gardening, shining a light on young people...

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Schools invited to take on UK’s biggest cycling, walking and scooting challenge

22nd January 2019

Angellica Bell, British television and radio presenter and cycling advocate, is calling on schools to take up the challenge of Sustrans Big Pedal 2019 – a UK wide competition to get more young people cycling, walking and scooting to school. During the 10-day challenge (Monday 25 March to Friday...

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Children’s annual design competition opens for entries during monumental year

17th January 2019

A national charity is on the hunt for the next budding designers as they launch their WOW badge design competition, one of the largest design competitions for children in the UK. Living Streets, the UK charity behind the walk to school campaign is asking primary school aged children to design a badge...

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Alex Scott challenges school children to give single- use plastic the boot

15th January 2019

Sky Sports presenter launches new Sky Ocean Rescue and Premier League competition to find the best ideas to reduce single-use plastic in schools and communities The Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue have today launched ‘The Plastic Pollution Challenge’ to get children thinking creatively...

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Schools around the UK invited to join ‘Recycle with Michael’ challenge

10th January 2019

Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd launches recycling competition Schools are being encouraged to ‘Recycle with Michael’, as part of an initative by The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd to divert thousands of tonnes of unwanted clothing and shoes away from landfill. Local schools...

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