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New Kids On The Block: Majority of parents worry if children will adapt when moving home

5th December 2019

The majority of parents (85 per cent) said they were worried about how their child would adapt when moving home; with one in five parents saying they felt extremely worried - reveals new research[1] from Purplebricks, the nation’s biggest estate agent. Despite these concerns, almost one in four...

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New friends are made as Swinton Academy host Mad Hatter's tea Party for local youngsters

5th December 2019

PUPILS from five South Yorkshire primary schools created maps of Wonderland, produced fancy hats and made new friends as Swinton Academy held a taster day for prospective students. The Rotherham secondary school’s ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ was the first of three open days planned...

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As childhood obesity numbers continue rising, what can parents and teachers do?

5th December 2019

Some of the most recent figures show that 30% of children in England are overweight, with 17% of those being classed as obese. The problem is getting bigger every year as more children fall into these categories and the weight continues to pile on. Children have very little control, and often little...

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‘Reduce, reuse, recycle!’ say Burntstump Seely C of E Academy pupils

5th December 2019

Children at Burntstump Seely Church of England Academy have put all of their recycling tips into a performance for their parents with the help of a theatre company and waste management company, Veolia. The project, called ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ launched by Veolia, is aimed at reducing...

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CHELMSFORD SCHOOL CRACKS THE CODE TO WIN NATIONAL COMPUTING AWARD

2nd December 2019

Pupils at Perryfields Junior School are celebrating after receiving a national computing award The Chelmsford school is a winner of the 2019 Coding Gold Cup for computer programming in primary schools. The award is presented to just three schools each year by Discovery Education, who deliver digital...

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Mapplewells Primary & Nursery School welcomed Nottingham Forest Football Club’s Dream Big Tour into school!

2nd December 2019

The Sutton school concluded a 3 week tour the project made to all 25 Flying High Trust Schools Nottingham Forest Football Club (NFFC) and Nottingham Forest Community Trust (NFCT) have completed a tour of 25 Flying High Trust Schools throughout the county with a final visit to Mapplewells Primary &...

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THE CONIES SET CREATIVE CHALLENGE FOR CHILD SAFETY CAMPAIGN

2nd December 2019

Road safety heroes The Conies are looking to ‘cone-gratulate’ the creative efforts of families across the UK in helping to promote child safety The family of traffic-cone-shaped cartoon characters has been conceived and created by Fay Goodman, Managing Director of Birmingham-based DriveSafe...

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THE PREMIER LEAGUE & ECB TEAM UP TO LAUNCH ‘ROAR! FOR DIVERSITY’ PRIMARY SCHOOL RESOURCE & COMPETITION

1st December 2019

The Premier League and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are partnering to use their reach and appeal to encourage primary school children across England and Wales to celebrate diversity. The sporting organisations, united by a shared goal to encourage inclusion and inspire people to respect and...

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A brand new Gruffalo experience on Alexa to delight and entertain the family

28th November 2019

Magic Light Pictures, the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated production company, has teamed up with Amazon UK to launch the world’s first Gruffalo Alexa voice experience. “Gruffalo Move” is an immersive and interactive audio game, available in the UK and the US, which allows users...

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Heritage toys make the best Christmas buys

27th November 2019

A TOY IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST CHRISTMAS Heritage toys and games such as LEGO, Monopoly, and wooden blocks have been voted some of the best investments for kids’ Christmas gifts by UK parents. The top 10 list of age-old favourites, published today, is a result of research from The Good Toy Guide...

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Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker comes to cinemas

27th November 2019

Christmas is coming as The Royal Ballet’s festive favourite The Nutcracker is broadcast in UK cinemas. It wouldn’t be December without a visit to Clara’s Christmas party and to the Kingdom of Sweets. The Royal Ballet’s Christmas staple The Nutcracker will be broadcast to about...

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Leeds Castle BIG Story Writing Challenge

27th November 2019

Children aged 5 to 13 years are invited to take part in the Leeds Castle BIG Story Writing Challenge by writing an original, fictional story of no more than 900 words. There are two age groups, 5-9 and 10-13. The closing date for entries is 6 March. This year's theme is 'One Golden Day'....

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Children’s Book Highlights the Importance of Sustainability 

25th November 2019

Understanding conservation and sustainability from a young age is crucial, not only for instilling a sense of care and respect for nature, but also to help educate the youth on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.  Big cat keeper and author Martin Hill’s latest effort, A Tiger’s...

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Nutrition scientists’ top ten festive foods for a delicious, nutritious Christmas

22nd November 2019

The festive season is just around the corner and the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) team of nutrition scientists has compiled its top ten Christmas foods to help the nation enjoy a delicious variety of nutritious seasonal fare. The top ten highlights a range of seasonal, nutrient-rich...

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HOW TO HAVE AN AUTUMN ADVENTURE

19th 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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