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*Breaking News* TV’s Instant Gardener launches Wear A Hat Day with Flowers campaign

27th May 2020

As we look forward to the prospect of coming out of lockdown, Brain Tumour Research are excited to launch a great new campaign: Wear A Hat Day with Flowers. BBC TV’s Instant Gardener, Danny Clarke, who lost his own sister to the disease, is urging people to sign up, get involved, have fun and...

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Pop Up Play Village has a lot to offer

18th May 2020

As we move through the school year, parents across the country continue to juggle home-schooling with work as well as managing all the other household routines and await a safe return to school. But in the meantime for those with younger children, help is at hand from Becky Hoare – founder...

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Premier League and National Literacy Trust launch football activities to inspire kids to read and write at home

1st June 2020

The National Literacy Trust has teamed up with Premier League Primary Stars to launch a week-long series of free football-themed activities and challenges to inspire children to get reading and writing at home: literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/dan-freedman-football-challenge From today, Premier...

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ZSL nurses Critically Endangered wild pangolin called Hope back to health

30th May 2020

A baby pangolin has been nursed back to health in Thailand by international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) – after the Critically Endangered animal was found weak and alone by the roadside last month by a local villager. ZSL immediately alerted key partners from Thailand’s...

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Over 1000 care homes sign-up to Go Wild this June

29th May 2020

Double number of care homes take the 30 Days Wild challenge in 2020 A record number of around 430,000 people are, so far, set to participate in The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild challenge which begins on Monday 1st June – and over 1100 care homes have registered to take part, twice as...

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Lockdown leaves the UK’s ducks and swans at risk of starvation – here’s how you can help

28th May 2020

Without intervention, many animals are being left without the food they rely on. Ark Wildlife has donated five tons of feed to charities, and is asking the public to do their bit. Why are duck and swan populations at risk? As we have all seen, the coronavirus lockdown has impacted every aspect of...

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Things to look forward to after COVID-19

26th May 2020

Let’s be honest – we’re probably all getting pretty sick of hearing about the coronavirus outbreak by now. Not only has it forced millions upon millions of people to self-isolate at home, affecting their livelihoods, health and wellbeing, but it has also killed thousands of people across...

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16-Year-Old Student Gets Thousands of Primary School Children to Write to Lonely Care Home Residents

26th May 2020

To combat loneliness amongst care home residents, a 16-year old student has set up Community Senior Letters, an initiative to help over 35 primary schools write letters to elderly residents in their area during the COVID-19 crisis. The mastermind behind this innovative project is Nina Andersen, a...

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Hachette Children’s Group and United Nations publish a Sustainable Development Goals title, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the UN

19th May 2020

Hachette Children’s Group and the United Nations are delighted to announce they have paired up to publish a book about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to mark the UN’s 75th Anniversary year. 17 Ways to Save the World is authored by Louise Spilsbury, illustrated by Mark Ruffle and...

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LOCKDOWN RESETS FAMILIES SPORTING HABITS

19th May 2020

The lockdown period has had a positive effect on families’ sporting habits according to new research from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The research, published by the ECB as it launches the new Dynamos Cricket app for kids, suggests that doing exercise during the lockdown period...

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Five tips on how to stop your kids from getting restless due to homeschooling fatigue

15th May 2020

Take their workspace to another room If you’ve been using the same area to work in, you children may positively embrace a change of scenery and therefore a change in mindset if you are in a position to set up their workspace somewhere else in the house. If you can, get outside whilst the weather...

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Educate young children about garden birds during the coronavirus lockdown

14th May 2020

A new website has been launched to help keep young children occupied during the coronavirus lockdown. Nest Friends has been designed to teach kids aged between three and five-years-old in a fun educational way about the variety of birds there are across the UK and help them keep track of how many...

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New filmmaking competition: Nature in Your Neighbourhood

12th May 2020

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues, and schools are closed and everyone is adjusting to life under lockdown, perhaps this time at home has allowed you and your children to become more aware of your immediate surroundings - the nature and the outside world in your local area. Perhaps you're...

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Bolt Biz Kids: FREE! Business lessons for children & crowdfunding for the NHS!

6th May 2020

Free lessons on business & entrepreneurship for 7 - 12 year old children, every weekday during COVID-19 lockdown. LIVE STREAM DAILY - Monday - Friday @11am during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Biz Kids programme is led by Natasha Courtenay-Smith, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of London marketing...

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Home Schooling Resources from the UK Council for Subject Associations

29th April 2020

UK Council for Subject Associations launches directory to support educators A consolidated guide to home schooling resources is available at: www.subjectassociations.org.uk/cfsa-response-to-covid-19 Subject Associations are experiencing a surge in demand for practical resources to support home...

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Help kids feel less anxious and stressed during COVID-19 lockdown with My Thinky Thoughts Journal

29th April 2020

"My Thinky Thoughts Journal" recently published by a Staffordshire Mum and parenting advisor, Fi Star-Stone, is available now. As adults – we all know the world feels a little scary right now, for children – it is hard to understand this new world or express how they feel during...

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Blossom Watch with the National Trust

6th April 2020

The National Trust is asking people to celebrate the blossom season – emulating Hanami the ancient Japanese tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom as the first sign of spring. The conservation charity is encouraging those who can see a tree in flower to take a moment to pause, actively...

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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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