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KIMBERLEY WALSH JOINS TESCO AND A TEAM OF MUMS TO HELP THE NATION GET MOTHER’S DAY RIGHT THIS YEAR – AFTER ALL, MUMS KNOW BEST!

23rd February 2018

Following research from Tesco revealing a quarter of mums are left disappointed on Mother’s Day, celebrity mum of two, Kimberley Walsh has joined Tesco and a team of real mums to help Brits up their efforts this year. To help the quarter of the nation who admitted they wish they had more help...

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World Book Day 2018: Save the Date

19th February 2018

The world’s biggest celebration of reading for pleasure, World Book Day, returns on Thursday 1 March. On a mission to encourage children and young people to read and love books, World Book Day will once again play host to a stellar line-up of authors, illustrators and events across the country...

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Aldi launches competition to highlight healthy eating education in schools

15th February 2018

‘Design a bag’ competition follows research from Aldi that revealed children’s eating habits Children in primary schools are more likely to eat healthily compared to secondary school age pupils, according to new research by Aldi commissioned as part of the supermarket chain’s...

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Two Bleeding Heart Doves come together for Valentine’s Day

14th February 2018

On Valentine's Day, a rare introduction is taking place inside the Park's Tropical House. A stunning Mindanao Bleeding Heart Dove female is being introduced to her new mate for the first time. The four-year-old female arrived at the collection last year. On Valentine's Day she will...

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Five Top Tips for Starting a School Garden

14th February 2018

School gardens are a wonderful way for children to interact with and learn from nature in an educational and relaxed setting. We spoke to Matt McGlashan who set up a school garden at Walmsley C.E. Primary School and has worked with the RHS on the Green Plan It Challenge and school gardens competition....

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A rare bat who was rescued by the RSPCA has found herself a Batman in time for Valentines Day!

12th February 2018

Merri the grey-long-eared bat was found grounded in Merriott, Somerset, back in August (2017) when she was just three weeks old. Since then she has been recovering in the care of RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton building up her weight and flying strength ready to be released in the Spring. Her...

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Premier League Primary Stars launches new motion capture PE clips featuring Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford

9th February 2018

Premier League Primary Stars has launched brand-new motion capture PE clips for all girls and boys aged 5-11 in primary schools across England and Wales. The motion capture clips were developed with the same motion capture technology used to generate the series of FIFA video games and were developed...

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Dinosaurs in the Wild lands at London's Greenwich Pavilion

9th February 2018

Dinosaurs in the Wild enables teachers to take school groups of 7-11 year olds 67 million years back in time to the late Cretaceous Period. Using cutting-edge special effects and the latest discoveries in palaeontology, the show is specially designed to ignite pupils’ imaginations and love for...

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New school resources set to switch children onto energy efficiency

9th February 2018

Children in schools across the country are getting ready to lead the charge against energy waste with the launch of SMART Squad, a set of free teaching resources designed to educate pupils about energy efficient behaviours. The curriculum-linked SMART Squad resources have been developed by Smart Energy...

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RYE ST ANTONY SCHOOL IN OXFORD WELCOMES BACK SMOOTHWALL ON SAFER INTERNET DAY

6th February 2018

Today on Safer Internet Day, online safety company Smoothwall will be visiting Rye St Antony School in Oxford to deliver an interactive workshop for pupils, parents and teachers on the importance of staying safe on the internet. Following last year’s success at Rye St Antony School, Smoothwall...

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ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER: OLYMPIC MEDALLIST LAUNCHES PROGRAMME TO GET KIDS ACTIVE

6th February 2018

A nationwide drive to inspire primary school children to be more active was unveiled by an Olympic medallist at a school in London today. Sprinter Daryll Neita visited Beatrix Potter Primary School in Wandsworth to launch Active Kids Do Better – a Nike and Discovery Education programme, developed...

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Sofa giant launches nationwide search for young designer

2nd February 2018

To celebrate the natural creativity of youngsters, ScS, one of the UK’s leading furniture and flooring specialists has teamed up with Ashley Manor, a UK award-winning upholstery expert, to launch a nationwide design competition called ‘My Sofa is’. The sofa and flooring specialist...

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RSPCA create new educational games to help children be kind to animals

2nd February 2018

The RSPCA is educating children in how to spot dangers to wildlife, how to create the perfect habitat for an animal and where to find animals, with its new online games. The charity hopes the games, which are part of the wider educational work it does with young people, provide a fun and interactive...

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International Writing Success at Sibford Gower Endowed Primary School

30th January 2018

The writing talent of Nettie Parish, a Year 5 pupil at Sibford Gower Primary School, has been recognised in an international writing and art competition celebrating The Book of Kells and organised by Trinity College, University of Dublin. Scooping the merit prize in the primary category, Nettie was one...

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BBC and the Premier League get primary school children active with the launch of Super Movers campaign

16th January 2018

The BBC and the Premier League have today launched Super Movers, an exciting partnership which will help primary school teachers to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning. Super Movers will bring stars from the worlds of football, music and television...

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Time to Party!

11th January 2018

The cost of birthday parties for children is rising. Ask your fellow parents and you’ll most likely find that they’re spending somewhere between £200 and £800, which, in alternative costings is at least an arm and a good proportion of a leg. It’s entirely possible that the...

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Duracell’s The Big Battery Hunt

8th January 2018

Hundreds of schools have registered their interest in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt and you can too! Register your school to be part of Duracell’s FREE education programme and recycling challenge. Students will learn about battery recycling and win fantastic prizes. The free educational...

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Walking with Dinosaurs | Interview with Michaela Strachan

5th January 2018

Dinosaurs are set to roam the earth again next year. More specifically, they’re going to making appearances at various venues around the country as part of the Walking With Dinosaurs Tour. Already seen by 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, it’s fair to say that it...

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Top tips for first period education teachers talking about periods

4th January 2018

Betty is a brand that want the conversation about periods, pads and puberty to get a little more interesting and a lot more fun. betty for schools is a free educational programme and an extension of this, helping to create a generation of children who, for the first time ever, are truly at ease talking...

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18 things parents should know about their child’s online safety in 2018

4th January 2018

The children’s commissioner for England says pupils are not being adequately prepared for the emotional challenges that social media presents as they move from primary school to senior school. Creative social media use in 8-10 year olds changes when children go to Secondary School, with seeking...

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