News - November 2018

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Over 12,000 children already signed up for National Early Years Music Week

29th November 2018

The end of January is set for the inaugural National Early Years Music Week and over 12,000 children are already signed up to join in. From Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February, Rhythm Time founder and MD, Kathy Doolan and her team of 45 franchisees across the UK, will be leading the fun music...

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Smoothwall announces partnership with Safeguard Software to unify physical and digital realms for safeguarding children

28th November 2018

The UK’s leading online safeguarding solutions provider Smoothwall has today announced a new partnership with Safeguard Software in its effort to protect children in all aspects of life at school. An industry first, the partnership combines Smoothwall’s Visigo capabilities, which enable...

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Staying Healthy with... Jamie Oliver

28th November 2018

Primary Times teams up with Jamie Oliver to discuss the importance of fresh ingredients A global phenomenon in food and campaigning, Jamie Oliver has inspired millions of people to cook fresh, delicious food from scratch. In an exclusive interview with Primary Times magazine, Jamie talks about reducing...

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WELSHPOOL FIREFIGHTERS AIM FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE SPOT WITH CHARITY SINGLE PRODUCED BY FIRE SERVICE PERSONNEL NATIONWIDE

27th November 2018

Firefighters from the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are aiming to achieve the Christmas number one spot with a charity single produced in partnership with fire service personnel from across the country. The group, known as Fire Tones, joined with stars from TV’s The X Factor and The...

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Story-telling helps boys close ‘literacy gap’ with girls

27th November 2018

A story-telling approach can help boys aged two to five-years-old catch up with the literacy levels of girls in the same class, research by Goldsmiths, University of London has found. Tales Toolkit is a storytelling programme, currently used for children up to age seven in more than 120 schools across...

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I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

27th November 2018

Five fun ways for you and your children to reduce, reuse and upcycle your Christmas waste this festive season Transform your tree Instead of taking your old tree to the tip, put it outside in your back garden to create an additional habitat for birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Get the...

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Kew Gardens launches Endeavour

27th November 2018

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has launched a brand new, free, digital learning platform for primary and secondary education funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the £15.6m grant towards the Temperate House Project. Bringing world-leading plant science and horticulture to the classroom,...

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NEW GUIDE DOGS FILM SHOWS BOOKLOVER LAUREN MEET CELEBRITY AUTHOR DAVID WALLIAMS

27th November 2018

Celebrity author David Walliams shares his passion for storytelling with vision-impaired superfan Lauren Storey, 12, in a new Guide Dogs film released today. The two booklovers met face to face following Lauren’s popular online review of Walliams’ book Blob for World Book Day last year....

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Make a Christmas wish come true for a vulnerable child

21st November 2018

Today, BookTrust is asking the public to once again dig deep to help send a special festive parcel to children who are vulnerable or in care. Following the success of last year’s campaign, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, is hoping to raise enough money to send over 11,500...

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Almost half a million books gifted to Primary 1 to 3 pupils for Book Week Scotland

20th November 2018

Almost half a million books will again be gifted to school pupils in Scotland as part of Book Week Scotland Every pupil currently in Primary 1 to 3 in Scotland will receive amazing books as part of the annual celebrations. Now in its seventh year, Book Week Scotland is run by Scottish Book Trust,...

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Naomi House & Jacksplace roll out ‘Could you be my nurse?’ recruitment campaign

19th November 2018

Naomi House & Jacksplace, the Winchester-based hospice charity, has rolled out a new campaign in a bid to recruit nurses to care for the life limited and life threatened children and young adults across central southern England that come to the hospices. The ‘Could you be my nurse?’...

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Premier League Writing Stars judge Rio Ferdinand returns to former school in Peckham to surprise budding poets

19th November 2018

Former Premier League footballer and BT Sport presenter Rio Ferdinand took a trip down memory lane when he returned to his former school, Camelot Primary in Peckham. Rio surprised a class with an unforgettable poetry lesson on diversity - the theme for this year’s Premier League Writing Stars competition. Rio...

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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 ‘CREATE A CHARACTER’ COMPETITION CAPTURES IMAGINATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

19th November 2018

‘Create a Character’ competition forms part of the Schools Programme developed by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Chance to Shine A national competition has been launched this term asking primary school aged children to get creative and design a character that represents the values...

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Average Briton Will Work 75 Hours Overtime in November & December To Afford Christmas

15th November 2018

Whilst many Britons think ahead and begin saving or buying for Christmas months ahead, 54% find themselves having to work overtime throughout November and December to be able to afford the Christmas they want. Whether picking up extra hours with their day-to-day job, working a second job or finding...

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How can more children get closer to nature?

14th November 2018

Three of England’s leading environmental education charities have joined forces to gather much-needed evidence about how schools and educators use wooded areas and forests in England. They want everyone with an interest in bringing children closer to nature to take part in a national survey which...

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BookTrust launches Under My Sky poetry competition

14th November 2018

Nicola Davies and BookTrust inspire children to explore nature and to get writing Wednesday 14th November- BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity and Nicola Davies, their current Writer in Residence, have launched a poetry competition encouraging primary school age children...

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Can smart tech make your kids smarter?

12th November 2018

Parenting in this age of technological advances isn’t always easy; in fact, tech is often seen as the enemy. Take the recent study published in the Lancet which found that more than 2 hours’ screen time per day for children can negatively affect their cognitive development, language skills...

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Rio Ferdinand, Olly Murs, Lauren Child and Joseph Coelho team up to judge ‘Premier League Writing Stars’

6th November 2018

The Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition returns for its second year to inspire children aged between five and eleven to get creative and pen their own poem on the theme of diversity. The campaign, which is open to all primary schools in England and Wales, is supported by stars from the...

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DISCOVERY EDUCATION ESPRESSO NEWS ANNOUNCED AS 2019 BETT AWARD FINALIST

5th November 2018

Digital news service for primary schools shortlisted for prestigious industry prize Discovery Education Espresso News has been announced as a finalist at next year’s prestigious BETT AWARDS, in the Primary Digital Content category. Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, Espresso News...

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Small Ways To Make A Big Difference To The Planet

5th November 2018

A recent study of six year olds has confirmed what many parents and teachers instinctively know to be true; faced with environmental issues, most children can easily think of ways they can help to make a difference, both immediately and in the long run. By involving them in discussions around green issues,...

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