News - March 2019

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8 IN 10 UK PARENTS AGREE THAT IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE THAT HOLD THE KEY TO SMILING MORE EVERYDAY

26th March 2019

On International Day of Happiness, new research reveals that it is the little joys of life that hold the greatest potential to spark happiness day-to-day, according to the majority UK parents (87%). Even more so than the elaborate or momentous occasions in life, it is the small details of the everyday...

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Pros in prose: Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition winners announced

21st March 2019

More than 25,000 primary school children across England and Wales have penned a poem for the second annual Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition. Themed on diversity, the competition encouraged five to 11-year-olds to explore what makes us ‘Beautifully different, Wonderfully the Same’...

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OLLY MURS PUTS BUSY SCHEDULE ON PAWS FOR GUEST “SPOT” ON DISNEY CHANNEL’S NEW ANIMATION 101 DALMATIAN STREET

13th March 2019

Disney UK announced today that Olly Murs has signed up for a guest “spot” on Disney Channel’s brand new animation series, 101 Dalmatian Street, launching on Disney Channel on 18th March at 5pm (Mondays to Thursdays at 5pm). The first-ever acting role for Murs saw him in a central...

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The Summer Reading Challenge heads to space

11th March 2019

This summer, The Reading Agency and libraries will be taking children across England, Scotland and Wales on a journey into space. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Space Chase will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure with our super space family, The Rockets. The Challenge...

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Premier League talks Maths with Rachel Riley at Leicester City FC for World Maths Day

6th March 2019

Leicester City’s Marc Albrighton and Conor Tee’s maths skills were put to the test by Countdown presenter Rachel Riley at an event at King Power Stadium to mark World Maths Day! Around 60 children from four local primary schools attended the event, which saw LCFC Community Trust launch...

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Privacy for children in the world of oversharing

6th March 2019

Three quarters of school children aged 10-12 have a social media account according to the report from the Children’s Commissioner. This is cause for concern as most social media platforms require a minimum age of 13 to sign up. The massive data breaches from the likes of Facebook and Google+ mean...

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1st March 2019

We think adventure is what childhood is all about Since 1957, over 8,000,000 children and parents have discovered what makes PGL the UK’s no.1 for children’s adventure and activity holidays. This year we hope you will too. With our exclusive special offer you can now take advantage...

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SIX PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN CROWNED WINNERS OF ‘CREATE A CHARACTER’ COMPETITON

1st March 2019

Six pupils across England and Wales have been rewarded for their winning entries in the ‘Create a Character’ competition with a class set of tickets to a match at this summer’s showpiece event. The ‘Create a Character’ competition was the second project within the ICC...

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