News - May 2022

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The Platinum Jubilee: what’s it all about?

24th May 2022

Many children will be excited about the royal celebrations, but not quite sure of their significance. Here, the positively regal Abby Milnes of education resource experts PlanBee sets out the facts In June, the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking an incredible 70 years on the British...

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YES! You Can Have It All

24th May 2022

Diana was scared she'd miss out on her kids growing up. And she wanted to give her kids the best start in life. But how? What kind of job can give you the luxury of a full-time income, working from home, with part-time hours around two little ones? A friend she met at anti natal class asked her...

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Ballet for primary schools from The Royal Ballet School

24th May 2022

Having access to ballet education can enrich the lives of young people in so many ways. In a ballet class, children develop physical skills like strength, coordination, balance and agility. When ballet is taught creatively, children learn through movement, develop their creative and critical thinking,...

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Sign up for the UK's biggest nature challenge!

18th May 2022

30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts' annual challenge where we ask everyone to do one wild thing a day throughout the month of June. Can you and your family take the 30 Days Wild 2022 challenge? All you need to do is one ‘wild’ thing every day for a month - whether it’s...

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Bring holiday stories to life, with the PLAYMOBIL Aqua Park Range

18th May 2022

It’s the season for open-air swimming and water parks! The new Tropical Aqua Park from PLAYMOBIL is a real paradise for everyone who loves the water. Inspiring swimmers both young and old, the new play theme features numerous slides, games to play in the water, and even more highlights. Grab the...

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Staffordshire County Show 2022

11th May 2022

The Staffordshire County Show will be held on our traditional dates of Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June. This year’s Show will be held during Jubilee Week. In order to mark this special event and to honour those organisations that supported the County during the Pandemic there will be a...

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If you are feeling anxious you are not alone!

11th May 2022

At the Parenting with Anxiety Project at the University of Sussex, we are focused on finding ways to help parents and children navigate the world with confidence. If you feel anxious you may find yourself feeling worried about your children. Our research shows that with the right support parents can...

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The importance of sports for children

10th May 2022

According to the NHS, children should aim to be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day, with 30 minutes of this being outside of school times. Regular exercise is crucial for primary school children to not only improve and maintain their physical health, but also for their mental and social...

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20 Things to do during May half term

9th May 2022

Summer is nearly upon us! The gloriously long, sunny days ahead mean heaps more time to have fun and get active. Primary Times takes a look at things to do during May half term. 1. Do a pond study  Get down to the local pond and see what bugs and beasts you can spot! 2. Pick a language  Learn...

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Cressida Cowell's Life-changing Libraries campaign

8th May 2022

Primary Times chats with Cressida Cowell, bestselling author of How To Train Your Dragon, about her Life-changing Libraries campaign and the effect it has had on children so far. Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2019-2022 and bestselling author, launched the Life-changing...

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Quietly and firmly on setting boundaries by Danyah Miller

4th May 2022

When I was growing up my parents set clear, unshakable boundaries which they maintained even as I became a teenager. I knew I couldn’t step over the line and their rules and expectations were so resolute that I struggled to find my freedom and my own voice. My relationship with my mum was, at best,...

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New musical adaptation of children’s book ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ Touring this Platinum Jubilee year

3rd May 2022

You are invited to this royal romp of a musical celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. TaleGate Theatre Productions are working with Bafta1 winning author, Nicholas Allan, on a new musical adaptation of his best selling book ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ (Copyright, 1993)...

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