News - May 2024

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Team GB Olympian Abi Burton visits Girls Inspire Day at Graystone Action Sports in Greater Manchester

24th May 2024

Team GB Olympic athlete Abi Burton was the star guest at Girls Inspire Day, which took place place in Greater Manchester yesterday. The inspiring event aimed to motivate and empower 80 young girls from 20 schools across Greater Manchester to embrace sports and physical activities. Girls Inspire...

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Bring the kids to Uttoxeter Racecourse for Dino Family Fun Raceday on Sunday 26th May!

9th May 2024

There’s no better way to kickstart the school holiday than with a fun day out at the races! Watch out for the giant T Rex, a Triceratops, Raptor, and baby dinosaurs roaming around the racecourse. As well as the live horse racing, there's plenty of entertainment to keep the kids busy. Enjoy...

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History, memory, and remembrance with Sir Michael Morpurgo

9th May 2024

Primary Times shares powerful and poignant words from Sir Michael, ahead of his new story ‘Finding Alfie’, a stunning commemoration to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings Sir Michael Morpurgo says: “Who’ll sing the anthem? Who will tell the story?’...

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100,000 nature activities completed by primary school children

8th May 2024

Through Generation Wild, a project spearheaded by WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife, 100,000 nature activities have been completed by children who traditionally have fewer opportunities to make meaningful connections with nature. Over 35,000 children across the country have heard the magical...

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Unlocking potential with outdoor learning

5th May 2024

Primary Times takes a closer look at learning in the great outdoors, as Outdoor Classroom Day takes place on the 23rd May. With the rise of technology and screen time for children, now might seem like the perfect time to explore more about the importance of outdoor learning. What is outdoor learning? An...

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Get out for the Count!

4th May 2024

Leading wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, has revealed the dates of this year’s highly anticipated Big Butterfly Count, which will take place from 12 July - 4 August. The annual citizen science programme attracts tens of thousands of people out into their garden, local green space or...

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Record breaking numbers of people expected to help baby birds this season

3rd May 2024

The RSPCA is ready for a record-breaking number of animal lovers seeking guidance on how they can help when they find a baby bird outside their nest - with clicks to the charity’s website set to surge. As the peak ‘baby bird’ season of May and June approaches, new RSPCA data reveals...

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Blue Cross advice on supporting children through pet loss

2nd May 2024

Pet Charity Blue Cross is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Pet Loss Support Service this year, which offers a helpline and advice to people experiencing pet loss, and as part of this the charity is offering advice to parents on how to support their children through such circumstances. Often,...

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Sparking story ideas and superpowers with Sir Lenny Henry

2nd May 2024

Primary Times speaks to actor, author, presenter and comedy legend Sir Lenny Henry about creating magical worlds, characters with wings and writing for children As one of Britain’s best-known comedians and a strong advocate for diversity, representation, and charitable causes, Sir Lenny Henry...

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How Kids Can Make a Splash in Environmental Conservation with The SuperQuesters

1st May 2024

Dr Dot (STEM Scotland Ltd) has teamed up with QuestFriendz and the SuperQuesters to offer some top tips to help clean up our rivers. The SuperQuesters in their latest book, The Case of the Angry Sea are searching to find ways to clean up their local river. Dr Dot looks at what is happening to our oceans...

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Healthy meal ideas for foodie families

1st May 2024

Primary Times is here to help with some tasty family dinner ideas, themed around Healthy Eating Week in June… Running from the 10th – 14th June, Healthy Eating Week celebrates the importance of healthy living through healthy eating. Created by the British Nutrition Foundation, it also...

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