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Guide Dogs appeal for volunteers around Henley

17th May 2019

Guide Dogs appeal for volunteers around Henley There are around 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK. Guide Dogs supports people with a visual impairment to keep their independence. There are lots of different services on offer, ranging from our well-known guide dogs, through to children...

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crocodiles of the world

17th May 2019

Crocodiles of the world Seeing the amazing animals upfront with a Keeper experience really is something else! If you are looking for an unusual birthday gift for a loved one, Father’s Day is coming up, this one is guaranteed to be a favourite. Spend time with the keepers, meeting many animals...

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Sydenham Village Fayre returns for 2019

17th May 2019

Sydenham Village Fayre returns for 2019… Saturday 1st June – 12.30pm to 4pm  A fun family day out including live entertainment, children’s games, dog show, vintage cars, BBQ, tea room and stalls The annual event, co-ordinated and run entirely by villagers, last year it...

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Could you help children develop a life enhancing love of reading?

17th May 2019

ARCh is an award winning charity providing a unique service to primary school children in Oxfordshire. All it takes is one and a half hours twice a week during the school day as an ARCh volunteer, sharing books, games and conversation with individual children. Full training, resources, ongoing...

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Why is art so important for kids?

10th May 2019

There is an important link between taking artistic courses like visual art in middle school, and getting better grades – according to a March 2019 study by researchers at George Mason University. Art is a powerful way for children to connect with their inner world, but also to express...

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Spiky arrivals: Cotswold Wildlife Park welcomes tiny Porcupette twins

29th April 2019

The mating game is always an unknown entity in nature. Some animals bond immediately but others show absolutely no interest in a potential partner. When it comes to animal introductions at the Park, despite the best efforts from keepers to create the perfect environment, there are no guarantees. It’s...

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Get closer at Crocodiles of the World | Book a mini-experience today!

29th April 2019

At Crocodiles of the World we’re passionate about sharing our love of animals and getting you closer to the wild so that you can appreciate and learn about our amazing animals. That’s why we launched some mini-experiences that are approximately 20 minutes in duration but offer an unforgettable...

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How To Balance Work And Family Life

29th April 2019

Work related stress costs the UK 10.4 million working days per year. This has a direct impact on the balance between work and family life. It can be difficult to find time to enjoy the little things without the stresses of everyday life getting in the way. If you haven’t got...

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Young Climate Warriors

12th April 2019

Greta Thunberg age 16, Swedish climate activist. has created an opportunity to more actively engage with children about climate change at a collective level.   Have you been worrying about Climate Change? Have you been reading just too many articles in the press to be able to keep ignoring...

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First Official advice on children's social media and screen time use

12th April 2019

Based on available evidence, the UK Chief Medical Officers have published their first advice on screen and social media use in children and young people.  Technology can be a wonderful thing but too much time sitting down or using mobile devices can get in the way of important, healthy activities....

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Primary Times launches smoke alarm petition

12th April 2019

To celebrate 30 years of the publication, Primary Times has a birthday wish; for the government to create a new law to make it a legal requirement to have a working smoke alarm on every floor of every house where a child sleeps. According to government data, a third of all fires have no smoke detection...

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