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11/11/2019
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5 Playground Games for Encouraging Children to be Active

Children don’t have long break times, usually between 20-30 minutes. So how can they be encouraged to use this time to do something active? We’ve put together a list of traditional and engaging playground games, ideal for the schools and for helping children improve PE skills, make friends and be in the right mindset for learning afterwards! Donkey Donkey is a classic game with many different names. It can be played with a minimum of two people, though we’d recommend no more than 7.  In a circle of against a... Read More

summer sports 23/04/2019
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Summer Sports: Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and more!

The Summer term has begun and in the blink of an eye, Sports Day will be here! But before that day arrives, we still have many weeks of Summer sport to get involved in first. The next few months are ideal for encouraging children to get active outdoors with (hopefully) warmer weather on the horizon. Tennis Over the next few months the world of tennis springs to life with the French Open, The US Open and of course, Wimbledon all taking place. Within recent years (undoubtedly due to figures such... Read More

British Science Week 2019 blog image 27/02/2019
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British Science Week 2019

The theme for this year’s British Science Week, which takes place between the 8th and 17th March, is journeys. We’ve picked out a few different ways in which the theme can be tied to the national curriculum to help make your British Science Week 2019 activities fun and engaging… Journeys on Earth and Beyond The most obvious journeys are the ones that we do everyday; driving, flying or even walking. Whether it’s teaching children about travelling to different places on Earth or exploring space and beyond – physical journeys are a great... Read More

encourage children to write 25/04/2018
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How to Encourage Children to Write

Do your children grunt when it comes to writing? Are you struggling to engage them in the activity? Writing is an important tool of communication which we encounter in everyday life. It is vital for a child’s development and learning – so it is essential that you encourage children to get involved with writing from an early age, both in school and at home. The key to encouraging a child to write is to make it a fun and meaningful activity for them! Let them enjoy the physical experience of... Read More

british science week 2018 ideas activities 06/03/2018
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British Science Week Ideas & Activities

Engage children in the wondrous, wild and wacky world of science this British Science Week! The annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths is taking place from 9-18 March this year. 2018 sees the Year of Engineering and promotes the theme of Exploration and Discovery to encourage children to “think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives”. Spark scientific curiosity and let the little ones unleash their inner Einstein this British Science Week! Stuck for STEM activity ideas? There are many different ways that you can get... Read More

19/05/2016
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Get Involved With Walk To School Week 2016

This year, ‘Walk to School Week’ takes place between 16th and 20th May and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get outside and encourage children of all ages to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Operated by the charity Living Streets, the aim of the campaign is to motivate children to develop their sense of road safety so that as they get older, they feel confident walking around safely on their own. Last year’s campaign proved extremely successful with an estimated one million children from over 4,000 schools participating in the event.... Read More

29/02/2016
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World Book Day – Ideas and Activities

When is World Book Day? This March, the annual World Book Day will be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a day to celebrate authors, illustrators, books and of course, the pleasure of reading! The event is so popular, that UNESCO has designated World Book Day as a worldwide celebration which is marked in over 100 different countries. On the day, children of all ages will get together to participate in events where they can talk about their favourite books, hear from others about the stories they enjoy, and... Read More

25/01/2016
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National Storytelling Week and How You Can Celebrate

30th January 2016 sees the start of National Storytelling Week, an annual festival that aims to bring people together to celebrate the tradition and magic of a great story. The event is now in its 135th year but since 2000, it has been promoted by the Society for Storytelling, a charity whose mission is to encourage “the oral tradition of storytelling”. During the weeklong festival (30th January to 6th February 2016), events will take place in theatres, schools, museums, hospitals, nurseries… in fact anywhere that people can get together to... Read More