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Easter activities in Dorset

15th March 2017
  Gardens, parks, attractions and even houses will be scattered with Easter eggs this April as eagle-eyed youngsters go on the hunt for these oval shaped objects, and hope for a surprise and... [read more]
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Marine Conservation Society urges public to back local bans as balloon litter on beaches rises by over 50%

23rd March 2017
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is asking the public to pledge their support for a ban on balloon releases in their local area after volunteers found an increase of over 50% in the amount of balloon... [read more]
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Easter Egg Hunts in Dorset

20th March 2017
  The Easter Bunny has been incredibly busy this spring and has popped up all over the area with his basket full of goodies.   Yet, he is rather clumsy and keeps dropping his eggs,... [read more]
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Mother's Day in Dorset

20th March 2017
Without question, they’re irreplaceable. How do you define their love and support? In a word, priceless. Who else would tolerate sleepless nights when you were a baby? Who else would remain... [read more]
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Voting opens for ‘Paw-fect’ pet photos in RSPCA’s People's Choice Award

20th March 2017
The special category features photographs from the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards and all the entrants are 18 years old and under. Now animal lovers are being given the chance to vote for... [read more]
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Tuition for children in Dorset

16th March 2017
The level of education our children receive at primary school is normally first class, yet there are always tricks and tips that will help enhance a child’s learning ability and gain a better understanding... [read more]
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News in Dorset

15th March 2017
New Library Opening for Kingsleigh Primary School World Book Day was celebrated in style this year at Kingsleigh Primary School in Bournemouth, as it coincided with the opening of their revamped school... [read more]
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STEVEN GERRARD TO CAMEO IN SECOND SERIES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CBBC KIDS TV DRAMA ‘JAMIE JOHNSON’

15th March 2017
Critically acclaimed kids football drama Jamie Johnson, commended as ‘Grange Hill and Jossy’s Giants for a new generation’ by BBC Radio 5 live’s Afternoon Edition TV Club, returns... [read more]
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24,000 primary schools across the UK are being invited to ask their pupils: ‘How does a banana get to your lunchbox?’

14th March 2017
The question forms part of an educational campaign run by the charity Seafarers UK in partnership with Fyffes. It will encourage children to think about the maritime world and how 95% of UK imports come... [read more]
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CARING FOR SCHOOL UNIFORMS // TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE THEM LAST

14th March 2017
By Jacqui Paterson. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the girls can ruin their school uniforms, or how much it adds up when you’re constantly having to replace items. Which... [read more]
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Family Holidays in and around Dorset

13th March 2017
    Families living in the South West are ideally located to take a mini-break, or longer holiday, to a choice of unique and often stunning destinations, within an approximate 2-hour drive... [read more]
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Sir David Attenborough narrates new series for CBeebies Storytime app

10th March 2017
A new interactive series of animated stories narrated by Sir David Attenborough and inspired by his real-life adventures making natural history documentaries for the BBC launches on the CBeebies Storytime... [read more]
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Daddy Pig announced as BookTrust Ambassador

9th March 2017
BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity today reveals Peppa Pig’s Daddy Pig as their latest high profile Ambassador. The announcement was made together with the global... [read more]
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Is this the most eco-friendly family in Britain?

8th March 2017
A green campaigning family from Coneyhurst, West Sussex has been labelled as ‘the most eco-friendly family in the UK’ after being recognised for their inspirational work protecting the planet,... [read more]
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Tickets go on sale Friday 3rd March for DREAMWORKS ANIMATION IN CONCERT

7th March 2017
A live music experience, featuring iconic movie moments from DreamWorks Animation’s hit films including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and many more. Universal Brand Development... [read more]
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Eye spy the first signs of spring

3rd March 2017
We all know that fresh air is important and associated with so many health benefits; from helping provide a daily dosage of vitamin D, which helps assist in bone strength, to the exercise of playing outdoors... [read more]
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The importance of sleep for emotional wellbeing

1st March 2017
By Emma Kenny Eating right and getting plenty of exercise are great ways to stay healthy, but it’s important not to neglect your emotional health and wellbeing. Sleep actually plays a vital... [read more]
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Get out, get wild and uncover the nature on your doorstep this Easter

1st March 2017
The RSPB is challenging families to get out and get wild in nature this Easter and be in with a chance of winning a bumper pack of prizes worth £500 as it launches its new and exciting Wild Challenge. With... [read more]
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The #GiftABundle campaign calls on parents to pass on outgrown baby clothes to local families

28th February 2017
New research released today by Mothercare and Hubbub reveals that the nations’ mums and dads are hanging on to huge amounts of baby clothing, long after their little ones have all grown up - the... [read more]
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School pupils draw their way to £100,000 energy makeover success

28th February 2017
The winner and two runners up of British Gas’ Generation Green competition have been announced, winning £100,000 worth of energy makeovers for their schools. Tansie Davies, age 9, from Burnham... [read more]
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Q&A with children's author Abi Elphinstone

27th February 2017
When she’s not writing about Moll and Gryff’s latest adventures, children’s book author Abi Elphinstone can probably be found travelling the world looking for her next story, working... [read more]
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Childrens' Parties in Dorset

25th February 2017
A birthday is a momentous time in a child’s year. After all it’s the day when they are likely to be showered with gifts, attention, cards and a pile of treats. Unlike Christmas, a... [read more]
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1.2 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE GET SET TO EAT FRESH AS ALDI ANNOUNCES FOUR YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH TEAM GB’S BROWNLEE BROTHERS

2nd February 2017
Olympic athletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have joined forces with Aldi to pledge their support for Get Set to Eat Fresh, an ambitious educational programme aiming to improve the eating habits of 1.2... [read more]
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Can we learn to love our greens? UK primary school children may have found the answer

2nd February 2017
As part of BBC Learning's Terrific Scientific campaign, young scientists have been eating kale every day in an effort to prove that there may be a reason as to why some people don't enjoy their... [read more]
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Since 1957, over 8,000,000 children and parents have discovered what makes PGL, the UK’s no.1 for children’s 'summer camp' activity breaks

1st February 2017
Our all-inclusive residential holidays offer children bags of fun activities, new friends and freedom to express themselves but in a safe, supportive environment with first class care. So much more... [read more]
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