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  • 13 May 2014

    Make this a month for walking!

    If you keep meaning to get outdoors and get fit but can never seem to find the time, walking to work or school could be the answer. With road transport contributing to climate change, poor air quality, noise pollution and congested towns and cities, walking is one of the greenest choices you can make – good not just for you, but for the planet. There are 34 million vehicles on UK roads, 28 million of which are cars. If you drive to work, you’ll certainly have noticed just how many other people are doing it too, and almost all are travelling alone. […] more

  • 7 May 2014

    What to do in the garden in May

    May is often one of the most exciting months in the garden. Seeds sowed in early spring are really flourishing and often the combination of sunny days and rain showers causes an absolute abundance of greenery. Areas that looked barren are suddenly vibrant with life and seedlings shoot up - as do weeds. We once went away on holiday for two weeks in May and came back to a completely different garden: lush, gloriously green and completely overgrown! It’s a month for keeping an eye on the weeds too as they compete with seedlings for nutrients and moisture. […] more

  • 5 May 2014

    Five ways to bring history to life

    May is Local and Community History Month, an annual awareness month founded by The Historical Association. The aim is get people involved in their local history and participate in events taking place across the UK. Local history is often overlooked in favour of famous people and international events in history, but it is the experiences of ordinary locals that really bring history to life. What kind of food did people eat? What were schools like? What did people do for work? These are the kinds of questions kids can really engage with through discovering local and community history. […] more

  • 18 Apr 2014

    World Book Night

    Love books and want to share your passion for them? World Book Night, falling annually on 23rd April, is for you. But it’s not just book lovers that the Reading Agency, who organise World Book Night, hope to reach – it’s all those who, for whatever reason, rarely or never pick up a book. The Reading Agency believe that “everything changes when we read”, and they want everybody to have an equal chance to become a reader. On World Book Night, thousands of passionate book-loving volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities. […] more

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Five Fun and Easy Easter Crafts

    Easter always makes me think of crepe paper daffodils decorating the Easter bonnet I entered in to our school’s annual bonnet competition. How proud I was of those little yellow flowers! With nature bursting into life all around us at this time of year, there’s plenty to inspire craft activities and lots of materials to be gathered. Spring is naturally a time of creation too, when the Earth’s fertility translates as a general quest to make and create at home. Here are some fun Easter crafts to get stuck in to during the holidays, sure to keep you and your kids happily ensconced with paper, scissors and glue for hours… […] more

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