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  • 5 Apr 2016

    Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish

    This May Half Term Seven Stories will prepare to wave goodbye to Painting with Rainbows – A Michael Foreman Exhibition. Help them to tackle All That Rubbish with junk modelling and upcycling galore as the museum transforms old junk into a fearsome creation. Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes are invited to stomp down to the Ouseburn as we think about the natural world with the help of Michael Foreman’s classic picture book Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish. […] more

  • 24 Mar 2016

    Come and join us on Instagram

    We're excited to launch our brand new Instagram account! So excited that we are giving away subscriptions for one reader and a friend to receive a year's worth of fab magazines delivered direct to their door. Come on over and check out our gorgeous spring pictures! […] more

  • 11 Mar 2016

    Why Schools Don’t Educate

    We live in a time of great school crisis. Our school crisis is a reflection of a greater social crisis. We seem to have lost our identity. Children and old people are penned up and locked away from the business of the world to a degree without precedent - nobody talks to them anymore and without children and old people mixing in daily life a community has no future and no past, only a continuous present. In fact, the name "community" hardly applies to the way we interact with each other. We live in networks, not communities, and everyone I know is lonely because of that. In some strange way school is a major actor in this tragedy just as it is a major actor in the widening guilt among social classes. Using school as a sorting mechanism we appear to be on the way to creating a caste system, complete with untouchables who wander through subway trains begging and sleep on the streets. John Taylor Gatto accepts his Teacher of the Year award with this inspirational speech about the failures in our education system […] more

  • 16 Nov 2015

    Celebrate tree week

    So you're a green parent and want to preserve the environment for generations to come? National Tree Week, running from 23rd November to 1st December, is the perfect chance to express your love of nature and children by planting trees. Each year, the Tree Council invites people to get involved with the UK's biggest tree-planting event, launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Schools, community groups, volunteer organisation and local authorities all get involved in National Tree Week, and there are plenty of events to attend. […] more

  • 10 Nov 2015


    Brainboost is an educational subscription box for 2-12 year old children. Every box contains five games, one project, one book, and all the resources needed to play. The games target the five core skills for academic and social success, namely; Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity, Intellectual and Physical skills. Our aim is to bring the fun back into learning. We offer three boxes tailored to children's changing developmental needs; Preschool for 2-4 year olds, Early School for 5-8 year olds, and School for 9-12 year olds. […] more

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