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Children in England to be taught CPR

Children in England to be taught CPR

News today has revealed that all secondary school pupils will learn first aid and how to use a defibrillator from 2020. Government plans state that basic lifesaving skills and health education will be provided in every secondary school meaning that all pupils will be taught how to administer CPR, the use and purpose of a… Read More…

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

UK 10 year olds have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

In a new report launched in the past week it has been revealed that children have consumed the amount of sugar an 18 year old would have had in a lifetime by their 10th birthdays. The figures released by public health England come at the new Change4Life campaign launch which aims to help reduce sugar… Read More…

HEDGEHOG’S RECYCLING NIGHTMARE!

HEDGEHOG’S RECYCLING NIGHTMARE!

Recycling is a good thing to do, but for one little hedgehog it resulted in a near death experience! Tania of Hopton Castle, South Shropshire was checking her recycling box before putting it out for collection the following day.  To her amazement she found a tiny hedgehog trapped in an empty cat food tin. She… Read More…

Make the world better with a sweater!

Make the world better with a sweater!

On December 14th make sure to wear your ugliest Christmas jumper to school or work for Christmas Jumper Day! In case you don’t know – Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event that helps raise money for Save the Children. It’s basically a celebration of ugly Christmas themed jumpers, while also helping fundraise for a… Read More…

Why not try out some eco-friendly wrapping paper

Why not try out some eco-friendly wrapping paper

It was estimated that we threw out 108 million rolls of wrapping paper last year. That is a lot of rubbish, but even the most well intentioned of us, who chuck the wrapping into the recycling might not realise that not all of it is recyclable, especially if it has foil or glitter or leftover… Read More…

Festive Family Fun – 10 Ways to Play this Christmas

Festive Family Fun – 10 Ways to Play this Christmas

Article supplied by Claire Russell, Early Years Specialist and founder of playHOORAY! Oh what a wonderful time of year!  The countdown to Christmas has officially begun!  We can now look forward to lots of festive family fun from winter walks followed by hot chocolate, carol singing under glittering lights and an abundance of sparkly sweaters. Why not… Read More…

A guide to keeping your decorations safe from your cat

A guide to keeping your decorations safe from your cat

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you have a cat, you will find your Christmas decorations in various states whenever you leave them unattended. If you have cats you might have a few concerns about putting up your decorations, will they pull down the tree? Will they try to eat pines and get… Read More…

Foodbanks are busier than ever

Foodbanks are busier than ever

According to the Trussell Trust which runs over 400 foodbanks across the UK, December is set to be the busiest month of the year for foodbanks. Last December, the group and other charity-led foodbanks, donated almost 200,000 tree day emergency packs of food to families. If you can afford to buy a few extra bits… Read More…

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

NHS figures show more boys are being treated for eating disorders

According to NHS digital, the number of boys being treated for eating disorders is at an all-time high. Although there are still more girls than boys being treated for eating disorders, the number of boys aged 5-19 being treated had doubled in 2018. The data is part of a large scale NHS review of mental… Read More…

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