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At home activities for World First Aid Day 2021

It’s World First Aid Day on 11th September. The purpose of this day is to highlight the importance of first aid training for people of all ages to prevent injuries and save lives. Here we share some simple life-saving activities you can do with your child at home so they stay calm and take the […]

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Celebrating National Coding Week: Ada Lovelace and women who shook the world

National Coding Week is the week beginning 13th September. Many of us think of computer programming as a male dominated arena, but did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman?  Ada Lovelace invented the first computer code 100 years before computers were even invented! Here we review our favourite books about influential […]

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10 equipment free outdoor games for summer family fun

This list of equipment free outdoor games is intended as an ideas prompt to help you over the long summer break. None of these games are new and some might bring back childhood memories. Going outside to play games boosts our energy levels and gets children away from screens. It’s brilliant for children’s social skills […]

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Summer learning at home with Brer Rabbit and friends!

Did you know that the stories of Brer Rabbit are part of the traditions of African people who were forced into slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries? These people worked on plantations in the southern United States and brought their stories with them. As time went on, they adapted the stories to include the […]

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Top 10 ‘Secret’ walks in and around Ely

Are you looking for quiet walks in and around Ely? Do you need free things to do in Cambridgeshire in the school holidays? With everybody holidaying at home this year everywhere is bound to get busy. To help you stay away from the crowds, we share some of our favourite, lesser-known walks close to home. […]

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End-of-term teacher gift ideas for classes clubbing together

It’s almost the end of the school year and time for children to say goodbye to their teacher and teaching assistants. Some classes decide to club together to buy a gift for the teacher and teaching assistants to thank them for their hard work and to show them they’re appreciated. Has your class decided to […]

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Children’s picture books for Pride Month 2021

Pride Month, which takes place each June, is about people being proud of who they are no matter who they love. Picture books are a great way to raise young children’s awareness of different types of families which sews the seeds for tolerance, understanding and kindness. The picture books we have chosen here celebrate diversity […]

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Why hire an A Level or GCSE science tutor?

If you are concerned that your child is struggling with their exam course you may be considering whether to hire an A level or GCSE science tutor. With large class sizes and stretched resources many children fall through the gaps at school and lockdowns have exacerbated difficulties. With complex science subjects falling behind can be […]

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How to start preparing your child for secondary school

Starting secondary school can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking time for a child. They might be leaving a small, cheerfully decorated primary school to go to a large, intimidating secondary school with a maze of grey buildings. The good news is that most children settle into their new school life happily. Here we share […]

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National Space Day: 6 best space books for children

National Space Day is on 7th May. The day aims to encourage everybody – adults and children alike – to find out more about space and space exploration. Most of us are fascinated by the night sky and what lies beyond our planet. Fascination with space has recently been fuelled by Perseverance rover landing on […]

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