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Meet the artists who lead our coffee mornings

We’re concluding our collage-making saga this week with another Startford Arts Social: At Home video for you, plus we caught up with our regular visual arts workshop leaders Sly Shillingford and Tash Mok to see how they’re doing during lockdown. ¬ FIND OUT MORE:


Run a Beep Beep! Day at home

Download our free resources We understand that the current pandemic is effecting the way many of you are currently teaching, and your ability to take part in various activities. That’s why we’ve introduced some Beep Beep! Day at home days on: Wednesday 29 July Wednesday 26 August Wednesday 30 September You can either sign up and take part in your setting, or encourage parents
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Cooking with your child

Activity Pack from Cherry Outreach Service Cherry Outreach Service have made this activity pack for us to share with parents of SEN children still at home, or to offer ideas for SEN children in school.  This first offer has a Cooking theme. They are planning to do a pack like this weekly for the time being. Feedback welcome! If you click the link below,
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Jamboree: The Sensory Sessions

Oily Cart are very excited to share these interactive, creative sessions inspired by the sensory moments in our show Jamboree. There are 3 sessions, which can be enjoyed individually or all together. Jamboree: The Sensory Sessions was made in collaboration with families during lockdown, and is designed to be explored from home and other settings.


Thank you Oxley Group!

On behalf of our staff I would like to thank Oxley Group for its generosity in donating 60 visors to our school. The company based in Ulverston, Cumbria usually manufactures high specification lighting and components for leading aerospace and defence customers around the world. Following a request for support from their local NHS team, they designed a protection visor and created an assembly line
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Dads are doing more childcare than ever, under lockdown

How can we preserve this opportunity? The COVID-19 lockdown has led to a dramatic 58 per cent increase in unpaid childcare undertaken by men, according to data gathered by the Government’s Office for National Statistics. ¬ FIND OUT MORE HERE


Stripes for 6

A fun road safety challenge for children and families Complete 6 challenges in 6 days and make a £6 donation for the 6 kids that are killed or seriously injured every day on roads. Take part at any time, at home or in school. Why is it important? On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day. At Brake we believe that every child has the right to
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Get WILD with the Wildlife Trust!

This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus
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Fantastic Reading Opportunities!

Here are some amazing stories for parents and carers homeschooling your child: 18 STORY BOOK VIDEOS – start under 5s on their reading journey with our video books of classics including Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man and our latest Tales from Acorn Wood, FREE AUDIOBOOKS FOR ALL AGES – listen to books by Abi Elphinstone, Ben Miller, and Marcus Sedgewick, now available to enjoy all summer, VIDEO CLASSES FROM 30 OF YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS –
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Are maternity services doing enough to include fathers?

Dads Vs COVID-19 Welcome to the latest edition of Fatherhood. To read the full edition, please click on the link below. TO READ THIS EDITION, CLICK HERE.