children

25 Jul 2016
Get set for some alfresco family fun at Ludlow Food Centre, thanks to the opening of a brand new children's play area and picnic space.  The award-winning food and drink destination can now be happily added to the list of child-friendly places to visit now that schools have broken up for their long summer holiday. An official opening ceremony will take place on Wednesday 3rd August, which...
07 Mar 2016
The Hive, an arts charity and venue in Shrewsbury working with young people and children across the county, has been working in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant and others since February 2015 to bring more than 80 inspirational music workshops for toddlers, children, young people and their families in the Connect-Create music project. On Tuesday March 1st, the final performance of the...
Bookfest Chair, Sophie Peach, Flora Blackman, Bella Christopher with Danielle Goffe -Wood of Galliers
02 Mar 2016
Galliers Homes, one of the best-known names in the Shropshire house building sector, has stepped forward to take the position of Headline Sponsor of Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literary festival.  Danielle Goffe-Wood, Marketing Manager at Galliers Homes, which is based in Shrewsbury and has several housing developments around the county, says, “As a company Galliers is very proud of...
25 Feb 2016
Lab coats and Les Miserables will be the order of the day when one of Shropshire’s leading independent schools hosts free workshops for potential pupils in March. Adcote School has organised activities including a science masterclass and a drama workshop with West End performers and directors as part of an open week. The first event will see the school at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, open its...
11 Jan 2016
Young footballers are being given the chance to play in front of scouts from one of the world’s biggest clubs thanks to a new partnership with a Shropshire coaching company. Ball Sports Community Coaching has teamed up with Manchester City to deliver football sessions for the Premier League giants. The first sessions will take the form of open development trials at The Marches School, Oswestry,...
21 Dec 2015
A charity in Shropshire which helps get children reading is looking to double the number of youngsters it supports during 2016. Beanstalk recruits and trains people to help children who are struggling with their reading in schools across Shropshire - and the charity is undertaking a major recruitment drive. As well as reading, volunteers play educational games and help children improve their...
14 Dec 2015
Work to revamp the existing play area in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park is now underway. Contractors have fenced off the infant section of the playground and have begun to remove equipment ready for the £375,000 overhaul.  Much of the equipment will be retained, refurbished and recycled for use in other Town Council playgrounds. Work is currently restricted to the infant play area, with the main part...
30 Jul 2015
Parents looking for some energetic entertainment for their children during the summer holidays will have to act quickly to book on some record-breaking sports camps. Ball Sports Community Coaching is running sessions at Oswestry School and Market Drayton Cricket Club throughout the school holidays - and managers say they have had a huge amount of interest from parents. A report published by the...
17 Jul 2015
Staff at a Shrewsbury furniture store will be offering children the chance to celebrate the school holidays in style with a free party including a magician, a mini zoo and a treasure hunt. The free family event is being held at Alan Ward in Harlescott on Friday July 31 to mark the second anniversary of the opening of the cookshop and homewares department. Entertainment, including Scott Adams from...
Dennis the Menace
28 Mar 2015
According to research published by the Institute of Education in February 2014 (Research Briefing No. 106), children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers who do not. "Reading for fun improves not only literacy but maths attainment too...From a policy perspective, this strongly supports the need to support and encourage children's reading in their...
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