A theatre company has put together a series of plays tackling the sensitive subject of children and divorce. The plays were written by Susie Stead during workshops with pupils from several schools in the Oxfordshire area. Several pupils from Wood Farm, Windmill primary St Andrew’s and Bayards Hill will be taking part in the plays as part of the Walking on Eggshells project, which is run by the WhatMatters theatre group and Oxfordshire Family Mediation. Some of the pupils involved in the project have (more…)
We’ve just launched two DVD competitions for two of the best loved children’s characters. Both DVDs were released this month and feature new adventures for Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam.
You can enter our Fireman Sam competition here, where Fireman Sam is quite literally ‘Ready for Action’. This DVD, featuring a new CG animated adventure from the Welsh Fireman, was released on March 14th. We have 3 copies of Fireman Sam to give away.
For little girls we have the latest adventures from Angelina Ballerina and her time at the Camembert Academy. Again this adventure uses the latest CG technology and was released on DVD on March 21st. You can be in with a chance of winning a copy of Angelina Ballerina here – we have 3 copies to give away.
We’ll also be featuring more competitions over the coming weeks and months, so you can keep an eye on our competitions page for that.
Georgia Davis has been featured in the news for all the wrong reasons. Initially, the teen made headlines when she hit 33st aged just 15. Nine months later, after attending a Wellspring weight loss camp in the United States of America, Georgia returned home having lost a whopping 15st. However, on her return home Georgia was (more…)
Pupils from Strandtown Primary school in Belfast are taking part in a Skip2bfit workshop, in a bid to combat the rising levels of overweight children. The workshops are funded by the Public Health Agency to help children to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. Skipping used to be a popular game among children, but in recent years the game has dwindled with less children than ever playing outdoors, taking part in games such as skipping.
The Skip2bfit workshops are already enjoying success in the United Kingdom, and have (more…)
Katie Price has filed for divorce from husband number two, Alex Reid. The couple lasted only 11 months, after tying the knot in February 2010. Katie, aka Jordan, has three children who are almost as famous as their mum after being thrust into the limelight on her television reality show. Peter Andre is the father of Junior and Princess, while footballer Dwight Yorke is the father of Harvey. As Katie files for her second divorce, she introduces her children to a new man in her life, Leandro Penna.
Divorce has been shown to have a huge impact on children, causing insecurity, (more…)
An 11 year old boy and a girl, aged 12, help each other to change their damaging eating habits as part of a new television show ‘Supersize vs. Superskinny Kids’ to be shown on Channel 4. Declan is 5 ft 2in, and weighed in at 11st 6lb. Caitlin is 5ft 3in and barely weighed 6st. While Declan was eating in excess of (more…)
Just as the government are tackling the rising problem of overweight children and child obesity, experts warn that eating disorders may start in children as young as eight years old. An expert in behaviour and qualified teacher Nicky Hutchinson, has co-written a book entitled Body Image in the Primary School, which is designed to support parents and teachers who want to help children to (more…)
Children who are overweight or obese carry extra body fat, which can cause problems for their health, both emotionally and physically. Health problems such as type 2 diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and gallstones would usually be seen in adults, especially if (more…)
Ayiesha Emms, aged 16, is fronting a campaign to use plain packaging for cigarettes and remove displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products from shelves. The campaign Smokefree, is part of the North West’s young people’s action group, which is run by kids aged from 14 to 18. The government will also launch (more…)
The government have enlisted the help of the stars of a child’s television series, Lazy Town, to help in the battle against rising obesity levels of young children. The programme is aimed at children aged between four and seven years old, and aims to make a healthy lifestyle seem like great fun.
The main character is Sportacus, played by Magnus Scheving, an action hero who persuades the children of Lazy Town to take part in outdoor activities rather than (more…)