A challenge to read a book a week over the summer holidays was the task ahead of Burnley schoolchildren. The scheme was aimed at encouraging children to read and use their library and it certainly worked a treat.The children had to write a review of the books they had read and they were presented with certificates of achievement for their efforts when they returned to school.The children who completed the challenge are: Eloise Dutton, Eden Slater, Lola-Boe Robinson, Amy Grimshaw-Lord, James Slater, Lewis Morris, Sasha Waterworth, Zahra Hajazi, Tia Lunt, Lila Ashworth, Jack Boothman, Jessica McDonald, Jonathon Rides, Kayla Cadwick, Ruby McDonald, Ruby Marsden, Summer Howorth, Cody Slater, Rosario Enea, Evie Ellis and Leon Whittaker. … [Read more...] about Burnley pupils happy to turn over a new leaf during summer holiday reading challenge
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0 Post a comment Thursday, 6 September 2018 - Charity The end of the school summer holidays and the start of the autumn term sees the return to ’normality’ for many families, with routines and activities structured around the school day. A family’s pets are affected, too. They will have become used to constant companionship, unlimited attention and extended playtimes.Such things come to an abrupt end this week to be replaced with the early morning scramble to get to school and work, and long periods of solitude.While cats and rabbits may be affected, this time of year can be particularly stressful for dogs.Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety, and you will need to seek advice from your vet or a dog trainer if the problem persists.There are some things you can do to help your dog cope, though, such as:â€¢When departing and returning, do so without any fuss - stay calm and relaxed, and refrain from hugging and petting your dog.By consistently … [Read more...] about ManxSPCA column: How the end of the summer holidays can affect your pets
Almost 1,500 hungry children a week are being fed by a foodbank charity during the summer holidays. FareShare Greater Manchester say this summer’s figures reveal a 52 percent increase on 2017. The group, which is part of the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, has launched ActiveAte - a holiday hunger campaign to raise awareness of children at risk of food poverty in the region this summer. “For parents of children who normally receive free school meals, the summer can be a difficult time to make ends meet with the strain of added food costs, activities and childcare, meaning many families can struggle to provide food,” says development manager Miranda Kaunang. “ActiveAte is our campaign to address this issue, and this year’s figures across Greater Manchester, particularly in comparison to 2017, demonstrate the glaring need for food provision in our communities. “With the support of our food partners, we’re grateful to be able to … [Read more...] about There are 1,500 hungry children a week being fed by a foodbank charity during the summer holidays
PUBLISHED: 19:12 22 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:13 22 August 2018 David Clayton Watching your offspring's offspring grow up is a joy of being a grandparent, says David Clayton. But he isn't half glad when they're back with their parents Kuzmichstudio Are you one of the many grandparents across the county called into action over the summer holidays to look after your children’s children? I saw a cartoon in a magazine recently which showed a man slumped in an armchair surrounded by utter chaos just as his wife returns and screams, “Oh my God, we’ve been burgled!” “No,” the husband says wearily, “The grandchildren have just left!” As the summer holidays come to an end, many of Norfolk’s grandparents will be heaving a sigh of relief as the dear little things head back to school and they can, for a while, dispense with the mixed emotions of hosting your offspring’s offspring. Those heroic nannas and grandads, who’ve … [Read more...] about David Clayton: Caring for grandchildren is certainly no summer holiday!
This is the point in the summer holidays when parents around the country start wondering why, precisely, we had been looking forward with such longing to all of that intensive time with the children. However happy your family, the uninterrupted time together can be a bit overwhelming. You may find that you’re craving some adult-only time; a holiday from your holiday. My husband and I are on a train, heading for a reunion with our two children, ages seven and five, after we spent the week working and they spent the week fishing, boogie-boarding and gardening with my parents in the countryside. I have missed the children far more than anticipated; I have achieved new levels of post-child efficiency... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about What is the right age to ditch the kids for an adult-only summer holiday?