All posts tagged: kids

Fire Tech Easter Camps for Kids

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Education news: Adventures in the Great Outdoors

Richard Alldrick, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator at Alleyn’s, tells us how to help our children get the benefits of being outdoors. Having seen countless children through their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards over the last 20 years, Richard is a keen advocate of the scheme. Apart from its focus on volunteering and skills, it also gets young people into the great outdoors, which is especially valuable and healthy for our London-based children. We all know that getting active and being outside is good for our physical and mental health and many parents are keen to reduce screen time and encourage socialising – away from social media. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is run by many schools and youth groups but there are plenty of other ways to get your child active outdoors – and the great news is that many of them are low-cost orfree. Get them while they are young Young children generally gravitate to all things natural. You can nurture this innate interest from a young age, with …

Bach to Baby concert series to celebrate 200th birthday of ‘tech savvy’ Queen Victoria

Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich . Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls. As well as being an iconic British monarch, political powerhouse, accomplished musician and mum of nine, Victoria was a trailblazer, culture vulture and early tech adopter. Photography was invented just after Victoria came to the throne and immediately she harnessed its power to create a global public image and document ordinary family life – you could say Victoria was the original Insta-star/mum! Bach to Baby founder and pianist, Miaomiao Yu said: “I think Victoria would have been right at home with the Bach to Baby audience – our tech savvy, culture vulture mums and dads appreciate the finer things in life! During Victoria …

Girls – Athenlay Football Club needs you!

Attention all girls in years 3,4,5,6 & 7 who would like to play football as part of the 3Kicks football development program for girls. The 3kicks program is a new initiative aimed at supporting Athenlay Football Club and Southwark Council’s strategy for increasing physical activity and sports at the Homestall Road Sports Ground. The girls football program is for girls aged 7-11 (school years 3-7) and runs all year round in parallel with the school terms.  The program is designed to progress their football development and enhance the technical ability for players of all standards including more experienced players. Tuesday – Year Group 6 & 7 (girls aged 10-11) 4.15pm-5.15pm Thursday – Year Group 3,4 & 5 (girls aged 7-9) 4.15pm-5.15pm Venue: Homestall Road Sports Ground, London SE22 0RS. For full details of the program and to get your booking form, please e-mail the Program Coordinator Lee Evans on info@hssleisure.co.uk “It is amazing, the coaches give you advice and help to get better at football. They help us a lot and each week we improve. To …

MAMA.codes half-term coding courses

Calling all children in Dulwich and Herne Hill! We need creative thinkers, problem solvers and inquisitive minds to become coders of the future! Who knew you could code a nursery rhyme? Well, you can, from as young as age 3! MAMA.codes is an award-winning parent-powered coding school, offering a totally fresh and creative approach to teaching children the vital 21st century skill of computer coding. They have term time and holiday options in Herne Hill and the surrounding area. MAMA.codes believes in teaching coding as a language, through storytelling, rhyme and song, putting fun and creativity at the heart of a skill that many grown-ups think of as dry and even baffling. MAMA.codes specialist tutors teach children at the age they are most receptive to learning language patterns – under 8 – and are often amazed by the swift progress even tiny tots can make at our code clubs and holiday workshops. “Four-year-olds can be impeccably logical,” explains co-founder and CEO Liane Katz. “They are natural coders and make very fast progress with us.” “Crucially, …