National Citizen Service (NCS) – giving teens the opportunity to shine!!

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I was first introduced to National Citizen Service¬†(NCS) by hearing an advert on the radio and immediately thought it was such a great idea. We then met some of the local NCS team when Kian enrolled in sixth form, who really sold us the benefits of taking part in the programme. In a world where young people can struggle to get work due to their age and lack of experience, NCS can really help to build their confidence, teach them… Continue Reading “National Citizen Service (NCS) – giving teens the opportunity to shine!!”

Versatile Springtime Fashion for Kids

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Finally, the days are getting longer and it is starting to warm up a bit. It feels great. Pretty soon it will be possible to once again enjoy full family days out.¬† So, now is the time to start getting the kids to try on their warm weather clothing and take them shopping to fill in any gaps in their wardrobes. The right coat for the changeable weather It is still too warm not to wear coats, especially early in… Continue Reading “Versatile Springtime Fashion for Kids”

What to buy a tween boy for their birthday

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Isaac’s 10th birthday is fast approaching and we have got to the stage where he is fast outgrowing the need and want for toys. At almost 10, Isaac has a clear definition of what he likes and dislikes which has made present buying tricky, especially for friends and relatives. I find buying presents for girls much easier at this age, as they tend to love getting clothes, shoes, beauty accessories etc, whereas boys often seem to act much younger. So… Continue Reading “What to buy a tween boy for their birthday”

Fun ways to keep the kids fit and active

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Children need physical activity to build coordination, strength and confidence and whilst they do a variety of activities, sports, and games at school, it is important that they continue this at home too. Getting the kids involved in physical activities not only helps keep them fit and healthy, but also lays the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle as they get older. There are lots of fun ways to keep your kids moving at home and they often burn more calories… Continue Reading “Fun ways to keep the kids fit and active”

What kit do you need when you join a Swim Club?

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Isaac started swimming with a swim club back in January last year and the improvement in his swimming has been outstanding. What no-one does warn you when you join a swimming club, is just how much the extra’s are. I was expecting the monthly fees, but on top of this are annual membership fees for Swim England, the equipment the kids are expected to have and race / gala fees. Last month, Eliza was awarded her 800m swimming badge and… Continue Reading “What kit do you need when you join a Swim Club?”