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Grandmother and grandson working together

April 16, 2018

Joshua was finding it hard to keep up with his peers in class, particularly in literacy. Kerry Boyce, Joshua’s grandmother, was supporting him as...

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11 Plus quiz

Parents tackle the 11 Plus

April 11, 2018

Could you pass the 11 Plus? We challenged parents to try out some example questions that thousands of children across the country face in entrance...

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Author Danny Weston

Author Q&A: Danny Weston

April 4, 2018

Danny Weston is a teen horror writer and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Prize. He recently ran a workshop at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre...

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11 Plus group

Mythbusting the 11 Plus and entrance exams

For those who are navigating the grammar school process for the first time, it can be a complicated and, at times, confusing process. Katie Williams,...

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Who would you pick to be your child’s hero?

March 27, 2018

We asked mums and dads to share their views on heroes and role models for their children; 74% of parents said they were concerned about the celebrity...

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Kjartan Poskitt on writing

Guest blog: “What if…?” The secret of writing a story

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of the Murderous Maths series, and has also written about space, puzzles, codes, magic, biographies, five historical...

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10 questions with David Walliams

10 questions with David Walliams

March 16, 2018

What do David Walliams and our National Young Writers’ Awards have in common? They are both celebrating 10 year anniversaries! David has been an...

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Samir and Dr Ben Garrod

Crawley member meets his dino-hero!

12-year-old Samir from our Crawley centre got the chance to interview his hero, Dr Ben Garrod on Wednesday evening at The Capitol Theatre in Horsham...

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Child being creative

Marvellous maths and engaging English

March 15, 2018

You might hear the children groan when you suggest some educational activities outside of school, but here are some ways you can engage them with...

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Author Q&A: Julia Gray

March 14, 2018

We were excited to welcome Julia Gray, author of the young adult novel ‘The Otherlife’, to our Brixton centre to run a creative writing...

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