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Ready for year 1

Get ready for year 1!

August 10, 2018

Is year 1 really that different to reception? Hayley Garland, a reception teacher in Surrey, explains why the answer is ‘yes’! Find out how you...

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Dora win the RLNI

Competition winner experiences lifeguard dream!

June 26, 2018

Children were offered the chance to experience the job they’d love when they’re older in a competition we ran with The Week Junior and...

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Young Writer of the Year: a mum’s perspective

June 20, 2018

Deborah is Mia Falatoori’s mum, who has just been named the National Young Writer of the Year by judge David Walliams! Deborah shares some fond...

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Karo Ade

Tutor spotlight: Karo Adeda

May 30, 2018

Who are our tutors and how do they support children in our centres? Find out from Karo Adeda, a tutor at our Mere Green centre… A little bit...

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QuirkyLime and the heroic design

Explore Learning members drew their heroes for the chance to have their design transformed into stunning wall-worthy art by QuirkyLime! Our members...

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Author Josh Lacey’s inspiration

April 23, 2018

Josh Lacey has written many children’s books, including ‘A Dog Called Grk’, ‘Island of Thieves’, and his ‘The...

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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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Kjartan Poskitt on writing

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

March 27, 2018

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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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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