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So your son/daughter is off to Uni… Here’s how to give them some extra help financially

August and September becomes a nerve wracking time for students about to embark on their University adventure but what most young people don’t realise is that it’s a pretty stressful and hectic time for parents too!

Kettle, toaster, cutlery, bedding, laptops and books, the list of things to buy can seem endless, and very expensive.

Motorists worry about safety on the school run as over a third see children getting out of cars on the roadside

As the start of Autumn school term approaches, the latest research from BCA, the leading vehicle remarketing company, reveals the pressures faced by parents – and other motorists – on school run routes.  Both parents and non-parents were surveyed and with nearly half (45%) of non-parents saying they drive by schools or use the same route as parents dropping off their children, it’s clear that school runs create some significant pinch-points.

Girls design their perfect PR Kit to give them the confidence to be more active

Girls say unflattering PE kit is a major barrier to being active at school.  Recent research carried out by Virgin Active to support its Active Inspiration campaign has shown that 39% of girls, rising to 46% among 16-year olds, say they enjoy being active but hate the PE kit.  To tackle the problem, Active Inspiration campaign partners the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) and Virgin Active have teamed up with leading designer Lexie Sport and a group of girls from Isle of Portland Aldridge Academy, where PE kit has been a barrier to girls taking part in physical activity. The girls were challenged by Lexie Sport founder Lily Rice to create their perfect PE kit, before choosing a winning design by 13-year old Emily Marshall.

JOHNSON’S® Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award 2015 is now open for entries

Now open for entry and in its 6th year, the prestigious JOHNSON’S® Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award is the only national award in which new mums nominate outstanding midwives as a special “thank you” for all their support before, during and after birth. Part of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, the JOHNSON’S® Baby Mums’ Midwife of the Year Award discovers and celebrates exceptional individuals making a difference for women, families and babies.

Parents lose faith in education system as changes to National Curriculum come into force

This September, a new national curriculum will be taught in schools across England.  However, research from tuition provider, Explore Learning, has revealed that 62% of parents in England are totally unaware of the changes, suggesting they will be ill-prepared to help their child with their studies and support them in their development.

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