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The Adventurer Family Film prizes

An all-star cast features in the family fantasy epic, THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, coming to DVD and digital platforms on October 27th, 2014, courtesy of Signatur... [Read more]

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Win Dolphin Tale 2 goodies!

Inspired by true events, “Dolphin Tale 2” continues the story of brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and rehabilitation - thanks to the invention of a groundbreaki... [Read more]

Mums and babies join forces for the Baby Races

Mums up and down the country are preparing to take to the turf for the Baby Races, a very special fundraising event in aid of baby charity Tommy’s. Taking place at 30 locations nationwide this summer, the event will see mums together with their babies, tots and buggies compete in a 5km power walk to raise money that will help to save babies’ lives.

Money Advice Service launches new resource to help parents teach their children money skills

To help parents teach their young children money-savvy habits, the Money Advice Service has launched a special section on its website called You, Your Kids & Money with a host of free, impartial advice, and tips. Working with child psychologist Dr Elizabeth Kilbey, the resource provides plenty of activities for families to try together and introduces young children to basic money concepts so that they form sensible money habits early. The Service’s own research shows that the best way for people to learn good money habits is from their parents, before the age of seven.

Caroline Aherne provides voiceover for Childhood Eye Cancer Trust film

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) has launched an online video campaign to raise awareness of the impact of retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer that typically affects young children.  Caroline Aherne, the writer, actor and comedian, has provided a voiceover for the film. Caroline and her brother were both diagnosed with retinoblastoma as babies and the disease is thought to have contributed to her recent contraction of lung cancer, for which she has received recent treatment.

One in five children miss eye tests

The study of 1,500 parents and teachers, conducted by Redshift Research, showed more than one in five children aged between one and 13 have never had an eye test, with the main reason given by their parents being that they ‘don’t seem to have a problem with their eyes’.

Research shows almost quarter of kids don’t know who England’s patron saint is

On St George’s Day, a study by Fun Kids Radio – the UK’s dedicated children’s radio station – has found that almost a quarter of children [21 per cent] have no idea who St. George actually is. Although nine in ten children had heard of St George, when asked who he was, the survey of over 200 children aged four to fourteen reveals that:

six per cent thought he was a king
two per cent thought he had gone to the moon
one respondent even believed that he was ‘a person on Xbox’




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