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Specialist Baby and Toddler Swimming Classes

 Come out of your shell and learn to swim the Turtle Tots way! Email us at laurel.brodie@turtletots.com or call on 07860 618 586 www.turtletots.com

Places available from Birth-5 years

www.somersetnursery.com 0141 204 3399 6 Fitzroy Place Glasgow G3 7RH

Public Classes in Glasgow West End We also visit nurseries and schools To book Tel 0141 530 2335 or Email lisa@pyjamadrama.com


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In this issue… 2-4 News & Views

All the latest news from local businesses including events coming up this autumn.

Help your child get the most out of learning with Explore Learning 5-9 Clubs and Classes Find the right activity for your child.

An independent study into the effects of Explore Learning membership has recently been published by The University of Reading. The study tested 1,539 Explore members compared to a control group of children who did not attend Explore, and found that: “Explore Learning members’ improvement in maths was 30% higher than that of the comparison group.” “Building confidence, overcoming shyness to put up their hand to ask for help, being more independent and less reluctant to try without assistance were all elements that parents recognised in their children and directly attributed to Explore Learning.” To read the full report, visit www.explorelearning.co.uk/efficacy

Beat the traffic! Get you and your kids out in the fresh air during International Walk to School Month this October. Each year, primary school children from across the UK join forces with over 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to school and this October is no different, with the month-long activity encouraging pupils to walk to school at least once a week. Many parents know that walking is actually quicker and less stressful than taking the car and they value the opportunity to spend quality time with their children. It also increases air quality with fewer cars on the streets and strengthen communities, where children and parents are seen in the streets! Stop moaning about the traffic start clearing it! www.livingstreets.org.uk

Get in touch Editor: Anna Wignall editor@familiesglasgow.co.uk 0560 0984 953

10-12 Independent Schools Information and advice on independent schools in Glasgow.

Keep up to date at www.familiesglasgow.co.uk or find us on facebook Next issue – Christmas! Where to find Santa, Xmas Shows and Panto’s. Local Christmas shopping and much more. Copy deadline: 4 October Special ad rates offers available call or email us to find out more. We take every care preparing this magazine but the publishers cannot be held responsible for the claims made by advertisers. DON’T MISS OUT – If you run a Glasgow business – whether it’s a playgroup, café, nursery, hotel, hairdressers, soft play, activity class, leisure centre etc – and you would like to be on the Families Glasgow distribution list, let us know how many copies you require by emailing – editor@familiesglasgow.co.uk Designed by grafikfabrik.co.uk. Printed By Warners (Midlands) plc. Families Glasgow copies are FREE and available through numerous outlets throughout Glasgow. If you would like some copies for your parents please let us know and we will arrange for some to be delivered to you.

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See Team GB’s London 2012 judo stars take on the best judoka in Europe as the 2013 Glasgow European Open heads to the Emirates Arena this October. Taking place over the weekend of 19-20th October, the Glasgow European Open will provide two days of non-stop judo action as the male stars of judo descend on the city of Glasgow. As well as all of the action on the mat,

there’s plenty for all of the family off of it, with a chance to meet Olympic stars such as silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and the face of judo in Scotland for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sally Conway. There will be a chance to try the sport for yourself in the Commonwealth Games venue with our ‘have a go sessions’. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.britishjudo.org.uk/ Glasgow2013 or by calling the Glasgow Life box office on 0141 353 8000. Tickets cost £15 per day for adults or £20 for the weekend with concessions half price.

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NEW for 2013: Maths tuition when YOU need it See our website for more information or call 07912056599

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Maths tutoring available 24/7 to suit you and your child with there4umaths • Get 24/7 access to qualified and experienced Maths tutors • Exclusive access to ‘get unstuck’ videos on the most challenging topics • 30 day free trial, no strings attached! there4umaths is a brand new concept in home tutoring. A decade of experience has shown that is often too expensive and inefficient to arrange for a tutor to come to your home for one hour each week when most problems can be solved in a fraction of that time. What about

New Family and Children's Programme at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre The Puppets have an exciting time ahead at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre as our new Family and Children’s Programme gets underway with the Magic Horse on Sat 7 Sep through to Sat 21 Dec and the Great Christmas Puppet

when the tutor goes home and your child is left unsupported until their return?! At there4umaths tutors are available all day every day to members to tackle problems with homework, specific topics that cause difficulty or any other issues with your child’s Maths curriculum. The service can provide study planners and examination support for SQA and entrance assessments for schools in the private sector. As well as support your child during absences due to illness, or from abroad during family holidays! Access to a growing library of video content is provided that will help parents, as well as pupils, improve their Mathematical skills. Monthly subscription, following your free trial period, will be a fraction of the cost of a home tutor. Contact there4umaths to sign up for your free trial or for more information.

Making Workshops. We are also pleased to announce that we can now taking booking online at www.maskandpuppet.co.uk/ What’s On / Shop. We open for Doors Open Day on Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sep so if you have not visited the Centre before please come along, we are often described as one of Glasgow “wee hidden gems”. MAGIPUP Sat 12 – Sun 20 Oct - Our festival of magic and puppets keeping you entertained and creative throughout the October Holidays gets off to a delightful start with Miriam Lambert Puppeteer from Ireland, performing Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Gingerbreadman 12 -15 Oct. In addition to our ever popular Birthday Party Shows and Puppet Making Workshops at the Centre for 3+ yrs, we are now offering Magic Party Workshops with Alex the Magician for 8+ yrs. Our charity continues to raise the rest of the funds required for our new theatre conversion called ‘The Depot’ of our existing stores on site, having received an initial award towards the project from Creative Scotland. We will be hosting a series of Magic Fundraiser Evening’s at the Centre on 31 Oct/14 Nov/12 Dec. For details of all our Events shows and workshops £5.75 / £5.95 and Just Giving see our website: www.maskandpuppet. co.uk Email: info@maskandpuppet. co.uk Tel: 0141 339 6185.

Explore letters and sounds using puppets, books, drama and songs.

Classes in Glasgow’s West End & South Side Tel: 07885 674047 www.alphabetbabies.co.uk

drama for the early years

07736298013 www.monkeydrama.co.uk ALANA@MONKEYDRAMA.CO.UK

Music and Dance for Boys and Girls aged 6 months - 5 years www.ballet4babies.co.uk

Miss Claire info@ballet4babies.co.uk

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07505 144 476 info@thelanguagehub.co.uk

Glasgow based language school offering modern language classes and bilingual support classes for children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years.

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‘The Olympics of Ballet’ comes to Glasgow Glasgow will host this year’s Genée International Ballet Competition, organised by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Ballet. Running from 20-29 September 2013, the Semifinals will take place on 26-27 September at the New Athenaeum Theatre, Renfrew Street, and the Final on 29 September at the Theatre Royal, Hope Street. One of the industry’s most prestigious international competitions since it started in 1931, the Genée is dedicated to promoting and rewarding standards of excellence in ballet dancers. Often referred to as the ‘Olympics of Ballet’, the Genée will see the world’s most promising dancers compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, and the world-premiere of exclusive variations choreographed by Royal Ballet Choreographic Apprentice Robert Binet. Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell, Royal Ballet Director Kevin O’Hare and Scottish Ballet Artistic Director Christopher Hampson will judge the Final at this year’s competition. The Semi-finals will be judged by Desmond Kelly, former Assistant Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cynthia Harvey, former Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet. Glasgow-born Iain Mackay, bronze medallist at the 1999 Genée International Ballet Competition in London and now Principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet, said: ‘Competing in the Genée competition in London in 1999 was a hugely important event in my dance training and was the

first step towards a professional career. I’m jealous of this year’s candidates travelling up to Glasgow: it’s where it all started for me [Iain began dancing at age 7 with teacher Mary Darke at The Dance School of Scotland]. I’ll be heading back home to support the competition and cheering on the dancers in true Glaswegian style!’ To book tickets for the Semi-finals on 26-27 September visit www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice or call 0141 332 5057. To book tickets for the Final on 29 September visit www.atgtickets.com or call 0844 871 7615. Creative Spaces, a series of events in conjunction with the Genée and open to the public, will be presented on the weekend of 28–29 September at two Glasgow-based venues: Tramway, Albert Drive, and the Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street.

Creative Spaces schedule Saturday 28 September - Character Workshop: Tramway, 9am–4pm - Talk by Robert Binet (Genée 2013 Commissioned Choreographer): Tramway, 11am–12pm - Ballet Body Conditioning Taster Workshop with Dr Anne Hogan (RAD Director of Education): Tramway, 1.30–2.30pm

For more information on the Genée International Ballet Competition, Creative Spaces & The Royal Academy of Dance, visit www.rad.org.uk/genee2013 or call 020 7326 8000. 4

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Sunday 29 September - Children’s ballet classes and tour of Scottish Ballet: Tramway, 10–11.30am (ages 8–11), 3–4.30pm (ages 12–16) - Children’s street jazz classes and tour of Scottish Ballet: Tramway, 10–11.30am (ages 12–16), 3-4.30pm (ages 8–11) - In conversation: Christopher Hampson (Scottish Ballet Artistic Director and Genée 2013 judge): Thistle Hotel, 10.30–11.30am - Talk and book signing by Darcey Bussell (Genée 2013 judge and RAD President): Thistle Hotel, 12–2.30pm - In conversation: Kevin O’Hare (Genée 2013 judge and Director of The Royal Ballet): Thistle Hotel, 3–4pm

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Netball for all ages with Glasgow Sport Netball is a fast, skilful and exciting, sport based on running, jumping, throwing and catching and is played by women, girls and boys of all ages and abilities. The sport has a huge following in Glasgow with opportunities at every level from mini netball for primary participants to elite level. A netball programme of taster and after school club sessions is available for all schools in Glasgow. The Primary School Netball programme is called Fun5z and is a mini netball style, 5-a-side version of the adult game. It is designed to introduce participants to the sport in a positive and encouraging environment with an emphasis on basic skill development and having fun. Each school also has the opportunity to take part in Area and City Festivals, Fun Sevens, Future Thistles Tournaments and the Youth Games. The Secondary School After School Programme offers regular

competition, from tournaments to age level leagues. The competitions provide the opportunity for talent identification for Glasgow City Squads from U13 to U19 level. Join as at one of the Glasgow Junior Netball Clubs: - Monday (6-7pm), Hutchesons Grammar - Tuesday (7-9pm), Hyndland Secondary School - Tuesday (5:15-7:30pm), Tryst Sports Centre Cumbernauld - Monday (5-7pm), Eastbank Academy - Monday (6-7pm), Glasgow Club Holyrood - Monday (6-8pm), Glasgow Club Donald Dewar - Wednesday (6-8pm), Cleveden Secondary School - Thursday (6-8pm), St Peters Of Apostle High School - Wednesday (6-8pm), Milton Community Centre - Tuesday (5:15-7:45pm), Lomond School, Helensburgh - Saturday (10-12pm), St Andrew High School, Paisley Call 0141 287 3616 or email netball@glasgowlife.org.uk

GET YOUR BIB ON... Did you play NETBALL at school? Are you looking to get involved in a new sport or looking to regain your fitness? “Get your BIB on� provides a fantastic environment for players over the age of 16 to rediscover the fun of netball.

So what you waiting for!!!! COME on... Get your BIB on...

Official launch 27th October 2013 Played monthly at Glasgow Club Bellahouston 12 - 2pm Pre launch event will take place in September

To register your interest or require further information please contact

netball@glasgowlife.org.uk or 0141 287 3616 Glasgow Life and its service brands (found at www.glasgowlife.org.uk) are operating names of Culture and Sport Glasgow

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Extra-curricular activities By Ellen Arnison

Football or ballet, drama or Brownies - how do you know what, and how much, out-ofschool activity is right for your child? Not long after your son or daughter disappears through the classroom door for the first time, the choice becomes bewildering. Their schoolbags come home stuffed with leaflets from this or that organisation promising all manner of benefits from enrolling in their classes. You may find yourself feeling guilty if you don’t sign up to everything. Please take a deep breath and relax. Extra-curricular activities are not essential; many children do perfectly well without them. However, there are some benefits from a few well-chosen groups, clubs or classes.

New skills and all round benefits

With the best will in the world, school cannot teach all the skills you might consider essential for modern life. Swimming lessons, for example, or cycling proficiency are crucial for safety. In addition, carefully selected activities can bring numerous other benefits that could help your child now and in the future. They will get a huge confidence boost from participating in an enjoyable activity they are successful at. A shy child, for example, may flourish in a dance class. As well as learning new skills, more subtle benefits include fostering a sense of community, increasing self-sufficiency and allowing a child – particularly one in a large family – something they feel is their own. Club time can also allow one-to-one time for other children. While these advantages are very real, care must be exercised when choosing activities. Too many and the wrong ones will only leave everyone fed up and exhausted. The easy choices are the ones your children are desperate to do. Although beware of signing up for something just because your son or daughter’s best friend is doing it, this may not be a good enough reason. Ask yourself if your child gets something from the activity that they don’t get elsewhere and that it complements what’s already going on. For example, an active youngster who is already in the football team might be better balancing their activities with music or drama than adding another sport. Equally a child timid in the classroom may get great gains from being in a choir if it boosts their confidence. A more tricky area is an activity you’d like your child to do when they’d rather spend their after-school time at home relaxing. Only you can tell if they are genuinely exhausted by a day’s education or not. However, do take their views into account as there really is no point in forcing a child into something they hate. And some school stages are more taxing than others.

Impact on the whole family

After-school activities affect the whole family. No one wants to spend all their time ferrying children from one activity to another while dinner still needs to be prepared and other children become resentful. So only commit to out-of-school activities that fit comfortably into the schedule and budget. It may transpire that your time and money can be better spent on family activities at home. When you do decide on a class or club – take some time to check it out. Find out how long it has been running, do other parents recommend it, are the staff Disclosure or CRB checked? While extra classes keep your children entertained and active, it’s also important that they have some unstructured time – even that they are allowed to feel bored. If they bounce from one organised thing to the next, they’ll never learn the important skill of amusing themselves. You’ll also find a selection of clubs and classes we’ve heard about taking place this autumn on the next few pagess but for lots more check out the families glasgow clubs and classes listing online. For up-to-date information on some of the best clubs and classes in and around Glasgow, visit www.familiesglasgow.co.uk

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clubs & classes Callum Pettigrew and Kevin Key from A-Star Sports

Drama and movement classes with Pyjama Drama Classes run every Friday morning during term time at Hillhead Library for the following age groups: Rainbows (3.5-5 years), Raindrops (2.5-3.5 years) and Dewdrops (6 months-2.5 years) Pyjama Drama classes help young children learn all about the world around them whilst having lots of fun through let’s pretend, music, movement and creative play. Our sessions also help to develop key skills such as confidence, concentration and cooperation.If you are looking for a fun and flexible part-time role we are currently recruiting for a new session leader Visit our website www.pyjamadrama.com to find out more about our Pyjama Drama classes

Monkey Music and Your Baby

Young coach Callum gets the key of the door with A-Star Sports franchise Ambitious young Scot Callum Pettigrew has really been given the key of the door this summer - not only has he just turned 21, the go-ahead coach has also taken over at a thriving franchise of award-winning company A-Star Sports. The budding entrepreneur, from Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow, has fulfilled a long-term dream of bringing top quality, multisports coaching for children as young as two and up to 10 years old in East and West Dunbartonshire, a franchise which formerly was run by A-Star Sports co-founder Kevin Key. His territory covers Bearsden and Milngavie, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie and Bishopbriggs in East Dunbartonshire and spreads all the way to Helensburgh in the west. He is already running five classes, with one employee. The A-Star Sports programme offers children 10 different core sports – basketball, cricket, dodgeball, football, handball, hockey, rounders, rugby, tennis and volleyball. It is designed to make sport fun and accessible for children, and its peer-reviewed programme includes weekly classes, parties and holiday club places, as well as regular sessions in nurseries, playgroups and schools, which are attracting thousands of attendees per week. A-Star Sports franchisees are offered a full training package to get them started and ongoing coaching- and business-orientated support, including help with finance, marketing, general management, health and safety, HR and the benefit of a regularly reviewed coaching programme. For further information, contact Callum Pettigrew at A-Star Sports. T: 07871 094127 W: www.a-starsports.co.uk E: callum.pettigrew@a-starsports.co.uk

Monkey Music, the UK’s premium music group for children, which supports the Curriculum for Excellence ,are running age- specific classes local to you. The Monkey Music experience is so special and bonding for parents and children and a particular feature is their unique award winning curriculum created especially for babies from 3 months old. Máire explains,”Research has shown that in order to help a baby’s brain grow, they should be immersed in environments that are emotionally and intellectually rich and stimulating. Early exposure to singing, listening and playing music can have a valuable part to play in a whole range of educational skills. Monkey Music’s Rock’n’Roll classes introduce babies to sound, rhythm and music and captivates their imagination so that they become enthralled in every minute of the class. They are designed specifically for Mums and Dads and tiny babies to share together. Rock’n’Roll really has to be experienced and so we’re giving first time Monkeys the chance to come along for a complimentary class. Simply phone Fiona/Maire on 0141 5737299 to find out about Rock’n’Roll and our full curriculum or visit the Monkey Music website at www.monkeymusic.co.uk

SensoryO An interactive show for 18-36 month olds and their carers

18!19!20 October 10am & 11.30am Scottish Opera Production Studios, Glasgow 0141 332 5057 boxoffice.rcs.ac.uk Booking fees apply

Also touring to: Stirling, Birnam, Inverness and Aberdeen

Scottish Opera is core funded by

scottishopera.org.uk Registered in Scotland Number SCO37531 Scottish Charity Number SCO19787

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clubs & classes French courses for all ages Established in 1982, the Alliance Française de Glasgow is the official French cultural centre and language school for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We offer French courses for adults, teenagers and children of all levels and all ages throughout the year. Our teachers are all native French speakers and fully qualified to teach French as a foreign language. Our classes are held during the week (daytime and evening) and the weekend (Saturday morning), and cover levels from complete beginners to advanced.The AF Glasgow is also an official examination centre, giving you the opportunity to obtain the official French diplomas awarded by the French authorities and recognized internationally (DELF/DALF, TEF, etc.). The AF Glasgow is also the ideal place to prepare for the Standard Grade, Higher and Advanced Higher examinations in French. Our teaching activities are complemented by various cultural and social events such as the Cafés, the Ciné-Club, wine tastings, talks, exhibitions, etc. Our newly refurbished multimedia library also provides our members with a wide selection of items in French for all levels (books, DVDs, magazines, CDs, etc), as well as an exclusive access to the Europresse site, which offers more than 1500 titles online. Let our qualified and experienced French teachers lead you and your children into the words and world of “La Belle France”. Contact 0141 331 4080 admin@afglasgow.org.uk www.afglasgow.org.uk

Baby and Toddler Swim Classes with Turtle Tots Turtle Tots were delighted to recently announce Olympic swimmer and leading sports scientist, Professor Greg Whyte as the ambassador for their unique children’s swimming programme. Whyte pushed David Walliams and Eddie Izzard to their physical limits for Sport Relief and coached the celebrities who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief. Turtle Tots Baby and Toddler Swimming Classes provide a really special bonding experience for mums (or dads!) with their babies, and are also fun and sociable. We use songs and nursery rhymes to help create a relaxed atmosphere in which your baby can naturally develop a love of water. We teach you to teach your baby to swim and each week we introduce a new progressive skill for your baby to encourage and assist them in their swimming journey. We also hold a number of underwater photo shoots throughout the year and our teachers are fully qualified with the STA to teach baby swimming. We are delighted to announce that weekend classes are now available in Glasgow alongside our mid week classes at the Thistle Hotel. Our classes also run in Gleddoch House Hotel (just a 20 minute drive from Glasgow) and the Seamill Hydro in West Kilbride. The new term starts at the end of September so don't delay if you are interested in joining in the fun! The following term will begin at the start of December in all locations. For more information contact Laurel on 07860 618 586 or at laurel.brodie@turtletots.com. Why not 'like' our page at www.Facebook.com/TurtleTotsGlasgowSouth to keep up to date with class information.

French classes all levels children and adults start on... Monday 16th September Open Days: • Saturday 31st August, 10am-2pm • Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September, 5-7pm Tel: 0141 331 4080 email: admin@afglasgow.org.uk www.afglasgow.org.uk 3 Park Circus Glasgow G3 6AX

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Free taster classes with Dance UK Dance UK are experts in teaching children to dance and run Schools in Glasgow, Bishopbriggs, Coatbridge and Wishaw. Classes are always popular due to a quality programme developed over 20 years taught by professional, highly trained, dedicated dance teachers. Classes and ages: Children can join ‘Together’ Parent and child class from 18 months-3 yrs, Mini Movers from 2.5yrs and the Dance Academy from 5-18yrs. Boys streetdance starts from 4yrs. Jacqui Wilson, founder and principal told us ‘ our main aim is to provide active fun in a happy, safe environment and, through time, children become confident and skilled. Pupils can also take exam qualifications higher up the school. Starting off at Dance UK is easy and relaxed with not a sequin in sight!! Just great quality tuition with lots of fun too. FREE TASTER CLASSES ARE OFFERED TO ALL NEW CHILDREN. PLEASE QUOTE ‘FAMILIES GLASGOW’ WHEN BOOKING. Enquiries: 0141 946 0950 info@danceuk.co.uk

Brand new Monkey Drama classes in Glasgow Monkey Drama has an ethos that children will thrive and learn when they are engaged in drama and imaginative play. Children learn by “doing”, and what better way to “do” than by exploring themes, relationships, and the world around you in a creative and fun environment. FREE TRIAL CLASS! Booking is recommended! You can email alana@monkeydrama.co.uk to secure your place. Classes last for 45 minutes and cost £5 per session. You can buy a 4 week pass which is valid for 6 weeks or 8 week passes valid for 10 weeks. Classes are currently running at the following venues. Glasgow South @ South Shawlands Church on Tuesday mornings and Glasgow West @ Broomhill Community Church (right beside Broomhill Shopping Centre) on Fridays. We also offer regular developmental drama sessions in nurseries, schools and in after school clubs as well as sessions at community events! Visit www.monkeydrama.co.uk to find out more! www.facebook.com/monkeydrama

Drama classes for primary and secondary students at Helen o’Grady Drama Academy SULTAN SEEKS A HUSBAND FOR DIFFICULT DAUGHTER! The Sultan and his loyal subjects have been travelling the land by camel, carpet and foot - desperately seeking a husband for Princess Yasmine, but she turns them all down! Little do they realise that it is actually the cool, but poor, snake charmer that has caught her attention and stolen her heart! The Sultan is furious, but will he let the Princess have her way in the end? “The Snake Charmer” was the delightful play performed by Giffnock children in the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy at their end of year show. This enthusiastic group of youngsters aged 5 -11 years delighted family and friends with songs, dances, colourful characters and creative performances - even encouraging the audience to join-in the fun. Oh yes they did! Principal, Jackie Andrew said “I am so proud of the children’s achievements this term. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy always aims to promote confidence and self-esteem in its students, teaching valuable life-skills through the motivating and engaging medium of drama. Recent studies at Stanford University have shown that involvement in the creative arts also helps promote academic achievement. It is fantastic that the children in our classes, with the encouragement of their parents, were able to develop their unique, creative personalities in such a fun way.” Local classes are held on a weekly basis during term-time and are open to all Primary and Secondary students. For more information call Jackie on 0141 8471696 or log on to www.helenogrady.co.uk.


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independent schools 2013

Parental Partnerships By Sarah Randell, Scottish Council of Independent Schools A particular strength of independent schools is the way they harness the involvement of parents for the benefit of pupils. It’s well known that children are much more likely to do well at school when their parents are interested and engaged in their academic and social development. So independent schools recognise they need to have a relationship with parents that is, in effect, a partnership. At the point of your child’s admission to an independent school, it’s likely that you’ll be asked to sign a parental agreement that sets out the schools expectations. This differs from school to school but is likely to encourage you, as a parent, to work with the school to enable your child to thrive. With this in mind, it’s clearly important that you choose a school that has an ethos you feel committed to. Most schools set out in writing (usually in the handbook) how they keep parents informed about pupils’ wellbeing and progress – although you should not hesitate to ask the Admissions Secretary or Registrar about this. You should receive a regular supply of information from the school and know the procedures to follow if you have any worries. Most independent schools have an active parents’ association. While its role is likely to differ slightly from school to school, a parents’ association usually seeks to foster a tangible sense of ‘community’ and ‘belonging’ amongst the parents through social activities and fundraising events for the school. Usually, all parents are automatically members of the parents’ association. Getting involved is a great way to get to know other parents and to contribute to the wider life of the school.

Help your children realise their full potential

For information, advice and guidance about independent schools in Scotland, please call Sarah at Scottish Council of Independent Schools on 0131 556 2316 or visit www.scis.org.uk Open days often take place in September/October/November - for dates of individual schools both in Glasgow and further afield visit the SCIS website www.scis.org.uk or for west of scotland schools particularly visit the West of Scotland Independent Schools site at www.wosis.co.uk

Wellington School Wellington School enjoys a warm, friendly, family atmosphere and prides itself on realising the full potential of each of the 570 boys and girls in the school. Pupils aged from 3 to 18 enjoy a beautiful seafront location in 3 ‘castles’. 98% of S6 go on to university, but as well as an excellent academic record, (being in the top 10 of Scottish schools for the last 6 years), the school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities. There are many tours and trips including regular pupil exchanges overseas. Wellington recently received the British Council International Schools Award and has embarked on a partnership programme with a school in India. Music, Art and Drama are particular strengths, with 75% of pupils learning a musical instrument and participating in choirs, bands and orchestras. There are extensive sporting facilities and Wellington offers outdoor experiences at all levels, from an Outdoor Nursery to senior pupils completing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Wellington School, Carleton Turrets, Craigweil Road, Ayr, KA7 2XH. Telephone: 01292 269321 www.wellingtonschool.org email info@wellingtonschool.org Open Days in 2013 – Wednesday, November 6th 2-4pm and Tuesday, November 12th 6.30-7.00pm.

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Hamilton College: Celebrating 30 Years of ‘Grace and Knowledge’ As a young, dynamic, co-educational independent school for children and young people aged 3 to 18, Hamilton College provides an excellent education within a caring Christian ethos. This new term sees the beginning of the College’s 30th year, during which there will be several special events for staff, pupils and parents past and present to celebrate the achievements of Hamilton College since it opened in 1983. Growing Together The Growing Together theme demonstrates how important the sense of whole school community and togetherness is to Hamilton College. It encapsulates the benefits of having a nursery, junior and senior school, not only on the same campus but in the same building. The transitions programme ensures children and young people have a planned progression through the College by helping them to develop the knowledge and skills essential to advance through the College without feeling daunted by the prospect. Learning and Teaching Academic standards at Hamilton College are consistently well above national expectations. The progress of most younger pupils exceeds expectations for their age. In the senior school, SQA data shows the College ‘adds value’ to the educational experience of young people. Children and young people are also encouraged to develop their gifts and talents in art, music and sport. Specialist teaching in these subjects begins in the nursery with regular visits to the music departments and use of the College’s excellent onsite sports facilities including a new, state of the art, all-weather sports pitch, the 25m indoor heated pool, two gymnasia and a games hall. To compliment opportunities in sport, academic and creative subjects, the College’s extensive extra-curricular programme offers many stimulating activities to help develop a range of other skills and add a less formal dimension to school life. Open Day 30 October visit www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk for more information.

The High School of Glasgow We are very committed to providing the best of Scottish day school education and our staff aim to ensure a very positive and varied learning experience for pupils of all ages, including the use of ICT resources and interactive whiteboards. In addition to the excellent academic performances of all our pupils, we want them to enjoy an all-round education in which Art, Drama, Music, Sport and all our extra-curricular activities play a vital part. We offer a wide range of Clubs and Societies at the Junior and Senior Schools, and participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is very popular. All our staff take a close interest in our children’s welfare, and we also have a well-developed House system. Junior and Senior pupils commit themselves to supporting different charities during the session, and many senior pupils are involved in community service. Our Junior School operates a very successful Out of School Care Club until 6pm daily and during holiday periods. Our main entry points are at Kindergarten and Junior 1 (Junior School), and Transitus (=P7) and Senior 1 (Senior School), but we welcome applications for entry to any year group from Kindergarten to Senior 6. Interviews for Kindergarten and Junior 1, and Entrance Tests for Junior 2 to Senior 4 are held in January. Interviews for Senior 5 and 6 take place at a mutually convenient time. The High School has a Bursary Fund to enable pupils to attend the Senior School who would not otherwise be able to do so. The value of each award depends on financial need, and bursaries are awarded mainly on academic merit. Please come to our Junior School Open Morning on Monday 28 October and our Senior School Open Evening on Monday 11 November 2013. The High School of Glasgow www.glasgowhigh.com Junior School - adminjs@hsog.co.uk, Tel: 0141 942 0158 Senior School - rector@hsog.co.uk, Tel: 0141 954 9628

 

Open Day Wednesday 30 October 2013

                   

Junior Junior School School Open Open Day Day

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Monday Monday 28 28 October October 2013 2013 –– 9.30am-12noon 9.30am-12noon 27 27 Ledcameroch Ledcameroch Road, Road, Bearsden, Bearsden, Glasgow Glasgow G61 G61 4AE 4AE

Senior Senior School School Open Open Evening Evening

Come and  see what  makes us  different

Monday Monday 11 11 November November 2013 2013 –– 7.00pm 7.00pm 637 637 Crow Crow Road, Road, Glasgow Glasgow G13 G13 1PL 1PL

All All parents parents considering considering the the High High School School for for their their sons sons or or daughters daughters are are warmly warmly invited invited to to attend. attend. Parents Parents will will be be welcome, welcome, ifif they they wish, wish, to to bring bring children children who who are are prospective prospective pupils pupils to to the the Senior Senior School School Open Open Evening. Evening.  

 

Visits can also be  arranged  throughout the year

NB: NB:Financial Financial assistance assistance isis available available from fromTransitus Transitus upwards upwards through through means means tested tested Bursaries Bursaries of of up up to100% to100% of of school schoolfees. fees.

For For further further information, information, please please contact: contact: The The Rector Rector at at Senior Senior School School on on 0141 0141 954 954 9628 9628 –– Email: Email: rector@hsog.co.uk, rector@hsog.co.uk, or or

The The Head Head Teacher Teacher at at Junior Junior School School on on 0141 0141 942 942 0158 0158 -- Email: Email:adminjs@hsog.co.uk adminjs@hsog.co.uk

Fee assisted places  available

 

Tel: 01698 282700 Christian Schools (Scotland) Limited is a registered charity trading  as Hamilton College ­ SC006206

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Belmont House School - a genuinely personal approach to education

Belmont House School is a unique place, offering a genuinely personal approach to education. With a roll of under 300 pupils from age 3-18 years, and with an aimto nurture well-rounded, happy children, it is a school with a vision to send balanced young men and women into the world, equippedwith the self-confidence and educational attainment they need tolead successful, productive and fulfilling lives. The School offers a very wide range of academic subjects andextra-curricular opportunities from Nursery through to Senior 6;every pupil matters and is strongly encouraged to both reach and surpass their academicpotential while participating in the varied, wider life of the School. The School’s most recent inspection report praised the School’s

“positive and inclusive ethos”, its “very good ethos of hard work and achievement” and a “consistently high standard of attainment in recent years.” In these challenging economic times, Belmont House offers real value for money and there is means-tested financialassistance for families keen to consider independent education. The School’s Nursery has partnership status with East Renfrewshire Council and is an exciting place to start education. Located in a spacious, vibrant building at the heart of the School, the Nursery provides 3-5 year olds with a wide range of educational experiences, cultivating solid foundations where confidence is developed, enquiry encouraged and a love of learning is established. There is a stimulating active learning curriculum, building strong links for a seamless transition into Junior 1. An extensive new Nursery Garden and outdoor learning space was created during summer 2013. Opening times from 8am-6pm provide wraparound care during term time and a nonterm time service is also available. For more information visit www.belmontschool.co.uk

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Small is beautiful At Belmont House School, we value every child for the individual that they are. Discover how your son or daughter could benefit from small class sizes, personal attention and a seamless transition from Nursery to Junior School and Junior through to Senior School.

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THE GLASGOW ACADEMY Kelvinbridge, Milngavie & Newlands

You want only the best for your growing family. So do we. That’s why so many parents trust our Nursery. Our Nurseries at Kelvinbridge, Milngavie and Newlands take children from the age of 3. For an information pack, call Suzanne on 0141 342 5494 or e-mail her at exrel@tga.org.uk

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Belmont House School Sandringham Avenue Newton Mearns Glasgow Tel: 0141 639 2922 www.belmontschool.co.uk

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what’s on 7 September 10.30am Jack and Jill Market Bellahouston Leisure Centre An opportunity for mums and dads to buy and sell nearly-new baby and kids’ (ages 0-9) items of good quality. Book a stall to sell or turn up on the day to grab a bargain. www.jackandjillmarket.co.uk 7 & 8 September 1.30pm–4pm Knights and Superheroes Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Discover armour, draw and meet Superhero characters and explore combat skills. 0141 276 9599 7 September 12pm - 4.30pm Armed Forces Family Fun Day Rouken Glen Park Join us at Rouken Glen Park on the 7th of September as we celebrate and support our Armed Forces! An afternoon of children’s fun fair rides, armed forces displays, family activities, music, stalls and much more! Call 0141 5773912

7 September 11am – 1pm Food for Free Dams to Darnley Country Park Meet at the World Buffet restaurant car park (formerly the Ashoka), Corselet Road, off Nitshill Road, Darnley. Ever wondered what there is in the woods to pick and eat apart from brambles? Join us to see what we can find to eat for free in Dams to Darnley Country Park. For further details please call the Countryside Rangers on 0141 577 4053/4054 or go to www.damstodarnley.org. 7 September 2pm The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Meet a Magic Horse that takes you wherever in the world that you wish to go and Fingle, the hero of our story, who takes the Magic Horse on an adventure to find a princess for a very lazy prince... www.maskandpuppet.co.uk

7 September

14 September

2pm–4pm Grand Days Out Toys & Games Riverside Museum Aimed mainly at grandparents with grandchildren. Make a simple toy and play traditional games. 0141 287 2720 7 September 1pm – 4.30pm Heritage Saturday Mugdock Castle Mugdock Trust are hosting a fun and informative heritage day including, stories, theatre, games and our medieval BBQ. It all awaits those visitors who are brave enough to enter the grisly past of this ancient castle. Not bookable, just turn up and join in the fun! 7 September 2pm The Magic Horse by Yugen Puppets Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Meet a Magic Horse that takes you wherever in the world that you wish to go and Fingle, the hero of our story, who takes the Magic Horse on an adventure to find a princess for a very lazy prince... www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 8 September 12noon – 3pm September at the Farm Tollcross Children’s Farm Come on down to Tollcross Children’s Farm for a fun filled day of come and try workshops, music and much more. Balloon modelling and face painting for the youngsters. Fun for all the family. www.glasgow.gov.uk

Scottish Opera’s SensoryO Go on a magical, musical adventure, take a train ride through the jungle and meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars… Following a successful tour in 2012, and sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, SensoryO returns to Glasgow this October. A 30-minute show for 18-36 month olds and their carers to enjoy together, it introduces toddlers to live performance in a fun, engaging environment, rich in sound, rhythm and music. Three singers and a percussionist take you into an exciting nighttime world where everyday objects can become extraordinary and anything is possible. With its unique audience in mind, the set is inviting and tactile, and the show features a mix of live and recorded vocals and exciting percussive sounds to inspire the imagination and bring the adventure to life. Includes a free CD to take home and sing along to. See www.scottishopera.org.uk for more information and to book tickets.

8 September 2pm - 4pm Pirate Day Finlaystone Country Park Pirate games and activities for children. Awards for best dressed pirate, most bloodthirsty speech and most ferocious Arrrg! Wild Night (£7.50 per adult, £5 per child) www.finlaystone.co.uk

Bookbug sessions Bookbug sessions are open to children aged 0-3 years across Glasgow Libraries. For sessions near you visit www.scottishbooktrust.com Families Glasgow

10am Tommy’s 5km Baby Race Bellahouston Park Buggy fit Glasgow South and West are proud to be hosting the 2nd Scottish Baby Race once again! Tommy’s is a Baby charity which funds pioneering research into the causes of miscarriage and stillbirth and supports families affected by these issues. Last year we raised £11,600 and it was an amazing and empowering event. We hope to raise even more this year. The event is suitable and open to everyone and can be a walk, jog or run. £14.50 Sign up by visiting www.tommys.org 14 September 10am – 4pm City of Glasgow International Highland Cattle Show Pollok Country Park Billed as the largest show of Highland Cattle in the UK, this event is well worth a visit. In addition to the Highland Cattle Show there will be arena events, children’s entertainment, children’s rides, food market, countryside activities and much more. www.glasgow.gov.uk 14 September 2pm Sigurd The Dragon Slayer by Folding Theatre Co Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Young Sigurd, slays dragons and rescues maidens before meeting Brunhilde daughter of Odin and learns the one emotion that no-one else could teach him…..love www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 14 & 15 September 5.30pm on 14, 8am on 15 Camping Finlaystone Country Park Stay a night in the woods. Bring food, sleeping bags and mats, outdoor clothes and a tent. Pre-Booking essential. www.finlaystone.co.uk 14 & 15 September 10am Loch Lomond Food & Drink Festival Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations, a farmers’ market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music. www.lochlomondfoodand drinkfestival.co.uk September/October 2013 13


what’s on 14 September

22 September

Glenbrae Dog Show & Fun Day Bearsden Come along and join the fun! Register your dog to take part in the show, or just come along to watch. Plenty to see and do including a bouncy castle and face painting for the children. Please call 0141 942 7070 or see www.glenbrae-vet.co.uk for further details and to register for the dog show.

10am - 3pm Cumbernauld 10k Broadwood Stadium Held at Broadwood Stadium, As well as the 10k for keen athletes there’s a 1k fun run. There’s a 1k fun run for primary classes 5, 6 and 7, together with a 3k distance for senior school pupils years 1 to 4. Children can help their school win a shield for having the highest number of runners on the day. In addition to the fun runs, other family activities will be available. This includes free outdoor sport come-and-try sessions for children. Telephone: 01236 437756

20 & 21 September Glasgow Doors Open Day Free admission to see inside some of Glasgow’s finest buildings, old and new, and enjoy various guided walks throughout the city in the annual festival that involves more than 100 buildings and last year boasted nearly 81,000 visits. www.glasgowdoorsopenday. com

27 & 28 September 1.30pm Hairy MacLary & Friends Tron Theatre Meet the doggy crew and their feline antagonists in a musical for those aged 3+ based on the enormously popular books. Ticket prices: £10, Concession £8, Family £32. www.tron.co.uk

21 September 11am Alan in Wonderland & the Three Goats Plus Eastwood Park Theatre A comical show for children and their families. Standard £7, Child £5. 0141 577 4956

27 September to 6 October Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Braehead Arena www.intubraehead.co.uk

21 & 22 September 10am-4pm Doors Open Day Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Our doors will be open for a warm welcome from all at the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre; known to many as ‘Glasgow’s Wee Hidden Gem’. There will be tours of the building plus puppet shows in our... www.maskandpuppet.co.uk

29 September 11am – 1pm The Enormous Turnip Eastwood Park Theatre Come along and be part of this classic childrens tale. Grow a seed….help it get bigger….and bigger…until it is ENORMOUS. We’ll provide the story – all the family have to do is turnip! Age 3-7 Standard £5 Family £17 Tel: 0141 577 4956

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29 September

1pm - 4pm Teddy Bears Picnic Finlaystone Country Park Bring Teddy or dolly down to the woods for a picnic! www.finlaystone.co.uk

2pm - 4pm Food for Free Finlaystone Country Park Explore the woodland and find nature’s bounty. www.finlaystone.co.uk

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1 to 6 October 2pm – 4pm Traditional Play Culzean Castle & Country Park Try your hand at old fashioned games. Join NTS staff for a short traditional play session where families can try old-fashioned toys and games together. For further information please call 0844 4932148 5 October 9.30am - 2pm Clyde Valley Fruit Day Overton Farm A celebration of the fruit growing tradition in our area, along with the market goodies visitors can watch chef demonstrations, wood carving, apple pressing, live music and gain interesting information about the Valley’s heritage. It’s a fun filled day for all. Don’t forget your scarecrow, bring it early to win a prize of a market voucher. Telephone: 01555 665064/663430 5 October 2pm Oscar’s Amazing Space Adventure Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre by Mousetale Puppets Oscar the Mouse, despite his mum’s best efforts to make him do his homework, always seems to have something more exciting planned. www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 6 October 1pm - 4pm Highland Games and BBQ Finlaystone Country Park Traditional Highland games for all the family. www.finlaystone.co.uk 12 October 2pm Goldilocks & The Three Bears Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre by Miriam Lambert Puppeteer. Imagine a storybook that comes alive! This is the tale of a little girl who pays a visit to the home of a very adorable baby bear. www.maskandpuppet.co.uk

PUPPETS & MAGIC FOR ALL Magipup Festival 12-20 Oct 2013

12 October Commonwealth Family Festival October 2013 Scotland Street School Museum Regular opening hours apply. The programme includes live music, dance, arts activities and lots of family fun. Festival events in 3 venues across Glasgow . Can you visit all 3 in one day? Check it out on Glasgow Arts Facebook & Glasgow Life/Arts web site 0141 287 0500 12, 17, 19, 20 October 11.30am - 12.15pm Teddy Bear Tea Party Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Bring your teddy bear along to our Tea Party in the tearooms! Were we will have songs, rhymes and stories on the menu, and some art for dessert! Part of the Creative Mackintosh 2013 programme 0141 276 9599 12 – 20 October 10am – 4pm Halloween Treasure Hunt Calderglen Country Park Experience some Spooky goings on with our Halloween themed treasure hunt to gather the clues hidden all around! 6 -12 years. Younger children are welcome with an accompanying adult. Treasure maps are available from the gift shop cost £1.30. 01355 236 644 12 - 20 October Go Wild in 2013 National Museum of Rural Life Enjoy our Go Wild programme this summer and autumn at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride. Take part in den-making, ranger walks, craft sessions, photography and more! Cost included in museum admission, suitable for families with primary age children. Telephone: 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk/rural

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14 – 20 October

10am – 12.30pm Lads ‘n’ Dads Survival Course age 6 Mugdock Country Park Lads ‘n Dads, Kids ‘n Carers, Child ‘n Appropriate Adult… you get the jist! It’s a day out spending time together, learning new skills and making memories. You will be fire lighting, animal tracking, shelter building and finding food for free. Cost £15 for one adult and one child, additional children £7.50 each. Booking essential 0141 956 6100 or book online here www.mugdock-country-park. org.uk 13 & 14 October 2pm The Gingerbread Man Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre by Miriam Lambert Puppeteer. Imagine a storybook that comes alive! “Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbreadman”. www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 13 October & 27 October 1pm- 2.30pm Pirates School with Captain Codswallop Scotland Street School Museum Join Captain Codswallop as he puts ye through your paces around the good ship Scotland Street ! 0141 287 0500

10am – 5pm Zoo Poo Calderglen Country Park Animals come in all different shapes and sizes and so does their poo! This fun quiz is not for the squeamish. 01355 236 644 15 October 10am – 10:45am (pre-school) / 11.30am - 12.45pm (P1-P4) Notes of Fun - A Pirate and Pirate Princess Adventure Mugdock Country Park Arrrrr, boys and girls come aboard our pirate ship and sail down to Pirate cove for a sing-a-long and dance musical adventure. Children can come dressed up if they want to. With Pirate craft-making for P1-P4. Cost £4/£5. Booking essential on 0141 956 6100 or book online www. mugdock-country-park.org. uk 15 to 19 October 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm October Play in a Week Eastwood Park Theatre These popular half-day sessions will be full of stories, games, songs and fun. 5-8yrs £52.50/£26.25 concession (Bookable through Customer First 0141 577 3008 from mid September)

For Halloween events see www.familiesglasgow.co.uk for a massive listing of creepy events happening near you!

16 October

19 October

2pm Magical Extravaganza Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre By Alex The Magician An afternoon of pure magical entertainment as Alex the magician works his magic on you and will not only have all the children laughing, giggling and smiling but the adults too. www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 18 October 10am – 1pm Punch & Judy Puppets, Coffee & Homebaking Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre The Centre will be open for drop-in workshops from 10am to 1pm. No need to book, just turn up on the day. Why not get together with a few friends and arrange to meet for a coffee and a chat while. www.mask andpuppet.co.uk 18, 19, 30, 31 October 6.45pm and 8.15pm Fright Night Mugdock Castle Are you brave enough to visit the isolated Mugdock Castle in the dead of night? Ghostly grounds and dingy dungeons known for their sightings of spooky spectres and ghastly ghouls, unexplained noises and flitting shadows. If you are willing to enter this haunting world then take a friend...you will need someone to cling to when you are screaming. You could run but there is nowhere to hide!! Good luck!!! Cost £7. Age limits apply. Booking essential 0141 956 6100.

2pm Jack & The Beanstalk Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre Sat 19th Oct 2pm Jack & The Beanstalk by Clive Chandler Tip Top Puppets A traditional story with a twist, see how Jack solves a GIANT problem and demonstrates that sometimes it is a good idea to have your head in the clouds! www.maskandpuppet.co.uk 19 October 3.00pm & 7.30pm The Wizard Of Oz Royal Concert Hall Ticket prices: £12.50-35, Concession £6.25-17.50 www.glasgowconcerthalls. com 20 October 2pm - 4pm Apple Day Finlaystone Country Park Apple based games and crafts to celebrate apple day. www.finlaystone.co.uk 20 October 2pm – 4pm Culzean Apple Event Culzean Castle & Country Park An Afternoon of all things apple. Apples on show, pressing and juicing demonstrations, micro life on apple trees and apple art activities for children. A selection of Culzean apples will be available for sale. Stone Barn at the Visitor Centre. For further information please call 0844 4932148

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