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Frome Children’s Centres Families from the Frome Children’s Centres enjoyed a variety of activities and trips during the summer holidays. Activities included making top secret boxes, a dance workshop, visit from Zoolab, sports activities and lots of arts and crafts. We also very much enjoyed our trips to Weymouth, Boomerang Soft Play and Southwick Country Park. Our Dads Group also had fun visiting the Somerset Earth Science Centre where they enjoyed games in the woods and pond dipping. The summer party was at Brokerswood Country Park where we enjoyed a group BBQ and had lots of fun doing canoeing, archery and fishing.
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Raising money for... In 2010 our world fell apart, our only son Ben passed away from a Brain Tumour after a 3 an a half year fight. Spending a lot of time in hospitals, we wanted to do something to help others going through this horrific ordeal, no matter what is wrong with a child, it is a worrying time. In 2011 we set up “Time Is Precious” charity, to help children & their families whilst in hospital. TIP- work alongside our local children’s hospitals & wards to purchase equipment that will help make children’s & families stay a little more easier. Some of the resources we have purchased; I.Pads, Sensory Equipment, Portable DVD Players, T.V’s, Baby Equipment, Specialized equipment for Physiotherapy & disabled children, a new Oncology Parents Room, wheelchairs, Educational Resources & much more. If you would like to support “Time Is Precious” we appreciate every single penny. We are able to come along & do an assembly and/or a visit from our mascot Mr. Lion. Please contact us on email@example.com or visit our website to ﬁnd out more www.timeisprecious.org
Oakfield Pupils learn Mandarin This year pupils have been learning Mandarin at the Academy as well as French and German. Chinese classes take place after school with Mrs J Lu, who uses highly creative ways to teach pupils the names of days and months, useful phrases and how to count up to one hundred in Mandarin. During Miss Lu’s classes, pupils have also learned about Chinese culture, particularly music, art and cuisine. Miss Lu comes from Shanghai in the Middle East of China and has taught English, Chinese and Mandarin. The Academy wishes to thanks Mrs Lu for taking the classes, where she has even been known to treat pupils to a spot of Chinese Flute playing! In the picture: Ivo, Finlay, Iris, Stephanie, Mrs Lu, Nickolaj and Jack. Pupils stand in front of their Chinese fans (which they used to learn Mandarin) holding their ‘happiness’ characters.
Frome in Bloom Selwood Academy are delighted to have won the Gold Certificate in the Schools and Colleges category of Frome in Bloom 2013. The pupils and staff have worked extremely hard this year to improve the gardens and are thrilled to have this recognised by the judges of Frome in Bloom. Visitors to the school have been very complimentary of the grounds which has been wonderful to hear. The Academy have some fantastic ideas to develop the gardens further for 2014 and are looking forward to next year’s competition!
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10 tips for parents When your child first heads off to school, it can be hard to let go. You remember your own teachers. What’s this one going to be like? And most importantly, how can you get the best out of your child’s teacher and ensure your child’s time at school is happy and fruitful.
1 Treat teachers as professionals
Teachers get a lot of criticism in the press, but the vast majority are very competent and dedicated. They have had many years of training and standards have improved in the last few years in both private and state sectors. Treat your teachers with respect and professionalism.
2 Be realistic
As parents, we have huge expectations for our children. Having high expectations and wanting the best for your child is great, but it’s even better if you can remain realistic. When the teacher says your child is just about average, then he probably is. Yes, there are some late bloomers who don’t flourish until they are older. But as teachers, they usually get it right.
3 Acknowledge your feelings about school
When children first start school, parents are often surprised by the feelings that are aroused when they set foot on the school premises. Just remember to play the adult when visiting school. Be mindful of these old feelings, but don’t be hijacked by them.
4 Forgive mistakes
As we all know, working with children is not an exact science. This means that, on occasions, teachers are going to get it wrong. When you’re dealing with your child’s teacher, try not to complain about every mistake she makes. If there is a serious problem or an ongoing situation, then make an appointment with the teacher and talk through the issues. If there is still no change, ask the head teacher to become involved, but continue to be polite and positive during these meetings.
5 Be punctual
This might seem trivial, but there is nothing more annoying than parents who consistently bring their children in late. Teachers are sympathetic to the odd bit of tardiness, but it is maddening to hear “Sorry I’m late” from the same parent every morning. Wake up earlier and get organised.
6 Offer to help out
Many schools like parents to get involved. If you can spare an hour or two a week to hear children read or help in an area of expertise, such as art or PE, then most teachers would be more than happy to see you. But equally, be realistic about how much time you can dedicate to the class.
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Everybody thrives on praise and teachers are no different. Parents often find it hard to give positive feedback because schools can make them nervous, but teachers love being given compliments about thier work. Teaching can be a very isolated job.
8 Get the timing right
Teaching is an exhausting job. Until you have done it yourself it’s impossible to realise what a drain it can be. After a long day teaching your delightful child, and sometimes up to 29 others, teachers are not always at their best.
9 Don’t take breaks during term time
It’s really frustrating that airlines double their prices during the school holidays, but your school will have a policy of no holidays in term time, please stick to it.
10 It’s the thought that counts
Receiving presents from parents is fantastic, but don’t go over the top. A token gift at Christmas or at the end of the year always goes down well, especially if it comes with a card containing thanks and appreciation for all the teacher’s hard work.
Did you know? 1 in 5 children leave school unable to swim. Why is learning to swim important? When children learn how to swim at an early age it can prove invaluable in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and provides a life skill. What’s in it for me? Swimming is for all ages, sizes and abilities and children love swimming with friends and family. It also keeps you fit and healthy so that you have lots of energy during the day. Just think – when you go on holiday you’ll be able to swim with dolphins, go snorkelling and splash around in the pool! Your local leisure centres have swimming pools with plenty of sessions, lessons and cool courses to choose from so have a sneaky look at www.kinetikaswimming.co.uk Need more convincing? Prince William believes in swimming as a life skill and earlier this year said, “Swimming is unique - it is the only sport that can save lives - which is why I’m so keen for school swimming to be accessible for all children at all primary schools.” Cut out and present your voucher at one of our listed centres PLUS for a chance to WIN a £20 Zoggs voucher** to spend at one of our centres email your name and mobile telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org **T&Cs apply
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For most of the general population Halloween is a night for dressing up, telling ghost stories, having spooky parties, trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. What most people don’t know is that Halloween is actually based on an ancient Celtic holiday known as Samhain (pronounced “sow wan”), which means “summer’s end”. It was the end of the Celtic year, starting at sundown on October 31st and going through to sundown November 1st. It was a night to honour loved ones that had passed on. Celebrated for centuries by the Celts of old, Witches and many other nature based religions, it is the most magical night of the year. It is the Witches’ New Year, and the Last Harvest. Although the religious significance of it has passed for the general public, Halloween is a “magical” night for all! On this magical night, glowing lanterns, carved from turnips or gourds, were set on porches and in windows to welcome deceased loved ones, but also to act as protection against malevolent spirits. Burning lumps of coal were used inside as a source of light, later to be replaced by candles. When European settlers, particularly the Irish, arrived in America they found the native pumpkin to be larger, easier to carve and seemed the perfect choice for the lanterns. Halloween didn’t really catch on big in this country until the late 1800’s and has been celebrated in so many ways ever since!
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Tips for a safe • Children should never play with fireworks. If you give children sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800°F (982°C) — hot enough to melt gold. • Buy only legal fireworks (legal fireworks have a label with the manufacturer’s name and directions; illegal ones are unlabeled), and store them in a cool, dry place. Never try to make your own fireworks. • Always use fireworks outside and have a bucket of water and a hose nearby in case of accidents. • Don’t hold fireworks in your hand or have any part of your body over them while lighting. Wear some sort of eye protection, and avoid carrying fireworks in your pocket — the friction could set them off. • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush and leaves and flammable substances. • Light one firework at a time and never relight a dud. • Don’t allow children to pick up pieces of fireworks after an event. Some may still be ignited and can explode at any time. • Soak all fireworks in a bucket of water before throwing them in the rubbish bin. • Think about your pet. Animals have sensitive ears and can be extremely frightened or stressed on the firework night. Keep pets indoors to reduce the risk that they’ll run loose or get injured.
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A rallying cry is being issued to shoppers to support local independent stores as this yearâ€™s Christmas shopping season gets under way. The run-up to Christmas is a crucial time for traders, and people are being urged to think of our locally-run shops when looking for presents this year. Our local High Streets have a wonderful mix of unique independent stores and to make sure this continues we need throw our support behind small independent traders to help them thrive. Shopping locally helps to improve the local economy research suggests a pound spent with a local business stays in the local economy for five more transactions whereas a pound spend with a national business operating locally stays in the local economy for just two transactions. These independent businesses help define our city and we hope this promotion encourages people to do more of their spending locally and introduces new customers to shops with a proud local tradition and heritage.
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Let’s buy Christmas presents from small local businesses and self-employed people from our neighbourhood who sell online or a local craftsperson who make jewellery, the amazing local florist or the local bakers who make homemade cakes, buns and chocolates. The people who run the café or salon, lets make sure our money goes to individual people and not multinational companies. This way more local people will have a better Christmas.
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Take a fresh look at Bath Christmas Market! Bath Christmas Market is set to add some festive sparkle to the centre of the city again this year, from 28th November – 15th December, and this year there are even more reasons to come. With more than 150 stalls this year, each ran by a small business offering toys, jewellery, art, crafts food and home-ware there really is something for everyone. All of the chalets are allocated giving preference given to quality, handmade and locally sourced items – only the best will do for our customers! – and this year we have a third new traders, so you will find different gift ideas all over the site. Don’t miss Bath Street, where you’ll find tiny, emerging local microbusinesses selling their products commercially for the first time, set in a pretty icicle-laden, snowy setting – you’ll also find a great competition there, with the chance to meet Santa in Lapland! Bath’s is the only Christmas Market to have been awarded accreditation by Visit England as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction – so if you are considering where you’ll go to do your Christmas shopping, remember: England’s best Christmas Market is right on your doorstep. www.bathchristmasmarket.co.uk Facebook: Bath Christmas Market Twitter: @bathxmasmarket
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I’m a Frog An Elephant and Piggie book Author: Mo Willems Ages: 6 to 8 Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I’m a Frog! Piggie has some ribbiting news! Can Gerald make the leap required to accept Piggie’s new identity?
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Here is a Halloween container for trick or treating which even the littlest children can make and decorate, with very little help. You will need: A seaside bucket (clean), Coloured crepe paper, coloured sticky tape, Stickers and/or glitter glue to decorate Instructions: Wrap the crepe paper around the bucket and tape in place. Now wrap the coloured tape around the handle. Decorate your cauldron with stickers and/or glitter glue!
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These candle jars are simple and great fun to make, and a very effective Halloween decoration. But an adult will need to supervise everything to do with the candle - including, of course, lighting it! You will need: Jars of all shapes and sizes and appropriate candles to fit them Tissue paper - orange, white, purple or black Black construction paper Glue Scissors Black felt tip marker Instructions: You can get very creative making your Halloween candle jars, and we are sure you will come up with many different ideas. Basically you wrap the jar in a piece of tissue paper, insert the candle and light it! You create the effect you want either by cutting out pieces of the tissue paper, or by sticking extra pieces of paper on, or just by drawing your design with black felt tip marker.
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For a fun advent calendar, stick matchboxes together and fill with charms or sweets. Remove the matches and arrange the boxes in five rows so there are ten on the bottom row, seven on the next, four on top of that, then a row of two, and just one on the top. Stick the boxes together in their rows using a glue gun, then cover the exterior of each row with pretty festive paper. Next, stick the rows together using the glue gun. Use stamps or stickers to print the numbers from 1 to 24 on the boxes. Fill with a range of tiny gifts.
Grain sack Advent Calendar Use a grain sack or a piece of hessian and sew 24 varying size pockets to the sack. Use stickers or draw the numbers onto the pockets and fill them with treats for the festive season.
How to reduce sibling rivalry It is thought that a gap of between two and four years will promote the worst sibling jealousy and that a gap of over five years will produce the least, but this is by no means always the case. Do not despair; your child is not the devil’s spawn, just a normal child expressing his feelings in the only way he knows how. Young children are very self-focused and even if they will share with friends’ children on a visit, that is very far removed from having to “share” every day. There are ways you can help alleviate his fears. Try to persuade family and friends to
make a fuss of your eldest child as they normally do before they make any fuss of the new baby. This is particularly important when a favourite relation of your child’s visits. Give your child big boy privileges that the baby cannot have and point this out to him. Try and make sure you give your older child special one-to-one attention when the baby is sleeping or being cared for by another adult. All these little things help to reassure your child that he or she is still important and loved even though the little alien has arrived. This often helps to
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stem the jealousy and make the baby more acceptable. As baby grows let your child, if he wants to, help with everyday tasks like bath time, nappy changing and mealtimes but don’t force the issue. Some siblings will never be best friends due to individual personalities but the vast majority will grow up happily together despite the rocky start. And don’t listen to those who tell you that their children adored each other from day one because there is no child born who did not resent a brother or sister at some time.
Helping your child through bedwetting Most people can remember wetting the bed when they were a child. Nocturnal enuresis, as it is technically known, is common in childhood. It can be occasional or persistent and can affect children of all ages, even those in their teens. As well as being a pain for the parent, the problem can be a huge cause of embarrassment for a child. The natural course of progression for parents is to encourage night-time dryness once a child has learned to stay dry during the day. There are many reasons why children wet the bed for longer than normal. According to research, bedwetting can be an inherited trait, especially if both parents used to wet the bed when they were young. If the problem persists well into early childhood, it would be wise to consider possible physical factors, such as slow bladder growth, diabetes, constipation, allergies, abnormal sleep patterns, physical abnormalities or deficiencies in urine inhibiting hormones during the night. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned. As children get older they will become more aware that this is not the norm and may feel embarrassed and ashamed. It is down to the parents to stay positive and reassure the child it is not their fault and that the problem will resolve itself with time. Experts advise that any discussions about bedwetting should
always be as private as possible and away from any siblings. One solution is to involve the child in prevention methods. There are a number of disposable underwear products available as well as disposable mattress pads to choose from. Ask if the child wishes to be woken in the night to pop to the toilet - you can offer them an alarm clock or bedwetting alarm device. Involving them in the choice of prevention may help build a sense of grown-up independence as they are self-managing the problem. For some children a reward chart with incentives for several dry nights helps motivate staying dry. One good exercise is to encourage your child to wait as long as possible to urinate
during the day, which stretches the bladder and increases muscle strength. Discourage caffeinated foods like chocolate or colas as they stimulate the bladder. Also keep them well hydrated during the day so they don’t have a thirst in the evening. Typically, children who wet the bed once a night will slowly progress to wetting fewer nights each week, with fluctuations back and forth, until they eventually outgrow the problem altogether. However, the entire process can take more than a year or two to fully resolve itself. Regardless of how you proceed, avoid putting pressure on your child and don’t dish out punishments, say experts. Staying dry all night is a developmental skill that all children achieve in time.
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PS3: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX Fully remastered in HD, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is a stunning collection of the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories, never previously available in Europe and PAL territories. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colourful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured-until, that is, the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune.
Nintendo Wii: Rayman Legends Rayman, named platformer of the year and winner of multiple artistic and musical achievements, is coming to the Wii U with a brand new adventure. Rayman Legends makes full use of the power of the Wii U. With the new Wii U controller, discover new ways to platform with its touch-based gameplay, gyroscope technology, and even the ability to extend your playing experience when the TV is off.
what’s on OCTOBER 19 Trowbridge Carnival 7pm
Starting at Canal Road through the streets of Trowbridge finishing at Cradle Bridge - no viewing in Bythesea Rd ......................................................................
26 Andy & Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine
Join CBeebies Andy Day and Mike James as they go on a marvellous adventure in a Time Machine which sends them on a quest to collect the things they need from the past. Will they make it back to the here and now or be trapped in the mists of time forever. They haven’t a chance without your help! Suitable for over 3s and their families. Box Office:01373 462795 www.fromememorialtheatre.org.uk email@example.com ......................................................................
26-29 Free Craft Activities For Children and Adults at
Trowbridge Museum, West Wiltshire ......................................................................
26 -31 Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Bring your children along to our Pumpkin Carving workshop. We provide both the pumpkins and tea lights for just £3.99 each. Our friendly staff will always be on hand to provide assistance and inspiration for some spooky lantern designs. Book tickets online. 10:00am – 4:00pm, Whitehall Garden Centre, Lacock ......................................................................
26 - 3 nov Witches and wizards potion trail 10:30am to 5:30pm. Collect the ingredients you need to make your very own pretend ‘Lacock Potion’ on a magical day out at Lacock Abbey. Free event (normal admission charges apply) Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village ...................................................................... 26 Warminster Carnival
6.30pm from corner Boreham Rd/Prestbury Drive to Obelisk ......................................................................
26-27 Big family tree climb
Come and join our qualified tree-climbers for an exciting tree top adventure. With opportunities to climb some of our giant trees. National Trust, Stourhead Gardens Wiltshire BA12 6QD ......................................................................
26-3 nov Halloween Trail
Take part in our spooky Hallowe’en themed trail around the garden. Seek out our scary pumpkins and follow the clues to receive a prize. £1 per trail. Per Item £1 Prior Park Landscape Gardens ......................................................................
29 Witches and Wizards Day
11:00am Pop on your hallowe’en outfit and come and lurk around the abbey grounds for lots of family fun. Free event (normal admission charges apply) Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village ......................................................................
31 Hallowe’en craft making
12:30pm Visit our summer house and make spooky cobwebs, bats and masks to take home ready for Hallowe’en night. Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath ......................................................................
31 Happy Halloween at The American Museum
Come along and celebrate this most American of holidays at the Museum! Join us for spooky crafts and face painting. Fancy dress welcome. All events and activities included with Gardens only admission (unless otherwise noted). American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor,Bath
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Football training and organised matches for boys and girls from Reception to year 11 If you’d like to join our football family, contact Sarah Davis on 07832 035552 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Term Holiday Courses - October 28th - November 1st A variety of courses including an introduction to riding, stable management and show jumping. Special deals also available in November. Please see our web site for more details www.warminstersaddleclub.com Oxendene, Warminster, Wilts BA12 0DZ 01985 222395 01935 213925
PLAY FOR FROME PLAY FOR FROME Email: email@example.com or phone 07889123869 for more information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 07889123869 for more information www.frometownfc.co.uk Frome Town FC was founded in 1904 and has made www.frometownfc.co.uk fantastic progress on and off the pitch over the last
10 or so years, achieving 4 promotions and now playing just 3 divisions below the Football League. More importantly we have developed the Club as a whole so we now have 3 adult men’s teams, 2 adult ladies’, veterans, under 18’s and pretty much every age of youth football, boys and girls, from 4 upwards and much of this has been achieved over the last 4 years.
PLAY FOR FROME Email: email@example.com or phone 07889123869 for more information
As a result in 2010 we were awarded the FA Charter Standard Community Club award, the highest available in recognition of our community work, then last year we were nominated for and won both the Somerset and South West Regional Community Club of the Year Awards. Somerset FA stated “The club currently supports football at all levels within its structure and is currently Somerset’s highest ranked charter standard community club in the men’s football pyramid. With forward thinking and pro-active coaches within the youth section, the club are currently providing a wonderful platform and pathway for young players to progress.”
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It is very important you look after yourself; eating healthily, exercising regularly and spending time with the people who motivate and support you is vital to both adults and children alike. Regular exercise is the best way to keep you healthy and fit. Taking part in sport helps to reduce your stress levels, increase your energy levels and to tone up your body. There are plenty of ways to give yourself a kick start, from visiting your local gym to taking part in one or two of the many weekly exercise classes now available. If you prefer to exercise outside in the fresh air then you may wish to consider joining a sporting team, for fun or competition. There are hundreds of sports available to all and these can range form football to martial arts. Swimming is not only fun but one of the best ways of staying healthy and fit. Swimming regularly is beneficial to your whole body physically and allows you to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is a vital skill for children to be able to swim and there are many sports centres and swimming pools that offer lessons to children from birth onwards. It is also important to eat healthily which will make you feel your best. Make sure you are eating a wide range of foods to give you a balanced diet. This will also ensure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. Make sure you are eating the correct number of calories for your level of activity. Drinking plenty of water both on and off of the sports field is also crucial for keeping your hydration in check. If your body is low on water this can affect your ability to perform as well as making you feel lousy. Water is by far the best thing you can drink whilst exercising. It is important to take time out to look after yourself. Hopefully the ideas above will enable you to lead a healthier and fitter lifestyle. Good luck!
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Join our learn to swim programme - spaces available now in higher levels to help you to swim better and further. Highly competitive rates ÂŁ3.45 per week (40 week teaching year) with lessons delivered by qualified ASA swimming teachers. Alternatively if you see yourself as the next Michael Phelps or Rebecca Adlington and are interested in swimming in competitions and galas our squad programme has it all. With swimmers from 7 years up we offer comprehensive training delivered by a dedicated coaching team who will nurture and develop swimmers to help them achieve their goals.
For further information about Learn to Swim contact Sharon Smith LTSfromesc@gmail.com or for enquiries about the swimming squad contact Lead Coach Susie Hann, email@example.com or 01373 469938
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Enjoying time out with your family With some preparation and a few strategies, it is possible to take your children out. Children need to be taught what behaviour is expected of them in restaurants. They cannot be expected to know automatically since some of the rules of restaurant are going to be a bit different from home. When children have mastered behaving during the meal itself, a family can venture out to the more family friendly restaurants that have table service. One good way to tell a family friendly restaurant from others is that they will provide high chairs and booster seats, and they have a children’s menu. You should be at the restaurant a little before the child’s regular dinnertime so that they will not be starving before the food arrives. Regardless of how a restaurant may seem, if the service is slow by adult standards, you will be miserable, so opt out of those places. You will want to pack a bag of quiet toys, colouring books and crayons, but these distractions may wear out. One hint for packing toys for a truly critical experience for the child is to pack new or unfamiliar toys. They will be
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more entertained by something they have never seen, if you have chosen well. It is good to always have a few of these types of toys hidden away for this purpose. Packing snacks has dubious value. If the child eats before their real dinner comes, they will still need to wait while everyone else eats. Sometimes if the waiting gets too hard it is helpful for an adult to take the child to the lobby or outdoors for a few minutes for a change of
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Tuesday quiz and curry night £100 pot Thursday 2 10oz rump steaks and a bottle of wine for only £25 Friday Fresh ﬁsh Friday 5 fresh from the sea ﬁsh specials Sunday Roast only £8.50(£4.50 child) plus take away roast for only £7.50
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Eat Drink Be Merry December 4th Over 20 stall holders showing the ﬁnest in homemade and hand crafted goods. Great Christmas gift ideas Mulled wine and cider Hot food available Craft exhibitions
Book a table by the end of November to eat off of our Business Lunch or Festive Fayre menus and receive a
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scene. You will need to use this method judiciously because you do not want to be disturbing other diners by walking past their tables frequently. You also do not want to give your child the impression that wandering around the restaurant is acceptable behaviour, because it is not. Be certain to remember all your good table manners in the restaurant. Just because someone else is doing the cleaning up is no excuse to play with the food or leave a mess. Be polite to your server, and leave a generous tip if they have tried to accommodate the extra demands of your family. Not every restaurant experience with young children will be a great one. Some days you may have to ask the server to package your food for take-out, and spend more time covering your expectations with your child at home. Do not be discouraged. Every parent has had to deal with a cranky child at one time or another in a public situation. Sooner or later your children will get the hang of restaurant eating. Soon you will both be enjoying eating out as a family. All of the local restaurants shown on these pages welcome families and are able to supply high chairs and childrenâ€™s menuâ€™s to suit your child and to ensure your local dining experience is one you will want to carry out regularly.
To enter any of our fantastic competitions simply visit our website at www.heymag.co.uk and click on the Competitions button, complete the form and enter your answers! It couldn’t be easier! Closing date for entries: 8th November 2013
The chance to be a mascot for Frome Town Football Club!
Become a Frome Town mascot for the day. Being a mascot enables you to meet the team and the manager, lead the players onto the pitch at the start of the game, a photograph with the captains and match officials, a mention in the programme and also a goodie bag. Your parents will also have 2 tickets to that they can watch your special day. To win, simply answer the following question:
What is the name of the Frome Town FC stadium?
Family tickets to Avon Valley Railway!
The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It’s a real treat for the whole family! Every weekend from late November to Christmas Eve, Father Christmas will be on the steam train at the Avon Valley Railway. Accompanied by his helpers he will make his way along the train, stopping to talk to all the children and providing they have been good, give them each a quality present. Parents are not neglected as everyone will also receive a delicious mince pie or festive biscuit. To win, simply answer the following question:
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A place at a Make It workshop!
Make it! Workshops are for making cool stuff and this Autumn there will be lots of ways to get creative in the Round Tower. They invent ll sorts of fun projects to do and make, and they use all sorts of materials from laptops to potting compost. Emphasis is on thinking and designing creatively, recycling, making personalized art and design projects and most of all, having fun! To win, simply answer the following question:
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A family pass at Junction 21
Junction 21 is the fun place for children AND adults...Katie and Julie have created a relaxed environment for your children where creativity is the name of the game...slides, ball pools, ropes, swings, nets, you name it and the kids can have fun with it ! A restaurant area allows parents to watch the kids enjoying themselves while they enjoy a coffee with new friends. Junction 21 is fast making its name as the venue for mums to have fun coffee mornings. To win, simply answer the following question:
What is the name of the birthday spaniel at Junction 21?
Capture a moment in time; make a unique gift; and have fun...all at the same time!
With Smallprint’s “Magic Inkless Print Kit”, you can capture every crease and wrinkle of your baby or child’s tiny hands and feet as a precious keepsake. Our fantastic kit enables you to take a gorgeous impression of your child’s hand or foot print, using our magic inkless wipes and specially coated paper - It’s completely clean and mess free! These prints can then be framed and displayed as a beautiful reminder of those tiny toes and fingers - There are some fun ideas of what to do with your prints in the pack! Each kit contains enough paper to take 2 handprints and 2 footprints. It’s easy-touse and safe for children of all ages, even newborns. You can even scan your prints and send them to Smallprint to make items from Smallprint’s fabulous range of jewellery.” To win, simply answer the following question:
Alexander Goodwin from Beckington School has won family tickets to Wookey Hole Caves.
Gil Endicot from St Louis Primary School has won family tickets to the SS Great Britain.
Imogen Draper from Oakfield Academy has won a £10 voucher for Ellenbray.
What famous building did Guy Fawkes try to blow up?
Heidi Macrae from Critchill School has won a place at a Make It workshop.
Daniel Garrett from Vallis Primary School has won family tickets to swim at Frome Leisure Centre.
Due to so many fantastic achievements we ran out of space! But donâ€™t worry your photo will be in the next edition of Hey!
Harry Pembro aged 9 is pictured with his llama, Ollie. They won reserve champion gelding llama at the British Llama Societyâ€™s National Championships in Newbury (Berkshire). Harry also won the Armitage Challenge Trophy with a different llama, called Riley. Well done Harry.
Bethany Pink aged 6 has passed her 5 metres swimming award, well done Bethany.
Daisy Dawson aged 9 took part in the Bath Triathlon, great work Daisy.
Olivia Partlow aged 6 has passed her pre primary dance exam, well done Olivia, keep up the good work.
Bethany has been awarded with a medal for her fantastic gymnastics, well done Bethany.
Harry Branchflower aged 6 has passed his stage 3 in swimming, well done Harry.
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ow! Let us know your ac hievements, both inside & outside of schoo l and we will includ e you in our next edition of WOW! Email your ph otos and text to: hey@ ignyte-uk.co.uk or call us on 01761 41 0141
Ashton Leakey aged 8 has achieved his yellow belt in Kick boxing, well done Ashton.
Aaron Stansfield aged 4 has been awarded his British Gymnastics Level 7 award, well done Aaron.
Ellie May aged 8 has achieved her seconder badge at Brownies, well done Ellie May.
Cory and Zak St. John both completed the library summer reading challenge. Well done to you both.
Bella Lovatt Williams aged 6 has passed her stage 1 swimming award, well done Bella.
Cole Martin aged 6 has passed his stage 1 and 2 in swimming, keep up the great work Cole.
Jenson has been awarded a highly commended at his recent street dance exam, well done Jenson.
Archie Stone has achieved his purple belt in martial arts at the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School, well done Archie.
Kirsten has passed her 15 metres swimming award, well done Kirsten.
Jacob James aged 7 has been awarded a medal for taking part in a football tournament. Well done Jacob.
Tia Stone has achieved her purple belt in martial arts at the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School, well done Tia.
Ruby Francis aged 4 has passed her Duckling Award Grade 3 in swimming, well done Ruby.
Yasmin has achieved her gymnastics award, well done Yasmin.
Chloe Hopkins has performed Happy Feet as part of the Bo Jangles Dance Team and was awarded with the Student of the Year trophy, well done Chloe.
Sophie Hanson aged 6 has passed her Goldfish 2 swimming award, well done Sophie.
Finlay Mead took part in the British BMX championships and came 2nd and then went on to compete in the World Championships in Birmingham. A great achievement Finlay, well done.
Kady Mills aged 8 has achieved her stage 2 in swimming, well done Kady.
Thomas Biddle aged 8 has passed his 10 metres front crawl award, well done Thomas.
PETS R E N COR Bang! Fireworks frighten animals Many dogs and cats will try to hide when they hear fireworks. This helps them to cope with their fear. You can help your pet by making sure they have a hiding place where they feel safe. • Create a comforting ‘den’. This could be inside a wardrobe or cupboard, or behind a sofa. Pad it with old pillows and blankets to help soundproof it/ • In the weeks leading up to firework season, let your pet have access to this den at all times and, for dogs in particular, offer healthy treats and praise when your dog uses it, this will build a positive association with this space. • A pheromone plug-in placed nearby can also help (available from pet shops and vet practices). These pheromones are calming scents that dogs and cats can smell but we can’t. • Your pet may already have a preferred hiding place. That is fine; they should not be forced out if this is already the place where they feel most relaxed. • Ensure dogs and cats are micro chipped so that if they escape from the house, scared and confused, there is more chance you will be reunited. • If you have concerns about your pet’s phobia you should speak to your vet for help and guidance. Noise phobias in pets are treatable with the right professional help.
“Remember to walk your dogs early in the evening before the ﬁreworks start. Distract your pets by playing with them and giving them new chews or toys to play with” Keep your doors, windows and cat ﬂaps closed to help prevent your cats escaping and to also minimise noise of the ﬁreworks. Remember to put a litter tray down for cats when keeping them in”
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Family fun at Lacock Abbey At any time of year Lacock is the perfect place to explore.
Have an outdoor adventure in our woodland garden and follow our monthly family trail this November to learn where animals go to sleep in winter. Discover our magical medieval cloisters and enjoy seasonal events all year round. Members and under 5s go free.
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