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Gold Artsmark Oakfield Academy has much to celebrate at the start of the new school year as the Arts Council has given its highest award to the school. The Artsmark GOLD status has been awarded in recognition of the schools commitment to, and excellence in, arts education. Kate Stewart Head of Art and part of the Performing Arts Team said, “This is a fantastic recognition of the quality of the arts at Oakfield. As one of only 3% of schools in the UK and the only Middle School in Somerset to be granted Artsmark Gold status, we are extremely proud of this award and of the amazing work and performances our students and staff produce.” Examples of events that made the award possible this year include an arts based cross curricular whole school enrichment day, a hugely successful production of High School Musical, a samba spectacular taken onto the streets of Frome, A visit to Babbington house to see the Antony Gormley exhibition and participation in a workshop.

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Three pupils, who attend Selwood Academy, raised money for the Blue Cross in Frome this month by organising and running healthy cake sales in the school. Gianni Lochi, Annie Warde and Chelsea Colebrook handed over a cheque to the Blue Cross for £42.37. The pupils independently set up their own lunchtime club called SPOA (Selwood Protection of Animals). They meet regularly to discuss and plan ways that they can raise money for local animal charities. Previously, they have organised Christmas stalls, raffles and game stands raising money for other animal charities in the local area. Gianni said, “It’s been great fun raising money and really good to know that we are making a difference!”. The group now plan to carry out other fundraising projects for local animal charities – so watch this space.

As part of Amber and Ruby classes’ Fairground topic at Christ Church C of E school this term the children took part in a circus skills session facilitated by Firestar Circus Arts. The children had a really enjoyable time taking part and learning new skills in a range of activities including tight wire, spinning plates, juggling, diablos, and devil sticks!

National Shakespeare festival Critchill School are ‘Officially Amazing’ On 8th February 2012 pupils and staff of Critchill School were among a staggering 114,277 other people attempting to break a Guinness World Record by simultaneously performing sign language to the same song in different locations. It was recently confirmed that we achieved the World Record and are now officially Record Breakers! On Wednesday February 6th 2013 at 2.45 p.m. schools throughout the UK and in other parts of the world will sign2sing for SignHealth and attempt to break a world record again! Critchill staff and pupils will be taking part and are encouraging other local schools to take part also. If you would like to find out more visit the sign2sing website or contact the school for further information. Well done to all that took part in the 2012 challenge!

On Tuesday 6 November Selwood pupils performed their version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream to Year 5 and 6 pupils in the school hall. This was a followup to their impressive participation in the National Shakespeare festival which was held in October. We were one of only 700 schools in the country (and 53 in the South West of England) who participated in the Shakespeare Schools Festival this year, with Selwood putting on a superb half-hour production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Merlin Theatre. Other schools performing on the night were Clarendon College and St Edmund’s school – two secondary schools. Mr Stephen Kirby, Headteacher said “I am sure all parents and staff in the audience would agree that our pupils not only delivered the Shakespearian language so effectively – with no need for a prompt at all – but they acted the scenes with real aplomb. The audience clearly revelled in the polished performance. Well done indeed to director Miss Hardman, choreographer Miss Howell and to the cast”.

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Donate your unwanted textiles to Critchill School… Critchill School’s Beautiful School Team are pleased to announce that the school has organised another textile collection with Rag Bag in order to raise funds for the school. In addition it will raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse. The collections have been a great success raising in excess of £700 so far. As well as raising vitally needed funds for our school of which will be used to help us make our school environment even better, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. It is a fact that as a nation we still send 1,081,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year. By getting involved in our Rag Bag collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles – this can include: • adults’ and children’s clothes • shoes (tied together please) • hats • belts • bags • soft toys • curtains • bedding (not duvets or pillows)

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Lit Chicks Roost at Oakfield Academy

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When Year 6 pupils Emily, Taisie, Lauren, Kody and Finlay were asked to write a set of instructions during their Literacy lesson, they decided that ‘How to make a cup of tea’ was not very stimulating. They had a discussion and the ‘Lit Chicks’ were hatched! The group planned how they would make their stuffed chick and wrote a set of instructions. They followed their written method to make their own toy, amending the instructions as they went along. Mrs Baillie-Smith was delighted with the group’s enthusiasm and finished work. Finlay enthused, ‘ It was awesome and great fun”. Kody added, “I will never forget making it.” The pupils have all given their chicks a name and a new home.

Critchill School and Writhlington School are pioneering a new venture, where pupils from each school meet up to participate in specialist workshops. The first of these will take place November 28th at Critchill School, where renowned French Chef Richard Bertinet will host a bread making class. Critchill School has recently undergone major redevelopment and now has a purpose built Food Technology department perfect for this workshop and also available to hire by contacting the school on 01373 464148 or office@critchill.somerset.sch.uk.

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Operation Christmas Child 2012 appeal.

Oakfield Academy Oakey Cokey Restaurant, managed by Edwards and Ward, celebrated National School Meals Week with schools from across the UK. Pupils were invited to vote for their favourite pudding of the week using a special polling card and votes were posted in a ballot box for a chance to be entered into a grand draw. Dennis Christie of Edwards and Ward drew the lucky winners and joined his colleague Scott Wallis, Edwards and Ward Operations Director, to present the two lucky winners with a box of delicious cupcakes each. Winners, Mikolaj from Year 6 and Katie from Year 8 couldn’t wait to share their prize cakes with their families and both agreed that it was fun taking part in the competition. Of all the puddings, doughnuts, ginger cake, carrot cake and Krispie cakes overall pupils chose Krispie cakes as their favourite.

Pupils from Oakfield Academy put together ‘whole class’ as well as individual Christmas boxes in response to the annual Christmas Child appeal held by the Samaritans Purse charity. Operation Christmas child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project and aims to send boxes to underprivileged children to some of the poorest parts of the world. Contributions for each box included a small toy, toiletries and educational supplies such as pencils and pencil sharpener. Year 5 pupils pictured here with some of the shoeboxes, all agreed; ‘It is good to help others, especially children who will receive few or no Christmas presents this year.’

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Deputy Head at Critchill School reports on internship opportunity in Austin, Texas For my Mandatory Teaching Qualification in Visual Impairment I was lucky enough to undertake my teaching placement at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) in Austin, Texas. During my time at the school I was placed in an elementary class with five pupils aged from 9-12 years old who all have a visual impairment and additional needs. As Texas is a large state many pupil’s home towns are situated a long distance away from the school, therefore they board at TSBVI during the week. The school is not intended to be used as a long term provision for pupils. Instead children attend whilst key skills are developed and their home school can be supported as necessary by TSBVI. It is always planned that pupils will return to their home schools. I had the opportunity to observe a range of skilled professionals who work with the pupils on both their academic and daily living skills. These included Orientation and Mobility officers, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists. It was clear to see the importance of specialized attention to both of these areas in order for pupils to reach their full potential. Skills are acquired and consolidated during the school day and at the dormitories. Pupils have individual lessons as well as group lessons with specialists and professionals around the school meet regularly to discuss a student’s progress and plan areas for future development. Tactile symbols are used throughout the school as a means of communication. The goals in using tactile symbols should be associated to skills such as improving organization, developing task sequencing, developing language concepts, or learning about positive and meaningful interaction. They serve as concrete representations for pupils, in particular those who are totally blind and for those who cannot interpret pictures or written words. They are also used to support a student’s ability to learn a more standard graphic language such as Braille or written words. In one class

I observed a very young pupil using symbolic objects rather than tactile symbols as he had not yet developed the skills needed to use the tactile symbol system. Items such as nappies and juice cups were instead used in order to both help him communicate his wants and needs and also prepare him for the daily events of school. His teacher plans to introduce the less abstract tactile symbols when she feels that the pupil is ready. From speaking to staff it is clear that many parents and families also use these symbols at home and find them extremely valuable. In particular tactile symbols are used by students in their personal and group calendars. These calendars are a key modification used by the school to support pupils in both their academic and social lives. The use of a calendar system helps to promote time concepts and vocabulary, support emotional development and helps to develop communication skills. They range in appearance from a two piece time box to a monthly calendar written in Braille. These calendars are designed with a student’s personal objectives and learning needs in mind and introduced at a pace which suits them. The new pupil in the class I was placed in was able to use a daily written and picture based calendar as soon as he arrived, whilst other pupils may require the simplicity of a two or three piece ‘anticipation calendar’ before moving on to something more sophisticated. My time at TSBVI was extremely valuable and thoroughly enjoyable. I learnt a great deal and hope to be able to implement aspects of what I observed and learnt into my own teaching practice. Sophie Addison - Deputy Head Teacher

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what’s on DECEMBER 16 November - 7 January Christmas at Longleat. Visit

Santa on the Santa Train. Ice Skating. Owls by Moonlight. For further information on all the events happening this Christmas at Longleat you can visit www.longleat.co.uk or call 01985 844400 ......................................................................

24 November - 24 December Santaland at Wookey Hole.

Visit Santa in his grotto and enjoy over 20 fantastic attractions. For further information visit www.wookey.co.uk or call 01749 672243 ......................................................................

1 - 16 Family Christmas Crafts, Stourhead. Join us for these drop in events to make something Christmassy together ...................................................................... 8 & 16 Don’t miss Santa as his sleigh stops at the magical mansion with presents for all the children. Booking Essential. Stourhead. Price: children £5 ...................................................................... 13 - 13 January Family pantomime, Snow White at the Theatre Royal Bath. For further information visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk or call 01225 448844 ...................................................................... until 16 Party In The Parlour at the American

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6 - 15 Pinocchio is at the Merlin Theatre Frome. Tickets £12

(£8). For further information visit www.merlintheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01373 465949 ......................................................................

7 - 31 Alladin at the Bristol Hippodrome ...................................................................... 14 - 23 Santa Train at Brokerswood Country Park. Tickets

cost £14.95 per child (includes a personal gift from Santa) and £5.50 for accompanying adults (maximum of 2). For further information visit www.brokerswood.net or call 01373 822 238 ......................................................................

15 Frome Youth Band Concert. The youth band performs a Christmas concert. Price: £7. Time 7.30pm. Venue: Frome Memorial Theatre Christchurch Street West,Frome,BA11 1EB, 07849 720470. www.fromememorialtheatre.org.uk ......................................................................

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15 Christmas Fun Day at Bath City Farm. Festive fun

including Christmas crafts and Santa in his grotto. From 11am until 2pm. For further information visit www.bathcityfarm.org.uk or call 01225 481269 ......................................................................

15 Frome Town Youth Band performs a Christmas concert at Frome Memorial Theatre. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. For further information visit www.fromememorialtheatre.org.uk or call 07849 720470 ......................................................................

15 - 16 Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout the day. A show of seasonal experiments. For further information you can visit www.at-bristol.org.uk or call 0845 345 1235 ...................................................................... 16 Holiday Homecoming at the American Museum 12 noon until 4.30pm. Crafts and face painting, 1pm – 4pm. Visit Father Christmas 2pm – 4pm. For further information visit www.americanmuseum.org or call 01225 460503 ......................................................................

21 - 23 Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout the day. A show of seasonal experiments. For further information you can visit www.at-bristol.org.uk or call 0845 345 1235 ...................................................................... 27 - 6 January Party Tricks At-Bristol. Shows throughout

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29 - 2 January Dick Whittington and his Cat at Frome Memorial Theatre. Matinees daily at 2pm and evening performances at 6.30pm. Tickets £13 adult, under 16’s £10, family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £40 .....................................................................

JANUARY 1 A great way to start the New Year. Join our Estate Ranger and Garden & Estate Manager on a wonderful walk through the garden, woods and parkland. 11am Stourhead. Prices: adult £10, children £5 ..................................................................... 2 -6 Alladin at the Bristol Hippodrome

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Ingredients 175g soft unsalted butter 175g caster sugar 3 eggs 400g plain flour 75g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 200g white chocolate Green writing icing Glace cherries 1 teaspoon baking powder Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C / Gas Mark 4. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder in to the bowl and mix in well to form a dough. Wrap the dough in cling-film and pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thick. Use a large circle cutter to cut 12 circles. Place on a lined or greased baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. The biscuits should be browning slightly but still spongy to touch. They will firm up as they cool. When the biscuits are cool, melt the white chocolate. Coat half of each biscuit in white chocolate. Trim the glace cherries into small pieces and put them on to each biscuit to form the holly berries. Use writing icing to draw on the holly leaves.

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Pinecone Christmas Tree Craft

Candy Cane Heart Craft

You will need:

You will need:

A pinecone Green acrylic paint Small lid from a juice container Glue Sequins and glitter

Instructions:

2 candy canes Double sided sticky tape or glue Wide ribbon

Instructions:

Paint the pinecone green and leave to dry. Sit the cone onto a small plastic lid and glue in place. You might want to weight the lid first with a small lump of playdough or sticky tack. Decorate the tree with glitter glue and sequins.

Stick the ends of the candy canes together to form your heart shape. Tie a ribbon bow around the top of the heart. If you want to hang the heart, tie the ends of the bow together to make a loop. Or you can give the heart as a quick and easy gift.

Button Wreath You will need: Pipe cleaner Buttons Ribbon

Instructions:

Thread the pipe cleaner in and out through the two holes of each button, spacing the buttons as you go.

Bend into a circle, then twist the top of the circle together to secure the buttons in place. Tie a ribbon bow around the top on the wreath. That’s it, you are done - and your button wreath is ready to display! Tie another loop of ribbon or cord, or attach another piece of pipe cleaner as a loop, to hang it up if you wish.


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! ? P U S ’ T A H W Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery By Simon Bartram, 5+ Bob, the man in the moon spots a strange seed bouncing along the surface of the moon, which grows overnight into the first ever Moontree! Bob does everything he can to protect the Moontree and its amazing fruit from the moon visitors, who all want to try and get a piece of the tree. Along his adventure Bob discovers that it’s not actually fruit growing from the tree but in fact eggs, each one containing baby aliens!

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Rise of the Guardians Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Release Date: 23rd November 2012 Certificate U Nativity 2 is a fantastic family Christmas film that follows on from the film Nativity that was released in 2009, it’s a British film full with big name actors and loads of kids. The story follows manic classroom assistant Mr Poppy as he tries to get his class of unruly kids to Christmas Castle in Wales for a festive singing competition. He breaks loads of rules and even drags along a new teacher for the adventure which is full of action. This is a great film for all the family that will have young and old laughing at the adventures of Mr.Poppy and the new class teacher Mr. Peterson.

Release Date: 30th November 2012 Certificate PG The children of the world are protected by ‘The Guardians’ a group of our most loved holiday characters and mythical creatures. However The Guardians cannot be seen by anyone as nobody seems to believe in them but when Pitch Black comes to spread fear and ruin the reputation of The Guardians they must join forces. Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the Sandman embark on a battle of good versus evil as Pitch Black tries to make himself the only known legend in the world. To protect the children of earth from Pitch Black, The Guardians must make them believe in them again. Santa gives out lots of presents, the Tooth Fairy pays out lots of money, the Sandman provides sweet dreams, the Easter Bunny makes the hunting of coloured eggs fun and Jack Frost gives the gift of snowy days … Will all of this be enough to make the children of Earth believe in The Guardians? Will Pitch Black be defeated?

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Release Date: 10th December 2012 Certificate U When Scrat accidentally provokes a continental cataclysm with a storm, Manny is separated from Ellie & Peaches on an iceberg with Diego, Sid and Granny but he promises that he will find a way to get them home. While crossing the ocean they are captured by the cruel pirate, Captain Gutt and his crew, they manage to escape and Manny then plots a plan to steal Captain Gutt’s ship and return home. However Captain Gutt plots revenge against Manny and his friends. Will they get home safely?

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Nintendo Wii: New Games Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed – Limited Edition Rating: 7+ Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes. Sonic and the All-Stars battle once again for the championship title in the ultimate race. Master your driving skills as you barrel role, boost & drift to overtake your rivals. In this action packed game its not just your fellow racers you need to watch out for, the river runs dry, the road falls away beneath you and new routes are emerging all the time. Your vehicle will transform to suit the terrain as you discover short cuts as you perfect the course.

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Xbox 360: New Games Kinect: Toy Story Mania Rating: 3+ Andy’s toys have created an amazing amusement park in his room and you can play alone or with a friend through a variety of Shooting Galleries and compete in fun motion-based mini games as you work to beat the high score, Toy Story Mania also includes bonus 3D features. Join all the classic Toy Story characters in Toy Story Mania! as Woody, Buzz and the gang stage their own zany, fun-filled carnival.

PS3: New Games Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force Rating: 7+ The duo embark on another exciting story-based adventure. Ratchet and Clank have a brand new enemy to face in this intergalactic conflict. The story involves Ratchet, Clank and Qwark confronting an alien army across three different planets set across five different levels. The game will work with two player split-screen or on-line.

Nintendo DS: New Games New Super Mario Bros. 2 Rating: 3+ Join Mario and Luigi as you play through over 80 levels, tackle new enemies and attempt to reach the ultimate goal...to collect 1 million coins. Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends are back in this latest instalment of the famous side-scrolling platform adventure series. Use familiar items such as Super Leaf, Mega Mushroom and Super Star to tackle obstacles in your way. However, new powerups have appeared like the Gold Flower, Gold Block, Gold Ring and Gold Mushroom to help build up your coin collection.


Stocking up According to folklore, the tradition of the Christmas Stocking dates back to the days of a kindly nobleman whose wife had died of an illness leaving him and his three daughters in despair. After losing all his money in useless and bad inventions the family had to move into a peasant’s cottage, where the daughters did their own cooking, sewing and cleaning. When it came time for the daughters to marry, the father became even more depressed as his daughters could not marry without dowries - money and property given to the new husband’s family. One night after the daughters had washed out their clothing they hung their stockings over the fireplace to dry. That night Saint Nicholas, knowing the despair of the father, stopped by the nobleman’s house. Looking in the window Saint Nicholas saw that the family had gone to bed. He also noticed the daughters’ stockings. Inspiration struck Saint Nicholas and he took three small bags of gold from his pouch and threw them one by one down the chimney and they landed in the stockings.The next morning when the daughters awoke they found their stockings contained enough gold for them to get married. The nobleman was able to see his three daughters marry and he lived a long and happy life. Children all over the world continue the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings. In some countries children have similar customs, in France the children place their shoes by the fireplace, a tradition dating back to when children wore wooden peasant shoes. In Holland the children fill their shoes with hay and a carrot for the horse of Sintirklass. In Hungary children shine their shoes before putting them near the door or a window sill. Italian children leave their shoes out the night before Epiphany, January 5, for La Befana the good witch. And in Puerto Rico children put greens and flowers in small boxes and place them outside the front door.

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*NEW YOU*

Christmas is nearly here and it’s time to get out your party clothes and enjoy the festive season.

You’ve spent the last few weeks Christmas shopping for presents and what seems to be enough food to feed the five thousand. You’ve lost count of the number of presents you’ve wrapped and cards you’ve written. You’ve been making costumes for nativity plays and been a taxi service for the children. You’ve been tangled up in Christmas lights and decorated the house to look like a Winter wonderland...it’s now time for you to enjoy the festive season and do something for yourself. But before you put your apron on and become a slave to the kitchen over the Christmas period take some time out just for you, treat yourself to a pamper session. You deserve it. A massage, manicure, beauty treatment or having your hair done can relieve those Christmas stresses and get you ready to become the ‘hostess with the mostest’. New Year’s Eve creeps up on all of us and before we know it we are celebrating the start of yet another year. We contemplate where the last year has disappeared and discuss our New Year’s resolutions, even though the majority of us have forgotten our resolutions from the previous year... but not this year...2013 is going to be the year you stick to yours. It’s a brand new year so why not make it a brand new you to match. Here are the top ten New Year’s resolutions: Lose weight and get fit Quit smoking Learn something new Eat healthier and diet Get out of debt and save money Spend more time with family Travel to new places Be less stressed Volunteer Drink less alcohol

Around 7 million people in the UK make New Year’s resolutions to improve their health, but sticking to it in the dark winter months can be particularly tough. However it’s worth remembering just 15 minutes of exercise a day can increase life expectancy by up to 3 years! Exercise doesn’t have to be something you dread each week and to ensure you stick to your New Year’s resolution of exercising more, make sure you find something you love and you find fun. If you’re looking to start running why not set yourself a goal, maybe it’s a sponsored run or even a half marathon by the end of the year! You could join a running club or get some of your friends and family to run with you so you can encourage each other. But please remember these safety tips: Make sure you are visible Wear bright coloured clothes, preferably with reflective pieces on them Don’t run alone at night Always carry ID on you or your mobile phone Be careful when running listening to music, cutting off your sense of hearing means you can’t hear oncoming cars or cyclists Don’t make assumptions about drivers Don’t assume drivers can see you Exercise classes can also be a great way to get fit, make friends and have fun. There are so many exercise classes you could try from Yoga and Pilates, which help develop core strength and tone the body, to Zumba and high impact aerobics which will really get you burning calories and toning all at the same time as shaking your stuff! Aerobic classes have some great health benefits: Helps prevent cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Helps strengthen the hardest working muscle in your body – your heart and reduces body fat by burning calories.

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However, running, aerobic classes or joining a gym might not be for you, you may not have the time or it might just simply not be your cup of tea. But all is not lost, there are some other simple changes you can make to help develop the new healthy you: Park a little further away from the shops meaning you have to walk a little further Walk the children to school or walk to the shops Take up gardening, this a great way to exercise Take the stairs whenever you can instead of the lift Dance. Although you may feel a little silly to begin with, why not have a disco in your lounge with the kids Do some bicep curls with objects you find around the house; canned food, rice etc If you are thinking about dieting you should always consult with your GP before starting. If you have decided a diet is one of your New Year’s resolutions you could join a slimming club where you will be able to meet new people who are also experiencing the same challenge as you. A slimming club is a great way to ensure you are following a healthy eating plan and at the same time you can share you successes and even your bad days with people who understand. Many slimming groups offer generous eating plans making slimming easier, which is good news if you have enjoyed numerous mince pies, chocolates and turkey curries over Christmas and are worried about being on a strict regime. With professional support and encouragement you will certainly shift those excess pounds.

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Here are a few tips on how to make sure your New Year’s resolutions last longer than your Christmas decorations: Ease your way in January and February are cold, hard months so don’t make yourself even more miserable. Whatever your new regime whether it’s the gym, running or aerobic classes, twice a week is fine. Set realistic goals If you’ve never been a runner before, a 10k fun-run by the end of February is achievable. A marathon could be a stretch too far. Focus on the positive Don’t think about how much you miss chips and burgers. If you fall off the wagon, just get back on and carry on. Get help. Go on the same diet as a friend or family member, you’ll have someone to share your goals with. So here’s to a happy healthy ‘New You’ in 2013!!

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Charlie Seviour aged 7 took part in a majorettes competition and achieved 4th place in her solo, also took part in the troupe presentation too as part Stardust Majorettes. Well done Charlie.

Bradley Horler aged 6 has passed his stage 2 in swimming, well done Bradley.

Jessie Rees aged 7 has passed her Preparatory Ballet exam. Well done Jessie.

Owen Smith aged 8 has received his 25 metres Rainbow Swimming Award. Well done Owen, keep up the great work.

Callum Scrine aged 5 has received a Puffin Award from Rainbow Swimming. Well done Callum.

Eden Noble aged 5 has made her Rainbow promise at Rainbows, well done Eden.

Joe aged 9 has been awarded a trophy for his hard work in Judo, well done Joe.

Oliver Filer aged 4 has passed his level 1 in swimming, well done Oliver.

Rebecca Harris aged 5 has passed her level 2 in trampolining, well done Rebecca.

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Thomas Williams aged 5 has passed his stage 1 in swimming, well done Thomas.

Laura Reynolds aged 8 has passed her exam in street dance and also Laura has taken part in lots of events on her pony Charlie and she has won lots of rosettes, well done Laura.

Finley Horn aged 5 has passed his stage 2 in swimming, fabulous Finley, well done.

Lydia Kirby aged 7 has been presented as a nominee for the art cup, well done Lydia.

Tyler Maule aged 7 has passed his level 5 in trampolining, well done Tyler.

Emily Perrott aged 4 achieved her level 8 in gymnastics, well done Emily and keep up the hard work.

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Hooray Christmas is coming which means lots of parties, pr esents and good stuff to eat! Be carefu l with the chocola te though- it can be extremely poiso nous for your pet dog. If he does eat an y make sure you contac t your local vet as soon as you can. Try and keep all your Ch ristmas chocolates out of his reach- it’s mu ch better in your sto mach than in his !

Allowing your children to have pets starting at an early age is a great way to teach them how to handle responsibility. More than this, children who grow up taking care of at least one pet tend to adopt a more caring attitude towards animals and other people. It is easy to see why having pets around is an important part of raising children.

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