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Welcome…

in this issue Denise van Outen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pinboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bonfire Night Recipe . . . . . . . . . 14 At the Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bookworm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Competitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

So, the first half of your firs t term at school is over. How’s it going? We hope tha t you’re enjoying school and that you’re all settling in nic ely. We have a fantastic issue her e for you this autumn. That’s right, it’s now autum n. Summer is over and winter is on its way. But it’s not all doom and gloom! We have loads to look forward to in the coming months! At the end of October we have Hal loween … ooooooohhhh … Then, on November 5 it’s Bon fire Night! We love Bonfire Night at Primary Times with the sparkly fireworks and lovely warming food. Do rem ember to keep safe though. After Bonfire Night, it won’t be long till Christmas! We have a few sneak peeks of wha t’s happening around Derbyshire around Christm astime. As well as all of that, we hav e some great competitions for you to enter and a lovely feature on Denise van Outen about becoming a new mum and how smart phones can give you back some valuabl e ‘me time’. We also have all the usual Rou ndabout and Theatre listings telling you what’s on and when during October Half Term and beyond. Have a great week off, and we’ll

see you at Christmas!

Jennifer and the Primary Tim es Team

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Just because you’re a mum doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be

allowed the occasional treat

Young

MUMS go for it!

The concept of choosing, understanding and taking full advantage of a smart phone can be a daunting task for many people. With the help of Denise van Outen and Three, the prospect is less overwhelming.

After giving birth to her first child, Betsy at the age of 35 in May 2010, Denise van Outen set about learning about the advantages of owning a smart phone. She had been told about the technology’s uses by her many friends and decided to invest in one herself. Partnering up with Three, the fastest growing mobile network in the country, Denise has been traveling up and down the country, spreading the news and uses of a smart phone to mums everywhere. “Being a new mum, it felt like a really good collaboration. Three have come up with the All You Can Eat data, which is great, encouraging new mums to use smart phones to see how much time they can save. I was

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struggling a lot during the early days, trying to juggle being a busy, working mum, running the house and getting back to work. I learnt of the benefits of smart phones for myself, with the amazing time saving opportunities and convenience of the smart phone.” Three have published figures that say 82 per cent of mums now have less than one hour of ‘me time’ every day. By using a smart phone, mums can win back up to 135 hours a year. By using the capabilities of a smart phone, you can check your emails, do the food shopping, keep in touch with your friends via social media and even buy yourself a few treats too. “I love fashion. It’s something I do online all the time. I’m always browsing fashion websites like ASOS to check out the latest trends. I buy most of Betsy’s essentials and baby clothes online too. The only problem is trying to hide all the boxes from my

husband! He comes home and says, “Have you been shopping again?” I have to try to arrange deliveries when he’s not home! All mums must remember to take time to treat themselves. Just because you’re a mum doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be allowed the occasional treat.“ Celebrities are always asked how they get back in to such great shape after having a baby. Denise says, “It’s much harder if you don’t start until after you’ve had the baby. While you’re pregnant, listen to what your body wants and try to find a healthy alternative. It’s all about everything in moderation. When I was pregnant, I was craving carbs. It would have been very easy to just sit and eat lots of chips, but instead I went for whole-wheat pasta. In the early stages, I was craving cheddar cheese, which was obviously going to pile on the pounds. I spoke to my nutritionist who recommended

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drinking more milk and taking a calcium supplement. There are alternatives to the foods that you are craving. The whole thing about eating for two is a complete myth. I think people just use that as an excuse!”

for Breast Cancer Care. I was with other women who were going through treatment for breast cancer and had young children. I felt like, if I was being criticised, so were they, and that was not fair.”

A lot of women struggle with the issue of when to get back to work after having a baby. Denise became the centre of a rather public debate when she went back to work. She felt the criticism was very unfair: “I received quite a lot of criticism when I went back to work. I have a lot of friends who had to go back to work as a necessity. I respect women who choose to stay at home and be stay-at-home mums, but I’ve always worked and I love working. I’m really lucky that the job that I do allows me to work and still see Betsy loads. When I first went back to work, I went in to Legally Blonde in the West End. I was with Betsy all day and I was working at night after she was asleep. At the time of the criticism, I was on a trek in Peru to raise money

As far as a multi-tasking mum, Denise van Outen is about as close as you can get. “I’ve just finished doing a film called Run For Your Wife. It’s a British comedy, out next year. I’ve also just started doing my narration for The Only Way Is Essex.” How does she manage to fit in all that work and be a wife and mum? “Having a smart phone certainly helps! The technology is amazing for saving your valuable time. When I’m on the train, going to work, I can be checking my emails, doing the food shopping, booking our family holiday. I can do all the things that I used to have to do at home on a computer while I’m sat on a train. It’s great!” Denise is currently working on her second book, Mumalicious

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This half term, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is opening up the nature reserves and parks around the county for you to explore. Wyver Lane Nature Reserve, Allestree Park, The Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve, Elvaston Castle and Carsington Water are all open. Autumn is a great time to explore the countryside. Get out there this autumn and see what you can spot. The Derbyshire countryside is a great place to see squirrels, ducks, geese and lots of other animals as they prepare themselves for winter. There are also lots of events going on … check out the Roundabout pages to find out more!

LEARN TO COOK AT TIDESWELL

If you managed to catch Sarah Beeny’s Village SOS on BBC1 recently, you will have seen the delights of the Tideswell School of Food. Tideswell is a social enterprise project designed to engage people in the growing, cooking and eating of food. The people at Tideswell aim to bring success to the village in Derbyshire. The Tideswell School of Food is a new cookery school located in the heart of the Peak District. The school has already attracted much attention to the village and the region. Courses run on weekdays and weekends, both during the day and in the evening. There are tastings and courses to suit all tastes and budgets. Have a look at www.tideswellschooloffood.co.uk for full details.

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THEATRE S H O W S

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NOW SHOWING NOW SHOWING NOW SHOWING NOW SHOWING NOW SHOWING Buxton Opera House Box Office: 0845 127 2190 Water Street, Buxton www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk October 23

The Selfish Giant

Based on the much-loved Oscar Wilde tale, The Selfish Giant is a captivating show of storytelling and dance. One day, a giant returns home to find children playing in his garden. Not wanting anyone in his garden, he builds a wall and puts up signs. Then something changes. Adults £6, children £5, family ticket £20. 2pm show in Pavilion Arts Centre.

October 26-28

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Based on the much-loved story by CS Lewis, this play tells the story of four children who get evacuated from London to a country house at the start of World War II. Experience the journey of a lifetime through the magical wardrobe. Tickets are £14, £16 and £17. Shows at 7pm. October 27

Marvellous Magic

As part of Kaleidoscope OctoberFest at Buxton Opera House, climb inside the brain of Roald Dahl and bring all of his characters to life. The Twits, The

Witches, Matilda and George’s Marvellous Medicine are some of the magical tales that you can explore. For ages 8-11 at Pavilion Arts Centre. Tickets are £6.50.

Derby Live Box Office: 01332 255800 Market Place, Derby www.derbylive.co.uk October 30

The Selfish Crocodile

Haunted House

Join Lindsay Jane Brown, Early Years specialist in this child-led creative workshop which uses sounds and stories to create a haunted house. Afraid of the dark? Don’t worry. This workshop will only be as scary as you choose to make it. For ages 5-7. Starts at 11.30am at Pavilion Arts Studio. £4 per person.

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High School Rocks

A foot stomping production featuring all the best songs from High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Camp Rock and Glee! Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tickets are £13. 6.30pm show in the Great Hall. November 29 - January 14

The BFG

A very funny tale of a brave little mouse and a very snappy crocodile. Deep in the forest, by the banks of a great river, lived a large crocodile. He was very selfish and wouldn’t share the river with any other creature. One day, when the crocodile had very bad toothache, a brave little mouse came to his rescue. This show is aimed at 3-7 year olds. Adults £7, children £5.50. Shows at 11am and 2pm in Derby Theatre Studio.

Late one night, Sophie is snatched from her bed in the orphanage by the Big Friendly Giant. He takes her back to his cave in Giant Country. The BFG is a dreamblowing giant who blows lovely golden dreams into the bedrooms of sleeping children. Sophie and the BFG become friends, feasting together on disgusterous stinking snozzcumbers washed down with frobscottle. Tickets are from £8 to £24.

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Numberjacks are coming to the stage for the very first time. Join the superheroes as they leave the comfort of their sofa and embark on their first live adventure. Help them solve their problems as they go! Do watch out for those dastardly Meanies though. Adults £12.50, children £10. Show at 11am and 2pm.

The all-star pantomime at Derby Live this year is one not to be missed. A panto adventure paved in gold, packed with comedy capers and polished off with all the winning ingredients of Derby Live audiences. Tickets are from £8 to £24.

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Your ultimate Guide to what’s on & when this October half ter m

October 26

Wildchild Funday Family event at Hardwick Park Centre in the Harwick Estate with fun activities and crafts for all ages themed on nature and wildlife. From 11am to 4pm. Children £4.

October 28

Great Trees Walk Discover the veteran trees at Elvaston Castle on a guided walk around the country park. Suitable for all the family. Please book in advance at 01773 881188. Free event, open from 2-4pm.

October 29

Halloween Spooktacular An evening of spooky fun as Shugborough Hall becomes the most haunted house for miles around. There’s a bump, bang or squeal around every corner and spooky train rides around the gardens too. Adults £11, children £8.50, family £35.

October 29-30

Outdoor Halloween Hunt Are you up to the challenge of the Scary Trail in the Wicked Woodland play area? If you are, get down to Sudbury Hall to face the challenge. From 2-4pm. £1 per child, per activity.

October 29-30

Family Halloween Activities October 24

October 25

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Pumpkin Party at Calke Abbey

A fun-packed day for the kids with a fantastic range of outdoor facilities including archery, laser games and a climbing wall. Booking is essential. Please bring a packed lunch. From 9am to 5pm. £20 per child.

Buy a pumpkin at Calke Abbey or bring your own. Decorate it in your own style and add it to the fantastic display. Free event, garden ticket required. 11am to 3.30pm.

October 24-28

Half Term Fun at Magna Join in the fun at Magna Science Adventure Centre. Build your own air rocket and test it against your opponents’. Get your hands messy! Open from 10am to 5pm. £1 per child.

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Enjoy a Halloween trail, make spiders and other spooky Halloween crafts. Hear blood-curdling stories from Kedleston Hall’s resident witch! Open from 10am, last admission 2.30pm. Children £1.50.

Halloween Family Fun Day Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is holding a spooky evening at the Wildlife Discovery Room at Carsington Water. From 6-8pm. £2.50 for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust members, £3.50 for nonmembers. Please book at 01773 881188.

November 4

It’s a hoot! at Derby Museum Meet some real owls at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Listen to owl-themed stories, make an owl mask and even an owl mobile to take home. Suitable for children under five. 10-11.30am. Free event.

November 5

Bonfire Night and Fireworks Visit Shugborough Hall for one of the biggest and best Bonfire Night celebrations in the county. Free event, normal site admission applies, funfair rides additional charge.

November 20

Open Door Day Find out about wildlife in winter with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and make a bird feeder for your garden. At the Wildlife Discovery Room at Carsington Water. Free event. Call 01773 881188 for more information.

PLACES TO VISIT

Conkers

October 26

Halloween at The Avenue Washlands Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is holding a spooky evening at The Avenue Learning Centre. Have a go at making lanterns, spooky arts and crafts and face painting. The evening starts at 4.30pm costs £2 per child. Please book at 01773 881188.

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October 30

Explore, interact and discover what Conkers has to offer. Set in 120 acres ripe for exploring, Conkers is located in the heart of the National Forest. Where: Swadlincote. www.visitconkers. com. Open: Daily 10am to 6pm. Admission: Adults £7.74, children (3-15) and concessions £6.32, under 3 free.

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Get Spooked! Family days out you’ll value from

£10 to £30

Celebrate Halloween horror with frightening family fun days, scary ghostly walks and creepy costume making at National Trust places in the Midlands. Download spook-tastic masks, hats and a regional bat map. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsfreshair We are closer than you think, so why not visit Sudbury Hall & the Museum of Childhood, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall and the Peak District this Halloween? Follow us on Facebook National Trust in the Midlands © The National Trust 2011. Registered Charity No. 205846.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Go wild at Half Term. Fun for all the family at • The Avenue Washlands, Chesterfield • Carsington Water Wildlife Discovery Room • Whistlestop Centre, Matlock Bath and other locations Discover ancient trees or go crafty for Halloween

Visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk for more information. Tel 01773 881188 Registered Charity No 222212


Your ultimate Guide to what’s on & when this October half ter m

Chestnut Centre

Get down to Chestnut Centre to see Europe’s largest groups of otters, owls and native wildlife. The Chestnut Conservation and Wildlife Park is set in 50 acres of landscaped grounds ready for you to explore. Where: Chapel-en-le-Frith. www. chestnutcentre.co.uk. Open: Daily 10.30am to 5.30pm. Admission: Adults £7.50, children (3-16) £5.25, seniors £6.50, family £22.75.

Treak Cliff Cavern

The ancient underground wonderland in the heart of the Peak District National Park welcomes you. See for yourself how miners constructed the tunnels back in the 1750s. Where: Buxton Road. www. bluejohnstone.co.uk. Open: Daily from 10am. Admission: Adults £8.50, children £4.50, family £24.

Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse

With the biggest play and party centre in Derby, Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse has 15,000 square feet for you to explore. From babies to aged 11, there is something at Hickory Dickory’s for all ages. Check out the website for special October half term activities. Where: Kingsway Park Close, Derby. www.hickorydickorys. co.uk. Open: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm, Saturday to Sunday 10am to 6.30pm. Admission: 5-11 year olds £4.40 (off peak) £4.90 (peak, 1-4 year olds £3.90 (off peak) £4.40 (peak).

Swadlincote Ski Centre

Go tobogganing, sno-tubing, skiing and snowboarding at Swadlincote Ski Centre. Where: Swadlincote. www.jnlswadlincote.co.uk. Open: Monday to Friday 11am to 10pm and Saturday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Admission: Check website for full price list.

Bolsover Castle

The fairytale castle on the top of

Little Monkeys Play Centre

Indoor play centre with play frame, sports pitch, nets, ropes and beams all for you to play on! Café, free Wi-Fi, television and newspapers for mum and dad. Where: Two Dales, Matlock. www.little-monkeys. co.uk. Open: Daily 10am to 6pm. Admission: Free.

Rosliston Forestry Centre

Set in the heart of the National Forest, Rosliston Forestry Centre is home to kestrels, owls and kingfishers as well as woodland walks and fishing lakes. You can also cycle around the many paths. Where: Burton Road, Rosliston. www. roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk. Open: Check website for specific activities. Admission: Soft play £1.50 for 30 minutes. Orienteering maps £1 each. Archery, laser combat, lase clay shooting, climbing wall, shelter building from £10.25 per person.

the hill overlooking the Derbyshire countryside, Bolsover Castle is a great day out for all the family. Where: Bolsover. www.englishheritage.org.uk. Open: Daily 10am to 5pm. Admission: Adults £7.80, children £4.70, concessions £7, family £20.30.

Blackbrook Zoological Park Discover the magic of Pink Paradise, the wonders of Flights of Fantasy and the excitement of World of Penguins. Blackbrook has everything you need for a family day out. Where: Leek, Staffordshire. www. blackbrookzoo.co.uk. Open: Daily 10am to 5.30pm. Admission: Adults £9.05, children £5.90, concessions £7.20, family £27.

The Heights of Abraham

Hilltop park, cable cars, adventure playground and caverns. Where: Matlock Bath. www.heightsofabraham.com. Open: Daily 10am to 4.30pm. Admission: Adults £12.50, children £8.80, under 5 free.

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Recipes for

HALLOWEEN

Tideswell in Derbyshire, as seen on BBC One’s Village SOS series, has embarked on a journey to revive their village. Set in the heart of the Peak District, Tideswell received funding from the BIG Lottery Fund to help transform their village. As part of the transformation, the Tideswell School of Food was born. Primary Times has teamed up with Tideswell School of Food to give you a taste of Tideswell with two mouthwatering recipes for the Halloween and Firework season. Remember to get mum or dad to help you

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Everyone loves Tintin. In this new film, Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Captain Haddock’s ancestor. As always, curiosity takes over and they go off on a treasure hunt. Based on the series of stories originally published in the 1940s, The Adventures of Tintin has all the adventurous excitement as the books. Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Mackenzie Crook.

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This sequel sees the return of the loveable dancing penguin. Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) and his comrades are battling to save Antarctic a from powerful forces that threaten life as they know it. As if things weren’t complicated enough, Mumble’s dance-ophobic son Erik runs away from home, only to find a new role model in the form of super-co ol flying Mighty Sven (voice by Hank Azaria). Mumble takes on the heroic role of securing their existence, rallying together the penguin nations for the fight of their lives.

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We always aim High at Heritage By combining an extensive curriculum, innovative timetabling and close relationships with other providers, and with strong, improving teaching and support expertise of our own, Heritage High School is able to provide a challenging learning experience that is very unique. We have successfully introduced strategies that have resulted in accelerating the achievements of the hard-working, the able and the well-motivated. Our pedigree of fast-tracking students making better than average progress is both innovative and successful. In recent years we have had more and more students who choose to go, and succeed in going to University, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities. This year’s record breaking GCSE results of 68% of Heritage High School students achieving 5 good GCSE passes represents a 100% increase in the amount of learners that achieved the pass rate over a period of 4 years. It is notable that these Headteacher Don Spencer pictured with current Year 11 passes are all in subjects that will enable progression towards further study students who all obtained 4 GCSEs in their year 10 school year in appropriate courses in other local or national institutions, as the courses we offer are universally recognised. Our targeted student tracking, mentoring and intervention programmes are now embedded in our practice. They are designed to address any potential underachievement. Don Spencer, Headteacher

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BOOKWORM Our pick of the latest must-haves for your bookshelf

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truction disaster, drama and des is not really dreadful but ed, call lly rea from is on s she ow as pe Jones a Magnet for Disaster foll Penny Dreadful, or Penelo e her. Penny Dreadful is lov pared we pre but y, Be . ms girl clu e y littl ’s ver ks about the clumsy seems to follow her. She in the lovely series of boo he er. rop ast ast Dis CAT ny The Pen h and wit d-in-hand The Rat, Show and Tell adventure that comes han mishap, mayhem and mis for hilarious tales of the

Laser Ray e th d n a y o B r e c c Super So £4.99 Judy Brown, Piccadilly Press, Super Soccer Boy, Harry Gribble doesn’t want to go on the school trip to the museum which will make him miss football practice. While the rest of the school is at the museum, there is a robbery and a priceless funeral mask is stolen. Who could have taken it? It’s too big and heavy for any of the children to have taken it. Harry puts his football skills to good use as he tries to find the culprit. The Laser Ray Robbery is the sixth in a series of Super Soccer Boy books which follow the adventures of Harry Gribble. This book is hilarious for boys, girls, mums and dads.

The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett, Barnes & Noble, £15 Mary is a ten-year-old girl who was born in India, to British parents. She is sent to England to live with her uncle Archibald. When she first arrives in England, she is rude unaffectionate and angry. When she meets the people in the Secret Garden, she begins to change. An enchanting tale that has been reprinted to bring joy to a new generation.

Bella Donna: Too Many Spells Ruth Symes, Piccadilly Press, £5.99 The third in this series about the little witchling, Bella Donna. On her birthday, Bella receives her very own grimoire – a handwritten diary and book of spells. After reading her grimoire, she finds that it contains a spooky secret. What will it be? This lovely book is a real treat for all the family. The eye-catching black and white illustrations help to draw readers in while the easy to read language makes it a pleasure to read.

y: Cosmic Custard bo ol ho Sc n ie Al an m fro rs tte Le Ros Asquith, Piccadilly Press, £5.99 ure. As always, it falls to Flowkwee to save Alien schoolboy, Flowkwee is back in a brand new advent let the name fool you … they are (don’t ies Biffl y the miserable Earthlings from the terrifying Wiffl of the year. We agree. Letters from an books t funnies the of one dangerous). This book has been called g out loud. Parents will love this one too. Alien Schoolboy is very funny and will have you laughin

Peter Pan

J. M. Bar rie, Bar nes & Noble, £15

Neverland is home to Peter Pan, the boy who has never grown up. When he visits London, Peter meets Wendy Darling. Peter flies Wendy back to Neverland to meet and become the mother to his gang of Lost Boys. Wendy’s brothers, John and Michael also travel to Neverland and there they have an amazing adventure. This timeless classic has been restored to its full glory with the help of the Barnes & Noble leatherbound classics series. We want to hear about your favourite books! Write to us at Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU or email us at jennifer@publishingink.co.uk and tell us about your favourite books and why you love them. You might even see your name here in the next issue! 18

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COMPETITIONS WIN THE CHRISTMAS BUNNY! After dogs and cats, rabbits are one of the most popular house pets in the world! The Christmas Bunny is a heartwarming family story that follows Julia, a little girl who has new foster parents for the Christmas holidays. Julia doesn’t speak. She has had a rather bad childhood up to now. Over Christmas, she spends her time watching the film The Velveteen Rabbit. While out walking, Julia discovers an injured rabbit in the woods and she decides to care for it and nurse it back to health. This film is uplifting, heartwarming and a great one for Christmas. We have five copies to give away. For your chance to win, just answer this question: Which film does Julia watch in The Christmas Bunny? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to The Christmas Bunny, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by November 30.

THE SELFISH GIANT

Based on the much-loved Oscar Wilde tale, The Selfish Giant is a captivating show of storytelling and dance. We have teamed up with Buxton Opera House to offer readers the chance to win one family ticket to see The Selfish Giant at Buxton Opera House on October 23 at 2pm. For your chance to win, just tell us: Who wrote the story that The Selfish Giant play is based on?

Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to The Selfish Giant, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by October 20.

WIN PENNY DREADFUL! Penny Dreadful, or Penelope Jones as she is really called, is not really dreadful, but disaster just seems to follow her around. She is a very clumsy little girl. Check out our review on the Bookworm page! We have teamed up with Usborne to give five copies away to Primary Times readers. For your chance to win one of five copies of Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster by Joanna Nadin, just answer this question: What is Penny Dreadful’s real name? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Penny Dreadful, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by December 15.

WIN THE SECRET GARDEN! Have you read our review of The Secret Garden on the Bookworm page? If you like the sound of the enchanting story of Mary as she is brought to England to live with her uncle, enter our competition to win a copy! The Secret Garden is a beautiful story by Frances Hodgson Burnett that has been adapted for film and books all over the world. This book has been restored to it full glory, and you could win a copy. We have teamed up with GMC Group to offer five copies to Primary Times readers. For your chance to win one of five copies, just tell us: Who wrote The Secret Garden? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to The Secret Garden, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by December 15.

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! N O T G N I T T I H DICK W Everyone loves a good panto at Christmas. This year, Derby Live’s panto is Dick Whittington and his Cat. The all-star cast is ready and waiting to entertain the people of Derby with the comedy capers, adventure and the usual panto surprises. We have teamed up with Derby Live to give readers the chance to win a family ticket to the show on December 9 at 7pm. For your chance to win, just tell us: What animal is Dick Whittington’s friend and partner in crime?

Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Cosmic Custard, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by November 25.

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Late one night, Sophie is snatched from her bed in the orphanage by the Big Friendly Giant. He takes her back to his cave in Giant Country where he gives her lovely golden dreams. Sophie and the BFG become friends and enjoy eating snozzcumbers and frobscottle together. We have teamed up with Derby Live to give readers the chance to win a family ticket to the show on December 2 at 7pm. For your chance to win, just answer this question: Where does the BFG take Sophie?

Enter online at www.primarytimes. net/competitions or send your entry to The BFG, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by November 15.

WIN PETER PAN! Have you read our review of Peter Pan on the Bookworm page? If you like the sound of the enchanting adventure about the boy who never grew up, enter our competition to win a copy! Peter Pan is a beautiful story by J. M. Barrie that has been adapted many times for book and film. This book has been wonderfully restored to its full glory, and you could win a copy. We have teamed up with GMC Group to offer five copies to Primary Times readers. For your chance to win one of five copies, just tell us: Who wrote Peter Pan? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Peter Pan, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by December 15.

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