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messing about Have a muddy good time at a National Trust place near you this half-term • Calke Abbey • Hardwick Hall • Kedleston Hall • Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood Find some good unclean fun this half-term, with everything from welly walks and muddy trails to bug hunts and messy indoor fun, at the National Trust in the Midlands. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsmud to see where you can get messy!

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“… the lasting legacy of Harry is for us all to be less selfish, and think of other people more, which is what Harry did, and not to dwell on all our problems, but to dwell on what we can do to help others and have a better life, a better future.” Duncan Bannatyne The Harry Moseley Ball

In October 2012 the International Convention Centre in Birmingham played host to one of the biggest charity events ever to have hit the city. The Inaugural Harry Moseley Ball was a huge success, attended by 1,250 people, including celebrities Danielle Lloyd and Jamie O Hara, Ben Shepherd, Olympic gymnast Kristian Thomas and Adam Rickett. There was a very special performance by singer Beverley Knight and a series of emotional speeches and special films which told Harry’s story and left not a dry eye in the room. At the end of the evening, a staggering £103,000 had been raised for Help Harry Help Others, an amazing amount that will go far to help the people Harry was most concerned about.

Help Harry Help Others

‘Help Harry Help Others’ is focused on three ways of helping families facing cancer, ‘Help Cope’, ‘Help Care’ and ‘Help Cure’. There are many ways that adults and children can get involved.

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You can become a volunteer. This can be making Harry bracelets,

helping out at Harry HQ or helping with social media and marketing.

Fundraising. From carboot sales to marathons, dress down days to

sponsored silences – the list is endless. There are just so many ways to get sponsored and raise money, you can probably think of some of your own ideas. Donate. You can donate directly on the HHHO website (www.hhho.org.uk ) or by buying a bracelet, either direct from the website, or at one of the many places that now sell the bracelet in Birmingham.

Schools Initiative Harry was an astute young entrepreneur who was interested in passing on his skills in business and fundraising to other children. From this, the Harry School’s initiative was born. Concerned with empowering children to ‘believe in themselves’, become interested in charity, whilst also raising money for their own school funds, the Harry school’s initiative also teaches children real business skills like understanding profit and loss, creating business plans and important computer skills. You can get your school involved by visiting hhho.org.uk and registering your interest.


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What Harry created as a charity is very unique. We support families every step of the way through their cancer journey but also we give back. Harry created his bracelets as a thank you for people’s kind donations. Keeping his ethics in mind we also as a charity want to thank people for their much needed support and we do this by giving back to the next generation. The Kids of today are the future. Harry proved that regardless of age, wellbeing, lifestyle you really can achieve anything in life if you are passionate about something. Using all the tools Harry created HHHO are here to give kids the self-belief and empowerment to go and make a change in their communities. Harry inspired kids globally to do good and helped teach valuable basic business skills. He them not be here but his work and legacy may on so why not use the tools he lives to continue inspiring children? No created charity gives back in such a way other HelpHarryHelpOthers. like importantly as a grieving mum. was my best friend and my hero I never want any other parent feel the same. Sadly until we do get enough support and find that cure, we will still lose people to this dreadful disease.

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“I’m sure that ve ry early in the m orning is ideal. First thing in th e morning would be better, and if you’d like to give it an oc casion let me encourage you to aim for brea kfast time. Afte all they do say r it’s the most im portant meal of the day!” Bill’s advice mak es perfect sens e, of course, as birds like their br eakfast. They’ve been sle eping all-night and they lose energy. “They ne ed to warm up ,” says Bill. “And the bird food giv es them that wa rmth and the energy they ne ed to survive th e day.” “Have your birds had their breakfa st?” asks Bill Oddie. Bill Oddie ’s Bird Food Re cipes can be found in the pe t food aisle, or online, at ASDA Sainsbury’s, W , ilkinson and W aitrose.

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In line with the release of the huge new Les Miserables film one of the London cast members from the West End stage show will be paying a visit to Razzamataz Theatre School to deliver a full day workshop to their students and children of Derby. Mark Hedges has worked extensively in Musical Theatre for twelve years He was in Les Miserables for 3 years as a Swing and Dance Captain/ Children’s Director, he was also part of the ensemble for the 25th Anniversary concert at the O2 Arena. Mark is currently Resident Choreographer and Children’s Director on Cameron Mackintosh’s UK Tour of OLIVER! We are very honoured to have Mark delivering an amazing workshop for us in Derby. Mark says “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love for the show to a new generation of young performers”. Razzamataz is committed to working with industry professionals to inspire our students. The students will become familiar with some a big songs from the show such as, On my own, I dreamed a dream and At the end of the day. This really is a phenomenal workshop and not to be missed by any budding West End stars of the future! The workshop will take place Sunday March 3rd at from 10am – 5pm at the Artifex Studios off Osmaston Rd, DE23 8YB. Razzamataz is opening this fantastic day to children not already a student at the school. Places are limited so if you would like to book a place it will cost £35 for the day, Children need be 7 years plus. Please contact Shanley Booth the Principal on 07971 198010 or derby@razzamataz.co.uk

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The 2012 film is released in the UK on the 11th January and has had rave reviews all over the world, it has some of the biggest named stars in leading roles, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway to name a few. Please contact Shanley Booth, Principal on 07971 198010 or derby@razzamataz.co.uk Lambing starts on February 12th

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SHARPE’S POTTERY MUSEUM PANCAKE DAY CRAFTS

Take a break from the races on the Delph and enjoy some pancake themed craft s. Sessions last from 10.30am-3.30pm. www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Friday 15th –Monday 18th Febr uary

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Craftroom Tours starting daily from Friday 15th February Find out about the pottery, then have fun, ‘make a frog’ and paint on plates (Adu lts £5.25, Children £4.25) available at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm daily. Booking advisable but not essential. Contact 01773 740 799. Saturday 16th February

SHARPE’S POTTERY MUSEUM HALF TERM CLAY DAYS

Design and make an object out of clay, then come back to the museum the follow ing Wednesday or Friday to decorate it.

Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd February 2013 Design and make an object out of clay, or paint the one you made last Saturday. All sessions are free. www.sharpespotterymuseum.org.uk Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February

MOORLAND VISITOR CENTRE BIRDS, BOXES AND FEEDERS RANGER EVENT Create bird feeders from every day and recycled items! Bird box kits £5, to buy and take home. Learn how to put them together, and how to feed our feathered friends on the “cheep”! Bird food £2. Booking is essential. Visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Saturday 16th- Sunday 24 February,

ILAM PARK, WHITE PEAK BRILLIANT BIRDS TRAIL

Put your wellies on, pick up the trail from the shop then explore the park for clues and challenges. Be prepared for mud and mess! Sessions last from 1pm-3pm and are suitable for 4-11year olds. For further information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk


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CHATSWORTH Saturday 16th-Sunday 24th February The farmyard at Chatsworth has been a favourite day out for children of all ages since 1973.This year sees a new climbing forest suitable for children over 6 and adults alike, right in the heart of our spectacular woodland adventure playground. Chatsworth House is closed for winter until March 10th, but will be opening the farmyard and adventure playground for the school holidays. Visit www.chatsworth.org/ to make an online booking or for more information.

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Coaching day BMX Venue: Time: Date: Age: Price:

Alvaston Park 10am - 2pm 19 February 2013 10-16 years £12.00

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HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM, MATLOCK BATH HURRAY FOR THE HEIGHTS WITH TESS WILLOUGHBY

The cable cars, the caves, the miners, the trolls! Arts and crafts featuring favourites from the Heights. Cable Car Model Making, Totem Pole Creations, Colouring Challenge, Silver Fossil Sculptures, Troll Cartoon Drawing. Sessions run from 11.30-3.30. Visit www. heightsofabraham.com/ for more details. Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th February

KEDLESTON HALL BIRD BOX BUILDING

Make a bird box for the feathered friends visiting your garden this spring with the outdoors team. All materials provided. Price: All Tickets £6.50 (Per box). Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/ things-to-see-and-do/events/ Monday 18th to Fri 22nd February

BOLSOVER CASTLE TIME TRAVELLERS GO... CAVALIERS & ROUNDHEADS Join Oliver Cromwell’s army and discover what it took to be a soldier of the English Civil War. Then test your agility in the children’s battle and learn to use a pike in our soldiers’ drill. Sessions run from 11am – 4pm daily and tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day. Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4.80 for children and also include admission to the Castle and grounds. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/time-travellers-gocavaliers-and-roundheads-bol-18-February/ Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March

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The third year for BritSciFi & the biggest and best event ever hosted at the National Space Centre. With the sad news in January that hero, and friend to the National Space Centre, Gerry Anderson, passed away, this event will be dedicated to him and his amazing legacy. With special guests, stars from the shows, competitions, displays, talks, workshops and your favourite characters, this is an event for fans and families alike. Tel: 0845 605 2001 www.spacecentre.co.uk Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th March

KEDDLESTON HALL MOTHERS DAY FAMILY ACTIVITIES Make crafts for mums and other special people on Mothers day. All materials provided. Sessions last from 11am – 4pm and cost £2 per child. www.nationaltrust. org.uk/kedleston-hall/ things-to-see-and-do/ events/

Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th March

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Mothers Day Chocolate gifts from Barry Colenso Join master Chocolatier Barry Colenso and finish off chocolate gifts to take home for your loved ones on Mothers day. Find out more about chocolate, and its creation, and have a chance to buy something delicious. All Tickets £10 (per item made). Sessions last from 12pm until 4pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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G N I K Y E JO March 8th will see the launch of the new Disney Movie, Oz The Great and Powerful. This is the highly anticipated sequel to the much loved 1939 film, the Wizard of Oz and stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. Primary Times has been lucky enough to have a chat with one of the young stars of the movie, 13 year old Joey King, who voices the adorable character of China Girl. Joey told us a bit about the movie and what it is like to be a star at such a young age.

You started acting when you were just 4 years old? How did you get the acting bug? How did it affect your school life and friends? I started off acting in a very small playhouse. We also did improvisation games for the audience when the play was over. I loved it so much! I went to public school until I was in third grade and then I switched to private school for two years, but then I started traveling so much that I switched to home school. My home school has Tuesdays as a day where a bunch of students meet with teachers and learn in a class room environment. I try to go when I am home. I have friends at home and from all over the place now. You have provided a voice for many characters in films, including Beaver in Ice Age 3, and now China Girl in “OZ the Great and Powerful” – how does it feel to hear your voice coming out from an animated character? I think it is pretty cool to hear my voice come out of different characters, especially animals. I want to voice a pig some day and play it for my pig JayJay and see if she reacts! Tell me a bit about your character China Girl in “OZ the Great and Powerful”.

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China Girl is an actress at heart I think. She uses her skills to trick Oz into taking her along on the journey to find the wicked witch. China Girl comes off like she is tough but she is a big softy inside and porcelain on the outside. Oz The Great and Powerful is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, were you a fan of the original film? OMG yes!! I love watching The Wizard of Oz. It has been so exciting to be able to be part of a prequel to such an amazing movie!

You’re working alongside three amazing actresses in Oz, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz. What was that like? Did they offer you much advice on set? They are all so talented and I loved watching them work! No advice was given but lots of hugs and laughs. Sam Raimi is the director of Oz. Can you describe what it was like working with such a fantastic director.

Sam is one of the most awesome people I have ever worked with. Not only is he one of the best directors I have ever worked with but he is a genuinely kind, thoughtful person. I can’t say enough good things about him! Sam is one in a million and I wish I could work with him a million more times! I’ve read that you were influenced in acting by your grandmother? Tell me a little about this. My grandmother loved to do theatre and I think I inherited the acting bug from her. My grandmother still loves the theatre and says she might go back someday when we all don’t keep her so busy. She’s funny and crazy and not afraid to be herself. Who are your current heroes and heroines, both in film and otherwise. I have a lot of people I admire. Just because someone is an actor or famous doesn’t mean you should admire them. I admire people who give of themselves and help others. Doing good and making a difference in people’s lives is what should inspire people. You have a pretty amazing career for one so young, how do you keep yourself grounded? My mother always says to me that fame is not the most important thing in life. Being a good person is the most important thing life. Being grounded is easy when you have the right people in your life. I have an amazing family and I just feel really lucky to be able to do something that I love so much! I understand that you do a lot of charity work, including helping your gran to deliver meals on wheels to the elderly. Why do you think this is important? Giving back to people and helping others is one of the most important things you can do.

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I like hands on stuff. I’ll go pick up trash, serve food, clean someone’s yard, deliver food or go talk to other kids at schools or Boys and Girls Clubs. My family has always been big on doing things to help others and it an important way of life for me. It makes me feel good inside to help other people. I like to go and talk to other kids and encourage them to get out and try and help others. You have already achieved so much, what ambitions do you have for the future? Is there anyone you would particularly like to work with? As far as the future goes, I have some things on my wish list. I get a little superstitious so I try not to talk about them, I just hope they come true someday What advice would you give to other young people who have dreams of getting into acting? I love acting with all my heart! If you love acting with all your heart, then you should never give up. Keep working toward that goal. Take acting classes or get involved in your local theatre. And sometimes when you give to others, you never know what you might be given back!

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