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John Barrowman is the smiley singing man who often graces our screens as a singer, dancer or actor. Now, he has taken on a new role: author. With the help of co-author and sister, Carole Barrowman he has written a book. Hollow Earth is the third of their books together, but their first for children. We spoke to the Barrowman siblings … PT: How have you found the experience of working with your brother/sister? Carole: We’ve worked together on a number of projects before Hollow Earth, so we know each other’s work rhythms and style really well. We hardly ever squabble. John: We work well together. So much so that after each project ends, we try to have another one ready in the wings. PT: Do you have different working styles? Carole: I don’t think so. We both bring a lot of energy to a project we’re committed to. We also share a similar sense of humour, which makes anything we do a lot more enjoyable. John: Each project we’ve worked on together needs a different process, so that always changes our working style a little, but we’re both disciplined and hard working and we like to have a good laugh … and we eat lots of sweeties while we work. PT: You’ve written two other books together; how does your process differ when writing for children?

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Carole: We really had to channel our inner children, which, thankfully, are not buried very deep in either one of us. We worked to make sure the plot was exciting. John: We probably spent a lot more time creating our main characters, Matt, Em and Zach because we really wanted our readers to find them interesting and think about them as friends. PT: What was your inspiration for Hollow Earth? Carole: We both loved adventure stories when we were children, books like Treasure Island and The Secret Seven. We’re both mystery, sci-fi and fantasy

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fans, too. When we were thinking about our next project, writing a novel seemed to make sense. One day, we were brainstorming ideas about giving a character a superpower and we came up with the question: what if a characters’ superpower was their imagination? Most of all, I think we wanted to write a book that we would want to read. PT: Carole, does John have any annoying habits that get on your nerves? Carole: He picks his nose when we’re working. PT: John? John: She won’t let me pick my nose when we’re working. PT: What about each other’s likes and dislikes? Carole: John likes to have a good laugh. He loves dogs, movies, shopping, games and cars. He gets angry when he sees or hears someone being rude or impatient with an elderly person. John: Carole likes to swim. She loves books and hosting parties. She hates monkeys. PT: John, what is your lasting memory of Carole as a child? John: She was always trying to boss me around.


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Blade Runner

S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders

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Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

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David Bowie’s Drive-In Saturday

Changes daily, depending on my mood Captain America or Elphaba

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Palm Springs, California

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Lake Gilmore, Wisconsin

A watch my parents gave me

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PT: Carole?

Carole: He was an obnoxious toddler and cried a lot.

PT: Carole, you’re a lecturer, columnist and an author. What is your favourite job?

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Carole: I have to say that I’m lucky, they all have something to do with passions of mine: writing, reading and teaching. I don’t think I could pick one over the other. They’re all part of who I am. PT: What about you, John? You’re an actor, singer, dancer and now author. What’s your favourite?

PT: Hollow Earth is about twins Matt and Emily who can ‘animate’ their drawings. Are you anything like the fictional siblings?

PT: Being born in Scotland and raised in America, where do you call ‘home’? Carole: I’m proud of my Scottish heritage, but I’ve lived in America for longer than I lived in Scotland. Home is Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my family. John: The UK is my home because it’s where my partner Scott and I live with our three dogs. PT: Carole, as a lecturer, do your students treat you differently when they find out who your brother is? Carole: Not really, although last term a student came to class wearing a t-shirt with John as Captain Jack from Torchwood on it. It was a bit disconcerting to see his face staring back at me when I was teaching.

PT: Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Carole: Abraham Lincoln, my Grandma Emily, Margaret Sanger and Terry Gilliam. John: Cole Porter, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Willy Wonka. PT: Who have been your inspirations in your life and your work? Carole: Oh, my! Lots of people from my parents to my husband Kevin, to my students at Alverno College. John: My parents have always been a great inspiration to me. There have been lots of people over the years I’ve worked with who have inspired me in big and little ways.

Carole: Hmmm. There’s probably a little bit of both of us in each of them; although John and I are not as good at art as the twins. John: Maybe … PT: If you had the powers of an Animare for a day, what scene would you like to jump in to and why? Carole: I’d probably pick John Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott. I’d really like to have a closer look at the tapestry she has in the boat with her. John: Paul Delaroche’s The Death of Lady Jane Grey has always fascinated me. I would jump in and save Lady Jane from the chopping block and then I’d help all the ladies in waiting recover from the trauma.

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John: I love doing all of those things. They’re all an important part of who I am.

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Pop along to Westfield Derby on Tuesday April 10 for your chance to meet Raa Raa the Noisy Lion. Appearances are at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Entry is by wristband only. Free wristbands are available from 9am on the day of the event from the concierge. Get there early to avoid disapp ointment. Visit www.westfield.com/derby for more inform ation. Give your child the gift of music - the gift that lasts a lifetime.

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FOSTERING fortnight

With the theme fostering: time to care, care the campaign fortnight will be raising awareness of the urgent need for more people to come forward to become foster carers. Foster carers provide children in care with a safe and secure environment while they can’t live with their own families, for anything from a few days to many years. As more and more children are going into care, figures published by the Fostering Network have shown that 8,750 new foster families are needed for 2012, 7,100 of those in England.

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It is a difficult task, finding the right foster family for a child. Unless more people come forward to be a foster family, it will become even more difficult. The number of children in need of foster care has been on the rise for the last five years and is still continuing to rise. Together for Change, part of The Fostering Network believes that every child has the

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right to live in a family where they get the care, support and encouragement they need. When foster care works well, the children are offered the opportunity to experience a safe and stable family life in a place where they feel comfortable and where they can grow and flourish. Foster carers are experts on childcare, but they don’t always get the support, information and training they need to become great fosters carers. All children need a family who can raise them, teach them and love them. All children deserve that. Foster carers have the power to welcome a child into their home, giving them the best chance of a positive future.


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theatre In Derbyshire

April 21

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

April 1

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales A magical collection of Julia Donaldson’s most popular titles including Tiddler, the Smartest Giant in Town, A Squash and a Squeeze and Monkey Puzzle. Under the sea, over land, on the farm or in the jungle, you will be taken on a real adventure with this show. A real treat for ages 3+ and all the family. Tickets £9.50, family £30. Great Hall, 3pm.

April 7-8

The Wizard of Oz

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Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they prepare to walk along the yellow brick road. Starring Bobby Davro (comedian), Sarah-Jane Honeywell (CBeebies) and Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker), this Easter pantomime version of the classic story sees Dorothy and Toto set off on their journey to see the wizard. Tickets £18, over 60s and under 16s £16, family £65. Great Hall, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, 2pm and 6pm Sunday.

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St. George’s Day celebrations Derby wants to make a splash for St. George’s Day 2012. The Waterfall in Derby’s Market Place will be switched on for the celebrations and transformed into a spectacular performance area. A mix of traditional and modern entertainment will be provided for all ages, and it’s free! Get your flags out and join the patriotic people of Derby. Buxton Opera House Box Office: 0845 1272190 Water Street, Buxton www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

April 1

Sesame Street Live – Elmo makes music! Can monsters really make music? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Everyone’s favourite Sesame Street characters are taking to the stage to share their love of music with Big Bird’s tweets, Oscar the Grouch’s stomping trash can lids, Cookie Monster’s crumbling cookie jars and many more musical delights. Adults £12.50, children £10.50, family £42. Opera House, 2pm.

April 5

A Roo in my Suitcase When Rosie Harris arrives in the UK from Down Under, she discovers she’s brought a suitcase full of stowaways! The kangaroos, koalas and other Australian animals join her as she tries to find out where she belongs. This is a lovely show for 3-6 year olds. Adults £5, children £4, family £16. Pavilion Arts Centre 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

is most certainly one for all the family. Adults £11.50, children £10.50, family £40. Buxton Opera House, 1.30pm and 3.30pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday.

April 9

Treasure Island Jim Hawkins sets sail on his high seas adventure, and you can go with him. Can he outsmart the one-legged Long John Silver and find Captain Flint’s buried treasure? Adults £8, children £7, family £28. Opera House, 3pm. April 11

The Ugly Duckling The Ugly Duckling is the tale of an unhappy duckling who grows into a beautiful swan. Loads of catchy tunes to sing along to telling the magical story in style. Tickets £5, £2.50 under 2s. Pavilion Arts Centre, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. April 21-22

The Tiger Who Came to Tea The doorbell rings. Who could it be? As Sophie opens the door, the one thing she doesn’t expect to see is a big, stripy tiger … but that’s exactly who it is. This much-loved tale of a tiger that created mayhem at teatime

May 1-2

Science Museum Live on Tour Unleash your inner Einstein! Back by popular demand, the Science Museum returns with even more spectacular science, dangerous demonstrations and extraordinary experiments in this fantastic live show designed to blow your mind and challenge your brain. Adults £12.50, children £10.50. Opera House, 7pm Tuesday, 1.30pm Wednesday. May 11-12

Magical Extravaganza on Ice Enter the mystifying world of Magical Extravaganza on Ice and be prepared for a dazzling spectacle fusing the breathtaking talent of international skaters with award-winning magician Michael White and his contortionist assistant Hulan. Tickets £16 and £18. Opera House, 7.30pm Friday, 2.30pm and 7.30pm Saturday.


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Easter Celebrations at Chatsworth

During the Easter holidays, Chatsworth House, Garden and Farmyard is celebrating. You can take part in Easter Egg Hunts, try to find the Easter Bunny, take a trailer ride on the Easter Eggspress and even make Easter themed crafts in the Oak Barn. www.chatsworth.org. Open from 11am to 5.30pm. Complete ticket: adults £20, seniors £17, children £13, family £60. Check website for individual house, garden and farmyard tickets. March 31 - April 15

Easter Holiday Adventures at Conkers Conkers is delighted to welcome back the ever-popular Nick Spellman and his entourage of furry, slippery and feathered friends to amaze and entertain you in all their glory. Activities in April include Animal Roadshow, Dray Rides, Trevor Hill Falconry, Flip and Dippy Clown Show and Sky Magic kite flying. www.visitconkers.com. Open daily 10am to 6pm. Usual admission applies: adults £8.15, concessions and children £6.32, family £27.95. April 1-9

Easter Fun at Heights of Abraham Easter basket making and a great balloon race plus a free Easter Egg trail are all things that you can do at The Heights of Abraham during the holiday. www.heightsofabraham.com. Basket making at 11.30am and 2pm, balloon race at 12.30pm and 3.15pm. Usual entrance prices apply: adults £13, seniors £9.50, children £9, family £39. April 1-15

Easter family fun trail at Bolsover The fairytale Bolsover Castle is nestled in the East Midlands countryside. There is lots to do for all the family including the Discovery Centre, extensive grounds and loads of space to explore and enjoy. The Easter holidays see the egg-citing trail that is waiting to be cracked. Find the missing eggs around the ground to be rewarded with a yummy Easter prize. www.english-heritage.org.uk. Entry price includes entry to event, adults £8, concessions £7.20, children £4.80, family £20.80. April 2-5

Cycle Derby Want to learn to ride a bike? Cycle Derby are running a Cycle Holiday Club at Shelton Junior School where you can learn fun cycling skills and games (Monday), BMX coaching (Tuesday), bike ride to Elvaston Castle (Wednesday) and have a mud-filled mountain bike ride (Thursday). www.cyclederby.co.uk. From 10am to 3.30pm. £12 per day or £45 for four days. You will need to bring your own bike, food and drink and appropriate clothing. Pre-booking is essential. April 4

Wild Easter Fun at Carsington Water Enjoy some wildlife themed Easter fun in the Wildlife Discovery Room, become an Easter bunny, make an Easter chick and solve the Easter Challenge, all at Carsington Water with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk. For children aged 2-12. Open from 11am to 4pm. Free entry. www.primarytimes.net

April 6-8

Easter Trail and Crafts at Hardwick Hall Hardwick Hall is hosting an Easter trail around the garden, hall and woods of Hardwick with crafts, face painting and activities, too and chocolate prizes for all entrants. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. From 11am to 4pm. All tickets £3. Usual admission charges apply: adults £10.45, children £5.27, family £26.18. April 7-8

Easter Egg Hunt at Gulliver’s Kingdom As well as all the normal rides and attractions on offer at Gulliver’s Kingdom, for the weekend of April 7-8 you can join in the special Easter

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Egg Hunt. Don’t forget to make yourself an Easter Bonnet to get £1 off your entry prices and allow you entry to the Easter Bonnet Parade with prizes for the best bonnet. www.gulliversfun.co.uk/matlock-bath. From 10.30am to 5pm. Usual entrance prices apply: adults £13.95, children £13.95, seniors £12.95. April 7-8

Easter Egg Hunt at Treakcliff Cavern Visit Treakcliff Cavern to hunt for eggs and look out for the Easter Bunny. www.bluejohnstone.com. Open from 10am to 4.15pm. Usual admission applies: adults £8.75, concessions £7.75, children £4.75, family £25. April 7-9

Easter Holiday events at Strutt’s Mill Take a tour of Strutt’s Mill Museum, explore the River Gardens and take the Treasure Hunt with Millie the Mouse. Story-telling, children’s craft activities and Victorian games. www.derwentvalleymills.org. Open from 1-5pm. Usual admission applies: adults £3.50, concessions £3, children £2, family £8.50. April 8

Wosemary Wabbit at Heage Windmill Wosemary Wabbit will lead everyone on a hunt for hidden Easter Eggs around Heage Windmill. How many will you find? www.heagewindmill.co.uk. Adults £3.50, concession £3, children £1.50, family £7.50. April 8

Easter Bonnet Parade at Denby Denby Visitor Centre is hosting an Easter Bonnet Parade on Sunday April 8, with an Easter Egg hunt at 2pm in the afternoon. Craft room tours are available throughout the Easter holidays. Visit www.denby.co.uk or call 01773 740799 for more information. April 8-9

Easter Extravaganza at Renishaw Hall The Sitwell family of Renishaw Hall and Gardens are putting on a weekend of Easter activities. Easter egg trail, face painting, Punch and Judy shows and lots of other family entertainment will all be on offer. www.sitwell.co.uk. Open 10.30am to 4.30pm Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Entry is £3 per person. Easter Egg trail £1 per child. April 21-22

Medieval St. George’s Day at Bolsover Celebrate St. George’s Day at Bolsover Castle with medieval knights as they fight for their honour in spectacular combat displays. Hear tales of medieval crime and punishment, see living history demonstrations and learn all about the weapons that were used. Children can take part in a special kids drill, try on armour and become a brave knight of the realm. www.english-heritage.org.uk. Entry price includes entry to event, adults £8, concessions £7.20, children £4.80, family £20.80. May 6-7

Bakewell Showground Spectacular What have you got planned for the May Bank Holiday? How about a brilliant day out at the Bakewell Showground Spectacular which is being held on Sunday May 6 and Monday May 7. A bank holiday spectacular fun day out for all the family set in one of the most picturesque showgrounds in the country. Festivities on offer include an impressive fun fair with a great selection of rides for kids and adults, a prestigious selection of classic and vintage cars, and an enthralling demonstration from Peak Vale Tractor pulling. www.spectacularweekend.com. Adults £5, seniors £4, children £3. Car parking is an additional £3. Other events may have an additional cost.


to visit

Bakewell Old House Museum

Discover five hundred years of Derbyshire history at Bakewell Old House Museum, with ten beamed rooms, a rare Tudor toilet, a Victorian mill and a fantastic Tudor dressing up box so you can see what it felt like to live in Tudor times. Where: Bakewell. www.oldhousemuseum.org. uk. Open: Daily 11am to 4pm. Admission: Adults £3, children £1.50.

Burrows Gardens The Burrows Gardens are great for a gentle stroll, a family picnic or a journey of discovery into the workings of Mother Nature. Visit on Sunday May 20 to see the beautiful plant fair. Special events and parties can also be arranged for non-open days. Where: Brailsford, Ashbourne. www.burrowsgardens.com. Open: From April 8 to September 30 the gardens are open every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday from 10.30am to 4.30pm. Admission: Adults £4, children free.

Peveril Castle The ruins of Peveril Castle provide a great family day out. Standing high above the pretty village of Castleton, Peveril Castle is one of England’s oldest Norman fortresses. Pack your walking boots to climb up to the top of the castle to soak up the farreaching views across Hope Valley. Where: Castleton. www.english-heritage.org.uk. Open: Daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission: Adults £4.50, concessions £4.10, children £2.70, family £11.70, prices as of April 1.

Crich Tramway Village If you have an interest in trams, transport and their history, or just like

looking at shiny vehicles, a visit to Crich Tramway Village could be the perfect day out for you. See what it was like to live in Crich in the 1940s and the Edwardian era. Where: Matlock. www.tramway.co.uk. Open: Daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Admission: Adults £12, seniors £9.50, children £7, family £35.

Highfields Happy Hens Highfields Happy Hens has it all: a farm shop, tearoom, farm, 60 acres, and even tractor and trailer running. Mum and dad can get fresh produce from the farm shop, grab a drink and a homemade cake in the tearoom, while the kids explore the 60 acres of farmland. Feed the chicks, lambs and calves, collect the eggs and follow the nature trail. From March 27 to May 3, the people at Highfields will be lambing their lambs, so make sure you drop in to see lovely lambs being born. Where: Etwall, Derbyshire. www.highfieldshappyhens.co.uk. Open: Farm and shop Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Admission: Persons over the age of 2, £4.50. Family ticket £15 two adults, two children. Tractor and trailer ride £1 per person. Animal feed 50p. Crazy Golf £1.

Tissington Hall Tucked away in the Peak District’s wild rolling hills is the Tissington Hall and Estate. The estate plays host to events including weddings and parties, but for certain special open days, members of the public are welcomed in to look around. Where: Ashbourne. www.tissington-hall.com. Open: Open for Easter week April 9-13, Well Dressing week May 21-25. Hall and gardens are open from 12-2pm on the dates listed. Admission: Hall and gardens: adults £9, concessions £8, children £4. Gardens only: adults £4, concessions £4, children £1.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 7th April & Sunday 8th April

Come and hunt for eggs and see if you can spot the Easter Bunny. Egg Hunting 10.00am to 4.00pm. Hunts start every 30 minutes. The popular Polish Your Own Blue John Stone will be available throughout the school holidays Open from 10am daily.

For further information contact 01433 621487

Ofsted Registered Childminder with 23 years experience in Spondon Area. Has Full and Part time vacancies for children from 6months old. Will TAKE to and PICK UP Daily from Borrow wood Primary school and Nursery a.m & p.m sessions Also can pick up ONLY from Springfield primary school & St Werburghs C of E school

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Discover a world from a bygone age, where beautifully restored vintage trams transport you from the historic village out into the Derbyshire countryside.

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Everyone loves Easter, the time of year when people buy you chocolate! What’s not to love? We’ve put together a few chocolate recipes for you to have fun making with your friends. Do remember to get help from an adult, though. Happy Easter from Primary Times!

Chocolate Nests - Makes 30 Ingredients: - 500g Shredded Wheat (or 16 large biscuits) - 400g milk chocolate - 2 x 100g bags Mini Eggs

Method: • Crush the Shredded Wheat biscuits into a bowl with your hands, or use a food mixer (if using a food mixer, get help from an adult). • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (get an adult to help you with this, too). • Once melted, pour the chocolate into the bowl with the Shredded Wheat and mix well until completely coated. Rice Krispie Cakes • When mixed, spoon the mixture into paper cake cases and - Makes 12 press down in the middle of each to create a small hole for the Ingredients: eggs. Press two or three (depending on how many you want!) - 60g unsalted butter Mini Eggs into the middle of the nests. Leave to cool and set for - 3tbsp golden syrup two hours. - 100g milk chocolate - 100g Rice Krispies (also works with Corn Flakes and other cereals)

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• Melt the chocolate and the butter together in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (get an adult to help you with this bit). • When the chocolate and the butter have melted, pour in the golden syrup and stir well. • Add the Rice Krispies (or whatever cereal you have decided to use) and mix until completely covered. • Spoon the mixture into paper cake cases and leave to cool.

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Chocolate Flapjacks

- Makes 20

Ingredients: - 210g unsalted butter - 125g brown sugar - 2 ½ tbsp. golden syrup - 375g porridge oats - 80g milk or plain chocolate

Method: • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease and line, with greaseproof paper, a 40cm square tin (or two 20cm tins). • Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over a gentle heat . • Pour the oats into the saucepan with the butter, sugar and golden syrup and mix well. • Stir in the chocolate (the chocolate should start to melt as it mixes with the other hot ingredients). • Pour the whole mix into the bakin g tin and press down with a palette knife or the back of a spoon. • Bake for 15-20 minutes until gold en brown. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack. Slice into your desired shapes – be creat ive!


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forthcoming at the Mill... Easter at the Mill: Unravel the cotton story Saturday to Monday 1-5pm

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Cricket Summer Courses Develop your cricketing skills in a fun environment that’s both challenging and enjoyable with lots of emphasis on game play. Run by Derbyshire Cricket Board, each course is packed full of knowledge, skills and games sessions and cost just £50 per week. 1-2-1 coaching sessions are also available after each session for an additional charge. For full details on dates and course fees visit: www.dcbcricket. com/home.htm and select the Holiday Course Timetable button. These courses are ideal for children between the ages of 8 and 13. However, if your child is outside of these ages please call Richard Wood for advice on

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Mill Museum, River Gardens and Strutt Worker’s Housing tours Millie-the-Mouse, Treasure Hunt, craft activities,Victorian games, shadow puppet theatre, refreshments. Adults £3.50, Concession £3, Children £2, family £9.

Limited places, to book call 01773-880474 and leave your details Follow the A6 to Belper then look for the Strutt’s North Mill signs

Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire Our range of tailor made programmes (or one off sessions) help schools to enhance and creatively develop their curriculum through environmental and outdoor education. Topics include Food Growing and Cooking, Local Habitats/School Grounds, Forest Schools and Natural Play. PLUS Green Learners addresses Climate Change through Food, Energy,Waste and Water, with a focus on improving attainment in literacy and numeracy. We also offer Teacher Sessions, run by experienced facilitators who can provide information on environmental issues and train staff in a range of activities.

For more information, please contact Rosalind Allen at Groundwork: 01773 535232. rallen@groundwork.org.uk Visit www.gdd.org.uk – click on ‘Our Services’ then ‘Schools’


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Everyone and everything has been obsessed with the Olympics since the Olympic Committee announced that it would be coming to London in 2012. Well, 2012 is now here, and we are even more obsessed! Michael Cox’s book Fitter, Faster, Funnier explains ‘everything you ever wanted to know about the Olympics, but were afraid to ask’ from how to throw an Olympic hammer to how to be an Olympic wrestler to the etiquette of winning. This is a great book for the inquisitive, the sporty and the witty. Did you know that, in 1936, after competing in the high jump at the Berlin Olympics, German athlete Dora Ratjen was discovered to be a male German waiter called Hermann? Did you know that the men’s golf champion at the 1904 Olympics, George Lyon walked up to the officials on his hands to collect his trophy? There are more of these fascinatingly funny facts in this book. On you marks … get set … go!

Star Fighters (7+)

Max Chase, Bloomsbury, £4.99 each

Paw Prints in the Snow (8+)

What Rhymes with ? (7+) ze? neeze Snee Roger Stevens, A&C Black, £4.99

Sally Grindley, Bloomsbury, £5.99

Do you have what it takes to be a star fighter? Now is your chance to find out. It’s the year 5012 and the galaxy is under attack. After a war that almost brought destruction to every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way got together to create an intergalactic force: The Star Fighters. In this series of three Star Fighters adventures, Alien Attack, Deadly Missions and The Enemy’s Lair (with another three released in April) there are explorations and assignments a plenty as cadet pilot Peri and his friends battle to keep the universe safe. Will they succeed?

Joe and his family are in Russia on the trail of one of the world’s greatest creatures, the beautiful Amur tiger. Joe comes closer to the Amur tiger than he ever imagined possible when he discovers an injured cub and decides to help. This thrilling adventure was written with the help of London Zoo and the Zoological Society of London to make sure that all the facts and representations of the Amur tiger are accurate. A heartwarming book that will be read and enjoyed over and over again.

Do you like reading poems and rhymes but are not sure how to write them? Look no further; this is the book for you. Stuffed with some fantastic rhymes and poems, children of all ages will love the feel of this book. Learn how to find words that rhyme and what to do when you have a word that nothing rhymes with, like orange or purple. Learn how to write tongue twisters, structure your lines and have fun with place names.

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CINE KIDS SCREENINGS AT QUAD! Cine Kids Screenings are family focused screenings held every Saturday at 3.30pm and Sunday at 1.30pm, plus daily screenings during school holidays. The films include all the recent releases, from Puss in Boots to The Muppets, plus a few surprises from around the world. For Cine Kids Club members, all tickets are just £3.50 per person! To become a QUAD Cine Kids Club member, a fee of £10.00 is payable and covers one family at one address, plus their guests (eg. for a birthday party) and lasts for a whole year. See www.derbyquad.co.uk for more details or contact QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606

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Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White (PG) from April 2 This fantastic new fantasy telling the story of Snow White (Lily Collins) and the wicked enchantress Queen Clementianna (Julia Roberts). Queen Clementianna plots and schemes for control of the spirited orphan Snow White’s throne. However, when Snow White’s beauty wins the heart of the charming Prince Andrew, the Queen banishes her to the forest where all manner of evil awaits. A great take on a classic tale.


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FASTER, STRONGER! Everyone and everything has been obsessed with the Olympics since the Olympic Committee announced that it would be coming to London in 2012. Even we have! Well, 2012 is now here, and we are even more obsessed! Michael Cox’s book Fitter, Faster, Funnier explains ‘everything you ever wanted to know about the Olympics, but were afraid to ask’ from how to throw an Olympic hammer to how to be an Olympic wrestler to the etiquette of winning. We have reviewed this book for you on our Bookworm page. We have five copies of Fitter, Faster, Stronger to give away to five lucky Primary Times readers. For your chance to win, just answer this question:

WHERE IS THE 2012 OLYMPICS BEING HELD? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Fitter, Faster, Stronger Competition, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by May 30.

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RHYMES WITH SNEEZE! Do you like reading poems and rhymes but are not sure how to write them? Look no further; this is the book for you. Stuffed with some fantastic rhymes and poems, children of all ages will love the feel of this book. Learn how to find words that rhyme and what to do when you have a word that nothing rhymes with, like orange or purple. Learn how to write tongue twisters, structure your lines and have fun with place names. We have teamed up with A&C Black publishing to give Primary Times readers the chance to win one of five copies of What Rhymes with Sneeze? For your chance to win, just: NAME ONE WORD THAT NO OTHER WORDS RHYME WITH. Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to What Rhymes with Sneeze Competition, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by May 30.

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Do you have what it takes to be a star fighter? Now is your chance to find out. It’s the year 5012 and the galaxy is under attack. After a war that almost brought destruction to every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way got together to create an intergalactic force: The Star Fighters. In this series of three Star Fighters adventures, Alien Attack, Deadly Missions and The Enemy’s Lair (with another three released in April) there are explorations and assignments a plenty as cadet pilot Peri and his friends battle to keep the universe safe. Will they succeed? You will have to read the books to find out! Here’s your chance, as we’ve teamed up with Bloomsbury publishers to give Primary Times readers the chance to win one of five sets of the series. For your chance to win, just answer this question:

WHAT YEAR ARE THE STAR FIGHTERS BOOKS SET IN? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Star Fighters Competition, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by May 30.

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Enter the mystifying world of Magical Extravaganza on Ice and be prepared for a dazzling spectacle fusing the breathtaking talent of international ice skaters with award-winning magician Michael White and his beautiful assistant and contortionist Hulan. The dancing on ice is performed by ice skaters who have competed in British and European competitions as well as performing in professional ice shows all over the world. Direct from Le Lido in Paris, the show presents adagio skating stars Solenne Bachelet and Maxime Combes and French Junior Champion Cyril Volland. Join us on a mystical journey and be transported to another world of enchantment, make believe and dreams. The show takes you to the glamorous and exciting world of Las Vegas, spooky Halloween with ghosts and skeletons, and a magical journey that will transport you to a different world. Throw in magic, illusion and contortion as well as a glittering showgirl finale and you have all the right ingredients for a great night out. We have teamed up with Buxton Opera House to give Primary Times readers the chance to win one family ticket to the Saturday matinee on May 12 at 2.30pm! For your chance to win, just answer this question:

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MAGICIAN AT MAGICAL EXTRAVAGANZA ON ICE? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/competitions or send your entry to Magical Extravaganza on Ice Competition, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by April 30.

PAW PRINTS IN THE SNOW!! Joe and his family are in Russia on the trail of one of the world’s greatest creatures, the beautiful Amur tiger. Joe comes closer to the Amur tiger than he ever imagined possible when he discovers an injured cub and decides to help. This thrilling adventure was written with the help of London Zoo and the Zoological Society of London to make sure that all the facts and representations of the Amur tiger are accurate. We have teamed up with Bloomsbury publishing to give Primary Times readers the chance to win one of five copies of Paw Prints in the Snow. For your chance to win, just answer this question:

WHAT BREED OF TIGER DOES JOE FIND? Enter online at www.primarytimes.net/ competitions or send your entry to Paw Prints in the Snow Competition, Primary Times, Publishing Ink, Fifth Floor, White House, 111 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4EU by May 30.

WIN BIG BARN FARM ON DVD! What’s Up Ducks? and other stories are being put together on DVD for you to enjoy. A big hit on CBeebies, Big Barn Farm is about four young animals, the Farmyard Bunch – Petal the Piglet, Gobo the ‘kid’ goat, Dash the young donkey and Digger the puppy and their views on life on Big Barn Farm. In What’s Up Ducks?, Gobo, Dash and Digger decide to build their own houses like the Three Little Pigs. Join Gobo the ‘kid’ goat, Dash the young donkey and Digger the puppy on this and other day to day adventures down on Big Barn Farm as they play hide and seek and search for a monster. Big Barn Farm follows the day-to-day adventures of these and all the other farmyard animals, with children seeing this magical world entirely from the animal-perspective. We have five copies to give away to Primary Times readers. For your chance to win, just answer this question:

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Gymnastic Camp - for five to 12 year olds

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• Springwood Leisure Centre: Wed 4 and Wed 11 April, 1pm to 3pm. • Moorways Sports Centre: Thurs 5 and Fri 13 April, 1pm to 3pm. Standard price: £4.20 - contact the centre to book.

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• Queen’s Leisure Centre: Wed 11 April • Springwood Leisure eisure Centre: Thurs 12 April Sessions take place: • 9.30am to 10.15am: MiniBugs - walking to two years with an adult. • 10.45am to 11.30am: Mighty/MegaBugs - two to five years with an adult. TTo o book YogaBugs, tel: 0845 899 7163, or visit www.yogabugs.com Cycle club, Learn to Ride and BMX coaching days across Derby. For more information, visit www.cyclederby.co.uk or telephone 01332 641773

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