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Going Potty Over

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So much has happened these past few months that it seems like forever since our spring issue! You’ll no doubt all have enjoyed Easter and the Jubilee celebrations but like us, you’re probably also ready for the long summer ahead. Whilst you have been celebrating and looking forward to the Olympics, here at Skoolz Magazine we have been busy preparing a sun-tastic magazine that features reviews, family days out and so much more... This issue brings great advice for parents of primary school leavers, and we also touch on the role of a clinical psychologist. As always we have our What’s On guide full of fun activities to keep you and your family occupied over the summer and with the British weather being as unpredictable as the lottery numbers, there are so many great options from theatre visits to getting involved in action-packed outdoor adventures. Skoolz Magazine is also proud to be celebrating its one year anniversary! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal advertisers, editorial contributors, local primary schools and most importantly our readers whose positive feedback has pushed us to find fresh ideas and stay sane! We’re already looking forward to the year ahead and with your on-going help and support we aim to make Skoolz Magazine better and better with every term!

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Going Potty Over

Wannabe wizards take to the net to delve into the magical world of, the latest experience to come from the Harry Potter franchise. Skoolz Magazine asks three young muggles to give us their views on the website…

J. K. Rowling’s unique online experience, Pottermore. com, is based on her hugely popular Harry Potter books and gives Potter fans old and new the chance to explore, discover and share stories in a completely new way.

Four hundred years ago the Lancashire Witch Trials saw our county become the witchy capital of the world. But while a series of 40 events take place this year to celebrate the anniversary, the children of Lancashire have magic of another kind on their minds… WIZARDRY!

You can join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, get sorted into one of the four houses and have a wand choose you, before starting a journey through the storylines of these extraordinary books and discovering exclusive new writing from J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have concluded the adventures of the bespectacled wizard, but children all over the world are now going potty over, a new website that launched earlier this year.

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Education As the months progress this free online experience will only get better. You’ll be able to share your experiences and creativity, new features and functions will be added and new content will be developed.

Name: George Thomson, Clitheroe

Hailed as a publishing and digital innovation, J.K. Rowling said of Pottermore, “I wanted to give something back to the fans. Pottermore is a very sumptuous environment which visually reflects the depth of the books.”

What do you like most about I can collect spells and add my drawings to the website.

Age: 9 Favourite character: Albus Dumbledore

What would you like to change about the website? I wish more of my friends would sign up so I could talk to them about it. How potty are you for

Name: Harriet Jones, Accrington Age: 11 Favourite character: Hermione Granger

Here at Skoolz Magazine headquarters, we love Harry Potter, so we were keen to get the verdict on We asked three young muggles to use the website and give us their opinions. Name: Jessica Church, Nelson

What do you like most about I love finding out interesting facts that aren’t in the books and reading the new writing by J.K. Rowling. What would you like to change about the website? It took a long time to unlock the chapters but it was worth it in the end. How potty are you for

Age: 10 Favourite character: Ron Weasley What do you like most about Pottermore. com? I like that J.K. Rowling explains what inspired all the different parts of the stories. What would you like to change about the website? It was a bit complicated at first but it didn’t take long to get the hang of it. How potty are you for

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It seems like is just as good as the Harry Potter books themselves and we can’t wait to see what J. K. Rowling comes up with next. Alohomora!

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PRIMARY TO SECONDARY Guidance for parents whose children are due to start secondary school in September. Making the transition from being in the top class at primary school to the bottom class at secondary school is probably one most challenging experiences that your child will have ever known. Regardless of whether they are moving school with a group of their friends of facing the prospect alone, they are bound to be jittery. Your child may be anxious about being bullied, finding their way around a much larger school, getting lost, keeping up with the rest of the class or even something as small as getting to school on time. Take time to speak with them about their concerns and talk through the solutions, putting their worries into perspective. Don’t underestimate how much the smallest details can cause your child’s nerves to go into overdrive. This is one of the biggest changes that they will have ever encountered and adapting to a new, alien environment can be daunting for even the most outgoing child. The weeks that follow your child starting secondary school can be just as tough as those in the run up. To help them cope and to give yourself peace of mind try to free up as much time as possible so that you can

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be there for them when they arrive home from school. Talk to them about their day, ask questions but don’t force issues too far. You’ll probably find that your child is much more tired in the evenings that they were at primary school. This is natural and comes about from excitement and a new routine so plenty of sleep at this stage is always a positive thing. Their new routine should be reinforced with more mature responsibilities such as packing their school bag and laying out their own uniform in the evenings and making their own breakfast in the mornings. These new responsibilities will give your child added confidence helping them to cope better with the pressures of secondary school. Another thing that should be reinforced is independent learning. When it comes to homework make sure that you support, encourage and show an interest in their subjects, but always allow them space to complete their work themselves. As a rough guide, a Year 7 pupil is expected to complete 45 – 90 minutes of homework each day. If you have any concerns in the lead up to your child going to secondary school or in the first weeks of the new term, don’t hesitate to contact their form tutor or head of year for guidance no matter how small your issue may seem.

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ONE SCHOOL ONE FUTURE ONE RESULT When Moorland School in Clitheroe decided to update its junior school building recently it was certainly ambitious for change. A new covered entrance way leads into the entrance hall which opens into the centre of the building. Additionally, a new classroom and resource room both fit into the existing footprint of the school. The ambitious project includes a specially designed open-plan play zone for three to four year olds and a new outdoor continuous play area with covered decking. The finishing touch, diamond shaped internal windows, add the final sparkle. The ongoing development of the junior school building richly mirrors the philosophy of the whole school: Moorland is an independent school open to innovation and development, with a commitment to deliver the best education possible for all its pupils, from nursery age to GCSE stage.

on-site nursery unit, through preschool to junior school. The change in school lay-out means that key classrooms are interconnected, with a visual link provided by the new diamond windows. Mr Ruddock adds: “Let’s not forget that Moorland is a non-selective school, whose students achieved 100% A* to C grade in six GCSE exams (including English and Maths) in 2010. They can also take all three Sciences as separate options at GCSE, opening the way for separate Sciences at A-level, thus giving access to top universities reading subjects such as Medicine.” Fees are very affordable at Moorland, and monthly payment options are available. Furthermore, any pupil attending the pre-school gets 10% off their fees for their entire time at Moorland’s Junior and Senior schools. The same discount applies to children who join the Junior School, before moving up to the Senior School. The school also offers a unique football programme, which is second to none for developing football skills, run by

renowned coach, Mr Charlie Jackson. Several students play for Premiership academies, and others who have left have gone on to contracts at Premiership level. The Senior School programme of studies is expanding to include Drama, Catering, Textiles and Child Care courses. Extra-curricular activities include peripatetic music tuition, performance theatre lessons leading to LAMDA qualifications, horse riding, skiing, basketball, hockey and dodge ball, to name but a few. Limited places at this superb, family orientated school are available for September 2012. Please contact Headteacher Mr Jonathan Harrison or Admissions Manager Miss Emma Hodgkinson as soon as possible to arrange a preliminary visit.

Moorland School, Ribblesdale Avenue, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JA. Telephone: 01200 423833 Email: ehodgkinson@

Deputy Headteacher, Mr Dermod Ruddock comments: “We offer a very warm and friendly learning environment here, with small class sizes.” He continues: “The new entrance to the Junior School is symbolic of change it welcomes our children and parents into the building. We wanted to make the best use of space and for the building to be lighter and brighter…a brilliant place to learn!” The changes to the pre-school classroom area were also designed to facilitate pupils’ moves from Moorland’s

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Understanding the role of a Child Clinical Psychologist What is a Child Clinical Psychologist? Child Clinical Psychologists have an understanding of problems that occur in childhood and adolescence. They do not diagnose or prescribe medication but aim to help children, young people and their families resolve their difficulties through evidence based therapies ( Clinical Psychologists have undertaken an undergraduate degree in psychology and then typically work as an assistant psychologist or research assistant for a minimum of two years before completing a doctorate in clinical psychology. In order to become a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society ( uk) the above qualifications must be obtained. Clinical Psychologists are often registered with the Health Professions Council ( where there is a responsibility to maintain continuing professional development. Why would my child or I need to see a Child Clinical Psychologist? You or someone who spends time with your child may have noticed that your child is having difficulties with their behaviour, relationships with others, their learning, or perhaps is struggling with a specific issue, e.g. anxiety. You may have tried a number of approaches to help with your child’s difficulties. These may not have helped in the way you had hoped and you or others in your child’s life may feel that more specialist help is needed. What can a Child Clinical Psychologist help with? Child Clinical Psychologists can help with a wide range of difficulties including:

• Childhood fears, anxieties and phobias. • Childhood depression and trauma. • Parenting struggles (such as helping parents to agree on strategies to deal with their child’s behaviour). • Tantrums and challenging behaviours including ADHD. • Feeding problems and mealtime conflicts. • Self-harming behaviours and eating disorders. • Sleep problems and bedtime routines. • Reactions to life events such as divorce, separation and death. • Relationship difficulties with friends or family. • Difficulties in adjusting to illness/medical conditions. What about confidentiality? As a general rule, clinical psychologists do not disclose information to anyone else unless this is agreed with the child and family. If we think that information from other people might be helpful, such as a teacher, we may wish to contact them but would only do so if you agree to it. Information may need to be shared if there are concerns about the safety of the child or others, and this would always be discussed with you. How do I contact a Child Clinical Psychologist? Access to a Child Clinical Psychologist in the NHS is usually via a referral from a GP or other health professional involved in a child’s care i.e. Paediatrician. Alternatively, if you wish to see a private psychologist then you can phone us or email us to discuss how we might be able to help you. You do not need to be referred by a GP and can contact us directly via the details below:

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Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure • Exciting new heights for all the family The Kaos indoor high wire adventure centre is home to the UK’s first indoor ropes course of its kind for all the family. We offer a ropes course experience for all the family, provided that you are over the age of six and physically able to climb the stairs to access the ropes course. Kaos instructors will have you “walking on air “ in no time. Unlike many traditional ropes courses the Clip n Play system at Kaos is multi directional, so participants can go anywhere they like on the course and not have to follow a set route. This allows participants to move freely around the course in any direction, pass fellow participants and should they wish to, leave an obstacle out. The 18 “in the air” obstacles course is a fun and challenging activity for you and your family.

Participants of all ages are subject to a full safety briefing prior to their session, led by our instructors who all hold the European Ropes Course Association qualification. Participants are then fitted with a full body harness and connected to the system where they will remain connected for the duration of their session. Safety is our number one priority. Our instructors will be on hand should you need them. Sessions are timed throughout the day and lasts one hour with all participants expected to arrive 15 - 20 minutes prior to their session. Please call to book your session.

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Kaos Kidz is our new and exciting indoor soft play area for under eights which will place the younger children at the height and in visible range of the ropes course and offer them their own challenging obstacles such as the ropes swing stepping stones and balance beam not to mention the slide descent! Kaos also has a traversing wall and infant soft play area. The Kaos cafe offers freshly prepared coffee snacks and beverages and comfortable seating area where you can relax. Whilst we are an indoor facility we are

in an industrial building, so for those spectating, wrap up warm and for those participating, long trousers, trainers or sturdy shoes and a hoodie will suffice, no heels, no flip flops! Remember to book in advance!

Kaos Indoor High Wire Adventure, Units 1-3, Lytham Trade Park, Preston Rd, Lytham, Lancs, FY8 5AE (situated behind Lidl)

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Kids Go Free at The Blackpool Tower Circus Mooky Vs Boooffalo Bill This years all new spectacular Circus has a distinct Wild West theme. This 2 hour show follows Boooffalo Bill who brings his show to town including acts such as the Russian Swing, Wire Walking, Russian Bar, Horizontal Bar and the infamous Water Finale. Great fun and excitement for all the family – perfect for the school holidays. Terms & conditions: This voucher entitles one child free entry when accompanied by a person paying the full adult day rate at The Blackpool Tower Circus. This voucher is valid until 04/11/2012. Children must be accompanied by an adult to all The Blackpool Tower Circus. Please check show times before your visit. Voucher can only be used as stipulated and cannot be exchanged for cash or used in any other way. Sale of the voucher for profit is prohibited. Admission prices are subject to change. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or ticket, pre-paid ticket or combination ticket. Voucher must be presented upon entrance. Photocopies not accepted. Only one voucher per person and per transaction. For further information please visit: REF: V33328

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2 for 1 at The Blackpool Tower Dungeon Delve into Blackpool’s most horrible history at the brand new Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Experience live actors, a thrilling ride and special effects at this exciting new attraction. Step back into the darkest of times and face 60 minutes of the dark past of ‘The Pool that is Black’! You’ll be introduced to torture instruments of forgotten times, try to find your way through the Labyrinth of the Lost and be sentenced to death on Extremis: Drop ride to doom .

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Things To Do

From holiday havoc to a summer of smiles For children the school holidays can’t come soon enough but for some parents the thought of planning endless weeks of entertainment can be a bit of a headache.

Be prepared for the ever changing British weather. It might be sunny when you set off but it’s probably wise to take a light weight rain coat and a change of clothes with you! Before you go check if you will be expected to stay and if not how many adults will be supervising the activity.

Luckily there are lots of activities going on over the summer to help keep the kids entertained and your sanity intact. From arts and crafts to dancing and sports, there is something for everyone. But with so much on offer how do you go about choosing the right activity for you and your little ones? We’ve put together some top tips to help you keep everyone smiling this summer. Do your research – activities will be run by a variety of groups and organisations. Make sure you know who is responsible for the activity being run safely. Is the activity age appropriate? Make sure your child is old enough to get involved otherwise they‘ll end up frustrated and sat on the sidelines. This is especially important if you are taking children of different ages so you don‘t end up with one left out. What is provided on the day? Are you expected to take your own lunch and snacks? You don’t want to end up with hungry and tired children at the end of the day.

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If the activity involves leaving your child make sure you check that staff and volunteers have been CRB checked, that there are guidelines in place for how they will deal with discipline and that first aiders will be available should an accident occur. Finally and most importantly, have fun! School holidays may be testing at times but they are also a fantastic opportunity to spend some quality time with your children. To find out about what’s going on in Lancashire visit and search ‘summer fun’.

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There’s lots going on at Brockholes this summer, here are just a few of the events you can get involved in:

• Parties for 10 - 30 participants, aged 8+ • 3 hour action packed party • Lots of adventurous activities to choose from including,

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WHAT’S ON GUIDE Your family will never be at a loose end with Skoolz Magazine’s comprehensive guide to what’s on in and around Lancashire. Simply choose your event, pack some snacks and enjoy a day out to remember!

JULY What: Witches Walks 2012 Where: Across Pendle When: Sunday 1 April - Tuesday 7 August Who: Everyone More info: Take a walk into the area in which so called local witches lived. You will walk the roads and pathways they took, exploring the farms, villages and other notable areas where they were accused of practicing witchcraft. Contact: Norman Mitchell- 01282-772409, mobile- 07974 500808

What: Brass Band in Happy Mount Park Where: Happy Mount Park, Morecambe, LA4 5AQ When: Sunday 29 April - Sunday 9 September, 2.30pm Who: All ages How much: Free of charge, however donations are welcomed More info: Featuring the very best of brass, drawn from across the North West. Visitors can also take a stroll through the attractive parkland setting, sample the delightful varied menu at the Café in the Park or visit one of the park’s other attractions, such as the Splash Park. Contact: Visitor information centres- 01524 582808 / 582394 Website: What: Habergham Festival Where: Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley, BB12 8UA When: Saturday 7 July, 10:30am – 4pm Who: The whole family How much: Adults- £1, Children- Free More info: Find something for everyone with a wide range of stalls and activities at the annual modern garden party held in the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall.

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Outdoor Elements Pump House Dean Wood, Trapp Lane, Simonstone, Lancashire, BB12 7JD

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What: Fleetwood Festival of Transport (Tram Sunday)

When: Friday 31 August - Sunday 4 November

Where: Lord Street, Fleetwood

Who: Everyone

When: Sunday 15 July Who: People of all ages How much: Free More info: The largest event of its kind! Includes classic cars, vintage trams, buses, commercials, and motorcycles- vehicles of all types, size and description. Packed with family entertainment with fun fair, music, shops, stalls and the famous Fleetwood Market. What: Family Fun Day at Memorial Park Where: Memorial Park, Fleetwood When: Saturday 21 July

How much: Free More info: Considered the greatest free light show on earth. This spectacle has been a major part of Blackpool’s attraction since 1879. Even get involved with some of the interactive installations designed to amuse and provoke thought. The “Big Switch On” is the brightest night, when the switch is pulled to create the magic and excitement that Blackpool is known for. Website:


Who: All the family

What: Blackpool Fireworks Championship

How much: Free

Where: Blackpool

More info: Come along and join in with the family fun day. Memorial Park located in the heart of Fleetwood is a great place to spend a summer’s day out. Hosting exciting activities, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained! No need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!

AUGUST What: Blackpool Illuminations Where: Blackpool front

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When: Friday 7 September - Friday 28 September, Build up 7.30pm, Fireworks 8:30pm Who: All the family How much: Free More info: The skies above Blackpool will once again light up this September as fabulous fireworks return to the resort. It promises a mouth-watering series of shows and jaw-dropping entertainment for everyone to enjoy!

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FREE parking available (in front of Juice Bar)

Full café facilities including hot food and snacks

4 Kids Ltd, North St, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1PG - BALDERSTONE CHURCH of ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

St. LEONARDS Commons Lane Balderstone Blackburn Lancashire BB2 7LL

Balderstone St Leonard’s School and Church are raising funds for a car park opposite school. For years now the traffic and parking has been getting increasingly worse and now it is horrendous.  Our school is right next door to the church on a narrow country lane where the road bends on both sides and where there are no pavements. So as you can imagine at peak times (morning and after school) or when there is a wedding or funeral parking becomes impossible. On a normal day when parents manage to park, the cars fill one side of the road from one bend to another and it is not possible for large vehicles and tractors to get through and everything just becomes chaos.  Traffic can not flow both ways and cars are continuously reversing up the road to let other cars through.  All this mayhem on the road when you have young children walking and weaving in and out of parked cars as there are no pavements is not a good combination and it is only a matter of time before this situation claims its first casualty.  Cars are being damaged all the time, minor scuffs, scrapes and prangs but, perish the thought, how long before someone is hurt? Both School and Church have joined forces to eliminate the problem and build a car park across from school.   We have organised several fund raising events which have been very successful but we still have a way to go so if you would like to make a donation however big or small it will be very gratefully received and we thank you kindly from the bottom of our hearts.

Tel: 01254 812542

Donations can be made by downloading a form at:

More information can be found at

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Skoolz Magazine Paint Pot is a ‘pottery painting paradise’ nestled amongst beautiful countryside just outside Waddington, Clitheroe. Our ‘Paint Your Own’ Pottery Studio is based at Backridge Farm and is the ideal place to express your imagination and to produce a piece of pottery that is truly individual. We strive to encourage creativity and help to capture your personality in your piece. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it is only children who can enjoy the fun that Paint Pot has to offer - adults can take advantage of the relaxing and therapeutic experience whilst enjoying the fantastic surroundings of Backridge Farm. We cater for pot painting birthday parties and when they have worked up on appetite, Plate offer excellent children’s packages for party tea. We also host regular ladies nights as well as offering a mobile service to schools and groups. Paint Pot is fun for all ages and don’t worry if you’re not an ‘artist’ as we are always on hand to help. Whether you are looking for a personalised gift, foot / handprints captured on pottery or a unique keepsake, you will find it all at Paint Pot. Open every day during school holidays, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Paint Pot, Twitter Lane, Backridge Farm, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 3LQ. T: 01200 422344 W: E:

St. James’ Jubilee Celebrations On the day we held a non-uniform of red, white and blue. Each class did their own jubilee activities such as designing a meal for the Queen, painting the Queen’s portrait, finding out about the history of the Queen’s reign and sending letters to the Queen at Buckingham Palace to invite her to Clitheroe. At lunchtime we had a special jubilee street party style lunch where all the children had a special lunch whilst sitting in the sunny playground with their flags and hats.

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Competition Time


Lego Land:

4 Kids:

Abi Sanderson Age 5 St Peter & St Pauls Primary School Gt Harwood

Tabatha Lord Age 4 St James School Altham

Darkmoor: The Darkness Discovered: Henry Rumball Age 9 Pendle Primary School Clitheroe

Ben & Hassan Competition Simply fill in the entry form provided and return to: Skoolz Competition, Hall Foot, Worston, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1QA. All correct entries will be entered in a draw and the winners will be picked at random and notified on Monday 20th August 2012.

This your chance to win one of two complete sets of 10 E-Books. All you have to do is answer this simple question! How old are Ben & Hassan? Ben and Hassan is a series of ten reception year reading books. The books use the 45 words that the national literacy strategy recommend should be introduced to all children by the end of their reception year. The books are designed to run parallel to the school’s reading scheme. The books are PDF downloads to be viewed on computers, therefore aiding children’s computer skills i.e. using the mouse, navigating and clicking, or kindles, ipads tablets etc. The books revolve around the modern day family lives of 4 year olds Ben and Hassan who after meeting on the first day of school become best friends. More infomation can be found by searching for Ben and Hassan at www.

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Ben & Hassan Competition Your Answer?: ........................................................ You Name: ............................................................. Your Age: ............................................................... Your School:........................................................... The Name of your Parent/Guardian: ................................................................................ Your Parent/Guardian’s Telephone Number: ................................................................................ Your Address: ........................................................ ................................................................................ ................................................................................ .................................. Post Code: ..........................

Skoolz Magazine – July 2012

Competition Time Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure Park where children and adults can drive REAL full size JCB's. With 18 different rides and drives there is something for everyone. Located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire, Diggerland is the perfect place to bring your kids for an action packed day out. Hereʼs a chance to experience the Ultimate Adventure. WIN A FAMILY TICKET to Diggerland Yorkshire by simply filling in the entry form below and return to: Skoolz Competition, Diggerland, Whitewall Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 4DZ. Send entries in by 31st July 2012 and the winner will be picked at random and notified by 3rd August 2012. For more information on Diggerland find us on Facebook, visit or call 0871 2277007.


Your name: …………………………………………………… Your age: ……………………………………………………... Your school: ………………………………………………….. Parent/Guardianʼs Name: ………………………………………………………………….. Parent/Guardianʼs Telephone Number: ………………………………………………………………….. Parent/Guardianʼs Email Address: ………………………………………………………………….. Your Address (for prize to be sent to) ………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………..

All entries must be in by Monday 20th August 2012.

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Rufus Carr Ltd Est 1928

Sale of all makes of Used Cars including Honda, Vauxhall, Peugeot & Vw Bawdlands Garage Clitheroe T: 01200 422173 Page 30


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The Locks offers 32 beautifully appointed detached homes, each occupying a generous plot with 4, 5 or 6 bedrooms, all finished to the highest specification using the finest materials throughout. Set in a prestigious location in Barrowford, Lancashire, The Locks are within easy reach of the motorway network.

If you would like to be amongst the first to register for one of these stunning homes please contact Joanne Smith at Barnfield Homes, to request a brochure or viewing.

Telephone: 01282 442 300 Email: Web: Web:

One School

One Result

One Future

Limited spaces available for September 2012 Moorland School 路 Clitheroe 路 Lancashire 路 BB7 2JA Tel: 01200 423 833 路

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