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Meet the team: Sophia

Meet the team: Sophia

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Introducing… Sophia! 
Sophia loves playing board games – it’s a great chance to spend time with her friends and family. Whether it’s throwing dice, flipping counters or balancing blocks, Sophia knows what to do.
Her favourite activity is makin… read more

25 June 2023

Meet the team: Noah

Meet the team: Noah

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Say hi to… Noah! 
Noah is great at hitting targets – his fave sports are boccia and basketball! Bruno is Noah's fearsome but friendly bear mascot. 
Although he can most often be found at the local basketball courts, he is always creating targe… read more

25 June 2023

Meet the team: Naomi

Meet the team: Naomi

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Give a warm welcome to… Naomi! 
Naomi is a super swimmer. Most days, you can find her trying out cool underwater skills with Shelley her starfish pal, or going for a new personal best in the pool.
Naomi trains hard in the pool but also practic… read more

25 June 2023

Ready... set... READ!

Ready... set... READ!

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The Summer Reading Challenge starts online TODAY!  
Ready, Set, Read! is the name of the game and this year, you guessed it, our theme is sports and games – put simply, we're all ready to have fun and keep active. Are you up for the Challenge? 
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24 June 2023

Meet the star team and their mascots

Meet the star team and their mascots

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Say a big hello to the team of Ready, Set, Read!
Meet the superstar team and their marvellous animal mascots over the following blog posts and find out all about their fave activities, motivation and skills, and the things they love to read. 
Br… read more

22 June 2023

Enter BBC's 500 Words competition!

Enter BBC's 500 Words competition!

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500 Words, the biggest children's writing competition in the UK, is back!
This competition run by the BBC is for all 5-11 years olds to write an amazing story of 500 words or under. This is a chance for you to have fun and be creative to write a … read more

18 June 2023

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