Deaf children not meeting GCSE benchmark targets

Deaf children in England, are not hitting national GCSE targets, despite hearing loss not being considered a learning disability. Findings in a report by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) shows that 36.3 per cent of deaf children are leaving school hitting benchmark GCSE targets compared to 65.3 per cent of classmates without hearing loss. Gaining five GCSEs, including English and

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Storytelling theatre for children at Tobacco Factory Theatres – Peter and the Wolf

    Thu 29 – Sat 31 January 7.30pm / Matinee Sat 2.30pm Peter and the Wolf is brought to life with theatrical interaction, oral storytelling and of course, Prokofiev’s classic score. Running time: 55 minutes Suitable for children age 6 years and upwards with their families Tickets Full £9 / Concession £7 To book: www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com or call: 0117 902

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How to save a baby from choking

The new animated Chokeables advert by St John’s Ambulance, has been successfully doing the rounds on Facebook this week. The snappy and effective advert teaches watchers how to deal with a choking baby in just 40 seconds through humorous characters and simple demonstration. The video features the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt as characters

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Replica telephone from the Science Museum is perfect for slamming in irritation

Remember the satisfaction of being able to slam down a phone? Angrily jabbing the red button on a touch-screen just doesn’t have the same cathartic effect. To end your phone call with suitable display of irritation, this retro replica of the 746 telephone originally launched by the General Post Office is perfect slamming material. The phone is not wall mountable, but does

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Children’s TV presenters launch new Christmas charity single

Unlikely Christmas single contender, It’s Christmas, has been released by popular children’s TV presenters from Channel 5’s Milkshake!. The single, which is available to download now, will be donating 44p from each 79p sale to Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. All six Milkshake! presenters, Jen Pringle, Derek Moran, Amy Thompson, Olivia Birchenough, Curtis Angus and Kemi Majeks wrote and performed

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Dick Whittington starts run at Bristol Hippodrome

  CHRISTMAS THEATRE is in full swing throughout Bristol, with Dick Whittington receiving positive feedback across South Bristol school gates grapevine. The panto this year boasts a reasonably impressive cast, including Ben Faulks and Ashleigh and Pudsey. Dick Whittington runs at the Bristol Hippodrome until Sunday 04 January 2015. http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dick-whittington/bristol-hippodrome/

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101 Dalmatians at Tobacco Factory Theatres Review

    It’s a heart warming story from Tobacco Factory Theatres this Christmas. As usual, their magical partnership with Travelling Light, creates arguably the best theatre in the city this time of year. For Christmas 2014/15, we have 101 Dalmatians brought to life with a delightful ensemble cast featuring old favourites Saikat Ahamed, Felix Hayes and Lucy Tuck with Factory

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Mr Bloom Alert! Ben Faulks takes to Bristol Hippodrome stage with panto preparations

Christmas pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome, just got hot, with this years range of famous faces including Mr Bloom -Ben Faulks. Dick Whittington also features Ashleigh and Pudsey, and Andy Ford. This year’s run from Saturday 06 December 2014 until Sunday 04 January 2015, also features the Bristol theatre’s first Relaxed Performance on Tuesday 30 December at  2pm. For more

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Parents Want a Say call for reversal to term time holiday policy

Fed up parents wanting a reversal to the term time holiday policy, will find like-minded campaigners at ParentsWantASay.co.uk. The website was set up as part of the Parents Want A Say campaign, which believes the family holiday rules in The Education Regulations 2006, unfairly criminalise families. It’s not just about taking holiday in term time by choice, campaigners argue, but point out that

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