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Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth set for a whale of a time with new community conservation project


This brand-new project will work with local schools, businesses and community groups in the Portsmouth area, giving thousands of local people the chance to learn more about the importance of whale and dolphin conservation through talks, events and training sessions. It will also introduce 'Dolphin Science Week' events, fundraising events and marine festivals in primary schools around the South. It has been launched following the huge success of the 'Your Seas - North Sea' project in the North East which has been educating local schools and comm... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Conference calls!


The English-language lectures include Santiago Alcolea Blanch’s keynote speech about the context of Barcelona’s museum houses, and Tim Benton’s presentation on Eileen Gray's house E1027, which opens to the public in May 2015. Also in English, you can hear Jordi Falgàs on Casa Masó, Christian Obel on Can Lis by Jørn Utzon, Mirko Sgavarato on Villa Girasole, and Cédrik Ferrero on Le Corbusier's Quartier Modernes Frugès. You can also check out the lectures from our 2013 congress at the V&A in London, which we organised with Susanna Petterss... Read More »

HiFiKiddo launches kid-friendly, family-oriented Social Networking Site


Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD - After going live last month, HiFiKiddo is officially announcing the launch of their new kid-friendly, family oriented social networking platform that is safe for users of all ages. "As parents to young children on the verge of the tween years we saw a real need for a family friendly social networking platform where kids could learn the do's and don'ts of how to behave online. What goes online follows you forever so we really wanted to build a "Social Network on Training Wheels" that strikes a balance bet... Read More »

Communication lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King help African American families navigate relationships, marriage and even divorce


There is no doubt that Dr. Martin Luther King was a skilled communicator. His "I Have A Dream" speech is as iconic to the American public's consciousness as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Notwithstanding all of his distinguished awards, most notable among them the Nobel Prize, his Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album is still perhaps the most direct tribute to his talents as a communicator who clearly conveyed his message in a way that motivated and inspired change. "When we think of Dr. Martin Luther King, we think of a great civil rights... Read More »

Barclays: Computing is the new English as it becomes the nation’s favourite school subject


But two fifths of parents dread helping their kids with this homework Half of all school children (49 per cent) now rely on homework help from their siblings Three quarters (77 per cent) of parents believe it is important for children to learn coding skills Barclays launches Code Playground where children and adults can learn coding online or in branch with the help of a Barclays Digital Eagle Barclays research revealed today shows a quarter (24 per cent) of British school children say computing, incorporating skills such as learning t... Read More »

Affordable Tutoring Programs for Texas Kids


If you are concerned about the academic achievement of your kids you should consider enrolling them with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. The club offers various tutoring programs that can help your child concentrate better in studies and learn many new skills. Apart from the educational knowledge, various practical skills are also imparted to the children to make them successful in their lives. Some of the tutoring programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas are: Project Learn: In this program, the kids get a chance t... Read More »

Aviva: Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin


Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it emerged today*. The study of 2,000 parents, which was commissioned by Aviva, revealed parents fall short when it comes to classroom classics like maths and science, leaving them feeling red-faced when they’re not able to help. The research was commissioned to launch the Tackling Numbers programme in partnership with Premiership Rugby, aimed at improving children’s confidence in numeracy skills. Four in ten pare... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group announces BBC Children in Need as Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016


Complementing its existing relationship with BBC Children in Need as its first ever Principal Partner and exclusive fundraising partner in schools, Group colleagues will fundraise together with customers to ensure that children and young people in the UK can have a safe, happy and secure childhood and have the opportunity to reach their potential. Helping Britain Prosper Lloyds Banking Group has committed to raising £12million through colleague fundraising for its charities of the year by 2020. The Group’s charity partnership with BBC Chi... Read More »

Aviva: Childcare costs see parents of 0-5s work for less that £100 a month


Parents of 0-5s juggle earnings with childcare expenses 1 in 10 families using childcare for 0-5s say lower earner takes home nothing after childcare / work costs are paid Lower earner typically brings home just £243 after childcare / work costs are paid One in three families using childcare for 0-5s turn to grandparents Working parents are being hamstrung by childcare costs, with thousands effectively working for nothing, Aviva can reveal. The company surveyed 2,000 families with children aged 0-5 and discovered that, for all who pa... Read More »

Transaero Airlines launches Wishing Well charity project


Wishing Well allows the airline’s passengers who are members of the loyalty programme to provide support to one of the four charitable partner organisations of the airline: the Foundation of Konstantin Khabenskiy, ‘Maria's Children’ Art Center, ‘Creation’ Charity Fund and ‘AdVita’ Charity Foundation. The project allows passengers to use points accumulated from Transaero Privilege to fund the transport for children with serious illnesses. The points also go towards tickets for doctors travelling for professional training purposes, in order to... Read More »

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