Schools and nurseries are expected to close to pupils from the end of this week, the First Minister has announced. The Scottish Government is working closely with local authorities to mitigate the impact on three groups as a priority: Vulnerable pupils and those receiving free school meals Pupils undertaking courseworkRead More →

Cathy Owen is discovering that ‘Green’ is the new black… Generally, as a style advice columnist I simply share my favourite pieces based on a theme or season, it’s not rocket science! However, it’s becoming more and more apparent to me, and society at large, that we can’t pick somethingRead More →

With undeniable evidence that our oceans are drowning in plastic, and that tidal waves of plastic waste continue to crash into landfill sites, it’s urgently essential that we all make a conscious change to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our day-to-day lives. Young eco-warriors are leading the chargeRead More →

Young chef and food writer Ryan Riley tragically lost his mother Krista to small cell lung cancer in 2014 when he was just twenty years old inspiring him to co-found Life Kitchen – the UK’s first cancer cookery school. His mother’s experience of losing her sense of taste during chemo encouraged Ryan to develop the innovative dishesRead More →

A tiny island in the Irish Sea is surprised to find itself the base for a new space programme – and the race for a local child to become the world’s first child astronaut – this is the gripping plot of The Space Programme, a brand new soap opera forRead More →

By Natasha Geary Ten years ago my opinion on gardening was something like this: It’s for ‘old’ people, people with time on their hands and people who aren’t fit enough to do anything else. This Christmas my favourite present was a five-year gardening journal! It’s full of pockets for plantRead More →

Pressing flowers is a craft that dates back to the nineteenth century and is still popular today. Make sure that you have permission to pick your chosen flowers and then put them in a flowerpress or between the pages of a heavy book or telephone directory for about a week.Read More →

It’s the day before World Book Day and if you’ve left it to the last minute to try and pull something together (even though you promised you would definitely be more organised this year) don’t panic! We’ve all been there! We’ve pulled together some of the easiest World Book Day Costumes EverRead More →

Brilliant books to fall for this February… A is for Avocado: An Alphabet Book of Plant Power by Carolyn Suzuki HB £6.99 published by Penguin Age Pre-school+ This Veganuary, learn your ABCs the vegan way! A stylish, child-friendly introduction to twenty six fresh fruits, vibrant vegetables and powerful plants toRead More →