Projects to support children and families coping with disabilities, mental health problems and the challenges associated with poverty and charities working more widely with children, families and adult learners are among dozens of beneficiaries of grants worth a total of £15 million confirmed by the Scottish Government at the endRead More →

Nature charity RSPB is encouraging local families to take part in the world’s biggest wildlife survey this new year. The Big Garden Birdwatch is a chance for everyone to help nature by donating just one hour to count the birds and other wildlife in their gardens. The data gathered fromRead More →

Kaimes School has become the only special school in Edinburgh to be awarded a prestigious national sports award. The City of Edinburgh Council school, which has 100 autistic pupils, has been recognised with the sportscotland Gold School Sport Award. The accolade is part of a national initiative designed to encourageRead More →

This spring Peppa Pig is teaming up with a leading children’s charity to launch a fundraiser like no other. Between 8 and 14 May 2017, nurseries, early years groups, families and children are being encouraged to take part in a Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children. OrganisingRead More →

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society held an inspirational art workshop at Roseburn Primary School in Edinburgh in December and invited champion artist of the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition Jon Bishop, aka The Grey Earl, to deliver a workshop for a class of primary five children aimed at developing positiveRead More →

2017 wow! My 10-year-old-self back in the 80s was positive that we would have flying cars by now. Things haven’t changed that much perhaps, however when I consider that in this month 16 years ago I was in the final stages of preparing for my wedding, and that what seemsRead More →

A haul of presents is a delight for your child, but the festive season is also a time to encourage generosity and embrace the true spirit of Christmas…Giving. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens The Spirit of Christmas Be a good role model. Teaching byRead More →

Mum Rebecca McAlister asks if we can all share a little goodwill to every child this December… The familiar comforting aroma of cinnamon sticks, kangaroo burger grease and chocolate covered churros waft through the air to tease us as we wait impatiently freezing, huddling in the queue by the gates of theRead More →

Mum-of-two Kerry Thomson on the trials and tribulations of pulling up sticks… £829.92 could buy you a mini break for two in Paris…or, lots of these: A huge box – filled with those ‘free’ toys that come with about two years’ worth of CBeebies magazines. We are now officially oneRead More →

  Cara McKee, a writer and mother-of-three living in Largs, is looking forward to Boxing Day… The kids are getting excited about what’s going to be under the tree this year after a rather fabulous haul last year. The boy is 11 now, and he’s obsessed with gaming and gadgetry,Read More →