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Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises that mealtimes are an important part of the day for children, enabling them to build on all areas of their development. Mealtimes give children the opportunity to build on their physical development, manipulating cutlery can support children to develop fine motor skills. We encourage the children to build on their social skills whilst eating. Offering food and drink to the children gives plenty of opportunity for them to use their manners and to take part in conversations and express their thoughts and feelings. Language development can be fully supported during mealtimes, building vocabulary and encouraging children to use their language to make requests or comments. The children are all encouraged to eat independently and enjoy their time together at the table.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises that mealtimes are an important part of the day for children, enabling them to build on all areas of their development. Mealtimes give children the opportunity to build on their physical development, manipulating cutlery can support children to develop fine motor skills.  We encourage the children to build on their social skills whilst eating. Offering food and drink to the children gives plenty of opportunity for them to use their manners and to take part in conversations and express their thoughts and feelings. Language development can be fully supported during mealtimes, building vocabulary and encouraging children to use their language to make requests or comments. The children are all encouraged to eat independently and enjoy their time together at the table.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that music is very important to the development of young children. Music helps to build connections across many regions of the brain. Exposing your child to a range of different types of music can help create more pathways between cells in the child's brain. Music has other benefits like developing and strengthening their fine and gross motor skills and body co-ordination through dancing, clapping and tapping. Music improves language and vocabulary - mimicking the sounds they hear, singing and joining in with nursery rhymes, songs and filling in missing words. Most songs and tunes for young children are repetitive which also helps them to remember the song. How we process speech is the same way we process a musical sound which helps to improve listening and language skills. Music is a mood lifter and invokes emotions - lullabies can have a calming effect on young children, music can help with relaxation and also boost them up, especially their overall happiness.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that music is very important to the development of young children. Music helps to build connections across many regions of the brain. Exposing your child to a range of different types of music can help create more pathways between cells in the child's brain. Music has other benefits like developing and strengthening their fine and gross motor skills and body co-ordination through dancing, clapping and tapping. Music improves language and vocabulary - mimicking the sounds they hear, singing and joining in with nursery rhymes, songs and filling in missing words. Most songs and tunes for young children are repetitive which also helps them to remember the song. How we process speech is the same way we process a musical sound which helps to improve listening and language skills. Music is a mood lifter and invokes emotions - lullabies can have a calming effect on young children, music can help with relaxation and also boost them up, especially their overall happiness.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that music is very important to the development of young children. Music helps to build connections across many regions of the brain. Exposing your child to a range of different types of music can help create more pathways between cells in the childs brain. Music has other benefits like developing and strengthening their fine and gross motor skills and body co-ordination through dancing, clapping and tapping. Music improves language and vocabulary - mimicking the sounds they hear, singing and joining in with nursery rhymes, songs and filling in missing words. Most songs and tunes for young children are repetitive which also helps them to remember the song. How we process speech is the same way we process a musical sound which helps to improve listening and language skills. Music is a mood lifter and invokes emotions - lullabies can have a calming effect on young children, music can help with relaxation and also boost them up, especially their overall happiness.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery understands the importance of painting and mark making. Painting with young children not only helps their creative development but it also stimulates their brain. Painting can provide children with vast amounts of learning, this may be developing their fine pincer grip or learning about colour mixing. Painting is a great way for children to communicate their thoughts either verbally or in the marks they make. Here the children are painting rainbows from memory and observational paintings of a sunflower.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post
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Broadstone Christian Nursery understands the importance of painting and mark making. Painting with young children not only helps their creative development but it also stimulates their brain. Painting can provide children with vast amounts of learning, this may be developing their fine pincer grip or learning about colour mixing. Painting is a great way for children to communicate their thoughts either verbally or in the marks they make. Here the children are painting rainbows from memory and observational paintings of a sunflower.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises the beneficial effects that animal encounters hold for children. The role of animals, especially pets and the care of pets promote social values and skills in children like responsibility, empathy, and pro-social behaviour. Learning about animals can provide lessons in life like reproduction, birth, illnesses, accidents, death, and bereavement.
The children enjoyed caring for Ian the giant tortoise who came to visit.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises the beneficial effects that animal encounters hold for children. The role of animals, especially pets and the care of pets promote social values and skills in children like responsibility, empathy, and pro-social behaviour. Learning about animals can provide lessons in life like reproduction, birth, illnesses, accidents, death, and bereavement. 
The children enjoyed caring for Ian the giant tortoise who came to visit.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery encourages learning through touch and textures. Touch enables children to get an understanding for what objects are and what they feel like by experiencing various shapes and textures. Children will get to know what things such as sticky, prickly, silky and fluffy actually feels like against their skin. Learning through touch and texture is also very important due to the fact that it strengthens a child’s motor skills. For instance, gripping, holding, squeezing, stacking, poking, pouring or scooping will help children strengthen the muscles in their body, and also helps them to develop stronger hand-eye coordination.
The children made swamp out of gooey slime and enjoyed playing with the dinosaurs in their new environment.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.Broadstone Christian Nursery encourages learning through touch and textures. Touch enables children to get an understanding for what objects are and what they feel like by experiencing various shapes and textures. Children will get to know what things such as sticky, prickly, silky and fluffy actually feels like against their skin. Learning through touch and texture is also very important due to the fact that it strengthens a child’s motor skills. For instance, gripping, holding, squeezing, stacking, poking, pouring or scooping will help children strengthen the muscles in their body, and also helps them to develop stronger hand-eye coordination.
The children made swamp out of gooey slime and enjoyed playing with the dinosaurs in their new environment.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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Broadstone Christian Nursery encourages learning through touch and textures. Touch enables children to get an understanding for what objects are and what they feel like by experiencing various shapes and textures. Children will get to know what things such as sticky, prickly, silky and fluffy actually feels like against their skin. Learning through touch and texture is also very important due to the fact that it strengthens a child’s motor skills. For instance, gripping, holding, squeezing, stacking, poking, pouring or scooping will help children strengthen the muscles in their body, and also helps them to develop stronger hand-eye coordination.  
The children made swamp out of gooey slime and enjoyed playing with the dinosaurs in their new environment.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises physical development as a crucial area of learning. The EYFS wants children to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. We encourage the children to experiment with different ways of moving, negotiating space, travelling with confidence and balancing. Our new giant spinning top has been very popular with the children who have had fun learning to balance and holding on whilst it moved.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post
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Broadstone Christian Nursery recognises physical development as a crucial area of learning. The EYFS wants children to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. We encourage the children to experiment with different ways of moving, negotiating space, travelling with confidence and balancing. Our new giant spinning top has been very popular with the children who have had fun learning to balance and holding on whilst it moved.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that outdoor learning is a crucial element of the EYFS Framework. Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and development. It offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. It gives children first hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.

The school leavers went for a walk around the local environment hiding books for others to find and sat down and had their snack looking at the view of Broadstone, trying to spot the nursery.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that outdoor learning is a crucial element of the EYFS Framework. Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and development. It offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. It gives children first hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.

The school leavers went for a walk around the local environment hiding books for others to find and sat down and had their snack looking at the view of Broadstone, trying to spot the nursery.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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Broadstone Christian Nursery understands that outdoor learning is a crucial element of the EYFS Framework. Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well-being and development. It offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors. It gives children first hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.

The school leavers went for a walk around the local environment hiding books for others to find and sat down and had their snack looking at the view of Broadstone, trying to spot the nursery.

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

At Broadstone Christian Nursery we encourage role-play, where children take on different roles and play at being different people in any number of improvised situations. It could be an everyday role, a job or complete fantasy. All types of role-play are encouraged. Not only is it fun, but each is a stepping stone which can help your children learn new things.
Here two boys are working together to build a jail for their superhero characters to escape from.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.
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At Broadstone Christian Nursery we encourage role-play, where children take on different roles and play at being different people in any number of improvised situations. It could be an everyday role, a job or complete fantasy. All types of role-play are encouraged. Not only is it fun, but each is a stepping stone which can help your children learn new things. 
Here two boys are working together to build a jail for their superhero characters to escape from. 
To find out more or to arrange a visit to the nursery please call us on: 01202 601748 or visit: https://www.broadstonechristiannursery.com.

Easter Bonnet Parade
On Wednesday 31st March our nursery children held their annual Easter Bonnet Parade, we walked from nursery along to outside Broadstone News and back to the nursery where each child received an Easter egg for taking part.
Take a look through our gallery and see this year's wonderful handmade bonnets.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post
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Easter Bonnet Parade
On Wednesday 31st March our nursery children held their annual Easter Bonnet Parade, we walked from nursery along to outside Broadstone News and back to the nursery where each child received an Easter egg for taking part.
Take a look through our gallery and see this years wonderful handmade bonnets.

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Due to COVID we were unable to perform our usual nativity at the local church so we improvised and set up our nativity scene in the garden.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post ... See moreSee less

Due to COVID we were unable to perform our usual nativity at the local church so we improvised and set up our nativity scene in the garden.

10 months ago

Broadstone Christian Nursery

Due to COVID we were unable to perform our usual nativity at the local church so we improvised and set up our nativity scene in the garden.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post ... See moreSee less

Due to COVID we were unable to perform our usual nativity at the local church so we improvised and set up our nativity scene in the garden.

From 23 to 27 December, you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ of up to three households which allows you to spend time together in private homes, attend places of worship, or meet in an outdoor place.

From 28 December, you must follow the guidance for the tier in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Guidance for the Christmas period can be found here:
www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-periodFrom 23 to 27 December, you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ of up to three households which allows you to spend time together in private homes, attend places of worship, or meet in an outdoor place.

From 28 December, you must follow the guidance for the tier in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Guidance for the Christmas period can be found here:
www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period
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From 23 to 27 December, you can form an exclusive ‘Christmas bubble’ of up to three households which allows you to spend time together in private homes, attend places of worship, or meet in an outdoor place.  

From 28 December, you must follow the guidance for the tier in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

Guidance for the Christmas period can be found here: 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period

Timeline Photos'Spooktacular' half term activities!

Here are just a few of the 'fangtastic' activities on offer over half term.
Please remember to social distance, stay in groups of six or less, wash your hands regularly and stay safe!

-Halloween Trail at Kingfisher Barn Visitors Centre, Bournemouth
-Pimp Up Your Pumpkin at Knyveton Gardens, Springbourne
-Spooky Woodland Walk at Red House Museum, Christchurch
-Scaplen's Court Spooktacular Halloween themed activities, Poole
-Where's Wally? Spooky Museum Search, Poole Museum
-'Spooky Stories' Treehouse outdoor theatre at Red House Museum
-Squidgetastic Spooky Sculpture, Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
-The Great Dorset Pumpkin Trail

For all these activities and more, visit BCP Council Family Information Directory: orlo.uk/XplIO
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If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you need to apply for a reception place for September 2021.

Information on how to do this online can be found on the BCP Council website: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/schooladmissionsApplying for a school place

If your child is due to start reception or transfer to junior or middle school or secondary or upper school in September 2021, you can now apply online for a school place. Apply online: orlo.uk/ZbI7p

School tours and open days won't be happening in quite the same way this year so schools have got creative with many offering virtual tours and opportunities to meet teachers online.

Visit school websites and contact the schools you are interested in to find out what they are offering. See all schools on the Family Information Directory: orlo.uk/BaLpx

Deadlines for applying are:
31 October 2020 for secondary and upper schools
15 January 2021 for reception, junior and middle schools.
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If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you need to apply for a reception place for September 2021.

Information on how to do this online can be found on the BCP Council website: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Timeline PhotosThe play parks are set to reopen from Saturday 4 July, hooray! Find a list of the parks that are ready to open tomorrow here. orlo.uk/FCr19 ... See moreSee less

Some great tips on how to stay safe and cool in this glorious sunshine ☀️Warm temperatures forecast over next two days! How to stay safe...

Most of us welcome the hot weather, but there can be health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Everyone can be affected but the most vulnerable people are older people, young children and people with existing health conditions.

Babies are particularly vulnerable to overheating, visit NHS website for information on how to keep your baby safe during hot weather: orlo.uk/mK7zW

Tops Tips on how to protect yourself and others during hot weather:

• Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. Open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
• Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
• Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
• Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
• Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
• Identify the coolest room in the house or at work so you know where to go to keep cool.
• Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
• Check up on people who may be less able to look themselves
For more info: orlo.uk/d4yWy
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Some great tips on how to stay safe and cool in this glorious sunshine ☀️

Children are More Than A Score - please share...Testing 4-year-olds in English and maths would be madness in any school year but now, more than ever, it would be completely wrong.

It’s the last thing children, teachers and heads need. They don’t want these meaningless tests, and they certainly don’t want them in the coming school year. Only the government is stuck in reverse, stubbornly ignoring Covid-19 and insisting that they go ahead.

Send the government Department for Education Nick Gibb and Gavin Williamson a virtual postcard by sharing this post. And don’t forget to sign our petition: buff.ly/2OyaN2M

Let’s put a stop to baseline testing once and for all.

#MoreThanAScore #ReceptionBaseline #StopBaseline
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May 8 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which was the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, is a bank holiday in the UK, replacing the usual Early May Bank holiday Monday. In previous years, VE Day has been celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different that originally intended.

Despite the restrictions however, VE Day celebrations will still go ahead. To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm.

The Queen will also make a speech, addressing the nation once again from Windsor Castle at 9pm, which is the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address to mark the end of the fighting with Germany in 1945. The general public are also being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings.

The idea behind a VE Day Stay At Home Street Party is that people can still celebrate the day with their neighbours whilst observing social distancing and staying at home. Organisers are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours. This way, neighbours can enjoy the visual spectacle of national pride from their windows or during their one hour of exercise per day.

People are also being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household. Think mini sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and a good old cup of tea.

If you need inspirations, more ideas, recipes or tips on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have set up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at ve-vjday75.gov.uk.Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post
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May 8 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, which was the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, is a bank holiday in the UK, replacing the usual Early May Bank holiday Monday. In previous years, VE Day has been celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different that originally intended. 

Despite the restrictions however, VE Day celebrations will still go ahead. To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm. 

The Queen will also make a speech, addressing the nation once again from Windsor Castle at 9pm, which is the same time 75 years ago that her father, King George VI, gave a radio address to mark the end of the fighting with Germany in 1945. The general public are also being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings.

The idea behind a VE Day Stay At Home Street Party is that people can still celebrate the day with their neighbours whilst observing social distancing and staying at home.  Organisers are encouraging the public to decorate the outside of their homes in red, white and blue, bunting and flags to mark the occasion, so that whole streets are adorned in the nation’s colours.  This way, neighbours can enjoy the visual spectacle of national pride from their windows or during their one hour of exercise per day.

People are also being encouraged to forgo group gatherings for afternoon tea and picnics and instead hold a smaller celebration in the garden or on a doorstep with your household.  Think mini sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam and cream and a good old cup of tea.

If you need inspirations, more ideas, recipes or tips on how to throw your own VE Day Stay At Home Street Party, the government have set up a website dedicated to providing you with a full toolkit of resources at ve-vjday75.gov.uk.

Upton Country Park have put together an activity sheet for you to download - you can complete most of it at home during lockdown and the rest at Spurrier's Play Park when they re-open. Learn about the new adventure play area and the wildlife surrounding this beautiful part of Poole.

uptoncountrypark.com/spurriers-play-park-activity-sheet/Photos from Broadstone Christian Nursery's post
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Upton Country Park have put together an activity sheet for you to download - you can complete most of it at home during lockdown and the rest at Spurriers Play Park when they re-open. Learn about the new adventure play area and the wildlife surrounding this beautiful part of Poole.  

https://uptoncountrypark.com/spurriers-play-park-activity-sheet/

Social Distancing with The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have re illustrated some of their most famous visuals and verses in light of our current situation...
#inthistogether #rhymesforthetimesPhotos from The Gruffalo's post
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Social Distancing with The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have re illustrated some of their most famous visuals and verses in light of our current situation... 
#inthistogether #rhymesforthetimes

You may have noticed some rainbows hanging outside Broadstone Christian Nursery, we are taking part in the Dorset Art Eye-Spy! community initiative to spread a little joy, the idea is to display a piece of artwork outside your home so that others can enjoy. Feel free to take a photo of any artwork you encounter when on your daily exercise and share on Facebook.

Every week Dorset Art Eye-Spy! suggests a new theme. This weeks theme is Friendship and will run until 4th April.

Check out their page Dorset Art Eye-Spy! for lots of lovely images taken around Dorset.
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You may have noticed some rainbows hanging outside Broadstone Christian Nursery, we are taking part in the Dorset Art Eye-Spy! community initiative to spread a little joy, the idea is to display a piece of artwork outside your home so that others can enjoy. Feel free to take a photo of any artwork you encounter when on your daily exercise and share on Facebook.

Every week Dorset Art Eye-Spy! suggests a new theme. This weeks theme is Friendship and will run until 4th April.

Check out their page Dorset Art Eye-Spy! for lots of lovely images taken around Dorset.

The importance of washing your hands. Perfectly illustrated by Tom Fletcher and his children. ... See moreSee less

Keeping active with the residents at Bupa UK 🎳Photos from Bupa UK's post ... See moreSee less

Keeping active with the residents at Bupa UK 🎳

Continuing our strong links within the community...Photos from Bupa UK's post ... See moreSee less

Continuing our strong links within the community...

Just in time for World Book Day...The Costume Swap is happening at your local library just in time for World Book Day. Take along your outgrown costume, hang it up and choose a new outfit to take away. What will you be this year?http://orlo.uk/hCsWM ... See moreSee less

Just in time for World Book Day...
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