Young peeps

2022

Girl Reading a Book

An invitation to pamperlicious children's party

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MiMi's hair salon at Old Church is hosting the cutest pamper parties in Nailsea to make little people feel like royalty.
Owner Amy Peace trialed a pamper party for small girls which was such a hit she has decided to expand the idea.
Amy said: "The girls absolutely loved it."

The professional party package includes:
• pamper party invitations
• cute robes
• refreshments
• hair feathers 
• hair styling (curls, plaits, hair ups, hair chalks and more)
• nails painted with non toxic nail varnishes
• hair and face glitters 
• foot spa with glitter bubbles
• party banners and balloons 
• exclusive salon use for 90 minutes 
• 2/3 stylist to pamper your princess (and princes)  
• dance and catwalk for photos to end party  

 

It costs £30pp for parties of between five and eight children aged four to 11 years.
Call 01275 880588 for more information and to book.

JUMBO EXPERIENCE: Visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm at Wraxall this summer to take part in the Elephant Parade. From Friday to Wednesday, July 1-August 31, the zoo will be hosting a herd of 26 hand-painted elephant sculptures led by Zebra Beats a rainbow zebra stripes animal. Each sculpture has been created by local and international artists to raise awareness of the need for global elephant conservation. The trail is included in the zoo admission and open 10.30am-5pm daily. More information at ahttps://www.noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk/events/elephant-parade and you can download the elephant template to be part of the design competition HERE. Use this template below to create your own unique elephant. Send your design for a chance to win a family day ticket to the zoo. Post your entries by direct message on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or email us info@noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk for your chance to win. The more colourful the better! Design themes recommended are: Saving the environment; Animal conservation; Love & acceptance; Family; and Nature. Competition ends Sunday, June 19.

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'You are a reader' theme for World Book Day

North Somerset libraries will be joining in the international celebrations this World Book Day on Thursday, March 3, offering the perfect place for everyone to find a book they love.

Libraries across the area will be celebrating the special day as they help children recover from the disruption the pandemic has caused to education.

Children who have not received a £1 World Book Day token at school will be able to collect one from their local library.

From Monday to Thursday, February 28-March 31 (or until stocks last) children aged up to four years old will be able to collect a free book at a library, when they borrow books on their library card, as part of a Bookstart Treasure Pack.

Libraries will also be celebrating World Book Day during their weekly Rhymetime and Storytime sessions for children under five and their parents or carers.

Some of the sessions need to be booked in advance.

Book your spot and find out about other library events taking place at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/libraryevents.

North Somerset Council executive member for neighbourhoods and community services Mike Solomon is the Independent ward councillor for Hutton and Locking.

He said: "The shared mission of both World Book Day and North Somerset libraries is to promote reading for pleasure.

"Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

“Both World Book Day and North Somerset Libraries want to help children recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic by encouraging a life-

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long love of reading, which will support their educational achievement across all subjects including Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).”

North Somerset Council executive member for children's service and lifelong learning Catherine Gibbons is the Labour Party ward councillor s for Weston Milton.

She said: "World Book Day is exciting and gives more children than ever the opportunity to discover a love for reading.

"The line-up of £1 books for 2022 has something for every child - whatever stage they are at beginning, early, or fluent, and independent readers.

"Please do visit your local library!"

To find out more about World Book Day, including the £1 tokens, go to www.worldbookday.com

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Young computer buffs learn to code

Parents/carers are your children interested in coding and gaming?

Free ‘Learn to Code’ sessions in libraries are introducing children to the basics of creating using digital technology including coding, electronics, micro:bits and games.

A six-week coding course by Coding Bug at Nailsea library runs from Saturday, March 5, 9.45am-10.45am.

The course end on Saturday, April 9, and is for children aged eight to 12-years.

Children will develop their coding skills, learn to think logically, and solve problems in a fun environment.

Other workshops are being planned for during school holidays.

An Introduction to Physical Computing is on Wednesday, June 1. This three hour workshop for students aged 9+ in Years 5, 6, 7, and 8.

The students will build a ‘traffic light’ system with the Raspberry Pi Pico.

For more information about all the sessions and details how to book go to https://codingbug.co.uk/learntocode/ 

or pop into your local library.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

PHOTO: Nailsea chidren on the course at our library

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February to book click HERE

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TRAINMASTER NORTH SOMERSET: Next Nailsea date is Saturday, February 5. Trainmaster North Somerset is pulling into Christ Church in Nailsea 2-3pm and 3-15-4.15pm. Train driver Soph Grainger said: "There’s only a couple of tickets let’s left as demand for weekend sessions is high! All ages are welcome and we offer sibling discount too." 

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FOOTIE FUN: Professional junior football coaching in Nailsea is the brainchild of Bristol Rovers Academy coach, Robert Prior. The next holiday camp is for children aged from reception to Year 7 and is at Nailsea School. It is runniing during half term and has limited availability. It costs £20 per day and includes a girls-only group. To learn more click HERE. This page also has details of a 'strikers only' session on the Friday

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SECONDHAND BOOTS: On Sunday morning, January 30, Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club will have a boot stand open at the clubhouse. This is a stall where you can come along and take a pair of boots free of charge. The boots are pre-loved and range in size from C12 to adult size 8. Also, if you have any boots which you no longer need, why not bring them along and donate them to the stash for someone else to get some use from! There is box inside the entrance to the clubhouse where you can leave your old boots. The stall will be open on Sunday morning during training

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