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DYSPRAXIA GOT TALENT

Do you love the show Britain Got Talent? You will like what we will be hosting. Firstly, we need to give a brief definition of Dyspraxia and put into context on what it means.

Dyspraxia is a development disorder affecting activities that require co-ordination. It affects 10% of the UK population. 5% include children. Dyspraxia present many challenges including co-ordination, following instructions, short-term memory, organisation skills, focus, handwriting social skills, emotional difficulties, education, jobs, and mental health. Non dyspraxic individuals will takes less time to complete tasks like an assignment compared to ones affected by the condition who would take longer to process information. Through support and more time, they can do the task to the highest quality.

The founder of Dyspraxia Support Teesside is Pritthijit and he is dyspraxic himself. The 42 years old experienced torrid times through education and job life. The employers did not understand him as a person. There were no specific adjustments implemented in the workplaces. He did not receive the support needed. Due to the personal experiences, he set up the group to inspire dyspraxic individuals to achieve positive outcomes. The group need their voice heard. There is a lack of awareness and recognition about the condition. The charity wants to educate local organisations about the condition, so that they are better informed on what strategies work best for the group.

The project runs under the umbrella of Roseberry Community Consortium, a Teesside based charity helping the disadvantaged groups of young people across the region. On 12th December 12th, we are looking to arrange an online talent show at 7pm. Do you have a talent? The talent show will be open to adults, parents and children who have dyspraxia or other related conditions across the UK. There is an opportunity to win a prize through a raffle. Whether you have a gift for comedy, dancing, singing, art, or any other amazing skill, please showcase your talent by sending us a video by 5th December- we will choose the best acts, and they will be featured during the online show.

Email entries at dyspraxiateesside@mail.com . See our website for more information – make a date for your diary. We also arrange other exciting events and activities for dyspraxic individuals. Please keep updated on our websites section dates for your diary.

Life insurance is now as important as home insurance to UK parents


In a recent study, Bournemouth based myTribe Insurance found that life insurance is now seen to be as important as home insurance to UK parents.

After seeing a surge in demand for life cover, myTribe surveyed a total of 3,472 members of the British public to find out which insurance products they consider to be the most important.

In their survey they found that:

– Car insurance and contents insurance remain the most popular types of cover
– Life insurance is now seen to be as important to UK parents as home insurance
– Despite the looming threat of longer NHS waiting lists, private health insurance is still seen as a luxury purchase

Reviewing the findings, it is perhaps not surprising that more of us want some protection should the worst happen. After all, for much of this year, we’ve been reminded on a nearly daily basis of just how fragile life can be.

However, the UK’s take-up for protection policies has been reducing over time with some 42% of those with mortgages still not having life insurance in place.

Chris Steele, Founder of myTribe Insurance said,

“Since the start of the Coronavirus crisis, we have seen an exponential rise in the quantity of life insurance quotes we process. While other types of protection, such as private medical insurance, have flatlined, the growth in life insurance policies has been quite astonishing.”

Article originally published at https://www.mytribeinsurance.co.uk

*Respondents were asked between 25/05/2020 – 08/06/2020

Statistics taken from https://www.finder.com/uk/life-insurance-statistics

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Wiggly-Worm-May for bored kids (big and small) and stressed-out parents!


Is the Wiggliest-Worm living in your compost bin?

As we head into another month of lock-down with parents home-schooling, home-cooking and home-entertaining – and the weather taking a turn for its seasonal-rainy-norm… Garantia UK are launching a weekly ‘feel-good’ competition during the month of May to get small kids (and big kids) out into the garden and composting their left-overs, to give the Wiggly-Worms out there a real treat!

With most councils now charging for food and garden waste collection, households – with their finances already stretched – will have to resort to dealing with the scraps and off-cuts themselves. What better way to do this than by composting!

Can you and your children find the Wiggliest-Worms and take a short video?

The Royal Horticultural Society says website views on ‘how to compost’ are up nearly 500 percent and there has been a surge in the purchase of composting bins and materials, which is why Garantia is launching a Wiggly-May, Wiggly-Worm competition, giving away weekly prizes for the Wiggliest-videos sent in during each week.

Record your wiggliest worm, upload the video to share it with us on Garantia’s social sites, and be in with a chance to win £100 worth of vouchers every Friday throughout May 2020!

People of the UK are composting more of their garden waste than ever before. It’s great for the environment and great for our Wiggly-Worm friends! Give your children something to focus on in the rain (in between homeschooling lessons of course!). Find those Wiggly-Worms and share them with us.

It’s a great opportunity to teach your children about the benefits of garden worms. Worms play an important role in the recycling of organic waste. They help to turn food and garden waste into the soil that is full of nutrients, which is great for your plants.

Get involved today! Get your phone out, get your raincoat on, get out in your garden, and go find some Wiggly-Worms. Shoot a quick video, upload it to your favorite social media platform, tag @GarantiaUK and be sure to mention #WigglyMay for your chance to win £100 voucher to spend on your garden. Someone will win a voucher every Friday throughout May 2020.

Here is the launch video: https://bit.ly/WigglyWormsMay

About Garantia UK: Garantia is a manufacturer of garden composters, water-butts, growing tunnels, raised beds, and garden sundries, all made from recycled plastic. Garantia is dedicated to tackling global warming by using recycled plastic in all products where possible. Throughout the lockdown, Garantia UK is providing a 3-5 day, direct to garden delivery service.

Go to: www.garantiauk.co.uk to find guidance on how to compost materials and get the Wiggliest-Worms in your composting stack.

‘Garantia UK is a trading division of Graf UK Ltd’

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Parents and Teachers are turning to technology amidst school closings

Last week, Boris Johnson announced that schools across the UK will close, to halt the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, thousands of children are now taught remotely. In search of ways to accommodate the new reality faced by British families, many parents and teachers are turning to technology.

Teachers work side by side with artificial intelligence in online lessons

Starting last Saturday, education technology company Atom Learning hosted their first free online lesson, with 958 children attending.

The company has free lessons scheduled throughout the coming weeks, with thousands of parents signing up their children for the lessons.

We have been amazed by the number of parents signing their children up for the free online lessons” says Head of Growth at Atom Learning, David Joerring.

Atom Learning combines teacher made content with Artificial Intelligence to create optimal learning paths for children, by tailoring content to the individual child.

We work with hundreds of schools and multiple Multi-Academy Trusts, and we know it requires additional skills to teach effectively online, which is why in light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are providing unlimited access to online lessons hosted by professional teachers to our thousands of subscribers”. – David Joerring.

Schools are increasingly embracing technology

While many schools have in recent years begun to use the technologies being developed by the UK’s fast-growing EdTech industry, the current crisis has led many more to rapidly adopt new technologies.

Atom Learning is partnering with schools, and provide the schools with free access to their technology.

Atom Learning has proved a very useful platform, both for work that is controlled by the school and for self-directed learning. The tools available on the school platform have allowed us to establish online homework for pupils at a bespoke level of difficulty and timing” – says Tony Chan, Deputy Head at Sussex House School, one of the early adopters of Atom Learning.

Background

Atom Learning is a British education technology company, located in London. Atom Learning is partnered with hundreds of schools across the UK and internationally.

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