Have you ever wondered how Derwentwater Primary School in Acton got its name? Why is there a Derwentwater road? Stuart road? Newburgh road? The reason is this: the 3rd Duchess of Derwentwater lived in Acton in 1720 and I have been reading more about her during this lockdown. The following information comes from articles published […]

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The country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening begins today! Monday 27 April – Sunday 3 May 2020 With time on our hands and everyone at home it’s the perfect time to get the whole family involved in outdoor learning. If you are new to gardening, there are lots of resources online that will help you […]

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Earth Day 2020
22 April

Human health and planetary health are inextricably linked. To protect one, we must protect the other. Millions rallied behind this idea to create the first Earth Day in 1970, and, 50 years later, we must rally behind it again. We must express our gratitude to Mother Earth by taking care of it; by protecting it and […]

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Free emergency dental service Pinner & Headstone Scouts have partnered with Smile Again Dentistry to bring you a free emergency dental service! Following a free telephone consultation with a Dentist, Adult Scout Volunteers will safely deliver a free emergency dental kit together with any prescriptions or medications directly to your door. Click Smile Again Acton […]

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Why Don’t You .. Bring a smile to someone’s face with some bright and cheery stained glass effect sun catchers hanging in your window?? I really love looking at all the rainbows in the windows around my neighbourhood and I think we could make our windows look even more cheery with a few sun catchers […]

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Jewel Goodby at JG Contemporary Gallery is encouraging children between ages 4 & 17 to pick up their brushes, pens, pencils, crayons feet or fingers and create artwork for a local competition to be judged by world renowned artist Fin DAC. Towards the end of last year JG Contemporary Gallery opened it’s doors on Churchfield […]

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Supermarket aisles, let’s face it, simply aren’t wide enough for safe social distancing. And judging by the queues everywhere today. A quick trip to a Sainsbury’s local is a thing of the past. So thank goodness for local businesses who are keeping many of us going with their deliveries of meat, fruit, veg and more. […]

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Every year on Easter Sunday in New York City, people from every walk of life gather in their beautiful Easter bonnets and fine clothes to parade along 5th Avenue smiling, laughing, posing for pictures and taking selfies … bringing joy to all who witness it. It is not an organised event but it is a […]

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“Plan ahead, be active, turn eveything into a game – and throw in the towel for the day if you need to!” So is some of the advice for home schooling. And there are times when a soft playlist and some felt tips are the way forward for a calm, family living space. I came across […]

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How is everyone doing? Ok? Everyone ok? Are we all ok? (voice much higher than necessary) Everyone fine? Fine. It’s mind blowing, the amount of incredible resources that are flying around, and oodles of free home learning websites that we simply MUST be signing up for. There really is no excuse for the kids to […]

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