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Publication date:- 2016-12-23

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Children's University comes to National Trust Formby

THE National Trust at Formby is delighted to be registered as a Learning Destination for the Children's University, a nationwide initiative which aims to promote learning outside school hours. The idea is to get kids involved in various activities with their families, sparking a love of learning, whilst having fun in the process!

While the National Trust already has a number of incentives to encourage children to explore the great outdoors, such as '50 things to do before you're 11¾', it is hoped this new partnership will act as a further way to kindle an interest amongst young people in the countryside and coastline. Participants will get stamps in their 'Passport to Learning' as they complete activities.

The scheme is launching in time for the Christmas holidays, with Make a Kite, Hunt for Bugs and Woodland Bingo just some examples of what is on offer. For more information about the activities available during your visit, please head towards the Membership trailer, open at the weekends and school holidays between 12pm to 3pm. On submission of your evidence, it's here you will also be able to collect your stamp; don't forget to take your Passport to Learning! Please note that some activities have a charge for materials.

"We are very pleased to be working with the Children's University to encourage young people to get out and about and discover this special place. We'll be offering a range of hands on fun learning activities over the coming months from bug hunting to kite flying; perfect for bringing the family together to work off that Christmas pudding whilst having fun in the great outdoors. We look forward to welcoming you soon."
said Andrew Brockbank, Countryside Manager, National Trust Formby.

For more information, visit the National Trust's website or go to:- ChildrensUniversity.Co.UK.

"Team up with Mark Wright on Christmas Day"
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FORMER Liverpool Captain Mark Wright has teamed up with top Liverpool restaurant Hanover Street Social to make sure that as many people as possible have somewhere to have Christmas Dinner on Christmas day.  Wright who is also a Foster Carer has collaborated with Jonny and Collette Poole owners of Hanover Street Social to be able to provide 70 people on Christmas Day a happy environment. 

Wright said:- "Not everyone is fortunate to be in a place in their lives where Christmas Day means being with people and having a big meal with all the trimmings. This year myself, Jonny and Colette Poole will be doing our bit to make sure that we can help at least 70 of those people in need."

Colette Poole owner of Hanover Street Social said:- "We as a business have a strong social responsibility ethos but as individual's myself and Jonny also care very deeply that people are not alone. Our suppliers have generously donated all the food for the day for which we are very grateful!. We have already been contacted by families that have children that are living below the poverty line; 1 family were struggling so much that they only had one winter coat between 2 children to share."

The successful Hanover St social which is also part of the Bacaro, Salt House Tapas and Cheese and Co group of restaurants will also be joined by local celebrities on Christmas Day including Pete Price and Clare Sweeney.

Any organisations that would like to donate toys or nominate an individual or a family in need for a place on Christmas Day please contact Collete via:- email or drop any donated toys into Cheese and Co 1 Derby Square (on the corner of Caste Street)

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