children

The impact of lockdown on young people’s eyes

Opticians are advising Plymouth youngsters about how to look after their eyes after research shows the damage that’s been done during lockdown.

According to the Journal of School Health, researchers have found that children and teenagers spent more time in front of computers and mobile devices throughout the pandemic, causing eye strain, blurred vision and dry eyes.

The...

Local health and well-being charity appoints new Business Development Manager to grow services for Devon residents

An award-winning, local charity, which promotes and improves the well-being of communities and individuals across Devon, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

Chris Bloye recently joined Westbank Community Health and Care in Exminster, bringing extensive experience in the commercial sector. Chris is responsible for driving growth...

Bondi Rescue’s Lifeguard Maxi brings Bondi to Bovey Tracey with water safety messages to keep kids safe

Straight off the beach from protecting swimmers at Bondi, Trent Maxwell (better known as Lifeguard Maxi from hit TV show Bondi Rescue) will be visiting Bovey Tracey to educate our children about water safety ahead of summer.

Royal Lifesaving Society UK Honorary Vice President Ian Hutchings and his wife Sue are delighted and excited to host Lifeguard Maxi at their Bovey Tracey...

Get your child vaccinated this Easter

All children aged five and over are eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination from 5 April.

Bookings can be made online or by calling 119 from 2 April. The vaccination is not being given to this age group in school. Walk-in and pop-up clinics are advertised on NHS England’s site finder here , but please check that the clinic is offering vaccinations to this age group.

Having...

Ottery play area reopens after £50k revamp, with 12 metre zip wire

An Ottery play area, designed by more than 200 local children, is finally finished.

A ground level trampoline and a 12 metre zip wire are among the new attractions at the Winter’s Lane play area, owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The area has also been kitted out with a 2.4 metre tall rope climbing pyramid, a slide and climbing area, picnic bench, a toddler swing...

Sales of fruit and veg in Devon will fund meals for children in Tesco’s Buy One to Help a Child campaign

Embargoed until 00:01hrs Monday, March 21

Tesco customers buying fruit or vegetables in Devon will be helping to support children living in food insecurity.

From 21 March until Sunday 3 April, Tesco will give a donation when customers top up their trollies with healthy fruit and vegetables in store or at Tesco.com during the supermarket’s Buy One to Help a Child...

Cinderella

This Christmas you are cordially invited to the Barnstaple Ball as the Queen's Theatre hosts everybody's favourite pantomime - Cinderella ! From Friday 10th December to Friday 31st December 2021 .

Polish off your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and join Prince Charming as he hosts the party of the year in search of his one true love. Will he succeed before the clock strikes twelve? Will the hilarious Ugly Sisters steal his heart? Will the Fairy Godmother's magic ensure we all live happily ever after? There is only one way to...

Families to be given advice on protecting children from household cleaning products

Devon’s health visiting teams will be handing out free magnetic notepads carrying safety advice this September to help families ensure that young children and toddlers are kept safe in the home.

The notepads feature key safety advice and will serve as a helpful reminder to thousands of busy families.

The notepads are part of the ‘Take Action Today, Put Them Away’ campaign to...

Landscape artist Kath Hadden

Devon painter to help find CPRE’s Best Young Landscape Artist

Exeter-based landscape artist Kath Hadden will be giving Devon CPRE the benefit of her expertise this autumn to help find the county’s most talented young landscape artists.

Devon CPRE, the local branch of the countryside charity, recently launched a new competition to find Devon's Best Young Landscape Artist 2021

Budding young artists up to the age of 18 can now compete for...

Drake Circus launches summer holiday reading campaign to support children's wellbeing

Drake Circus has partnered with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new summer holiday reading campaign, as new research reveals that almost half of children (46%) in the South West claim that reading makes them feel better.

The ‘Read More, Feel Better’ campaign is designed to help children across the community to continue reading for fun over the summer holidays, with a selection...

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