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100 Years Of Girlguiding!

100 Years Of Girlguiding

This month, Girlguiding East Grinstead Division is celebrating it’s centenary! Established seven years after Girlguiding began in 1910, the first meeting of the group took place on October 19, 1917. It was at that meeting that it was proposed to form three companies of Girlguides in East Grinstead. A committee was formed and called the East Grinstead Local Association. The …

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Fostering In Focus

Fostering In Focus

Children and young people find themselves in care due to many circumstances, for this reason there are a number of different types of fostering options to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Fostering is usually a short-term arrangement while a child’s future is planned and agreed, if you are considering being a foster parent you would be responsible for looking …

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About A Boy

About A Boy

In many ways, Tadhg Kehoe is a typical 9-year-old boy. He lives in Newbridge, County Kildare with his parents and his brother and sister, Dylan and Emily. He loves games, music, swimming, horse-riding and being with his friends – so far, so ordinary. However, in other ways, Tadhg is quite extraordinary. Tadhg (TJ) has cerebral palsy, and global development delay …

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Private Schools In Focus

Private Schools In Focus

Choosing a school for your child is likely to be the most important decision you will make as a parent. Choose the right school and you can put your child on the path towards enjoying learning and in the future, a successful career – but, where do you start? Independent schools, private schools and public schools are essentially the same …

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The Sky Is The Limit With The Air Training Corps

The Sky Is The Limit With The Air Training Corps

What does Tom Fletcher from McFly, Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones and BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan have in common? All three people were once devoted members of the Air Training Corps (ATC) which is a volunteer, youth organisation sponsored by the Royal Air Force. Are you the sort of person who likes a challenge, or someone who isn’t afraid of getting …

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Meet The Caring Stripey Stork

Meet The Caring Stripey Stork

Most storks heading for the nursery have only a 7lb bundle of joy to carry, but there is one stork which comes with baby’s toys, clothes and equipment as well! Started in 2013, Stripey Stork is the idea of Nicola Dawes – her two children were growing fast, and Nicola was keen that the items no longer needed were passed …

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Felbridge Girl Guides Need You!

Felbridge Girl Guides Need You!

The 1st Felbridge Guides have been meeting since 1950 and form part of Girl Guiding 1st Felbridge (St John’s) which also includes Rainbow, Brownie and senior section units which offer activities for girls and young women aged 5 – 25. The group meet on Friday evenings during school term time at St John’s Church Hall, Felbridge. What Do Guides Do? …

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What To Do If You Did Not Make The Grade

What To Do If You Did Not Make The Grade

The exams have been sat and the results are in. After weeks of exams, months of revision and years of studying the hard work is over but the tough choices about the future are only just beginning and those choices can become a lot tougher if you did not get the exam results you were hoping for but we have …

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Have You Got What It Takes To Be A School Governor?

The role of a school governor is an important one – the three main roles provided by these volunteers include; setting and managing a balanced budget whilst ensuring that money is well spent, challenging schools, and holding their head teacher to account over education standards and setting ethos and strategic direction. Improving pupil performance should lie at the heart of …

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Understanding Autism

Did you know that approximately one in 88 people in the UK could have autism? Meaning more than 750,000 people are autistic and that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. How do you know if your child is autistic, and if that is the case, where can you find help and support? Autism is a developmental condition …

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