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After-school care group bringing third Winter Wonderland to Harrow

After-school care group bringing third Winter Wonderland to Harrow

Breaking News, children, Christmas, Explainers, Harrow, London
Magna Groups Enterprises, an after-school care provider, is bringing Winter Wonderland to the children of Harrow.  Image by Jesse Orrico Harrow’s Winter Wonderland will be held on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 December, at the Blue Room events venue, Headstone Lane. The programme is exclusively open to children of primary school age. Eligible children will be able to enjoy 10 Magical Zones of activity, which the organisers promise will create an unforgettable experience.  Activities at these zones will include Santa’s grotto, elves workshops, arts and crafts, inflatables, funfair rides, silent disco and dodgems.  Children will also be given one free hot meal. This is the third iteration of the programme made possible by funding from the Young Harrow
Mirror, mirror on the stage: Harrow Arts Centre presents a must-see Snow White pantomime

Mirror, mirror on the stage: Harrow Arts Centre presents a must-see Snow White pantomime

Art, Breaking News, children, Christmas, Culture, Explainers, Harrow, Music
Credit: Somya Singhdeo Christmas is just around the corner, and families are looking for ideas on how to spend quality time together. Well, look no further because a new Snow White play at Harrow Arts Centre has you covered.   The award-winning Immersion Theatre production of Snow White debuted this Saturday, December 9th. Matthew Wright, the programme manager at Harrow Arts Centre, said: “It is an adaptation of the traditional story of Snow White and includes all of the pantomime features you come to expect from pantomime. It includes many pop songs and is just good family fun.” Credit: Agne Galdikaite When asked about the audience of the play, Wright said: “The main audience is local community groups, schools and families. It is a family production, but everyo
Beauty in the bin: Starlight Faerie tests the boundaries of art and waste

Beauty in the bin: Starlight Faerie tests the boundaries of art and waste

Breaking News, Charity, children, Culture, Environment, London
Starlight Faerie on Oxford Street. Image by: Malavika Pradeep This Christmas, recent graduates of the University of Westminster weaved enchantment through a one-of-a-kind fairy installation in the heart of London.  Starlight Faerie is a magical journey where innovation and imagination meets sustainability and was designed by Westminster graduates Julie Beech and Danil Ripnar.  Discarded materials find new life through creativity in the busy corner of Oxford Street and South Molton Street. A whimsical fairy wonderland, standing three metres tall, was created using waste materials. Tealights from Westminster Abbey found a spot in the faerie's corset, while the mannequin-transformed fairy was sourced from an Oxford Street store.  The installation is commissione...

Harrow parents express concern over strep A infection

children, Explainers, Medical
A total of 9 children have died from strep A infection in the UK, health officials have confirmed. Photo Credit: Nneoma Ekwegh The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) on Monday  December 5, confirmed the deaths of 9 children in England while Wales and Northern Ireland recorded the death of one child. The illness can be spread by having contact with infected persons through sneezing and coughing. Group A Streptococcus (GAS), popularly known as Strep A, and its common symptoms include sore throat, rashes, pain and vomiting among others, according to the NHS. Westminster World went to the streets of Harrow, and spoke to parents about the Strep A surge and how they are protecting their children. Ebere Okeke, a mother and biologist, advised  parents to protect their kids...
Balenciaga called out for new Gift Shop campaign

Balenciaga called out for new Gift Shop campaign

Breaking News, Celebrity, children, Explainers, Fashion
©Emmanuelle Lemoine Spanish high-couture brand Balenciaga is under fire for its recent Spring-Summer 2023 Gift Shop campaign amid child-abuse allegations. The photos – which have now been removed – showed children holding teddy bear bags styled with BDSM gear. Creative designer Demna Gvasalia joined the eponymous brand in 2015 and has successfully upheld its legacy whilst adding his innovative touch. The Georgian designer was in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. However, the tables seem to have turned. Both the brand and Demna are facing backlash following not just one, but two controversial campaigns. The first issue of contention is the Spring-Summer 2023 Gift Shop photoshoot. Children are photographed either holding or standing next to the new teddy bear bags.
Calorie labelling on menus introduced in UK cafes, restaurants, and takeaways

Calorie labelling on menus introduced in UK cafes, restaurants, and takeaways

Adults, Business, children, Food, Health, Law, London, NHS, Obesity, UK news
The UK government implemented on 6 April 2022 a new legislation where all restaurants, cafes and takeaways in England are required to include calorie counts on their menus. The bill was approved in Parliament in 2021 and is compulsory for all institutions that employ more than 250 employees across England, Wales, and Ireland. A team of journalists at Westminster World covered the story Live as it unfolded in London, gathering and collecting the views and opinions of specialists and Londoners. by Westminster World While the desire to provide information to consumers is valuable, using calories to do so limits efficacy, and creates an unpleasant and unhealthy milieu for diners who have a difficult relationship when it comes to eating out. The new legislation has divided the public ...
Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

Do you know the significance of mascot of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics?

Animals, Breaking News, children, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Explainer, Explainers, Media, News
Recently, the 2022 Winter Olympics opened in Beijing, China. As the host of the Winter Olympics, China introduced the mascot. Do you want to know how it was designed? Let's have a look. Bing Dwendwen source:youtube Cao Xue, head of the mascot design team of the Winter Olympics, said that the design inspiration of Bing Dwen Dwen was from Sugar-Coated Hawthorn, which is a traditional snack in Beijing. The icing on its body is related to the movement of ice and snow. The ice pier takes panda as its core, and retains the ice shell shape of Sugar-Coated Hawthorn. The panda image is combined with the super-energy ice crystal shell. The shape of the head shell is taken from the ice and snow sports helmet, decorated with colorful halo, and the overall image resembles an astronaut.
Why laughter is the healthiest medicine?

Why laughter is the healthiest medicine?

Adults, Breaking News, children, Covid-19, Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Health, London, Medical, Worldnews
Laughter can have tremendous effects on our physical, mental and social wellbeing. It strengthens our bonds, protects our heart, and the immune system. Nowadays, clown therapy is well-known apart from yoga laughter therapy. It is known to have many therapeutic benefits for hospitalised patients. Clown performers help in improving a patient’s mood, reduce anxiety, boost the immune system, and create a very positive and warm environment. They are known with many other names, for example, clown-doctor, therapeutic clown, medical clown, or hospital clown.  According to studies, humour used following the death of a spouse has increased emotional strength. Those who used laughter as a way to be positive were able to separate their negative emotions which resulted in less depres

What does the law say about underage sexting?

children, dating, Explainer, Explainers, Law
Sexting is sending indecent images of yourself or others or sending sexually explicit messages. Sexting is commonly known as “trading nudes”, “dirties” or “pic for pic”.   The term ‘indecent images’ includes:  naked pictures;topless pictures of a girl;pictures of genitals;sex acts including masturbation; andsexual pictures in underwear. The Protection of Children Act of 1978 states it is an offence to take, make, have or publish photographs of a child (under 18).  This includes selfies; if you’re a teenager and take an indecent photograph of video of yourself, you are committing the offence: producing indecent imagery of a child”.  If you are under 18, and you take a sexually explicit image of yourself, you have committed the offence of making an
The effect of County Line gangs on vulnerable children

The effect of County Line gangs on vulnerable children

Breaking News, children, crime, crime, International, London, News, Social media, Worldnews, youth
County Line gang activities and recruitment of young children have increased across the UK during the lockdown. What are County Lines?  It is a technique to transport drugs from one area to another by using the individual phone lines. The Organised Criminal Groups (OCGs) exploit innocent children and get them to sell and supply drugs.  Photo credits by Pixabay There are more than 20 OCGs across the UK trafficking drugs into small towns and villages. They do this by manipulating children as young as 13, especially those with mental health or addiction issues. They are trained and groomed by the drug dealers who use them as drug mules to carry packages of heroin and cocaine on public transport. Philip Seccombe, a Police and Crime Commissioner of Warwickshire tol...