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On Safari

West Midlands Safari Park is an award-winning conservation and education centre.  This week, PLACE families set off to the Park to learn about some of the important conservation work carried out there. As well meeting some of the animals in the

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Play in a Day

As part of  our summer drama activities, a company called “Splats” came to work with those of our PLACE youngsters who have been engaging in our weekly Drama courses as well as other interested PLACE families. “Splats” offer “Play in

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Hazard Alley

‘Hazard Alley’ was the first purpose-built, safety education centre in the UK and has been designed to give children a unique and interactive learning experience.  During their afternoon visit, PLACE families toured the Centre’s ‘life size’ village, where young PLACE

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Anglian Water

This term’s theme is “Community Services” and we thought we would start with with a service that we all use every day of our lives – water treatment!  It’s easy to take this service for granted, but imagine not having easy

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London Canal Museum

Today, there is much talk of infrastructure development, such as HS2 and  Heathrow’s second runway but, back in the 18th century, the big infrastructure development was the canal.  The creation of the canal network did much to support the early

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Science Museum

Our big theme for this term is “Inventions”, so what better place to go to experience inventions both old and new than London’s Science Museum!  So, this week, a coach party of some 65 PLACE members – young and old

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Stone & Iron Inventions

Out theme this term is “Inventions”, so we started by revisiting the Stone and Iron ages and looked at some of humanity’s most important early inventions – housing, tool making and grinding corn for flour. To help with this, we were

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Hatfield House

This week, PLACE families travelled back in time to the court of Henry VIII at Hatfield House.  Henry’s last wife, Catherine Parr, was also in attendance, in addition to his court musician and one of his archers.      

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Nene Valley Railway

Last week, it was all about water and air – this week our “transport” theme brings us to steam and the Nene Valley Railway. The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) is a preserved railway in Cambridgeshire, England, running between Peterborough Nene

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Classrooms in the Air

This week, in line with our autumn “Transport” theme, PLACE families visited London to experience some modes of transport on the river Thames and to learn something of the history of the waterway that connects so many of the City’s great landmarks. Adding

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