What Makes Children Happy?

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In 2011, Unicef asked children what they needed to be happy.  The top three responses were “time”, “friendships” and being “outdoors”.  Plenty of studies show that when children are allowed unstructured play in nature, their sense of independence and inner strength thrives. A recent academic study as stated that “Play, like.

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Celebrity Support for Charity Launch

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Actress and renowned baker Jane Asher was among the privileged guests for Somerset County Council’s Chairman’s Civic Event and Charity Launch on Wednesday 18 September.

More than 70 people attended the event in the glorious setting of HestercombeGardens, near Taunton, for the official launch of ‘Somerset Chairman’s Charities’.

County dignitaries, business leaders, and.

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Easter Trip to Bristol Zoo

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30 young people and their mentors enjoyed a free an easy day at Bristol Zoo during the Easter Holiday.  During what had been a wet cold spell we were fortunate that the sun shone for us and we were able to enjoy a picnic lunch.  This also allowed time for.

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