The Importance Of Playing Outside

Compared to when we were young, children are spending a lot less time playing outside. According to recent research the average child spend 6 hours per day using a screen! There have been a lot of studies on screen usage with reports suggesting that excessive screen use in children can cause anything from diabetes, childhood […]

How to teach the importance of basic first aid to kids

First aid is a skill that’s useful at all ages. And children should learn basic first aid skills to help care for themselves and others. Now that were entering into the colder holiday months, it is important to stay safe when its slippy and cold. Here’s a quick guide on how to teach basic first […]

It’s National Bike Week – Encourage Your Children To Take Part In Bikeability!

National Bike Week – 9th-17th June 2018  We probably all remember the good old cycling proficiency lessons at school when we were kids. Riding our bikes around the playground once school had finished. Well Bikeability is the new version of this. It’s a government-recognised scheme offering “practical and professional training” for cyclists of all abilities. […]

Child Safety Week – Sharing is Caring

This year Child Safety Week takes place from 5th – 11th June and the theme is “Sharing Is Caring”. The aim is to raise the risk of child accidents by parents, family and friends sharing their experiences and advice on how to prevent accidents and stay safe. Sharing your own experiences and wisdom really helps […]

Walk To School Week – 21st-26th May 2018

How will you be walking to school this week? You could hop, walk or even jog… 6 benefits of walking to school: The kids get to school refreshed and ready for the day ahead Walking to school a few times a week not only gets your children doing more exercise, but you too! You will […]

Bike To School Week

This year bike to school day is 9th May. At Pogu we love cycling and encouraging kids to get out on their bikes whenever possible. The mornings are brighter now, and hopefully the weather should be nice and dry at the start of June – perfect conditions for an early morning bike ride. There are […]

7 Tips For Walking To School Safety

Is your child going to secondary school later in the year? It can be a nerve wracking an emotional time for parents. Your child is growing up and you have to let go a bit and allow them to do things on their own. Walking to school by themselves might be one of these things. […]