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Children Charlotte’s Jokes Q How can you tell the ocean is friendly? A It waves Q Why is grass so dangerous? A Because it's full of blades Q What is a tree’s least favourite month? A Sep – Timber Recycling Facts Did you know that every house in the UK produces over 1 tonne of waste per year and over 55% of rubbish at home can be recycled? Plastic forms about 11% of household waste and nearly half of that is plastic bottles. In fact we throw away about 9.1 billion plastic bottles every year. Incredibly it can take up to 500 years for some plastics to decompose. Recycling one plastic bottle can save enough energy to power a 60W lightbulb. Sadly plastic and other rubbish kills over 1 million sea animals and fish every year. National Museum of Computing Over Easter The National Museum of Computing has a huge range of exiting and unique events on offer. There will be thrilling technological adventures and activities like becoming a 21st century music maker with our “Sound Bytes” workshop. Maybe you’d prefer to use VR Technology to explore new environments. Wordsearch Look for the words that relate to recycling in the grid. Which two words are listed but not found in the grid? W F E L C Y C E R E A S A G L T X U C B S R Z A S E B U I E T P N O T B D N T A E D P U I E S P S I F M L S R E U Z A I O L H R E T A W L C O O R M E T A L P P D BIN FOOD LANDFILL PLASTIC REDUCE WARMING COMPOST GAS METAL POLLUTE REUSE WASTE ENERGY GLOBAL PAPER RECYCLE RUBBISH WATER Some of the incredible exhibits include the historical rebuild of the World War 2 machine “Colossus” and the Guinness world record winning “W.I.T.C.H. You'll also find games consoles through the ages. All in full working order and fully interactive. Knowledgeable and friendly guides are on hand tell you more about the history behind these classic machines. Museum Opening: 12pm - 5pm, weekly, Thursday- Monday. Family ticket - 2 adults and 3 children - £20.00 Block H, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB 01908 374708 tnmoc.org 24 Please mention Essentially Local when responding to advertisers
Education & Children Professional childcare with a personal touch Looking for local childcare? * A non profit organisation - the money is invested where it matters * Highly qualified, warm and welcoming staff team * A focus on outdoor and natural play * Award-winning Menus * Forest School Acorn Day Nursery, Castlethorpe 17 South Street Castlethorpe, MK19 7EL email@example.com 01908 510222 www.acornchildcare.co.uk Your friendly dance shop in Stony Stratford stocking top of the range professional quality products for all your dancing needs. Open Monday to Friday 11.30am - 6pm Saturdays 9.30am - 5pm 1 Swinfens Yard, High St, Stony Stratford Telephone : 01908 260909 Website: www.soul2soledancewear.co.uk Facebook: Soul2Sole Dancewear To advertise please call 01908 380777 25