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Beards, Boiled Eggs and Bagels: Brit Kids Reveal their Weird Childhood Fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears – while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.  Other common phobias in the top 40 include monsters under the bed, clowns, going to the loo and the tooth fairy.  Some of the more unique fears experienced by some kids include buttons, gravy and the sound of cutlery rubbing together – while one child is scared their hair will blow off whenever it’s windy.

Search Begins to Find the UK’s Most Inspiring School Gardeners

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on school gardeners from across the country to enter the search to find the next generation of star horticulturists, as it launches its annual competition, the RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2017. The competition is supported by leading greenhouse manufacturer Gabriel Ash.  Celebrating gardening in schools by uncovering inspirational gardeners across three categories, the competition shines a light on green-fingered pupils, passionate school gardening teams and the often unheralded teachers and parent volunteers who encourage them. Nominations can be submitted till Friday 28 April, 5pm.

Search for A Sea Turtle Champ!

The National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham has launched a search to find a passionate youngster to become the Midlands’ official ‘Sea Turtle Champion’. The SEA LIFE Trust is making Sea Turtle conservation its priority campaign for 2017, and the SEA LIFE aquariums want to help by recruiting young ambassadors to lead a global awareness drive.

Olympian cyclist backs Sustrans wheely big school challenge

Families across the country are being invited to get involved in The Big Pedal 2017 - a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand.  The Big Pedal 2017, which runs from Monday 20 to Friday 31 March, will see participants across the UK leave their cars at home and get on their bikes and scooters for their journeys to and from school.

Research Reveals The Top 50 Things Only Dads With Daughters Know

Understanding she may need a wardrobe change five times a day, knowing all four members of Little Mix and how to remove chewing gum from hair are just some of the 50 things only dads of daughters will know, according to a new survey.  Knowing all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and understanding the term ‘pirouette’ also feature in the list.

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