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Lisa Applebee

National Stress Awareness Day 2020

The first Wednesday in November each year is National Stress Awareness Day We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity

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Lisa Applebee

Yoga Workouts for the Arms

Build your arm muscle strength through the practice of yoga poses. We all want nice toned arms, practicing these regularly will give you just that! Yoga’s weight-bearing poses are a great way to tone your biceps and triceps for strong, sleek arms. Unlike weight lifting, which tends to contract and shorten muscles, creating a bulkier

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Lisa Applebee

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.  This Mental Health Day comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for

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Lisa Applebee

Yoga in Schools

School and college-going students may have youth on their side, but that does not mean they are spared from the stresses and pressures of life. So, let’s talk about the benefits of yoga for children, mindfulness for children, yoga for schools, mindfulness for schools and much more. Sitting at a desk for hours a day, going

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Lisa Applebee

Benefits of Dance for Children, and how it can help.

For any parent, one of the primary concerns you might have will tend to revolve around your children’s fitness. While today we are more than happy to give our children access to technology early in life, and this can only be a good thing, it can lead to certain negative habits and traits. For example,

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Lisa Applebee

Anxiety and Returning to School

The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be exciting for many pupils, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. Returning to school after six weeks break can be difficult for some children, and this year a lot of children

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Lisa Applebee

School is out for Summer!

Holiday Camps All of The Bugs Group’s Kids Summer Holiday Camps in Solihull and Worcester have started  and they’re going great! There is lots of fun social distanced sports activities for children at the holiday camps to ensure they have a fantastic Summer and remain active during their long break! Whether you need to attend one of our camps

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Lisa Applebee

How to Become More Mindful

We all have heard of the concept of becoming more mindful. But what does that actually mean in our everyday lives? Is it strictly tied to various forms of meditation or breathing exercises? It can be, according to the experts, but in actuality it is more practical and something you can even do on a

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Lisa Applebee

Benefits of yoga

Yoga is designed to create a balance of mind and body, to ease stress, to create physical flexibility, and to transform lives. Once it was the domain of the middle classes, those with time to spare and cash to burn, but now it is accessible to everyone, and it is a great way to keep

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Lisa Applebee

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th -24th May

The Importance of Being Kind This week is Mental Health Awareness week brought to us by Mental Health Foundation.  This year’s theme focuses on kindness.  Kindness has been chosen as the theme because it strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity, which in a time like we are going through at the moment, could not

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Lisa Applebee

Why Play Matters

The importance of how children learn through play   Learning through play Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very

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Lisa Applebee

VE Day

This coming bank holiday weekend, 8 to 10 May 2020, marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. To commemorate this important anniversary the three-day international festival ‘VE Day 75’ was planned. But due to the coronavirus and social distancing measures, all planned public VE Day 75 events are cancelled.

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Lisa Applebee

Yoga for kids During Lockdown

Yoga for kids During Lockdown  Here at YogaBugs we have created fun activities involving kid-friendly yoga classes. There is a big emphasis on children having fun in a YogaBugs class, we take children on wild adventures and encourage them to use their creative imagination while they benefit from exercise. When we teach kids, our mission is not

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Lisa Applebee

Ways to boost your wellbeing!

Ways to boost your wellbeing! 1. Get into a routine Creating a healthy structure can help you find some order in your day. Set your alarm and get up at the same time, keep a ‘getting ready’ morning routine, stick to set meal times, plan your meals, and finally hit the sack at the same

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Lisa Applebee

World Autism Awareness Day

On 2 April every year, World Autism Awareness Day is observed to recognise and celebrate persons with autism. The World Autism Awareness Day this year will be observed amidst a global coronavirus outbreak. Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that is mainly characterised by unique social interactions, non-standard ways of learning, keen interests in specific

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Lisa Applebee

Working From Home

When we started the year in January, I don’t think many of us would have expected to be working from home for an indefinite period of time, as we are now. Staying motivated, retaining work-life balance and video conferences have some what become the norm of late. But how can we retain our mental health

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Lisa Applebee

Tips for Home Schooling during Coronavirus

There are over 861 million children around the world now learning from home, with parents having to quickly learn how to home-school their children. This is quite a challenge for many of us, especially if you more than 1 child in different year groups and also if it’s been a long time since you have

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Lisa Applebee

Developing life skills through sports- FootieBugs

Sport isn’t just good for children’s bodies; it’s good for their minds too. Studies have shown that sport has psychological benefits for children and adolescents and teaches them important life skills. Organised sport has many psychological and social benefits for children – even more than the physical activity during play. Researchers think this is because

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Lisa Applebee

What is mindfulness and how can it help children?

Children tend to live naturally in-the-moment. However, they can sometimes worry about future events (starting school or nursery for instance). Mindfulness can, therefore, be a great tool for relieving this anxiety. The opposite of a mindful life is a life lived on auto-pilot, trying to do too many things at once, rushing through life and never

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Lisa Applebee

A healthy mind for teachers

A healthy mind is an essential ingredient for a young person’s development. Ensure your staff are trained to know the triggers and to support pupils in need. Children and young people face many challenges in their developing years. Navigating their way through societal pressures, stress and personal problems can be bad news for their mental

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Lisa Applebee

SEN YogaBugs Taster Session

On Saturday 15th February, a group of avid adventurers enjoyed a bespoke SEN YogaBugs taster session at Solihull College.   The children went on an amazing adventure; they packed their expedition bags, sailed across the ocean and trekked through the jungle. Then they moved around like the animals that they discovered – snakes, lions, elephants

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Lisa Applebee

In a world where you can be anything, #BeKind     Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental

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Lisa Applebee

Why play for our FootieBugs Academy?

The FootieBugs Academy is an elite training programme for children U6s- U14s.   We are the only coaching company across the country that directly recruits children into professional football clubs. We actively feed in West Midlands clubs, such as Aston Villa, Birmingham City FC, Wolverhamton, Walsall and Coventry. Since the Academy launched in 2017, 84

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Lisa Applebee

Children’s Mental Health Week

Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week takes place this week and aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of mental well-being amongst children and young people. This year’s theme is ‘Find Your Brave’ and focuses on mental resilience and support.   Mental Health Crisis The prevalence of youth mental health issues is well-documented, affecting a

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Inside Out Day

Pupils and teachers across the country are being urged to wear an item of clothing inside out for a whole day today to raise awareness about mental health.   The idea of Inside Out Day, on 6 February, is to make people stop and consider that others may look OK on the outside despite feeling distressed.   The

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Lisa Applebee

FootieBugs & DanceBugs Holiday Camps!

  With only 2 weeks to go until Half Term, The BugsGroup are bringing you a jam-packed active camp to keep your children happy and busy during the school holidays! With our bigger and better camps, we will see arts & crafts activities throughout the week, with special themes relating to the time of year

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The Benefits of YogaBugs and Mindfulness in Children

It is no secret that yoga is great for the mind, body and soul but it is less commonly known that children’s yoga can improve a child’s development both physically and emotionally in an outstanding manner! With figures surrounding children’s mental health and obesity levels rocketing every year, here at YogaBugs we believe children’s yoga

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How Yoga can Help Children with Disabilities

How can yogabugs help children with learning difficulties?   Learning difficulties and disabilities can manifest in children in a wide variety of ways, including behavioural challenges and additional communication needs. Parents and schools have communicated to us that following involvement in our yoga sessions, children with additional needs have often found themselves calmer, more able

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FLASH SALE ON HOLIDAY CAMP & WHATS HAPPENING AT CAMP?!

ALMOST 1 WEEK UNTIL CAMP FLASH SALE!  Don’t regret not keeping the children busy during the holidays, especially with our great deals!!!  USE CODE ”HCFLASH20” to receive 20% OFF your booking  Holiday Camps What is different at this half term holiday camp?  This year we are switching things up; not only trying to give you the

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What Are We Doing To Tackle Mental Health In Children?

Last week many of us celebrated Mental Health Day and did our bit to pay respects to those with mental struggles, whether that was through social media or other awareness campaigns. But what are we actually doing to open the door on this ”stigma” and start the conversation on tackling mental health?   We’re all

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Bigger & Better Holiday Camps!

The Bugs Group are back and we are better than ever – to celebrate one of our favourite times of year we will be including lots of arts and crafts activities such as; Halloween Mask Making Cookie Decorating Badge Making Upcycling Creating Props Prizes for best Halloween costumes AND of course, these amazing arts and

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YogaBugs Outcomes

YogaBugs helping schools tackle mental health in children and teachers Current statistics show that on average, three children per classroom will have a mental health illness before the age of 11; this can lead to reduced attendance and lower academic performance. YogaBugs offers an all-inclusive mindfulness programme that takes a whole school approach working with

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Holiday Camp Blog

The Summer Holidays are around the corner and we have another energizing kid’s Holiday Camp in Birmingham and selected surrounding Midlands areas. It is just 6 weeks before the fun begins so we want to show you the benefits to signing up your child or children to our Summer Holiday Camp At ‘The Bugs Group‘,

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MultiBugs:

The Bugs Group are proud to announce that now partnering with FootieBugs is MultiBugs. MultiBugs runs holiday camps in Bromsgrove, Worcester, Redditch, Solihull and Birmingham and is suitable for children aged 5-12 years old. Classes are made up of fun, non-competitive sports such as: football, basketball, hockey, crazy golf and dodgeball.   During our holiday

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SEN Children

Here at The Bugs Group, we believe inclusion and diversity are incredibly important to the development of all children, including those with special educational needs and this has been reinforced by a recent article published by the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/47777732.  The Bugs Group run Yoga, Dance and Football classes in Solihull, Birmingham, Worcester, Redditch and Bromsgrove.

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The power of imagination…

Today is world book day and Here at The Bugs Group it’s no secret that we love a good story! We offer children’s activities to school and nurseries as well as running community classes and academy’s on week days and the weekend for football, dance, multisports and yoga classes!  The power of imagination… The Bugs

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What Happens at our Holiday Camps?

With the February half term holiday camp just around the corner we wanted to let you know what happens at the Solihull Sixth form college and St Peters First School in Worcester! At the Bugs Group we combine children’s football, dance and multisport and make a fun packed week of activities with the aim to

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25 Free Places at The FootieBugs Academy for Disadvantaged Children

After the recent trio of FootieBugs Academy stars were signed by local professional clubs, FootieBugs are now offering 25 free places at their Academy for disadvantaged children across the area, who may have the talent to reach the next level.   Six year olds Edward Smith and Ashton Gunning have been signed by Birmingham City,

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The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this Easter!

Due to the short half-term, there are now just over three weeks until The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull begin! Our FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs camps will be running for nine days, from the 3rd to the 13th of April, providing fun sports and games with lots of special Easter themed activities! The

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Shhh! It’s National Relaxation Day!

Today is one of YogaBugs’ favourite days of the year… National Relaxation Day! Children can live extremely active lives at their young age, with bags and bags of energy – leading to a hectic time of moving from activity to activity, with no time to relax. It is vitally important for children to learn to

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The Bugs Group’s Activity Sessions in Mell Square!

Last weekend, FootieBugs and DanceBugs were asked to run free activity sessions for children in Solihull by Mell Square, as part of Mini Mells! Throughout the Summer Holidays, Mini Mells are running two free activity sessions ever Saturday over a four-week period to give children in Solihull the chance to get active for free! For

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When the Bug faced the Dragons…

Last weekend saw the return of Dragons’ Den to BBC Two with a new series – and can you believe it is 11 years since YogaBugs appeared on the show looking for the Dragon’s investments! We recall when we came face to face with five of the fiercest businessmen and women in the world… YogaBugs

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We’ve reached the halfway point in the Summer Holidays!

We’re now bang in the middle of the summer holidays and our Kids Summer Camps in Solihull are in full flow, keeping your children active and entertained throughout the summer break! So far we’ve battled the heat wave with water fights, played tonnes of football games and created unique dance performances to the School of

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YogaBugs Provide Innovative Opportunities for ‘Outstanding’ Nursery!

YogaBugs are pleased to yoga sessions for nurseries up and down the country and we absolutely love to hear great feedback from our classes, especially for Ofsted! During a recent Ofsted review of Castle Willow Nursery in Newcastle, the Nursery received an ‘Outstanding’ rating. We’re extremely pleased to be working with such a brilliant Nursery

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The Bugs Group are teaming up with Mini Mells in Solihull!

Last Summer, Mell Square ran their Mini Mells Solihull kid’s activity clubs to provide children with free sporting activities on Saturday mornings and this Summer it is back and The Bugs Group are extremely excited to be involved this year! On Saturday the 11th of August, both FootieBugs and DanceBugs will be hosting the activity

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Childhood Obesity Figures Reach All-Time High

  Another academic year has been completed and with it, a new set of statistics showing children’s obesity levels when leaving school. Unfortunately, the latest figures show the highest number of obese children leaving primary school since records began. The newest data (representing the end of the 16/17 academic year) shows that one in 25

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How England have inspired the next generation of football superstars!

  On the day of England’s biggest match for 28 years, World Cup fever is at an all time high and people really are starting to believe that football may be coming home. If there’s one thing certain about England’s World Cup campaign, win or lose against Croatia, it’s that the team’s spirit, determination and

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Our Summer Holiday Camps in Solihull are Fast Approaching…

It’s that time of year again, The Bugs Group’s Summer Holiday Camps are fast approaching! We have three fantastic Summer Holiday Camps in Solihull to keep children active and entertained during the school holidays and provide you with the highest quality of childcare! There is currently just over one week left to take advantage of

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