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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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The Bugs Groups Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this Whitsun Week!

  We are less than a week away from our Whitsun Week Solihull Holiday Camps! Once again, we will be running our FootieBugs and DanceBugs Holiday Camps! We are also pleased to announce that at all the Whitsun Week camps, we will be introducing our new Customer Loyalty Scheme!     The Bugs Group’s Customer

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 – Stress in School children

  This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – a week set up by the Mental Health Foundation to help break the stigma surrounding mental health. Current statistics show that two thirds of people will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime – and one in three children will experience a mental health problem

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DanceBugs Children’s Dance Classes in Solihull!

  DanceBugs run a number of dance classes in Solihull for children aged 1-14, offering fun dance moves, routines around a number of different dance styles! DanceBugs classes not only offer a fun introduction to dance, but allow children to grow and develop their confidence and create their own unique dance style! We offer all

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Children’s Activity Levels are Reducing – How The Bugs Group’s Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull are Fighting the Trend.

More and more children are becoming inactive in the UK due to the development of technology. Children are now spending more time on their phones, in front of television screens or on their tablets rather than getting outside and being physically active. This is echoed by a staggering 87% of parents – who believe that

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Will the Sugar Tax help reduce childhood obesity rates?

The Sugar Tax was finally introduced into the UK last week, two years after it was announced. The tax is expected to raise approximately £240 million per year – which will be invested back into schools sports and breakfast clubs.   The sugar levy will increase the price per litre of drinks that have sugar

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We’ve launched our Active Schools Initiative!

The Bugs Group’s Active Schools Initiative is coming to schools across Birmingham this Summer!     Recent figures from the Youth Sport Trust revealed that one in three children leaving primary school are obese and that one in ten children per classroom will experience a mental health issue throughout primary school. These shocking stats have

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Easter Holiday Camp Review!

We had an extremely busy but enjoyable time at our FootieBugs and DanceBugs Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this Easter- making sure children kept active throughout the holidays through fun football and dance games and activities!   The FootieBugs football Holiday Camp Solihull had two weeks jam-packed full of fun football mini-games and matches, with over

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Childrens Week is nearly here

 The Children’s activities revolution is upon us!!! – Children’s Activities Week is an exciting NEW national event celebrating the hundreds of thousands of activities, clubs and classes benefiting millions of children every day across the UK – helping them stay fit, healthy, engaged and happy – and The Bugs Group have signed up to be

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Children’s Activities Week is Almost Here!

  The Bugs Group are excited to join Peter Andre, Sid from CBeebies and a host of other famous names in supporting the first UK-wide Children’s Activities Week – April 30 – May 4 2018!                                                             The Children’s activities revolution is upon us!!! – Children’s Activities Week is an exciting NEW national event celebrating the hundreds

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Easter Holiday Camp Review Blog!

  We had an extremely busy but enjoyable time at our FootieBugs and DanceBugs Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this Easter- making sure children kept active throughout the holidays through fun football and dance games and activities!   The FootieBugs football Holiday Camp Solihull had two weeks jam-packed full of fun football mini-games and matches, with

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Will the Sugar Tax help reduce childhood obesity rates?

  The Sugar Tax was finally introduced into the UK last week, two years after it was announced. The tax is expected to raise approximately £240 million per year – which will be invested back into schools sports and breakfast clubs.   The sugar levy will increase the price per litre of drinks that have

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The Bugs Group’s Active Schools Initiative!

  The Bugs Group’s Active Schools Initiative is coming to schools across Birmingham this Summer!   Recent figures from the Youth Sport Trust revealed that one in three children leaving primary school are obese and that one in ten children per classroom will experience a mental health issue throughout primary school. These shocking stats have

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World Autism Awareness Week 2018

  This week (commencing Monday the 26th of March) is World Autism Awareness Week. The purpose of the week is to help raise the overall awareness surrounding autism, so that more people can gain a greater understanding of autism.   Information on Autism   Over 1% of the total UK population are on the autistic

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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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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

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DanceBugs’ New Dance Classes in Solihull!

  DanceBugs are delighted to announce that we are opening up four new Dance Classes in Solihull on Saturday Mornings!   Running from 9am to 11am every week, DanceBugs will be running four half an hour classes, all with a focus on different styles of dance. The four styles that will be taught in the

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The Bugs Group’s February Half-Term Holiday Camps Review!

  During the February half-term break we had a fantastic time running our Children’s Holiday Camps in Solihull – making sure Solihull children had an active and fun time during their school holidays!   It was great to see so many new faces at our camps during February, as well as all returning children! We

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The Bugs Group’s Fundraiser for CLIC Sargent at Morrisons Solihull!

On Saturday the 10th of February, The Bugs Group were at Morrisons Solihull helping to raise money for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent!   This was the second Fundraiser for CLIC Sargent The Bugs Group have held at Morrisons, after previously running an endurance cycle event in August 2017! The focus this time was on

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The Childhood Obesity Crisis in Solihull

  The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps in Solihull are now less than a week away! This means that there is not long left to book onto our FootieBugs, DanceBugs or MultiBugs camps across Solihull!   Currently in Solihull, one in five reception children and one in three children in year six are either overweight or

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Children’s Mental Health Week

  This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. A week that is focused on raising awareness and breaking the stigma that surrounds children’s mental health issues.   Currently, one in ten children have a mental health illness, which equates to three children in every classroom. Statistics also show that 75% of mental health illnesses start

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February Half-Term Sports Holiday Camps in Solihull!

  There are now under 3 weeks until The Bugs Group’s Sports Holiday Camps in Solihull return! For February half-term we will be running our FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs camps at venues across Solihull!   All of The Bugs Group’s Sports Holiday Camps in Solihull aim to keep children entertained and active during the school

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The Bugs Group’s Junior Coach Programme!

  The Footie and MultiBugs Junior Coach Programme is returning for our February half-term holiday camps across Solihull!   The programme is the perfect opportunity for 12-16 year olds aspiring for a future in football or sports coaching to gain valuable experience working with our expert coaches!   As part of the regular Footie and

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Cold Weather Triggering Asthma Problems – how Yoga can help!

  As we approach Christmas and the New Year, we look set to face an extremely cold Winter season. The recent snow and ice looks set to reoccur in the coming Winter months, with cold weather triggering Asthma symptoms – read how Yoga and exercise could be the solution!   According to Asthma UK, around

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The FootieBugs Christmas Holiday Camp Solihull!

  The FootieBugs Christmas Holiday Camp Solihull is now just under two weeks away, with three days full of fun football and Christmas activities!   Running on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of December, the camp is the perfect opportunity for parents to get some last minute Christmas shopping in, while the kids can stay

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The Bugs Group’s Christmas Holiday Camps in Solihull!

  There are now less than three weeks until the FootieBugs and DanceBugs Christmas Holiday Camps in Solihull return! Both of the camps will feature some fantastic festive themed games and activities, making sure all children are excited and in the Christmas spirit ready for the big day!   The FootieBugs Christmas Holiday Camp in

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DanceBugs Birthday Parties!

  DanceBugs run fantastic Dance Birthday Parties for girls and boys aged 3+, offering a party packed full of fun games, different themes and special dance performances! At a DanceBugs Dance Birthday Party, the birthday boy/girl will have a truly memorable and special day celebrating their birthday and having lots of fun with their friends!

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DanceBugs Christmas Holiday Camp in Solihull!

  There is just over a month until the DanceBugs Christmas Holiday Camp returns to Solihull – and DanceBugs have three days of fantastic Christmas and Dance activities to keep children entertained and active in the build up to Christmas!   Our DanceBugs Christmas Holiday Camp Solihull allows children to get creative with their movements

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School’s Sport Premium Funding Confirmed to Double to £320 million!

  It has finally been confirmed that the Sport Premium Funding made available to schools has doubled from £160 million to £320 million!   Following the announcement in 2016 that the funding will double due to the new ‘Sugar Tax’ levy, the funding has now been allocated to schools to invest in creating a positive

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FootieBugs Halloween Holiday Camp Review!

  There were plenty of ‘thrills’ as well as the usual skills on show at the FootieBugs Halloween Holiday Camp! Children enjoyed lots of fun Halloween themed activities alongside their favourite football skill games and matches!   With October the 31st just around the corner, the FootieBugs Holiday Camp in Solihull ensured that all kids

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Sugar Awareness Week 2017!

  This week is Sugar Awareness Week – a week aimed at increasing awareness of the different types of sugars, the dangers of high sugar consumption and possible dietary changes.   Sugar is one of the major contributors to an unhealthy diet and obesity levels. It can be particularly concerning within children’s diets, as it

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The FootieBugs Spooky Holiday Camp in Solihull this October Half-Term

  The FootieBugs Football Holiday Camp in Solihull is just around the corner as Halloween creeps up!   We have a ‘frightening’ amount of fun activities that are sure to keep children entertained during the half-term break!   Alongside the children’s favourite football games and drills such as; the crossbar challenge, free kick competition and

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Another FootieBugs Academy Star Signed to a Professional Club’s Academy!

  Edward Smith is the latest hot prospect from the FootieBugs Academy to be scouted and signed to a professional club’s academy! Edward has joined the academy set up at Birmingham City Football Club – well done Edward!   FootieBugs manager Ashley Sammons was delighted to find out Edward has joined the Birmingham City Academy:

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World Mental Health Day 2017 – #ItsOkNotToBeOk

  Today, Tuesday the 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. Over recent years, there appears to have been an increase in the number of cases being reported. Currently, the World Mental Health Foundation estimate that one in six people each week experience a common mental health problem.   Mental Health issues are also

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The Bugs Group Kids Holiday Camps in Solihull this October Half-term!

  There are only three weeks until The Bugs Group’s kids holiday camps in Solihull start again for the October Half-Term! All of our holiday camps in Solihull and South Birmingham focus on keeping children active and entertained during school holidays. The October Holiday Camp will also have a special Halloween theme!   Running across

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The FootieBugs Academy – One Step Closer to Becoming Professional

  With the new football season in full swing, professional clubs all across the country are on the lookout for the next football superstar that has what it takes to play at the elite level. The FootieBugs Academy  is a children’s football academy in Solihull and is the perfect place to be to uncover these

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New DanceBugs Classes in Solihull starting in September!

  After recently appointing new DanceBugs manager Charlotte, we are now opening fantastic new children’s dance classes in Solihull and Birmingham!   We offer a large variety of different dance styles in our classes. These include; freestyle, acro, street, pom dance, ballet and many more! This ensures that no matter what style your child prefers

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Five years on, have we seen the effects of the ‘Olympic Legacy’?

  It has been five years this month since the iconic London Olympic Games. Five years since the breathtaking opening ceremony featuring the Queen and Mr Bean. Five years since Sir Chris Hoy claimed his sixth Olympic gold medal. And five years since that ‘Super Saturday’, with six Team GB gold medals – three of

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BBC Report – Number of Children with Type 2 Diabetes Rising

  The BBC have reported that local councils are finding a “hugely disturbing trend” as the number of cases of children being treated for type 2 diabetes is rising. There are now more than 600 children receiving treatment, with some as young as five.   According to the NHS, type 2 diabetes is strongly linked

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FootieBugs Summer Holiday Camp Half-Time Review!

  As we near the halfway point of the school summer holidays, our Kids Football Holiday Camp in Solihull is well underway!   Although the weather hasn’t been perfect so far, we’ve been having lots of fun in the sports hall! There has been lots of excellent work from all the children at the camp

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DanceBugs are Recruiting!

  Here at DanceBugs, we are always searching for energetic and bubbly dance teachers to join our team!   After hiring our new DanceBugs Manager Charlotte, who has over 12 years experience in the industry, we are expanding! We are looking for passionate and confident dance teachers in Solihull and Birmingham to join our team

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Children are ‘bingeing’ online and not getting enough Physical Exercise

  With children spending too much time online, the children’s commissioner has sent out a warning to parents that they must try to limit their children ‘bingeing’ on social media.   The children’s commissioner (Anne Longfield) has likened social media to ‘sweeties’ and the children’s time spent online to ‘junk food’. In an interview with

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