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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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Introducing The FootieBugs Junior Coach Programme

FootieBugs are pleased to announce the introduction of our Junior Coach Programme! New for our Summer Holiday Camp in 2017, we are offering the opportunity for 12-16 year olds to work with our expert coaches to gain fantastic experience; perfect for a career in football coaching! Junior Coaches will attend the FootieBugs Holiday Camp in

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DanceBugs Beauty and the Beast Themed Summer Holiday Camp

  Our DanceBugs Kids Dance Summer Holiday Camp in Solihull is underway! We’re so excited for lots of fun dance activities to celebrate the schools breaking up for the Summer Holidays!   The theme of the camp this week is the popular story of Beauty and The Beast, which will be celebrated with dances based upon

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Government Confirms Commitment to Double School Sports Premium Funding

Last week, the Department for Education confirmed that Primary PE & Sport Premium funding will double when the new academic year starts in September 2017!   MP Justine Greening announced:    “As well as this additional investment through the national funding formula, I am confirming our commitment to doubling the physical education and sports premium

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BBC Report – Summer Childcare Costs Reach Record Levels!

  BBC News have reported this week that the cost of childcare during school holiday has risen by 4% since 2016.   This means that the average cost of holiday childcare in England is an estimated £748 per child for six weeks. Therefore, costs for one week of childcare are approximately £124!   The Bugs

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The Bugs Group asks – Do parents care about children…

Children need stimulation, they need attention and gone are the days when a cardboard box became a spaceship or a piece of wood became a light-saber. Now unless you spend £100 plus on a game then “its just not fun” The Bugs Group asks, In a world full of technology, the ability to just turn

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The Bugs Group Kid’s Birthday Parties in Solihull and Birmingham

  As well as running classes and clubs in schools, holiday camps in Solihull and Birmingham, The Bugs Group also run Kid’s Birthday Parties, allowing your child to have a special day that they will never forget! Whether your child is Football mad, loves to Dance or wishes to relax with Yoga – The Bugs

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MultiBugs Kids Summer Holiday Camp in Harborne

  With the Summer Holidays fast approaching, the return of our MultiBugs Kids Summer Holiday Camp in Solihull is imminent! The multi-sports camp ensures that children have the chance to make new friends, play lots of different sports and most importantly, have lots of fun throughout the summer break! We also make sure that children

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FootieBugs Kids Summer Holiday Camp in Solihull!

  There are now less than 3 weeks left until schools break up for the summer holidays, which can only mean one thing… the return of our FootieBugs Kids Summer Holiday Camp in Solihull!   Our Kids Football Holiday Camp is the perfect activity that not only ensures that children remain active during the long

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We are Supporting National School Sport Week!

  This week (26th-30th June) is National School Sport Week – where the Youth Sport Trust are encouraging schools to help their pupils become more active and we fully support it!     PE is a vital part of school life and with an alarming 19.1% of children leaving primary school as obese and 14.2%

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DanceBugs Kids Summer Holiday Camp Returns!

  Our DanceBugs Summer Holiday Camp for kids is returning to Solihull! The dance holiday camp is the perfect activity for children during the school summer holidays, as kids will remain active and have loads of fun! Our dance camp gives children the chance to experience a range of different dance styles that range from

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The Importance of Children Staying Active During the Summer Holidays

With the summer holidays fast approaching, parents across the country are starting to panic about how to keep their kids entertained and more importantly, active during the long break. The six weeks away from school can mean that children will fall back into a trend of not exercising in the same way in which they

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The Bugs Group Whitsun Week Holiday Camp Review

  During the Whitsun Week half term break, The Bugs Group ran a number of kids holiday camp across Solihull and Birmingham. The FootieBugs, DanceBugs and MultiBugs camps provided children with lots of fun and sporting activities and also the chance to make new friends! The FootieBugs camp ran at Light Hall School in Shirley,

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International Children’s Day 2017

  Today, Thursday the 1st of June, is International Children’s Day. The day is all about increasing awareness around the general well-being of children all over the world. YogaBugs would like to discuss some issues that children can face throughout their childhood and possible ways that they can be solved or minimised, as all children

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The Link Between Childhood Obesity and Mental Health Issues

  A recent article from the Daily Mail investigates how children that are overweight or obese between the ages of eight and thirteen are three times more likely to develop depression or another mental health illness in later life than those who are not. The worrying research also suggests that childhood obesity can have a

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Under 2 weeks until our DanceBugs Holiday Camp Returns!

There are now just under two weeks remaining until our DanceBugs holiday camp returns to Solihull and we can’t wait! The Dance camp is the perfect way to keep kids entertained and active during the Whitsun Week half-term and is open to girls and boys aged 4-12 from 9:30am-3:30pm, with extended hours also available from

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DanceBugs Holiday Camp during Whitsun Week!

  DanceBugs dance holiday camp is the perfect half term activity for children during the Whitsun week break in Solihull, with lots of fun dance games and routines on offer! Our camp gives children the chance to experience a range of different dance styles that range from ballet to street and many more! This allows

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The Bugs Group Champion Themed Holiday Camps!

  There are now only two and a half weeks until The Bugs Group’s Holiday Camps return to Solihull and South Birmingham for May half-term and once again we have a range of fun sporting activities on offer for children to keep them entertained during Whitsun week! With the UEFA Champions League Final being played

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Increasing number of young children are requiring mental health services

    This week, ITV central are running a mental health series, investigating mental health issues in children and young people across the Midlands. One of the findings of their investigation was the staggering number of children that are needing to access mental health services. Their report found that 332 children aged 5 and under

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May Half-Term MultiBugs Holiday Camp in Harborne!

  The Bugs Group’s MultiBugs Holiday Camp returns to the Harborne area during the Whitsun week half term, with over 30 different sporting activities on offer for children!    The camp is open to boys and girls aged between 4-12 years old, where kids will be able to play some of their favourite sports, as

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DanceBugs May Half-Term Holiday Camp!

  Our DanceBugs holiday camp returns again this May half term in Solihull, with lots more fun dance games, dance routines and arts and craft to keep kids active and entertained during the school half term! The DanceBugs camp is open to both girls and boys from ages 4-12 from 9:30am-3:30pm, with extended hours available.

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World Asthma Day – YogaBugs Helpful Tips!

  Today is World Asthma Day. First Aid for Life report that approximately 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for Asthma, with 10% of all children suffering from Asthma. For young children suffering from Asthma, sport and physical activity can be very difficult and this can make some children lose confidence as they may

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The Bugs Group Easter Holiday Camps Review!

  Over the two week Easter holidays, the Bugs Group ran several holiday camps for children aged 4-12 across Birmingham and Solihull. The camps, which run during all school holidays, again proved to be very popular with the kids having lots of fun and making lots of new friends!   Our FootieBugs camp ran at

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Unhappy and Inactive Children During Half-Terms!

  The Telegraph have recently reported that children are at their unhappiest during school half terms, most notably during the Easter break. A study from the University of Essex discovered that children’s activity levels also dramatically drop, in some cases stopping altogether as they are spending less time with friends. The findings of the study

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Prince Harry – Increasing Awareness of Mental Health Issues

  Prince Harry has recently spoken about the difficulties he faced regarding his emotional and mental well-being in dealing with the death of his mother at such a young age. In his interview with ‘The Telegraph’, Prince Harry discusses how he was left close to a breakdown on a number of occasions and also suffered

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The Bugs group Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week!

Birmingham Business, the Bugs Group, celebrates National Apprenticeship week by offering another young apprentice a full time job! A high apprenticeship retention rate will be celebrated by the Bugs Group this week as they offer another young adult a promising career. The Bugs Group specialises in children’s fitness, working within the community, schools and nurseries.

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