Kids Fun File © Paul & Wendy Potton 1995.         

I suspect most mums know how this lady feels!

If you’ve got this far and have liked what
you’ve seen, then I really must introduce

you to a local group called Eastbourne Can. They’d love to meet you, or even just hear from you.


Eastbourne Can is a group of individuals

who love Eastbourne and are striving to make it even better.


Although it’s only been operating for a year,
the group has already held a design day for the new Wish Tower cafe building, spruced up
various empty shops in the town centre, trialed digital “What’s On” screens in these empty shops and supported the
Cohub a new co-working space in the centre of town.


Together with the Eastbourne Town Team, they’re starting to have a real impact. To get
an idea of what they’re thinking about for next year, have a look at their
Wish List


IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD

This page is simply designed to warm

your heart and make you smile.

This video from the BBC should do just that!

KIDS CAN DO IT THEMSELVES !


We should never underestimate the

tenacity and ingenuity of children.

Left to their own
devices they can perform miracles.


Perfect video for a “Share” page -

this is what happens if you don’t!

A lovely poster for

International Day of Happiness

on 22 March

This amazing TED talk by two American teenagers shows that failing can be something to celebrate, as it can be a powerful way of learning.

 

NOT SUCH A BIRD BRAIN!

This is a short video of Einstein the amazing talking parrot. Just to prove our feathered friends are not as clueless

as we imagine!

WE LOVE EASTBOURNE!

This beautiful photograph has recently been announced as the Grand Prize winner of

National Geographic’s 2012

Kids’ Photography competition.


The photo was taken by Isabella Barbaro

who was only 11. You can view the other top winners pictures here:


Not all the winning photos were taken in exotic locations, so you may feel inspired to

a bit of artistic photography, especially as everyone seems to have a camera on their phone these days. Just look out for unusual sights, or try looking at quite normal things

in unusual ways.



If your goldfish suddenly floated to the bottom of the tank and couldn’t swim anymore, wouldn’t you want it to have it’s own little swimming ring?

We all need a little help sometimes,

UPCYCLE THAT PACKAGING!

What on earth are you going to do with all the packaging that comes with your
kids’ toys?


Well, this young lad found an ingenious use for old boxes and his story is an inspiration.


Instead of watching endless TV, why not encourage your kids to watch the following video then put their boxes to good use?

You may find you have a budding architect

or engineer in the house, who was just waiting to be inspired!








































There’s always someone who can find a use for your old worn out stuff.

The correct use of commas can save lives!

THE POWER OF CONNECTION AND

HOW TO ACHIEVE IT.

See what happens when

a little girl drops  a coin in a

busking musician’s hat .

He’s playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”,

which is appropriate!

A short film to show kids who are learning

to play a musical instrument and

complaining about having to practise!

This one of my favourite TED talks,

given by a lady who studies human connection

and how we empathise, belong and care f

or each other.


It’s a serious talk, but with lots of funny

moments. I’m sure you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement when the speaker talks about her anxieties and imperfections!

If you’ve seen this video and wondered what happened next, then you’ll be amazed by this follow up:

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,

and the life of the candle will not be shortened.

Happiness never decreases by being shared”.

Things that are joyful,

heart-warming or inspiring -

and sometimes all three at once!

YOUR  CHANCE TO

CHANGE THE WORLD!

There are many science related events

in the Spring edition of Kids Fun File,

which I hope will convince you that

science is seriously cool.


For those who already know that, and who are aged 13-18, Google are giving you the opportunity to change the world,

by entering the

Google Science Fair 2013.


The main prize is a 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with national Geographic and $50,000 in scholarship funding.


There will be age category winners for ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 with other great prizes including experiences at Lego,

CERN and Google - and you can even

enter as a team.


There will also be an Inspired Idea Award

for the project with the greatest potential

to change the world. This will be voted for

by you, the public in August.


The competition runs until 30 April 2013, so get your thinking caps on!


You’ll find out all you need to know at:

googlesciencefair.com

GIRL FROM UK WINS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION