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ALL THE LATEST NEWS, VIEWS AND STORIES FROM AROUND YOUR LOCAL AREA:AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Katy, Daniel and the Gnome A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2018


Summer has come, and the days are long. Katy has to go to bed in the daylight. Sometimes she finds it difficult to sleep when it is light. Then she likes to creep out of bed and look out of her window at the garden and at the trees in the wood at the bottom of the garden.


As she looks, a small figure waddles out of the bushes, across the lawn and back into some bushes. Katy is very excited because she thinks it looks just like a gnome and to have a gnome living in her garden would be great. She rubs her eyes and looks once more but cannot see it again. She wonders if she was dreaming.


Next morning, she tells Daniel and they both agree to look out of Katy’s bedroom window that evening when they are supposed to be asleep. As they look out of the window, the gnome waddles out of the bushes, across the lawn and back into bushes. They cannot believe their eyes. A real gnome in their garden.


Next morning, they try to find his house, but after a very careful search they find nothing. They tell Mummy and Daddy what they have seen. Daddy


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says they can stay up that evening and they will all look out of the window.


So, that evening Katy, Daniel, Mummy, Daddy and even Vic their dog all look out of the window together. Soon they see the gnome waddle out of the bushes.


“It looks just like you think a gnome would look like,” says Daddy, “but that is a baby tawny owl. When they are 4 or 5 weeks old, they think they are too grown up to stay in their nest, which is usually a hole in a tree and want to explore. They flap their tiny wings and launch into the air, but their wings are still much too small, and they fall to the ground. They are so light that they just float down and do not hurt themselves. Then they explore on their feet – just like this one.”


Just then, a large silent owl flies down and gives the baby something to eat and silently flies off again.


“It won’t be long before the baby can fly,” says Mummy. “Its Mummy and Daddy are looking after it very well.”


“I would have liked to have a gnome in the garden,” says Katy, “but a baby tawny owl is much better.”


Katy and Daniel go happily to bed and to sleep.


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We live in a beautiful part of the country and you don’t need me to tell you that you don’t have to travel very far to find a body of water. In fact, many of my Otters of all ages, have commented in their recent swim lessons, that they have spent quiet a lot of time in the rivers and lakes during the recent hot spell.


Gaining water confidence and learning vital water safety, is something we believe is very important for all children, including babies and toddlers. Our Baby Otters and Little Otters sessions help your little one become accustomed to the water and teaches them water safety from an early age, 8 weeks in fact!


Baby Otters and Little Otters are our baby


and toddler swimming sessions, aimed at children aged 8 weeks to 4 years. Our instructor, Louise has a wealth of experience. She will teach you and your child through play, songs and more importantly through FUN! The sessions will introduce your child to the world of water confidence and swimming, also giving parents or grandparents ideas of activities that can be carried out when swimming with the family.


Little Otters sessions are also a great way to introduce your child to the world of swimming lessons. We find that children coming through our baby and toddler programme, have a better start in lessons, losing their buoyancy aids a lot quicker than other children who may be seeing a pool for the first time, at the age of 4!


Swimming is not only a sport, it’s a life skill that opens many more options for your child later in life. We also offer Rookie Lifeguard and Snorkelling classes for our stronger swimmers. This allows children to fully access the world of water.


Sarah Evans, Chief Otter Otters Swim School Co-ordinator


If you’re interested in taking part in any of our sessions, please call us on 017687 76779, or email me sarah@sportstrekcoaching.co.uk We are also on Facebook – Otters Swim School


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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO DO...


Grow your own plant pot face!


For this you will need:


●One small plant pot ●Soil ●Seeds for mustard or cress ●Crayons ●Paper ●Blu Tack


Put the soil in the plant pot and sow the seeds just as it says on the packet. You will have to water it every day unless it rains. When the seeds have grown long enough to look like hair, draw a face onto the paper and fix it to the plant pot with the Blu Tack. It will look like a face with real hair, just like the picture.


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