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Unplug with us! UK Unplugged Subscription

UK Unplugged Subscription benefits

UK Unplugged Subscription “Research has shown links between television use and reduced creative imagination”, decreasing schoolchildren’s “mental imaginary skills” (BBC, 2020). So, are screens really such a bad thing? First and foremost, at UK Unplugged, we embrace the enormous advantages technology has brought to society in connecting and entertaining us. However, it is the balance […]

Ellen’s tying knots, Japan style!

Ellen's Furoski wrap

Hi, this is Ellen again! Sustainable wrapping may seem like a recent trend, but in Japan, the art of furoshiki has been around since the Nara period (around 710 B.C). Pronounced foo-roo-she-kee, furoshiki involves wrapping gifts using cloth or fabric instead of traditional wrapping paper. The fabric options include cotton, silk, and nylon with numerous […]

Boxes for the CAMHS Wait List

Deliveries for the CAMHS wait list

We began our deliveries for the local CAMHS waiting list on Friday. Children and young people recommended by their Care Navigator were able to choose which box they wanted (in this case Dinos Roar? and Day of the Dead) and we delivered them by ecargo bike to the families.   Why? Children and young people […]

Day of the Dead Fun this Half Term

Day of the Dead Event

Are you ready for a fiesta that involves skulls and spirit animals? We are! This half-term join us at the Bloom Building and Coffee Culture, coffee and crafting Mexican games and a dance 2 hours of screenfree fun! #SENDCO support and a sensory room! Day of the Dead tickets: https://wirralunplugged.org/shop/ If you’re in #Liverpool, we’ll […]

Free Competition! Summer of SPACE 6-Week Challenge

Summer of Space Competition Dress to Impress, challenge week 3

This week it’s all about looking the part! Space boots, check, astronaut suit, check, space earrings? … Go where your imagination takes you into hats, masks, socks… It’s free to enter- just email or PM/DM your entry to us. Free to anyone 16 and under in the UK. Deadline for entries is 9am on Friday! […]

Bike Realities & Boxes: Crowdfunder Update & Stretch for Boxes

Mother and child working together on Space Box content

We’ve done it! We’ve smashed our target with a few hours to spare! Thank you–it really means a lot that you believe in what we do and want to help out. We’ve put a ‘stretch’ target for the last day to raise funding for free boxes for those on the CAMHS waiting list: approximately 125 […]

More than just a bike… why our Crowdfunder helps families

Picture of our Space Box with wooden mobile, race to the moon, snap cards and board game

Today, we gave 2 boxes to young people on the CAMHS waiting list. These are young people with moderate to severe mental health problems. Our boxes offer them something creative, fun and educational that is related to their interests. 🎁One young person liked science and the other liked design and food, we were able to […]