Sunday, March 24, 2013

80’s School Dinner Disco Night

Posted by Unknown

Frustrated that the kids seem to have all the fun these days?  Well now’s the chance to re-live (some for the first time!) those 1980’s school days.

Ferris Bueller eat your heart out. Dig out your Rubik’s Cube,  dust off your shoulder pads, round up your mates from the play ground and join us for a night of turned up school skirts, school ties round the head and school dinners! All to the sounds of the 80’s taking us back.  This time, the bar isn’t out of bounds!

£15 per ticket includes:

School dinner Cottage Pie and Peas with Arctic Roll for pudding brought to us by our very own school dinner team and served in the School dining room. 
Test your memory 80s Quiz
Disco playing the best and the worst of the 1980s!

Registration at 8pm sharp in Lyne Hall

Pick up by 11.30pm

Food Options

Table name if applicable


Sunday, March 17, 2013

How to Prevent Your Family From Spending Thousands on In-App Purchases

Posted by G

Slightly off topic, but ​this is a short and useful guide about securing Apple and Android devices against accidental in-app purchase. By making these quick changes iOS and Android devices will need a password/pin before any purchase can be authorised..

iPhone & iPad

Apple’s iOS allows you to enable Restrictions for in-app purchases. You can create a passcode that you’ll need whenever someone tries to perform an in-app purchase.
  • Open the Settings app and tap the General category.
  • Tap Restrictions on the General screen.
  • Enable Restrictions and create a password. Choose one that only you, and not your kids, will know.
  • Scroll down to Allowed Content, and set In-App Purchases to Off. Your device will ask for your password every time an in-app purchase is attempted.
  • Set Require Password to Immediately. This ensures that you’ll be asked to confirm each in-app purchase. The default 15 minute setting allows in-app purchases to be performed without a password in the 15 minute period after you enter your password.


Google’s Play Store allows you to create a PIN, which you’ll need to enter each time you purchase an app from the store or use in-app purchases.
  • Open the Google Play store app.
  • Tap the menu button and select Settings.
  • Under User Controls, tap Set or change PIN and create a PIN. Choose one that your kids won’t know or be able to guess.
  • Check the Use PIN for purchases option.


 The full article is here - and includes instructions for Kindle Fire devices