Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Win tickets to Cirque Eloize!

A great competition brought to you by Supernova, the mag for curious kids



You can read all about acrobatics in the latest issue!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

'The LEGO® Movie' activities: solutions

As promised, below are the solutions to
The LEGO® Movie
activities.

We know you've rocked them!

Don't forget to enter our The LEGO® Movie competition!

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Enjoy the rest of your winter holiday!

Monday, 14 July 2014

'The LEGO® Movie' activities: Day 6

It's the final day of
The LEGO® Movie
activities...

We hope you've had tons of fun and learnt much!

Check back here tomorrow for solutions to all The LEGO® Movie activities.

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ENJOY!


Friday, 11 July 2014

Freshpak Fitness Festival 2014

Bigger and better Freshpak Fitness Festival celebrates Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary

Freshpak Fitness Festival
On Saturday 4 October, Clanwilliam will be buzzing with excitement as athletes flock to Rooibos country to compete in the 28th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s biggest multi-sport festival.

Due to popular demand, an additional 300 entries have been made available for the Triathlon event to celebrate Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary. The festival is open to all fitness enthusiasts, young and old, including novices and professional athletes. The events include a duathlon (5km run/20km cycle/ 2.5km run), biathlon (5km run/20km cycle), triathlon (800m swim/20km cycle/5km run) and a 3km or 1.5km long swim. Younger kids can compete in the FitKids challenge (1km run, 200m swim, 1km run) or the Run for Fun (1km).

Rooibos plantation near Clanwilliam

Nestled between the rugged Cederberg Mountains and the popular Clanwilliam Dam, Clanwilliam with its expansive Rooibos plantations and fragrant citrus orchards, is the perfect weekend getaway for families and friends whilst embracing the festive, energetic vibe of one of the most popular fitness events on the sporting calendar.



A percentage of the proceeds raised from entry fees will be donated to CANSA’s West Coast region. Rooibos’s anti-oxidant properties are known to fight cancer effectively and form part of a healthy lifestyle.


For more information on the Freshpak Fitness Festival, visit www.freshpakfitnessfestival.co.za, like our Facebook Freshpak Fitness Festival page (Https://www.facebook.com/FreshpakFitnessFestival ) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Fitness_Fest).


Issued by Armstrong Communications & PR.


'The LEGO® Movie' activities: Day 5

The penultimate day of
The LEGO® Movie
activities has arrived...

We'll be posting the last activity on Monday 14 July 2014.
Solutions will be available on Tuesday 15 July 2014.

We hope you have a super LEGO®-filled weekend!

Don't forget to enter our amazing The LEGO® Movie competition!

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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

'The LEGO® Movie' activities: Day 2

Introducing the second day of
The LEGO® Movie
activities!
Have fun!

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Readathon Campaign 2014

Red Reading Box takes a plunge – under the sea!


When last year’s Readathon Campaign introduced the Red Reading Box, it was difficult to imagine an encore that could be as innovative, interactive and exciting. The 2014 Under the Sea theme achieves all that in tidal waves! READ, an organisation dedicated to increasing literacy in South Africa, is to be congratulated on a brilliant concept – and for keeping it alive through an amazingly in-depth theme.

In August, 3000 Under the Sea-themed Red Reading Boxes will be launched, with 11 workshops for Intermediate Phase learners in schools around the country, and will end in September during International Literacy Week.

Each Red Reading Box has a magical quality with creative posters, a clever and fun selection of interactive books and hands-on activities, including fun games. Everything is geared to promote reading and writing while developing creativity and increasing general knowledge. Activities are specifically designed for fun – not for homework or tests.

Workshops will comprise three two-hour sessions each, facilitated by a READ trainer. Teachers will also be involved since the Red Reading Box is an effective multi-purpose learning tool, providing enough activities to keep a whole class involved for many hours.

Parents, too, can get involved, choosing age-appropriate games to play at home with the kids, reading and talking about the books, enjoying the MiniMag magazine that comes free with each box. They can also help their children get their Under the Sea journals kick-started by using cut-outs in the Sea Scapes magazine they will find in the box, which include ideas for writing, lots of stories to fire the imagination and word games for all to participate in.

Getting a child to read is imperative for the growth of the child – and the country. Getting a child to enjoy reading is both mind-expanding and mind-blowing. The idea of reading for enjoyment, no matter what, pretty much echoes READ’s philosophy, which is why the books chosen for the Red Reading Box – Under the Sea are highly entertaining and involving.

It is by following these basic, yet sound precepts throughout the last 35 years that this non-profit organisation has helped so many thousands towards literacy. Since its establishment in 1979 it has been READ’s mission to develop South African’s reading, writing, learning, information and communication skills so that they can become independent lifelong-learners – and productive citizens of our country.

The public is also invited to become part of the annual Readathon Campaign by sponsoring, on-line, a Red Reading Box for a child, or they can purchase one.   For every Red Reading Box bought, READ will donate one to a needy child.  Visit www.read.co.za for further details.




Compiled by CH Communications on behalf of Read & Readathon.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Time for some fun with 'The LEGO® Movie'!

Are you looking for something fun to do this holiday? We'll be posting
The LEGO® Movie
activities every day this week, so watch this space!
You'll also get to know the characters of the awesome movie!

Solutions will be available on Tuesday 15 July 2014.

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ben 10 versus Batman



It’s hero time! With so many superheroes out there though, who would you rather have come to your rescue? It’s time to pit the best of the superheroes against each other in the final battle to see who comes out on top. Will it be the alien shape-shifting Ben 10 or the night time saviour of Gotham City? 
You decide.



Ben 10
Batman
Can turn into 71 aliens


Found an alien watch and studied hand-to-hand combat with Gwen


Has an Omnitrix




Saves the world


The world knows of the famous Ben 10




Wears a T-shirt and trousers


Doesn't have an alert signal


Is helped by his cousin, Gwen




Has a fear of clowns
Has no superhuman powers


Studied martial arts and went to university


Is a billionaire who has many gadgets, including the Batmobile


Saves Gotham City


Has a secret identity, is actually Bruce Wayne



Wears a cape and a mask


Has a bat-signal


Is helped by Robin, his butler Alfred and the Gotham police department



Has a fear of bats
So there you have it! Our superheroes both do good for the world, but have very different styles in saving the day. That’s what makes them so interesting to watch. Whether it’s saving you, the universe or the cat in the tree, who would you prefer to come swooping in?


Watch back-to-back Ben 10 Omniverse and Batman: Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network, channel 301 on DStv during the school holidays to help you make up your mind. Every weekday from Tuesday 1 July, starting at 09:00.


Remember to visit www.cartoonnetworkafrica.com to keep up with all the hero action and much more.



Compiled by Burson-Marsteller.

'The LEGO® Movie' competition!

Win one of 5 copies of The LEGO® Movie DVD and one of 5 superhero LEGO® sets.

All you have to do is watch the trailer below, then send your name, age, contact details and the answer to the question below to competition@bkpublishing.co.za. Supernova magazine Terms and Conditions apply. Competition closes 31 July 2014.

Question:
Complete the sentence: 'Everything is _____________!'

video


Material courtesy of Coppermonkey Promotions.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Some holiday fun!

LOONEY WHO? YES, WHICH LOONEY TUNES ARE YOU?



Everyone’s favourite cartoon characters are on Boomerang with daily mini marathons throughout the school holidays.

Tune in to Boomerang (DStv channel 302) daily from 08:00 to watch back-to-back episodes of the Looney Tunes on Looney Tunes All Stars, guess the Looney Tunes scrambled character and then go to the website to enter the 'Looney Who' competition! Competition runs on www.boomerangafrica.com until Sunday, 20 July.


Which Looney Tune Are You?
Just for fun, take the below quiz we’ve compiled for you and see which Looney Tunes you are!

1. Your favourite activity is:
a) Coming up with great new inventions
b) Being the star of a show
c) Playing tricks on your friends
d) Anything where you can run and shout

2. You have:
c) Lots of friends
d) One or two close friends
a) No friends
b) Imaginary friends

3. Your favourite sport is:
d) Martial Arts
c) Team sports
a) Yoga
b) Playing on your PlayStation

4. Your homework:
a) Is neat, tidy and in order
d) Messy and all over the place
c) Was done by someone else
b) Was eaten by the dog

Answers:
Mostly (a): Wile E. Coyote
Genius. You are extremely intelligent and love experimenting and creating new things. Even if these blow up in your face, you persevere and try again and again until you have achieved your goal. While this is a good quality to have, try using your broad imagination to pursue many different routes.

Your intelligence can set you apart from your peers and you may find yourself playing with your new science kit alone. This doesn’t bother you though, it just means that no one will get in the way. Keep working at it, coming up with brand new plans and gadgets to show off to the world. Just wear appropriate protection for the explosions!

Mostly (b): Daffy Duck
You’re wild, crazy and zany! While people will love you for this, be careful not to become too self-centred. Your mischievous habits make you lots of fun to be around however. You are a schemer who can adapt themselves to whatever they need to be to suit the particular situation.

You are a completely unique person with a whacky personality. You grab every opportunity possible to your advantage and to have fun. Life is your playground, so stop being “dethspicable.”

Mostly (c): Bugs Bunny
Eh, what’s up doc? You’re a smooth talker with a laid back attitude. You try to avoid conflict but if someone pushes your buttons, you retaliate. This usually ends up with you outsmarting your opponent. You like to contemplate each situation carefully to ensure you win the game.

You are confident and self-assured which some people might mistake for cockiness. Your cleverness allows you to sneak up on your opponent and to conquer the fight. So sit back, relax and munch on a carrot.

Mostly (d): The Tasmanian Devil
Out of the way! A tornado is coming! No, actually it’s just your explosive personality. People can spot you coming a mile away with your rash and loud energy. You are often short-tempered and get excited very easily. However you are also impulsive, which does not make for a good combination. You act on your emotions quickly before thinking it through.

You express your excitement physically and not verbally. When you leave the room, it often feels as if a whirlwind passed through, leaving a trail of destruction behind. Your presence is known. Take a moment and think before acting on your feelings so you don’t accidentally destroy something you like. Breathe…



To enter the ‘Looney Who’ competition online, visit www.boomerangtvafrica.com/win-prizes


Catch Looney Tunes All Stars every day on Boomerang from 08:00 on channel 302 on DStv or experience it online on www.boomerangafrica.com

The LEGO® Movie on Blu-ray and DVD


EVERYTHING IS AWESOME WHEN THE LEGO® UNIVERSE ASSEMBLES!

The LEGO® Movie
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY™ and DVD COMBO PACK and DVD ON JULY 4 FROM
TIMES MEDIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT



Everything will be awesome when The LEGO® Movie arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, and DVD on 4 July 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), The LEGO® Movie is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.


The original 3D computer-animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as The Special, the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.


The LEGO® Movie stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (The Millers) as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Wyldstyle shares a history; Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as the craggy, swaggering pirate Metal Beard, obsessed with revenge on Lord Business; Alison Brie (Community) as the sweet and loveable Unikitty; and Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Benny, the 1980-something Spaceman.

The LEGO® Movie will be available on DVD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack for R229.99. This includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray Disc and a DVD.





BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

The LEGO® Movie Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • Feature commentary
  • Batman: A True Artist
  • Michelangelo and Lincoln: History Cops
  • Enter the Ninjago
  • Bringing LEGO® to Life
  • Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
  • See it! Build it!
  • Stories from the Story Team
  • Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions
  • Outtakes
  • Additional Promotional Content
Alleyway Test
Deleted Scenes

The LEGO Movie” DVD contains the following special features:

  • Everything is Awesome” Sing-Along
  • Fan-Made Films: Top Secret Submissions



Press release compiled by Copper Monkey Promotions.