Dogsthorpe Infant School’s podcast for children, parents, teachers and schools. Dogsthorpe Infant School is an academy converter and part of Hampton Academies Trust. The Headteacher is Mrs. Becky Waters. ‘Eddie’ is her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. https://www.dogsthorpeinfants.co.uk


February 4, 2024 25 mins

Cap'n Dave and Eddie use the Launchpad to meet the writer, dramatherapist, supervisor and trainer, Ann Dix on this week's edition of the Dogsthorpe Infant School podcast.

Ann works with work with children and families, as well as offering training on mental health and emotional wellbeing.

She has also written a children's story called, 'Little-Mouse' Finds a Safe Place'. 



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On this launchpad.... two Ed's are better than one!

Eddie and Captain Dave meet Nikki Saunders, children's author and the creator of the 'Eddie' series of books about a little boy with autism. 

We hear all about why he was created and why this subject is so important to Nikki and her family. 

Read Eddie's many adventures and watch him in cartoon form on Sky Kids. This TV series features the voices of both Nikki herself and 'Doctor ...

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January 20, 2024 23 mins

On this LaunchPad, Eddie and Cap'n Dave meet the journalist and children's author, Kathy Urban.

Kathy writes,

Hop Lola Hop is my first picture book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it!

Many years ago, it was my dad who told me stories about the adventures of baby giraffe and her life in the African Savannah at bedtime.

The little girl that I was back then absolutely loved listening to them, which by the wa...

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January 12, 2024 29 mins

Luke Whitehouse of Inspire talks history and shares his resources with Cap'n Dave on the latest edition of 'Eddie's LaunchPads', the Dogsthorpe Infant School podcast for parents, teachers and schools. 


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December 2, 2023 13 mins

On this Launchpad we welcome back Julian McDonnell to talk about his London tour guides, guide book and website that helps visitors to London to explore hidden gems and famous places. 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Joolzguides

Website: https://joolzguides.com



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November 26, 2023 20 mins

Eddie and Cap'n Dave meet with Paul to explore 'The Reading Corner'.



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November 19, 2023 17 mins

This week Eddie and Cap'n Dave meet with Chris Williams from the amazing 'CHATTA'.



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November 11, 2023 22 mins

Two guests meet Eddie and Cap'n Dave on the LaunchPad this week. 

Edu author & Edtech CEO, Al Kingsley is their first guest who comes on the LaunchPad to talk about his latest book. This being the third of a trilogy of books for schools, teachers, governors and Academy Trust leaders.



Their second guest is Richard from PlantletCulture who supply STEAM re...

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November 5, 2023 23 mins

On this week's LaunchPad, Cap'n Dave and Eddie meet Kim from Longleat to talk about the precious animals who live in this amazing park. 



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October 27, 2023 8 mins

This week The Learning Journey rocket lands on Picture Planet where Captain Dave and his co-pilot Eddie meet their friends from 'Picture News.



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October 15, 2023 21 mins

Eddie is with his friends at Dogsthorpe Infant School. So Captain Dave takes Eddie's Learning Journey rocket on his own to meet with the author C.C. Seely, creator of The Eco-Diddle. 

What is an Eco-Diddle? 

Tune in to find out more. 

After the LaunchPad show,  try this website: https://www.ecodiddle.com


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October 8, 2023 13 mins

This week Cap'n Dave and Eddie fly west to meet Julia Skinner.

She tells them all about 'The Listening Ear'. 




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October 1, 2023 17 mins

Eddie and Cap'n Dave meet Jonathan from 'Action Mats'. 

'Action Mats' are used by the children of Dogsthorpe Infant School. 

Visit their website and check out their new competition.




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September 25, 2023 18 mins

Captain Dave and Eddie meet the guys from Hoff Coffi.

They produce fantastic, delicious, ethically produced coffee direct from the farmer. 

They also help schools and charities in so many wonderful ways.  



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September 19, 2023 17 mins

In this week's episode of the Dogsthorpe Infant School podcast, Cap'n Dave and his co-pilot Eddie learn more about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and in particular how the exciting, Eduaide.AI can help students, teachers and parents learn more quickly and more effectively.




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September 11, 2023 14 mins
A new series of books freshly arriving at Dogsthorpe Infant School. Written by Neil Dickenson and illustrated by Dave Clark, these books will delight children, parents and families. After the show, find out more at  https://www.scotchbooks.com  
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September 4, 2023 11 mins

Episode 1 of Season 4 of 'Eddie's LaunchPads.... Our headteacher Mrs Waters guests on this LaunchPad to tell Cap'n Dave and Eddie all about the exciting new year at the Dream Believe Shine school. 

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July 9, 2023 24 mins

In the final episode of Season 3 of the Dogsthorpe Infant School podcast, Captain Dave and Eddie Edster, the well-being dog meet Dr Helen Price, Executive Head of Schools at Hampton Academies Trust and Mr Al Kingsley, Chair of Hampton Academies Trust. They all look back on the past year and to the new academic year ahead. 

Dogsthorpe Infant School is one of the four schools in the Trust. 



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July 7, 2023 20 mins

Captain Dave and Eddie are on the penultimate episode of Season 3 of 'Eddie's LaunchPads' to talk to the children's author and school visitor, Cate Douglas.

Buy Cate's book 'Poppy's Tail' for your child or school. 




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June 29, 2023 15 mins

Captain Dave and Eddie meet the author, Margaret Rooke.




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