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Virtual teachers are coming

With the education news full of teacher shortages and bigger classes, any parent could be forgiven for worrying that quieter children may lose out on attention and help when they need it. Enter AI! Artificial Intelligence is already operating on some university campuses.  At [...]Read more
 

Healthy spring salads

With the weather warming up, the comfort foods of winter can be replaced by healthy summer salads.  But this doesn’t mean you have to stick to lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Peach salad Peaches are a great way to sweeten a salad.  Use a mix of leaves, nuts, seeds and then griddle [...]Read more
 

Summer holiday savings: where to get the best deals

The thought of booking a holiday in the school summer holidays can make you break out in a cold sweat.  The higher cost, the busyness and the heat can all make the thought of going away in the summer less than appealing.  But, for many, it’s the only chance you get of a break [...]Read more
 

Is your child a role model?

Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Their attitudes and beliefs are what you are around most and you start to think the same way they do.  So it’sRead more
 

Healthy spring recipes

With the weather finally starting to warm up and lots of lovely Spring veg on the way, now’s the time to ditch the heavy meals of Winter and go for something lighter. Veggie spring rolls These are a great fun and easy treatRead more
 

I hear and I forget …

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. This quote is popularly attributed to Confucius, but there is some discussion about whether or not he is the correct source.  Whoever said it, it’s a truth when it comes to learning (and applies as much to adults [...]Read more
 

Easter crafts

Easter is the perfect time for crafts and even better if you’re not naturally crafty, with most crafts being focused around fluffy things you can buy in the shops. Here are our favourites. Bunny cards These are super cute and simple to make. You’ll need White card Coloured card [...]Read more
 

The promises we make

It’s nearly Easter and it seems like a long time since our New Year’s resolutions were made.  Have I lost the extra weight?  Have I phoned my parents more often?  Have I managed to tidy up my papers?  Have I spent more time with my daughter?  Have I started going to the gym? [...]Read more
 

Exploring vocabulary

The English language is full of colour, with many different ways of saying virtually the same thing.  Does that mean you should encourage your children to study the dictionary and become familiar with the meanings of even the most obscure words? No! Good grammar, reasonable [...]Read more
 

Confidence building for kids

There’s so much pressure for kids to be confident – in school, with their friends and online.  With children as young as five having their own YouTube channels (managed by their parents of course), to schools putting on productions or even standing up in class as part of a [...]Read more
 

Pupil Power

Various groups have been banging on about climate change for decades and some steps have been taken by the government to try to alleviate the effect human beings are having on the planet.  However, now the kids are getting involved it’s making the front pages. On 15th February [...]Read more
 

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