What happened to letting kids be kids?

Another day, another new idea about how to improve education. Paul Kirby, an ex government adviser, thinks school days should be 8:30am until 6pm and for 45 weeks a year. In his opinion, this will be a real vote winner in the next election. As a teacher and a parent I hate this idea from both angles. As a teacher I know how hard that final lesson of the day is. The kids are knackered and are starting to switch off. I don’t blame them, a full day of learning is tiring. I can’t even begin to imagine how they’d…

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My Christmas Wish List

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and hubby asked me last week what would I like. Seeing as one year he bought me a bookmark with a light on (and thought he’d done pretty well), here are a few ideas: (starting top left) We both love coming home and putting on our “comfy pants” and these gorgeous PJ bottoms from Fat Face fit the bill entirely.  Perfect for lazy days in the Christmas hols. I’ve a bit of a thing for glasses, our cupboards are full of them.  But my bloke is a dropper so we have a lot of…

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