So often, what children say is heard as cute or funny. But what if we heard those exact same words from adult mouths, in adult situations, would we hear them differently? You can decide for yourself by watching the short trailer for Monkey Bars at the bottom of this post, a wonderful Continue reading
First the wide open days of summer narrow towards September; then the half-exciting half-boring rush of practicalities (new shoes, pencil case…); and then, after an early night, the first day back – nearly always a day of pure late gold.
What I also notice now, in my own children, is a readiness to get on with things after the long holiday and a new willingness to experience school afresh.
If only at that moment, our education system allowed teachers to really seize the inherent hunger for learning and doing that is within children, just think what young people could do! Continue reading
It’s the summer holidays and I’m tired, and that reminds me of The Museum of Tiny Things – a game born of guilt, resourcefulness and pure laziness; the kind where you just can’t move…
It was back in May, and we were on a short holiday in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Continue reading
“Presenter Helen Mark heads to the edge of Bristol where a council-managed forest at Ashton Court provides an escape for city-dwellers. She joins a group of friends to see how the wild space inspires them and if it can rival their computers and meets author Ingrid Skeels whose own alternative education led her to create her children’s book, St Cuthbert’s Wild School for Boys.”