Our boy made the leap from primary last year, and spent a lot of the summer holidays worrying about what was in store. Here’s his advice for Year 6s moving up to secondary – which we hope will help them to stress less and relax more these holidays. Moving...
The day that’s loomed for 11 years is finally here – it’s time for Senior School. It seems like only yesterday he was asking about going to “skell”, and now he’s trotting off in a large gaggle of friends to embark on the (I believe) scariest...
He may be a devoted lapdog for most of the week, but our little Bertie is a working dog too: through the fabulous charity, Canine Concern. Our youngest left infant school last year, and I knew I would miss being part of that community very much. We’d been involved in...
Do you remember a time when your biggest worry was what lesson was looming over the timetable horizon next – and what delicious dish was coming up for school lunch? Well, perhaps the last one never happened (my memories are mainly of mince and mashed potato, followed...
The kids are exhausted – when they’re one small squabble away from a meltdown, I know it must be nearly the end of another half term. But this one’s been different. There was so much to grieve a year ago (my post at the time is here: Feeling the Grief for what...
It’s been a journey, but after eight whole weeks of helping my children to learn at home, I’ve come away with a few new skills myself. In summary, they can be described as: Mulitasking is hard and I’m still not sure I can do it Snacks are king and can be used to...
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