Teens & Tweens: Here comes summer!

Things are hotting up for tweens and teens this month. The exam season has come to an end and many are heading off on holidays and to festivals without their parents! Thoughts are not yet turning to results day but it won’t be long! Meanwhile, the Year 6s are heading off to transition days and…

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Pinterest: DIY projects

Temperatures in Britain hit 29C for eight days in a row at the end of June and the beginning of July. In fact as I’m writing this it’s predicted that this Summer will be the hottest since 1976. With all the good weather we are having now is the time to catch up on those…

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#TheHolidayMakers Twitter chat: Top kids’ summer activities and engineering fun #ad

Psst – did you know that every time your child brushes their teeth, rides in a car and even wears clothes that they’re engaging with engineering? We bet they don’t! This summer they can spend the summer feeding their curiosity, exploring and problem solving – they’ll have so much engineering fun, they won’t even know…

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Expat: Got kids will travel

June was a scorcher with temperatures into the 30’s some days. Island girl that I am, I can’t stand the heat. You’re likely to find me in the shade with a sunhat and flops. Interestingly, the guys showed their appreciation (or not) for the heatwave by going about topless. Now, this is a practice I…

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Diplomacy is more important than the NHS crisis

Emotional intelligence is a really valuable asset – nobody likes a lack of tact, obviously. But lately there’s been what I’m coining ‘inverted prejudice’. I’m referring to circumstances whereby victims of perceived prejudice rally to such an extent that it’s turned on its head towards the initial perpetrator. And as an extention of that situation,…

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