Climate Crisis and Some Good News

I hope your 2019 has started well.

Mine started, in a circle with a bunch of amazing people where we were invited to share what we knew about positive developments and innovations for the future.

One person told us about a 15 year old called Greta Thunberg and another person told us about Earth Strike. Read more


Dear Mr Education Secretary

Dear Mr Education Secretary,

I am writing to tell you about my son’s transition to secondary school.

You see, he loved primary school, loved learning, got on well and was challenged and engaged and a respected part of the school community.

Which is why it was such a shock to see the change of him … Read more


School is Here.

My son wrote this poem at the end of his first day at secondary school and it so sums up how I feel too….I love it!

School is Here

 

School is here, you can tell.

 

The grudginess from within is brought to our unstable souls as well,

One second you can be at … Read more


The end of the primary school years

You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.

Have you had that feeling?

I’ve had it before in my … Read more


The courage to survive

I’ve already written about my visit to Poland and the concentration camps.

I’m not sure I would have survived the holocaust.

Literally.  My family were Jewish so some didn’t survive. My great grandparents were murdered in Auschwitz.  Their names are not recorded by the Nazi’s as they weren’t worth recording; they just got straight off … Read more


Language, power and the holocaust

I’ve just come back from a school trip to Krakow to learn more about the history of what happened in Poland under the Third Reich.  So much has stayed with me, but one of the more subtle things is the way that language played a part.

It is well documented that the Nazi machine reduced … Read more


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