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10 Family Day Trips Accessible From London

Joss Bay

The summer holidays are upon us (well, some of us). Summer in the city can be a magical thing – particularly for adults – with rooftop terraces, open air cinemas, BBQs and food markets aplenty. And while the capital has …

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Money Money Money: Teaching a Child Money Management

child money

I was interested to read in The Guardian this week that from this September, financial management will be compulsory in secondary schools because it is feared that many children are growing up financially illiterate. It was found in 2013, for …

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So You Want To Work in…. Television Production?


This month’s ‘So You Wanna Be A…’ looks at the role of Line Producer – an intensive, hands-on role in the making of a television show. We interview Kate Larking and hear about her varied and often hectic schedule, and …

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Recommended Reading for 15-17yr Old Book-Lovers

life of pi

There comes a point in the academic year of the teacher when you realise that Parents’ Evening season is nearly upon you. Even though most Parents’ Evenings turn out to be a rather nice opportunity to make contact with the …

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Poem of the Month: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? …

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10 delightful words which should never have been forgotten

Two women wearing hats whispering gossip

In research for a different project, I have recently been researching obsolete and rare words from the English language. Some of them are delightful! Here are ten which I may single-handedly try to bring back. 1. Groak. Verb. 19th C. …

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