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Alice In Wonderland – An Illustrator’s Dream

Alice Helen

It’s well over 100 years since Lewis Carroll first penned his famous book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but it continues to inspire generation after generation. I didn’t love the book as a child; it frightened me, to be honest: a …

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The 11 Plus – Some Thoughts…


Ah, the 11 Plus. It’s that time of year again. . . As a teacher, when I have mentioned the 11 Plus to non-teaching friends, many have expressed surprise that it still exists. But it does, as I expect most …

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Cooking with Little People: 5 Fun Ideas

messy fondue

Isn’t this weather disappointing? I’m writing this from Salisbury, not the Torchlight office. But I assume that the weather in London is as bad. Relentless rain, followed by overcast mugginess. Not the breezy, blousy end to the summer holidays that …

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Are Art Galleries Lost on Children?

child art

Earlier this month, artist Jake Chapman courted controversy by claiming that it was ‘arrogant’ of parents to assume that their children could understand art. . . ‘What?!’ exclaimed alarmed broad-minded parents and teachers, the country over. ‘It is like saying …

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Poem of the Month: I Dwell in Possibility


I dwell in Possibility by Emily Dickinson   I dwell in Possibility – A fairer House than Prose – More numerous of Windows – Superior – for Doors – . Of Chambers as the Cedars – Impregnable of eye – …

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A Parent’s Guide to Disappointing A Level Results


Results day is a high-octane, emotion-packed 12 hours of adrenalin, hysteria, excitement and, sometimes, disappointment. And that’s just for the parents. After all, this is the culmination of seven years of secondary education, right? These are the little letters and …

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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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