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Kent countryside photographed during an INSET day
Photography

The INSET day that worked out well

The sunshine over the past couple of weeks has been very much needed. After those four dreary months in lockdown, it has been wonderful to at least have some limited freedoms to get outside and explore in good weather. On Monday, my youngest daughter had an INSET day so her school was closed. We took

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Family Life & parenting

Ofsted: Sexual harassment has become normalised in schools

Sexual harassment has been “normalised” in schools and colleges. This is the horrifying conclusion of Ofsted’s newly published report into harassment in the education system. This has to be a damming indictment of the impact of social media and messaging apps on the present generation of young people as the report shows much of this

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what do you call your parents
Family Life & parenting

What do YOU call your parents?

What do you call your mum and dad? I’ll take a guess that most of you keep it simple and call your parents, well, mum and dad. Although that may be the case, as I get older, I’m increasingly discovering this cannot be taken for granted.

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Michael Ray
Book reviews

Who Knew? by Michael Ray, exploring fatherhood and gender equality

If 2021 is going to be remembered for anything, it’s going to be The Year of the Dad Book. Who Knew? by Australian gender equality campaigner Michael Ray tells his story as a single dad to his daughter Charlie, while commenting on gender equality and the challenges he has faced over the years.

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Photography

Reflections by Will Yates-Johnson

Have you ever attempted to take a photograph of a mirror? I’ve attempted it many a time but it is incredibly difficult to pull off. Taking an image of lots of mirrors at once, well that presents an even bigger challenge!

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