There’s one thing I wish I had been warned before I started secondary school: Take care in the farmyard. My school, you see, was very rare in that it taught rural studies and had its own farm. During one of the breaks on the first day, I went for a walk in the farmyard with
The last few months have been a rollercoaster for those of us with school aged children. The absence of school for many, online learning for the majority and something resembling full-time school for others has been demanding. Combine this with parents who are working from home and it’s been a very pressurised environment. Far from
We have an issue in the UK. Many children are starting school with language and communication skills that aren’t as developed as they could be. The BBC has launched a campaign called Tiny Happy People and Annie Price, one of the campaign’s ambassadors, has kindly taken the time to tell me all about it.
When I was at secondary school, I had a chemistry teacher who was quite a character. He was very sarcastic and this appealed to me greatly. He also travelled to school every day on a motorbike, which gave him a slightly rebellious edge and made all the other teachers seem very boring in comparison.