School Days

Blog posts about school, schooling, school uniform, homework, education and being a part of a school community. Also, articles on staring school, preparing for a child starting school and entering Reception class not to mention SATS, residential school trips and preparing for your child for secondary school.

When the fire alarm goes off at school…for real

I want you to think for a second about the confusion that could be caused in a school when a genuine fire alarm goes off. I now want you to imagine the alarm going off as the kids are being dismissed at the end of the school day. Welcome to my world guys, because this recently happened to me!

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We’ve all experienced fire drills, but when a genuine fire coincides with the end of the school day you can imagine the chaos that ensues.
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The residential school trip

Just before the kids broke up for the Christmas break, Mrs Adams and I received an email from Helen and Izzy’s school. It was a very simple message, but my heart has been aching ever since.

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off on a residential school trip my daughter goes.
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#MoreHeroesNeeded Encouraging girls into engineering

Tell your daughter she could become an engineer and she may not be all that interested. Tell your daughter she can become an engineering Super Hero, and you’ll probably grab her attention. This is the approach being taken by the #MoreHeroesNeeded campaign, which wants to see a more diverse workforce in the engineering sector.

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A screen grab from the #MoreHeroesNeeded aptitude test.
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Starting school: One year on, how family life has changed

I’ve spent quite a bit of time on Pinterest recently, updating various boards. While doing so, I came across a blog post I wrote last October about the impact on my life of Izzy, our youngest daughter, starting school.

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The expectation of how life would change once Izzy was at school has turned out to be quite different from the reality

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