For the Love of Libraries

“The more that you read, the more you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” So said Dr. Seuss. A recent study by the National Literacy Trust (NLT), however, suggests that children are in danger of missing out on the magic of reading due to

Meet the wellbeing champions

Creating a positive culture of wellbeing in a school is no easy feat. Supportive and respectful relationships should form the basis of this culture – for students and staff alike. Hannah Fowler talks to local schools to find out how they are placing wellbeing, mental health and resilience at the heart

The Power of Storytelling

With the arts being squeezed in mainstream education and the pandemic impacting live theatre, Hannah Fowler explores the art of storytelling in schools and whether using stories can create a happily ever after for students’ learning. The power of stories has been recognised for centuries. Dating back thousands of years, every

Sustainable school lunches

It seems that parents now have two battles to contend with when it comes to our children’s school dinners or packed lunch – health and sustainability. Though parents and schools could be forgiven for having other things on their minds over the last 18 months, it is clear that reducing the

Homework: friend or foe?

By Hannah Fowler Ask any student, parent or teacher about homework and you’re sure to get conflicting opinions. A quick search on Google brings up millions of results with eye-catching headlines: ‘Should homework be banned?’, ‘Is homework a good idea?’, ‘Is homework beneficial?’, ‘Is it worth the hassle?’ “I’ve sometimes heard it