School Trips When I was at school I went on many trips with the school, many of them were when I was in Primary school. When I was in year 2 I went to Botany Bay, a beach in the south east of England, being in year 2 I was very young around the age of 5 or 6. My mum was very worried about me going due to the
Obesity, mental health issues, poor levels of activity, physical problems spending less time outside – Why are we having all these issues with obesity and mental health in such young children? If you look at research we are constantly being told to encourage outdoor activities for children and the benefits that youngsters receive, from this area is immense. But why aren’t we acting on it? Technology is paramount in
Technology has evolved massively over the last decade, it was only a matter of time until it started to play a real part in how children are taught. Gone are the times where classrooms were filled with blackboards, chalk, textbooks – no technology in site! Now, the minute you walk into any classroom, you cannot ignore the interactive whiteboard which is the main focal point of the room – the
Imagine a school with no indoor classrooms? Well, one pre-school hit the news in June when it announced just that! Come rain or shine, children will play outside! It is a topic that may seem alien to some people – playing outside when it’s raining? Surely that will cause illnesses? There are many benefits from an outside classroom – there are drawbacks also. Firstly, it can extend the current learning
The question about your data in the cloud is probably asked many times over and almost certainly had many different answers. Before answering question, its worth asking what is the cloud? Put simply, its a fancy word for service provider. In this case it happens to be computing related. From data storage, software to computing, today you can simply find a cloud provider who will store your data securely and
Finishing working in a primary school on a Friday, knowing that I will be marketing to them come Monday is a scary challenge – but one I was more than ready to accept. Getting marketing exposure at a school can seem an almost impossible task sometimes – teachers rarely have the time to check their emails or social media and when they do, they will not have the time to
We spend an age writing policies and procedures before we venture outside school. How much do they really help though when things start to go wrong…
We recently conducted a survey of 100 parents of children at primary school to ask them about how they feel when their children are taken on school trips….
I was talking to a major early years’ childcare organisation about what we do and was told “electronic tracking goes against our ethos, if you do headcounts automatically it will encourage childcare workers to become lazy and stop watching the children properly!
As a KS2 teacher and Computing lead for my school, I used to be really frustrated by some of the new technology we were given to evaluate. Whilst the educational benefits for the children were normally unquestionable, it often felt like us teachers who actually had to use it were an afterthought. Overly complicated, illogical, buggy and just too hard to use. It was clear that the developers had never