Lessons for Lockdown 2.0

Lessons for Lockdown 2.0

Usually at this time of year we would look forward to school fairs and Christmas plays but this time we’re on hold and in limbo. As we heard into colder and shorter, this time feels tougher. As we near the end of the year, it’s tempting to wish 2020 away but what can...
Ditching the Booze

Ditching the Booze

For as long as I can remember, alcohol has been part of my life.  My parents have always enjoyed a drink and as children it was normal for us to go to the pub on Saturday afternoon and have coke in a glass bottle with a straw.  My first experience of being...
Teachers: Finding Calm in Challenging Times

Teachers: Finding Calm in Challenging Times

In usual times, September is my favourite time of year- the excitement, the promise, the possibility of a new school year.  But this September we will be getting to grips with a ‘new normal’ and it may feel a little different.  Children will on the whole be...