Mummy Worrypants – a parent’s perspective on school trips

Mummy Worrypants – a parent’s perspective on school trips

“Muuuuum, I’ve got a school trip coming up soon will you sign my letter!” Shouted my then 8-year-old daughter. Then the anxiety kicked in again, my tummy turned, and I felt sick! I have never stopped any of my children enjoying school outings or days out with the school, but it had always made me anxious. I know she attends a great school, with plenty of caring teachers and will

How a trip to the woods helped one of my pupils with development issues

How a trip to the woods helped one of my pupils with development issues

In my previous years at a school in Surrey I regularly took out groups of 2+ years olds to Woodland school sessions. On one occasion I had a child that struggled with his gross motor skills. As the children all arrived at the Woodland session and the various risk assessments/registration and woodland rules were carried out, it was time for the children to explore. They all ran in different directions,

Work Experience with The HugGroup

Work Experience with The HugGroup

From the 5th to the 9th of February 2018 I was an active member of The HugGroup as a student from Longfield Academy post 16. I was involved with the marketing side of the business and thoroughly enjoyed my time there, as well as learning key things to use in my future career. The HugGroup are a technology start-up, based in Dartford that have designed and manufactured people tracking technology,

Go to school on an egg – why breakfast club is the most important time of the day

Go to school on an egg – why breakfast club is the most important time of the day

Most of us know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important time of the day and there are lots of studies about the dangers of skipping breakfast – like this one – but I’m sure that all of us struggle at times to have anything more substantial than a piece of toast on the run, especially during the week. The likelihood of being able to sit down and enjoy a

Kids in Hi-Viz – safety or smothering?

Kids in Hi-Viz – safety or smothering?

When I’m out on the road talking to schools about our children tracking technology product, ClassHug, the subject of Hi-Viz crops up a lot, it seems to be a hot topic at the moment. It reached a head when the head of OFSTED Amanda Spielmann wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph saying children must stop being forced to wear hi-vis jackets on school trips “like troupes of mini-construction workers minus the hard hats”.