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10 Sports to Try This Summer

10 Sports to Try This Summer
The sun is shining, the evenings are that little bit longer, the kids are on holiday for 6 weeks… oh wait 6 whole weeks? How am I going to fill 6 whole weeks, I hear you ask? Well fear not, we have put together a list of 10 sports you can try this summer to keep kids (and of course you adults!) fit, healthy and free from boredom. Read More...

What’s On in Kent: Summer Holidays 2019

What’s On in Kent: Summer Holidays 2019
Ah, the summer holidays. Longer days, warmer weather and…boredom? If you’re stuck for things to do to keep the kids entertained for 6 weeks, we’ve rounded up 14 events taking place in Kent this summer. From castles trails to outdoor theatre and arts and crafts, there’s plenty going on in the Garden of England! Read More...

The Science-backed Benefits of Free Play

The Science-backed Benefits of Free Play
Children love to tackle new challenges. Downtime where children can choose their own play activities, use their imaginations and learn through exploration is vital and there is plenty of science to back this up. Read on for 43 Science-backed benefits of free play time! Read More...

"See" the Alphabet with Your Body!

"See" the Alphabet with Your Body!
The alphabet may seem like easy pickings to us adults, but for kids, learning the alphabet in preschool or nursery can be daunting. If your child struggles with this, take heart—you're not alone! If flashcards and other visual practices seem to be wearing thin, try something new through "kinesthetic", or whole body, learning. Read More...

Tell Me More About... George Orwell

Tell Me More About... George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair, most commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was born on the 25th June 1903 in Bengal, India. A world-renowned writer, essayist, novelist and journalist to name but a few, he was known for novels such as ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ Read More...

9 of the Best Picnic Spots in Kent

9 of the Best Picnic Spots in Kent
It's time to grab your comfiest picnic blanket, fill a wicker basket with yummy food and head out of the door to one of these delightful picnic spots in Kent! Read More...

Let’s Get Pushing

Let’s Get Pushing
"We use this opportunity to berate about GCSEs to come and the struggles they’ll face if they don’t ‘buckle down now.’ It is, in some cases, the pre-GCSE push. The final countdown." In this post, our guest blogger considers the similarities between becoming a new mother and preparing her students for GCSEs... Read More...

8 Tips on Avoiding Decision Fatigue

8 Tips on Avoiding Decision Fatigue
We’ve all had those days that are mentally exhausting. As teachers, there isn’t much downtime as you have to manage a full classroom and interact with others all day long. Both your body and mind use a lot of energy to get through the day. Fortunately, there are ways you can lessen the work your brain has to do. Read on to find out how! Read More...

The Daily Mile™ Comes to Kent!

The Daily Mile™ Comes to Kent!
The Daily Mile is a fun, free, global initiative which sees schoolchildren run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes a day to improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health. Sport England are now funding 13 Local Coordinators for The Daily Mile initiative across the country, and Kent are one of the lucky 13 Read More...