Lockdown 2021 has hit harder than ever. People are struggling and some parents trying to home school their children are feeling frustrated and confused. Many are feeling guilty that they aren’t ‘getting it right’. Part of that is due to parents obviously wanting to do their best for their children but not fully understanding the emphasis that is placed on things that ‘weren’t around’ when … Continue reading Learning in Lockdown – Meet Bolt!
There was an interesting article published in the Guardian today saying that 300 million children live in areas of extreme pollution. Guardian article It made me think about the little things I saw in Shanghai last week about how pollution is a part of a school’s daily life in China. On the front door every day is placed an update about the atmosphere that day … Continue reading Taking air quality for granted
Eleanor Roosevelt said ‘Do one thing every day that scares you’, well last week I was terrified. The offer of presenting at The Festival of Education, Wellington College, Shanghai was too good an opportunity to miss. BUT and it’s a big but, I’ve never actually flown anywhere by myself, I’ve never visited China and as you know i’m just an ordinary person ‘A granny from … Continue reading Out of my comfort zone
I spent the morning doing a ‘photo session’ for a local primary school in their foundation outdoor learning space. The children were delightful. They were happy, polite, friendly and self sufficient. I then spent the afternoon editing images from Kakuma refugee camp where the contrast could not be more marked. – We are all living our lives, due to a total random ‘accident of birth’ … Continue reading 20th April
It’s now just over a week since we returned from Kakuma refugee camp. It’s been a harrowing time due to family circumstances but it has also really made me think. We had Tommy for the day yesterday and despite the challenges that he has to face with his little arm he also has to have an operation on his hips which will result in him … Continue reading 30th March 2015
I have spent the last few days editing and categorising photos from our work in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. All of these images are suitable for use in schools. There will eventually be several folders but I have currently uploaded 170 high res school images and several more in a generic refugee camp folder to dropbox If you want copies of these images I … Continue reading 22nd – 25th March 2015