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Lucy's blog

Entering a room confidently

Every week throughout the term, we have a different  "life skill" focus running through everything we teach. These can range from the specific such as Eye Contact, or Using a Loud Voice to more general positive traits like Concentration...

Teaching children about climate change

It’s such a busy time in the run up to the school holidays so thank you for taking the time to read this blog. For me, the end of a term is primarily focused on next term's curriculum and accompanying resources and we are currently finalising our...

How to discuss bad news with children

It’s a sad fact of life that much of the news we hear reported on the radio and TV is often bad news involving violence and death. My two children, aged six and eight, are at the age where they ask questions when they overhear such news being reported and as a parent,...

What to do if your child is being bullied

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week and, as part of our Perform For Schools programme, we are delivering lots of Anti-Bullying drama workshops to primary schools across London and the South East.  This interactive workshop for 7-11 year olds has been running for a number...

Can science make your child ‘smarter?’

  I blogged a few weeks ago about an article claiming “how to make your child into a genius” and today I found this article which I thought I’d share with you too. It’s apparently about how to make your kids smarter (this time...

150 years of Alice in Wonderland

This year sees the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It's no surprise that this book has stood the test of time and is still as popular in 2015 as it was when first written and read by the likes of Queen Victoria and the...

Are you a Tiger Parent?

Tiger Parenting is a term that has become fairly common place since Amy Chua’s bestseller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, was first published in 2011. But Tiger Parenting is hardly a new phenomenon and parents have been pushy, I’m sure, since time began....

Autism and the phenomenon of Minecraft

My children, aged five and eight, are obsessed with Minecraft and I know many parents have the same experience. When I get home from work every day, I sometimes wonder if they are more excited to see me or my iPad! Markus “Notch” Persson, who taught himself to...

The benefits of being bilingual

One hundred and fifty years ago, a number of Welsh pioneers left Wales to set up a new life in one of the most remote and inhospitable places on earth: Patagonia in Argentina. They did it to safeguard their language and culture because they believed that Wales was...

Pushy parents stress out children

"Pushy parents stress out children” according to Tony Little, the Head Teacher of Eton School in an article published on Monday by Abigail Simmons for bbc.co.uk, which you can read here. He says that there has been a rise in the number of parents...
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