Feel the Music

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou Earlier this month I went to an acapella singing workshop at Beckenham Place Mansion. Surrounded by ancient woodlands, the workshop was held in a Georgian mansion bursting with culture and character. When I settled into the […]

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Colours of Autism

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” – Angela Schwindt April is World Autism Awareness Month. This time every year, we celebrate and recognise the children, young people and adults across the world on the autistic spectrum (ASD). Autism is a spectrum condition […]

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Mindful Festival

I recently attended the Greenwich Yoga and Vegan festival this weekend. Thousands of yogis travelled from across London and further afield, to experience a day of yoga and meditation; relaxing treatments; delicious vegan food; experiential talks on mental health; and tantalising dance sessions, including Bollywood and Om & Bass.  With the festival’s proceeds donated to […]

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Branding to Kids

With the spooky Halloween fun now done and dusted, and Christmas just around the corner, it’s a busy time for retailers.  Just walking along the high street, there’s an overwhelming amount of brands in shop windows targeted at kids ready for Christmas.  Marketers are competing against each other to tap into ‘pester power’ – a […]

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Finding His Voice

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but I feel incredibly proud to see how […]

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Anxiety in Children

It’s the half term break and good to take a step back to reflect on things.  Thinking about my experiences in both mainstream and special education this year, I still get a buzz of creative inspiration whenever I teach and see light bulb moments from my students. In my opinion, growing up should be fun, creative, supportive and liberating, […]

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