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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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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Words Have Power

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi Many of us have heard that childhood saying: “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” As we grow up, we come to realise that bones eventually heal themselves, but the psychological impact of the negative […]

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Guided Imagery to Relax Kids

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  – Henry David Thoreau Guided imagery is a relaxation tool where children are given suggestions to use the power of their imagination to visualise positive mental images and find a sense of peace from within. Most children are naturally creative and can use their […]

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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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Connections in Barcelona💖

“Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty I recently returned from a city break to Barcelona.  The place was filled with Gothic architecture, festive markets, vibrant locals and enchanting culture. It felt quite surreal to hop on a plane for a couple of hours, and explore the elegant delights of […]

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Dear Introvert 💖

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi There’s a few things I’d like to say Firstly, kudos for being you Living this life in your own way People may question if you’re being true But being authentic is better than okay You may be known as the ‘quiet one’ The kid […]

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Lessons from an Artist

“Everyone has a story to tell. Around every corner there is a great story waiting to be discovered, lived and retold, and people love to hear them. ” Jeff Goins A while ago on my way from work, whilst waiting for a train at the station, I noticed a man looking at some really beautiful pieces […]

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Strength of Character

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho As I reflect on last term, the kids at school continue to keep me inspired and motivated, no matter how demanding school life gets. On the last day of term in December 2015, one of my first students, […]

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