Most of my travel adventures are inspired by food. I am not ashamed to admit that I have travelled to New York just to eat donuts at Dough, if you haven’t done that, go. Then there’s the time I was fascinated by roof top bars. Before I knew it, I was on route to Bangkok.
In March Childline launched a new campaign called ‘Tough to Talk’, backed by Wayne Rooney. The aim is to encourage boys to seek help for issues and problems. In 2015/16, Childline provided six times more counselling sessions about suicidal thoughts and feelings to girls than for boys. But the suicide rate for 10–19 year-old boys was 4.4 that year, almost 2.5 times that for girls.
Probably like many other experienced Key Stage 1 teachers, I had reached a point in my career where assessment was almost second nature. I could look at a piece of writing and quickly and confidently judge it as a Level 2b, 1a or 3.
This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This is a global writing competition that invites classrooms of children from around the world to write as many stories as they can. It features a Blue Peter style totaliser where children can watch the number of words tick up!