Teaching at Garston School was never boring, and we’ve had a fair few “education adventures” over the years. One of the best was the wonderful week when we brought an old gold mining shanty town to life.Continue reading “Remembering Robert Town: A Garston School Adventure”
I just love watching figure skaters on TV. I can’t believe how they leap and spin across the ice on a mere five thin mm of steel.
What do you reckon — inspiring… terrifying… FUN? Yes, all that grace and beauty begins with a kid having fun.
But that kid also has to be brave enough to get up when she falls, with the grit to try again — and again!
In Athol, there’s a whole family of them — Adriana, Chonelle and Gabby Evans. Three girls who love the competition, challenges, and friendships of their hectic ice skating life.Continue reading “3 Evans Sisters: Lovin’ The Ice Skating Life”
There are plenty of reasons why you should keep kids away from your phone.
Too much screen time.
Have you seen how much time children spend in front of screens of all shapes and sizes these days? Television, tablet, iPod, Computer, It’s scary when you add it all up. They don’t need to touch your phone too.
Much better to send them outside to play — or settle down with a game, or a book. Old-fashioned fun it may be to them, but it’s a much-needed break from the realities of modern life. You could join in — after all, you need a break too.
They might muck up your settings.
After all, you spent a LONG time getting your phone just so. Everything is exactly where you want it. Let the kids loose on it and who knows where every app will end up. And there’s nothing more frustrating than searching in a desperate hurry for the app that used to be on your home page and isn’t any more.
You have important stuff in there.
Emails, texts, contacts, banking apps… there’s plenty of information on your phone that you really don’t want anyone to share. One wrong finger tap and it could all disappear — or be shared with the world. Either way, it’s enough to make you grab your phone back now.
But the REAL reason you should never let kids near your phone is…
They will beat your high scores every single time!