When I was a lad

Who remembers playing out on the street as a child?  Who rode their bikes up and down the road with absolute abandon?  When I was a lad, we didn’t wear helmets, and we didn’t worry that we were going to be abducted.  We just had fun.  There were no mobile …

Who is watching you?

In every town in the UK, and I have to imagine in many other places as well, closed circuit television monitors our every move.  Little cameras attached to buildings and lamp posts whir quietly as they focus in on exactly what it is that we are up to.  They help …

No matter where you go…

One of the greatest things about travel, they say, is that it broadens the mind.  Without question, you get to see different places, experience different cultures, and meet people that you could never possibly met if you had stayed at home, so if you are thinking about travelling, whether taking …

Tell me something I don’t know. The purpose of Education.

Having been involved with education for some years now, I have seen various trends come and go.  There have been several types of marking that have gone in and out of vogue, various types of overriding educational philosophies have come and gone, and several approaches to discipline have floated through …