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  • 17 Mar 2016

    Adventure Of a lifetime

    New parents often promise themselves that having a child won't change their lives. Sean Tomlinson and Ingrid Hobba lived up to the promise […] more

  • 11 Mar 2016

    Why Schools Don’t Educate

    We live in a time of great school crisis. Our school crisis is a reflection of a greater social crisis. We seem to have lost our identity. Children and old people are penned up and locked away from the business of the world to a degree without precedent - nobody talks to them anymore and without children and old people mixing in daily life a community has no future and no past, only a continuous present. In fact, the name "community" hardly applies to the way we interact with each other. We live in networks, not communities, and everyone I know is lonely because of that. In some strange way school is a major actor in this tragedy just as it is a major actor in the widening guilt among social classes. Using school as a sorting mechanism we appear to be on the way to creating a caste system, complete with untouchables who wander through subway trains begging and sleep on the streets. John Taylor Gatto accepts his Teacher of the Year award with this inspirational speech about the failures in our education system […] more

  • 10 Mar 2016

    WIN a term of swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks & a Puddle Ducks Goody Bag worth over £200

    Puddle Ducks teach children to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. Our teachers are trained to the highest standards and are able to identify all stages of development and tailor activities to suit your child’s needs. That’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference. […] more

  • 2 Feb 2016

    Secret Seaside

    Britain has some of the most amazing coastline in the world, and it is more accessible than ever before, yet many of its beaches remain hidden. These little slices of peace and paradise welcome the intrepid adventurer and those in the know. So why not set out to discover our shell-white sands and blue lagoons, hidden smugglers’ coves and dunes as far as the eye can see. Find a campsite on the beach and cook up supper on the sands for a really wild and back-to-nature experience. Daniel Start leads us on a journey round some of Britain’s most beautiful hidden beaches, describing the best places to swim, walk and explore. […] more

  • 1 Feb 2016

    A WILD WEEKEND OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AT ELDERFLOWER FIELDS!

    A magical weekend of discovery and inspiration awaits your family at Elderflower Fields. Set in the stunning Sussex location of Pippingford Park over the May bank holiday, it’s a chance to fully relax while hundreds of children enjoying free-range festival-freedom and adventure. Eclectic music, camping with nature, and delicious local food & drink make Elderflower Fields a winning formula. Celebrating its 5th birthday this year, it’s easy to see why so many families return year after year and the event has grown to almost 4,000 people. […] more

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