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The Keswick to Barrow Walk

I’ve gone and done something extremely silly. I know, I know; it’s not like Ken, you’re thinking. But I have. Last year Thing I and Wifey foolishly decided to attempt the well-known Cumbrian event called ‘The Keswick to Barrow Walk’. This is – put … Continue reading

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Why Schools need a radical re-think and why the British Government fails to understand

In the news yesterday and today is the UK government’s announcement to bring back more Grammar schools – in essence schools which can select students based on academic ability. Embed from Getty Images On Wednesday I gave my TEDx talk … Continue reading

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Homeschooling the Things: Final steps for this term

So a quick update here on how the homeschool adventure is going on. Socialising is going well. We’re getting on well together, both kids have friends coming round to study or hang out. Both are going to the local Army … Continue reading

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Homeschooling a girl: Then there were two…

Remember I said that Thing II was reconsidering his choice to go to school come this September? Guess what? Yep, I need to change the title of this particular series. The git has decided he will do homeschooling instead. It … Continue reading

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Save The Memories

“Every time I walk past the school or through the school, it just doesn’t seem real. It doesn’t seem real that come September I won’t see any boys on the rugby pitch. I won’t see any girls on the rounders … Continue reading

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