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Heaton Park Community Garden – The Big Dig

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We met up with several other home educating families and four volunteers from the local Incredible Edible group at the extensive site today. We marked out two beds using string and spent the afternoon digging, weeding and turning over the soil. The children are all really enthusiastic about preparing the land even though it is hard work. Today they were …

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Home Education Group Session & Visiting Our Community Garden

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Our home education group meets up every Tuesday during term time and aims to offer families an opportunity to socialise and participate in a couple of activities usually based around art and science.The group has certainly expanded since it began last year including families from a diverse range of backgrounds. I try to promote a relaxed, inclusive and caring environment …

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Homeschool Adventures – WW2 & Evacuees

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We are learning about world history in chronological order however this week we took a detour and learnt about The Second World War.  The boys read books about the war (a reading list is at the end of this post) and looked at old photographs of evacuees. They listened to old radio broadcasts from the early 1940’s including Neville Chamberlains September …

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Prestwich Home Education Group – After Pizza there was Play.

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It has certainly been one of those jam packed home education days for us today. We started the day at   our local Pizza Express restaurant where the boys were booked on to a pizza making workshop. Another home educating mum who is (it must be said) very good at organising events had sorted this little culinary session out a …

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Homeschool Adventures – Manchester Art Gallery & Central Library

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We visited Manchester Art Gallery yesterday along with a few other home educating families.  Theo really enjoyed the day as he was able to group up with a couple of older children as they wandered around the gallery. They spent a pretty big portion of the day discussing Minecraft as well!  The Clore Gallery within Manchester Art Gallery is an …

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A Fun Day at Bury Transport Museum.

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We had a wonderful day today at Bury Museum of Transport. A friend had organised the trip for local home educated children and we are really grateful to her for the time and effort she put into the event.  We met up with the other parents and children this morning at the museum. The boys were delighted to see many …

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Prestwich Home Education Group – World Book Day & Marble Mayhem

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There are some mornings when it seems as though everything is going to go wrong. This morning it was raining as the boys and I walked with our heavy bags to the park, the park staff were strangely elusive and when we finally gained access to our classroom we found that the heating wasn’t working. I was concerned that everyone …

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Prestwich Home Education Group – Tricks & Pranks with Adam Perrott

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I arranged for an author to come and visit us today just ahead of World Book Day next week. I wanted to find someone who could inspire a bit of excitement in the kids and show that reading is about so much more than just words. That it is about ideas, about creating new worlds, sad places, electrifying adventures and …

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28/1/14 – Prestwich Home Education Group – Celebrating Chinese New Year.

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Tuesday is one of our favourite days of the week because it is the day on which we host the Prestwich Home Education Group in our beloved Heaton Park. We are lucky to live in an area close to one of the largest municipal parks in Europe and it is an absolutely beautiful place for our children to meet up …