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We’re Off To The Bluedot Festival 2017

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The countdown to the Bluedot Festival 2017 has begun. In a matter of hours, we will camp out under the iconic Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. My children are vibrating like extremely excited molecules. It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for the launch of our favourite family summer festival. The Bluedot festival is an out of this world …

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Home Education In Focus At Manchester Museum

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Today we took part in a focus group at Manchester Museum along with 6 other home educating families. I wanted to share this with you because it was a positive experience. It can be easy to feel annexed by large institutions who seemingly favour school groups within their education provision. Just getting hold of a person willing to discuss a …

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5 Reasons to Hate Home Education – Just A Little Bit

In Days Out, Editorials, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Holidays, Home Education, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits by Prudence1 Comment

Home education is a legal option in the UK  and you’ll find home education communities in towns and cities from coast to coast. Families are free to adopt educational philosophies which best suit their children, which play to their ambitions and aspirations.  What ever the reason people turn to home education initially for many it becomes a wonderful way of …

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Manchester Art Gallery – An Ideal Place To Visit With Children

In Art, Days Out, Editorials, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, History, Mum's Editorial, Subjects by Prudence2 Comments

We visit regularly often before or after other activities that we might be attending that day. Manchester Art Gallery is wonderful because you can spend as much or little time there as you wish. A day can easily slip away as you visit each exhibition space to ponder the beautiful artwork and take time to reflect over a coffee in …

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A Home Educating September

In Art, Biology, Days Out, English, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, History, Home Education, LEA Visits, Maths, Museum Visits, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by PrudenceLeave a Comment

October has arrived bringing with it a chill and a whoosh amber autumn leaves. We have a lot of activities pencilled in for this month including an archeological workshop, an archeological dig and a spot of bookmaking in one of England’s oldest libraries. It should be enormously fun and educational as long as we avoid the seasonal illnesses which creep up …