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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 …

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How This Home Educating Family Spent Their Summer

In Art, Biology, Days Out, Design Technology, English, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Geography, History, Holidays, Home Education, Maths, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits, Music, Nature Studies, Outdoor Learning, Physical Education, Science, Subjects by Prudence1 Comment

When the schools break up for the long summer holidays what do home educators do? I’m not sure about everyone else but I can share with you a little of what we got up to this summer. Some of the families I know carry on with their normal routine, others ditch all the work and some, like us, just go …

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Why It’s Important to Take Your Children to the Art Gallery

In Days Out, Editorials, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits by Prudence5 Comments

The artist Jake Chapman famously caused controversy in 2014 with his assertion that taking children to see art was ‘a complete waste of time’. This arbitrary statement I believe was actually a rather dangerous one to make. Telling parents that galleries aren’t places for their offspring suggests that these institutions are solely for those trained in art, artists or ‘posh’ …

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Home Education in Manchester at Christmas Time!

In Days Out, Editorials, Events, Field Trips, Gallery Visits, Holidays, Mum's Editorial, Museum Visits, Seasonal Celebrations by Prudence1 Comment

Manchester is a fabulous place to visit in December. There are all kinds of great things going on and the place is adorned with twinkling lights, it really is spectacular. So what can the home education community in and around the area have a go at in the run up to Christmas? There are wonderful activities organised by some very …

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I’m Back & Just in Time for Christmas!

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Waiting for Miscarriage – Unexpected Sadness The journey leading up to my miscarriage wasn’t a smooth one which is why the blog posts and link-up’s were few and far between. Looking back I knew that there was something wrong and spent my evenings asleep on the sofa rather than writing. I’m feeling less lethargic with every passing day and as …

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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 …

Day 83 – A Pizza Class & Boats In The Gallery.

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I slept very badly last night but I did not let my tiredness get in the way of having fun with the boys today.  We had a bleary eyed breakfast, washed, dressed and left the house in the space of fifteen minutes. It was a fine team effort. We caught the tram to our destination which always makes Tristan very …