Arts Award Voice article

I have written an article which has been published on Arts Award Voice – the online magazine for young people doing their Arts Award. It is focusing on how to make the Arts Award work for you… Doing your Arts Award gives you a whole range of experiences and teaches you new skills. You need to make […]

The Etymologicon

During Amazon’s Kindle Christmas sale I went a bit mad and bought lots of books which sounded good and were reduced quite considerably. There has been a mistake or two, but there has also been a few hidden delights Mark Forsyth’s book The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language […]

Britten 100 Friday Afternoons in Thurrock

I mentioned here that I was involved in the Britten 100 project which was being run by the Thurrock Music Services and how it is part of a much wider project, which huge numbers of young people performing across the country. Thurrock Music Services decided to approach this differently, rather than expecting the children to perform […]

Care vs Control: healthy relationships

I am the leader of the 4th Grays Rangers– who are the Senior Section (14-25) of the Girlguiding movement. This is a voluntary position which I have taken because I was a Guide when I was young and got so much out of it, but also because I want to help support young women in […]

Presenting information in the digital age

As part of my work for Trinity College London, on their Arts Award Supporter campaign I have been investigating different ways of presenting all of the information we hold in a way which is accessible for people. We all have preferred ways of receiving information – thinking of Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory, I personally […]

RADA presentation

I was really happy to be asked to give a presenation at RADA today about the future of education and I was given the title ‘Fresh thinking in Education’. This was to a group of young people just coming to the end of the Stagecoach 3Dimensions course run in association with RADA. This was the […]