Five things I learned at school which were not on the curriculum.

As a teenager I was a bit sullen, difficult and angry to say the least. There was a lot happening in my life which contributed to this but I often wonder would I have been the same cranky child without all that going on. I think perhaps I would. I found authority particularly difficult to … More Five things I learned at school which were not on the curriculum.

Are we witnessing the murder of young minds through education?

Each week I oversee hundreds of children as they learn to swim. As the years have passed I have learned to see more than just a young swimmer. I see the quiet child, who struggles in the busy pool. The exuberant child, who bounds out with the biggest smile. The child who likes their own … More Are we witnessing the murder of young minds through education?