5 lessons I learnt at school

craftcartwright Parenting, Teaching 1 Comment

As the year 11’s prepare to leave and start revising for their exams. I began thinking back to my time at school. In mind mind it’s feels like I only just left and although some things have changed. A lot remains the same. In particular some important life lessons were formed in my time at high school and sixth form. …

Why I wear a uniform (when I don’t have to)

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The first question people ask me when they find out I teach is, what subject? When I tell them Food technology they say ‘ah cooking’. I can see in their eyes images of ruddy faced Home economics teachers from their youth instructing them how to make a Chelsea bun and they imagine that nothing has changed.

How to make your own exploding volcano

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This was from our ‘fortunately the milk’ project and I must say if you don’t mind the smell of vinegar for a bit it’s well worth doing as kids love it. You will need: a small pot, a tray,  some playdough,  100ml of white vinegar coloured red with food colouring  two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda. Mould your playdough around …