Visit The Land of Me… seriously

A world of creativity & learning for ages 2 and up (that includes you)… I recently discovered The Land of Me by the fantastic company Made in Me. It is quite simply one of the most charming pieces of educational software I have ever come across. The software is based around the idea of promoting children’s imagination and creativity. Hence the focus on ‘me’ and it being an epic journey through your imagination. The Land

Why ‘Growing Greener Futures’ is important

I recently took up a new role in my school as creative learning coordinator, which includes coordinating our School of Creativity programme with Creative Partnerships. Over the past three years we have been engaged in work based on outdoor learning, living with the land and digital technologies. This has included redeveloping areas of our school grounds into new learning spaces and using a new blogging platform to begin to support writing, evaluation and reflection. Our

The issue of writing… or issues with writing?

Let’s face it… writing has always trailed behind reading in the educational debate unless needed as a case of despair as ‘standards’ drop. Last year we had the National Year of Reading and this year many schools seem to be identifying writing as an urgent issue to address. But what really is this ‘issue’ that so many teachers are being pressured to address? The issue ‘of’ writing from many teacher’s point of view is that writing assessment