Your Journey: Your Way
Life is a journey. We surely agree, though our respective journeys follow varied pathways. Whether long or short, smooth or bumpy, your journey should always represent and characterise YOU. Our journeys help us to find and understand ourselves. I have just completed my memoirs, and I hope they represent my personal journey – travelled my…Read more
World Children’s Day!
This week saw the celebration of ‘World children’s day’. It’s a day for children and young people to speak out about the issues that matter to them, to help create a better future. Written from three decades of first-hand knowledge and experience as a Teacher, Deputy Head and SEND Support Service Manager, my latest range…Read more
From life to death
A poem I wrote in 2018 (below – Where No Birds Sing) was inspired by the film ‘Journey’s end’, featuring the last moments of soldiers in WW1 trenches. Notice the lines of verse (6..5..4..3..2…..1): counting down to their last breaths. The film greatly affected me emotionally, but my poem also emulated the social class differences,…Read more
Remembrance – why?
Poppies Lonely poppies grow in empty fields Reminding us, lest we forget, That war is never far removed from peace, Lies too often lurk beneath the truth, Love, once lost, is soon transformed to hate, And surface beauty often masks the ugly. Across those fields where blood did soak the earth, And death brought…Read more
Anti-Bullying Week 2023 takes place this week (Monday 13th – Friday 17th November). The theme is Make A Noise About #bullying Children with special needs can also be a target for bullying, which can have a negative impact on their mental health and affect their #education and #learning. Being the parent or guardian of a…Read more