Real Life Reads: Meet the Inventor, entrepreneur and STEM advocate Ruth Amos

Ruth Amos is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and inventor of StairSteady. She won the 2006 Young Engineer of the Year award in Britain with her idea to aid mobility. Ruth is also Co-Founder of Kids Invent Stuff and Managing Director of DROLS an educational toy start up. She is also a trustee of Greenbelt Festival and a … More Real Life Reads: Meet the Inventor, entrepreneur and STEM advocate Ruth Amos

Singing Frozen Let it Go: Why it could be dangerous for your kid

“Let it gooo, Let it gooo, the cold never bothered me anyway…” *cue dancing and drums* It is our favourite (or at least most sung) song in this house. Even my two-year-old knows the words and the tune. Watch Frozen Live on stage here:   But Should little kids sing Let It Go ? To … More Singing Frozen Let it Go: Why it could be dangerous for your kid

ITV Good Morning Britain: Behind the scenes and on screen 

Kids up North are less likely to get as good GCSE results as their Southern counterparts according to research from the Children’s Commissioner.  Do you think there’s a North / South divide in terms of education?  I was chuffed to be invited on to ITV’s Good Morning Britain to talk about just that. An absolutely … More ITV Good Morning Britain: Behind the scenes and on screen 

Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Growing up curvy, mixed-race with a “big head” and “pancake face” as well as, having “fag dads” meant that I was an easy target for the school bullies. (NB “words bullies used”). I’d be taunted in the school corridors, I’d be pulled by my hair (although that back fired on them when they tried to … More Anti-Bullying Week: Bullying is not “part of school-life”

Sex Education: Let’s talk about Sex & Relationships 

We owe it to our youth to not just teach them about the birds and the bees but to discuss healthy sexual relationships. In a world with easier access to pornography on the internet, young people need guidance and a safe forum to explore their feelings.  And this is why comprehensive sex and relationship education in … More Sex Education: Let’s talk about Sex & Relationships 

Dyslexia: Could you or your child be dyslexic? (+ Signs of dyslexia) #Sp #Ad

Now the uniforms and shiny shoes have made a reappearance, marking the start of the new academic year, it’s time for parents to focus on their child’s learning needs says a qualified dyslexia assessor. Charlotte Bell, 31, said: “It’s important that people are assessed sooner rather than later for dyslexia, if they are showing some … More Dyslexia: Could you or your child be dyslexic? (+ Signs of dyslexia) #Sp #Ad