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    Let's dance till we're dizzy

    When I was a primary school teacher I felt frustrated by the assumption that I could teach absolutely anything. I was expected to be a 'jack of all trades', to be able to confidently teach French, gymnastics, drama DT, coding ... as well as being an accomplished writer, mathematician and scientist of course. And then there was dance. 

    Nature Reserves - the Natural Choice for School Trips

    I've recently being doing some work for nature reserves in the South West and have been really impressed by what they have to offer schools.

    Careers conundrum?

    I read a great article recently in a back copy of the TES magazine, in which a number of children were asked about their aspirations for the future. Their answers were very sweet - but it highlighted a real problem.

    Teacher Information Sessions at Shire Hall, Dorset

    Shire Hall, the historic courtroom and cells in the heart of Dorchester, will be running a series of drop-in information sessions for teachers.

    Why schools in Devon are looking ELF-y

    Schools are increasingly looking to engage with local charities for fundraising and curriculum enrichment opportunities and one charity that's doing great work with Devon schools is Exeter Leukaemia Fund - otherwise known as ELF!

    Making school trips accessible for all pupils

    Taking part in the Heritage Ability conference at Durlston Country Park last week has really helped me understand some of the difficulties faced by disabled and deaf people when visiting heritage sites - and of course this has an impact on school trip opportunities for disabled pupils.

    Shire Hall opens its doors for first school visits

    Shire Hall, the historic courtroom in the heart of Dorchester, has delivered its first learning session to a school group from Hampshire.

    The growing Rights Respecting Schools movement and how you can be a part of it

    When you hear a pupil say, “I know my rights!”, is this a good thing or a bad thing? I bet you already have a view on this, so let me share my experience as a teacher and hopefully inspire you to become part of the movement.

    Shire Hall: a brand new heritage attraction for Dorset

    Shire Hall Dorset, the fantastic new heritage attraction and centre for learning in the heart of Dorchester, is set to open its doors next month. 

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