There are so many legitimate responses to the terrible fire at Grenfell. We have seen care and compassion, but there will also be a need for inquiry and justice. The local community responded practically with food and clothes, so rapidly that some reception centres had […]
The great thing about social media is that it’s… social. It not only connects people who are already friends, it allows you to have conversations with people who you don’t yet know, but who share common ground; or to discover common interests that help you […]
I’m a registered voter, always vote and take pride in having my say at the polling booth! More recently I’ve taken joy in taking my son to tell him the importance and explain why we do it. However, I’m sick of politicians. I’m sick of […]
Wouldn’t it be good if the lasting image of the Manchester bombing was that homes, hotels and taxi drivers opened their doors to those who were in distress and trying to escape the horror? What a superb counter-response to this act of terror – if […]
Whether it’s your wedding, birthday party, family meal or conference, it is always key to remember that it isn’t just your day – well, unless you are planning on just having hologram friends there!
This piece was written for the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training journal and was first published on their blog. This notion that the leader needs to be ‘in charge’ and ‘know all the answers’ is both dated and destructive… Fear leads to risk aversion. Risk […]
Last Wednesday, at our Community Hub’s weekly café session, something very simple, but profound and touching, happened. Riyad, who is 20 months old, was watching George, in his 80s and in a wheelchair. Riyad’s mum, Lamyae, said to him (in Arabic) ‘Go and shake hands […]
Despite all the effort I gave as a student, at GCSE, A-level or degree, I was never an ‘A’ grade student like some of my friends. My effort was not going to be enough: I was restricted with the brain power I had. However, SATs are about the progress of students in a school. They help give the school a place on the league tables, not the students.
Faceache, Twitbook, Instamatic…What?! I don’t even know what people are talking about – even less why I should use them. They’re all for teenagers right? Why can’t people just pick up the phone? Sound familiar? It certainly elicited a lively discussion and question time with […]
Mental health has been in the news again, and it’s fantastic that Princes William and Harry are using their influence to help make the issue something that it’s okay to talk about. On the more negative side, Christian news website Premier recently reported on an […]