Monthly Archives: December 2010

Shopping for travel clothes

Never before have I had so much fun or success shopping in the post-Christmas sales. Based on yesterday’s pretty unsuccessful trawl around the best of Birmingham’s outdoor shops I didn’t hold out much hope  for today’s visit to Boundary Mills. … Continue reading

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Raise a cyber glass to 12 months off work and school

Back in November it seemed as if this day would never come, yet here I am already packing away my teaching resources and sorting through a rather smelly PE bag. A combination of snow and sickness reduced my normally enthusiastic … Continue reading

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The price of a good night’s sleep

Whoa – I’ve just booked our first 5 days accommodation! That’s the good news – the bad news is that at £50 a night (the price of a private room in a hostel in San Francisco) we’ll be back here … Continue reading

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An alternative Year 4 curriculum

Our latest ideas for travel schooling: Geography – map reading, orienteering,topography, geology, ecosystems (marine biology, Yosemite, reefs, rainforests, Antarctica), Gondwanaland and future of modern day ‘arks’ like Codfish Island in NZ History – European world discovery, colonisation (James Cook), local … Continue reading

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Schooling and Travel

Today we met with our son’s headmaster to discuss his schooling whilst travelling. At the early stages of planning the trip I admit that it was the one area that kept me awake at night.  After all, the main reason … Continue reading

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No consent form needed – One Big Field Trip Launches

As Christmas traditions go the opening of the first window of the advent calendar is hard to beat. This year the daily countdown will be even more poignant as we creep ever nearer to the day we leave the UK … Continue reading

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