The sun is shining; the temperature is rising...it must be the start of the new school year. The mixed summer weather of grey skies, middling temperatures and downpours has broken for this first full week back and the weather map shows a big yellow sun. School summer holidays often feel sandwiched between early summer sunshine and trepidation. Nervousness at whether the summer respite will bring relief and refreshment followed by anxiety at what awaits us as we step back into the classroom.
As another unpredictable school year comes to an end what can we learn? Endings allow us to look back. If we take the time to reflect and consider I’m sure we’ll all find examples of courage, resilience, creativity and endeavour. Every person, family, school and community will have a story to tell. This is what we see looking back at one school – Chelsea Community Hospital School. read more
Everyone has been affected by this pandemic, there's no question about that. Though it's often easier to think about what we've lost or missed out on, the most remarkable things to come out of this pandemic is the creative and innovative solutions people have come up with. The need to continue to connect and create together has given rise to some exciting projects. One such project is Camp in the Cloud. Find out how Over The Wall are making sure they continue to support children and young people over the summer. read more
A chronic illness is wearing. It isn’t going to go away soon. It isn’t something that can be cured after a course of treatment. Chronic illness is long term and affects a person’s physical and mental health. Conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Crohns or IBD, Diabetes, Asthma and Epilepsy are all chronic health conditions that impact the lives of many school, college and university students.