Skirmishes Around the Edges

Last week in assembly I spoke to the pupils about how precious education is. I mentioned in the process the girls from Chipok in Nigeria who were kidnapped by Boko Haram more than a year ago and the story of Malala Yousafzai. There are many stories, even in recent years, of attempts to deny children an education. I can only assume it is because education represents power.

What’s the point(lessness) of homework?

Why do teachers set homework? It is often said that it is because parents like it. I’m a parent and I have to say it sometimes drives me mad. It invades family time at the weekend and can create emotional trauma, especially when it is left until too late in the day and is confronted in an over-tired haze.

Convenience Education

How often do you buy convenience food? Most of us probably buy it more often than we should. However, we wouldn't live off it and we all understand the need for a balanced diet and properly prepared meals.