When I was in my early 20’s I lived in New York City. I loved the pumpkin pie around this time of year and thanksgiving. These Pumpkin Energy Balls remind me so much of Autumn and Winter in the USA. They taste like morsels of pumpkin pie, take less than 15 minutes to prep, and are so wholesome, even the staff at my local school (the latest recipients of my healthy treats) approved!
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Primary school children in the United Kingdom can spend up to one and a half hours – 20% of their school day, in the playground. It is an important part of a child’s day and what happens in the playground can affect the whole life of the school. Research from Sharpe and Smith shows us that 75% of bullying in schools happens in the school playground and one of the suggested causes is boredom or lack of stimulus. In research carried out by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), they discovered children are four times more likely to be bullied in the school playground than online. [Read more…]
How to get your community involved in fundraising.
St Barnabas CE Primary School in Worcester has been doing a fantastic fundraising job to build their stage and performance zone. Lucy Merrett, the teacher who is responsible for outdoor learning and developing Positive Playtimes has worked hard with Headteacher Sarah Hanson to get the community involved. She recently shared with me all that they’ve been doing.
This article was originally posted on Innovate my School and featured in Teachers Matter
An NUT survey in 2015 found that over half of teachers were thinking of leaving the profession in the next two years, citing ‘volume of workload’ (61%) and ‘seeking better work/life balance’ (57%) as the two top issues causing them to consider this. Research also shows that one in four teachers will quit the profession within the first five years of teaching. Yet, according to a Gallup survey in 2013, teaching was still voted number two out of the top 14 careers – beaten only by physicians.
Rules, Rewards and Relationships
Are you struggling with?
- Bullying and bad behaviour at playtimes?
- Losing valuable learning time sorting out playtime disputes when children come back into the classroom?
- Children who don’t know how to play?
- Lunchtime supervisors who aren’t engaging with the children?