World Values Day in a time of Pandemic

October 19, 2021 0

World Values Day in a time of Pandemic 21 October 2021 – a Day to Reconnect All around the world, from dawn to dusk this 21st October, there will be a global valuethon of people coming together to share, explore, experiment with the extraordinary power of values. For the organisers it will be a marathon, […]

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Control + Alt + Delete: Rebooting School Leadership

October 2, 2021 0

Control + Alt + Delete: Rebooting School Leadership If you were a student or professional in the first decade of the new millennium, you would quite likely have used a Windows PC to perform computer related activities. From my personal experience, there were numerous times as I worked on a particular piece of work on […]

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World Peace Day

September 18, 2021

World Peace Day I first came across World Peace Day when Sally Burns mentioned it during one of our weekly meetings. As a university student studying political science, I was a bit confused by this concept at first– countless wars are occurring on this planet at any one time, it seemed absurd that people should […]

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Living in Fear

August 21, 2021 0

Living in Fear Have you ever whinged about the speed of your internet? Have you ever complained that the supermarket had run out of your favourite brand of coffee? Have you ever bemoaned the fact that you couldn’t go on holiday because of the pandemic? Have you ever, like “Weird Al” Yankovic (2014), “bought too […]

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‘Lose Your Shoes……’

July 31, 2021 0

‘Lose Your Shoes……’ Being a summer-born baby, I am biased about the season of warmth, long days and growth.  Summer is, to me, nature’s way of ‘showing its beauty’ – a ‘showcase’ of sorts.  The abundance of crops, vegetables, flowers, weeds – everything is lush and bountiful, bathed in light with long days and – […]

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World Population Day

July 10, 2021 0

World Population Day 11 July 2021 is World Population Day, an important date globally but perhaps one that is not as well-known as it should be, given the gravity of the situation in terms of world population growth and its implication for all our lives on earth. In 1989, Five Billion Day acknowledged the rapid […]

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Together #withrefugees

June 18, 2021 0

Together #withrefugees “Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.” UN This fact is easy to read but what does it mean? I have often tried to imagine myself in that position but I find it hard. I am fortunate in that I have never lived in a country at […]

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Journalling for happiness and sorrow – for life

May 28, 2021 0

Journalling for happiness and sorrow – for life Until the age of 32 I had never heard the verb ‘to grieve’ – it had passed me by. But one day, years ago, I had taken my baby to see a doctor about her pneumonia. As I got up to go, the consultaiton complete, the doctor […]

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The Role of Values & Visions in delivering the “Hidden Curriculum”

May 8, 2021 0

The Role of Values & Visions in delivering the “Hidden Curriculum” Conversations with educators yield rich data on the importance of a values-based education that is deliberately infused in the curriculum. These conversations arise out of the clear evidence of young people struggling to cope with the challenges of the world and seeking a barometer […]

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Remember your mother!

April 17, 2021 0

Remember your mother! Rabbinic Tale A man was walking along a road when he saw a rabbi planting a tree.. The man asked the rabbi, “How many years will it take for the tree to bear fruit?” The rabbi answered that it would take seventy years. The man asked, “Are you so fit and strong […]

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Spring, a time of hope

March 27, 2021 0

Spring, a time of hope I’m writing from the north of England, very much in the northern hemisphere, and, where I live signs of spring are beginning to emerge after a long, hard winter. For me this is a time of great hope. Therefore, although I love both poets, I’m more of a Robert Browning […]

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Hope springs eternal…. A reflection

March 13, 2021 1

Hope springs eternal…. A reflection We are living through uncertain times.  Living history.  One day, when we are long gone, our successors will read about these days and wonder what it must have been like, in the same way we read about the First World War or the transatlantic slave trade.  The phrase ‘hope springs […]

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