SATs Boycott What I Know

Tuesday’s SATs boycott is looming and I’ve been tormented into how I feel about using our children and local schools to make a point to the government. But this is what I do know. 1. Nearly all the protesters I’ve spoken to and the official Let Kids Be Kids group are completely supportive of their local class…

SATS Boycott – To Rebel Or Not To Rebel

SATS Boycott, to rebel or not to rebel, that is the question on every parents lips right now. Some are vehemently convinced that pulling their kids out of school is the only way to make our government listen. Others don’t disagree with the protest but don’t agree pulling the kids out of school will be…

Throw Back To A 1980s World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a phrase which strikes fear and dread into the hearts of some parents. The costume ‘one-upmanship’ and desperate bids to get the children to dress up as something other than a Disney character can be bloody exhausting. And the grandparents don’t get it because, luckily (and smugly), World Book Day…

Mean Girls: The Cycle Of Female Bullying

I am in the classroom, twelve years old, cheeks burning. ‘Haven’t you started yours yet? I’ve had mine for ages.’ She laughs scornfully at my unwomanly state. My tormenter is resentful of the fact that I’ve made friends with ‘her’ best friend. Any opportunity to make me feel insignificant or immature she seizes on, with…