Leavers’ paradox

Leavers’ paradox

Everyone leaves school. Why do some look forward to it, but hate it when it happens? Why do others dread it, and then love it when the time finally comes? Why does leaving school (or college, university, job, the family home for the first time)—feel both so good and...
College leaver’s decisions

College leaver’s decisions

College leavers used to face a binary choice – go to university or get a job! But, for some years, every college leaver has had a much wider range of options available to them. Yet, some binary decisions need to be made as you approach the end of your time at...
Getting ready for your first ski trip

Getting ready for your first ski trip

Starting to Ski Professional skiers probably started down the slopes before they could walk properly. For the rest of us, the first ski trip maybe when we are at secondary school. Every year (except during Covid) thousands, possibly 10s of thousands, of UK secondary...
Are school trips good for the kids?

Are school trips good for the kids?

Doubting the value of school trips? Some parents, and even a few teachers, question whether taking kids away from the classroom environment is beneficial for the kids’ education. Whether considering a day trip or a residential school trip, the time away from the...
Sports team hoodies

Sports team hoodies

The sports team hoodie, a great and popular garment, has largely replaced the more formal, and maybe a little boring, attire historically worn for arriving at matches. (Did you see the recent news that some M&S shops will no longer sell suits from 2022?) Team...