Wild swimming and children

Fifty years ago, my village used to have a swimming platform by the River Cam so that local people could enjoy a quick swim surrounded by countryside. Young people used to go up there during the school summer holidays with their friends to sit on the grass and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. They… Continue reading Wild swimming and children


On Grenfell Tower, residents’ associations, and democracy

During the 1990s I spent some years as a board member of the Landmark Housing Association, which was a Registered Social Landlord in London responsible for a property portfolio that included both rental and shared ownership properties. Landmark was part of the larger Family Housing Association, and until the abolition of the Greater London Council… Continue reading On Grenfell Tower, residents’ associations, and democracy

Diagram for how risky is it to be a child?

Further to my recent IOE Blog piece How risky is it to be a child? here is a diagram interpreting the comparative probability and severity of different types of accident children might encounter. The raw statistical data that this diagram is based upon are available from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). There doesn't seem to be… Continue reading Diagram for how risky is it to be a child?

The school fact-checking project #FaktabaariEDU

#FaktabaariEDU – project brief The basic idea of the project is to adapt the proved fact-checking approach and methods used by Faktabaari into the education field and to provide the pupils the necessary knowledge, skills and competences as well as self-confidence, so that they could actively and critically take part in the debates and discussions […]… Continue reading The school fact-checking project #FaktabaariEDU