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Trees don’t grow top down: nature club for nature deficit disorder

 After the excitement of the Titanic festival in Belfast and the Children’s Culture Festival in Reykjavik it’s been nice to get back to some routine with school and work, but some of us are still developing extra-curricular projects….  We’ve started a nature club.. “Dad, we’ve started a nature club at school,” Hannah informs me as we skiddle […]

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Who thinks doing hard things is good for you?

Family Sailing

Doing hard things is good for you, isn’t it? “Does anyone here think hard work is good for you?” We expect a neutral response. Instead, a hundred and fifty hands eagerly shoot up into the air. We had planned to try and persuade the juniors and infants about the benefits of hard work. But our […]

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