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What is Bastille Day?
By Nigel Pearce
06 Jul

Why is 14th July celebrated by the French, and has been ever since 1880, as the national holiday - la FĂȘte nationale - a 'day off' for everyone? Nigel Pearce, author of our French Common Entrance textbooks, tells us more about this national day.

View from the (Remote) Classroom
By Vicky Duggan
18 Jun

It used to be unthinkable, a teacher working from home. And yet, for the past 3 months, that’s exactly what most of us have had to adapt to. It’s taken creativity, patience and persistence, but we’ve done it. Our whole profession has adapted to a new digital way of preparing and delivering high quality teaching. Every school has faced its own challenges and had its own parameters to work within. Vicky Duggan, Director of Studies and Head of English at The Granville School, shares a small glimpse of how it has looked at her school.

The best educational shows for home schooling children
By Vicky at Galore Park
24 May
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, parents up and down the country and across the world are currently home schooling their children for the first time. This can be a daunting task, with pressure to keep the same structure that the children are used to at school. 
How can we keep our spirits high in these bizarre times?
By Chris Pearse
17 May

During this unprecedented time, it is important to keep our spirits high. This article attempts to draw out some positivity for coping with Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown. The blog focuses on how we can help the younger generations to navigate their way through the coming weeks, allowing them to emerge with better resilience and some happy memories of their time in isolation to pass on to future generations.

How to stop kids from getting bored at home
By Vicky at Galore Park
10 May
With businesses and schools currently, and quite suddenly, shut due to the Covid-19 outbreak, parents up and down the country are facing the challenge of home schooling their children - potentially for the first time.