Growing up in a working-class family, the outlay on school shoes was always a concern. The annual purchase of a pair of plain brown Start-Rite shoes was a worry (I wouldn’t have cared as I never appreciated my mother’s efforts thinking they were the worse shoes possible!). No one wanted to send their children to … Continue reading Please Sir, Can I Have Some Shoes?
June O’Sullivan meets CJ Bowry, CEO of Surrey based charity, Sal’s Shoes which has distributed an impressive two million pairs of shoes in the UK and across the world in a bid to tackle the rise in shoe poverty.
How do you know a Zoom debate is lively? Well, read the chat. At this year’s 14th annual Margaret Horn debate the question explored asked if times of upheaval bring radical change and revolution, is this the moment to change the direction of Early Years? As ever, it produced a good humoured, spirited conversation with … Continue reading From Lalaland to Toryland: Can We Re-Shape the Early Years?
When I was a child, I was often asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Two jobs that seemed endlessly glamorous were to be an air hostess for Aer Lingus (which seemed way above my world, literally!) or to be a librarian. I spent a huge amount of time at Cork City … Continue reading From Books to Bookworm – join the conversation that celebrates reading
Join June O’Sullivan in discussion with the Book Trust’s CEO, Diana Gerald who helps transform lives by getting children and families reading. With a deep understanding of the role that education plays in creating opportunity, which is at the heart of BookTrust's work, Diana talks about how she got the best job in the world and how challenging it can be to get children to read, despite the golden age and the rich diversity of books available.