To be honest, cultural capital is not the usual conversation piece. But it is both a conscious and unconscious part of our everyday lives. Now that Ofsted has introduced the concept into the new Education Inspection Framework it will become more conscious for many people. In 2011, I started to investigate how I could put … Continue reading What is Cultural Capital?
I arrived on Friday evening (15 March) in a wet Bath for the Firm Foundations Conference. A wet bath was also just perfect metaphor for my life at the moment! I am currently living without a bathroom while my husband replaces our current bathroom, rebuilding the walls, plasters and doing inexplicable things with noggins, sistering … Continue reading Going to Bath for a Bath
I have taken Brexit like the rest of the UK, a bit like a grief response, shock, anger, fear, sadness and gradual acceptance but a small piece of satirical news has bounced me right back into the anger phase. Even if it is fake news, this is too much. Mrs May must up her game … Continue reading Save the Curly from Losing Its Wurly
Everything starts somewhere, and as the notices for International Women’s Day (IWD) started to proliferate, I wondered about its origins and its purpose. IWD can be traced back to 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. In 1910, a woman called Clara Zetkin – … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day
I grew up in a world where reading was a normal pastime. I didn’t have access to many books at home but I was an avid library fan. I went every Saturday to borrow two books (we were only allowed two, I hid as many as I could for the following week behind the encyclopedia). … Continue reading Enjoy Books on World Book Day, Don’t Worry too Much about Dressing Up!