Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Forest Schooling - 26th September 2013

A forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children (or adults) visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as "an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment".
To learn more about this unique approach to learning we talk to Sara Knight all about Forest Schooling and Author Helen Bilton will also give us her thoughts on the subject. To round up the conversation we will be talking to our guest, dad, trainer and Forest School practitioner Paul Moseley.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Giftedness in Children - 19th September 2013

Tonight’s show is all about giftedness in children. How can we spot a particular gift or talent in our kids? And importantly, how can we nurture it? What problems can arise if a child has abilities beyond their years? How do schools provide for high ability children?

First we talk to Professor Valsa Koshy, eminent researcher in this field and founder of the Brunel’s Able Children’s Education Centre in London. After that, we talk to Peter Hamilton, Headteacher of Haberdasher Aske’s School for Boys - widely considered to be one of the top independent boys schools in the country, Alistair Clarke the gifted and talented coordinator at our top local state school, St George’s in Harpenden, and last but by no means least, James Ball, Cambridge Blue rower

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Getting Organised - 12th September 2013

Ever dreamed of having your own family PA? We are getting organised this week on the Parents' Show - talking about the best calendars, diaries and IT systems that can help get your family organised and the best ways of managing your time as chief cook, taxi driver, teacher, activities organiser etc etc etc! plus the best ways of planning holidays and school breaks with kids
Our guest Sarah Sadler from Organised-Mum.co.uk tells us more about her lovely products. Local mum of three, Rowena, shares her ideas for using her mobile phone as a great organisational tool. We also talk to Alison Fox of Mum's Guide To Harpenden for her super parenting organisational tips.