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Modern languages in a primary school setting, oui ou non?
Motherhood

Modern languages in a primary school setting, oui ou non?

For many children, learning a modern language is not a lesson they are challenged with until they reach secondary school. But at Barrow Hills School, an independent co-educational prep school for children aged 2 to 13, being exposed to the words and sounds associated with a new language begins as early as the nursery years. …

Should I Encourage My Child to Learn an Instrument?
Motherhood

Should I Encourage My Child to Learn an Instrument?

Extra-curricular activities, like learning an instrument, are a great way for your child to develop fundamental skills that can benefit them not only in school but also on a personal level. For instance, they have to learn how to balance their schoolwork with their social life and another commitment, teaching them organisational skills. I have …

5 ways to maximise your chances of getting a mortgage
Money

5 ways to maximise your chances of getting a mortgage

We are currently working towards applying for a new mortgage, we’re aiming to do this in Spring 2021 but we’ve been working towards it for years! You may be surprised by the amount of time and effort we’ve already been putting into this, but in my opinion, you can never start preparing too soon. A …