Finding love during the pandemic this Christmas
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Finding love during the pandemic this Christmas

Christmas is nearly here! In some ways it feels like it’s come around really quickly, it kind of only seems like a few weeks since last Christmas! But in other ways, this year has dragged on for SUCH a long time! The current pandemic really has made 2020 seem like a never-ending saga. One of …

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

Top Tips for Helping Your Child with Maths
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Top Tips for Helping Your Child with Maths

Many people find maths quite an intimidating subject, especially if they are more comfortable with music, art or literature. However, maths is a crucial and unavoidable aspect of the school curriculum; students must study maths until the end of their GCSEs, at least, even if they don’t like it or find it challenging. Luckily, there are …