Ten years ago, I had a mini-meltdown. Actually, it was a bit more than that and, like many people, I tried to put it down to feeling inadequate, telling myself to snap out of it. But it was a cocktail of stress and depression. I had a number of days away from school and then… Read More Ten Years After
Predictions of our earth’s future are often full of doom-laden and eschatological (fantastic word by the way) hyperbole. ‘12 years to limit climate change catastrophe’, ‘Planet on the brink of destruction’ Climate sceptics cry ‘Project Fear’ and carry on gas-guzzling. Last week, there were great grounds for optimism after thevisit of author Arlene Gormley to… Read More 2030: Not a Fairytale.
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King. Back in September, I wrote about the breathtaking book, ‘Poverty Safari’ by Darren McGarvey, a must-read for anyone who works in areas of ‘disadvantage’, works with pupils who are ‘underprivileged ’, or with communities that are ‘broken’.… Read More An Hour for Others