Category Archives: School Trip Friday

The adventures of my son and I on our home education experience

History Blog Tour – Day 3: Teaching history to children

This week, to celebrate the publication of my first local history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, I am very excited to be doing tour around various blogs talking about various aspects of my book: not just the subject matter, but also about … Continue reading

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Bosworth Field: 22 August 1485

If you watched the recent BBC drama, The White Queen, and its bloody climax – the Battle of Bosworth Field – you would be forgiven for thinking that the battle took place during late autumn or even during early winter. … Continue reading

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An apology…

After a gap in my blogging, I don’t normally say why I haven’t been around; I’d just start re-blogging again. However, I have received several concerned emails from cyber-friends to ask ‘am I ok’. Yes, I’m perfectly fine but over … Continue reading

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Walk in our shoes…

Today in my post, I would like your understanding and for you to spend a couple of minutes humouring me … Read the original document below – it is from Great Dunmow’s churchwardens’ accounts of 1530 so is the financial … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday(ish) – St Michael’s Mount and Perkin Warbeck

Many people use the word ‘journey’ to describe something very personal to them which has been life changing (and possibly life-enhancing). Maybe a ‘spiritual journey’ or an ‘emotional journey’ on their way to the top as a world-class Olympic champion? … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – What did the Romans ever do for us?

According to Monty Python’s view of the Romans, they didn’t do an awful lot for anyone – except, of course: – Aquaducts – Sanitation – Roads – Irrigation – Medicine – Education – Wine – Public Baths – Safe to walk … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – Messages from England’s Roman Past

Last week’s School Trip Friday post told the story of our visit to Hadrian’s Wall – a trip to help my son, who has special educational needs, learn about the Romans.  This week’s School Trip Friday post continues that story … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – Hadrian’s Wall

In a previous School Trip Friday post, I have told the story of how it came about that I am currently home educating my 8 year old son and on a Friday we spend the day searching out our country’s … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – Of cabbages and kings

As the days grow shorter and the nights become longer, our School Trip Fridays sometimes have to be done in the comfort of our home in front of a roaring log fire.  Even though we can’t get out and head … Continue reading

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School Trip Friday – Imperial War Museum Duxford

Today’s school trip Friday was to the remarkable Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Cambridgeshire – home to hundreds of aircraft from both the First and Second World Wars, along with other military vehicles such as tanks, ambulances, and anti-aircraft guns. Below … Continue reading

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