The Royal Changeover

  The coronation on June 2nd 1953 symbolised the transference of regal power from King George VI to Princess Elizabeth II. As the first coronation to be televised, it was watched by 27 million people in the UK and millions more around the world. As changeovers go, this isn’t exemplary – the Queen had acceded…

Setting Learning Objectives

It’s thanks to the Education Act of 1880 that each new academic year starts in September. By this time of year the harvest had been collected so the children could be spared from their work on the land for a few hours a day to attend school. This has endured – even in 2020! – …

True North

In the days before GPS, sailors would use the North Star to find their way across the seas. It is still used by hikers and outdoorsy types to help them find their way when lost – those with no access to an app or star atlas can find it by using constellations as a guide.…