Which school would you send your child too…?

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In a week when hopeful parents were either over the moon or crushed by their local authorities decision on the school choice for the children, I thought it a good chance to write about about the UK’s education system!

Thankfully our school choice was a success, getting the first choice of a smaller and as I see it ‘Steiner‘ without the £1500 a term price tag definitely not in the budget by any means.

My personal belief is that our education system has become a competition between schools to see who can get the most ‘A*’ and not actually about educating the children, a ‘parrot learning system’ where you are told what to say in the exams. I have often though we need a better approach a more practical and visual one, I certainly would have benefited from this being dyslexic. I was just moved to lower groups told I would never do well, obviously I not going to get them their high grade requirements. Lucky for me my parents funded private tuition and I passed my G.C.S.E’s and A’levels and even got into university (up yours to those teachers who thought otherwise). Admittedly I did not finish the university course, but this was mainly due to finances and the fact I was actually quite bored with the course. I think again this relates to our non practical approach to education hindering children to show their true potential and identify their speciality. Thankfully about fifteen years down the line and am again back at univerity studying Occupational therapy and loving it, if only I could have been helped with this decision all thoses years ago….!

So studying Occupational therapy I am always looking at ways to assist people and systems that could improve quality of peoples learning or functioning. Which brings me on the the main point, Finland!

I have read about the Scandinavian ways of doing things and the higher level of equality over there and I admire it greatly. When I was sent the video I am about to post it came as no surprise to me. It shows how the Finish approach to education differs so considerably to our regimented system, in fact it’s not to too far from the ‘Steiner‘ approach. With all teachers having a masters in their subject and the relaxed and practical approach it’s no surprise they have the best education results on this planet.

So a question to our want to be leaders “Why not adopt this approach, and stop this insufficient parrot learning you currently adopt?”

If I have the choice I know which school I would send my child to……

Enjoy (the link is to part one but the other 3 parts are easy to find) !!!

What Will The Green Party Do?

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So the elections are drawing nearer will the media in this country controlled by the man who is infected with greed ‘Mr Murdoch’, the smaller parties are not getting a say. If they do it’s often backed up with some slander or just a blatant lies. We did have the election TV debates some better than others but with selected questions. It just seems that the people are been diverted from the truth!

(c) 38Degrees

 I’m all for everyone have their own choice and the own views, but when people are not even given the proper and true information it angers me. I have sourced my own information and through the world of blogs and groups like  ‘38Degrees‘ (an amazing organisation), I have opened my knowledge base and seen what our government have done to destroy equality and sustainability, and it saddens me when you tell people (and people close to me) things and they laugh and say it’s all conspiracy they’d never get away with that!!! They do though, and now were in a right mess. So when a good honest bit of information comes along I just have to share it, I not going to hide the fact I agree with most of ‘Green Party’s‘ ideas and the fact that if more people where told these ideas they would too. So here a nice little piece organised by ‘38Degrees‘ doing just that, please watch and make your own opinion, even if you don’t agree open your mind and allow the consideration. I know a lot of you are not from the UK but hey it’s a massive issues here … https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/content/livestream-natalie-bennett-meeting/

Thanks and vote for what you believe in, but don’t waste you voice!

Tax Dogging: it’s not rocket science…

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With the election looming may issues are been argued out amongst the usual suspects but the question of tax avoidance if made out to be too complicate to address. I myself don’t see any complication in this at all, basically the MP’s have too many hidden agendas be it their own assets or the corporations the bribe… oops sorry donate to them. Now if these hidden agendas taken out of the equation it a simple case of changing the laws and eradicating the loop holes, this means more money in tax to the public pocket (in theory).

So simple even a child understands it….


Help make this a big issue in the election and please share the video!

Stop tax avoidance (c)yoBucko.com

Philip Morris is suing Uruguay!!!


Today I am passing on a petition to you, sent to me from Avaas. I’ve written a post about them previously Avaaz – The World in Action’ with over 41 million members, that’s a strong voice I’d say. Anyway back to the point:

Phillip Morris, the tabacco giants are suing Uruguay, yes that’s right a company suing a country! It sounds completely crazy that this is even allowed, they must have some good reason you might argue! But no Uruguay is just trying to protects its people and frankly bringing the same laws as many other counties. We have very similar laws here in the UK, people took a while to get used to it, but accepted it’s now and the tabacco giant still rake in obscene profits.

Phillip Morris suing Uruguay

This is so wrong on many accounts, firstly a company suing a country, if this is allowed then where will this take modern society. We can not allow companies power over governments (or more power should i say?), there are routes to follow to raise issues but taking a government to court in the name of profit-making is so wrong. Secondly this is Phillip Morris picking on a small and relatively powerless country, many countries have similar laws yet the don’t dare start with them. It’s a case of corporate giants flexing they’re muscles on the weak and venerable to line they’re pockets with money with a complete disregard for health and the common good. The people at Philip Morris should be ashamed with themselves, it’s obvious their clearly not, their just blinkered by profit and it’s sad for them I feel for them I really do!

People will still smoke, just like they do in other countries with similar laws! People know it’s very bad for you and they should have the choice don’t get me wrong. But the temptation and glossy coating need to be taken away to discourage young and vulnerable people taking up smoking. You can’t stop people smoking but you and try to show them it’s bad and stop the encouragement of young people taking it up. Here in the UK the laws has helped many people give up, that can’t be bad.

I’m sure one day smoking will be a thing of the past and the fat cats will sell us something else in order to fill their pockets. Until then we should do the best we can to protect those who don’t smoke and allow those who do the freedom to decide themselves.

PLEASE sign not only for the people but to show corporations we won’t be pushed around by them !!!


Zero Landfill…

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Recently when reading Green Lizard’s Blog this video popped up and to be frank it’s a corker and a must watch. So watch it!

This machine is absolutely amazing!!!

Every county should have one, and there is no reason why they should not! If people campaign and make an effort to recycle then thing will improve! 

We have the facilities in this country, although some councils are better than other as this should not her the case just remember this little clip when your local MP comes round this month begging for your vote and  it could happen.

The Lie We Live…

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I found this post on Endless Light and Love, thanks!

This video need not introduction and is a must watch for everyone, now is the time.

We need change and need it now. Watch and ACT !!!

Stop the evictions and demolition of the Sweets Way estate…!

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I was sent a petition to sign today from change.org, about people being evicted from their homes. These people have done nothing wrong apart from not being rich!

Homes before profit (c) radicalhousingnetwork.org

Homes before profit (c) radicalhousingnetwork.org

Barnet council want them out so ‘Annington’ one of our largest property developers can build nice new homes for those well deserving rich, who clearly have more need to be in London. This is just disgusting people who have made a live there but are being kicked out of their homes and communities, the lucky ones have been rehoused, but a long way away some having to make an hour bus journey to attend school. Where is the compassion? The care? Our government are lining the palms of the corporations and it’s sickening what lows they will go to to do this!

These people need homes! (c)http://socialistworker.co.uk

These people need homes!
(c) http://socialistworker.co.uk

Please sign this today, we must stand against this greed!


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