What did you learn out of school today?

Why do people take or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: They think that raising their children is their business and not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and helping them to learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically and spiritually. Continue reading What did you learn out of school today?

Doing Up The Mill (part 4) – and the mystery of the Burnley Wood communes

As we had set off for the festival a neighbour after being told where we were going remarked “Oh so you’ve become history then!” …. Continue reading Doing Up The Mill (part 4) – and the mystery of the Burnley Wood communes

A wonderful anarchic-jumble-sale-of-a-disorganisation

…This gave the network an illusive ephemeral appearance – shifting its location around the country, one moment in SW Scotland, a year later in West Wales, next year coming from an address in the Pennines, popping up a couple years later in Buckinghamshire. Continue reading A wonderful anarchic-jumble-sale-of-a-disorganisation

Your Children are Not Your Children

…one of the things that had attracted me to the group was the chance to sort of try out being a parent; to be allowed to build a relationship with some kids that was more meaningful than just kicking a ball about or reading them a story now and again. Continue reading Your Children are Not Your Children