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Elocution lessons can benefit your child

April 6th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

How many times has your child said something with such bad use of the English Language it has made you want to scream? There is actually something rather appealing about listening to a child speak eloquently and with a fine tune to their voice.

More and more parents are seeking elocution lessons for their children for a number of different reasons. These reasons could be anything from:

wanting your child to speak eloquently avoid them picking up an accent from somebody that is with them a lot of the time to help them get rid of some of the slang they have picked up to secure a place in... Read More »

The Importance of Arts and Crafts in Child Development

December 29th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Children of all ages love arts and crafts! They love getting creative, messy and admiring their masterpieces when they have finished and the great thing with arts and crafts is that they are aiding their development in many other areas too.

Art and craft is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and encouraging children to learn about them will only benefit them as they get older. Simple things such as:

✔ Baking

✔ Arranging Flowers

✔ Creating Cards

✔ Drawing and Painting

✔ Taking Photos

✔ Scrapbooks

✔ Paper Creations

✔ Decorations

✔ Recycling to create

✔ Home-made Projects

And tons of other creative and imaginative projects to stimulate your child and aid their developme... Read More »

Poetry: A Window to the Soul?

May 23rd, 2013 by Dexter Findley

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words" - Robert Frost

Poetry is a singular art form, caught somewhere between writing and painting, music and sculpture. It has musical resonance, vivid descriptions and emotion at its core. The greatest poems move something within us, paying testament to our shared human experience. Take the following, by Robert Frost:

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To... Read More »

The Joy of Worldbuilding

May 2nd, 2013 by Dexter Findley

What is worldbuilding, I hear you ask? It's a critical part of the the creative writing process for people who want to write convincing Sci Fi or Fantasy work. Think of any story in these genres: from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings, and then think about the settings in which these stories take place. They are fully-functional worlds in which an almost infinite number of narratives can take place, each with their own environments, histories, myths and beliefs. In some cases, like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, the world has superseded the characters and plot it contained and gone on to become a tour de force in its own right.

Worldbuilding is the imagineering o... Read More »

Fashion and textile

June 12th, 2011 by Sara

Are you looking to build a career in the Fashion and Textile industry? There is an amazing range of career options in the Fashion and Textiles sector from designing aerospace textiles to making, altering and repairing saddles. According to a HESA survey in 2009, graduates indicated that six months after finishing their textile design course, nearly 70% of graduates were employed in the UK or overseas. Over 25% of these employed graduates were working in the art and design field.

Maybe you have always wanted to design your own clothes and jewellery, or open your own embroidery business. To work in manufacturing, textile and apparel one needs to possess excellent hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, physical stamina and have the ability to repeatedly carry out the same duties for a length of time. If you have secretly always wanted to become a Fashion designer but need guidance and information o... Read More »

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