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Thought of the Week

Legends says, when you can’t sleep at night, its because you’re awake in someone else’s dream!

VIP Blog

This is where we like to share ideas for games and activities that VIPs will enjoy.

The blog is also going to be where we can invite like-minded organisations and individuals to send in their own suggestions.  We also comment on other like minded organisations the world only, who are involved in similar messages as VIP.

If we can inspire youngsters to play simply yet creatively, we can stimulate hobbies and interests in each and every one, that stay with them, as they grow and enter into the big commercial world.

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British children are getting less than the recommended 10 hours a night which directly effects their mental health.   The new research from bedmaker Silentnight and the University of Leeds, found that 36 per cent of primary school age children … Read more »

12 Feb

Thought of the Week

Legends says, when you can’t sleep at night, its because you’re awake in someone else’s dream!

Here are some simple exercises to practise with children to introduce the ideas of mindfulness.   1)   Fill a clear jar full of water with a spoon of glitter and a spoon of glue.   Shake the jar up … Read more »

05 Feb

Thought of the Week

Mindful or Mind full? Is your mind too full of thoughts or quite peacefully thinking about one thing calmly?

30 Jan

Guest Post:

Heads Together

Heads Together Last week Duchess Kate launched the Heads Together project offering a new mental health resources for primary schools across the UK. She launched the project in Kingsbury at Roe Green Junior School. She officially opened the Mentally Healthy … Read more »

29 Jan

Thought of the Week

The mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

16 Jan

Guest Post:

Social Dyslexia

Social Dyslexia   Have you ever seen one child playing alone in the playground, completely detached from the noises around him or her?  This child might have even expressed the opinion that they preferred their own company and it was … Read more »

15 Jan

Thought of the Week

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find, lucky to have.

09 Jan

Guest Post:

2018 AND EDUCATION IN THE UK   Isn’t it quite incredible to think in 1975, it was still perfectly legal to hire men in preference to women for no other reason than their sex. Until 1971, it was also legal … Read more »

08 Jan

Thought of the Week

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. READING can open many doors.

19 Dec

Guest Post:

Charity begins at home?

Charitable Countries   We recently had a giant fund raiser for the orphanage we work with in Nicaragua, The Girls Home.  It is a small organisation run by the order of nuns, Madre Albertina, where girls with difficult social situations … Read more »

18 Dec

Thought of the Week

Do the best that you can in the place where you are,and be kind.

12 Dec

Guest Post:

To go to Nursery or not

Opinions on Nurseries   In the affluent area of Muswell Hill in London, an anonymous neighbour posted a note through a mother’s letterbox.   The note said that mothers were ‘distressing’ their children by sending them to nursery because for … Read more »

11 Dec

Thought of the Week

Play is the highest form of research. By playing we discover and find out things.

04 Dec

Thought of the Week

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.

28 Nov

Guest Post:

Education Cannot Wait

Education Cannot Wait   An estimated 75 million children are in need of support in education. There are either missing out or in danger of missing out on education. Where there are country crises, education appeals receive less than 2% … Read more »

27 Nov

Thought of the Week

Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.

21 Nov

Guest Post:

The Truth about Christmas

What does Christmas mean to us now? Is it simply an opportunity for children to get as many presents as possible and for adults, a season to eat far too much and realise how poor they are come January….?   … Read more »

20 Nov

Thought of the Week

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

14 Nov

Guest Post:

Facebook & YouTube

Sean Parker, an early investor in Facebook spoke out this week about the truth behind the creation of Facebook. He explained that the founders knew exactly what they were creating and the fact it would become addictive. He commented “God … Read more »

13 Nov

Thought of the Week

I am glad I had a childhood, before technology took over.

The Somerset owned shoe company was formed in 1825 by a family of Quakers. The original Clark brothers were called Cyrus and James and were great at accelerating their production and range but no good on finances and future predictions.  … Read more »

06 Nov

Thought of the Week

Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion. Potatoes are an important part of the diet and so are sensible shoes in fashion.

31 Oct

Guest Post:

Gender Identity

In 1989 when the Gender Identity Development Service opened in London, it got 2 referrals in the first year. The director of the service (Gids) Dr Polly Carmichael said it was a nerve racking decision for a clinical psychologist to … Read more »

29 Oct

Thought of the Week

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. A woman has a talent to read situations.

24 Oct

Guest Post:

Top Christmas Toys 2017

These really are a great idea. Hatchimals – when you rub the heart on the egg, the egg turns from purple to pink and then hatches into one of 70 collectible Hatchimals.  There are even some surprise rare ones to … Read more »

23 Oct

Thought of the Week

Toys are children’s words and play is their language.

17 Oct

Guest Post:

Dietary Patterns in Children

Are there profound differences in dietary patterns between European children and UK children?   Recent studies show, that if a soft drink is made available during meals OR no parental role models are present, these factors affect which type of … Read more »

16 Oct

Thought of the Week

Before you worry about the beauty of your body, worry about the health of your body