Author: Nicola

How to Balance Work and Fun over the Summer

For many parents, the summer holidays may be feeling bittersweet this year. The usual relief of the long break being here at last…overshadowed by the fact that many children have already missed months of school due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Should they use the summer break to catch up? Or should they have some well-deserved fun after months of uncertainty and disruption?  For children in year five, the summer break is normally all that stands between them and the looming Eleven Plus exam but, this year, the exam has been postponed – buying them a little more time to...

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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS OPEN DAYS AUTUMN 2020

THE BEACON – CHESHAM BOIS: Boys, 4-13 yrs Open Morning Saturday 10th October, 9:30am onwards. www.beaconschool.co.uk BERKHAMSTED SCHOOL – BERKHAMSTED: Boys and Girls, 5 months-18 yrs Dates to be confirmed. www.berkhamsted.com CHESHAM PREP – CHESHAM: Co-ed, 3–13 yrs Open Mornings Wednesday 7th October, 9am–11am and Saturday 10th October, 9:30am-11.30am. www.cheshamprep.co.uk DAVENIES – BEACONSFIELD: Boys, 4 to 13 yrs Open Morning, Saturday 17th October, 10am to 12pm. www.davenies.co.uk GATEWAY – GREAT MISSENDEN: Co-ed, 3-11 yrs Dates to be confirmed. www.gatewayschool-bucks.co.uk GAYHURST – GERRARDS CROSS: Co-ed, 3 to 11 yrs Whole School Open Morning, Saturday 26th September. www.gayhurstschool.co.uk GODSTOWE – HIGH...

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KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER

We’ve heard that the sunshine is making a comeback along with some hot temperatures, so we’ve everything crossed that the experts are right ☺ we’ve compiled a list of places to cool off and take a dip!

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Bucks 11+ Test Dates Postponed (and how to make the best of it!)

Though we had been expecting the announcement for some time, it was finally confirmed on 24th July that the Buckinghamshire Secondary Transfer Tests (11+) will be postponed this year. The new test dates are as follows: 27th-30thOctober (out of county children)2nd-5th November (children attending Buckinghamshire primary schools and partner schools) The Bucks Grammar Schools (TGBS)informed parents some time ago that they were planning to delay the tests but they had been waiting for the go ahead from the Department for Education (DfE). This permission has now been granted and the DfE have in fact recommended that all grammar school areas delay their 11+...

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The Where Inspiration Blooms Wellbeing Festival

Where Inspiration Blooms, the craft and wellness venue in Chartridge, just outside Chesham will be running a wellbeing festival from this Saturday 4th until Sunday 12th July.  After being closed since early March, Jules and Caroline, two local school-friend mums who set up the business 2 years ago, wanted to create a wellbeing festival with as many different activities to help people with easing themselves out of lockdown.  Caroline explains “We originally set up Where Inspiration Blooms as a space for people to learn something new and leave feeling better than when they arrived. Sometimes learning a new skill can be...

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PUB IN THE PARK PRESENTS….DRIVE & DINE THEATRE

DRIVE & DINE THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Drive & Dine Theatre is the ultimate drive-in theatre experience. Bringing classic and award winning movies plus an exclusive menu from chef Tom Kerridge to a town near you.  The drive-in theatre will be at various locations including Marlow and St Albans, see website for details. There are plenty of movies to choose from including 1917, Grease, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, with both matinee and evening screenings available. Drive & Dine Theatre will also be hosting stand-up comedy gigs with Mark Watson’s Carpool Comedy Club. Mark Watson will be...

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