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And the winner is…

It is an exciting time for Chennai Challenge, as we get nearer and nearer to the First50 event on Saturday. As preparation for this I have been looking through a lot of photos and videos that we have taken over the past 6 years. There are huge numbers of photos showing good things we have…
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June 26, 2013 0

Change….WHAT?!

Change… we all go through it, whether it is the transition from one school to another, to a new home, to a new job or new responsibilities. As a year 6 teacher, at this time of year I see first hand the differing reactions to change. I have pupils who are eager for the change…
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June 22, 2013 1

Frugal Times

Have you ever had an unexpected bill?  I had one this week!  The car had to go in for it’s MOT and service.  I had in my head that there would be a little bit of work…I knew that it would fail on the windscreen wipers!  So I had in my head that it would…
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June 15, 2013 1

Reaching the Pole

So last week and this week I have been involved in a Research & Development project for a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen.  I have worked with the company before many times, and on this project we are trying to research how to create a play about Scott of the Antarctic.  As a result I…
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June 9, 2013 3

It ain’t what you do …

“There is more than one way to skin a cat” apparently, although I cannot say that I have tried any of them. In life we are faced with hundreds of things to do every day, and we can choose how we do them. Does it make a difference how we do things, or are the…
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June 1, 2013 0

JACKET POTATOES

What follows is a news update from the amazing Mary Palmer on her continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for Chennai Challenge: Well hello everybody, it’s been a while! I’ve just got home from a windy day of jacket potatoes and face painting at the fun day/”party in the park” at the Monckton in…
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May 28, 2013 0

Success

1986, was not only the best year to be born (not biased at all..) but was also the start of one of the most successful careers in football management. As you may have heard (or not if you are like my sister!) Alex Ferguson retired as manager of Manchester United Football Club. For me this…
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May 25, 2013 0

Late…

I wonder if you have ever been late for anything?  I know that it seems to be a character trait of youth workers, but I have always tried to get to places on time.  I don’t like being late.  I don’t like letting people down or causing stress or panic by not arriving on time.…
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May 21, 2013 0

A Time To Bake

There are a number of reasons I have decided to write about baking this weekend. Not least among them is the fact that I have recently baked my first ever cake. I am obviously talking about an independently baked cake – not a “here, stir this, then lick the spoon while Mum does the actual…
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May 12, 2013 3

Tales of the unexpected.

One aspect of being involved in Chennai Challenge is the unexpected. Many times in India we have had an unexpected situation that we have had to deal with, some positive and some not, all of which have added to the experience. This weekend is a little unexpected. Well not the weekend itself, but the fact…
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May 4, 2013 0