How will the pandemic affect children long term?
The pandemic has taken a toll on us all, but with the end now possibly in sight, what will be the long-term effects left on our children? A report from Ofsted in November 2020 suggests that children have been the hardest hit by the pandemic and lockdown periods over the past year, with findings that pupils have
Celebrate your pet for an entire month this April
Have you heard about the ‘lockdown puppy’, or ‘pandemic puppy’ craze? Whilst there are those of us, like myself, who found themselves locked down with a new puppy unintentionally, others have brought home a new member of the family because of the recent lockdowns in the UK. According to the BBC, online searches for the term “buy
Yet more reasons for organisations to “go green”
League Two club Forest Green Rovers are punching well above their weight in the world of marketing and PR. Based deep in Gloucestershire, the team recently drew mainstream press attention after announcing its players would soon wear shirts made from used coffee grounds and recyclable plastic bottles. In 2017, the team was recognised by FIFA as being the “greenest
What we can all learn from Roger Federer
“ROGER FEDERER IS THE GOAT” – This was recently chalked up on the wall in a local park. Quite unexpected, really, as park graffiti is usually a lot less flattering. Type “Why is Roger Federer” into Google and the search predictions include: “so good”, “so popular” and “a good role model”. It’s all very complementary.
Is it time to Feng Shui your remote working space?
Turbocharged by the pandemic, the shift to remote working looks set to stay. This cultural shift is reflected in large organisations, such as the John Lewis Partnership, announcing they will move to a “blended” working model for their head office staff. This will offer colleagues flexibility in where and how they work, such as carrying
The dawn of the four-day week
The Spanish government has agreed to launch a pilot scheme trialling a four-day working week, with no reduction in jobs or pay, for interested companies. The idea has been gaining ground globally and allocated funding means the Spanish proposal would allow businesses to sign up with minimal risks. Costs incurred from implementing the initiative could
WhatsApp, I need some space!
The group-chat. It’s a love-hate relationship. During the darkest depths of the UK’s national lockdowns, the group chat was undoubtedly a lifeline. The little bubbles of chatter were about the closest we could get to casually hanging out with a group of friends. Okay, there’s Zoom, and that Houseparty app. Is anyone still using the
How representative are your communications?
Sport England have released a free-to-use image bank of over 400 pictures as part of its “This Girl Can” campaign. It’s a response to the prevalence of unrealistic images of women taking part in sport: never red-faced, never breaking a sweat and with little diversity in age, ethnicity and body size. As a result, individuals who
Business lessons from the Bard
Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary-aged children their first great encounter with Shakespeare. Running between 15-21 March, this year’s theme is “wellbeing”, using Shakespeare’s timeless stories as a tool for children to understand themselves, others and their experience in the world. Surprisingly, you may also find that the kids bring home some pretty