Debbie Hicks, Biology Teacher and Staff Development Officer at Downe House, argues children should learn about wildflowers to give them an opportunity to connect with nature and value the inter-connectedness of the countryside.
Julia Glanville, Head of Biology at St Francis' College in Hertfordshire, argues there is now a serious skills shortage in plant work at a time when plant knowledge is greatly needed.
‘We all need challenges and adversity in life; being happy all the time is not psychologically healthy.’
Vi Gandhi, Head of Psychology at Trent College, argues that positive psychology and drawing on character strengths gives a young person a toolbox from which to cope appropriately with whatever comes their way.
Jane Grubb, Head of Bedales Prep School, discusses the importance in learning from failure and argues that problems are part of life which can be overcome – but only if young people are first allowed to fail.
Jack Talman, Head of PSHE at Hampton School discusses how to protect pupils online and argues that rather than demonising the online world, teachers must take a more subtle approach.