When does a story become pointless?

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I don't know what it is about nostalgia. People cannot get enough of it. Reminders of when they were young and when times were easier. Nostalgia permeates across the world, never letting go and always promising more.

  • Toy Story
  • Every Marvel film
  • Home Alone
  • Indiana Jones
  • and now The Matrix.

Is it time for a curriculum re-think in the United Kingdom?

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This will be an open-ended question. It is a question to which I imagine that there are thousands of different answers, as everyone will have their opinion on the situation. From parents to teachers and politicians to children themselves. Everyone will have a different opinion with regional variations being unavoidable.

Regardless of the number we reach, we should never stop learning

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As the year grew to a close (2021) I wanted to send one final submission to one of my favourite publications. One that I will not name as the details are not important, what is important is the lesson.

Never stop learning. Complacency is the enemy.

The piece that I…

A shared desire to move beyond the challenges of 2020

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The last two years have offered us an unprecedented challenge. A situation that we are by no means finished with and regardless of how much we protest or say that the restrictions and lockdowns are stupid, they are necessary. …

Ben Shelley

Someone who has no idea about where their place is in this world, yet enjoys writing about books, education, entertainment and videogames

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