Greyhounds in Need are always looking for ways to engage young people with the galgos (Spanish greyhounds) that often live unhappy lives and are disposed of at the end of the hunting season in Spain, often cruelly and inhumanely. Taking inspiration from a knitting pattern for a galgo coat already on their website, we created… Continue reading Get knitting for the galgos
Another project launched. I assisted in the development of a new information leaflet designed for families with children and young people on the autism spectrum to help them be dog smart and stay safe. Written in association with Ambitious about Autism it can be easily understood by everyone. You can download your free copy here www.learnwithdogstrust.org.uk/be-dog-smart/ … Continue reading Autism friendly dog safety for kids
My knowledge of the UK mortgage market is expanding with every article I write for BuyAssociation - an investment consultancy that introduces property-based products to an international community of investors. First-time buyers choosing 30-year mortgages to reduce monthly costs https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2018/01/31/first-time-buyers-choosing-30-year-mortgages-reduce-monthly-costs/ Lenders offer attractive deals to combat decline in new mortgage approvals https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2018/02/01/lenders-offer-attractive-deals-combat-decline-new-mortgage-approvals/ More focus on… Continue reading Content marketing – latest articles for BuyAssociation
Nancy and the Meerkats Musical Box has launched! Working with the Intellectual Property Office and Fun Kids Radio, we have developed a brand new resource and competition for schools. Nancy's Musical Box will help children understand copyright, trade marks and the importance of respecting intellectual property. Nancy and the Meerkats is an audio and animated… Continue reading Nancy & the Meerkats – helping kids understand Intellectual Property
I'm delighted to be working with Buy Association to populate their blog on a regular basis. My area of specialism is all things relating to the UK mortgage industry for their key audiences. You can read my first blog articles here: https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2017/12/12/how-buy-to-let-mortgages-have-been-affected-by-base-rate-rise/ https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2017/12/13/borrowers-could-save-money-by-switching-mortgage-product-now/
I worked with Digital Storm to help their legal client develop the content for their new website. They knew what they wanted to say, they just didn't have time to pull the content together. That's where I came in. I met the client, talked through each page of the website with them and then crafted… Continue reading Need some help with your content?
The Dogs Trust Education team get inundated with information requests about all aspects of the charity's work. Requesting information on how to work for Dogs Trust is a common enquiry and whilst the UK's careers information service is currently lacking, any kind of careers support for young people is a welcome resource. We created a… Continue reading Careers Information – animal welfare charities
A perspective on the British Army's presence in education https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6321673521860874240
My latest blog article, created for Fells New Forest Property, is live on their site. This was written specifically for use in their social media activity to help drive web traffic. I have also created the content for a newsletter aimed at local residents looking at the local property market in the context of the… Continue reading Blog article – Property prices
I recently conducted some informal research for a local primary school about how a teacher's voice can influence what a child thinks or feels about them. As a parent I have often heard my 7 year old say that he doesn't like that teacher because they 'all they do is shout', or that teacher 'just… Continue reading Teachers – your voice matters
Pretty much anyone can have a go at building a website these days, but creating and developing a GREAT website means that you really have to understand what works! It’s easy to get caught up in the latest design trend at the cost of your content, or to overload your visitors with sound effects, music… Continue reading Developing a great website – blog article
Way back in 1997, when I was working as a Junior Account Executive for one of only two education marketing agencies in the country , one of my first clients was the charity Dogs Trust. They approached us as they wanted to encourage the next generation to be responsible dog owners, and schools seemed to… Continue reading Dogs Trust ..definitely not just for Christmas!
The latest lesson plan available from Shelter focuses on 'Our neighbourhood'. Supporting Geography, PSHE and English for 5-11 years, pupils are tasked with helping Anna and Teddy settle in to their new school and community, after finally being given a home of their own to live in. You can find the full range of free… Continue reading Shelter – Our Neighbourhood
A question asked by many businesses! Check out my latest blog post here massmediadesign.co.uk/should-i-blog/ You can see more of my articles for MassMediaDesign linked below: VIDEO CONTENT – A GOOD IDEA? Over the past few years, the use of video content online has exploded. More and more websites are using video to engage their visitors, but does… Continue reading Should I blog?
I've been working on the new education website from the charity Greyhounds in Need (GiN) for many months and am delighted that it has finally launched. GiN are dedicated to the rescue of the Spanish galgo and an important aspect of their work focuses on the education of Spanish children about the plight of the galgo. The new… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need EDUCATION
A little bit of promotion for 7Seven Films - my preferred partners when it comes to video content. If you have a film project then their talented creative film team coupled with my excellent project management and planning skills are probably of interest. I'd be happy to have a chat about what you need - just get… Continue reading Looking for bespoke video content?
Dogs Trust have just launched their new education website Learn With Dogs Trust . We worked together on the site plan, content and the design of the new website, before it was handed over to their web developers. This way we could ensure that the site delivers exactly what is needed, as the developers had a clear… Continue reading Learn With Dogs Trust
Ever wondered what actually happens in a Dogs Trust school workshop? Well now you can get a real insight into what the team of 26 Education & Community Officers and 7 Youth Trainers can do. The education team deliver over 8,000 workshops every year in schools, libraries, community groups and more, as well as attending events… Continue reading Promo film – Dogs Trust schools workshops
I am so excited that finally after months of planning, preparation, casting, script writing, filming and post-production that the Dogs Trust Education programmes Be Dog Smart films have been launched! Three films have been created to teach everyone how to be dog smart and keep themselves safe when they are at home and out and about.… Continue reading Be Dog Smart films!
Finally I can tell you all about GalGo! the new 'edutainment' app developed for Greyhounds in Need. As the leading greyhound rescue charity working in Spain, an important part of their work is educating young people about the plight of the galgos and challenging the perception many Spanish people have of these dogs. GalGo! is part of… Continue reading GalGo!
This month, in partnership with my fabulous film crew, we have been shooting school workshops for a charity client. The footage will be used to create an inspiring showcase to promote the workshops to teachers and schools across the UK. Watch this space to see the final film!
Have a read of my latest blog for Mass Media Design about choosing the right social media channel for your business. https://www.massmediadesign.co.uk/which-social-media-channel/
As a freelancer sometimes you just need to run an idea past someone different, or get a fresh pair of eyes to read through something, or get another perspective on a design or a brief. When you freelance (and especially if you work at home alone) that can be tricky; you can't just speak to the… Continue reading Smart-Freelancing
We recently completed work on the Dogs Trust Enterprise Project Guide, developed in response to student requests for information and statistics. Rather than just handing them the information on a plate we wanted to help them be more proactive in their research. The Enterprise Project Guide helps pupils identify and develop their enterprise skills, whilst finding… Continue reading Be Enterprising with Dogs Trust
The Shelter schools programme is expanding and we have just added a brand new worksheet to the resource bank. The Which Home? worksheet is aimed at KS2 (7-11 years) and supports English, Maths and PSHE. A simple matching exercise, the activity is designed to encourage children to think about homes, space, conditions and affordability. In… Continue reading New Shelter worksheet – Which Home?