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?
Latest blog article, written for Mass Media Designs website on why your WordPress website should be up-to-date. https://www.massmediadesign.co.uk/wordpress-site-up-to-date/
Written for Fells New Forest, about property price predictions for the New Forest and surrounding areas in 2017. You can read it here https://fellsnewforest.co.uk/prediction-for-ringwood-new-forest-house-prices-in-2017/
I am currently in the post-production phase of an exciting film project for an education client. Watch this space as I will show you as soon as it is launched. I have worked with the film crew and production team selected for this project for many years on a variety of client projects. They are talented bunch, that… Continue reading Lights…camera..action!
You can read my area descriptions, commissioned by Fells Estate Agents, to give buyers a feel for key areas of the New Forest and surrounding areas here: http://fellsnewforest.co.uk/area/st-leonards-st-ives-ashley-heath/ http://fellsnewforest.co.uk/area/ringwood/ http://fellsnewforest.co.uk/area/sway/ http://fellsnewforest.co.uk/area/estate-agents-in-burley/
Check out my article exploring the benefits of PPC and SEO written for Mass Media Designs blog. www.massmediadesign.co.uk/ppc-vs-seo/
Are you wearing your Slippers to raise money for Shelter this year? To support fundraising in schools we developed four new fun, curriculum linked classroom activities for 4 -11 year old pupils around the theme of 'home'. The worksheets support D&T, PSHE, Art & Design, Science, English and Geography. For more information and to download your… Continue reading Slippers for Shelter
For over 5 years during my time as Account Director at Education Connections, I managed the Army in Education client account. It was a fantastic project that aimed to raise awareness of the work of the British Army and create a positive relationship with young people in schools, colleges and higher education. The Army… Continue reading Army in Education
Dogs Trust launched their 'Managing Fear of Dogs' campaign today! Really great to be part of the team beavering away in the background on the supporting literature and information for parents. Head over to the Learn with Dogs Trust website to find out about their FREE workshops for families run by their team of Education & Community… Continue reading Managing a Fear of Dogs
Shelter have launched their new education programme, providing free teaching materials as part of their '50p Challenge' fundraising initiative for UK schools. It has been a great project to work on knowing that the resources we develop will both educate and help young people. There are over 112,000 homeless children in Great Britain today and… Continue reading Shelter for Schools
The Intellectual Property Office are celebrating the 40th birthday of the world-famous Aardman studios with their Cracking Ideas Competition 2016. I was delighted to work on the development of the curriculum-linked classroom resources for ages 4-11, designed to generate competition entries and support wider learning. Intellectual Property is a difficult topic for young children to… Continue reading Cracking Ideas!
It's busy here at HQ! Lots of new things soon to be launched and more in the pipeline . I am delighted to have won a tender from the Intellectual Property Office back in January - watch out for the new resources and competition for Cracking Ideas 2016 launching very soon! This year I am also… Continue reading A busy start to 2016…
The team at spybirthday.co.uk deliver fantastic spy themed birthday parties. However, English is not their first language and whilst they know what they want to say, they sometimes need some help saying it. It's not just checking grammar and punctuation, it's reworking sentences and making appropriate word choices as well. I help them write great content… Continue reading SpyBirthday.co.uk
Greyhounds in Need (GIN) is an animal welfare charity, aiming to raise awareness amongst pupils in Spanish schools about the galgo - Spanish bred greyhounds used for hunting. I worked with GIN to develop a resource to support Spanish primary school teachers, who teach English as a foreign language to children aged 9 to 12 years old… Continue reading Greyhounds in Need
Focus Games Ltd were looking for someone to create a press release to announce the launch of their new board game 'The Food, Mood and Health Game' to the education sector. The game is aimed at post-primary school children and young adults. However, the buyers of the game are a professional audience of educators and… Continue reading Focus Games
I was delighted recently to work with Lewisham and Southwark college in the development of a brilliant idea to engage secondary school pupils. Rather than going in and presenting their usual 'this is why you should come to our college' talk to potential students - they thought outside of the box. Transferable skills are something that… Continue reading Transferable Skills
I love creating activity booklets for kids, especially when there are other lessons to be learned at the same time. Whether it is coming up with a wordsearch, a quiz or a practical crafty activity they can all come together in a booklet that engages kids and also entertains them.
It's a debate I often have with clients, whether we should mail schools at the end of the summer term or at the start of the autumn? After years and years of trying out both approaches I can conclude it makes little difference. If you truly want to be effective then mail twice, once at the… Continue reading Back to school mailings
It's really great when you get to work on things that you really care about. I'm delighted to be working with Niccy at Doogie's to help her build her business. There is no specific job description - whatever Doogies' need is whatever I provide. Whether that is creating forms and documents, managing clients or assisting… Continue reading Doogies – Business Support
As part of its ‘Why Engineering?’ campaign, the University of Surrey commissioned the development of a curriculum resource to help pupils aged 11-14 recognise and understand the fundamental role engineering plays in our daily lives. Working with the client to agree on a scenario for the learning materials we decided to use the context of 'flood relief in the… Continue reading Why engineering?
Creating great resources and products for schools is one thing, making teachers and educators aware of it is a completely different ball game. Over the years the methods have changed with postal mailings making way for email campaigns and social media, but one thing definitely hasn't - getting the messaging right. I have conducted several… Continue reading Marketing to schools