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BUILDING OUR TRIBE

One of the most rewarding things about INSIDE OUT is that I get to surround myself with great people. People who encourage, push, inspire and challenge me. I thank my lucky stars every single day. We are building our tribe. People connected by their passion to make a difference to the wellbeing of our children. […]

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GIVING THINGS A GO

At the start of each Magical Day Out, we all sit in a circle and I say to our new group of 10 INSIDE OUTers — “Today isn’t about getting things right or wrong. It’s just about giving things a go.” The children never cease to surprise us and to amaze themselves in the process. They […]

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WEATHER WALL

Weather Wall — a fun and creative activity designed by Thameside Primary School students and teachers in response to their Magical Days Out at Checkendon Equestrian Centre and regularly using their Toolbox for Schools. We like it so much at INSIDE OUT that we’ve added it to our Toolbox. It’s a follow-up activity to our […]

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OUR SECOND BIRTHDAY

If our 1st year was our year to find our feet, gallop and take off, our 2nd year has been marked by a steady path and perseverance. We’re proud to include in this year’s milestones: Becoming a registered UK charity Launching our Teacher Training Workshops Creating new partnerships Connecting with more schools Our 2nd Birthday […]

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HEADTEACHERS & HAPPINESS STONES

It’s probably not every day Headteachers create happiness stones and charge them up with happy thoughts. On 1st October, I was a speaker at the annual Reading Primary Headteachers’ conference at the Haven Hotel in Poole, Dorset. As part of my talk about INSIDE OUT, I did a short exercise with the Headteachers. We each chose […]

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INSIDE OUT AT THE MOVIES

In May, the emails started coming … ’Have you seen the trailer for this new Pixar film called INSIDE OUT? All about emotions etc. How relevant!!’ After it opened in July, Eilish McGuinness, my fellow Founding Trustee of our charity, INSIDE OUT, joined me for a night at the movies. And there we went — with […]

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THE SUMMER OF NOW

INSIDE OUT had a blast this summer with NOW — a fab organisation that brings creativity and mindfulness together through experiential workshops, talks and events. In July, we were part of their week-long Festival of wellbeing activities at Deptford Lounge in East London. Ducks and wild art in a library? Yup. (shhhhhh!). Both were in our […]

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ENGAGING TEACHERS

How do we excite teachers who haven’t been on a Magical Day Out about INSIDE OUT so they can help children feel happier and learn better? We asked Ingrid Burton, a teacher at Thameside Primary School, for her advice. She suggested an INSIDE OUT workshop for teachers at school. Who better to help us develop […]

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WILD AT ART

Art is my passion. It all started when I was about 8 years old growing up in New York. My best friend at school was named Meechie. I thought he was the most amazing artist ever. He could draw anything. One day he gave me a gift — a book of cartoons. I can’t remember […]

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MY FIRST CONFERENCE

It’s one thing to be the Founder of a self-development programme based on experiential learning, boosting confidence, and empowering children to notice and express their inner emotions, whatever they might be feeling. It’s another thing to stand up there and practice what you preach. On 20th March, I got my chance. I was invited to give […]

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