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Private Schools Compared with Public Schools


Public state schools in the UK are by and large not the best option if you want to maximise your children’s education opportunities.

If you compare our state schools to many of the renowned private schools here in the nation you will quickly see how our public school system is often lacking.

The first thing you may notice when your compare private schools and public schools is that public schools can often be helplessly overcrowded.

In some cases I have seen schools with more than 40 students crammed into a classroom.

It is obvious that such circumstances are less optimal, not only for the students but also for teachers. If you have such a large number of students per class, one result will be that teachers are unable to focus on students equally. In other words, the grades for some of the weaker students may suffer.

One of the biggest difference when it comes to comparing our state schools to private schools is when it comes to the extracurricular activities they offer. It is my experience that private, independent schools are normally doing far better in this regards. This is especially true for activities such as sports or music classes.

Any of the private schools I looked offered the children plenty of activities that ranged from sports teams to granting them the opportunity to learn an instrument. In comparison, state schools didn’t fare well there at all.

You may possibly think that providing your children good options when it comes to extracurricular activities isn’t that important but I beg to differ. It is my view that such activities like sports or creative engagement is also extremely important for your children to grow up. Why limits your children’s possibilities?

Before you decide on a school for your children, consider whether a private, independent school would be an option. Don’t hesitate to compare what private school offers to that would children can learn and get in our public school system. You may well change your opinion about our state school system when you realise that the differences can often be significant.

At private school Bedfordshire you can find more information about how an independent, private school can benefit your children.


If You Want To Go Shopping In Devon

Rocking_Horses_CockingtonIf you’re still looking for some cool shopping ideas, especially for this upcoming holiday season I recommend you check the Virtual Tourist who has a helpful page on shopping in Devon.

This is a great resource whether you’re looking for a gift or if you simply want to know what Devon has to offer. The site also has some cool tips on restaurants, bars, cafes and culture all around Devon.

What I like about it is that it also has a lot of those things which are a little off-the path. So check it out, it can help you to find many of the cool and unique things here in Devon!


Cindy’s Wedding Reception

Cindy’s reception last month was definitely a blast. In fact, I might want to say it was probably the best reception I’ve ever been to!

I have to give probs to Cindy and Emilio, they really did an amazing job with selecting everything, from the great food and drink they had to the musical entertainment.

One of the best things and definitely one of the highlights of the party was when all the guys from a  security firm here in Torquay showed up for an amazing dance show. They did some pretty good Michael Jackson impersonations, absolutely awesome.

I took this also as a good opportunity to talk with some of the security guys because I am looking for some reliable door supervisors for some time already. I was not too happy with the last company I hired. We had some time to talk and I as really impressed with the guys.

We will meet next week again to talk things over. (So if you’re like me in the Torquay area and need some professionals for security in Torquay I can highly recommend them to you!)

Now, as you can imagine, I am already looking forward to Miriam’s reception in spring. She told me she wants to make her wedding at least as good as Cindy’s. Well, I am definitely looking forward to it!