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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Education is the most important asset that anyone can acquire,      own,  or pass on to your children.  It can provide fulfilment and happiness,  motivation, understanding of the world, the desire and ability to help others and can transform the poor into to the rich.

Kings College
Kings College

Gradz.org covers the journey from nursery school to university and beyond – we never stop learning! On this website you will find resources for teachers, information covering various academic subjects, different types or schools, history and latest news of what is “trending” in the academic world.  A lot of coverage is given to the United Kingdom but much of the information is relevant to education in other countries including of course the USA.

A good education does not need to be expensive.  Since the medieval period many countries in the world continue to spend heavily in schools, colleges and universities because classroom-workall government realise that they are investing in the future success of their country.  Parents should study the choices that they have very carefully and pick the best available schools wherever possible – and that does not necessarily mean private schools that require payment.

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A library can be a great place to learn!

However the true cost of all education is time.  Hours spent learning, reading, memorising and even surfing the internet nearly always prove time well spent.  Leisure activities have an important part to play in life, but time spent studying (learning can be fun) will normally lead to a greater satisfaction.  If education and leisure activities can be combined -learning without contentiously realising it – the possibility of achieving a lot of knowledge is enormous!

Further information on education can be found at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education

 

 

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Bringing a History Topic Alive

A great way for teachers to kick start a new history topic is to hire an expert or historical reenactor to visit the school classroom and present a history workshop.  Normally they will bring authentic artefacts and resources with them that can be handled by the students.
MedievalDays.com will travel anywhere in the UK for a school medieval visit

Classroom workshops are available for other historical periods.
A Roman Senator can be booked for a school roman visit and the ancient Celts can be incorporated into the sessions.

Children are normally fascinated with the Tudors – try booking a school tudor visit where a character from the time of Henry VIII will talk to the class is full costume and invite the students to dress up, play with period toys, spin wool, rub old carvings and strike a silver coin of the period.  Who could forget writing with a quill pen and wearing real chainmail?

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