Friday, March 28, 2014
Many schools and parents do not like the idea of school trips for a number of reasons such as the cost or the possible health and safety risks. However, schools trips are important to students and can have a highly beneficial effect on their education, helping them to build skills which they can use both inside and outside the classroom.
In the classroom students have set lessons and learn the same things as everyone else. It’s hard for them to go the extra mile when they are only learning from what their teacher tells them or the materials they are given. On a school trip, they are able to develop their skills and knowledge in areas of their choice, which can help them to become more interested in the subject in question. This makes trips a great opportunity for students to discover their individual strengths and talents.
Trips are ideal for helping students to work on their life skills such as teamwork and leadership. There will be lots of group activities taking place and this will help shyer students to bond with others and become more confident and will allow everybody to practice communicating and working together with other people to achieve something big. Skills like this will not only help them at school but will also provide them with valuable experience which they can use in their working life.
Summer adventure trips are especially great and should be encouraged because they are usually the best part of the school year, and will never be forgotten by the students who took part. They give students the chance to try new things and learn new skills which they would not have done otherwise, and can even lead to students discovering new hobbies. Students spend so much time indoors studying at school and continuing their studies when they get home that they miss out on a lot of free time which they could be spending enjoying their youth, and a summer adventure trip will allow them to spend valuable time with their friends having fun and enjoying their freedom whilst still being educated.
If you’re not sure where to start looking for a summer adventure trip, watersports centres are a great place to start. Students will be able to take part in activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and raft building and they’ll spend the duration of the trip being active and sociable and enjoying the great outdoors. Watersports centres are located in many different place but they’re usually near beaches, and if you decide to go abroad for your trip you can turn it into a fun holiday for your students. Teachers will get a break because there will be a tour guide or instructor in charge, which means they’ll be able to get to know the students in a more casual way and learn some new things themselves.
School trips are always the best part of the school year and give students a great opportunity to build up memories with their friends which they will treasure for a lifetime.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Are you looking to move house? Considering moving abroad for a few years? If so, Arrow Pak may just be exactly what you’re looking for – a trusty removals and storage company that offers a wide range of services for both professional and personal needs.
Arrow Pak is one of very few companies that are able to understand how big an event moving really is. Although it is common knowledge that moving can be a stressful process, no one knows the process quite as well as Arrow Pak. With over 30 years of experience in the storage and removals sector there’s nothing this company can’t deal with, from relocations to home revamps.
Many movers attempt to do it on their own, using family and friends as a source of help. Although this is probably a slightly more lucrative way to do it it’s often not the most effective. There’s a lot to think about and a lot can get muddled, messed and misplaced. Opting for a professional service to help you move will allow you to be able to relax properly without worrying about what everyone else is doing.
Some people struggle to feel comfortable with strangers touching their belongings and personal items, which is why Arrow Pak arranges a one-to-one meeting beforehand. Before you agree to anything you will meet with an experienced surveyor who will go through the move with you in detail, allowing you to ask any questions you may have.
If you still feel as though you would rather pack up your own belongings then Arrow Pak will provide you with all the moving materials you may need. Arrow Pak provides floor protection, furniture covers, packing boxes, outdoors packing boxes and wrapping materials. All materials Arrow Pak offers are specially made to ensure that no damage is caused during transportation.
Arrow Pak is proud to be a new member of the international moving network and now provides extra international services and domestic services such as oversea removal, vehicle import and exports and international relocation. Arrow Pak currently has a fleet of European vehicles that regularly depart to various different countries in Europe, which is massively helpful if you’re pushed for time and need a last-minute helping hand with an international move.
Arrow Pak is always striving to provide an excellent service to all customers across the globe. It is because of this high ambition that the company have purchased external furniture lifts in the hope that it will help both staff and customers deal with tricky moves. This sort of equipment provides customers with even more flexibility when it comes to selecting their new home.
Arrow Pak also provides storage solutions for those that need to bridge the gap between house sales, those that are moving into rented accommodation prior to purchasing a new home or those that simply want to store summer outdoors furniture such as trampolines, bikes and garden tables and chairs.
All items stored in self storage units are both secure and accessible to you upon request. You can store items with Arrow Pak for as long or as little as you like. All storage facilities are temperate controlled and are watched by 24 hour CCTV surveillance 7 days a week.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Summer vacation has started for the kids since the school officially ends the school year. My little boy often calls me in the office not just to say he misses me but to ask also what can he do with his free hours. My kid is thinking of home activities that he can spend his time. When he's tired from watching his favorite cable shows he plays online games but those are not enough for his morning and afternoon time. We told him to eat and sleep a lot so he can grow quickly but it's not enough either.
Now it's part of my problem too and I'm now planning a writing workshop for them all so they can practice doing something of a journal of their experiences in their school. I will buy them a journal notebook or a large notepad for their daily journal which I will check upon reaching home. That way I can help them improve their writing skills and fill up their spare time.
I heard my friend have the same idea but since her kids are already in college she suggested to start a small business for this summer. She's thinking of online printing business just like workflow printing but on small scale level only so her daughters and sons will not just earn but enjoy as well. Parents wouldn't want to spoil their children's vacation but just creative enough to teach them how to spend vacation wisely. Of course family vacation, swimming and picnics would always be first priority.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Everyone dreams of having a sauna in their backyard, but few possess the gumption to actually roll up their sleeves and do it. If you're one of the people willing to buck the trend, here are three benefits you'll enjoy from your own personalized steam room.
1: The Perfect Size
Want a romantic sauna for two? How about a big sauna for relaxing with the girls? However you've been envisioning your backyard paradise, your dreams can become a reality when you build it from scratch. No more crowded rooms or creepy strangers on an empty bench! You make the guest list, and you decide who gets to visit.
2: Acceptable Temperatures
There's nothing more frustrating than being in a cozy, comfortable sauna that's just a little too cold to fully enjoy. Likewise, if it's a sauna boiling your blood, it doesn't really matter how soft the towels are. Building your own sauna will give you complete control over the heat so you'll only bake as much as you wish and not a degree more.
3: Creature Comforts
Depending on things like your infrared output and core building temperature, you may be able to bedazzle your sauna with flat-screen TVs or surround sound home theaters. Not only will you be able to escape the grind of daily life, but you can also enjoy The Real Housewives of Atlanta while you do it!
There are many pros to owning your own sauna; these are just a few. The next time you take a trip to a resort spa, look around and tell yourself, I'm going to do it better!
There's no better way to understand trees than to climb high and study them firsthand. This practice isn't without danger, however, particularly if you're scaling the trunk alone. To be fully prepared in case of an emergency, here are a few tools that should always be in your pack as an arborist.
1: Aerial Waist Belt
You're already wearing one, but what if it fails? Have a back-up just in case. Make sure all your belts meet the criteria of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and come with a sliding d-ring for flexible mobility.
2: Fall Arrester
Stop a slide or dangerous descent with the belay system offered by a fall arrester. You control the slack and the safety lines; just tug on the ropes manually to move around the tree without worrying about breaking your neck.
3: Ascenders and Descenders
These simple tools become lifesavers if you're ever injured or stranded after your landing branch breaks. Many climbers shun them because they have a lofty opinion of their own skills, but this gear should be a part of everyone's self-rescue kit.
4: Rope Ladder
Spare yourself the embarrassment of getting stuck in a tree by rolling up a rope ladder and storing it in your pack for desperate times. The right kind of ladder won't hog a lot of room, but it may save you a lot of trouble one day.
These are just a few must-haves in arborist safety gear. Good luck, and happy climbing!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Days are getting as relaxing as the kids are just completing their projects and clearances before their summer school break next month. Summer is one of the seasons that I love best because it’s the only time that we get to bond almost every day. Since the kids are free from school activities and lessons they have time not just to relax and play but be with us everywhere we go. It’s very important to us because we go to many places and if the kids are not with us we feel some emptiness and it’s that enjoyable without them.
As the kids have plenty of time to do whatever they want I’m thinking of best activity for them to do like what they did in the past summer vacations. I saw Gen browsing through Fender Precision Bass and some acoustic guitars and I’m certain she’s wishing for a new one since her guitar got a crack from accident falling. Now I’m planning to enhance her skills in guitar playing and searching through my friends’ references of music tutor for her and her siblings. I know she will love the idea and will excite her to be more skilled. Anyway it will only take maybe 2 hours a day so it will not deprive her of enjoying her school vacation.
Monday, March 17, 2014
I was asked by my MIL to do some simple drawing of floor plan for their other house which they plan to renovate this month. They’re working on the foundation now for a stronger slab for the second floor. As they will need to save the allotted money they skipped the professional plan and the whole family will just build it according to their skills. Anyway they have knowledge in building houses so for now they would only need one professional carpenter to lead the work force.
Planning and budgeting are two main factors for them to achieve their goal of building additional floor without overspending their finances and I was asked to do the plan so they can show it to my SIL who finances the construction. She wanted to be assured that they’re doing right hence she requested for a floor plan. If the floor plan serves as a guide for building houses so is the boss flanger for balancing amplified sound for guitarists and bassists. Music is beautiful but if not equipped with the best and quality equipment and instruments it will not be able to give its best. Amplifiers should be able to give clear sound of what the musical instrument produces and it should amplify it as well. Hope we could get quality instruments for our church use and may the clear sounds amplify our praising.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
When you have several kids at home keeping it neat and tidy is such a tiring job. I’m sure many of us can relate to what I’m saying especially those whose kids are still toddlers and will not be able to arrange their own things. I have three kids and it’s always a job for me to keep their things organized and accessible at all times especially my little boy’s toys and small accessories. Well I’ve bought some plastic cabinets with several drawers and that kept their things somewhat tidy and neat to look at. Still their clothes, school things, accessories and toys are a lot to keep and organize and I’m searching for creative ideas on how to do it stylishly without looking messy.
With this in my mind it’s good to see home inspirations where chest of drawers is made under the stairs. Well the area under the stairs are usually left to stock room or sometimes just empty space only so it’s a welcome to do this when you run out of storage for your kids’ things. If you have 3 or more kids you can name each step as their drawer and teach them how to organize their goods and things according to frequency of usage. This way they can find what they need easily and without too much effort. You can see sample of how you can do it on your own. Be creative.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
We’re planning to buy the old drum set in our church when the new replacement drum set arrives but we’re not quite sure where to place it just in case because it will eat up a lot of space. Also our house is not that beautiful and rather old but it’s so huge that adding big instruments wouldn’t hurt so much. Josh has been enrolled in a summer music schooling where he studied and learned the basic of playing the real drum set. And now I think that the old instrument would do well for his small talent and hopefully he’ll be as good as our present Instrumentalist.
I’m not so sure about when will we get it and I wonder if we should get him classic drum key as well. Maybe after two or three years he’ll be qualified and can decide for himself. Just smiling to myself now why I get so excited over my son’s musical training and future in preparing to be one of the Instrumentalists in our church. Well this is the usual life of a stage Mom.