Magic Moments

Our Magic moments

For most of us, not that we ever realised it at the time, our school days were some of the happiest times of our lives. Sure there were things we didn’t like or that went wrong for us – and these can often dominate the stories we tell – but there were also many positive things that happened, friends we made, subjects we studied and people who inspired us that helped to shape greatly who we are today.

This section is an invitation to remember some of those times that even now leave us with a smile and a warm glow. By writing a few short paragraphs we can share the essence of our magic moments and perhaps seed a little inspiration for others.

If you have a magic moment that you would like to share please contact Mia Perry.

Home from home
Click here to read more –  Home from home – Terry Ingham

July Story time
Click here to read more –  July story time – Sue A

Click here to read more – People – Chris Charles


Our Poems

Poems are a form of writing that captures the essence of a topic in ways that prose so often misses. They touch the reader at a soul level. Poems highlight emotion and tease out the implicit just enough for us to understand at a level of soul.

The focus of this part of the ecl library is on what it was like for us as children and young people growing up, engaging in learning and finding our way out into the world. Or also what our current experiences are as a parent, teacher, carer or educational leader guiding the next generation as the world changes at pace and in unpredictable ways around us.

If you would like to write and submit a poem that captures the poignancy of experiences past or present, please send them to Mia Perry. We will ask our designers to match them with a photograph and publish them on this website.


All Will Be Well, Fionnuala Herder-Wynne
Click to read more – ALL WILL BE WELL  

Morning Register, Val Culff
Click to read more – MORNING REGISTER

Jigsaw Family, Val Culff
Click to read more – JIGSAWFAMILY

3Haiku, Liz Sims
Click to read more –  3HAIKU

Colour, Irina Miu
Click to read more – COLOUR

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Whether you are here searching for something new in education and care, or have stumbled across this website by chance, we welcome you. The purpose of and information on this website is generated by one simple yet profound question:


How can we release the inherent creativity and desire to learn of our children and young people - and help them flourish in a future filled with so many unknowns?


On this quest to find innovative answers, the insights and ideas generated along the way offer a rich resource to transform educational theory and practice.


"The kind of child you have depends almost entirely on how you bring it up. Genes and inherited dispositions are pieces of trivia really."

Robert Winston