Entries by Boom

Christmas Films We’re Watching: Family Friendly

With schools breaking up over the next few days, we thought you might be looking for a good old-fashioned Christmas film to keep the kids entertained (for a couple of hours at least). This list of Christmas films we’re watching is aimed predominantly at the primary age group but of course can be enjoyed by […]

A Few End of Term Ideas to Help Keep Pupils Focused

As the end of term fast approaches, we’ve put together a few classroom ideas to (hopefully) help with student concentration levels in those last few days… Musical chairs: At the beginning of the lesson, try asking pupils to move to another area of the room and switch seats. A change of perspective combined with a […]

Internet Safety: Britain the Safest Place in the World to be Online

The UK government is cracking down on Internet safety, Britain hopes to become the safest place in the world to be online! So how has this come about we hear you ask? Well it’s all due to new proposals announced today by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. Internet safety strategy explained The Government’s Internet Safety Strategy proposes to target […]

Tuition Fees Update: Saving Us Money?

We’re getting a bit political with this week’s blog post and discussing Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge at the Conservative party conference. Let’s get into it! Tuition Fees: what’s changed? Well, Theresa May has pledged to save individual students up to £15,700 over the course of their working lives by raising the threshold for university […]

National Fitness Day: 5 Reasons to Exercise

We like to think of ourselves as a pretty fit bunch here at Team Boomerang (did we mention our 3 Three Peaks Challenge?), so we’re giving you 5 reasons to exercise, in honour of National Fitness Day. 5 Reasons to Exercise in honour of National Fitness Day: 1) Fewer colds We’ve reached that time of […]

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2017 Announced

The time has finally come…the Man Booker Prize Shortlist has now been announced. We can’t wait to get stuck into these texts, it’s going to be a close one! The Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2017: 4321 by Paul Auster (Faber & Faber) A 20th-century epic and Auster’s first novel in seven years, which sees one hero […]