Waiting to bloom…

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Waiting to bloom… Hollyhocks come in many different colours, and the buds towering above the wilderness in my garden are showing no clue as to which colour they will be. Like a child waiting waiting to unwrap a present, I’ll … Continued

Lessons from a Dog Rose

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Lessons from a Dog Rose The dog rose flowers (and thorns) are meandering their way through my garden; simultaneously providing homes and food to small birds and insects, whilst spiking bigger creatures, that might otherwise eat them. Human or plant, we … Continued

Stag Beetle Ponderings

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Stag Beetle Pondering We love a stag beetle! These incredible little creatures spend most of their lives underground, only coming up to surface for a few weeks to mate and reproduce. The big and beautiful antlers on these tiny beetles … Continued

Helping professionals

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Helping Professionals 1st May 2024: Growing Me is for everyone in the team around a child, but this post wants to highlight how we make life that little bit easier (and a bit more fun!) for children’s social workers. Social … Continued

Umwelt

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Umwelt 29th April 2024: This week’s blog starts with a book recommendation: ‘An Immense World’ by Ed Yong (https://edyong.me/an-immense-world). The book starts by imagining a room full of different creatures, thinking how each in turn would experience the situation – … Continued

Sustainable Destruction

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Sustainable Destruction! 15th April 2024: Hail on the first morning of the summer term! Gahhhh! Don’t know about you, but hailstones down the back of the neck on the school run is not something I want to celebrate. Growing Me … Continued

Bubbles

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Bubbles are brilliant! April 13th 2024: Blowing bubbles encourages slow, deep breaths, calming our sensory systems… Popping bubbles is a good wake up activity, and bubble pass is a good game to connect and have fun… So, each Growing Me … Continued

Sustainability at Growing Me

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Sustainability at Growing Me 5th April 2024. Sustainability is at the heart of Growing Me, and we want to support organisations that are on the same page. These beautiful books from VENT will be included in our toolkit as a … Continued

Egg-cellent Springtime

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Egg-cellent Springtime! Today’s post had to be an eggy one really! Containing a jelly of information and fuel to create a new life, all wrapped in a hard shell, and kept warm and safe from harm by a feathery parent, … Continued

Funding News

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Funding News! 29th March 2024: Some good Good Friday news for us at Growing Me… The Gerard Pearse awarded us funding to help us get up and running Thanks so much toFoundation Derbyshire for all your expertise and help with the … Continued