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Shaping Aspirations

I have often wondered why it is that adults ask children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Is it out of general curiosity, a polite conversation starter or maybe out of a genuine interest in the child’s future ambition? Whatever the reason is, the question has long been asked and children…

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From Pod to Plate

The Arcadia Preparatory School One of my most treasured childhood memories is of my great, grandfather’s garden. I would spend my visits to his house almost entirely outside in a garden that inspired awe and wonder in me. It really was the most magical place to me. Even now, I can easily recall the earthy…

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School Readiness

The Arcadia Preparatory School Starting school is a very exciting time for children but can also make them feel nervous, anxious and scared. Children need to feel settled, calm and safe, and a little preparation from their homes can really help with the transition. It is really important for children to be aware of themselves…