Stepping Into Happiness

Stepping Into Happiness

There is a simple happiness in the magical act of placing one foot in front of the other after a day of work during lock down. When I head out of the door, I like to mix my routes around Chester which include walking around the Chester walls, the Meadows and...

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Joining hi-impact: Liam Orr’s Journey So Far

Joining hi-impact: Liam Orr’s Journey So Far

I’m the most recent member of the consultancy team here and I had started my new position just as schools were beginning to close. Given that I started at a very challenging time, I thought I would write a blog about my unusual introduction to hi-impact!   My...

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Being Happier in Lockdown

Being Happier in Lockdown

During this lockdown, I learned something important about myself. I have no time for news-spinning. To be completely truthful, unlike many fluff pieces we are currently seeing in the media, I don’t think there is a “positive side” to the Coronavirus. We’re in a bad...

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Four Teachers Who Changed My Life

Four Teachers Who Changed My Life

I know what you’re thinking, “That title’s a bit cheesy”, and you’re right- but that doesn’t mean it’s a hyperbole.  The truth is, I've found myself thinking about teachers a lot over the past few weeks and their uncompromising resilience to find a way forward and...

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hi-impact Consultant becomes Apple Certified

hi-impact Consultant becomes Apple Certified

In recent times, given the widespread usage of Apple software and the popularity of iPad devices in schools, a unique demand for Apple-savvy educators has been created. To proactively address this need, hi-impact consultant, Phil Gregory, recently completed a course...

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Manhunt: The Case of the Phantom Teacher

Manhunt: The Case of the Phantom Teacher

Have you ever been betrayed? I mean, truly, betrayed? I have. I remember the exact date, time and location like it was last week (it was)- 4th March, 9:30am, Broad Oak Primary School.  I arrived on the scene with my partner, PC Thomas, a damn fine cop. Smart....

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The Heswall Round Table

The Heswall Round Table

Recently, hi-impact staff supported a charity ball hosted by Heswall Round Table at Neston Cricket Club. This prestigious event had a jungle theme and the night began with entertainment from the brilliant Simon Airey of Corner Exotics, who treated the crowd to an...

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Breakout Edu: Aliens, Star Wars and Animal Farm

Breakout Edu: Aliens, Star Wars and Animal Farm

This fascinating tale of alien invasions, Star Wars, and the cast of Animal Farm, starts in the Year 5 classes of Devonshire Park Primary School, where hi-impact’s dream team of Phil Nottingham and Gemma Sapp introduced a group of bright young minds to a brilliantly imaginative workshop called “Breakout”. 

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