We had a very interesting workshop today with Mary and Markus the Senior Probation Officers from National Probation Service, who discussed with us the community sentencing, community order, punishment, overcrowding of prisons and rehabilitation of offenders in London.
The women portrayed here all traveled independently around the world, at a time when such an activity was regarded with suspicion by the general public. They exhibited great resolve by traveling alone in the face of society’s expectations and prejudices and, in some cases, of their own financial constraints.
In an attempt to minimise such public disapproval, women explorers often went out of their way to demonstrate their conservatism in all other aspects of their lives, whether through their clothes, their behavior or their political views. Although quite at ease riding alone through a Middle Eastern desert, these women might refuse to walk unchaperoned along Piccadilly. While living lives of the utmost independence abroad, some campaigned for or supported the Anti-Suffrage League, which actively opposed women having the right to vote.
Women traveled for many reasons. Some went because they were of independent means and without domestic ties; in other words, because they could. Some traveled for their health. Others were storytellers, weaving tales about the people they encountered. Between them, these extraordinary women included scholars, archaeologists, authors, botanists and painters.
Christ Church School would like to use Fownes Street allotments, for school’s gardening project as part of Government’s plan for schools to become self-sustainable and to become more involved with the community. The school could get funding for this project of up to £8000 as part of extended schools cluster, which they would use to clear the ground, secure the fences and plant vegetables and fruits. W.O.W Mums got the school and the Falcon Road Residents’ Association in touch.The residents unanimously agreed to give the school their support for this project.
Have you wondered why we act the way we do? Do you sometimes wake up thinking you want to achieve something and forget all about it by noon? Apart from being a mother, what do you think the essence of YOU is? If one day, all the roles we play, mother, sister, friend, partner, wife, auntie… disappear, what will that make you? Or have you even ever thought about this? Have you wondered what power your words have on your children? Can you sit in silence for 15 minutes each day devoid of any thoughts? Why not come along and have a chat? Krishna Vellasamy, Cognitive Hypno Therapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner will be available for any questions you might want to ask, for free over a cup of tea. Join us on Monday 2nd February in KLS meeting room at 1-2pm to discover the traps of modern rat race, which we call life. More on: www.krishvells.com