Whilst the Gothic genre is familiar to many, a more niche area of this, Southern Gothic, is less so. The term is derived from gothic and from its usual setting, the Deep South of the USA. Southern Gothic can be found in film, music and literature. Possibly the most famous and widely read example of […]
Do you ever say or think these words ‘There just isn’t enough time to study/ read/ write (delete as appropriate)? Many of our students study with BH along with demanding school schedules. It may be for their Brevet or another exam course. Many students do have very demanding schedules and with BH units, time does
So here we are on the last day of November also St. Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of Scotland. If you don’t know who St. Andrew was, then click on the link for some interesting facts about him. I always feel excited at the end of November, knowing that we are going into December and
Why not write my final ‘blogtober’ post on Halloween I thought? A great day for rounding off the month and this little challenge. Well it didn’t quite work out like that, as once again, life got in the way. I was full of good intentions, but actually spent the afternoon with my family, helping make
Well I didn’t quite make a blog post every day! I don’t actually know how people do that? I could write every day, but nothing else would get done. Anyway, I’ve a few spare minutes now, so thought I would sit down and write now…. My first piece of news is to announce the safe
I said I was going to experiment with a different kind of blog post for you this year. How appropriate then that this month is #blogtober2021. I didn’t even know what that was until I looked it up online. Apparently, the challenge is to write a blog post every day for the whole of October?
How we began… Ten years ago this month Blackhen Education was born. I can’t believe it! Andy and I had been living in France for nearly 4 years and the idea had come from a conversation I had had with a parent, talking about the lack of English lessons available locally for ex- pat children.
The day the lock down (or confinement) began in France on 17th March, like everyone else, we didn’t know what the coming weeks and months would hold for the four of us: myself, husband Mark, step-daughter Daisy and her boyfriend Phillip. Like everyone else, we now needed an attestation to go shopping, or for a
We all read for different reasons. Some of us like to learn more about the world we live in, some of us read to follow our favourite characters in their next adventure and for some of us, reading is simply a way to escape. An author’s goal is to take you on a journey and
With school closures occurring across many countries due to the Coronavirus, parents are concerned with both what their children will learn and how they can get them to do this. Since Blackhen launched over ten years ago the majority of our students have completed their work with us at home. Along the way we have