Diary Dates: NBTS Sports Day & Camping Weekend

NOT Back To School Sports Day, 27 August 2015

Schoolhouse is holding a ‘NOT Back To School Sports Day’ for home educating families on Glasgow Green on Thursday 27th August.

Started in 2001, the NBTS sports day became a popular annual event until the organiser, Alison T, ‘retired’ from active home ed service. After a break of a few years, we’re back with Dawn Y as chief coach in charge of sacks, eggs and spoons.

Alison, who will be joining us again this year,  recalls the inaugural sports day, which attracted considerable interest from the media (who had obviously heard the evil rumour about home educators putting their children in sacks!)

“Great to see it going again! I still have the article the Evening Times did on us.  I’ll be the one with no child and a rusty whistle.”

Another veteran home educator remembers:

“We started home ed when Alice was 7. She’s 21 this year so I think 2001 was our first year.”

You can join the NBTS event page on Facebook, where full details will be posted in due course; or just come along and find us on the day in the vicinity of the play park and the People’s Palace (where there are toilets and a cafe). We won’t be hard to spot!

It promises to be a day of fun and laughter, with the chance to catch up with lots of other home educating families. It will also be a nice bit of limbering up for the Schoolhouse camping weekend!

Schoolhouse Camping Weekend, 18/20 September 2015

There’s just three weeks left to book your place on the Schoolhouse camping weekend, which runs from the 18th/20th September at the Douglaswood Scout Campsite near Dundee.

Planned activities for the weekend include den building, a science workshop, use of the field studies centre, a scavenger hunt, a home ed info workshop and plenty of free time for networking and relaxing.

Spaces are limited and cost just £8 per person for Schoolhouse members or £10 per person for non members. Under 3’s are free and there will be a 10% large families discount for families of 6 or more.

Please email us to request a booking form. BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED!!!

Hope to see you at one or both of these events!

 

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