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The Sea Takes No Prisoners

The Sea Takes No Prisoners

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/01/2018

Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy. Encouraged by his parents to become more independent, Peter decided to see how far he could get in his family's small open dinghy Calypso. Calypso was a wayfarer, a small and very popular class of open dinghy; a boat designed for pottering around coastlines. But along with the occasional brave crewmate, Peter managed to sail her across the Channel, through the Bay of Biscay, down the French canals and into the Mediterranean, then up into the North Sea and the Baltic to Oslo, living aboard for three months at a time.

The Sea Takes No Prisoners Offshore voyages in an open dinghy

The Sea Takes No Prisoners Offshore voyages in an open dinghy

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. - All at Sea Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy - a time of boarding schools, long holidays and an unbelievable (to today's parents) amount of freedom and danger. Encouraged by his parents (who lived abroad) to become more independent and self-sufficient, Peter decided to see how far he could get in his family's small open dinghy Calypso. Aged 16, he spent a winter restoring her, before pootling straight out into a force 7 gale and very nearly capsizing, after which he headed back to land to plan even more extreme adventures. Calypso was a Wayfarer, a small (16ft) and very popular class of open dinghy; a boat designed for pottering around coastlines and estuaries during the day. But along with the occasional brave crewmate, Peter managed to sail her across the Channel, through the Bay of Biscay, down the French canals and into the Mediterranean, then up into the North Sea and the Baltic to Oslo, living aboard for three months at a time. These were some of the longest voyages that anyone had ever achieved in an open boat, where (as Peter says) you `have to be like a tightrope walker, concentrating on balance day and night, fully aware of the consequence of relaxing your vigilance'. He survived huge waves, nine rudder breakages in heavy seas, dismasting, capsizes, and hallucinations caused by sleep deprivation. He also managed it on a tiny budget, working as a farm labourer, hitchhiking everywhere, and at times living on one meal of cereal a day, to save the maximum amount for his boat. Charming, quite British in style, beautifully written and a lovely insight into a seemingly golden time, this is primarily a great read, but will be of huge practical use to anyone wanting to go that bit further in their dinghy. It also includes a lovely Foreword by world-famous yachtsman Brian Thompson.

Positive Reinforcement Activities and Strategies for Creating Confident Learners

Positive Reinforcement Activities and Strategies for Creating Confident Learners

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 26/05/2010

This book is designed for schools that want to really focus on positive reinforcement of their students' confidence. Covers a wide range of issues which affect self esteem and self worth. Each topic has an introduction and an activity page and full instructions on carrying out the activity. All supplementary materials are supplied on a CD-ROM for ease of reproduction. Part One deals with the child's self image. It explores developing self-awareness and helping the child to realize that it really is 'Good to be me.' The activities help children to understand their feelings and to understand why and how those feelings lead them to behave the way they do particularly the feelings of being excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried and anxious. Part Two covers children's beliefs and attitudes towards others. Building strong relationships with others has a huge impact on self confidence and these skills are developed in the same activity based way.

Values A Programme for Primary Schools

Values A Programme for Primary Schools

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

From the best selling author Peter Clutterbuck ( Bright Ideas ) here is another great primary teaching resource Values: A Programme for Primary Students . This book will help primary school teachers make implementing and teaching the new Values Education curriculum easy and also rewarding for the children in their class. This practical resource is full of ideas and activities designed to create learning environments that are caring, open, supportive and growth promoting. It is vital that all students are made aware of, and familiarised with the many positive human traits we refer to as 'values'. Instilling these positive values will help make students more selfless, tolerant and caring human beings. Aspiring to these values creates a healthy framework around which students can develop their daily interaction with both peers and adults.Values covered include: care and compassion; trustworthiness and honesty; fairness; courtesy; freedom; honour; responsibility; tolerance; inclusion and cooperation; and, doing your best. Each value is illustrated using thought-provoking and practical working examples for the classroom and developed using activities detailed on photocopiable activity pages (also available on the accompanying CD). There are teaching notes and prompts to encourage students' values development.

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 5-7 Year Olds

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 5-7 Year Olds

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2007

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 5-7 Year Olds is an essential resource for busy Key Stage 1 (KS1) teachers. The book contains hundreds of fun and fascinating activities for filling those odd moments - all tried and tested in the classroom. The activities range from 3-10 minutes and will help to reinforce English, maths, thinking, science and PSHE skills. Answers are included to make your life easier. If you are tired and frazzled, these books will get you back on track with a change of pace and energy. If you are just starting out, these books are the perfect companion.

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 9-11 Year Olds

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 9-11 Year Olds

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2007

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 9-11 Year Olds is an essential resource for busy upper Key Stage 2 (KS2) teachers. The book contains hundreds of fun and fascinating activities for filling those odd moments - all tried and tested in the classroom. The activities range from 3-10 minutes and will help to reinforce English, maths, thinking, science and PSHE skills. Answers are included to make your life easier. If you are tired and frazzled, these books will get you back on track with a change of pace and energy. If you are just starting out, these books are the perfect companion.

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 7-9 Year Olds

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 7-9 Year Olds

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2007

Timely Tasks for Fast Finishers, 7-9 Year Olds is an essential resource for busy lower Key Stage 2 (KS2) teachers. The book contains hundreds of fun and fascinating activities for filling those odd moments - all tried and tested in the classroom. The activities range from 3-10 minutes and will help to reinforce English, maths, thinking, science and PSHE skills. Answers are included to make your life easier. If you are tired and frazzled, these books will get you back on track with a change of pace and energy. If you are just starting out, these books are the perfect companion.

Bright Ideas for Managing the Positive Classroom

Bright Ideas for Managing the Positive Classroom

Author: Peter Clutterbuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2005

The kind of classroom environment that students experience is critical to the development of their behaviour. Peter Clutterbuck has compiled an essential collection of ideas and activities to help the busy teacher be an effective teacher and at the same time build a positive classroom environment. Topics covered includeActivities for a positive start to the day; Clever ways to attract and keep students' attention; Thoughts for the week; Indoor gardening; Getting to know each other; Classroom displays; Student roles; Games for forming groups; Co-operative rule-making; Student rewards