Independent and Private Schools in the UK: What’s the Benefit?

The United Kingdom has always been famous for its first-class schools.

Some of our renowned private schools are known beyond the borders of Great Britain. Families from overseas and this includes the United States, China or the Middle East are sometime sending their children to privately operated schools in the UK because of the excellent education they can get there.

In previous times, the thought of sending children to a private school was not exactly something for the common folks. This had for the longest been a domain of the rich and wealthy.

Fortunately, this image of private schools in the UK has changed in the recent years. While there are from elite schools that costs a lot of money to attend, there are now more privately operated schools UK that are equally good which are affordable.

These types of independent schools could be a good alternative for families who want to give their children  the best education they can get for a good career.

There can be numerous benefits from visiting a private school, but the most important ones likely that your children may get better grades. This is simply due to the fact that private schools normally have smaller classes and teachers that are higher motivated- And this means that even those students who would otherwise do not as good in school can get better and more qualified help which in turn will show in improved grades.

Secondly, many of today’s professions require an outstanding education. It is a simple fact that people have to most high-paying jobs in the UK, such as doctors or politicians visited a private school in their past. In other words, a private school will almost always pay for itself! At independent school Hertfordshire you can read all about the benefits of a good private school.

Want to Get Fit and in Shape? Now Is the Time

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With the New Year barely a week old it is now the perfect time to shed some pounds so you will be fit and in shape comes spring and summer!

If you’re still on the lookout for a good gym, here are some tips that can help you to find the right one!

The first thing you should know is that you should not just look at the price when you want to join a gym. There are many bargain gym studious that won’t offer you more than a membership card and access to their equipment.

Most of the time, this won’t be of much use especially if you don’t know about the right equipment to use for those pesky problem zones! Not everyone is a health and fitness expert and many gyms out there are lacking when it comes to giving their members tips and advice about the right exercise routines and equipment to use.

So, rather than trying to save the one or the other buck, try to get a gym membership that includes a personal trainer or, if you can find one, join a gym that offers specialised training classes as well.

With such a gym membership where a professional trainer can give you tips you will be a lot better off. You will see the desired result a lot quicker and you will always know that you do the right routines if you want to lose weight or strengthen your muscles. It’s possible that such a membership that includes a trainer costs a little bit more but it’s definitely worth it if you do something for your fitness and health!

My personal recommendation: Check out yoga in Hackney at the London Fields Fitness studio! In case Yoga is not for you they have more courses as well that range from martial arts, muscle training to dancing.

7% Growth of UK’s Fashion Industry In Recent Years

The fashion industry in the United Kingdom does pretty well, according to an article at Drapers Online. The article cites a 7% growth of the U.K.’s fashion industry during their recent years.

With this substantial increase, the U.K.’s fashion industry is growing faster than the wider economy in the nation.

In the years to August 31 2014, the industry grew by 3%. This past summer season experienced a growth of 2% which is the fastest increase in more than five years.

Several British industry experts amongst them the head of fashion at Kantar stated their opinion that the observed increase is mainly due to increased consumer confidence in the recent years. Mr Mitchell to the press: “Consumers are feeling comfortable buying more items despite the rather silly price inflation. This led to expenditure growing at its fastest rate since 2010”

The Singing Waiters Bring Class And Style To Any Event

singing-waitersMost of us have likely attended a wedding reception and a lot of us may have the one or the other story to tell about those crazy things going on at your company’s Christmas party or yearly outdoor barbecue event.

It’s those occasions where your boss may perhaps get really drunk or where your co-worker may reveal secrets to you that you never expected…

While those are certainly events where all kinds of crazy things can happen, most of those parties and corporate events are certainly not what one would describe as very classy.¬† However, it is an entirely different story when we’re talking about those fancy events that can sometimes come about. I remember the last New Year’s party in my company where our management tried really hard to impress a bunch of potential new clients from China. (They succeeded with this, by the way).

It is such high profile corporate events where you cannot simply hire some local teenager band for your musical entertainment. You need something better and more classy than that. And this is were the singing waiters from London UK can definitely help you out!

So who are the singing waiters?

The singing waiters are what is today known as surprise entertainers. They can perform fantastic flash mobs, surprise party or corporate entertainment but the can also be booked for “normal” wedding parties and receptions. There are many things that makes the singing waiters very special. First, “surprise entertainment” means that they can attend your party in disguise so that no one knows that there actually there. For your guests the may look like normal waiters, until they start singing and dancing to anyone’s surprise. Secondly, the singing waiters are professionally trained and can also perform classic music when this would fit the occasion. (See my above example of the “fancy” corporate party which seem to have a long lasting impression on our Chinese guests).

So if you happen to be a business owner that wants something really special for the next company party definitely consider booking the singing waiters!

London Design Museum Will Offer Free Entry After Relocation

design-museum-londonOnce the London Design Museum will have relocated to its new location in Kensington in 2016 it will be offering its permanent collection for free.

UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said to the press that the museum has been included in the current VAT refund scheme for museum and galleries.

Today, admission to the museum which sits on the River Thames costs £12.40 for adults. The new site will be the Kensignton building. It will have three times more space for its collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum likewise expects visitor numbers to double after the relocation.