14th September 2004: Masses of new vocabulary now going on line in our free-to-print French worksheets area; Michael Tipper's latest feature article, "How to Motivate Children", is now on line in Accelerated Learning; and the new area for Projects Helping Kids has been subdivided into continents to minimise page loading speeds.
As you're all aware, there's no time to send out newsletters right now, so your help would be appreciated in telling friends in schools about Schools Interchange where links are now in place to access over 200,000 schools across America, Canada, South America, the Caribbean islands, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the other islands in the "The British Isles". ..... Thank you :)
10th August 2004: Major clearance here! We have at last finished the "long-haul updating process" and the final upgrade area, the Project HappyChild Directory, is now fully on line, with the recent addition of SOS Children's Villages. Take a look through the Directory at the amazing range of different ways these organizations help children. Any help any of you out there who use this site, can give to any of the Charities, is always much appreciated :)
The Events Calendar has also had more new 2004 events added. Andy's Guide to Pokémon has - at last! - got all the Element Group pages in place for Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold and Silver Pokémon, along with more "cheats, tips & shortcuts" [that whole area upgraded] and the new Gold & Silver Pokédex is in place along with many pictures sent in so far by visitors, and a complete Gold & Silver walkthrough finally on line. The addition of the new Bart & Miss Walker story, "Fractions and Percentages" [along with related worksheets] completes over 4000 pages of free maths worksheets on line here at Project HappyChild.
Things are - at last! - somewhat easier here, with only five major resources now remaining to be completed - Andy's Guide to Pokémon; Sol's Guide to Harry Potter; Freeway French; Spellings, Sounds & Meanings; and Keywords for Learning (wordsearch puzzles). We only have about four months left! but everything is still more or less on schedule for completion in December 2004. We'll keep you posted :)
10th July 2004: Most of you will have read, further down, about our "year off" from updating this page. Much-needed time out, we might say :) But we *are* making significant progress, with major overhauls across all areas of the site, and gradually beginning to draw everything together.
We have actually *completed* two major areas, now - "Appeals and Projects helping Children" (worldwide) and Schools Interchange, enabling schools across the world to make contact with one another. A wholly-original network of links across all the continents, linking together just about every local government school-net in existence ..... if you follow the links from this amazing five-page resource, you can discover the websites of schools attended by around 50 million children .....
More news to follow, later!