St Hildas School

Porthouse Lectures

Stimulating, controversial, but always entertaining...

The Porthouse Lectures are ticket-only events for adults that are open to everyone: parents, friends and members of the wider community are all welcome. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to sit back with a complimentary glass of wine and listen to some extremely engaging speakers.

Past presenters have included Guardian Editor, David Marsh, writer of 'For Who the Bell Tolls', motivational speaker, Carl Honore, author of 'In Praise of Slow' and ​education expert Sue Palmer, who penned the powerful 'Toxic Childhood'. 

Our most recent lecture was in partnership with Chorleywood Bookshop, and we presented an evening with Noel Janis-Norton...

'Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time' by Noel Janis-Norton

on Thursday 28 April at 7pm​ in the Whitby Hall, St Hilda's School

Are screens a source of friction in your house? Do you worry about the amount of time your children spend on phones, tablets and watching TV? If the answer's yes - come along and meet Noel Janis-Norton, author of Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, and a learning & behaviour specialist with more than forty years' experience helping teachers and parents.

The most frequent question Janis-Norton is asked is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children can become aggressive and stressed after a prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they struggle to deal with it. Janis-Norton will be sharing strategies to help put parents firmly back in charge of their children's screen time. She is not against screens and sees many positive uses of technology; but she also recognises how addictive the fast-paced digital world can be to the developing brain - leading to unhappy, frustrated children and tension in families.

Entrance costs £6 per person and includes a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

Noel Janis-Norton's books will be discounted on the night, including the title publication. There will be a question and answer session immediately after the talk, followed by a book-signing session.   

Check back soon for information about our next event.

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