It’s always hoped that our children will make the most of their opportunities and take up all offers of improvement at school. I have just got back from a short stay in Texas and the children in my host family have a fantastic range of learning aids to help them achieve greatness. They go to a church school – a very impressive and expensive one. Not as expensive as our public schools but not far off. Their homework is set on an iPad and they have to log in. I was fascinated at the excellent range of questions for their music – covered several elements and were great fun. Little games and competitions to check they fully comprehend the point of the exercise. Once they’ve selected their final answer, it gets logged for checking. I was happily singing along with them and playing on the keyboard with the music theory tests. Everywhere you go there’s country music coming out of radios in cars, bars and in stores. You have to love it or sink!