A book about dying, death, bereavement and coming to terms with loss has won the 2012 Carnegie Medal.
Including or excluding students in immigration reduction targets makes relatively little difference to long-run net migration – which ministers and Migration Watch say is their real concern – but makes a big difference to how the government’s efforts look in short-run political terms.
You might, therefore, be surprised to learn that many schools do not have a library or a librarian – which seems a contradiction in terms.
In response to the Reflections on Body Image report, MPs have recommended that school children take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons.
With girls as young as five now worrying about their appearance and cosmetic surgery rates increasing by nearly 20% since 2008, there are fears that young people have worrying and unrealistic perceptions [...]
A few facts. Last year almost 70% of 16 year olds achieved at least 5 GCSE passes with grades A*-C. And 58% of GCSE sitters got 5 good passes including English and maths.
When I first thought about taking a group of ten Year 13 students to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it sounded like such a simple and wonderful idea. When I first told the group of the plans the idea was pounced on with characteristic wide-eyed optimism. Since then, reality has bitten hard and I’ve turned into [...]
Maths! Who could honestly say they looked forward to their maths lessons at school? A small minority, at most.
Apprenticeships are on the rise. Although this is welcome news, we need to ensure that the quality of Britain’s vocational training courses is always considered above the quantity, says Mark Farrar, Chief Executive of CITB-ConstructionSkills.
The best possible training for any sort of writing is to read as many examples of the genre written by experienced people as you can. That way you absorb the conventions and possible approaches. You won’t write, say, a decent novel, play or poem unless you’ve read plenty of novels, plays or poems. And exactly the same principle applies to theatre reviewing.
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