Is the teaching of politics important enough in our schools?
The lack of young voter engagement in politics is one of the country’s greatest issues – and considering these challenging times, is it time schools took this more seriously? WORDS: Freya Millard In the 2015 generation election, the BBC reported that voter turnout for people aged 18-24 was 43 per cent compared to 63 per […]
Life of a teacher during lockdown
A primary school teacher writes about his personal experience of how he has adapted to the coronavirus pandemic closing down schools WORDS: Macaulay Ludgate We all stayed late, and I watched with my colleagues as Boris Johnson announced at 5pm on Wednesday March 18 that schools would be closing indefinitely in just two days. We […]
How Storytelling Can Be Good For Children’s Learning & Mental Health
National Storytelling Week, which runs from 26 January to 2 February 2019, aims to show how this age-old tradition is as relevant now as ever, and can even benefit children’s learning and mental health Words: Ellie Fells Lead image: Mystic Art Design For many of us, the words ‘once upon a time’ will take us back […]
How Much Progress Has Been Made on Teaching LGBT+ Issues in Schools?
The history of the teaching of LGBT+ related issues within our schools has certainly been a tumultuous one – but where are we today? Words: Ellie Fells Lead image: Class 2E at the City of London School wearing rainbow laces ‘You don’t have to come out to come in’ is the very fitting mantra of City […]
The Independent Schools Show Returns to Battersea
The Independent Schools Show returns to Battersea this November with more than 240 schools exhibiting, from nurseries through to sixth form colleges Schools choices are one of the most difficult decisions for parents. In an effort to help you find out more about what the independent sector offers, the Independent School Show offers access to more leading educators than […]
Can You Ace This A Level Quiz?
If it’s a while since you left school – perhaps A Level were O Levels back then? – let’s see if you’ve still got it… Can you answer these 5 questions from past A Level papers? Read more: A-LEVELS, PRE-U OR THE IB: WHAT’S BEST? WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU FAIL YOUR EXAMS?
Meet Leo Zhu, One of the Youngest Associate Members of the Royal Schools of Music
Leo Zhu – our youngest ever contributor – on how it feels, at 10 years of age, to be one of the youngest people in the world to become an associate member of the Royal Schools of Music I first started playing the violin when I was about two-years-old. My sister had started playing violin a […]
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN HOW TO HELP OTHERS
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Donal Brennan, Headmaster of The Hampshire School, Chelsea, on the importance of teaching children the value of kindness and charity as global citizens in a turbulent world… There is a great deal of suffering in our world. Sadly, this is something that our children are accustomed to; they are growing up exposed to […]
Is a School Uniform Important? Not at St Christopher School
ADVERTISING PROMOTION St Christopher School in Letchworth Garden City has favoured a modern approach to education for over 100 years, confident that their forward-thinking methods and excellent results have stood the test of time. An independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged from 3 to 18, St Chris is set on a […]
Trinity Student Commissioned for Croydon BID Art Project
The work of Adam Cady, a student at Trinity School, Croydon, has been commissioned by Croydon BID as part of its Festive Fantasia project. Adam’s work, inspired by Croydon’s crocus-growing history, is being projected in Croydon’s town centre alongside other large scale animations. Using the colour purple, a predominant colour for crocuses, Adam created his […]