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Man Arrested After 'Gunman Fired Shots At School Workmen'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after reports that a gunman fired shots at school workmen. Dorset Police confirmed a man ...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Learning From Budget Cuts

Ben Clarke | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

BUDGET CUTS. The headline has been blasted on the front pages of every newspaper (apart from the tabloids obviously, who opted for more cultured titles such as 'BUDGET CUTS MORE DIFFICULT TO EXPERIENCE THAN THIS VIDEO OF A PREGNANT HAMSTER' and 'PAGE 3 GIRLS USE QUOTES BY PLATO AND ARISTOTLE TO DESRIBE GEORGE OSBOURNE').

The One With Half Term

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

So we've made it to half term! We've had no tears or major tantrums and the boy seems to be enjoying himself. He is however getting tired and I fear the novelty may be wearing off. He keeps asking, "Where am I going today?" When I answer "School darling", he looks forlorn and exclaims "What again? I have been to school a lot you know."

School - What's the Crack?

Katie Kirby | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Kirby

Do I have a life? BEEP BEEP - oh hang on sorry I just got a text, maybe it's someone asking if I want to go out for a drink. Oh no... it's just school AGAIN - apparently they are having cottage pie today instead of the planned menu option in order to celebrate British potato day. Like I give a f*ck!

Making the Walk to School Safer and Easier

Joe Irvin | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Joe Irvin

Today two children will deliver a 20,000 signature petition to number ten Downing Street. Sinead Bourne, aged 10, and six-year old Khadijah Jahan, will also hand over a large pile of letters from school children across the country asking David Cameron to make their walk to school safer and easier.

The Moment Ebola Hysteria Well And Truly Gripped Britain..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Ebola Symptoms: Why No One In Britain Clearly Has The Disease Yet A school has cancelled the visit of a charity worker and her son because of fears...

The One With the Jolly Phonics

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

You know in my last blog I said we've all started school? Well we really have! It would appear that I have to totally re-learn how to read.

'Quitting' Is Perfectly Normal

Ben Clarke | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

I've been called a quitter. By friends, by parents... by a resentful drum teacher whose sole motive appeared to be to drain the money from my parents' bank account like a balding, middle aged vacuum. However, I strongly disagree with them...

Can't Decide What Music To Listen To At School? Spotify's Come Up With The Ultimate Playlist

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You hear all sorts of tales about which genre of music is best to listen to while you're studying, but Spotify has actually researched it and found ou...

Uni vs College

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I'm currently doing a study abroad year at a college in Louisiana. It is a small Jesuit Liberal Arts School, so I won't claim that I can speak on behalf of all colleges in the USA or universities in the UK, as they are all very different!...

When a Teacher Opens Worlds

Noam Schimmel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Because of her and her stories as that boy grew up and was able to visit the lands of these myths, to study these stories, to try to live out some of the lessons learned, he, I, remains rapt with attention, enchanted, and grateful beyond words.

The One Where We Start School

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

Starting school has been discussed, analysed and mulled over since kids first went into education. There are articles, blog posts, forums and books on the subject. You can disappear up your own bum reading them all - believe me over the summer I nearly did.

Learning To Let Go - Stressful Parenting

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As a parent there will always be a natural need to protect them from potential harm or our past negative experiences, however in order educate them we need to let go...allow them to learn from the world outside of our control.

Schools Are Ours - Let's Open the Doors for the Childcare Families Need

Anne Longfield | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Longfield

As many parents of the children starting school for the first time this week will testify, arranging childcare for children when they are very young is not always the hardest part. It can be more difficult to arrange childcare during the school term as many of the families of more than 600,000 children beginning reception year have discovered.

Unicef School Clubs Help Syrian Children Catch Up During Summer Break

Razan Rashidi | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

For thousands of children in Syria, summer vacation is no longer about taking a break from their hectic school lives. On the contrary, with displacement and violence regularly interrupting normal classes, many children around the country used their summer break to visit school clubs and catch up on lost school days.

Gaza Children Are Meant To Go Back To School Tomorrow (But They Won't)

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

Before the current onslaught of Israeli airstrikes, the UN had estimated that Gaza needed an additional 250 schools to meet demand. Now, more than 200...

Five Things That Will NOT Help Your Child Do Well at School

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

It's fast-approaching that time of year when many parents will be preparing to send their little ones off to school or pre-school for the very first time...

Failed Your Exams? You're the Lucky One

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Fearghas Kelly

When the Scottish results came out on the 5th of August, it was announced that pupils had achieved a record number of top Higher grades, winning 30,000 university and college places in the process. Unfortunately, some were not so lucky.

Louise Ridley

Not The A Level Results Pictures You Were Expecting To See..

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The A Level results coverage in the media feels eerily familiar today. Photographers around the country have been visiting schools and snapping gi...

Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

15 Things Going to a Girls' School Taught Me

Bethany Balkham | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bethany Balkham

Now immune to bitchiness, gossip, whispering and detestable drama queens, an education in so many subjects was not the only thing I left school with, but also an education in how to cope with life in general... whenever there's women around that is.

Finding Bugs In The Garden Is Better Than Homework

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

Do we want our young ones to grow up with strong and independent minds... or do we want them to be brainwashed by 'The Regime', ending up lacking control of who they are?

My Thoughts on 'How Was Your Day Joe?' on BBC Radio 3

Jo Worgan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jo Worgan

When scrolling through my twitter feed yesterday evening I came across a tweet by the lovely Mike from Talk About Autism, he was sharing the BBC Radio 3 program, "How Was your Day Joe?" that was available to listen to again via the BBC website.

Film Education: How It Looks to the Under-18s

David Cooke | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Cooke

Our research allowed us to ask: Do teenagers feel the same as their parents about big issues facing them? How do they think about representations of drugs misuse, dangerous behaviour, or the sexualisation of younger people in the media? How do young people use the age ratings system (they do!) in a multi-platform landscape?