UK School

Word From the Wise

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

On 8 April, Tim Wise gave a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans. The talk was called "Don't Call Me A Racist" and focused on anti-racism and white privilege. Wise is an American anti-racism activist and writer who lectured at over 600 college campuses. One of my tutors advised that our class attend the lecture...

13-Year-Old 'Kills Teacher With A Crossbow' At School

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

A 13-year-old boy allegedly armed with a knife and a crossbow has killed a teacher and injured at least four pupils at a school in Barcelona, Spain. ...

What Happens When Your Dream Primary School Place Just Isn't?

Jude Hurrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Parents
Jude Hurrell

I started questioning whether the school was right for us. I was gobsmacked. After all that agonising, all that thought, I couldn't believe we might have got it wrong. Perhaps the new direction the school was taking wasn't right for us?

Education: We're at a Turning Point We Must Not Miss

Aaron Benavot | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Every child, no matter whether their country is rich or poor, whether they live in a village or a city, should be going to school today. Yet despite the 2015 deadline to provide 'Education for All' this isn't happening. Our collective failure to reach global education goals means that 121 million children and adolescents are being denied their right to attend school.

Why the Government Should Make Nurseries Its Allies in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

Nursery staff talk to the children about the meals they are preparing and involve them. The children sow the seeds, water the plants and pick the produce. They bring in fresh courgettes from the garden and chop them up for lunch.

Don't Be Late!

Claire Kirby | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I wonder what these mums put as their reason for arriving late when they have to sign their kids in at the office. Is it the same excuse every day? Or is it a challenge to think of a new reason each time? Why aren't they embarrassed like I would be?

Why Low Confidence at School Can Become a Lifetime of Insecurities

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

‎We have created a self-esteem vicious circle. Schools don't nurture hobbies and passions that make teens feel worthwhile when their natural confidence is plummeting. It is these very activities - and not just hardcore sport, chess, golf, zumba, violin, that construct enduring self-belief. ‎Instead they are ditched for instagram, selfies and thigh gap comparisons.

Are Children Still Interested in Books?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
J.N. Paquet

Some encouraging results from the survey indeed show that children from lower socio-economic backgrounds spend more time reading on devices than their wealthier peers. More encouraging results: print books are actually more popular with three to five-year-olds than reading on devices!

Sikh Boy Uploads Video Of Classmates Chanting 'Terrorist' At Him On The School Bus

The Huffington Post, UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show a child being subjected to racist bullying from classmates on his schoolbus. The boy, who descr...

Fashion School Dropouts

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Drysdale

In the wake of London Fashion Week it is important to think about why it is that students are frequently too worried to study fashion. Look around fashion is everywhere and it is a big deal.

Top 10 Things To Do When You Skive Off School

The Huffington Post UK | Eugene Smith | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

We've all succumbed to a "cold" at some point, and we've all lied about its severity. Here's what you should do when you deceitfully profess an ill...

Grumpy Dad Takes on the School Run

Ashley Beolens | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

So why, when most live nearby and those who don't could catch the bus, do parents insist on clogging up the already busy roads, and disrupting other people's time starved lives, just so their little bag of snot bundle of joy doesn't have to walk?

'Sorry I'm Late!'

Kerry Gibb | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

I am the mum who smiles bashfully at other mums walking in the opposite direction after already dropping their kids at school. I am the mum who has perfected my nod of solidarity to other parents racing in consistently late alongside me as we battle to win the race not to be last.

It's Their Homework, Not Yours!

Sandi Mann | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Parents involve themselves in every aspect of school life, from running in every time their child has a problem, to falling over themselves to be parent helpers on school trips. And it doesn't stop at the school gate; so afraid are we of our kids making mistakes or doing things wrong that we hover over everything they do, like some kind of over-zealous quality control system.

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

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 16.02.2015 | 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 01.02.2015 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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 24.12.2014 | 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 21.12.2014 | 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...