Schoolchildren

Children - Not Galley Slaves

Hilary Wilce | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
Hilary Wilce

How I hate the phrase "driving up standards". Every time I hear it, I see primary-age schoolchildren, bent low and sweating over heavy oars, struggling to propel the great ship of education towards some distant, hazy destination that their elders and betters have deemed they must aim for.

Teachers Taking Advantage Of 'Way Easier' Alternative GCSEs

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers have been taking advantage of "way easier" alternative GCSE exams, headteachers have admitted the day before hundreds of thousands of school ...

Moving Schools Has 'Devastating' Impact On Grades

PA | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Moving schools many times has a devastating impact on pupils' grades and the numbers of children affected are set to grow, according to a report publi...

Four Children Injured After Hedgetrimmer Slices Open School Bus

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK

A hedgetrimmer has sliced open the top of a double decker bus in Essex injuring four children in what emergency crews called a "scary looking scene." ...

Thousands Of Poor Families Missing Out On School Support

PA | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Tens of thousands of England's poorest families are missing out on additional support for their children, a report into school subsidies has found. ...

PHOTOS: Parents Defend Priest Who Had Schoolchildren 'Lick Cream Off His Knees'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

A Polish catholic priest has been forced to defend himself after pictures emerged of children licking cream off his legs. The photos show an "init...

Let Them Eat Cake for Packed Lunch? Hell No

Rachel Wilson-Couch | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Wilson-Couch

Sending kids off to school with the nutritional equivalent of a Type 2 diabetes time bomb and expecting them to concentrate in class is either ignorant, lazy, irresponsible or all three.

That's So Last Decade! More Young Teens Saying No To Booze And Drugs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

Teens are forgoing drink, drugs and smoking for more wholesome pursuits and healthier lifestyles, new research suggests. But charities warned of be...

Assaults By Primary School Children 'On The Rise'

PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Primary school children are being suspended from school increasingly often for assaulting their teachers and classmates, according to official figures...

Slap The Sun Cream On Before Sport, Pupils Urged

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

As strange as it may seem considering the summer the UK is experiencing, PE teachers are being urged to take more responsibility in protecting childre...

British Pupils To Lobby Minister On Plight Of Afghan Children

PA | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

The plight of Afghanistan's school children will be raised by UK pupils calling for all youngsters to receive a decent education. British youngs...