One in seven university graduates branded cheats…

When I read this I was not as shocked as I thought I would be…everything nowadays can be bought on the internet and everything is available if you have the money! People, especially students, are so used to having information and services at their fingertips that they would, I suppose, not think twice about getting […]

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Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural!

Our dear Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural and has even had discussions to ensure it is politically correct with the United Nations. I’m not sure how I really feel about this! While I believe in being inclusive and opening the world of classic children’s stories to all I kind of believe that Thomas […]

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How to make time for yourself as a home schooling parent

Deciding to home school your child is a real commitment. After the worries of curriculum, lesson plans and discipline fade, you might find yourself wondering how to separate the parent from the teacher in life – and more than anything how to magically create more time in your day to do all the things you […]

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Literacy and Numeracy Skills…disadvantaged children.

We have known for a while that children from better-off families fare better in school, in terms of literacy and numeracy skills. However, it was a shock to learn that these disadvantages show up as early as 3 years of age, before children even begin primary school. An analysis by the Economic and Social Research […]

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Physical fitness affects academic achievement

Schools are cutting PE time due to exam pressure, despite a recent study showing that physical fitness positively affects how well children take in and remember new information. It has also been proved that schools that focus on well-being tend to do better academically. So sacrificing PE to focus on exams seems ironic doesn’t it? […]

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