Social issues

NewVIc launches new African Studies Centre to transform the teaching of black history in schools

The new African Studies Centre, the first of its kind, will equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach students about the history of Africa, doing away with a tradition of learning about this diverse continent through the lens of European Colonialism. The College has teamed up with world-class …

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Military charity launches free secondary school resources to support service children in school

Little Troopers, the military children’s charity, has launched new secondary school resources to help teachers support children aged 11-16 who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces. Created alongside teachers, forces families and behavioural experts, the resources offer lots of practical ideas to get children talking about forces life …

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Stockport student wins Rise Up 2020 for plantable chocolate wrapper that grows into flowers

Layla Assi (aged 16) from Stockport, Greater Manchester, studying at Southport College, Merseyside, has been named the winner of “Best Campaign” in advertising and digital skills competition, Rise Up 2020. Part of The Code from global advertising, marketing and digital agency, Dentsu, Rise Up 2020 challenged young people from diverse …

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Many children feel healthier and are more active since the return to school, research finds

A new survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) analyses how the healthy eating habits and physical activity levels of both children and adults have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout the lockdown and now in the recent period of eased restrictions. The survey, conducted as part of BNF …

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New initiative launched to support the mental wellbeing of children in schools

Each session is designed according to The Beattie Method, a holistic approach to building resilience, nurturing self-esteem, wellbeing, learning capacity and critical thinking in a supportive creative environment. By applying The Beattie Method, AT The Bus facilitators help students feel secure and valued; find enjoyment and interest in the world …

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Innovating Minds teams with childhood trauma expert to help children impacted by domestic violence during lockdown

Clinical psychologist Dr Asha Patel (left) of the multi award-winning social enterprise Innovating Minds is running a series of webinars on essential mental health topics and is partnering with author Jane Evans to create The Healing Together Facilitator Programme. The course is aimed at those who work with children at …

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