Having just topped the UN rankings for the world's happiest country, Finland certainly has a lot to smile about this morning. But what are they doing that makes their citizens so happy?Read More
As the news comes of his passing, why not open your mind this morning and celebrate the life and work of an extraordinary man, Stephen Hawking, as he heads out into the universe...🌟Read More
Can we look beyond our comfortable convenience lifestyles for the sake of the planet? This was just one of the questions posed to the formidable panel at a recent debate on the BBC entitled 'The Selfish Green', featuring a stella line up of the world's finest minds...Read More
Should we be teaching our children how to navigate 'fake news'? In a world of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts', it is more important than ever to educate our children to learn to discern fact from opinion.Read More
Some argue schools should focus solely on academics, but staggering statistics on mental health show students need more than that. Teacher and writer Peter DeWitt explores some of the reasons we need to start supporting social and emotional learning in our schools.Read More
One of our ThoughtBox changemakers - Adele Bates - asked her Y10 pupils two things:
1. What is the worst thing about school?
2. If you could make one change to improve school, what would it be?
Take a listen to Prince Ea's resignation from following all of the expectations and pressures that have not, and will not, make him happy - do any of his thoughts and experiences sound familar?Read More
Welcome to the school whose teachers vow to approach every child with “unconditional positive regard” in an attempt to really understand each child as an individual and to rethink punishment as a form of discipline.Read More
Does walking on by without looking down make it somehow easier to ignore the fact that our society has some serious issues that we need to face?Read More
As 'conker' and 'kingfisher' disappear from English dictionaries in favour of 'broadband' and 'download', we ask the question - what value should we be putting on our words?Read More
A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes, bringing the heritage of our African ancestry to the forefront of our identity. What is your reaction to this striking discovery?Read More
A school in Tokyo, Japan has hit the headlines after announcing its new school uniform (made by Armani) will cost around $700 per student. With its pupils all under the age of 11, what sort of message does this give students about their identity?Read More
Is our current educational model setting up our young people in the best way for the future? What is working? What isn't? What needs to shift?Read More
As of January 2018, China and Hong Kong stopped all exports of plastic and cardboard waste into their regions, a place that the UK used to send two-thirds of its rubbish. So what now?Read More
How do you know you exist? What tells you that you are real? Is existence all just one big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? Are we part of a computer simulation being run by humans of the future in a world we have already created?Read More
What do you think babies could teach us? Why could they be valuable teachers, especially with younger children, when it comes to supporting empathy and preventing bullying?Read More
The UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness last week - amidst concerns of a growing 'epidemic of loneliness' sweeping the UK. If this is the case, what is going wrong in our society to cause people to feel so lonely?Read More
Polish artist Paweł Kuczyński uses his cartoons to ask questions about what is really going on in our society. His images show a familiarity whilst unveiling harsh realities that exist side by side.
Take a look at his cartoons - each one an intriguing discussion point - and get those brain cells ticking...Read More
As water shortages are now striking the world's so called 'developed' communities, is it time to start planning for the notion that a 'Day Zero' - when the water runs out - will happen to us all?Read More