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.
As the clothing industry continues to pump out more "barely worn" clothing, whilst used clothes mountain continues to grow, it is time to ask the question: why are we continuing to lack ethics and conscience when it comes to how well we love our clothes?
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.
The new advertisement from Gillette is proving controversial in its reception, as it challenges the stereotype of masculinity whilst engaging with the #MeToo movement, playing on its 30-year tagline “The Best A Man Can Get”, by instead asking: “Is this the best a man can get?”
Have you ever heard the phrase “We are all made of stardust”? Well, it’s true! In one of the lessons on Identity, you can explore how the molecules that make up our bodies are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centres of stars...!
Have you ever wondered why we eat in the way we do? Our new topic on Food explores a range of questions and curiosities surrounding our eating habits, and unravels some of the story of our food's evolution
Putting ourselves into other people’s shoes and walking around for a while is a positive way to make connections and to help develop and encourage compassion in our lives. But as well as supporting our connection to other people around us, why is empathy also important for ourselves?
What makes us happy? What do we need to be happy? Is happiness something we can buy? Even if we know it isn’t, we are still being encouraged to see it that way, and corporations across the world are actively trying to sell us happiness. But what does this mean?
28 billion non-recyclable crisp packets will be produced between now and 2025 (when Walkers claim they will make recyclable ones) so can they really claim this to be a positive action to curb plastic pollution?
How well do you listen and how much are you heard? Did you know that listening and being heard and cared by someone you don’t really know can act as a stimulant for natural healing? So just much power can empathy have on our bodies?
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.
According to recent government research, two-thirds of children aged 10 to 17 and a quarter of 6-9 year-olds consume energy drinks - drinks which contain 60% more calories and 65% more sugar than normal soft drinks...and that's not mentioning the caffeine. So should they be banned?