Tag: Primary School

News

Birmingham primary school protests permanently banned

A high court judge has ruled for the permanent ban of anti-LGBT protests in front of Birmingham primary school that began after about 300 people gathered at the school gates in May. Activists protesting against LGBT equality lessons are said to have, “grossly misinterpreted” what is being taught to primary school children. The school, located…

Science

Our plastic planet?

‘Our Plastic Planet?’ was hosted by Lizzie Daly, a wildlife biologist with a particular passion for the oceans. Her interactive presentation began with the cold truth: the entire ocean is now polluted with plastic. Every second 20,000 plastic bottles are being bought, and more than 80% of them are ending up either in landfills or…

Features

Updates to the RSE curriculum

2020 is set to see the introduction of a new and updated RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) curriculum in primary and secondary schools in the UK. Primary school children are to be taught about their own wellbeing through acts of simple self-care, such as teaching the importance of sleep and spending time outside with friends…

Comment

Technology damages children’s language skills

The Guardian recently released an article revealing that Clarks, the British shoe shop chain, has a new initiative for employees to engage in conversation with children in their stores. This resonated with me because my mother is a primary school teacher and for years has highlighted the noticeable drop of children’s communication skills. I interviewed…

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Should compulsory religious assemblies in schools be scrapped?

Anyone who had the misfortune of attending a Church of England school will remember the arduous ordeal that was the morning school assembly. An old, middle-class authoritarian would stand at the front of the hall (which doubled as a gym during PE lessons), reciting the Lord’s Prayer, whilst you sat on the hard, parquet floor…