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3 Ways to Get Your Daughter Into Sports – and Keep Them Interested

Young girls “fall out of love” with sport by the time they’re teenagers.

A damning study from Women in Sport revealed that even active young girls become less sporty as they enter their teen years due to a lack of confidence, the pressure of schoolwork, and not feeling safe outdoors.

In a world where girls and young women face barriers to certain jobs, equal pay, and more,...

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Study shows children’s physical activity levels fell below national guidelines in wake of pandemic

New research has revealed children’s physical activity levels in the UK were significantly lower by the time the COVID-19 pandemic public lockdown restrictions were lifted.

The study, led by the University of Bristol, found that by the end of 2021 little more than a third (36%) were meeting the national recommended physical activity guidelines.

While there was no change in their...

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New study reveals the areas that produce the smartest students for each subject

  • Rutland students are among the smartest in England with their percentage of A* in A levels in the top three in eight subjects
  • Oxfordshire students are the smartest in the wider subject categories of Humanities, Social Sciences and Science
  • The Isle of Wight comes at the bottom of the list with the lowest percentage in 12 subjects

The smartest...

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One in five kids have trouble getting to sleep

Mobile phones and TVs blamed for keeping kids awake at night Lack of sleep means significant classroom impact says ‘Bed Poverty’ charity Zarach

One in five children have difficulty getting to sleep at night and the main causes are mobile phones, video games, and TV, according to a survey.

The survey of 1,000 parents, carried out on behalf of Bensons for Beds , also showed that a lack...

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Why the most efficient revision you’ll ever do, is when you’re having fun

Exams are back! Why the most efficient revision you’ll ever do, is when you’re having fun

It’s confirmed, GCSE and A-Level exams will take place this summer for the first time since 2019. The pandemic and its impact on education means that some A-Level students may not have sat a formal exam since SATs in year six.

Leading British stationery brand, Pukka Pads, has over 20 years’...

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MOVING HOUSE, TAKING DOWN THE CHRISTMAS DECS AND SELLING A CAR – THE TEDIOUS TASKS WE WISH WE COULD DO IN 30 SECONDS

MOVING HOUSE, TAKING DOWN THE CHRISTMAS DECS AND SELLING A CAR – THE TEDIOUS TASKS WE WISH WE COULD DO IN 30 SECONDS

Do you find yourself dreading taking down the Christmas decorations or wishing away the hours waiting for a delivery? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone – as a new nationwide study has discovered the tedious tasks that Brits wish they could do in 30 seconds, with selling a car...

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Reforms to encourage more students to take up language GCSEs

The government has set out plans for revised modern foreign languages GCSEs, helping to make the content more accessible for students.

From: Department for Education and Robin Walker MP

Students will study reformed language GCSEs from 2024, following government changes to make the subjects more accessible and attractive for students, and boost take up by making it clearer what they...

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School choice fails to empower parents

School choice fails to empower parents, study finds Policies to increase school choice have not given parents a greater sense of control over their children’s education, new research has found. Parents given multiple options for their child’s school are no happier about education than those who have little choice, according to research published in the Journal of Social Policy.

The study was...

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A new study shows that kids are enjoying more time in the kitchen

A study by Barilla shows that kids have been spending more time in the kitchen learning to cook – and as we head into the school summer holidays, now is the time to get them involved!

  • A survey of British parents found children are learning to cook at a younger age - children are cooking their first meal aged six , five years younger than their parents’ generation at age 11
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40,000 students to study across the globe as part of new Turing Scheme

Government announces 40,000 students and pupils are set to study and work abroad under new student exchange programme, spanning 150 countries.

From: Department for Education

Published 4 August 2021

40,000 students will be able to study and work abroad thanks to the government’s new Turing Scheme , with universities and schools due to be told this week that their...