How to teach … robotics

The Guardian – Staff Writer “Students making mechanical arms and watching motorised vehicles whiz across the surface of distant planets can mean only one thing: robotics lessons. The topic, a relatively new addition to the design and technology curriculum,...

Parents miss pressures on girls, says Girlguiding

BBC – Staff Writer “Parents are too often out of touch with the mental health pressures faced by girls and young women, suggests research. Self-harm was the biggest health concern for girls aged 11-21, according to the Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes...

How to teach … the stone age

The Guardian – Staff Writer “The stone age, a new addition to the primary curriculum, is the prehistoric epoch that came before the bronze and iron ages. It was characterised by the use of stone tools and weapons, which early hunters used for finding food....

Future Voices: Expand your horizons – learn a new language

The Eastern Daily Press – Charlotte Wilson “Many of us are jetting off abroad for summer, but who can actually speak the language of their holiday destination? Britons have earned the notorious reputation of expecting those they encounter on their holidays...

Children’s maths abilities hindered by anxious parents

The Telegraph – Javier Espinoza ” Maths-anxious parents are breeding a generation of innumerate children, new research has shown. The study showed children learned less math over the school year and are more likely to be math-anxious if parents, who are...