Britons ‘nervous to speak foreign language when abroad’

BBC – Katherine Sellgren “A quarter of British holidaymakers feel nervous at the thought of having to speak the local language when they go abroad, a poll suggests. The survey of more than 2,000 UK adults for the British Council found 40% were embarrassed...

Academic subjects alone won’t ‘set every child up for life’

The Guardian – John Newbigin “In the future being adaptable, able to learn how to learn, rather than learn how to remember, will be the only way of staying afloat…What’s really hard is being creative – and that’s going to get a lot harder in a global...

Test fitness at primary school, say health campaigners

BBC – Staff Writer “Children should be tested for fitness, as well as maths and English, to reduce inactivity, say health campaigners. Campaign group ukactive says the UK faces a “ticking time bomb” of health problems due to lack of...