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...

The schools taking a stand against too much sitting down

BBC – Robert Pigott “At the Old School House nursery near Newmarket in Suffolk, three- and four-year-olds are beginning their battle against the diseases of old age. They stand to print animal shapes onto white paper in brightly coloured paint and jump to...

Viewpoint: How do you instil good character?

BBC – Staff Writer “…character is back because we now have solid evidence about just how important it is to our chances of success in life. Study after study demonstrates the connection between character strengths and getting good grades…Good...

Focus on quality of early education, politicians urged

BBC News – Judith Burns “The next government should focus on the quality of care and education received by young children, say campaigners. Politicians have concentrated on increasing the quantity of free childcare available but its quality is crucial,...