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Government considers extending the school breakfast programme

Boris Johnson’s government is considering extending its schools breakfast programme beyond the current deadline of July, the children’s ministers has confirmed. Funded by the Department for Education, the programme aims to support children in disadvantaged communities by providing access to free healthy breakfasts during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Vicky Ford confirmed that ...

Flippin good fun!

Pancake Day in the UK is also known as Shrove Tuesday and is celebrated as Carnival and Mardi Gras elsewhere in the world. Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was seen as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes were viewed as the perfect ...

Why children should read more

‘If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.’ J.K. Rowling. One of the most important aspects of a child’s early academic development revolves around reading. Many studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance as it improves their vocabulary, understanding, communication ...

New series of Educating Greater Manchester

The hugely popular Educating Greater Manchester has returned to television screens across the UK. It is the fifth series of the BAFTA award-winning British documentary Educating, broadcast on Channel 4. The documentary follows previous instalments in the Educating series including Educating Essex, Yorkshire, East End and Cardiff. The fifth series was ...

uk’s first outdoor primary school opens.

An outdoor school has opened in south London where children spend 95% of their days outside, even in winter. Liberty Woodland School, a new primary situated in Worcester Park within the London Borough of Sutton, is thought to be the UK’s first outdoor school, drawing inspiration from Scandinavia. Lessons will “take some ...