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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 ...

skipping breakfast linked to lower gcse grades.

Children who skip breakfast on school days are less likely to achieve good grades at GCSE, according to a new study. Researchers, from the University of Leeds, found that missing the first meal of the day was associated with academic performance around two grades lower than it would otherwise have been, ...

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 ...

stormzy to fund two more cambridge students.

Stormzy has announced he will cover the university tuition fees of two more black Cambridge undergraduate students for the duration of their degrees. The grime artist will pay the tuition fees and maintenance grants of the students from September as part of the Stormzy Scholarship, which funded the studies of two ...

student challenges school’s bag ban with creative alternative

A 17 year-old student protested his school’s ban on bags by taking his books and supplies to class in a microwave. Jacob Ford, who attends Spalding Grammar School in Lincolnshire, was protesting against a ban on large bags for students in the sixth form because of health and safety reasons. The move ...

secondary school to ban bikes without number plates

A south London school is forcing children to cycle with number plates on their bikes to crack down on irresponsible cycling. Teachers at Stanley Park High are introducing the scheme so members of the public can report pupils cycling dangerously. Headteacher Amit Amin wrote on the school's website: "Students without a number ...