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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 ...

teachers are using emojis to help students learn

Emojis have fast become an essential part of 21st century communication, and they are now reportedly finding their way into the classroom. According to the Times Educational Supplement (TES), growing numbers of teachers are using emojis to help children engage with their studies. Charlotte Hodgson, an English teacher at Avonbourne College in ...

amazon’s alexa will reward children for saying please and thank you

Alexa, the virtual assistant created by Amazon, has been modified so that it can offer positive feedback to children who speak politely. The new function, ‘Magic Word’, addresses some parents' concerns that use of the technology was teaching their offspring to sound officious or even rude. The feature has been developed to ...

new google maps feature lets you go to space

Google Maps is no longer just for getting directions here on Earth. You can now explore numerous planets, moons and the International Space Station using a brand new feature. The feature uses imagery captured by the Cassini spacecraft, which was launched 20 years ago and finally burned up in Saturn's atmosphere ...