Teaching kids digital literacy is more important now than ever before. As media devices become more accessible and gaming apps for children increase in popularity, kids need to be able to understand the technology they’re using and how to do so appropriately. The importance of digital literacy By the time a child reaches primary age, they can confidently access the internet, play games and watch … Continue reading Are your kids smarter than you?
School architecture tends to elicit a response in almost everyone, yet the emotional response can range from very negative to a positive feeling that lights up the face of the person questioned. But what effect does school building design have on the learning outcomes of the pupils and the work environment of the teachers and staff? An article on the BBC Website poses this exact … Continue reading School Architecture: Can Building Design aid learning?
One of the most significant challenges that the next generation face is how to be useful in an ever more competitive workplace, but maybe creativity is the answer? Even now, there are many tasks that computers can do far better or far quicker than us mere mortals, and the robots are still on the bench, warming up. So where do the humans have an advantage? … Continue reading Teach kids creativity. The machines will beat us.
People often ask what motivated me to create The School Report. The reply is always the same – the desire to bring about change- a change in the way parents engage in the educational arena. Often from negative experiences, positive shoots begin to flourish, as is the case for The School Report. After many positive school experiences, my first negative experience inspired me to talk … Continue reading How do we raise the volume of the parent’s voice in school?
Rob Gardner, one of the UK’s leading financial experts and a man on a mission to help young people have a financially secure future, has today revealed how parents can help their child build a million pound nest egg – by saving just £5.50 a day from the day they’re born until the age of 10. Not many people have a spare £5.50 a day, … Continue reading Finance should be a distinct part of the curriculum
The Worrinots is a new, award-winning app which allows children to share their worries and fears in a fun, safe and controlled environment. When we were little I seem to remember little worry dolls that you could whisper your worries to just before bedtime, and then you would place them under your pillow for the worry dolls to work on your issues while you slept … Continue reading Can an app relieve child stress & anxiety?
World Book Day 2018 is fast approaching and we’re excited to begin our Book Day planning to help make it one of the best Book days ever. Taking place in schools up and down the country, World Book Day celebrates a love of literature and is enjoyed by Children of all ages. Originally created 21 years ago as a way of encouraging children to read, … Continue reading What is World Book Day? What should my child wear?
How to educate our children always raises differing opinions. Each parent has a different idea of what they think is best – often fueled by their own experiences; good and bad. But what if we let the children decide? Mum of three Vickie has used the ‘unschooling’ parenting method – which means she lets her kids decide what to eat, what to learn and when … Continue reading Would you ‘unschool’ your children?
Dave Gibson, the founder of “The Sleep Site” brings us 5 simple steps on how to help get the kids back in their usual sleep routine after the disruption of the school holidays. Dave is a sleep expert and has worked in north London as a Hypnotherapist, Naturopath and Osteopath for over 15 years providing naturopathic advice across a wide range of conditions to promote … Continue reading How to restore bedtime routines after school holidays
Science-led healthcare company GSK challenged school children across the UK to come up with their own solutions to the problem posed by malaria and by doing so, they hope to ignite a real creative spark and enthusiasm for STEM subjects in school. The future of scientific research and development in the UK looks to be bright, as the children took to up the challenge with … Continue reading Science is Kids play: Children fight Malaria