Should mobiles be allowed in classrooms?

A study by the London School of Economics into the impact of mobile phones on student performance found that test results improved in schools where mobile phones were banned. More than 90% of teenagers own a mobile phone and although there is no current UK government policy relating to mobile ...

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Mock elections and the democratic process

The General Election 2015 was embraced by schools across the region staging their own mock elections in various formats. With polling booths and ballot boxes even installed, many primary and secondary school aged children experienced a real voting process and what it represents. How valuable an opportunity do you think ...

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Levi Tafari

Levi Tafari - Writer, poet, performer and “Urban Griot” Levi Tafari was born and raised in Toxteth by his Jamaican parents. He attended catering college, where he studied classical French cuisine and graduated with distinction. In the early 1980s, while working as a caterer, he started attending the Liverpool 8 Writers ...

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Eating disorders and our youngsters

Earlier this year figures released from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showed the biggest rise in people with eating disorders admitted to hospital is among youngsters aged 10-19. The most common age for girls is 15-years-old and for boys just 13-years-old. Whilst these figures are alarming they ...

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E-Learning: A game changer for schools?

With the increasing introduction of iPads and tablets into schools for every pupil, what do the panel think will happen over the next 12 months? – Is it essential that each pupil has access to an iPad or tablet as an integral part of their learning? The adoption of mobile technology ...

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