Viewpoint – Fixing the date of school term times

Headteachers have been told they can set their own term dates to stagger school holidays and help families avoid sky-high holiday costs during the school breaks, but does this work if you have children at different schools and at different education authorities which have different term times. Does it complicate

Viewpoint – Learning while earning

Learning while earning A report from the government’s skills experts the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has revealed that the number of 16 and 17 year olds working part-time has halved from 42% in 1996 to only 18% in 2014. The report found the main reason for this is a

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

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

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