Shakespeare’s Legacy

27th August 2014

Shakespeare’s works have long been a source of pride for the UK, as well as frustration (when first trying to understand what is going on in one of his plays as a school child) and boredom (when understanding and enjoyment are lacking). But for modern readers, some of Shakespeare’s lines will actually be easier for […]

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Ten tips for university

The exams are finished, the university or college choices have been made and now the only thing you have to do is wait for the small matter of results day! Whether you get the results you want or have missed them slightly the chances are you are off to college in September to start a […]

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Holding a Candle to Sayings

24th August 2014

Every culture has its own sayings, phrases and idioms which are used as metaphors and similes for real life situations, but where do they come from? Here is an explanation of 5 sayings which have interesting histories. 1. Hold a candle Apprentices would literally hold the candle for their masters so that they could see […]

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Great days out for the Summer Holidays

20th August 2014

With the summer holidays underway keeping the kids entertained can be both time consuming and expensive. Often as the holidays progress it can be hard to think of new things to do that aren’t going to break the bank and are fun and interesting for the young ones. Here is a list we have compiled […]

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Strange UK Laws

14th August 2014

There have been many laws passed in the UK which some might consider peculiar. Here are 10 which are still present in legislation today! A Statute forbidding Bearing of Armour (1313)  This is oldest law on this list and states that MPs are not legally allowed to wear armour in the houses of parliament. (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aep/Edw2/7/0/introduction) […]

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The Joys of Summer

5th August 2014

Ah, the summer holidays are here! School children across the country have 6 weeks or more of school free days to look forward to. But for adults, the summer holidays are not so carefree. Planning a holiday? Then you have the huge rate increases to budget for. Work full time? Then you may have the […]

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Young Inventors

25th July 2014

It is sometimes hard for older people to take young people seriously, but here is a list of 10 children, teenagers and young adults who have made some remarkable innovations. Margaret Knight When she was 12 years old, she designed a safety devise to turn off the large looms used in textile mills when something […]

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The Gender Gap

23rd July 2014

It has long been a concern that not enough girls continue their education in maths and science. The lack of girls doing these subjects means that fewer women are then able to pursue careers in the associated fields like engineering and computing. Better careers guidance is one area which has been identified as a way […]

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Left Handed Students

21st July 2014

How difficult is it for left handed students to live in a world designed by right handed people? Approximately 10% of the population is left handed. Experts tell us that the left-handed and right handed brains are wired differently. Being left handed myself, I struggled to cope with the scissors and pens I used in […]

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The impact of food and drink on a child’s education

17th July 2014

The food we eat every day has a significant impact on the way we, as humans, function. Whether as an adult or as a child, the ability to concentrate for long periods of time is something that can fluctuate from one day to the next. Although concentration can be affected by a wide range of […]

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