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Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Schools introduce fees for children who bring packed lunches

Parents that choose to give their children packed lunches instead of opting for meals cooked by the schools may face fines under new arrangements put in place by some schools. Some parents are being charged £1.80 every day for the privilege of allowing children to eat their own packed lunches. Squeezed budgets have been given as the reason for introducing[Read More...]

Govt crackdown on homeschooling due to ‘terrorism’ threat

Govt crackdown on homeschooling due to ‘terrorism’ threat

The government is considering plans to investigate families which home-school their children in the UK. A review is currently being launched by Nicky Morgan after education officials claimed that many parents who homeschool their kids could potentially be “poisoning their minds” with extremist and terrorist ideologies. The government is currently using terrorism as a reason to monitor on parents who[Read More...]

Tories plan to scrap free school meals

Tories plan to scrap free school meals

The Tories are considering plans to cut free school meals, it has been revealed. George Osborne’s November Spending Review, is considering proposals to end policies in which free hot school meals are given to all schoolchildren between four and seven, a policy which was introduced by former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in 2014. It was estimated that it would[Read More...]

Teachers sent on training courses to spot terrorist leanings in schoolchildren

Teachers sent on training courses to spot terrorist leanings in schoolchildren

Teachers will be sent on formal training courses designed to “spot the signs of radicalisation in young people” it has been revealed. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) is launching the seminars designed to report and monitor young schoolchildren suspected of having terrorist leanings. The seminars are aimed at both teachers and headteachers who are being encouraged to[Read More...]

Esther Okada

Ten year old maths prodigy studies for undergraduate degree

On the face of it, Esther Okade is an ordinary ten year old girl, who loves playing with her dolls and watching Disney films. However, what sets Esther apart from all the rest is she is also a university undergraduate after starting a degree at the age of ten. This makes Esther one of the UK’s youngest undergraduate students. She[Read More...]