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It feels like a long forgotten memory not but until relatively recently it was ‘summer’. What can only be described as a particularly drab and grey August, also saw the screening of Channel 4’s Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (a title which I originally mistook for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) ...

 

 

 

I’m Pippa and I’ve recently joined Hopscotch as an intern. It’s not long since I’ve been back in the UK, having recently spent a year in New Zealand working as a nanny for a year. I’ve had an amazing time immersing myself in new cultures, travelling all over Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, America and Canada too. Now I’m back, I’m ready to get stuck into some new challenges!

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and with almost daily news stories on the state of our young people’s mental health, it’s really hammering home to us how much more needs to be done to combat the issue ...

 

After a disappointingly dreary August, September is suddenly upon us. And what does that mean? It’s time to go back to school!

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of exam results come in. Now the dust has settled, here’s a rundown of our key takeaways ...

I’m writing this with my time at Hopscotch coming to a close. When I started in January, six months seemed like a long time. However, a heady combination of high speed learning, office life and socialising meant that those six months flew by ...

A scintillating new BBC show called ‘No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids go Gender Free?’ asks the nation to think about the ways in which our often unconscious gender biases affect young people. This is not a new question, but in recent years it has garnered more and more attention, with research across the globe showing ...

 

Sex and relationships – an undoubtedly crucial topic in young people’s education, but how does it fare within the context of school and the curriculum? Personally, I find myself evoking images of dinosaur TVs being rolled out on trolleys; standing by are the long-suffering deliverers of these ‘vital life lessons’, ignoring the snickers of a class of teenagers watching outdated cartoons of heterosexual intercourse and tampon tips. Or, worse still, trying to austerely oversee the age-old and baffling exercise of putting condoms on bananas ...

 


The UK is great at engineering, but as highlighted repeatedly in the press, we’re suffering from a serious shortfall in young people with science, tech, engineering and maths (STEM) skills ...
Have you spotted some eye-catching artwork adorning the windows of your local John Lewis?

As part of John Lewis’s flagship education programme, Bringing Skills to Life, we recently ran Picture someone special, a prize draw asking children aged five to eight to create portraits in recognition of the unsung people going above and beyond in their local community. From marathon-dad dressed as Spider-Man to the local policewoman, children sent in their artwork in droves ...

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