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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 ...

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are the long-suffering deliverers of these ‘vital life lessons’, ignoring the snickers of a class of teenagers watching outdated cartoons of heterosexual intercourse and tampon tips.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 ...
In a turbulent marketplace it's becoming ever more urgent for business to translate authenticity into action on tackling sustainability issues to which it contributes and pose financial risk. To get to grips with how this landscape is shifting, I’ve been fortunate enough over the past few months to hear from some of the leading change-makers who are acting on social purpose ...
Having recently joined the Hopscotch team I’m enjoying getting stuck into work on a range of projects, looking at diverse topics from employability to road safety ...
You’d be forgiven for feeling rather bloated on a pre-election diet of the free school breakfast vs lunch debate, but two weeks on from one of the most edge-of-the-sofa election nights of recent years, what impact is this all set to have on the education landscape? ...
Following months of anticipation, Make the Future Live, Shell’s festival of ideas and innovation, arrived full steam at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the end of May ...

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