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Do you agree with formal testing at Primary School?

  Should children be formally tested in Primary School? The issue of testing primary school age children is a controversial one with many children suffering from stress as a result.  Some parents and educators are also anti-formal testing; but is it all bad? According to a survey cited in the Guardian, eight out of 10 primary school…
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April 24, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

Are competitive sports doing more harm than good to children’s mental health?

Has your school started hosting non-competitive sports days?   If so, they’re not the only ones. In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents with children at primary school say their sports day is non-competitive – yet 86 percent do not agree with this approach. Some parents and teachers think competition can be potentially harmful…
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April 9, 2018 Tags:, , , , , ,

Children And Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language has many benefits both socially and academically. Learning a second language can be very rewarding which is great for self-confidence, and also and enhances listening, reading and writing life skills. Children who learn a second language tend to have a better understanding of the world and of other cultures. They also have a…
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September 28, 2013 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,