Entries in education (16)

Friday
Oct022015

World Teachers' Day

We may have despised them at times but overall most of us are probably very thankful to our teachers. They have, after all, helped us get to where we are now. All over the world, teachers shape students and the future generation!

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Wednesday
Aug062014

What to do if you fail your exams 

Albert Einstein once said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” If you’re anxiously anticipating receiving exam results bear in my mind what this wise man once said. In this blog we take a look at what you might do if you don’t receive the results you’ve been expecting.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Girl summit 2014

“Do you want to marry a middle-aged man?” Whatever your answer will be, just keep in mind that “many children globally do not get choice”. That’s what is written on a poster advertising Girl Summit 2014. The event aimed to tackle the female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage.

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Friday
Jul112014

Into the Wild meets: Beatrice the Biologist

Katie McKissick is the mind behind  ‘Beatrice the Biologist’, a blog that breaks down difficult to digest information and presents it using comics, articles and comedy.

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Thursday
Jun192014

#because of school we can help the others to learn

I can only write this article and you can read it #becauseofschool where we were lucky enough to learn these skills. #becauseofschool is the hashtag launched by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to celebrate the value of education

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Friday
May302014

International Children's Day 2014

International Children’s Day is celebrated annually on 1st June to honour and protect children around the world.

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Wednesday
Feb262014

What Universities Really Think About Gap Years

Many students worry that universities don’t look favourably upon gap years.  Whilst this may have been true some time ago, these days, breaks from education are actually welcomed by institutions if approached in the right way.

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Monday
Dec022013

Volunteer photo of the week: Fiona Hufton 

Fiona Hufton volunteered on the Ghana Orphanage, Teaching & Community Health project. This photo shows the beauty of teaching and how much of a rewarding experience it must be.

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Monday
Nov182013

International education week: why is education so important?

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it’s almost taken for granted.

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Friday
Oct112013

International Day of the Girl: why we should educate girls

According to UNESCO statistics there are 61 million children around the world out of school, with the target for universal primary education unlikely to be met by 2015.

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Thirsting for knowledge: The challenge of educating girls  

Good quality education is recognised as a vital tool for the economic and social growth of a country.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Project of the week – China opportunities

Teaching English to friendly children whilst living in China will leave volunteers with some fantastic memories of having done something hugely worthwhile, and hopefully with a good grasp on a new language as well.

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Wednesday
May222013

International Biodiversity Day 2013

May 22nd is International Biodiversity Day, first established by the UN in 1993.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

Gap Years - A Step up from Average

Standing out is becoming a greater issue every year as more students receive good grades. This week the CBI – Confederation of British Industry –announced that they believe schools have been turned into ‘exam factories’ which only encourage children to keep up with the average rather than attempt to excel.

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Friday
Oct052012

Share the message of World Teachers Day this 5th October

World Teacher’s Day on the 5th October 2012 is less a day where children show their teachers how much they mean to them, but rather a day when the growing shortage of teachers is highlighted.

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