Education

Take me to your leader! MPs to quiz robot

Image copyright Softbank Robotics A robot is to be questioned by a panel of MPs in what they are claiming is a first for UK democracy (regular viewers of Parliament may beg to differ). Pepper – “a culturally aware” robot – was designed to assist with the care of older people. But next Tuesday she […]

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Teacher banned for claiming extra cash for school trips

Image copyright Linkedin Image caption David Malengela had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon A languages teacher found to have claimed extra cash from parents for school trips has been banned from the classroom. David Malengela, 41, had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter’s School in Huntingdon. The […]

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Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager

A music-loving teenager whose disability leaves her unable to attend mainstream festivals has had one organised in her honour. Willow Bush, 16, from Greenwich, has a rare genetic condition called Aicardi syndrome, which has resulted in learning and mobility disabilities and uncontrolled epilepsy. With the help of charity Make-A-Wish her mother, Viv, organised “WillowFest” in […]

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Teenagers bombarded by gambling ads ask for help

Image caption Catherine says the dangers of gambling aren’t highlighted “A few years ago, I got an email from a betting website. I was only 12 or 13, so I wasn’t interested. “But for someone who got that email, being contacted personally, it could almost entice them to gamble, like it’s their duty.” Catherine, now […]

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Fears for the future of music lessons in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Music lessons in England schools could be under threat unless central government covers the cost of a pay rise for teachers, councils claim. In July, the government agreed to fund a 3.5% rise for lower-paid teachers and 1.5% and 2% for higher-paid teachers, senior staff and head teachers. But councils say […]