Complaints to seven primaries follow suspension of lessons at some Birmingham schoolsPrimary schools in Manchester have been contacted by parents unhappy over sex and relationships lessons that teach children about LGBT rights, in the wake of similar classes being withdrawn in Birmingham after protests.The Guardian understands that parents at seven primary s […]
Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that […]
The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodationFor Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still b […]
Visa uncertainty and worries about research funding mean overseas delegates are wary of UK venuesThe 29th of March will be significant for Birmingham City University’s Centre for Brexit Studies – and not just for the obvious reason. The day the UK is due to leave the EU is also the opening of its second annual conference.It will be the third conference Alex […]
China has committed £22bn to education technology research; Britain has given less than £1mGrowing up in northern England I learned that while politicians will always do stupid things, you can’t let it get you down. Sure, the government might be ready to walk the country off a cliff – like they did to my little industrial hometown in the 1980s – but it’s onl […]
An Australian man had a lucky escape while confronting a man armed with a bow outside his home, as a loosed arrow pierced the mobile telephone he was holding to take a photograph of the incident, Australian police said on Thursday.
Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life jacket that kept him afloat for over three hours before his rescue by coastguards.