Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that some schools in England could start to return from 1st June, as he updated the country on the lockdown during a television statement on 10th May.
The benefits gained by taking learning out of the classroom are huge. It encourages creative
thinking, accelerates understanding of subjects, boosts self-awareness, fosters respect for
others, nurtures social skills, encourages interactions and helps to build healthy peer to peer
In years gone by, it was common for all kids to spend hours outdoors every day. But, as we all know only too well, things have changed. Playgrounds and parks are disappearing, homework is increasing, and parents are often wary of letting their youngsters out of their sight. While some kids can still enjoy the great outdoors, thanks to groups like Cubs and Brownies, it doesn't seem fair that many children don't get the chance.
Every teacher knows the importance of encouraging kids to read - but schools aren't always the best place to lose yourself in a book. The school library, while it may have a fantastic collection of volumes available, isn't always a welcoming reading area. Plastic school chairs can be uncomfortable, and banks of computers and the glare of strip lighting overhead might prevent a child from really getting immersed in a story.
The clock is ticking! The new sugar tax is good news for schools, but only if you can decide how to spend the windfall on offer. With the deadline approaching, schools are struggling to figure out how to invest the sugar tax money.