Ένα δημόσιο δημοτικό σχολείο στην ακριβή, εμπορική συνοικία του Τόκιο, την Γκίνζα, αποφάσισε να επιβάλει στους μαθητές του τη χρήση σχολικών στολών σχεδιασμένων από τον ιταλικό οίκο μόδας Αρμάνι προκαλώντας διαμαρτυρίες από πολλούς γονείες, ανέφεραν σήμερα τα μέσα ενημέρωσης.
At a time when arts are squeezed in some schools, teachers are embracing them as a tool to teach the environment
At Fleet primary school in north London, children between the ages of three and 11 are learning songs about climate change and the environment. Tunes featuring fossil fuels, composting, growing vegetables and the impact of transport have all become popular in class, despite the somewhat serious messages at their heart.
For the teachers, music is proving to be a useful tool in explaining subjects that may otherwise be considered complex or inaccessible for young children. “The kids love singing about green issues,” says Beth Cleine, head of science and arts at the school. “They learn simple, catchy songs and sing them in the classroom or all together in assembly. It’s a fun way to learn.” The children performed some of the songs at last year’s Camden Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
Difference between highest and lowest performing pupils in English schools is 18.6 points, compared to 16.2 points for top-performing nations, report finds
England has one of the largest gaps between high and low performing primary school pupils across the developed world, a damning report has found.
New analysis showed England is failing to keep pace with other wealthy countries when it comes to maths education for 11-year-olds, with every local authority across the nation missing a key benchmark.