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Daily News Summary
2 August 2018

image Fear for the future of the arts industry, following decline in creative subjects at GCSE
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image Local authorities want National Citizen Service funding for youth clubs
image 'The summer holidays can help children to develop soft skills and apply curricular knowledge'
image 'Children face many years of formal learning, let them enjoy their early years'
image 12-year-old boy campaigns against delayed introduction of British Sign Language GCSE

Fear for the future of the arts industry, following decline in creative subjects at GCSE

 

Analysis by the Press Association has shown a decline in the number of pupils taking creative subjects at GCSE, igniting fear for the future of the arts industry. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Is your school involved in a creative partnership with a state school? Do you help to support 'vulnerable' subjects, like the arts? If so, would you like to write a blog about the partnership - or be willing to send further information which could be used as a good case study? Please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Independent

BBC Radio 4: Male body image

 

Andrew Halls, headmaster at King's College School in Wimbledon, spoke yesterday on BBC Radio 4's World at One show, discussing male body image and the pressures on boys to look good.

Listen from 39:45.

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BBC Radio 4

Local authorities want National Citizen Service funding for youth clubs

 

Councils have urged for funding, which is being spent on the government's flagship citizenship scheme, to be diverted to local youth clubs. By Peter Walker, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'The summer holidays can help children to develop soft skills and apply curricular knowledge'

 

Yvonne Williams, a teacher in the south of England, writes in Tes arguing that the summer holidays are an opportunity for children to hone their soft skills and apply curricular knowledge.

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Tes

'Children face many years of formal learning, let them enjoy their early years'

 

Following Damian Hinds' recent warning that children are starting school unable to read or talk properly, Rosa Silverman writes in The Telegraph arguing that there is plenty of time for children to learn how to read once they have begun their formal education.

Fiona Millar writes for The Guardian on this story.

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The Telegraph

12-year-old boy campaigns against delayed introduction of British Sign Language GCSE

 

Daniel Jillings, a 12-year-old deaf pupil, launched an online fundraising campaign to help cover the legal costs of challenging the Government’s decision to delay the introduction of a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL). By Katie Grant, iNews.

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iNews

 

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