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Daily News Summary
6 June 2018

image Writing competition reveals children's word of the year
image Universities minister criticises Oxbridge over failure 
to attract more black students
image 'You cannot expect schools to solve the child obesity crisis'
image Charity campaigning to change definition of 'bully'
image Rise in BTEC students getting university places
image Young people's mental health: 'You cannot blame problems entirely on technology'
image Educators highlight benefits of 19th-century texts featuring in new English language GCSE
image 'There's no reason to separate girls and boys for sports day'

Writing competition reveals children's word of the year

 

Following a writing contest for five to 13-year-olds run by BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, Oxford University Press has declared 'plastic' is children's word of the year. BBC News.

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BBC

Universities minister criticises Oxbridge over failure 
to attract more black students

 

Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, says Oxford and Cambridge have 'not done enough' to improve admissions rates of British black students. By Harry Yorke, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'You cannot expect schools to solve the child obesity crisis'

 

Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of Ofsted, is due to tell an audience at the Bryanston Education Summit - which takes place today at Bryanston School - that the child obesity crisis cannot be left for schools to fix. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Charity campaigning to change definition of 'bully'

 

Anti-bullying charity The Diana Award wants the definition of the word bully to be changed to 'a person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable'. BBC Newsround.

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BBC

Rise in BTEC students getting university places

 

A new report by Universities UK has shown that universities are admitting twice as many BTEC students as they did 10 years ago. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Young people's mental health: 'You cannot blame problems entirely on technology'

 

Mental health campaigner Natasha Devon MBE says it is 'dangerous and naive' to blame young people's mental health problems entirely on technology. Tes.

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Tes

Educators highlight benefits of 19th-century texts featuring in new English language GCSE

 

The inclusion of 19th-century non-fiction texts in the new English language GCSE will benefit students and teachers alike, according to two educators. By Angelique Richardson and Helen Angear, Tes.

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Tes

'There's no reason to separate girls and boys for sports day'

 

Guardian sports writer Anna Kessel questions why primary schools organise different events for boys and girls during sports days.

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The Guardian

 

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