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Daily News Summary
11 February 2020

image Overseas pupils warned against travel to Asia amid coronavirus outbreak
image 'Are boarding schools the solution to the childcare crisis?'
image British children spend almost two days a week looking at screens, study finds
image Report calls for pen and paper university exams to be scrapped
image More than a quarter of children's sports grounds have 'dangerous' levels of air pollution

Overseas pupils warned against travel to Asia amid coronavirus outbreak

 

The Girls' Schools Association has advised schools to warn overseas pupils against travelling to South-East Asia during half-term amid the coronavirus outbreak. Tes. The article quotes the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) and James Murphy-O'Connor, principal of Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools. The article also references figures from the Independent Schools Council.

The Times reports Chinese pupils at UK boarding schools have been told it is "highly likely that travel restrictions will still be in place" during the Easter break. By Rosemary Bennett. The article references quotes from the BSA and Westminster School. Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Girls and Hereford Cathedral School are also mentioned.

 

'Are boarding schools the solution to the childcare crisis?'

 

The Telegraph features the perspectives of three parents on whether sending young children to boarding school is the solution to the childcare crisis. The article mentions the Dragon School in Oxford.

 
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The Telegraph

British children spend almost two days a week looking at screens, study finds

 

A new international study has found British children spend an average of 44 hours a week looking at screens, the second highest figure among the 30 countries surveyed. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Report calls for pen and paper university exams to be scrapped

 

A new report has suggested universities should embrace technology in exams to enable students to express themselves in a more "natural" way. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article references a quote from Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

 
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The Telegraph

More than a quarter of children's sports grounds have 'dangerous' levels of air pollution

 

A study has found 28 per cent of children's training grounds have dangerous levels of air pollution. By Jessica Carpani, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

 

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