Gallery PUBLISHED: 15:43 13 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:43 13 April 2019 Judy Rimmer Music Dayat Sudbury Upper School in 1998. Picture: WENDY TURNER Archant Did playing the recorder, piano, trombone or triangle at school start a lifelong musical passion - or did your interest last for just a few weeks? Stoke By Nayland Middle School Music Concert in June 1976Do you remember being issued with a recorder at school, or sitting down at the piano for the very first time?For many people, making music at school is a memory to cherish, providing the overture to all kinds of exciting musical experiences. Horning county primary schoolchildren music get together at the village hall in December 1967.James Wright from Ipswich started out on a career as a musician as a result of his schooldays. He was a pupil at Rushmere Hall Primary School, and recalls: “I was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to play the violin from the age of seven. My music … [Read more...] about Did you play the recorder, triangle or trombone at school?
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A Derbyshire dad whose job involved working at schools has “brought shame on his family” and “lost everything” since being caught in a sting organised by paedophile hunters. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how the vigilante group posed online as a 13-year-old called Gracie. The “teenager” began communicating with father-of-five Mark Hanson who soon told her he wanted to “lick chocolate off her body” and asked her to send him pornographic pictures of herself. The group handed over the disgusting WhatsApp messages to Derbyshire police and then streamed the 42-year-old’s arrest live on Facebook. And the hearing was told he has quit his business, which saw him carry out grounds maintenance work at schools. He also left the family home in Heanor. 'Now lives in his car' Richard Jennings, for Hanson, said: “Prior to this, he was a family man with five children and he was a partner in a business. He was in a stable … [Read more...] about Derbyshire dad-of-five caught by paedophile hunters used to work at schools
A mum has hit back at cruel online trolls who mocked her for naming her daughter 'Disney' because of her love for the fantasy films. Jade Jeanes and her husband Joshua, both 27, struggled for seven years to have their little bundle of joy so wanted to pick an "extravagant" name. She originally planned to call her daughter 'Belle' after the heroine in her favourite film, Beauty and the Beast but opted for the more generic Disney instead. Jade admits that even the midwives at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol thought the name was unusual. But she was heartbroken when she was mocked by other mums when she posted her daughter's name on a Facebook page for parents - but says she has no regrets over the moniker. And if she has a boy she would consider naming him 'Sonic' after the iconic hedgehog computer game. Jade, from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, said: "Friends and family love the name, and I do too. I just really like the name Disney. "Disney is quite a personality. Her name suits her and … [Read more...] about Mum who named her daughter Disney reckons her unusual name will ‘just blend in’ at school and admits she’d ‘love a son called Sonic’ (after the hedgehog)
Catalonia has become the first Spanish region to embark on an institutional effort to curb school segregation by socioeconomic status. Starting the next school year, authorities will review the admission fees charged by private schools that receive public funding (known as concertados) to ensure that financial criteria are not used to select children from wealthier families. Officials also want schools to accept an “equitable” share of students who enroll outside regular admission periods, instead of always allocating them to the same centers. There is no choice but to move students around, even if it is not the family’s first choice Antoni Morante, Balearics government official In recent years, regional governments across Spain have admitted that there is a socioeconomic segregation problem in the school system, but all attempts at changing the situation have been little more than stopgap solutions. In 2016 the Catalan ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, issued a … [Read more...] about Catalonia fights socioeconomic segregation at school
Family & Education By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 8 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47482587 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Thousands of head teachers in England are warning about a … [Read more...] about Heads angry at school cash ‘snub’