PUBLISHED: 13:30 01 April 2019 | UPDATED: 13:30 01 April 2019 Katy Sandalls There were a range of experiments for pupils to enjoy PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk Students from an east Suffolk primary school have been taking part in exciting experiments to learn more about science. Students and their families take part in the familiy fun science fair after school at Snape Primary School. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodSnape Primary School hosted an afternoon of fun,kitchen chemistry events for both parents and pupils. From potato clocks to lava lamps pupils were given the chance to get involved in a number of experiments. The event was part of a bigger science event held at the school to learn more about STEM - science, technology and maths - subjects. There was also a CSI room set up where pupils were able to put their crime-solving knowledge to the test. Pupils take part in the CSI task at Snape Primary PICTURE: Jamie … [Read more...] about Snape Primary School pupils enjoy fun science activities
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It’s easy to miss out on what your baby is doing because you’re distracted by your phone. Striking the right balance between screen time and time with your child is essential, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.MÁIRE Toomey from Cabinteely, Co Dublin, didn’t realise she had a problem until her husband told her to put down her phone. “He told me that one of our children had been trying to talk to me and I hadn’t heard them because I was so engrossed in the screen,” she says. “I immediately felt terrible.”Toomey is a mother of three who works from home, which is why she had got into the habit of always having her phone to hand. “I would respond to everything straightaway,” she says. “Emails, texts, social media; as soon as I heard a ping, the phone was out of my pocket.”She is far from the only parent to be distracted by technology. Now that 90% of the Irish population has smartphones, most of us are subject … [Read more...] about Screened out: What happens when a parent is distracted by technology?
More than 150 children have been have involved in care proceedings in the UK since 2013 over radicalisation fears, says a report. Think tank, the Henry Jackson Society, found the family courts were often powerless to take steps to protect the welfare of the youngsters. This is despite them being aware that the parents involved had extremist mindsets, according to the study. And the report's author has warned that urgent reform is needed in the face of a potential "wave" of women who joined Islamic State returning to the UK with their children. This comes as the debate rages on over what should happen to Shamima Begum , the 19-year-old who fled east London in 2015 to join IS and now wants to return to Britain with her baby son. Nikita Malik, director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism and the report's author, said: "The UK faces a real and imminent prospect of a wave of women from Islamic State returning to the UK with babies and children in tow. "They return to a family … [Read more...] about Over 150 kids involved in care proceedings since 2013 over radicalisation fears
Haidee V Eugenio Pacific Daily News Published 1:35 AM EST Dec 28, 2018 When a student is intoxicated or is caught drinking at school, educators would call the police, only to be told that officers won't be on campus unless the parent of the minor is also present. Parents, however, don't show up or couldn't be reached. School principals at a Friday panel discussion on campus safety and security expressed their disappointment with some of the responses of law enforcement as well as parents, especially after the parent won't show up or can't be reached after the school tried to contact them about their child. More: Education board to review campus safety policies after parents raised concerns More: GDOE: Policies in place to deal with bullying, drugs, weapons More: Guam DOE 'disgusted, shocked' by sexual assault allegations against Upi Elementary aide Educators, toward the end of the forum, said their goal is to be able to work closely together with police and other law … [Read more...] about Schools seek more police, parent involvement in campus safety issues
Four in five parents have been putting money into junior ISAs on behalf of their children since they were less than five years old. But 80% plan to wait until their recipients are 16 or over before telling them they have a nest egg, a report reveals. Asked why they plan to wait, nearly two in five said they plan to surprise them, while over a third are worried they won't be responsible enough to know about it sooner. A further quarter said they do not want their children to feel spoilt by being made aware of their junior ISA money before their eighteenth birthday. Ideally, 47% of parents hope the money will be well spent at university or while pursuing higher education while 43% would like the funds to contribute towards a deposit for a property. Meanwhile, 42% would like the money to remain invested while 34% would like it to be used to pay for a car. However, 22% of ambitious parents hope it will help their child travel the world. Who can save into a junior ISA? Junior ISAs were … [Read more...] about Why 8 in 10 parents with junior ISAs refuse to tell their kids it exists