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Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

24/04/2012 | By

Did you know that children carry around 20% of their bodyweight to and from school? Or that children are exempted from Health and Safety Executive covering the design of the furniture that they use? As a result, we are presently seeing an enormous increase in the number of young people reporting neck and back problems. […]

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Is your child’s heavy schoolbag harming their health?

Is your child’s heavy schoolbag harming their health?

24/04/2012 | By

As it’s revealed many youngsters haul half their body weight… Is your child’s school bag harming their spine? By Louise Atkinson PUBLISHED: 02:59, 15 May 2012 | UPDATED: 10:09, 15 May 2012 1st 4lb: Rachel Purvis, ten, is carrying 28 per cent of her body weight with all her school bags For most parents, it’s […]

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Education Fast Forward – live debate

Education Fast Forward – live debate

13/04/2012 | By

The next EFF (Education Fast Forward) debate takes place on April 18, 2012, and is entitled Is this the Year of the Games? Innovation, Learning and Uncertainty. Fellows from around the world (including me) will be taking part in a live webcast using some amazingly realistic video conferencing technology provided by Cisco. If you’re interested, […]

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Listening to young people – the story of Youthbank

Listening to young people – the story of Youthbank

08/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

Community foundations were early funders of a great concept called Youthbank. I secured its first national coverage, in the Guardian. Shortly after, Abbey National got in touch to offer us £250,000. Across the country, sets of young people have spent the past 18 months becoming philanthropists. Entrusted with five-figure bugets, and in one case a […]

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A Charter for 21st Century Learning

A Charter for 21st Century Learning

08/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ireland’s commitment to becoming Europe’s leading digital economy will only work if it can supply workers with the right skills. But how do you teach them? Stakeholder Design was asked to run a workshop with students from all across Ireland to produce a charter for 21st century learning. This is what they said. 1. Cultivate […]

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

08/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

As Chair of the charity Pain UK, and as a former trustee and (interim) CEO of the national charity BackCare, I have spent many years campaiging to improve children’s physical wellbeing at school. I wrote this article for Century 21 Schools shortly after setting up Stakeholder Design. At the time of writing I was on a […]

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Knowledge Garden

Knowledge Garden

07/04/2012 | By | 1 Comment

This may look like a pile of mud, but it’s set to become the most innovative outdoor classroom in any British school. What is Knowledge Garden? How does it work? Knowledge Garden is an outdoor and literally living recycling system providing opportunities for students to explore the natural world; ecology and biodiversity in an immediate […]

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Schools Renaissance – Designmyschool

Schools Renaissance – Designmyschool

07/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

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