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The boy who taught himself to play

[ad_1] Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn’t read music or own a piano.He practised on an old keyboard until it broke. But even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can.Produced and filmed by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. [ad_2] Source link
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The mother who lost her daughter over an EpiPen

[ad_1] "Three cars showed up in the early hours of the morning and the police were banging on my door," Anna says.It was June 2015 when Anna's two-year-old daughter was taken away by social workers from Southampton City Council."I didn't know what was going on," she said."Then the police said I was being arrested for child neglect."Anna, not her real name, is originally from Africa and was then a single
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Unconditional uni offers don’t make us lazy, say teenagers

[ad_1] Image copyright Social Communications Image caption Harrison (right) is determined to keep working at the same level Harrison has his dream university place in the bag. The Leeds City College student is off to study sports journalism at the University of Huddersfield in September, with an unconditional offer. No matter what the outcome of his BTec extended diploma, the place is assured, and 17-year-old Harrison says he's thrilled."I'd say
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‘I skip school to demand climate change action’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'm standing up for our planet'A planned protest on Friday will see schoolchildren across the UK walk out of their lessons to demand action over climate change. We have been to meet some of the teenagers looking to take control of their futures. Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand, from Fort William, skips school for an hour.Her head teacher disapproves, she
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Deaf children fall behind at school, says charity

[ad_1] Image caption Daniel's mum, Ann, says extra support is key to academic success for deaf pupils Deaf children in England are falling behind their classmates from primary school through to GCSE, analysis by the National Deaf Children's Society shows.Only 30.6% achieve a GCSE strong pass - Grade 5 or above - in both English and maths, compared with 48.3% of children with no special educational needs.And 57% fail to
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Helping teenagers beat the blues

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teenagers on the Blues programme are encouraged to get out more Go for a walk, speak to your friends face-to-face, go and visit your grandma.It might sound like common sense, but this is some of the advice being offered to UK teenagers who are showing early signs of anxiety, low mood or poor self-esteem."When we were young, we used to play in the
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Pointless GCSEs should be scrapped, says senior MP

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images GCSEs should be scrapped and A-levels should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects, says Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee.His radical rewriting of England's exam system is designed to give young people a much broader range of skills for their working lives.The former Tory minister says GCSEs for 16-year-olds have become "pointless".The Department for Education defended GCSEs as "gold
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Easton and Otley College needs ‘swift action’, commissioner says

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Inspectors found there was "insufficient progress" at the college A rural higher education college, given two consecutive inadequate ratings by inspectors, still has "too much poor teaching", a report said.Easton & Otley College, which has campuses in Norfolk and Suffolk, offers courses in agriculture and engineering.An intervention assessment by the Further Education Commissioner (FEC) said "very swift action" was needed.The college said a full
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The stay-at-home sons and daughters of the housing crisis

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Moving in or moving out? A million more young adults in the UK are living with their parents than were two decades ago, research suggests.A quarter of 20- to 34-year-olds do so, the study, by think tank Civitas, says. This rises to 41% in London, where housing is most expensive, but falls where it is cheapest - north-east England (14%) and Yorkshire and