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Hertfordshire school’s drill dance from the 1800s

[ad_1] Students at a school in Hertfordshire are carrying on a dance tradition dating back centuries.The School Drill dance has been performed at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, in Rickmansworth, since the 1800s.The dance, which is a mix of marching to music with no spoken instruction and callisthenics, is performed three times a year and takes 20 minutes.It involves 180 pupils aged between 11 and 18. [ad_2] Source link
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School exclusions ‘fuelling gang violence’ – Barnardo’s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children's charity has warned. Barnardo's says excluded children are also at risk of "being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs".The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded children. The government said a review of school exclusions and
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Two convicted of running illegal school

[ad_1] Image caption Nacerdine Talbi (left) and Beatrix Bernhardt (right) were accused of running an unregistered school The first-ever convictions for operating an unregistered school in England have been imposed at Westminster Magistrates' Court.Nacerdine Talbi and Beatrix Bernhardt faced charges over the Al-Istiqamah Learning Centre, which taught about 58 pupils in a west London office block.The defendants had argued that this was a study centre where home-educated children had part-time
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Pupils sent wrong school entrance exam results

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Sir Thomas Rich's School blamed a "technical error" on some children being sent wrong information Parents have blasted two grammar schools which wrongly told them pupils had passed entrance exams.Families eyeing a coveted place at The Crypt and Sir Thomas Rich's schools in Gloucester received emails telling them their children had achieved the "qualifying standard".But they were left "upset and angry" when a follow-up
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Arts leaders call for more school funding

[ad_1] Image caption Students presented their findings at the House of Lords The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are calling for a premium to fund arts classes in England's schools. The major arts institutions say league tables and pressures on time and budgets are squeezing out important creative subjects. Six thousand 11 to 18-year-olds have described how the subjects help build their confidence, in new research. The government
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How the Co-op tackled a school with terrible truancy

[ad_1] Image caption The school in Manchester now has one of the best attendance rates in the country How does a school go from having one of the worst truancy records in the country to having one of the best attendance records?"No nonsense and no excuses."That's the message that you keep hearing from staff at Co-op Academy Manchester.There is also a very direct approach from the school's attendance team.Even if
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‘Third of girls’ harassed in school uniform

[ad_1] Image copyright PA One in three girls in the UK has been sexually harassed in public when wearing school uniform, a new report has suggested.And two-thirds of girls say they have experienced unwanted sexual attention in public, it adds.The figures come from a report by children's charity Plan International UK, which said many girls feel street harassment is "all part of growing up".It is calling on bystanders to challenge
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Lowestoft school introduces pedal machines under desks

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPupils harness pedal power during lessonsA school has introduced pedal machines under its desks in a bid to tackle the "rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes".Thirty machines, costing £20 each, have been bought using the PE budget for pupils at Red Oak Primary in Lowestoft, Suffolk.Head teacher Heather Madsen said: "This is about setting up activity levels for the rest