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Putting death on the school timetable

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Day of the Dead: Doctors in Australia want to end the taboo around talking about death Maths, science, history and death?This could be a school timetable in a state in Australia, if a proposal by the Australian Medical Association Queensland is accepted.They want young people to be made more familiar with talking about the end of life.Doctors say that improvements in medicine and an
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Moneydarragh Primary School closes after more than 100 years

[ad_1] Image caption Moneydarragh Primary School is amalgamating with three other small schools Pupils at Moneydarragh Primary School in County Down have closed their books for the last time. The former hedge school in Annalong is amalgamating with three other small primaries in the area, to create St Columban's in Kilkeel.Moneydarragh Primary has been part of the small community for more than 100 years.Phonsie Harrison, 94, and 89-year-old Mary Rooney,
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School offers children week off in term time

[ad_1] Image copyright Woodlands Image caption Simon Cox: "We're trying to work with our families" A secondary school is offering parents the chance to take their children out of school for one week in July next year for an "enrichment week".Woodlands School in Basildon says this will allow parents of pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 to give them "opportunities that are more affordable".Pupils will have to complete a
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Glasgow School of Art fire safety system ‘was weeks away’

[ad_1] Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption The art school was seriously damaged by the fire A fire suppression system was close to being activated when fire tore through the Glasgow School of Art earlier this month, according to a trade body.The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association said huge pumps needed for the water mist system had arrived on site the day before the blaze.But the body said it would
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Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Education Minister Nouria Benghabrit said the country could not "passively" accept any leaks Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating.Internet service, both mobile and fixed line, will go off for an hour after the start of each high school diploma exam to stop any leaks.Blackouts will continue throughout the exam season, from 20-25
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Stoke-on-Trent school may install washing machine over pupils’ hygiene

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charity In Kind Direct provides essentials such as toothpaste, soap, sanitary products and toilet rolls to schools A primary school is considering providing a washing machine for parents who cannot afford to keep their children's clothes clean.The head teacher of St Paul's Church of England Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent said she has spent her own money buying items for pupils.Nicola Finney said it
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Glasgow art school blaze: Expert warns it may have to be demolished

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The art school building has been devastated by the fire The fire-ravaged structure of the Glasgow School of Art may have to be demolished, a leading construction expert has warned. Billy Hare, a professor of construction management, said there was a "growing consensus" the globally-significant building may have to be pulled down. It came as fire crews spent a second day working to extinguish