Category: Community, Society & Nation

Opportunities to swim

Opportunities to swim

Recently published figures on life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and adult activity levels reveal stark and shocking inequalities across the nation. We have been blogging recently about the need to rethink how we tackle obesity. And however unwelcome the thought is at a time… Continue Reading “Opportunities to swim”

Schools need more support to eliminate plastics use, say campaigners

elimination of single use plastic

Last year we blogged about two sisters who set up Kids Against Plastic, a campaign aiming to bring together people determined to break “plastic habits”, take practical action and lobby for change. Their campaign is still very much alive: they say that more than… Continue Reading “Schools need more support to eliminate plastics use, say campaigners”

Diana Award charity’s anti-bullying work promotes community engagement

Anti Bullying Work by Diana Award Promotes Community Engagement

A major part of the Diana Award’s work is around anti-bullying. It has trained an extensive network of young people to act as anti-bullying ambassadors in UK schools. It has also made four badges available for the students to work towards: one of them… Continue Reading “Diana Award charity’s anti-bullying work promotes community engagement”

Vibrant communities enrich us all and need to be strengthened

Everyone in the UK is invited to a nationwide party in June. It is intended, say organisers, as both a celebration of the Queen’s platinum jubilee and an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping the country through the… Continue Reading “Vibrant communities enrich us all and need to be strengthened”

A ‘grow our own’ food revolution could have huge educational and other benefits

benefits of growing your own food

Newly published research indicates that Britain has the potential to massively increase the amount of homegrown fruit and veg by making better use of overlooked and neglected space in towns and cities. We currently import a large proportion of our food, at considerable environmental… Continue Reading “A ‘grow our own’ food revolution could have huge educational and other benefits”

Studying history helps us deal with conspiracy theories, lies and disinformation

Studying history helps us deal with lies and disinformation

Great black Britons competition promotes diversity, inclusion and respect for all

Well done to the winners of a recent competition for schools and young people aimed at celebrating the remarkable achievements of key black British individuals throughout history and up to the present day. The competition was based on the 100 Great Black Britons campaign… Continue Reading “Great black Britons competition promotes diversity, inclusion and respect for all”

A diversified history curriculum will help children better understand modern Britain

Rosa Legeno-Bell, the founder of Diverse History — “the home of diverse educational consultancy and tutoring” — has two new projects, each promoting a more diverse history curriculum, for children of primary school age to enjoy and engage with. The projects bring new perspectives… Continue Reading “A diversified history curriculum will help children better understand modern Britain”

Lego’s Ready for Girls campaign challenges outdated gender norms and stereotypes

Yes, it appears to be true: there are no women, currently playing regularly, in the world’s top 100 chess players. This is just a single statistic, of course. It is devoid of any context and relates to just one sport. Even so, jaw still… Continue Reading “Lego’s Ready for Girls campaign challenges outdated gender norms and stereotypes”

Encouraging diversity involves doing more to challenge outdated stereotypes

The status and visibility of women’s sport have undoubtedly improved in recent times — at the top level, at least. The pay disparity between men and women in some sports is closing, there is better marketing and more generous sponsorship, and women’s sport now… Continue Reading “Encouraging diversity involves doing more to challenge outdated stereotypes”