Category: Featured

Benefits of the Daily Mile

Daily Mile

Congratulations to the Daily Mile, which recently turned ten years old! According to the Daily Mile Foundation, four million children in 90 countries worldwide – including two million children in England alone – are now involved, twice as many as in 2019. Scotland was… Continue Reading “Benefits of the Daily Mile”

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out

Details have been announced this week of events taking place to celebrate the coronation of King Charles in May. As with the celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in 2022, there is an emphasis on community, and – in tribute to the… Continue Reading “The Big Help Out”

A healthy workforce

mental health and a healthy workforce

Poor mental health blights lives. And yet, whether it’s the number of people affected or the state of our mental health services, things just seem to get worse, at least according to the headlines. Poor mental health affects individuals, but it also causes damage… Continue Reading “A healthy workforce”

The impact of social media

Impact of social media on mental health

One response on the letters page of the Guardian newspaper to a new survey on the impact of social media on young people, which found that large numbers of children are embarrassed by how they look was well, what’s new? To be fair to… Continue Reading “The impact of social media”

New thinking in education

New thinking in education

Education was briefly back in the headlines this week with the hype ahead of the prime minister Rishi Sunak’s ‘Building a better future’ speech that all young people should be learning mathematics up to the age of 18. His argument is that a growing… Continue Reading “New thinking in education”

Review of the year

Review of the Year

It didn’t trouble the headline-writers but the National Trust’s just-published annual audit of how the year’s weather has affected nature ought to be at the forefront of our minds as we assess the year that is ending, formulate new year’s resolutions and generally look… Continue Reading “Review of the year”

Physical literacy and mental health

Physical literacy and mental health

We will have a merry Xmas, declares today’s Daily Express front-page headline defiantly. “Britons are determined to splash what’s left of their cash to make the most of Christmas”, it says, as if a mad spending spree is the answer to all our current… Continue Reading “Physical literacy and mental health”

Children’s activity levels

The England men’s football team fell short of cementing their place in history by lifting the World Cup, but millions of us came together to watch their progress, and the consensus seems to be that they gave a good account of themselves, with the… Continue Reading “Children’s activity levels”

Campaign for School Gardening

Campaign for School Gardening

Antonio Guterres, the UN secretary-general, declared this week that humanity had become “a weapon of mass extinction”, putting a million species at risk. The web of life that sustains our planet – everything from plants and animals to fungi and micro-organisms – faces an… Continue Reading “Campaign for School Gardening”

National Education Nature Park

National Education Nature Park

The opening line from a recent government blog on its Education Hub site was certainly encouraging: “Education is one of the key tools we have in the fight against climate change,” it said. We now have a bit more information about two initiatives –… Continue Reading “National Education Nature Park”