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‘Pupils hide under desks’ as armed cops swarm school grounds in ‘knife’ alert

Officers swarmed the grounds around the North Birmingham Academy this morning. West Midlands Police said three people were seen with a knife in Warren Road, Kingstanding. Some then ran into the grounds of the school in College Road at around 9.30am on Tuesday, June 7. Pupils were told to sit on the floor under their desks in the […]

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Pupils at noisy schools struggle with concentration and memory, study finds

High levels of noise pollution could affect learning and contribute to inequalities, experts warned. The study looked at noise levels at schools in Barcelona, Spain, and their impact on 2,680 pupils aged seven to 10. Researchers concluded exposure to traffic noise at school – but not at home – was associated with slower development of […]

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Science

Creepy Optical Illusion Makes It Look Like a Black Hole Is Coming to Get You

A new optical illusion can trick most of us into perceiving an expanding black hole, new research reports. The image is completely static, but researchers say it gives people “a growing sense of darkness, as if entering a space voided of light”.   The illusory forward motion is probably our mind’s way of preparing us […]

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Norwegian Church supports 300 primary school pupils in Haydom

The NCA extended the support as part of the commemoration of the International Menstrual hygiene Day which is marked on May 28 annually. Speaking after receiving the hygiene products, Bettina Gadela, a14 years old and standard six pupil at Haydom primary school commended NCA for remembering them as she was using pieces of clothes to […]

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Parents slam school’s ‘cruel’ decision not to invite pupils to prom

Abbey Park School has face criticism from parents (Image: Google Maps) A prom passport system was introduced at Abbey Park School in Swindon, meaning any student with less than 96% attendance (seven or more sick days) would not receive an invite to the end of year celebrations. As a result, 59 students – 30% of […]

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Germany school shooting: Pupils trapped in classrooms as one attacker on run with crossbow

The incident took place at Lloyd Gymnasium, a grammar school in Bremerhaven, a city in Germany. One woman has been seriously injured and has been taken to the Reinkenheide hospital. She is thought to have been an employee of the school. The police were called after a student heard shots being fired. The girl, who […]

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Pupils plant trees to celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Chloe Brown, a student at Plantation Primary School in Merseyside, was among youngsters helping to green Britain to mark the monarch’s 70 years on the throne. Her school will be planting more than 600 trees this year, alongside exploring how to be more sustainable. The schoolgirl, 10, said: “I feel very proud to be planting […]

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The Eyes Can Reveal if Someone Has Aphantasia – An Absence of Visuals in Their Mind

Aphantasia is the strange condition where some people are unable to visualize images in their mind. For a long time, aphantasia could only be identified thanks to people’s self-reported experiences. Now, we may finally have a way to detect it in a different way.   In this case, the eyes have it. More specifically, in a […]

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Scottish pupils will be taught Loch Ness monster is a symbol of English domination

Education bosses say that Nessie reinforces negative stereotypes of the Scots. Pupils north of the border will learn that class structure had a role in the creation of the legend. And they will be told stories surrounding the creature may have shaped attitudes to Scottish independence and even the ColdWar. The claims about Nessie come […]

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Pupils to be told Loch Ness Monster shows bias against the Scots ‘Absolutely ridiculous!’

The idea that Nessie is a symbol of England’s domination over Scotland will be taught in schools north of the border. Youngsters are to be taught that class played a part in creating the legend and stories about the mysterious creature related to Scottish independence. Campaigners have criticised the classes as nationalist, anti-British propaganda aimed […]