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Education News Round-up: 29/10/2010

The weekly Education News Round-up is provided by our friends at Parent Pages.

The Guardian: 28/10/10   Michael Goves 25-year-old ex-adviser given £500,000 free schools contract.

BBC News: 28/10/10  What happened when teacher moved in? A wayward schoolgirl gets the shock of her life when her mum hands over control of the family home to her teacher for a week to improve her behaviour.

The Daily Mail: 25/10/10  Youngsters warned sport may cause painful osteoarthritis later in life due to wear on joints.

Independent: 28/10/10  My year as a teacher in Paris Thousands of British students travel abroad each year to teach. But now the scheme is under threat from cuts.

The Telegraph: 27/10/10 Teacher suspended for showing Sin City film to pupils.

The Guardian: 27/10/10  Butlins awards first toddler art prize. Four-year-old winner William Greens collage reminds judges of Goya.

BBC News: 27/10/10   A legal limit of 25 pupils for primary one classes has been approved by the Scottish Parliament.

The Guardian: 28/10/10 How to make Indian sweets.

The Telegraph: 27/10/10  Monopoly and Lego tipped as top Christmas 2010 toys.

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Brilliant Publications to Celebrate Big Draw Month with!

October is Big Draw Month with the Campaign for Drawing, whose promise to continue their campaign until the phrase “I can’t draw” is no longer in the English language.

If you visit their website you will find news of upcoming events this month aimed at getting young children drawing.

Here, we share the same ambition, and would like to share with you two excellent book series for primary school art. The first is ‘Drawing is a Class Act‘ by Meg Fabian, which won the Global Learning Initiative Award for Best Curriculum Material at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. This three book series covers the entire primary school age range: Years 1-2, Years 3-4, and Years 5-6. Sample pages can be seen at the links above. Continue reading

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