Spirit of the Child


23 May 2018

Forget the tests – it’s days on the beach that give our kids the best chance

  Arguments rage about the validity of testing at the

Author: Pat Kane Read More
12 Apr 2018

Kids must be willing to fail if they want to succeed

  As parents, we can be guilty of obsessing over

Author: Matthew Syed Read More
20 Mar 2018

Life is fraught with danger. School playgrounds should be too

  It's certainly true: we all face danger on a

Author: Tom Bennett Read More
15 Mar 2018

‘Rather than teaching our children to pass assessments, we should be helping them to be wise’

  Our education system has become obsessed with measuring and

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21 Nov 2017

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

  The British Council's Youth Select Committee has launched a

Author: Ian Westbrook Read More
7 Nov 2017

It’s official: muddy kids learn best

  Outdoor learning appears to be breaking into mainstream education

Author: Patrick Barkham Read More
16 Oct 2017

‘We need to teach children that there’s nothing you can’t do if you believe in yourself’

  'Primary Futures' is a programme aimed at showing primary

Author: Kate Parker Read More
13 Oct 2017

The decline of play and rise in children’s mental disorders

  Rates of depression and anxiety among young people -

Author: Peter Gray Read More
20 Sep 2017

‘I have a volcano inside of me’: film helps children talk about mental health

  This animated film, which has been developed by teachers

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7 Aug 2017

Children denied chance to develop ‘resilience’ by too-strict health and safety rules

  The Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, has said

Author: Christopher Hope Read More