Today’s timetable: French, Double Maths, Marriage

SOME sad and striking examples of poverty in Britain have emerged from coverage of the Government’s overhaul of the welfare system. People such as single parents who genuinely cannot afford the three basics of housing, heating and food deserve huge sympathy. Continue reading

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Today’s lesson: real life isn’t full of Olympic golds

COMPETITIVE sport is all the rage now, thanks to the unprecedented nationwide surge in inspiration, emotion and positive thinking brought on by Britain’s Olympic gold rush. Boosted by David Cameron’s getting in on the act, promising that every child at primary school will have to take part in team sports, as well as a national newspaper campaign to “keep the flame alive”. Continue reading