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‘Bilingualism boosts mental agility among kids’


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Bilingual children outperform counterparts who speak only one language in problem-solving skills and creative thinking, according to a research by a British university.A study of ... Read more...

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Computer games could be turning your kid violent


July 26th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) If your kid is usually found literally lost in the world of computer games, watch out! In Britain, children as young as five are being sent ... Read more...

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Facebook to host live science lesson


July 24th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) School pupils are set to be taught a science lesson live on Facebook from the Royal Albert Hall, The Independent reported Tuesday.Dallas Campbell and Yan ... Read more...

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Over 120 Afghan schoolgirls sick after poison attack


May 24th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Over 120 schoolgirls in Afghanistan fell sick following a suspected poison attack by the Taliban, a media report said.Most were treated and discharged, but 30 ... Read more...

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Brit kids as young as 5 ‘being rushed to hospital after binge drinking’


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Experts have blamed parents after a recent survey revealed that Brit children aged just five are being treated in hospital for drinking dangerous levels of alcohol.Brighton and Sussex ... Read more...

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Children in France may be forced to learn English


January 31st, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Children in France will be forced to learn the English language from as early as nursery school if President Nicolas Sarkozy gets his way, a media report here ... Read more...

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Pupils sleep in their school after heavy snow traps them


December 8th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
South Lanarkshire, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Heavy snow forced school pupils to spend the night at the premises of their school itself. The inclement weather stranded the students, the school personnel ... Read more...

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Chew gum in class, German school pupils told


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Students at a school in Germany are permitted to chew gum as "it helps the children concentrate and deal with stress", an official said.Wolfgang Ellegast of the education ... Read more...

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69,000 kids bunk school every day in Britain


August 26th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) About 69,000 children bunk school every day in Britain, official figures have revealed. More than 3.7 million school days were lost in this year's spring term due to ... Read more...

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Malaysian teacher in trouble for poking pupils’ anuses with pen


July 26th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 26 (ANI): A teacher in Malaysia is said to have disciplined his students by poking their anuses with a pen.According to the China Press, seven primary school pupils, all ... Read more...

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Over one million school students in England speak English as a second-language


May 14th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): According to official figures, almost one million students in Britain speak English as a second language, while in some parts of London, their number is over 75 percent ... Read more...

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Primary school teachers in UK ‘most at risk of assault’


March 29th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): A new survey of teachers in the UK has suggested that primary school pupils are more likely to be violent than those in secondary schools.The poll covering over ... Read more...

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UK’s couch potato kids aged 4 to get lifestyle coaches


March 6th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): The British government has come up with a 1-million-pound scheme, in which kids as young as four will be made to fight the flab with a team of ... Read more...

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Facebook removes ‘hookers’ page after sex workers’ condemnation


February 12th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 12 (ANI): Facebook has removed a controversial page after sex workers criticised it for seemingly advocating killing prostitutes.The page, said to have been set up by Catholic school pupils ... Read more...

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UK schools report 40,000 cases of racism every year: Report


October 29th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 29 (ANI): A report published by the Manifesto Club, a civil liberties group, has claimed that British schools have to face or deal with more than 40,000 cases of racism ... Read more...

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Peru distributes laptops in villages with no electricity


August 26th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 26 (EFE) Peruvian authorities handed out 2,656 laptop computers to children in 73 villages without taking into account that 50 of them lack electricity, El Comercio newspaper has said. "It's true ... Read more...

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Brit pupils told: ‘An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away’


July 12th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): British school pupils are being advised that they have a "right" to enjoy a good sex life and that having intercourse on a regular basis can be good ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger plans to terminate textbooks for eBooks


June 9th, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Action movie star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make textbooks history in favor of digital formats.Trying to plug a budget hole of $24.3 billion, the star of the The ... Read more...

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10-year-old’s question on Gitmo torture sends Rice scurrying for cover


May 5th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 5 (ANI): A question from a ten-year-old school student forced former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to defend the Bush administration's interrogation methods on Gitmo detainees. Rice told ... Read more...

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Church of England publishes ‘crammer’s prayers’ to help exam students


May 5th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): The Church of England has published a series of "crammer's prayers" in hopes of easing stressed out students appearing for their summer exams.Bishop of Lincoln, Rt Revd John ... Read more...

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Having a bad teacher in first year can harm kids’ entire academic life


April 26th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): Having a bad teacher in the reception year can harm a child's entire education, according to a new study.Researchers at Durham University found that the effect of having ... Read more...

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Cartoons turn kids into yobs


March 6th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 6 (ANI): Tom & Jerry, Digimon and Scooby Doo might seem the perfect shows for your little one, but theyre actually turning kids into yobs, a new study has ... Read more...

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Church school pupils asked to write rudest insults in lesson on bullying!


February 19th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): A church school has caused anger amongst parents after it asked its pupils aged 10 to write down the worst swear words they know for their lesson ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old twins set up three Maths records


January 16th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): A pair of seven-year-old twins has entered record books by becoming the youngest ever children to pass an A-level maths exam.Paula and Peter Imafidon have broken three ... Read more...

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Malay Indian party to monitor development of Tamil schools


October 4th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur , Oct 4 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress will continue to monitor the development of Tamil schools in the country and extend its help in their growth.Deputy Minister in ... Read more...

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Early first drink ups teens chances of becoming alcoholics in adulthood


September 28th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has found that children introduced to drink under the age of 15, even in supervised conditions, are more likely to become alcoholics.Some parents let ... Read more...

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One in five Brit pupils drinking six pints a week


July 18th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Most of the schoolchildren in Britain are downing six pints of beer a week, shows an official report.The report published by the NHS Information Centre reveals ... Read more...

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Too much time on computers is affecting kids intellectual development


July 14th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A charitable educational trust has released a report stating that children these days are losing out on neurological and intellectual development because they spend too much time ... Read more...

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Sugary snacks may improve kids concentration


July 13th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Forget peaceful environment or meditation, for sugary drinks and snacks are more than enough to boost your kids concentration while studying.Thats the conclusion of a new study, ... Read more...

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Pipeline fire kills at least 100 in Nigeria


May 16th, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by admin
Abuja, May 16 (Dpa) A petroleum products pipeline explosion and fire left at least 100 people dead in a residential area of Nigeria's business capital in the southwest Lagos Thursday. The fire ... Read more...

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English isnt first language for nearly 15pct Brit school kids


April 30th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 30 (ANI): They live in Britain, but the first language spoken by more than 800,000 schoolchildren is not English, official figures have disclosed.A research has found that 14.4 ... Read more...

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Ugandan girls’ school fire kills at least 19


April 15th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kampala (Uganda), April 15 (DPA) Fire engulfed a girls' school dormitory in the south-western outskirts of the Ugandan capital early Tuesday, burning to death at least 19 students, police officials said. The ... Read more...

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UK agency rejects digital `Three Little Pigs’ remake to avoid offending builders, Muslims’


January 24th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan.24 (ANI): A digital remake of the Three Little Pigs story has been rejected by BECTA, a government-backed education technology agency, because it might offend Muslims. It is the latest in a ... Read more...

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Brit school pupils to be tracked with radio chips sewn into their uniforms


November 24th, 2007 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A British school uniform company has devised a novel way to track pupils radio chips sewn into the school uniforms.The manufacturer of the chips Danrbro Ltd, a school ... Read more...

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Brit kids lunch box full of fatty snacks, despite health warnings


November 18th, 2007 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that British kids lunch boxes are still packed with fatty snacks despite the millions of pounds spent to promote healthy eating.According to the ... Read more...

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