The parents of pupils at Corinthian Primary school in Liverpool could face a visit from a debt collector, as the school has dinner money debts amounting to hundreds of pounds. Although a debt collection agency has branded the official warning as ridiculous, the head teacher, Gary Crockett has decided that the time has come for action.
The letter which was issued to parents said: (more…)
A health initiative is to be launched by Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It! The programme, funded by NHS Manchester and the city council, will offer free lessons and supermarket trips to teach families how to choose and buy healthy foods. Residents in Wythenshawe, Harpurhey and Gorton with low incomes will be able to apply for a place on the healthy lifestyle programme.
The cost of these practical sessions would normally be £400, but the successful applicants will not be charged. The families will have to have (more…)
A survey carried out by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, has revealed that teachers believe that a pupil’s bad behaviour in school is due to a lack of support from parents. The survey, which was completed by more than 8000 members, shows that teachers don’t feel supported by parents when (more…)
A survey carried out by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, has revealed that 28 percent of staff in school have been bullied. Out of this group, 25 percent said that they had been bullied by a pupil and 23 percent said they had been picked on by a parent. Half of the staff admitted to being bullied by a senior member of staff, which includes the head teacher.
Nine hundred teachers took part in the survey, which was released as members of the ATL at their year conference in Liverpool, tried to solve the problem of bullying. ATL members have expressed concern (more…)
Cassie, a seven year old border collie, arrived at Dog’s Trust re-homing centre in Kenilworth weighing three times more than she should after being fed a diet of junk food. Staff at the dogs home were dismayed, as Cassie faces the same problems as an obese human, including (more…)
Research has shown that injuries as a result of violence, to children under the age of ten has increased by 20 percent in the last year. The study, carried out by Cardiff university, also revealed that the total number of people in England and Wales who were treated for injuries through violence, had fallen by 37,000 overall, down to 313,033 in 2010.
The number of under tens who received treatment for (more…)
According to research carried out by Kennedy’s Confection magazine, children will have to run 56 miles at Easter, just to burn off the extra chocolate they will consume. The study has shown that the average child under 12 years old, will be given approximately seven Easter eggs by relatives and friends, (more…)
LaNiyah Bailey, six years old, has written a book called ‘Not fat because I wannabe.’ The book is her way of fighting back at the bullies who have called her names and teased her since the age of four. LaNiyah used to go home after pre school (more…)
A few years ago my daughter, out of nowhere, began breathing very heavily and was having trouble sleeping. She was about five years old, and it didn’t seem anything to be worried about as she was fine during the day, she just kept waking up at night ‘snorting’.
When I was younger I went through a phase in school of hyperventilating. It was, at the time, quite frightening as it would come without any warning and made it very hard to breath. My mother believed it was related to my new pets, two terrapins, and she (more…)
A new Peta campaign has sparked fury from residents of Merthyr Tydfil, as a poster displayed on their billboard describes feeding kids meat as child abuse. The poster shows a picture of a child eating a burger, with the caption:
Feeding kids meat is child abuse. Fight the fat. Go veg.
The poster is part of a campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, trying to raise awareness of the huge child obesity problem in the town. The local council are not happy (more…)