It’s not scary: 4 benefits of home education

Home education is becoming more popular with many families taking their children out of school or not sending them in the first place. Celebrities like Stacey Solomon and Nadia Sawahla have talked about their decisions to home educate their children and some BritMums members have home education blogs or talk about home education from time…

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How to inspire your girl in STEM subjects #PrettyCurious #ad

  Here’s a shocking statistic: After age 16, while 94% of boys choose to study at least one STEM subject (science, technology, engineering and maths), just 35% of girls do. The proportion diminishes even more depressingly. According to some surveys, less than 13% of the STEM workforce is female. Which is why the energy company…

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A poetry competition by Premier League #PLWritingStars #ad

We at BritMums can’t be the only ones to have had lumps in our throats during the recent Premier League Primary Star’s advertising campaign which features primary school children and international footballers reciting the William Hickson poem “Try, try again”, below. The video publicises the Premier League Primary Stars initiative, aimed to give resources and…

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How to make school shoe shopping easy #ad

Shopping for shoes has come a long way since we were at school. Who can forget the annual ritual during which one longed for anything with a hint of heel or a smart buckle. You’d be presented with a regulation pair (ho-hum), known by parents as sensible shoes and, by us, as beetle crushers. Now,…

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Naughty parents, term-time holidays & what’s going wrong

There’s a telling word in the judgment handed down today by the UK Supreme Court about parents, children and term-time absences. The Court ruled in favour of education authorities in their appeal against a father who refused to pay a fine after taking his daughter on holiday during the term. The ruling in effect upholds…

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