Deeds and Words?

As will hopefully have not gone unnoticed, last year marked a century since the passage of the Representation of the People Act, with which the right to vote was extended to all men and certain women – around 8.4 million of them, to be exact. To commemorate this, we asked young people to consider how farContinue reading “Deeds and Words?”

Plastic: A Sea Change?

All the way back in October 2017, thousands of young voters shared their thoughts on ‘Will Blue Planet 2 convince people to use less plastic?’ The results were fairly unsurprising given David Attenborough’s sombre warnings at the end of each episode. As is often the way, primary pupils took a more optimistic view, while secondaryContinue reading “Plastic: A Sea Change?”

Dispelling your students’ and your own pre-conceived ideas

This blog is written in memory of the great Hans Rosling, who taught us to base our knowledge of the world on reliable evidence rather than our own narrow views. Ever, an optimist, he helped millions to acknowledge that the world is becoming a better place