What if exams were testing Curiosity or Empathy?

New tests have been announced this week for 11 year-old and a new national league table for 5 year-old is being suggested by the government as the latest initiatives to raise educational standards across the board…

Thought For The Day - The Reverend Lucy Winkett - DURATION: 03:04
To hear the audio clip visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cz0pc

Cool at School

So how was your first week at school, what adjectives would you use; interesting, fun, awful, exciting, frightening, creative, inspiring, motivating, boring. Whatever the adjectives, if they aren’t positive, how could you make it slightly better, so that experience a better time there.

Today I was passing a whole gang of new college students around the 16yr mark and a lot of them were smoking and swearing, by their attitude I suspect they thought they were cool!

However,  about 3 of them were neither smoking nor swearing, yet still part of that group as they were walking along together.  I was really drawn to those 3 because they seemed so confident, just being themselves not needing to prove how cool they were.  Interesting isn’t it when you  really observe people’s behaviour what’s really going on!

By the way here is a link for some cool resources for school you may want to download.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/

Let us know what you are up to at school any helpful unusual tips or stories!

Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

Why you should listen to her:

Cameron Russell has spent the last decade modeling. A Victoria’s Secret favorite, she has appeared in multiple international editions of Vogue as well as in ads for brands like Ralph Lauren and Benetton. But she feels at her core that image isn’t everything.

Quotes by Cameron Russell

  • “Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win the Powerball when you grow up. It’s out of your control and it’s awesome — and it’s not a career path.”
  • “[Models] have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes, and they’re the most physically insecure women probably on the planet.”

Dare To Be Different

Welcome to HappierAtSchool, the blog to help teenagers being more confident and achieve their true potential.

There’s a myriad of things to learn at school; Maths, English, Science, Art, IT, the list goes on.

But what about ‘being different’…maybe because you have some health problem, learning difficulty, stutter, very shy or just ‘don’t fit in?’

This can make you feel so awful, lowers confidence and self-esteem and can make you feel very lonely. These are just some of the things that happen when you are going through school/college years.  I know, I was one of them, incredibly shy, quiet and unconfident, except with my best friend (yes I did have one).  However, deep within myself I wanted to be Continue reading