‘hippy crack’ the new prefered drug of the young – an avoidable explosion?

The nightmare for any responsible parent is to discover that their teenager has moved into the drug scene. The signs were probably increasingly there though, as their amazing son or daughter became surly, moody, disrespectful, defiant, tired, uncaring, dress & appearance oblivious (or the opposite), and spent uncommunicative hours in their room. Activities, hobbies, pastimes, […]

Programme for International Student Assessment

The latest results of worldwide international tests on a country’s academic performance have just been published for 2012(half a million fifteen year olds from some sixty five counties took part). It has been on the go for some 15 years and gets published every three years (parent organisation OECD Paris). China’s region has done well […]

War is Always with Us – a favourite emotional Poem ‘Casabianca’

Felicia Hemans Picture “The Destruction of L’Orient at the Battle of the Nile” George Arnald, 1827, National Maritime Museum, in Greenwich, London, England In about eighteen hundred there was a critical and major naval sea battle in the Mediterranean (the battle of the Nile – between English and French forces) with a youngster named Giocante […]