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Access to education is crucial for innovation, empowerment and for the world to evolve. While the traditional educational system offers learning opportunities for many, there are significant gaps that leave many behind due to various factors such as inequality, deprivation and mindset.  Education should be a fundamental right and there should be plenty of accessible...
Further to the leak to the Torygraph that the Tory government wants to further clampdown on sex education in schools and categorise transgener as 'controversial' (what isn't these days?), The Bear @i_iratus responds. As I sip my first, absolutely necessary cup of coffee this morning, I’m grappling with the latest...
A new local pressure group are making demands on the Government and the BCP council to create a greener Bournemouth.  The environmentalists ‘Cycling Rebellion’ who protest through mass bike riding, converge on busy roads to get their message across. They say that this particular action is not illegal, but they...
Children from St Martin's School Bournemouth were invited to meet the Mayor at the Civic Centre, with the great-granddaughter of a former Mayor among the group. Eleven children and four members of staff from the independent prep school in Stoke Wood Road were hosted by the Mayor, Councillor Anne Filer,...
Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but also on those they grow up to dominate. There are two stark facts about British politics. The first is that they are controlled, to a degree unparalleled in any other Western European nation,...
Through a hands-on Business Studies initiative, Year 11 pupils at Ballard School, an independent school for children aged 2-16, have helped to shape future marketing plans for Ringwood company, Avon Organics. Rather than just learning the academics of GCSE Business Studies, pupils at Ballard School, based in New Milton, have...

FREEZE RENT NOT STUDENTS

Students at Bournemouth University have reached a breaking point with inflation affecting rent, food and other essentials pushing many to use food banks or even face eviction from their accommodation. “Student rent is out of control” claim NUS (National Union of Students). Their ‘Freeze rent not students’ campaign proposes an...
Starting University is an intimidating and scary time at the best of times. Most people who attend University are leaving home and looking after themselves for the very first time. This means looking after their finances for the very first time, which isn’t always easy. The cost of living crisis...
People with developmental prosopagnosia, who experience lifelong difficulties recognising the faces of people who should be familiar to them, can still successfully identify some faces ‘spontaneously’ if they have sufficient and recent exposure to them, a new study has found. Researchers from Bournemouth University also attempted to separate successful face...
First, let us address the facts as we know them: What is deteriorating concrete? This specific type of concrete, officially designated as reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), is composed of lime, water, and an aeration agent. It is poured into molds exposed to high pressure and heat, a process known...