On GCSE results day this week, I couldn’t help but cast my mind back to the daunting day last year as I walked through the school gates with my parents, trying my best to read my teachers’ faces thinking: are my results catastrophic? Have I failed? My teacher is refusing to make eye contact, I must have bombed
On June 4th a group of 21 young people suing the US government over its failure to tackle climate change had their day in a federal district court in Portland in the northwestern US state of Oregon.
Children are the most vulnerable in our society. They are impressionable and will believe anything people tell them. They are enticed by colours, sounds, tastes and even by the way something smells.
There is a wide gap in the UK between the rich and the poor, particularly in London, where poverty and wealth live side-by-side. It is the richest city in the country but also its most unequal. A family could live in a modern property worth £2m and just down the road, three small children could be sharing a damp bedsit
The other day I saw a report of an airstrike hitting a medical facility in Idlib, killing a paramedic and an ambulance driver. Not a legitimate military target, but a medical facility. Then, shortly after, an airstrike hit again.
Children hold a special place in any society. They are to be protected. All children have the right to live free from violence, which harms their physical and mental growth. None of us grow up to be man or woman without passing through that beautiful, carefree phase called childhood. Unfortunately, 2018
When cyclists signed up for this year’s Big Ride For Palestine, which raises funds for a charity aiding Palestinian children in Gaza, they were expecting to finish with a rally in a Tower Hamlets park.
If you were to leave a one-year-old unattended in the home for any length of time and social services found out, the chances are they’d be on you like a fired up NFL defensive end in pursuit of a quarterback. Nor would anyone argue if you were left gasping for breath on the turf afterwards.
When I was a child back in England a group of us kids used to play at a family friend’s house. Their children were the same age as us and we often played together. Whilst we had fun playing football and tennis together there were times when safety issues occurred to no one. Her son had this dangerous habit of throwing darts at our feet. Clearly he thought he was being funny but if one of us had been stabbed, can you imagine the injuries we could have sustained?