Françoise Wilson

5,619 Flips | 13 Magazines | 1,358 Likes | 9 Following | 1,186 Followers | @francoisewi7gcs | has been teaching modern languages and Latin for 30 years in Great Britain.

Long summer holidays are bad for children, especially the poor

THE summer holidays have just begun, but it is a busy morning at Cadoxton Primary School, in Barry, an industrial town in Wales. It runs a summer …

Child Care

Reclaim Reading

Reclaim Reading is a magazine that brings together campaigners fighting for the communities in Reading, and to reclaim our heritage. We believe in …

Swimming Pools

What about the boys?

There is much to like in Barbara Oakley’s recent opinion piece for the New York Times. Oakley is an engineering professor at Oakland university in …

Education

A perfect day in Norwich

A perfect day in Norwich<p>Bread Source Norwich<p>First up<p>Kick off with an organic Norfolk breakfast at the Green Grocers. You’ll struggle to leave without …

England

If teachers can’t have better pay, give them rail tickets or capped rents | Laura McInerney

The government needs new ways to attract more teachers if it’s not willing to fund a competitive salary<p>Teachers are the envy of the country during the summer break, snoozing and reading for six weeks. But spare them a thought: when they finished term last month they had no idea what salary they …

Education

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.<p>However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Language

Lefty or righty? The surprising effects of being right or left-handed

It's an argument that's been going on for centuries - is it more beneficial to be left or right-handed?<p>In medieval times lefties were thought to be …

Bill Clinton

A-level results: how to support your students

One head of sixth form explains how to help students who don't get the grades they wanted on A-level results day

Education

King Charles I

No-one who has visited the King Charles I will be surprised to see it in a list of London's best pubs. Hidden away at the top of Northdown Street, …

England

48 hours in Glasgow

If visiting the city for two consecutive days, a good idea is to take advantage of the 'hop on hop off' City Sightseeing tour bus, which takes in a …

European Travel

Dundee is the new hip city break destination for a weekend with beaches, museums and craft beer

VISIT Scotland's sunniest city of Dundee with miles of sandy beaches and the first waterfront temple outside London.<p>This city offers chic shopping, …

Craft Beer

The 13 best things to do in Whitby

Best things to do in Whitby<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/happymillerman<p>Whitby Abbey<p><b>What is it?</b> A gorgeously spectral 13th-century ruin that looms …

England

France to Ban Cellphones in Schools to Tackle Addiction

PARIS—Solal Paroux’s friends all have smartphones, and the 12-year-old Parisian has been needling his parents to get him one too. But his parents are resisting.<p>And now they have the law on their side.<p>When school starts up in September, a new French law will ban students ranging roughly from ages 3 …

Mobile Devices

Afternoon Tea

York<p>A delightful river cruise with delicious afternoon tea, sailing past Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning residence of His Grace the Archbishop of …

Food & Dining

Top 10 Photography Tips: Take Your Digital Photography to the Next Level

Whether you are a beginner or more experienced with photography, here are some of our favorite tips that will help you improve your photography!<p>Use …

Landscape Photography

Heathrow Airport passport queues reach 2.5 hours

<b>Delays at Heathrow Airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two and a half hours last month, figures show.</b><p>On 30 out of 31 days in July, the border force missed its target of a 45-minute wait or less for 95% of visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).<p>Virgin Atlantic, …

Border Force

7 Steps to Stunning Images: A Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera

Overview<p>7 Steps to Stunning Images: A Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera by Heather Hummel<p>"Everywhere I go, I analyze light. A source of light, and …

Photography

How Much Equipment Does a Professional Photographer Need?

We all get stressed about our gear at some point in our careers. Knowing how much and what quality of photography gear you need is complicated. This …

Canon EOS

A-levels vs the International Baccalaureate: which makes a more rounded student?

Few would disagree that a good education means more than just exam results. The benefits of non-academic experiences – from sports competitions, …

Education

GCSE results day: 'All aboard the rollercoaster'

It’s been more than a decade since I began teaching, and although the education system has seen radical changes, there’s one thing that has stayed …

Education

The best winter sun destinations for 2018/2019

With fresh new openings including a duo of island escapes on the up-and-coming Cambodian coast, an artsy crashpad in Belize and a boutique hotel …

Grenada

The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

South-east Asia

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

Pedagogy

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

Unusual things to do in London

1<p>Attractions, Zoos and aquariums<p>Gir Lion Lodge at London Zoo<p>Yes, you can sleep next to real-life lions in London. The appeal of staying the night in …

10 chocolate-box villages within reach of London

1<p>Alfriston, East Sussex<p>Alfriston is a real walkers’ delight, set as it is in the beautiful Cuckmere River valley and with the South Downs Way going …

27 free things to do in London

GOD’S OWN JUNKYARD<p>A neon artist’s surreal world<p>God’s Own Junkyard is a visual onslaught of light and colour, a crazy bright world of vintage signs …

England

'Beautiful as ever!': Nicaragua pushes tourism despite ongoing crisis

Hundreds have been killed and thousands injured since a popular uprising against Nicaragua’s president began in April. Governments from Mexico City to Madrid have warned their citizens to steer clear.<p>But Nicaraguan authorities are now seeking to draw a line under the far-from-resolved crisis, …

Venezuela

How to Travel From London to Paris

With only around 300 miles separating the capitals of England and France, it's never been easier-- or quicker--to travel from London to Paris. This …

Trains

Breaking the Rule of Thirds: Five Creative Composition Ideas

How often do you break away from the rule of thirds and try a method that is outside of the box? Here are five composition ideas that will inspire …

Landscape Photography