The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Every year on this day we remember those who fought and fell in the Great War and in those wars that followed. The years 2014–18 are of course of especial poignancy, marking as they do one […]
We picked up a lovely clutch of First Minister’s Reading Challenge materials at the Scottish Learning Festival recently and had a great time browsing the inspiring recommended reads chosen by the good folk at Scottish Book Trust.
It’s International Day of the Girl Child today, a day aimed at raising awareness of the potential of the 1.1 billion girls in the world, and the discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities that may see that potential wasted.
Our friends at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, have just opened a marvellous exhibition celebrating the career of Michael Morpurgo, the third Children’s Laureate. If you’re near Newcastle then it’s a must-see, and well worth the trip even if not. Today we’re marking the opening of the exhibition with a round-up of […]
Young people cannot avoid awareness of war; it exists in many places in the world today and has existed since the beginning of recorded history. War does not discriminate in terms of the lives it touches; the young may rarely fight in wars but they are affected nonetheless.