Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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13-19 September 2014

Saturday

Sweet dreams

On Roald Dahl Day, teachers everywhere unleashed their inner Willy Wonka to join enthusiasts across the world in celebrating the birthday of the perennially popular children's author.

Sunday

Unto us a wonder was born

Hallelujah! On this day in 1741, George Frederick Handel completed his Messiah, giving joy to the masses and inspiration to school choirs for centuries to come. He composed the work in just 24 days.

Monday

Combating Islamic State

Delegates from 30 countries, including 10 from the Arab world, attended a summit in Paris to decide how to help Iraq to fight Islamic State. A joint statement from ministers promised military assistance.

Tuesday

Revolutionary ringleader

Mexico celebrates its Independence Day. The event commemorates a priest who, in 1810, rang church bells to summon his congregation and called on them to rise up against Spanish rule, sparking an 11-year war.

Wednesday

Difference of opinion

MPs expressed disapproval over conflicts of interest between academies and their sponsors. The Commons Education Select Committee issued a report saying that the problem was arising too frequently.

Thursday

Aye or naw?

The fateful day was finally here - after fevered debate and campaigning on both sides, people in Scotland took to the polls to decide whether the country should become independent or stick with the Union.

Friday

Go go gadget envy

Your tech-savvy colleagues may be ringing in "sick". The new iPhone 6 goes on sale and crowds are expected to gather at Apple stores worldwide to be among the first to get their hands on the gadget. …

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