Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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14-20 February 2015

Saturday

In the naughty corner

A Pennsylvania school district admitted that five middle-school pupils had been mistakenly given word searches based on Fifty Shades of Grey. The puzzles included references to spanking and bondage.

Sunday

Sweeping the boards

Theatrical achievement was recognised at the annual WhatsOnStage Awards. Miss Saigon received a record nine gongs, while David Tennant and Billie Piper were named best actor and best actress.

Monday

Kate's crusade

The first ever Place2Be Children's Mental Health Week started today. Backed by the Duchess of Cambridge, the campaign promotes counselling and encourages children to talk openly about their feelings.

Tuesday

On the flip side

New year's resolutions to join the gym finally paid off on Shrove Tuesday, when biceps were tested by enthusiastic tossers and pancake races took place all over the country.

Wednesday

Together against terror

The White House hosted a summit on countering violent extremism. It highlighted domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalising and recruiting others.

Thursday

Small change

One for those who dream of moulding the youngest, most impressionable minds: the Department for Education held an online open day for anyone interested in training as an early years teacher.

Friday

Slave to the wave

Surfers are gathering for a predicted five-star Severn Bore. And, no, "bore" isn't the collective noun for water sports enthusiasts. It's a surge wave in the river's estuary that can reach up to 2.8m.

21-27 February 2015

Saturday

Generation X

Malcolm X, the black nationalist leader who once called for a "blacks-only" state in the US, was assassinated 50 years ago today. …

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