Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

This Week, Next Week

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11-17 July 2015

Saturday

Well served

It was game, set and match on the final weekend of Wimbledon as Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic netted the singles trophies. Williams has now won four majors in a row - dubbed the "Serena Slam".

Sunday

Clash of kings

Teachers struggling with life after Game of Thrones should explore Britain's past. On this day in 927, Anglo-Saxon King Æthelstan became the first undisputed lord of the north by taking control of Northumbria.

Monday

A sticky end

Could tuck shops be facing the chop? The British Medical Association suggested in a report that the government should introduce a tax on sugary soft drinks in order to curb obesity in young children.

Tuesday

Going ape

School can be a jungle at the end of term, but imagine what Jane Goodall faced when she arrived in Tanzania 55 years ago to study chimps in the wild. Her findings revealed that they use tools like humans.

Wednesday

Life lessons

Personal, social and health education should be a statutory part of the curriculum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas argued, as she introduced a bill designed to change the status of the subject.

Thursday

Shoot for the moon

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched in Apollo 11, bound for the Moon. Four days later, Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the lunar surface.

Friday

Enchanted evenings

Get your geek on for the London Film and Comic Convention. Attendees are expected to include Hogwarts' headteacher, also known as actor Michael Gambon, and Alien sci-fi legend Sigourney Weaver.

18-24 July 2015

Saturday

A man of his word

Nelson Mandela said: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. …

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