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Learning the Language of Music

Written by | Tuesday, 21 July 2015

We already know the immense benefits of music for children's learning, character and mental health and now further research has focused on the benefits that musical training brings to literacy and speech skills. 

Scouting for Character

Written by | Friday, 10 July 2015

An article in TES has highlighted the enormous benefits of children who take part in the Scout Association and asked the important question: how can we provide fair opportunties and experiences of character education for all young people?

Whilst resilience is a key character trait to be built for all children, some children are more likely to need to execute this essential skill than others, particularly those from military families; but now a new tool will hope to make it easier for teachers to identify those that may need extra support.

Research from the University of Edinburgh has found that Scottish pupils come out fighting in comparison to other UK pupils when it comes to political engagement.

Barrett Values Centre

Written by | Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The brand new Barrett Values Centre website is now up. 

Waka Waka Waka; most of us think of Elmo, the Cookie Monster or perhaps counting to 10 with Count Dracula when we think of the popular American show, 'Sesame Street,' but now research has found that it's educational impact is actually similar to early years in school.

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