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Racism, history and shaping a better future

a guest blog by My Online Schooling parent, Phil Oligario What is racism?

Racism is a form of bullying and intimidation driven by fear. The Britain I arrived in of the 80’s was not what it is now. At the time, all ethnic minorities were misunderstood and often derided. It

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Black History & Genealogy – six degrees of separation

How much do you know about your family’s history? This week’s blog is a guest post about Black history and genealogy, written by My Online Schooling parent Shamayah Marcellin. Shamayah shares her fascinating journey to discovering her family’s ancestral roots.

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Why we should read more books by Black writers

by Alison Evans, My Online Schooling English Teacher

2020 has so far been a year in which it is easy to feel powerless, especially when it comes to the idea of racial injustice. The events in America that sparked the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement could make us feel that not

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Celebrating Black History Month in school and at home

What is Black History Month?

October is Black History Month here in the UK. We celebrate Black History Month (BHM) across the country to not only challenge racism, but to further the cause of greater recognition of, and education on the important historical events and people that are often overlooked

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International GCSE languages
International GCSE languages - why study them?

If your child has enjoyed learning languages in Key Stage 3, taking a language in Year 10 is the logical next step. Pearson Edexcel International GCSE languages courses are a fantastic option. In this blog, we’ll explain what these courses involve, and the benefits of studying languages at this

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Creative learning with Dekko Comics - Q&A

The beauty of creative learning is that it can take so many different forms, depending on the learner. Last week, we had the pleasure of having Rossie Stone, creator and founder of Dekko Comics, give a talk at our school assembly. As a young person who struggled academically, drawing

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Mind of My Own: allowing young voices to be heard

As a 21st century school, allowing young voices to be heard is integral to what we do. With this in mind, we are delighted to be partnering with Mind of My Own, an organisation dedicated to providing young people with a voice and a platform to have their views and feelings heard. Mind

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Coping as a family in lockdown

Are you finding it difficult to cope as a family in lockdown? You’re not alone. The current COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us all headfirst in to a new, more restricted way of living. While we are all rightly staying at home to protect ourselves and others around us, you’ve had

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Online education for children in Australia

With the current global coronavirus pandemic, a lot of things may feel uncertain – your child’s education being one of them. Many Australian families are being faced with the possibility of schools closing down at the time of writing this. So how do you go about ensuring your child still

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The impact of COVID-19 on those with health anxiety and OCD

The current global pandemic is enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious about their own health, and the health of their loved ones. Uncertainty, disruption and unsettling news stories can cause those even without any pre-existing mental health conditions to experience poor mental health, particularly in the instance of

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