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Our school blog keeps the My Online Schooling community in the know. Keep up to date with our blog posts which cover interesting topics week to week!

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The value of the arts for young people with Claire Doyle

It’s no secret that the arts have a positive impact on young peoples’ lives. Whether it’s painting, dance, theatre, singing or playing an instrument, there are so many ways to get kids’ creative juices flowing in and after school. But creativity isn’t just for the ‘artsy’ ones… This week,

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The best free mental health apps for young people

Does your child struggle with their mental health? One of our main priorities here at My Online Schooling is supporting our pupils with their mental health and well-being. Statistics show that conditions like anxiety, depression and eating disorders are on the rise among children and young people. Research

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Beating the winter blues as a family

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, winter has well and truly arrived. The days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in, making it all the more difficult to get out of bed in the mornings. Whether you’re a winter-lover or a bit of a scrooge, now’s

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Bullying in 2019 and how to tackle it

Sadly, in 2019, bullying is still a wide-scale issue. According to a recent BBC article, an annual report has found that a fifth of young people in the UK have experienced bullying in the past year. The survey shows little to no improvement on last year’s data. It’s… Read More

Stress management for children and young people

‘Stress’ is definitely a buzz-word in the adult world. Almost every adult can relate to feeling stressed; whether it’s the stress of work, raising a family or other grown-up responsibilities. But while we’re all so busy managing our own daily stresses, stress management for children and young people can often

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The benefits of learning languages at school

Learning languages at school can have so many benefits. Our brains are much better designed to learn languages before we reach puberty, so really, the sooner the better! Not only does it help your child become more aware of other cultures and societies, but it can have a positive knock-on

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Our top 12 educational apps per subject

There’s an app for absolutely everything these days. Whether it’s ideas for tonight’s dinner, upcoming concerts in your area or phone games for your cat, almost everything is (quite literally) at your fingertips. And educational support for your kids is no exception! Educational apps can be a fun and engaging

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Sleep and mental well-being in young people

Sleep and mental well-being in young people is an important link that can often be overlooked. Sleep is an essential mechanism that we need to survive. We all need sleep, but no more so than when we’re still growing and developing. A recent Guardian article points out the negative

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Celebrating National Poetry Day!

“I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins. I’d rather have my poems on the subway than around the seminar table at an MFA program.” —Billy Collins

This Thursday, 3rd of October, is National Poetry Day! It can

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Recently moved to Singapore? - Tips for British Families

Are you a British family who have recently moved to Singapore? You’re not alone! Singapore is a very popular place to live among people from the UK, with around 50,000 British expats currently living there. You’ll have most likely done all your research before the big move, but we thought

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