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

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Our top 5 exhibitors at the Bett show 2020

The Bett show is the world’s largest education event. It hosts over 800 leading companies in the education technology world, and brings people together from all corners of the global education community. Whether you’re a child, parent, or education professional, the Bett show will open your eyes to some

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Building resilience as a young person

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week this week, and this year’s theme is ‘Find Your Brave’. As a young person, building resilience is a huge aspect of bravery. The two go hand in hand; it takes resilience to be brave, and bravery to stay resilient. Resilience isn’t just something you’re

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Why study International GCSEs?

Why choose to study International GCSEs? If you live in the UK, you’ll most likely know of GCSEs. They’re the standard school qualifications most pupils sit exams for when they’re around 16. Now, though, more schools around the world as well as independent schools in the UK have introduced

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South African vs UK Education Systems

Are you a family thinking of moving to the UK from South Africa? If you have school-age children, there are some key differences between the South African and UK education systems that you’ll need to be aware of. But don’t worry – we’re here to help. In this blog,

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STEM subjects: what are they and why study them?

STEM has been a bit of a buzzword in education over the decade or so. It’s an educational approach, and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These are all subject areas that form the basis of a huge range of careers, as well as important skills that the world

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Nurturing cultural awareness in children

Encouraging cultural awareness in children is vital, especially in the increasingly globalised world of today. Younger generations will be meeting and working with people from more diverse and international backgrounds than ever before. With that in mind, now’s an important time to be educating our young people early on about

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Introducing our Parent Liaisons!

My Online Schooling are excited to introduce our new Parent Liaison service, which we’ll be offering from the beginning of Term 2 this academic year. The service is designed to provide our enrolled families with even better, more individualised day-to-day support throughout your child’s schooling with us. But enough from

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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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