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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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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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Online bullying and how to tackle it

Sadly, bullying, and more specifically online bullying, is still a wide-scale issue. It’s Anti-Bullying Week this week here in the UK, and this year, the Anti-Bullying Alliance‘s theme for the week is ‘United Against Bullying’. Whether your child is a victim of bullying or not, it’s important they

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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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