Saturday, December 14, 2019

Cruise control

Get a beauty diploma at the Marbella Beauty Academy and you could land yourself a job on a cruise liner

Educating the expats

Frances Leate talks to four sets of expat parents, each of whom have chosen a different education route for their children on moving to Spain

No more coasting on the Costa

Ashley Bolton and Wendy Williams take a look at the rise of private education in southern Spain and explore its advantages over local state schools

Disapproving parents ‘deliberately’ try to split children up with boyfriends or girlfriends, finds study

15% even admitted to posing as a friend on Facebook or Twitter

Textbook trouble for pupils in Spain

Half a million pupils to miss out on state aid due to government cuts

Death of the bedtime story

The ritual of the bedtime story could become a thing of the past as one in four parents admit they never read to their child before bed

Expat author creates interactive children’s stories

Anita Pouroulis has released four books with interactive versions available

Tech-savvy tots

Increasing number of pre-schoolers becoming competent users of electronic gadgets, including iPads

Competition hots up for international school places

Local children now account for 80% of places in multilingual schools

Violent video games harmful for teenagers

Too much time spent on video games could lead to young people growing up to be agressive adults

Nerja’s bid for bilingual schooling

Bilingual education could be making its way to Nerja

Overcautious parents raising a ‘generation of weaklings’

A report by the National Trust says that parents are doing their children harm by mollycoddling children

Half of Spanish children tired in mornings, new study finds

A nocturnal lifestyle is causing children in Spain to underperform in the classroom

Obese for life

Children who are obese by the time they are eight find it harder to get slim when they are older

GSCEs out, O-levels in

New exams based O-levels are set to replace GCSEs

Start of school year marred by crisis

Hundreds of children in Andalucia affected by lack of funds

Classes for parents aim to combat fatigue in children

More and more pupils are struggling to stay awake during their lessons

UK set to follow Spain’s ‘no phones in schools’ policy

Mobile phones are set to be completely banned in UK schools

Boris Johnson calls for more sport in schools

The Mayor of London would like to see schools introduce a compulsory two hours of sport each day

Family on the Costa del Sol develops new anti-bullying board game

It promotes cyber safety and addresses issues facing children today

Top tips for a new school in Spain

OPX editor Wendy Andersen on preparing your children for a new school

English teachers still in demand as unemployment numbers continue to rise in Spain

English TEFL teachers are bucking the trend finding plenty of work in the heart of the recession

British schoolgirl faces sunglasses horror during holiday in Spain

Laura Musson was left with a severely swollen face after suffering an allergic reaction to cheap sunglasses

New royal decree targets Spanish university students

Anyone on scholarship must pass at least half their subjects or else pay the grant back in full

British teen wins cycling contest in the Sierra Nevada

Lloyd Thornton came in a full 10 seconds ahead of his competitors

Couch potatoes found to have bigger waistlines

A report has shown the link between a child's health and their TV intake
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