Sunday, September 20, 2020

A different sort of summer school in Spain

OPX editor Wendy Andersen offers some crafty tips on ‘stealth teaching' during the long summer months

World-class Spanish restaurant visit for lucky students

Four food technology students went behind the scenes at a world-renowned restaurant in Marbella

What are the kids really doing online?

Mother-of-three Wendy Andersen looks at what kids are doing on the internet and how parents can monitor their kids’ online activities

England needs a lesson in language

As increasing numbers of European children conquer several languages, Britain’s youngsters try to play catch up

Spanish youth heads to Germany

OPX editor Wendy Andersen on the Peter Pan syndrome and why the young are being forced to emigrate

Schoolgirl’s lunchtime blog causes controversy

Martha Payne's blog has become immensely popular despite causing tensions within her local council

What to do with the kids this summer…

Mother-of-three Wendy Andersen gives tips on surviving the long, hot Andalucian summer

Malaga schoolchildren ‘too noisy’, says Junta

Disciplinary proceedings launched against Parque Clavero School after neighbours complained about the racket

Expat teen scoops Spanish writing prize

Chloe Madison Grubb won first prize in Coca Cola short story contest

Dyslexia didn’t stop Einstein

How to help your child deal with dyslexia... and be as successful as Richard Branson, Whoopi Goldberg or genius Albert Einstein

How to keep pests off your lunch in Spain

Want a good way to stop wasps from ruining your lunch? Try this, writes Wendy Andersen

Herald the dawn of the Spanish ‘dive-bomb’ wasp

LISTEN UP: Spain provides the world with a rare new species, writes Eloise Horsfield

Child care costs crippling UK families

Figures show UK has the world's highest childcare costs

Expat’s new book to help Spanish children with English

Briton set to tour schools with book Dreamstones in bid to get kids interested

Private education is ‘corrosive’ to UK society, claims Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister claims massive gap between state and private schools is damaging the economy

T-Rex terrorises Marbella school pupils

Ashley Bolton on a school topic 65 million years in the making

Briton wonders ‘were4 art thou rmo’

Student translates famous scene from Romeo and Juliet into text speak

We are not Spanish sardines!

School strikes over plans to see class sizes increased to up to 42 pupils

Miguel Angel Jimenez to play in Butterfly event at Aloha Golf

The Spanish golfer will take part in a tournament to helps children with the incurable condition

Still Searching for a Star in Marbella

Quick! The last talent show audition takes place this Saturday

What was Guernica?

LISTEN UP: In this new section, Wendy Andersen gives a potted history on Spain’s most famous painting, which was inspired by the bombing of Guernica 75 years ago

Seussical the Musical takes San Roque by storm!

Students from Sotogrande school perform in Seussical the Musical, based on the Dr Seuss children’s stories

Mind the gap

Swans pupil Guillermo Fernandez (year 13) on why taking a year out between school and university may not be the best idea

Bronze medal for young Estepona figure skater

Bobbie Holgate-Pope, 11, wowed judges at Blackpool Ice Festival

Hey, big(ish) spenders!

Spanish schools are above OECD averages when it comes to school spending... and even beat the UK

A wonderful way with words

Sotogrande International School embraced World Poetry Day by asking its pupils to pen a few lines