Thursday, December 2, 2021


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

Andalucian universities on point of collapse, warn rectors

University rectors warn their funds are running out

Spain hires Germany as ‘Sherpa’

Spaniards to receive German-style on-the-job training to help them land well-paid positions

Belarus children have healthy holiday in Andalucia

Many children from the Eastern European country are being hosted by Andalucian families for the summer

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





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