Saturday, February 22, 2020

Parents storm Catalan language barrier

The Catalan school system has raised some 10 million Catalan speakers

Sevilla student gets competitive scholarship to Cambridge

The farmer's daughter is currently completing a biotechnology degree

Buzz in the air at British School of Marbella

Headmistress Sian Kirkham is thrilled to be back for the new term

Violent video games harmful for teenagers

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

Good education more crucial to success than working hard, say Spaniards

Only 47% thought that working hard was important for success

Half of Spanish children tired in mornings, new study finds

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

Students launch further strike action against education cuts

The Students' Union demands that people join them and stand up in the defence of public education

Nerja’s bid for bilingual schooling

Bilingual education could be making its way to Nerja

Fees for degrees in Andalucia are lower than most of Spain

The region has imposed the second smallest university fee hike in the country over five years

Spanish below average for speaking foreign languages

The average European Union citizen of working age speaks three languages

Dreaming of top grades in Spain

Kids in Spain tend not to get enough sleep

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

School takes walk on the wild side

British School of Marbella headmistress Miss Kirkham takes a walk on the wild side by inviting a host of hairy beasts into school

Sotogrande International School goes back to the 80s with new musical

Even the audience are invited to don their best 80s outfits

A wonderful way with words

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

An inspector calls at the British School of Marbella – and it got top marks

Head teacher and columnist Sian Kirkham on getting top marks from the National Association of British Schools

Spain hires Germany as ‘Sherpa’

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

Spanish university crowned Erasmus champ

Valencia’s Universitat Politecnica flies the flag for Spanish universities

UK education bottom of the class for ‘neets’

White, working class men most likely to find themselves without work

Students take to streets as education cuts begin to bite

Hundreds of thousands of teachers and students have protested around Spain

Back-to-school bills set to rocket

As kids head back to school, parents are facing record expenses

Fun and games at the British School of Marbella

Ash Bolton looks back on an action-packed few weeks

Top tips for a new school in Spain

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

What a novel idea!

Do you feel like you don’t fit in? Here’s a collection of our favourite books to help outsiders understand themselves

Gap year students three times more likely to work abroad

The study also found 27% meet long-term partners while overseas

But will we fit in?

Parents more concerned that other families are ‘people like us’ than about discipline
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