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Do school prize days really celebrate success?

TweetThis is the time of year when parents clear their daytime calendars and start attending sports days, end-of-year plays and recitals, and of course prize days. This year after our prize day there was a casual picnic with parents from every school year, and prize day prompted a lot of debate. The biggest question was “do they really celebrate success”? “If they all get a prize, what’s the...

Let’s not get squeamish about science

TweetThe kerfuffle about Robert Winston’s lesson in Jamie’s Dream School, in which teenage boys look at anonymised samples of their own sperm, is making me laugh. The noted professor of Science and Society at Imperial College London has spent a lesson – soon to be broadcast on Channel 4 – having troubled teen boys look at swimming sperm under a microscope. “When pictures of the rapidly...

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