#nomakeupselfie: noble action for a worthy cause, or narcissistic crowd-pleasing

nose and mouth

As my Facebook feed starting filling up with #nomakeupselfies last week I waited for the inevitable. Like most women, it wasn’t long before I was nominated by one of my friends, and ever since I’ve been trying to analyse why Continue reading

Young environmentalists return from a trip on the wild side in South Africa

Community life

On Monday 24th February one Giving Nation representative, five students and their teacher from Stroud High School in Gloucestershire arrived home from a week long trip to the ‘Wild Coast’ in South Africa Lucy Dunlop, Charlotte Lazell, Rebecca Hunt, Jennifer Continue reading

Citizenship and the character of ‘Character’

The new Character and Resilience Manifesto from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Mobility highlights the need for schools to do more than just get students through exams, helpfully recognising the connection between qualities of character and the ability Continue reading