The Yorkshire Post says: A good read... The joy that books can bring
THE pleasures of sitting down and losing oneself in a good book are timeless, as potent today for readers on the commute to work or children in the school holidays as they were for those who devoured Dickens by candlelight in the 19th century.
Justine Greening: It’s in the interests of Yorkshire business to fight for social mobility
I’M proud to say that I grew up in Rotherham. It’s the town that built me, and it’s a town that has always had industry at its heart. That very industry, steel making, was crucial to my family’s livelihood too – both my father and grandfather worked in the steel industry, and I grew up with it all around me.
Majority of children offered places at preferred primary schools across Yorkshire
EARLY indications in Yorkshire show the majority of children have been offered one of their top five preferred schools – as parents today discover if their applications for primary school places have been successful.
Funding to boost social mobility through education in Bradford
Bradford’s school’s chief is urging schools and colleges to apply for a share of a multi-million pound funding pot which will “help pupils to develop skills and qualities which will help them in later life”.
David Behrens: Our children may be digital natives but they still need schools
Less than 20 years have passed since I turned on the nine o’clock news and saw footage of a toddler in the US whose motor skills had developed to the point where he could use the mouse of his parents’ computer.
Jayne Dowle: Hard work pays off – the life lesson of seven hours a day revising for exams
THIS will not make me popular with parents. And it certainly won’t gain much favour with my son who is about to take his GCSEs. In principle, I agree with former Harrow School headteacher Barnaby Lenon. He’s the one who says that youngsters should revise for seven hours a day over the Easter holidays, or aim for 100 hours in total.
The Yorkshire Post says: Down on the farm. Rural skills in the TV spotlight
NOT ONLY will next week’s Springtime on the Farm series on Channel 5 be compulsive viewing for countryside devotees, and all those who liked acclaimed programmes from All Creatures Great and Small to The Yorkshire Vet, but it should be mandatory for Environment Secretary Michael Gove and every Minister who holds a skills brief.