Knowledge is Wealth
Expanding Grammar Schools
Theresa May announced the expansion of Grammar schools because parents want it for their children. She is allocating £50 million, so the Grammar schools can create more places for disadvantaged children. King Edward VI Grammar School in Birmingham has been using this method. The Head of the Grammar Schools Association and Head for Rugby School, Charlotte Marten hopes it is a method that will be replicated in other schools.
Ban on Junk food adverts on London Transport
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has put out for consultation a ban on junk food adverts on tubes, buses and Overground trains run by TFL. This is because 40% of 10 to 11 year olds are overweight. It is to target foods that are high in fats, salt and sugar. The are the foods responsible for childhood obesity and it predisposes in later life to diseases such as heart attacks, high blood pressure and Type II Diabetes. Jamie Oliver was happy at the news because he has been campaigning for better nutrition in school meals and Take-away shops.
UN Report on Post-Brexit Racism
After Brexit the verbal and physical racist attacks in London rose drastically. U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism assessed the situation and Ms T. Achiume wrote,
“The harsh reality is race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, status and related categories all continue to determine the life chances and well-being of people in Britain in ways that are unacceptable and in many cases unlawful.”
Theresa May allows more experts on Grenfell panel
Two more experts are to be appointed by the Prime Minister Theresa May to join Judge Sir Martin Moore-Bicks. The news was welcomed by groups calling for this move for a better investigation of the Grenfell fire.
Eurovision song contest in Portugal
The Eurovision song contest is on in Portugal this Saturday. Over 200 million people will watch it. Viewers as far as China and Australia will see it. A Scientist fom Imperial College has found that the song contest makes nation happy.
A woman is making a difference to the lives of women and girls around the world. Her name is Dayle Haddon, founder and CEO of WomenOne. It helps them access quality education. Her work has been applauded in Kenya where girls were at risk and in Syria refugee girls at Zaatari camp, Dayle created a media and leadership workshop.
By educating the girls, HIV was reduced and also the survival age of a child was up past 5 years of age, when born to an educated woman. Centres of Worth was set up to help adolescent girls stay in school, provided social, emotional, academic, counselling, health, education, financial and digital literacy training. Dayle Haddon received the UN Humanitarian Award.
SIWO GNEWS #25
Content from BBC news, Channel 5, readersdigest.com
SIWO Reporter: Susanna Dziworshie