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How to Support Your Child If They Have a Learning Difficulty

To help parents who now think their child may have a learning difficulty, we’ve put together a guide on how best to support them and what your next steps should be.


International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day 2020

We know that your literacy level has a direct impact on the kind of life you will have as an adult.


Carnival Culture

The Origins of Carnival Culture

Performances were filled with social commentary and took great influence from contemporary themes.


Adaptations

Literature’s Best Film and TV Adaptations

Here are 5 screen adaptations (not including Harry Potter) that we consider to be among the best!


Comic

A Comic Book History: Part 1

I boasted to my dad what an amazing new source of reading I had found, but to my dismay found that he knew all about them…


Work

Will We Miss Our Old World of Work?

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder — and mine has all of a sudden become very fond of chance encounters and conversations free of stuttering connection issues.


Reading

5 Reasons You Should Spend More Time Reading

Any form of literature counts as reading: from a blog post or short story, to a comic or poem.


The Peterloo Massacre

The Peterloo Massacre: 5 Facts To Know

Don’t forget that this was also the era of the Industrial Revolution. Life had changed significantly for ordinary people in the last half century or so – and rarely for the better.


Philosophy

Why Philosophy Is Important (And How To Learn More)

It is hard to truly appreciate history without an appreciation for the history of ideas.


The Scrap of Paper

The Scrap Of Paper That Led The Way To War

When you learn about the causes of World War One, you’ll likely be taught the long-term reasons first. But have you heard of “The Scrap of Paper?”


Storytelling

Education as Storytelling

In subjects with obvious narrative associations, like English Literature, the stories themselves can actually be overlooked, in favour of analysis.