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The boy who taught himself to play

[ad_1] Student Nuradean Arreythe loved classical music so much he taught himself how to play, even though he doesn’t read music or own a piano.He practised on an old keyboard until it broke. But even that hasn’t stopped him from playing where he can.Produced and filmed by Rozina Sini and Kash Jones. [ad_2] Source link
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Police plea to schools to cut Northamptonshire gang crime

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption Gang members in Wellingborough have posted music videos of themselves on YouTube Head teachers have been asked by police to try to keep pupils in education for as long as possible to help reduce the "epidemic of gang violence". Insp Daryl Lyon, who wrote to each school in Northamptonshire, said pupils at risk of exclusion could be referred to police for support.There were 3,918
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Unconditional uni offers don’t make us lazy, say teenagers

[ad_1] Image copyright Social Communications Image caption Harrison (right) is determined to keep working at the same level Harrison has his dream university place in the bag. The Leeds City College student is off to study sports journalism at the University of Huddersfield in September, with an unconditional offer. No matter what the outcome of his BTec extended diploma, the place is assured, and 17-year-old Harrison says he's thrilled."I'd say
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Black pupils’ schooling ‘dumbed down over special needs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Why are black pupils disproportionately identified as having a particular range special needs? Many black pupils in England are having their education dumbed down after being wrongly identified as having one of a range special needs, a study says.The study found black Caribbean pupils were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils.The
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The robot helping a seven-year-old boy go to school

[ad_1] A seven-year-old boy with leukaemia is using a robot to take part in lessons at school.Sam's weak immune system means he can't be in the classroom, so the AV1 robot acts as his eyes, ears, voice and hands.A new government funded initiative is aiming to help children with long-term illnesses to participate in school lessons from home.Sam's mum Jude told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Perhaps most importantly for Sam,
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Perinatal OCD: ‘I was worried I’d do something to my kids’

[ad_1] A mother from Stafford who had "terrifying" thoughts after the birth of her son said she had no idea she had perinatal obsessive compulsive disorder.The thoughts were so bad that Amy Hill was afraid she was going to harm her two children.Two to three in every 100 women suffer from perinatal OCD according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.Amy has received help from her local mental health team and
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Warwick University hires legal expert for rape chat review

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The University of Warwick has been criticised for how it handled an investigation into a group chat encouraging rape A university at the centre of a Whatsapp rape chat probe has laid out review plans after its handling of the investigation was called into question.Warwick University was accused of "condoning rape culture" after students who threatened rape in an online chat had their
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‘I skip school to demand climate change action’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'I'm standing up for our planet'A planned protest on Friday will see schoolchildren across the UK walk out of their lessons to demand action over climate change. We have been to meet some of the teenagers looking to take control of their futures. Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand, from Fort William, skips school for an hour.Her head teacher disapproves, she
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Half of universities have fewer than 5% poor white students

[ad_1] Image copyright PA More than half of England's universities have fewer than 5% of poor white students on their books, says an analysis of university entry figures.The report, from the National Education Opportunities Network (Neon), shows white students from deprived areas in low numbers in many top universities.There are 3% at the University of Oxford, compared with 28% at Teesside.The study says too few universities have clear targets to