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Secondary Education

More on the UK Government’s a consultation on Relationships and Sex Education in English secondary schools. Question No. 2 is: Thinking about relationships and sex education in secondary schools, what do you believe are the three most important subject areas … Continue reading

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Primary Education

The UK Government’s Department for Education has just begun a consultation with schools, parents and pupils (in England) on a long overdue revision to the Relationships Education in primary schools and the Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools. (Here’s … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: Epilogue

Their parting, at the edge of the forest, was wordless, both afraid to admit that this was the end, a parting of ways. Lisa kissed the tears from Kari’s cheeks and wrenched herself away, feeling she had left her heart … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 12. The Silver Queen

“Mama?” She hadn’t changed at all, except for her hair that had once been black and straight but was now an effusion of silver curls. “Kari,” she said, and strode towards her. Kari surrendered to her mother’s embrace, to the … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 3. Hot Water

At the summit of a steep hill, the wizard’s lamp revealed an iron trelliswork, rusted with age and thickly entwined with sickly-looking bramble. Kari recoiled at the sight of it, partly from fear of the iron, but mostly from the … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 1. Blood in the Water

There was blood in the water. Not enough that it could be seen, or even tasted, but it was there. Kari’s lips tingled with the potential for magic. All she needed was a name. Human blood. And something else. Something … Continue reading

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phet thi sam (‘the third sex’)

Thailand is a huge country, and Bangkok is a huge city of concrete, wild flowers, cars and cutting-edge smart phones. The food is fantastic, and despite the reputation of spicy food, I’ve been adding extra chillis to get the kick … Continue reading

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