How can higher education lead on gender equality?

Earlier this week, a couple of the Mangoes attended a panel discussion, hosted by the University of East London (UEL), which looked at the UN’s HeForShe initiative for gender equality. The panel included human rights activists, university lecturers and pro-vice chancellors, as well as youth workers, and one of the topics that particularly resonated with

Fall in love with learning!

With shops full of all things red, and bears holding love hearts, it’s hard to forget that today is Valentine’s Day. I’ve even noticed that some schools have started their own cupid courier service, with students able to send each other notes of secret admiration. It’s sweet, and I like that we’re embracing acts of

The grass is always Greening?

Following rumours that former Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, would be moved to the Department for Work and Pensions during this week’s cabinet reshuffle, the reality showed us that Greening was happy in her post, and quit instead of making the move. Now taking up the mantel is Damian Hinds. But what was

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

I am very lucky to be able to say that I was never bullied. However, I do distinctly remember one particular boy being known for picking people at random and tormenting them for fun. I never understood his motives and I made it clear that I didn’t like the way he treated people. All I

Let’s get recycling!

This week is National Recycling Week, and although it’s a topic that should be recognised by all age groups, if we really want our efforts to make an impact we need to be teaching the value of recycling from a young age. This can be done at home, but there are also some great ways

No more boys and girls? How to engage all children with STEM subjects

BBC Two recently broadcasted an insightful documentary, which explored the behaviour of seven and eight year-olds when gendered toys were taken away from the classroom. ‘No more boys and girls: can our kids go gender free?’ followed a Year 3 class from Lanesend Primary School in the Isle of Wight as Doctor Javid embarked on