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April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How To Speak To Children With Anxiety

Advice For Parents On What To Say And What Not To Say – Exam time, with all its anxiety-causing stressors, is almost upon us. Clishmaclaver found this article from The Huffington Post which offers some useful advice, c/o YoungMinds’ parents helpline, for … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Is teen loneliness caused by social media?

Further to previous posts on teenage emotional literacy and well-being, worried parents – and our pupils – might want to read this Guardian opinion piece, Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month!

April’s Book of the Month, is the ‘Book of the Moment’, is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 🙂 Clishmaclaver has no budget left to buy a new BOTM unfortunately >sob< so I’m making my own personal copy of this … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Star in a comic!

Check out The Phoenix comic‘s amazing new competition! 😮 Create/draw a new comic character and our favourite will become the star of a brand new four part story in The Phoenix and be illustrated by the brilliant Neill Cameron! To … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The real value of comics diversity…

This, from Vox, shares rare insights into the current Marvel/diversity debate [Bleeding Cool’s aggregation of the interview — “Marvel’s David Gabriel On Sales Slump: People ‘Didn’t Want Any More Diversity,’ ‘Didn’t Want Female Characters’” — went viral] and how we … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Relax, go to sleep in a dystopian future

Stream 72 Hours of Ambient Sounds from Blade Runner: Relax, Go to Sleep in a Dystopian Future – Open Culture How cool is this? Just had to share! 😀 And remember, the cult movie Blade Runner is based on the sci-fi … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Further to previous rant…

Do read the following articles on this incendiary issue – for me anyway! 😉 – of female characters and diversity in comics; they’re both excellent reads! 🙂 Marvel VP Blames Dwindling Comics Sales on Female Characters and “Diversity” – Slate … Continue reading

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