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April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Caption competition!

Hurrah! The Day has brought back its Quiz: a week in 12 questions + Caption Competition! 😀 For frolicking, feisty fun, follow the hyperlink and click on the image of Trump and the Easter Bunny to submit your ideas, or hand … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Sneak peak…

As per previous post, Clishmaclaver’s BOTM for April is The Hate U Give. Fancy a wee taster of what’s in store for you if you read this incredible debut by Angie Thomas? Well, you’re in luck! The lovely people at … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Checking the Checkers

Google and Facebook have announced new techniques to help users spot misleading news stories. Meanwhile Germany plans to fine firms which spread fake news. Which approach will work better? – The Day

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉 This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news. “Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill … Continue reading

March 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Victim or villain..?

A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can Boaty McBoatface save the environment?

The yellow submarine is off to Antarctica to study rising sea temperatures. She was named after an online competition went viral last year — but could her silly name help to save the planet? Why is it so hard to engage … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Emma, nudity, and the meaning of feminism

Clishmaclaver has just read an interesting addition to the current debate on ‘second wave’ feminism from The Day. Speaking of Emma Watson – whom pupils may know best as ‘Hermione’ from the Harry Potter films – the article reads, “She … Continue reading

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