The solution to today’s puzzle
A man is facing a mirror hanging on a wall 1m in front of him.
Write out 100 times: the rise of obesity is about food poverty – a sponge pudding with custard is not the issue
I love the restaurant Caravan, notably its jalapeño corn bread, yet the owner, Laura Harper-Hinton, has said something with which I violently disagree: “I think schools should ban puddings. We have to tackle children’s attitude to sugar and we need a joined-up approach … Giving pudding after a main course is a travesty. I don’t know why anyone would think that was a good idea.”
It is true that one in three British children leave primary school overweight, and true that they consume too much sugar, with Public Health England announcing that, as of last Friday, they had already consumed all the sugar they ought to have eaten this year. It is true, of course, that if you were to light on one single ingredient in a child’s life that made them gain weight, it would likely be sugar. But it does not follow that you can turn sugar into a verboten substance in institutional life and that will make all the difference.Continue reading...
Bac philo S 2018, corrigé du sujet 2 : « Eprouver l’injustice est-ce nécessaire pour savoir ce qui est juste ? »
Geraldine McCaughrean, accepting award for Where the World Ends, warned that restricting the language children read risks creating a future underclass who are ‘easy to manipulate’
Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean has castigated the books industry for dumbing down language in children’s literature, warning that a new focus on “accessible” prose for younger readers will lead to “an underclass of citizens with a small but functional vocabulary: easy to manipulate and lacking in the means to reason their way out of subjugation”.
McCaughrean was named winner on Wednesday of this year’s CILIP Carnegie medal for her historical adventure novel Where the World Ends, 30 years after she first took the prize, the UK’s most esteemed children’s literature award. She used her winner’s speech to attack publishers’ fixation on accessible language, which she called “a euphemism for something desperate”.Continue reading...
Lehrer klagen, sie seien mit der Inklusion überfordert. Dabei steigt der Anteil der Kinder, die sie eingliedern müssen, kaum. Wie kann das sein?
A puzzle to reflect on
Here’s a puzzle about something we do every day: gaze at ourselves in the mirror. Who says maths is not relevant to the real world? In fact, You may have often pondered this question without realising it when trying on clothes.Continue reading...