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Monthly Archives: March 2019

  • What Can Children Do On a Rainy Day

    What Can Children Do On a Rainy Day

    Everyone remembers that old nursery rhyme where we sang "it's raining, it's pouring, and the old man is snoring". Well, I do anyway. Back then, infant school teachers or child care workers gave us activities that kept us occupied. Now, things are a little different. If it's raining outside, young children are more prone to spending time on a smartphone or tablet device. Whether it is an online video of Pepper Pig or playing candy crush. But as you may already know,  young children who spend too much time on a mobile or tablet device, are doing themselves more harm than good. So it is time we go back to basics, and introduce some exciting activities to keep children away from the screen and have some real fun.

    1. Board Games....

    Board games are an excellent way to bring children. It will keep them occupied, and it is a great way to pass the time. Be sure to have board games that are easy and simple. Ludo, snakes and ladders and draughts are excellent board games, and ...
  • 8 Common Health Concerns in the Elderly

    8 Common Health Concerns in the Elderly

    In this article, we share the main health concerns that affect the elderly in this present day. In writing this post, we gathered statistics from reputable charities and organisations.

    1. Arthritis

    According to the NHS...., arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK. Arthritis often starts between the ages of 40 to 50 years. Women are more likely to get arthritis than men. There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The former is more common out of the two. Osteoarthritis affects the cartilage lining in the joints where it begins to thin. This can be caused by wear and tear, injury or even rheumatoid arthritis. As a result of the thinning of the cartilage, movement becomes more difficult, leading to stiffness and pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is where the body's immune system targets the joints, leading to pain and swelling. It can also develop problems with other tissues ...
  • Should GCSEs Be Scrapped?

    Should GCSEs Be Scrapped?

    Back in February 2019, Robert Halfon, chairman of the Education Select Committee said GCSEs should be scrapped, describing them as "pointless", and mentioned that A-level should be replaced by a mix of academic and vocational subjects. However, the Department for Education disagrees with Halfon's statement and defended GCSEs as the "gold standard". So who's right?

    The Case Against GCSEs

    Speaking to the BBC, one teacher, Johnny from Hastings (he didn't want to give his full name), thought this was an "outstanding" idea: "This is an outstanding idea. I have been a secondary teacher for 10 years, and the relentless chase for GCSE grades has ruined our profession. I see colleagues suffering more and more burn out over an archaic system that serves no purpose in the modern era." In a report by TES...., it found that the ...
  • 9 Construction Apps and Tools for 2019

    9 Construction Apps and Tools for 2019

    Thanks to the advent of smartphones, tablets and other exciting technologies, many in the construction sector use specially-made apps to help them complete their projects. In this article, we take a look at the top apps and tools to use in the construction sector for 2019.

    1. Fieldwire

    Fieldwire is a construction management platform that lets you view construction blueprints, create schedules, build inspections and track costs. You can also create custom forms for RFI, daily reports and change forms. Fieldwire comes with a 5-star rating  

    2. Geniebelt....

    Geniebelt is a construction project management platform that was built from the ground up. It is available as both a web-based application and mobile app. Geniebelt gives you real-time activity progress reports via the mobile app, site-to-office and inter-team communication and you can conduct audit trails. It also allows you to create custom dashboards that meet the requirements of your construction ...
  • Government Wants Young People to Become Care Workers

    Government Wants Young People to Become Care Workers

    According to a recent article published by the BBC, the UK Government has launched a scheme to target young people to work in health with ed drug fildena and social care. The scheme, called the Every Day is Different, has been promoted on social media and various online platforms to encourage under-40s to pursue a career as a care worker, therapist or activity co-ordinator. As of February 2019, it is reported that there are 100,000 vacancies in health and social care. And there are rumoured fears that this might rise once Brexit happens. What's even more alarming is that a report by Health Foundation charity has said that GP numbers have fallen slightly in the past year, and there are continued shortages for key positions such as health visitors, community nurses, and learning disability....