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Getting Students Outdoors for Christmas

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean report writing time – I mean Christmas, although you may have missed that in amongst all the assessments and general busyness that the end of the year entails. Naturally though, the kids are excited and can’t wait to celebrate, and there’s some great ways you [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:53:59+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Two-Thirds of Young People Experience ‘Worrying Levels’ of Exam Stress, ReachOut Survey Finds

Genevieve Lee expected her final year of high school to be stressful, but the 17-year-old realised the pressure had become too great when her behaviour changed completely. The vice-captain of Gilroy College in Castle Hill said she felt "so burdened with the pressure" of achieving good marks and pleasing her Fijian parents, it was causing [...]

By |2018-09-28T11:56:48+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Can Theatre Help School Students Deal with Bullying and Violence? 

What is the number one social issue for students across Australia? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics landmark CensusAtSchool survey, reducing bullying in schools [1]. So how can theatre help students deal with the far-reaching and negative effects of bullying and violence? Storytelling, drama, humour, role playing and music have been used since the beginning of time to [...]

New Type of Boredom Discovered, and It’s Rampant

According to new research, there are no fewer than five types of boredom — one more than previously theorized. This new type of boredom is marked by a strong strain of apathy, psychologists reported in the November issue of the journal Motivation and Emotion. "Of particular concern is the relative frequency of apathetic boredom observed [...]

Nearly Half of US High Schoolers Text While Driving

Close to half of U.S high school students text while driving, a habit that dramatically increases their risk of getting into a potentially fatal car crash, a new study shows. Teens who reported texting while driving were more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors such as driving under the influence of alcohol or [...]