Dr Kristy Howells and Joe Pellett discuss the importance of the links between physical development and literacy skills in children, following a new campaign launched by the government.
It’s come home, but will it stay home?
Dr Kristy Howells discusses women in sport, the triumphant win of England in the European Women’s Football Championship, and ways in which we can inspire, motivate and encourage children and young into physical education and sport.
The importance of physical activity and health education to support mental health
On World Mental Health Day, Dr Kristy Howells, discusses the power of physical activity and how it can improve the mental health of children and adults.
Children are feeling the effects of austerity
Dr Paula Stone explores why she thinks the Government’s policies are affecting children, as a new report outlines more than four million in the UK are now living in poverty.
Mental health crisis in schools – a need for system change
Wendy Cobb, Senior Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Development and Bea Stevenson, Head of Emotional Health at School at Family Links, discuss the need to encourage and establish a foundational change in the education system that positions mental health at the heart of all teaching and learning.
Harry Potter 20 years on
It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter first landed on our bookshelves. Emily Guille-Marrett, Writing for Children Visiting Lecturer explores why the books have been so successful.
Election 2017: Manifestos and manifestations of childhood
Dr Catherine Meehan and Professor Sacha Powell review the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties’ manifestos in relation to children, arguing they should be perceived by their contribution to society.
Constructing the perfect pregnancy
Dr Jennie Bristow in the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology looks at pregnancy in today’s society ahead of the University’s upcoming Policing Pregnancy event.
Toddlers need early years teachers
Today’s report released by Save the Children entitled Light up Children, provides evidence of the importance of highly qualified and expert teachers working with our nations’ youngest children. Dr Catherine Meehan, Faculty Director of the Early Childhood Directorate at Canterbury Christ Church University, explains why early years teachers are vital.