Singapore’s education system has long been criticised for the emphasis on grades over the learning process. But it looks like the Ministry of Education wants to make a bold statement to counter that.
It just launched a touching commercial based on a true story of a student and her teacher Madam Phua:
The video shows how Phua guided Shirley through a failing grade with Geography lessons. Both student and teacher continue to keep in touch today, according to the ad.
Life under siege: Children in Aleppo use bomb crater as swimming pool
More than 2 million people in Aleppo have no access to clean water as the conflict in the Syrian city continues to escalate, according to UNICEF. But that hasn’t stopped some children from playing around in a murky pool that has formed in a crater left behind by a missile strike.
The fourth Renewal & Reform vision and narrative short film has been launched, looking at how in a world crying out for God’s love, we can once again become a growing church for all people in all places. Watch the film:
‘A Realistic Assessment’ The third Renewal & Reform vision and narrative short film has been launched, looking at the challenges facing the Church of England. Watch it here:
Celebrities are taking a public stance to support the #WithRefugees campaign.
Today, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released a video featuring several actors including Cate Blanchett, Keira Knightley, Kit Harington and Jesse Eisenberg, performing a powerful spoken word poem entitled, “What They Took With Them.”
The video, posted on Facebook, aims to call attention to the more than 65 million refugees across the world who were forced to leave their lives behind due to violence.
According to UNHCR, the poem written by Jenifer Toksvig, which captures the tragic journey endured by displaced refugees, was “inspired by stories and first-hand testimonies from refugees forced to flee their homes and the items they took with them.”
The powerful video is part of a larger UNHCR campaign, which is asking governments to ensure all refugee children can go to school, all refugees have a safe place to live and that all refugees can work and contribute to their local community.
5-year-old Danielle Koning was already in for a pretty incredible day when she arrived at her final adoption hearing. Thanks to a thoughtful surprise, it became really magical.
To celebrate the girls’ adoption, foster care staff members at Samaritas in Grand Rapids, Michigan, dressed as Disney princesses for the final proceedings.
The judge even dressed as Snow White.
“I’m just blown away at the amount of support and how much all my co-workers jumped on board,” she said.
You might think that David Attenborough and Pokémon Go was a marriage in heaven waiting to happen.
Who better than the beloved naturalist to narrate a popular game where people go hunting for exotic creatures in the wild?
Thanks to Lovin’ Dublin, the dream is now reality.
The mash-up features Attenborough describing Charmander as a “top predator” and giving a brilliant understatement on a Spearow – “It is, of course, a bird.” But the best one might be his comment on those irritating Zubat: “Bats, with their fluttering zigzag flight are not easy targets.”
How do you take a classic game like Jenga to the next level? You make it 8 times bigger. And then you set it on fire!
Imagine writing the risk assessment for that!
Jac Coleman’s son Henry got a Slip ’n’ Slide, but he’s not exactly got the instructions down yet. Doesn’t matter, he’s having a great time- as we are just watching him:
AsapSCIENCE gives us the rundown of the detrimental effects too much fizzy and sugary drinks can have on you. Whether this kind of information will make any difference is unclear, as people who drink too much fizzy drinks have been told that it’s bad for them all their lives.
There is a challenge as to how much longer should youth club tuck shops still stock fizzy drinks.
I remember those nightmare evenings when your little one doesn’t want to sleep – you try anything to help them go to sleep.
5-month old Sam had an ear infection and was struggling to fall asleep. So his father, David Motola, turned on his electric piano and began playing Johannes Brahm’s classic lullaby. It was very effective. Within a few seconds, Sam yawned broadly, then faded into sleep.
What makes this performance even more impressive is that Motola didn’t have any sheet music. He was playing by ear and arranging the piece on the go.
Aerial photographer Tim Whittaker compiled this footage of sheep in the Hawke’s Bay region of the North Island. The herd moves like an enormous, shape-shifting organism – it’s fascinating to watch the mass of the sheep squeeze through gates and settle into new forms.