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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts
by Michael Brooke - Sunday, 26 April 2015, 12:23 PM

The Washington Post has a very interesting article about languages. There are several maps and diagrams that help to explain the diversity and predominance of certain languages. Also it is incredible how many languages seem to be in danger of disappearing for ever. The slideshow below shows a selection of the diagrams. Click here to read the full article

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Are you smarter than a Singaporean 14 year old?
by Michael Brooke - Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 1:52 PM

Here is an example of a mathematics test question given to Singaporean pupils.

"Singapore usually comes top, or nearly top, of the international rankings in primary maths performance. And when you read this question – you can see why. It’s an excellent logical puzzle, which will stump most adults." (Guardian)

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Video Competition
by Michael Brooke - Thursday, 12 March 2015, 6:11 PM

“What does a united Europe mean to you?” - share your views on what a united Europe means to you in a one-minute video!
The European Commission is launching a video competition entitled “What does a united Europe mean to you?” for young people (aged 13-15) from the EU Member States as well as ...

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Challenge for change competition
by Michael Brooke - Monday, 2 March 2015, 8:37 AM

The Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a chance for you to share how you spark change in your world, or how you want to! Whether you are already creating change in your school or community, or if you are ready to start, they want to hear from you! Click here to see more.

 What could you win?
Microsoft is awarding exciting prizes to help you do more good. And, this year, the Challenge has been extended to 13 to 17 year olds! 15 finalists from each age group (13-17 and 18-25) will win a Surface Pro 3 with Office 365*.

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Safer Internet Day
by Michael Brooke - Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 11:55 AM

Safer Internet Day 2015 takes place on 10 February. The theme this year is “Let’s create a better internet together”. Keep an eye out for school events. Follow their Facebook and Twitter campaign pages, or view SID videos past and present on their YouTube accounts (Insafe / Pan-EU Youth)