Researches found that 'art is good for the heart and soul'

29 August 2013

The BBC will take on an apprentice in every BBC local radio station across England.

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'Art is good for the heart and soul'

The Scottish Household Survey 2011, the Healthy Attendance? report found that people who participate in culture or attend cultural places and events were more likely to report good health and life satisfaction. Read more

Apprentices in every BBC local radio station

The BBC will take on an apprentice in every BBC local radio station across England, announced the BBC Director-General Tony Hall. Read more

Local authorities warn on youth unemployment schemes

A research from LGA has found a drop of 8% in the number of young people in England who started a scheme last year compared with three years ago. Read more

Pick the Tick

A website designed from Creative Skillset to help young people to select the best creative courses or Apprenticeships from the creative industries. Read more

Catch22 approved as academy sponsor

The youth charity aims to introduce an educational approach designed around the needs of the most disadvantaged young people. Read more

Lewisham is awarded lottery funding for children's services

The Big Lottery Fund announced this week that the South East London borough is one of the 15 areas in England to be awarded part of £5m in lottery funding to improve the lives of young children and tackle poverty. Read more

GCSEs 2013

There has been a drop in the proportion of GCSE exam entries awarded top grades, for the second year in a row. About two-thirds of exam entries were graded between an A* and a C - a fall on last year. And the proportion getting an A* or an A fell from 22.4% to 21.3%. Read more

Parents told to keep children reading in holidays

They were urged to make sure their children read during the holidays to prevent the "summer slide" in educational achievement. Labour also called on the Government to ensure there are more summer reading programmes available for lower income families as part of its Big Summer Read campaign. Read more

Kevin Spacey calls for more nurturing and development of creative talent

The artistic director of the Old Vic criticised the arts sector for failing to nurture the next generation of creatives, claiming more should be done to "seek out new talent". Read more