Today we are proud to announce we have been granted ‘Not For Profit’ membership of the Welsh Sport Association. Currently the only Martial Arts organisation to do so not as part of a National Governing Body. The Welsh Sports Association is an independent umbrella body that supports and represents the sport sector in Wales, including […]
Warning: The following video contains strong language and themes that may be unsuitable for younger children. This video by CARE Norway is a couple of years old now, but is still poignant. #DearDaddy is a letter to a father from his daughter, narrated while still in the womb. Exploring the effects of names that girls are called […]
Monitoring apps allow parents to track their children’s activity – from where they go after school to what they’re texting. At first glance, an app that lets parents constantly keep tabs on their children might seem like a good thing, but is it really?
Adolescents are arguably the most stereotyped age group in our society. From Kevin the Teenager to shop signs that ask for no more than three teenagers in shops at any one time, there is a view of adolescents as a different breed: uncommunicative and unmotivated.
The issue of consent has recently been in the news: Cambridge University is considering introducing classes on consent after a high number of students reported experiencing assault, harassment and unwelcome touching. In the US, dozens of universities are under federal investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases. Sexual violence is a horrific problem and […]
Recent figures suggest that rates of self-harm among young boys may be on the rise. In 2013-2014, 659 boys went to hospital with self-harm injuries, an increase of more than 30% on the figure for just four years earlier. The majority of young people admitted to hospital for self-harm are still girls (59551), but experts are warning against […]
We are facing a crisis in body confidence, especially among girls (but sometimes among boys too): 75% of 11-21 year-old girls diet to look more attractive 92% of girls want to change at least one aspect of their appearance 50% of 15 year-old girls say they are ‘too fat’
PANTS is a really easy way for you to explain the Underwear Rule to your child. It is a new initiative from the NSPCC designed to reduce child abuse.
There were 10 monkeys in a cage. In the middle of the cage was a ladder, with a banana hung at the top. The 1st monkey climbed the ladder, as he reached the top he and all the other monkeys were soaked with a hose pipe.
Let me start off by saying this isn’t an article criticising teachers. I know a few teachers, and every one of them works incredibly hard! It’s also not a criticism of school’s or exams particularly. School is important. At Hoshi our students and their parents are told our rules when they join. One of these rules […]