Melissa Martin

A critical look at music in the classroom

A recent study by the University of Sussex has revealed that the number of pupils studying music as part of secondary school curriculum has significantly decreased over recent years. They found that growing numbers of schools had reduced the number of hours allocated to music in years seven to nine...
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Posted Oct. 27, 2018

Why we must keep an open mind when debating animal welfare

Last month, Thomas Cook, one of the UK’s leading travel companies, announced it would cease selling tickets to attractions that keep killer whales in captivity on the grounds of animal welfare concerns. This includes SeaWorld, a chain of US marine mammal parks that attracts around 11 million visitors a year,...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2018