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Strictly Education Like many people up and down the country, I’m a massive Strictly Come Dancing fan, and like many people up and down the country, I shout at the TV because I don’t agree with the judges. This is not unlike people shouting at their football team, the opposing Read more…

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The Importance of the Arts in our Young People’s Mental Health “As mental health campaigner Natasha Devon points out, self-harm is frequently a way of being heard. Perhaps then, if we help young people find other, more creative outlets, we might find it easier to hear what they’re trying to Read more…

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Promoting Poetry I have just been reading a blog by Sasha Jones [i] in which she explores the increase in Poetry readership in America. Apparently there has been a 76% rise, and it’s 18-34 year olds who are leading the way. She is honest in saying there is no clear Read more…

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I thought for my first post, I’d flesh out the picture of myself, as my qualifications and mission only do so much. My name is Susie and I’m a Shakespeareaholic, amongst other things. I trained at Homerton College, Cambridge University 1999-2000. Initially, I wanted to be an archaeologist, journalist or Read more…