Schools out for Summer, why that's bad news for kids; Plus, should we tear down our past?

The government's announced all primary school children in England will not be sent back to classes before the summer break. It follows a backlash from teachers and unions who warned it would be impossible due capacity issues, staff shortages and social distancing requirements. In this episode of the Leader Podcast we look at an alternative to using classrooms for pupils with the launch of a new forest school in London, where children are taught outside. 


London Mayor Sadiq Khan's ordered a commission to review statues, street names and public buildings that may have a connection to slavery. It could lead to places like the Tate and Sloane Square getting a name change. But should we tear down our past? The Evening Standard's associate editor Julian Glover argues it's better to reset the balance by finding ways to remember the history people have forgotten.


 

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