Friday, February 26News For London

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Teachers feeling stressed and over worked due to pandemic.

Teachers feeling stressed and over worked due to pandemic.

Covid-19, Education, Health, London, Student
With inadequate mental health support many teachers are feeling overwhelmed and under pressure to keep up with their day-to-day work load. This is due to the on going pandemic and uncertain government guidelines. Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash The announcement of a second lockdown in October, meant that shops restaurants and several other establishments were forced to close down. However, essential workers including teachers were amongst the few still expected to work.  With unclear and unreliable government guidelines, It has become increasingly difficult for teachers to implement safety measures in place to protect themselves and students. This in turn is affecting the mental wellness of educators. According to an investigation by education support, there has genera...
Menstrual Leave: Should we be more accomodating?

Menstrual Leave: Should we be more accomodating?

Adults, Gender, Health, Women
Scotland has become the first nation to offer free sanitary products for all women. Photo credited by Halima Ahcene Djaballah Scotland has offered free access to period products for all women. Should England be this accommodating to menstruating women as well? What is Menstruation? Menstruation is a natural monthly process for females which at times may be accompanied with pain and discomfort. It is usually accompanied with painful muscle cramps in the stomach, back and thighs. As well as free sanitary products, the question arises of whether the nation should do more to cater for menstruating females. Menstrual leave has since been a topic of debate and has already been legalised in some countries such as Japan, Indonesia and Taiwan. Are period cramps really tha...
Londoners invited to run Uganda marathon

Londoners invited to run Uganda marathon

International, Sport, Video
Londoners are being invited to take part in what has been dubbed 'a race like no other' to support local communities in Uganda. Cynthia Gregoire meets the organisers Nick Kershaw and Henry Blanchard. Sub editor: Indraja Gugle  Nick Kershaw and Henry Blanchard have come together since 2013 to bring the Uganda Marathon, which takes place in May, into fruition.  The group is working together to improve lives in the Masaka region of Uganda, and they are making it the cultural trip of a lifetime. The trip includes the opportunity to run a half, full or relay marathon attached to a week-long stay in Uganda where participants may choose to join in and help with local projects while staying with host families. The Uganda Marathon project continues to grow and gain support in just tw