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Lest we forget

2014's tribute to fallen soldiers at the Tower of London.

2014’s tribute to fallen soldiers at the Tower of London.

An article looking at why and how the poppy installation is being created.

A link to John McCrae’s 1915 poem, In Flanders Fields

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All change for travel

All change for travel

A look at how the internet has changed the travel industry in the last 25 years.  Interesting for looking at trend vocabulary as well as travel collocations.  Also have a think about how you could compare travel now with what it was like for your parents and grandparents.  What changes do you think the next generations will see?

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

You may have noticed the support from your google doodle of this global event, celebrated on 8th March.  I’ve included a link to the Telegraph’s look at some of the cases of gender inequality that currently still exist in the UK and overseas.  Below is UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon’s take on the issue in 2014.

Equality for women is  progress for all

“Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth.  Companies with more women leaders perform better.  Peace agreements that include women are more durable.  Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon