DJ Academe is amused.
Published on Feb 17, 2013
http://www.euronews.com/ Olympic heroes lead the way in school
Is taking part in school sport just a matter of keeping fit, or are there more unexpected benefits? And what of those pupils who want to make a career out of sport do they also need a good education?
Olympic champions Carl Lewis and Ian Thorpe conquered the world in their chosen sports, swimming and athletics.
The two sporting heroes advocate sport on the school curriculum and recall their days in the classroom.
*Beating the bullies through sport*
Sports lessons can tackle the problems of bullying and bad behaviour in school helping young people channel aggression and anger into healthy competition. A project in the USA is leading the way and shows why which shows why playing games matters in school matters.
*Sowing the seeds of excellence in Senegal*
Basketball is the key for a better future. That’s the belief behind the Seeds Academy, based 70km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. It is where teenagers come to practice their favourite sport, and prepare for what might be their future career. Sacrifice, rigour and discipline are the key values at this academy.
Published on Sep 19, 2012 by NTDTV
The percussionists in this Sao Paulo school band can’t hear the music.
Instead, they feel the vibrations from the drums and speakers.
Their teacher, Fabio Bonvenuto, started teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils in 2005.
Called “Music of Silence”, the band also has hearing members.
And Bonvenuto says that combination has produced positive changes.
[Fabio Bonvenuto, Music Teacher]
“The first thing we noticed was the change in the (deaf) students’ social skills, since they began to interact more with others. They also learn to respect boundaries.”
Bonvenuto says the hearing-impaired process sound differently, but it’s all done in the same part of the brain.
The band even performs with other schools, which improves the kids’ confidence and amazes their parents.
[Fabio Bonvenuto, Music Teacher]
“The families get involved. Many parents walk up to me and say: ‘I didn’t know my child was capable of playing music. I didn’t know she was part of such a great project’.”
“Music of Silence” will hit its highest note in 2014 when the young musicians perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup.
Published on Sep 13, 2012 by VOAvideo
new report — released jointly by three U.N. agencies and the World Bank — says that despite progress by health programs worldwide in reducing infant mortality, prospects remain dire: a child still dies every five seconds somewhere in the world. The new report calls for renewed international commitments to child survival. VOA’s Vidushi Sinha has more.
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In this very modern family, one woman and two lovers raise a child together.
Published on Aug 16, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
At over three million, Peru has the highest child labour rate in the Americas.
Officially the practice is banned, but many poor families rely on the money their children earn. Of the nation’s three million child labourers, aged between five and 17, 70 per cent of them are engaging in activities that endanger their lives.
Now, thanks to the nation’s first children’s union – that monitors and defends minors who work – many of those children are getting some added protection.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.