Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for February 2020.
Looking at your Community (all articles) for February 2020All in the month of FEBRUARY Remembering Anne Frank and her diary Remembering Eric Liddell – Olympic gold medallist and prisoner of war Nelson Mandela – freed 30 years ago Happy 15th birthday, YouTube! When education for ALL children arrived Hedges Flea circus? ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates in... (2011 words)
All in the month of FEBRUARYIt was: 150 years ago, on 17th Feb 1870 that the Elementary Education Act (commonly known as Forster’s Education Act) was introduced in England and Wales. It provided a framework for the education of all children aged between five and 12. Many people objected to it, including the upper classes who wanted to keep educational... (662 words)
Remembering Anne Frank and her diaryAnne Frank, the Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim, died 75 years ago, in February 1945, in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the age of 15 – probably from typhus. She is known for writing The Diary of a Young Girl, an account of how she and seven others were hidden in a secret annex to... (201 words)
Remembering Eric Liddell – Olympic gold medallist and prisoner of warEric Liddell, the Scottish athlete who became a 400-metre Olympic gold medallist in 1924, died 75 years ago, on 21st February 1945, in a Japanese internment camp in China. He was 43 and had a brain tumour. Because of his Christian convictions he had withdrawn from the 100-metre heats in the 1924 Paris Olympics because... (192 words)
Nelson Mandela – freed 30 years agoNelson Mandela, who led the movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison 30 years ago this month, on 11th February 1990. He became President of South Africa in 1994. Mandela had been involved with the African National Congress since 1944, advocating non-violent resistance. But after the Sharpeville massacre of peaceful demonstrators in... (190 words)
Happy 15th birthday, YouTube!The popular video-sharing website YouTube, which for most young people seems to have been around for ever, was in fact founded only 15 years ago, on 14th February 2005. It was launched officially in November that year after more development and testing. It is now one of the most visited sites on the internet. YouTube... (194 words)
When education for ALL children arrived150 years ago, on 17th February 1870, the Elementary Education Act – commonly known as Forster’s Education Act – was introduced in England and Wales. It provided a framework for the education of all children between five and 12. Many people objected to the concept of universal education, including the upper classes, who wanted to... (192 words)
HedgesA hedge around your property is good for you. A recent study has found that the humble hedge, when in full leaf, can cut air pollution around it by up to half. A recent study by the University of Guildford measured traffic pollutants on either side of a hedge in a park on the road... (101 words)
Flea circus?Here’s some news to make you itch: it seems that fleas are infesting British homes. The national flea population is believed to be on the rise. A spokeswoman for the British Pest Control Association said: “Our industry is being more conscious of the chemicals used, so there is a chance that new products are not... (145 words)
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