New York Music teacher wins Grammy for helping poorest kids

Tokyo recycles smart phones to make Olympic medals

Controversial artist Ai Weiwei's sculpture about refugees

A solution to the pollution problem of plastic coffee cups?

Crossing the Mediterranean - a woman's story

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A message from Stephen Hawking

Rohingya refugees find hope through art

Rebuilding with love: a Texas town turns tragedy into hope

¡Sí se puede! One life: Dolores Huerta

DOLORES Official movie trailer

PBS has released the trailer for Dolores, a feature documentary about Dolores Huerta’s life and fight for social justice.

“Dolores Huerta emerges as a true American hero,” says Director Peter Brett.

Dolores Huerta fought tirelessly for immigrants and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.

Delories married three times and raised 11 children but like many powerful women, she  was attacked and sidelined. Now in her 80s, the remarkable truth comes out. 

London teacher wins Global Teacher prize: amazing speech!

Polish people experiencing Brexit

'Brexit: Should I Stay or Should I Go' conference - London 19 March 2018:

Dorota Darnell speaks

10 year-old transgender girl speaks out

MY TRANS LIFE - ‘I’m The Scary Transgender Person The Media Warned You About’

Meet Rebekah Bruesehoff and her mum, Jamie Bruesehoff, from New Jersey. They are spreading awareness of transgender people. Since her transition started over two years ago, Rebekah has been campaigning and speakingfor transgender rights.  

Born in the wrong body : my transgender kid

Follow two British families as they attempt to manage the challenges of having a 7 year old child who was born the wrong gender. The parents have to take decisions few others could understand - from changing pronouns to whether to let their kids transition at school. 

White rhinos extinct - the last male rhino dies

His death at the age of 45 leaves only two females white rhinos alive in the world - his daughter and granddaughter. Neither can become pregnant. Hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing IVF. 

Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and moving case for creating an education system that nurtures rather than undermines creativity.  
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He wants a rethink of our schools to cultivate creativity.

ASK YOUR FIRST SCHOOL TUTOR FOR A WORKSHEET ABOUT CREATIVITY AND SIR KEN ROBINSON TO HELP YOU LEARN ENGLISH! 

Indonesia quake turns ground into liquid

'My house turned round and round', said a resident of Palu in Indonesia. What happened when the ground under their feet turned into liquid? The tremor triggered soil liquefaction, which is when the ground becomes liquid. Entire neighbourhoods moved. 

The English Magazine: Saudi Arabia ends ban on women drivers

From today, Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel. It's the end of a decades-old driving ban that made it illegal for women to drive cars in the country.  The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.  It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. 

The Syrian refugee who lives in an historic English manor

Tamer fled Syria seven years ago because teenage boys in his region were being forced to join the government army.

After several years he arrived in the UK and successfully applied for asylum.

As he was struggling to find accommodation, the trustees of Southside House, a historic home in south-west London, offered him a roof over his head.