Education

Disability: Machine lets wheelchair users experience walking

[ad_1] Equipment bought by a school is allowing disabled pupils to experience the sensation of walking for the first time. Fourteen-year-old wheelchair user Seren, a pupil of Ysgol y Deri in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, said of using the machine: "It's actually kind of nice, it's kind of fun."Aaron Hawxwell, who works for the school, said it made staff emotional seeing the reaction of pupils using the machine. "When you
Education

Maesteg: Woman told daughter is 160m out of school bus zone

[ad_1] A woman has been told her seven-year-old daughter lives 0.1 miles (160m) too close to school to get a free bus.Claire Jones, from Nantyfyllon, and her daughter Seren, live 1.9 miles (3km) from the school, meaning they are ineligible for free bus travel. Bridgend council says its two-mile criteria meets Welsh government requirements. Claire said: "I'm a working parent and nothing is done to help. It's a disgrace." [ad_2]
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Taliban university ban: ‘I wish God never created women’

[ad_1] A 19-year-old whose hopes of going to university in Afghanistan were blocked by Taliban government policies said women were being "treated worse than animals".She was just months away from becoming the first woman in her family to go, until the Taliban banned women from attending university and working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) within the last week."Animals can go anywhere on their own but we girls don't have the right
Education

Cost of living crisis: Mackenzie, Amiyah and Joseph tell their stories

[ad_1] Here at Newsround we wanted to find out how children and young people were being affected by the cost of living crisis.We worked with the survey company Survation to ask 2,081 7-15-year-olds from all over the UK about their experiences.But we also spoke to some of you - here are the stories of Mackenzie, Amiyah and Joseph. [ad_2] Source link