Jack A. Sibley
A Hispanic Studies student.
What can the UK learn from COVID19? Part 2.
This article is a continuation from Part One, if you haven't already read Part One, you can find it here. When analysing a situation, typically the effects are split up into three categories: social, economic and environmental; with all three categories merging into the others one way or another. The objective of these articles is to go into some detail in each of the categories and assess what we can learn from the coronavirus pandemic. So, what more can we learn?
What can the UK learn from COVID19? Part 1.
9th May 2020 COVID19, or coronavirus as its more commonly known, is a virus that affects the lungs and the airways (NHS). Rumoured to have originated in China due to infected animals, COVID19 has spread worldwide panic and has forced governments to impose necessary travel restrictions, and complete lockdowns and social isolation.
Is It Time for the British National Curriculum to Change?
The recent years have brought several issues to major news attention. The world is going through climate change at a rate fast enough for it to be called a climate crisis. In some parts of the UK, life expectancy has fallen (Source: BBC). So is it time to reassess what is being taught in British schools, and modernise the content being used in the classroom?
Climate Crisis: Argentina and the United Kingdom
In February 2019, I went to the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. I was shocked to see the way things were in the capital, small things from free plastic straws in convenience stores, to huge bins with mixed waste. This was an incredible difference I noticed, when comparing the country to the United Kingdom. So why doesn't the government of Argentina follow that of the United Kingdom, making reforms to the way recycling works, and tackling some of the problems contributing to the growing Climate Crisis?
Is There a Problem with the Education System in the Uk?
The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, both located in the United Kingdom, are often ranked as two of the best universities in the world, year after year, suggesting that the United Kingdom has one of the best education systems in the world. However, this is strictly incorrect.