Can your kids cook? A new report suggests they should have mastered twenty- five dishes by age eleven

Nov 28 2016
EMBARGOED TO 0001 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MasterChef finalist Emma Spitzer teaches Harvey, aged 9, and Hattie, aged 10, to make some of the top 25 recipes children should be able to cook by the age of 11, following research compiled by Samsung in a new study to launch the Family Hub Refrigerator.  Issue date: Thursday November 24, 2016. In a new UK wide initiative to reduce food wastage by encouraging families to cook together, Samsung has revealed that the average UK household wastes £51,000 of food over a lifetime, and one of the top five reasons for this is children leaving food on their plates. Pictures by: Daniel Lewis.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the kids could take care of meal times? London Mums would be very happy about it, wouldn’t we all… Well a new report suggests they should be able to do just that by age 11. Commissioned to launch the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator, the research of 2,000 parents found that 25 years ago the average child could make six dishes by the age of 11 – however the modern kid can cook only four.

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The 11+ entrance exam journey

Nov 26 2016
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It’s wise to start planning early for your child’s move to senior school. Begin by finding out which local schools are available to your child, and consider how far you would consider commuting across London for the right school.

If you are considering selective state or independent schools, it’s essential to have your child academically assessed. This will allow you to find out if they could pass the 11+ (and whether they are likely to thrive in an academically selective senior school).  Good assessment feedback should also include advice on which schools would be a good fit for your child’s ability and academic potential.

If you decide a selective school is right for your child, this is where the journey through the 11+ entrance exam begins!

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Think your school run is tough? – Spare a thought for this family

Nov 21 2016
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Love it or loathe it, if you’re a parent there is no avoiding it. The school run is an essential part of the day and the average parent has now been found to spend nine weeks of their lives on the School Run. With winter well and truly upon us it seems parents are about to be handed a new set of problems to get their kids to school before that all important first bell.

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