November 12, 2022

‘You think you’re immortal’: Dmitry Markov’s best phone picture

Russian teenagers hanging out reminded the photographer of his own childhood in a workers’ settlementIt was in woods behind an apartment building that photographer Dmitry Markov noticed a group of teenagers hanging out on the old couch and rope swing. He was in Pskov, a Russian city close to the Estonian border. Markov had grown up 800km away, in Pushkino, which is just outside Moscow, and as rope-swinging was a pastime he fondly remembered from his own youth, he stopped to take a photo on his iPhone X.“I grew up in a workers’ settlement in the 80s and early 90s, where plenty of families faced social problems like unemployment and alcoholism,” he says. “Many children were left to their own devices, got into trouble and ended up with juvenile police records.” Continue reading...
November 4, 2022

Labour plans expansion of state nursery sector in England to ease pressure on parents

Proposals are part of party’s wider ambition to build system of high-quality, affordable childcare and to make issue an election pledge‘It’s not just childcare’: focus on early years education sets Estonia apartCouncils in England will be encouraged to open more high-quality maintained nurseries as part of ambitious Labour plans to transform childcare and ease pressure on struggling parents.There are fewer than 400 surviving state nursery schools across the country, which are regarded as the jewel in the crown of early years education, but have struggled to survive in the face of budget pressures. Continue reading...
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