No school for my kids: radical unschooling methods
YOU’VE heard of home schooling, now meet the mum who calls herself a ‘radical unschooler.’ Maryanne Jacobs, from Gorebridge, Scotland, is part of a new wave of women who don’t send their kids to school – and don’t teach them at home either. The 32-year-old says her daughter, Rio, nine, and son, Bryden, eight, learn ‘naturally’ on their own by playing computer games like Minecraft and through life experiences – like baking and shopping and being outdoors. Maryanne says Bryden, a numbers whizz, picked up numbers on his own through a Pokemon card game. And her daughter’s love of words came from board games like Monopoly and Scrabble.
Videographer / Director: Lenny Warren
Producer: Hannah Mouland
Editor: Ian Phillips
This year the X Factor finalists have reunited to record Heroes. The single will help raise money for the Help For Heroes charity, who look after the injured men and women on the British Armed Forces.
England's Ashes cricket heroes return to their hotel
England's Ashes heroes arrive back at their hotel at 7.30pm local time after spending the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground celebrating their Ashes triumph. Captain Andrew Strauss said he would be spending the night having "a couple of beers". Monty Pansesar gave Winston Churchill's "V for Victory" sign. Kevin Pietersen was the first off the team bus, saying he was, "Good, mate." Asked what he was going to do that evening, Matt Prior said: "Everything!" Also arriving back were Graeme Swann, Matt Prior and Chris Tremlett.
To support the release of Heroes Season 3 on DVD and Blu-ray (out from Monday 12th October) here is your first look at Hayden Panettiere as you have never seen her before. Locking lips with her female roommate in all new Heroes. Claire (Panettiere) discovers that her roommate Gretchen (guest star Madeline Zima) may have a hidden agenda, when she moves in with her.