Nicky Brennan with his student Laura Maloney at her graduation

Most of us have volunteered at some point in our lives – whether shaking a bucket in aid of our local sports club or packing bags to raise funds for o(...)

Surveys indicate that pupils in all-girls schools are more likely to feel exam stress and feel negative towards school. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a popular notion that single-sex education is better for students, and particularly for girls. The extensive body of research into the relati(...)

Child psychologist Peadar Maxwell says parents shouldn’t beat themselves up about a lack of expensive holidays.

Summertime and the living is easy. Well it can be for those who can afford to jet away to the sun or sign their children up to every summer camp and a(...)

No one is too young or too old to dance – as long as you are able to move, everyone can get involved. Photograph: iStockphoto

David Bowie was on to something when he told us to put on our “red shoes and dance the blues” because according to research dancing is a more efficien(...)

Psychologist Dr David Carey  believes we should all make singing a part of our everyday lives. “I would encourage everyone to burst into song – make it loud, make it joyous or sad, but make sure you burst into song,” he says.

The Christmas holidays are a busy time for choirs and carol singers who are busy hitting all the right notes and not just for the benefit of the audie(...)