Children killed in air strike on Syria school

Children killed in air strike on Syria school

  Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group said. The raids hit a residential area and a school in Haas village, the Syrian Civil Defence rescue workers’ network said on […]

French kids face new anti-terror guidelines at start of school year

French kids face new anti-terror guidelines at start of school year

Around 12 million children went back to school across France on Thursday as the government unveiled a series of security procedures and guidelines designed to help teachers in the event of a terrorist attack. An otherwise normal return to classes, or la rentrée as it is known in France, has been marked by tighter screening […]

Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Great Mosque in Djenne, The Largest Mud-Brick Building in The World

Founded in 800 AD, the town of Djenne in central Mali, is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest cities. Situated on an island in the Niger River delta, Djenne became the natural hub for traders who shuttled their goods such as salt, gold and slaves in and out of Timbuktu. Through the years Djenne also became […]

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo was born in Saint Jean de Luz, France in 1965. His passion for art lead him to Bilbao, Spain where he studied and earned a degree from the School of Fine Arts. Today he lives and works in Irun, Spain. Initially, Arizabalo worked as a graphics designer with minor incursions into the fields […]

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is not your usual school of arts, as you may have already guessed from its name. It’s a place of “alternative drawing” where students draw gorgeous corset-clad, feather-covered burlesque dancers in various stages of undress, compete in contests and win wacky prizes. Refreshments, prizes and plenty of alcohol go around making […]

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

“Sport is a serious business at the Shichahai School, which is one of more than 300 elite, and controversial, government-funded academies devoted to training the next generation of Chinese athletes”, writes Telegraph in a report published in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Training for sports starts at a young age in China. Most were […]