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experience and provide extracurricular activities, provide them with a breakfast club. we do whatever it takes to make sure they thrive. you work in the arts and he wa nted thrive. you work in the arts and he wanted to emphasise in winning this prize the great importance of the art for kids. give us some concrete exa m ples of art for kids. give us some concrete examples of what that involves, what the children at your school can do? i have seen how it can really transform them from being very quiet, very withdrawn individuals. it gives them the opportunities to really identify with who they are in terms of the work they produce. some stu d e nts terms of the work they produce. some students are able to really use the materials and manipulate them to create some fantastic outcomes. it gives them confidence, it gives them self belief. these are the tools they need to take into other subjects. i am tremendously proud of being an art teacher and seeing how it does really have a huge impact on their lives. i hope you are proud as
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well of winning this prize and you are in dubai to collect it. it must bea are in dubai to collect it. it must be a strange experience to be in this global situation presumably with other teachers from all over the world? it's an honour. i've met some of the most incredible educators from all over the world. there are some phenomenal teachers out there and i am so phenomenal teachers out there and i am so humbled to have met them, and i accept this award is just on behalf of myself but for every teacher making an amazing amount of difference in their communities.“ there one thing that you think, well, three lessons that we can all bring to children in teaching situations, things you'd like to impart to everybody, what with baby, those three things? -- what would they be. i'd say, please continue to make sure that relationships and
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building relationships with your families and the children should be your key priority. please ensure that the creative subjects are still fundamentally within your curriculum. and please ensure that we are looking after our children, that we are making sure that we put the best platform for them, so they can go and succeed in whatever they wish to do. so lovely to talk to you many congratulations and have a great night. thank you so much. now the week's best stories from our inside out teams. would brexit mean for traffic in kent? it will be light operation stack on a daily basis. the kitchenware cooking is a serious business. it gives me a reason to get up in the morning, to get dressed and to get out. and the
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world of strictly dogged dancing. get dressed and to get out. and the world of strictly dogged dancingm couldn't get more tense, could it? i'm natalie graham with untold stories from all around the south—east. this is inside out. hello, welcome to the programme, which this week comes to you from dover. brexit is coming, and some of the biggest changes in the south—east are going to happen right here, in this town. tonight, we can exclusively reveal academic research which makes some remarkable predictions about this part of the region once we leave the eu. rachel royce reports. on 23rd june 2016, the uk voted to leave the european union.
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june the 23rd, independence day! cheering this means there could be changes ahead for people and goods crossing the channel. dover and eurotunnel at folkestone are two of britain's busiest frontiers. for now, they're frictionless. at the moment, we have what's considered to be a free flowing border between britain and the continent. lorries don't have to undergo customs checks unless they're going to a non—eu country and passport checks are minimal but that could all change after brexit. it's really very concerning for us. nobody knows what's going to happen. there seems to be a lack of information about what brexit
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will mean for dover and folkestone. so we've decided to do our bit to help. we've commissioned a special report looking into what could happen to traffic as a result of post—brexit border changes. imperial college london has a world—renowned transport research centre. dr ke han is an assistant professor. he carried out the investigation for us with state of the art traffic simulations. for the purposes of this research, we're assuming that it currently takes two minutes for each vehicle to pass through the border checks at the port of dover and eurotunnel. the research focused on the m20 and a20 and nearby local roads between maidstone and dover. this is what the traffic looks like now with a two—minute check per vehicle.
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the red lines on the maps show the traffic heading for dover and backing up in a very slow moving queue. as the day goes on, through the afternoon traffic peaks at evening rush hour. the journey between maidstone and dover can take up to two hours, with traffic queues of up to ten miles. but what if there's friction at the border? dr han looked at what would happen if we assumed the border check time is increased byjust one minute per vehicle. in a one minute extra check scenario, traffic becomes more congested. the queues from dover and eurotunnel can approach ashford and affect local traffic in the afternoon hours. the combined queue length in this case can be up to 20 miles, and it can take up to 3.5 hours to travel from maidstone to dover. so dr han predicts that the cumulative effect of one extra minute per vehicle would result in 20 miles ofjams and a maidstone to doverjourney time of three and a half hours. then dr han looked at
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what the impact would be if check time was doubled, adding another two minutes to existing checks on every vehicle. the traffic condition on the network becomes far more congested. the queues from dover and the eurotunnel, in the afternoon rushhours, can go as far as maidstone, making the entire study area into slowly moving traffic. in this situation, the combined queue length can reach up to 30 miles. and it can take up to five hours' drive from maidstone. i think people would be pretty horrified by that. yeah, that's very bad traffic. so with two extra minutes per vehicle, dr han predicts 30 miles ofjams and a maidstone to doverjourney time of five hours. and what is shocking about the research result is that the check time is as little as two minutes of check time increase, applied to each individual vehicle, could lead to hours of traffic delays and tens of miles of queueing on the motorway. norman ives runs his own haulage
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company based at folkestone and has been in the businesss for 30 years. he delivers food to supermarkets to tight deadlines, so any traffic jams are hugely worrying to him. if he misses his delivery slot, he has to book another and that could mean a wait that seriously disrupts business. sometimes that can be one or two days waiting. we could potentially end up losing several days a week productivity. just from a two minute delay at the border? indeed. how worrying is that for you? it's very worrying. it's important that other people should see the results of imperial‘s research, and norman's got some
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ideas about who we should speak to. how about people who live near the m20 ? that's a good idea. we went to stanford — a village which lies near the m20 and to the west of eurotunnel. geoff colledge is a parish councillor. we asked him what he thought of our figures. they're alarming. they are horrific and it will put us into a situation, a scenario that it will be like an operation stack situation on a daily basis. and that cannot be allowed to happen. what is it like? what does it do to your life in this village and other kent villages when you have traffic jams like that? if it's likely to go on a month or longer, as stack has been in operation for a month previously, then itjust becomes worse and worse. the problems manifest.
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you've got to make sure you have enough food and water in the house beause generally you can't get out. norman, who should we go talk to about this now? how about we go and see eurotunnel? good idea. eurotunnel facilitates huge amounts of trade with the eu — goods worth £100 billion a year are transported through the tunnel. eurotunnel‘sjohn keefe points out that delays on the motorway could be bad for the economy. those are the goods that our economy relies on, stuck in traffic. that means manufacturing is losing efficiency, it's putting at risk inward investment, employment. so those kind of delays are counter—producutive in their own right. so what we understand from the government today is they want a frictionless border, that will keep the traffic moving
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as it really should on a motorway. and that's the only way we can envisage running an economy efficiently. the people who run the port of dover told us that dr han's figures support their own conclusions about traffic if there is friction at the border after brexit. the people who run the ferries are optimistic that a frictionless border can be achieved using high—tech methods. guy platten is chief executive of the uk chamber of shipping. i think any delays and intrusive customs procedures which allows those delays is completely regrettable. what we would like to do is avoid that happening in first place by having a light touch customs arrangement. i think that's entirely possible and technology allowable as well. when dr han did his research, he made no assumptions
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about what would cause a delay, he simply assumed that post—brexit there could well be one. it seems logical to be concerned that new customs checks could slow things down. but should we also be concerned about passport checks? at the moment, passport checks on british citizens are carried out by both the british and the french on this side of the channel. it's possible that post—brexit passport checks could take longer. so says tony smith, the former chief of uk border force. it's very possible there could be additional delays at the french border by the french police checking british passports going into eu. if the french are required to ask questions of us or stamp passports, for example, then those transaction times are realistic and that queue time could materialise. but we just don't know yet what the regulatory framework is going to be and there are various options available and on the table
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where we could reduce that transaction time on both sides. maybe we should speak to the local mp? that's a good idea. in dover, the western docks is undergoing redevelopment to create a large cargo terminal. we met dover's mp charlie elphicke in a waterside cafe next to the redevelopment. he says there is one way to avoid friction at the border. the obvious and logical thing, certainly at the beginning, is to have a no tariff deal. because that way trade continues to flow between britain and the eu and everyone wins. ireland is not leaving. but these irish lorry drivers are worried about post—brexit delays. any delay in the port at all, it's operation stack
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on the motorway out there. so it's going to be disaster for the whole lot. do you think it's feasible a two minute delay could cause a four—hour traffic jam ? that is what the research is saying. it will cause it. it will. without a doubt. so, the research from imperial college london indicates that this is what the roads will look like if an extra two minute delay per vehicle is created at the post—brexit border. everyone agrees that a frictionless border would be the best outcome, however it's achieved. it's up to the politicians what happens next. rachel royce reporting.
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coming up on inside out... louise and her dog, troy, aren't having much luck trying to qualify for crufts. yeah, ok, we kept going. it wasn't quite the routine we had planned. now, not farfrom here, in deal, there's a cookery school. of course, they are there to teach good cuisine. but in fact they're serving up much more than that. this is the chequers kitchen cookery school in deal. just give it another stir. as i said, use the back of the spoon. it's the brainchild of pieter van zyl and stephanie hayman. put it on the website, starts at 10:30. so our kind of fundamental purpose is to enable people to learn how to cook, with fresh ingredients, so they can access a healthy diet, but on a budget.
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and this is one of the most healthy ways of eating vegetables. it's a community interest company, a type of company recognised in law which uses its profits for public good. you won't cut your fingers off, not while i'm here. i don't like doing the paperwork. pieter is taking the keen2cook weekly session today — it's free to people on low incomes, and is funded bya grant from the lottery. then i always, always wash the rice, it's very important to wash the rice. in the class today is chris king. he volunteers as an assistant, helping everyone to be the best they possibly can in the kitchen. he loves it, because chris's passion is cooking. just salt, when we're roasting vegetables, helps bring out that flavour. ijust find it better going in before. i love cooking and putting a meal
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in front of someone. it's all about seeing them enjoy my food. it just lifts your soul! shall we do this one as well? so he is really encouraging with some of the participants who maybe lack a lot of confidence or are a bit younger, orjust need a bit of extra support. chris has got a great way of helping them without doing it for them. so if you put that in first, soften it up. chris is very well qualified for this role. over decades, he worked his way up to being head chef in pubs and restaurants across the country, often working 100 hours a week. but one day, that all changed. sorry... two years ago, i had a massive stroke on the right side of my brain. and i lost the left side of my body. so i was a chef for 30 years
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and overnight i was nothing, and i had nothing. so i phoned steph and i said, can i be of any use to you? to give me a reason. and she invited me down, and i met pieter, the head chef. and it was the best thing i ever did because i can give back a little something. you know, i've got so much knowledge when it comes to catering, and just felt like it was all wasted. there is no such thing as "can't" is there? i told you, whoever put the t on the word can, should have been shot. hold that onion tight. it keeps moving. that's cos it's round. so obviously some things are more difficult for him because he's just
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using the one arm and hand. so to see what he can manage with his circumstances, it's an inspiration. it makes you realise that they can too. chris is planning to invite some of his fellow stroke survivors to the class. he would like to pass on some of his skills and knowledge to them. i want other survivors to realise that even with one hand, you can. sorry... if you can get that can—do attitude, you got a reason to keep going. it's a big day for chris. today he is not the assistant, he's the teacher. hello, barbara, hello,
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roger, hello, tony. for the first time, he'll be teaching three members of his stroke club. this is a basic white bread mix, just to make a small loaf. we are just going to crumble the 25 grams of butter into the flour. then just make yourself a well, in the middle. because we're going to add half the water. we can adapt, we can change and make things work for us, if we try. if you use the heel of your hand to break it down. why is mine sticking to the surface? ijust like being with the people. because they are people who understand how you feel. you're learning, barbara. i'm not! you are! really good, really therapeutic. really good for your brain.


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