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Video games chief: Jonathan Cridland’s ‘spotty nerds’ comments are the words of a ‘bully’

When the head of Britain’s biggest business organisation warned that any computer game designed by a “spotty nerd” might not be too successful, he didn’t realise he was going into battle with the gaming industry’s very own jousting knight.












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John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by ‘spotty nerds’, says CBI boss

Teenagers should be encouraged to study the arts at school to make sure the computer games of tomorrow are not designed by “a spotty nerd”, the head of Britain’s bosses has said.












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Keeping it old school: Pupils swap iPads and Xboxes for reading and board games

Pupils at a Shropshire school face the start of a weekend with a difference. Until Monday their iPads and Xboxes will go untouched and the television will sit unwatched as children discover the delights of reading, sewing, cycling, board games, cricket and walks in the woods.










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Violent video games ‘weaken morality’

Playing violent video games for long periods can hold back the “moral maturity” of teenagers, according to research.
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FA targets ‘pushy parents’ at games

Almost 4,000 misconduct offences have been committed by adults at youth level football, according to the Football Association.
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VIDEO: Young athletes seek gold in school games

Future Olympic and Paralympic stars are gathering in Sheffield on Friday as the School Games get underway.
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Games ‘must change school sport’

David Cameron says there needs to be “a big cultural change” towards sport in schools if Britain is to capitalise on Team GB’s best Olympics gold medal haul since 1908.
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VIDEO: Olympic Park hosts 2012 School Games

More than 1000 young athletes are taking part in the 2012 School Games in London
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Police investigate riding lessons and sex games at academies’ expense

Police have been called in to investigate the financial affairs of a federation running four of the Government’s academies.




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Children as young as four re-enacting violent computer games

Children as young as four are accessing violent computer games and re-enacting them in the playground and the classroom, a teachers’ leader warned today.




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