Bestselling author Sebastian Faulks hails excitement and fun of history-writing prizeBestselling author Sebastian Faulks is judging Chalke Valley History PrizeIt is run by Daily Mail and Penguin Books and challenges young writersThe novelists has berated the downgrading of history in schoolsHe said it must regain its 'central place' and is as important as science By David Wilkes PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 11 March 2013 Judge: Bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks, who is a judge in this year's Chalke Valley History Prize, wants more pupils to study history Novelist Sebastian Faulks berated the downgrading of history in schools yesterday as he urged youngsters to take up their pens and 'discover the excitement of the living past’ through writing. The bestselling author, a judge in this year’s Chalke Valley History Prize, said: 'History needs to regain its central place in schools. 'It’s every bit as important as science, maths and English
Head nurse at 10,500-a-term public school accused of bullying staff and giving pupils bad medical advice African-born Jennifer Whalley allegedly told colleagues: 'I'm not about guidelines and risk assessmentsGave bad medical advice and interrupted private consultations, court toldTold pupil not to take precautions against snail fever because 'it's not a serious disease' | UPDATED: 19:06 GMT, 4 December 2012 Accused: Jennifer Whalley is alleged to have bullied staff and given bad medical advice while in charge of the Medical Centre at top public school Wellington College A head nurse bullied workmates at a top public school telling them 'I'm not about guidelines', it was alleged at a hearing today. African-born Jennifer Whalley was suspended for bullying and incompetence after a series of complaints were made about her conduct at the prestigious Wellington College in Crowthorne, Berkshire.