Ironing or wiring - competition aims to establish top life skills

3rd January 2003 at 00:00
IS knowing how to iron a long-sleeve shirt more important than being able to change a fuse? This is the kind of debate the Department for Education and Skills hopes to provoke this month by running a national competition to pick the top five life skills people should master by the age of 16. Other examples include sewing on a button and using a washing machine. Choices must be emailed to by January 31. The winner will be given a personal tour of the House of Commons by Education Secretary Charles Clarke.

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