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World first – new eco “plant” glitter for education market

  A UK firm has launched a revolutionary product designed to tackle the problem of plastic pollution caused by children’s craft glitter. Glitter company Ronald Britton, has launched a new eco-friendly glitter which will degrade naturally in the environment and is based on plants rather than plastic. The new product, Craft Bioglitter®, will be distributed […]

UK’s BEST BREAKTHROUGHS LIST: OUR NATION’S TOP 100 DISCOVERIES

From technology that turns urine into electricity to care robots for the elderly, the MadeAtUni campaign celebrates the transformational impact of UK universities Futuristic headsets to help paralysed people to communicate, smart baby buggies for the blind, a toilet that flushes without water and the development of a new scrum technique to make rugby safer […]

HILLINGDON SCHOOL WINS NATIONAL CODING GOLD AWARD

Primary pupils create thousands of apps to take computing prize Pupils at St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School in Hillingdon are celebrating after receiving a national computing award. The West London school has been recognised as a UK Coding Champion by Discovery Education, which provides digital and coding resources to primary schools. Pupils at St […]

University of Exeter team pioneers virtual field trips in 3D

3D gaming technology is being used by a team from the University of Exeter to take students and researchers on virtual field trips to the Arctic Circle. The Interactive Virtual Environments for Teaching and Assessment – InVEnTA – uses the latest advances in 3D imaging to take students and researchers to environments from the sunny […]

Ten-week literacy intervention in West Yorkshire boys’ school improves reading age by more than a year in 80% of Year 8 pupils

  Head teacher at Upper Batley High School Samantha Vickers explains how Supply Desk’s reading intervention programme ‘Love to Read’ improved pupils’ reading age across the school, which has a high proportion of English as an additional language (EAL) and special educational needs (SEN) students. About the school Upper Batley High School (UBHS) in Batley, […]

Screening, suicide and support while on waiting lists: the questions children and young people want answered about their mental health

The McPin Foundation, the mental health research charity, today reveals the Top 10 most important, unanswered questions about children and young people’s mental health at a launch event in Parliament. The Right People, Right Questions project set out to identify gaps in research on children and young people’s mental health, as identified by children and […]