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Ten primary school pupils from across the UK are celebrating after scooping top prizes in a national competition.   The children were all winners of Discovery Education’s Make Your World Bigger, a video challenge designed to keep children learning during the summer holidays.   The competition, which attracted over 2000 entries from schools across the […]

AoC responds to Chancellor’s Budget announcement

Speaking in response to the Budget announcement today, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “I said last week that the Chancellor should take a long term and moral view of investment in young people and adults to address the skills challenges which he has so eloquently described in today’s Budget. Unfortunately, […]

NEW REPORT: UK’s failure to integrate engineering in curriculum threatens country’s economy and productivity.

UK’s engineering skills crisis will deepen without a fundamental change in the way we educate children about the ‘made world’. 21 November 2017 School students have little exposure or understanding of engineering which is leading most to choose subjects which effectively rule out this career path early on in their schooling, according to a new […]

Gift educational toys this December to build children’s STEM skills

From designing the latest smart phone to building rockets, children need to learn about the world through play from a young age, is the festive message from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which today launches its 2017 seasonal video, ‘Santa Loves STEM’. The online video aims to encourage parents of young children to […]

School funding cuts leaving students feeling under pressure

New research by online tutor service,, revealed that 88 per cent of primary and secondary students surveyed felt there is pressure on them to perform to a certain level in exams, yet almost half (42 per cent) revealed that despite this, their school does not, or is unable to, offer any additional support.   The […]

Red Monkey’s sponsorship helps children cross the line!

Leicester based children’s outdoor play equipment specialists, Red Monkey, have sponsored the Oadby and Wigston Schools Cross Country League for the second year running. Red Monkey donated £200 to the event which has enabled the league to buy trophies and medals for the children participating.   The Oadby and Wigston Primary Schools Cross Country League […]