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LEADING CHILDCARE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE RECEIVES EXTRA £1.5 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ORDER TO ACCELERATE IMPACT

The London Early Years Foundation has received a second stage of acquisition financing worth £1.5 million from leading social impact investors Big Issue Invest (BII) and Bridges Ventures (BV)’ Social Entrepreneurs Fund. This latest instalment forms part of a £2.75m financing package from the two investors. LEYF is a charitable social enterprise that runs 36 […]

UK’s top teenage code breakers battle it out in Cyber City games

UK’s top seven school code breaking teams fight to become UK cyber champions Futuristic ‘Cyber City’ themed competitions will challenge contestants to infiltrate networks, stop criminals from causing damage to infrastructure, learn how to gather intelligence and find criminals Cyber-battles designed by leading industry employers including National Grid, BT, Airbus Group, Raytheon, GCHQ, the National […]

Holroyd Howe named Contract Caterer of the Year at the FSM Awards 2015

Holroyd Howe named Contract Caterer of the Year at the FSM Awards 2015 Managing Director Ronan Howe receiving the FSM award for Contract Caterer of the Year from Adrian O’Hare Sales Director, Peros. Holroyd Howe, one of the UK’s leading independent school caterers, has been named ‘Contract Caterer of the Year’ at this year’s FSM Awards held […]

NORTHERN STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE WORK IN SUPPORT OF REFUGEE CHARITIES

Students from across Northern England are being given the chance to showcase their work before two leading figures in international media, as part of a unique fundraising event.   On January 29, the University of York’s Central Hall will be hosting a charity fashion show featuring the designs of young people from a number of […]

Wear it Wild: Young ones become wild ones for WWF

What: WWF is calling for youngsters across the UK to sign up and take part in Wear it Wild – WWF’s unique annual fundraising event. School children up and down the country will wear their wildest clothes to school to raise money and awareness for WWF’s work to protect endangered species and their habitats. Sign […]

Sex education in schools not inclusive of same-sex relationships, new research finds

Secondary schools in Britain claiming to incorporate sexual diversity into their sex and relationship education (SRE) are in fact upholding heteronormativity, university researchers have found. Researchers at Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University discovered that same-sex practices are being positioned outside of the classroom, potentially leaving young people without a comprehensive and inclusive sex […]

New Funding…

National deafblind charity Sense today (25 November) responded to the publication of the Comprehensive Spending Review and the Government’s promise to increase the amount of free childcare available to parents. Deputy Head of Public Policy, Kate Fitch said: “We are pleased that the Government has announced an additional £300 million of funding for the Nursery […]

EasiLume’s LEDs fit the bill for Focus School

EasiLume has just completed an LED lighting project for the Focus Learning Trust School at Stoke Poges. Commissioned by Atlas Solutions Ltd, EasiLume designed, supplied and managed the complete lighting project as part of the refurbishment of the school. The school was fitted throughout with LED lights, using LED panels and fittings from EasiLume’s Cavona […]