Increase student STEAM ability, engagement, participation and aspiration

Our role as teachers is to make learning science and mathematics engaging. Cue ‘video’, the learning tool and gateway to quality content and the real world.
To help students to draw connections in their learning of science and mathematics with the real-world, teachers across the UK have expressed their excitement for the ClickView TV Guide to access and capture the best free-to-air educational programmes that air every fortnight.
If anything, be sure to tap into the STEAM-specific curriculum mapped resources available via ClickView, with programmes such as ‘Atom Bond’ for secondary students, or the ‘Bitesize Coding and Computing’ series for primary school students.

If your school has ClickView, you can access hundreds of video titles in science, mathematics and technology in our online Video Content Catalogue.
Furthermore, teachers are using video as a tool to facilitate project-based and inquiry learning, to task students with the challenge of exploring and solving real-world problems. Students can use video to document and reflect on their learning, easily done via the ClickView mobile apps. Students also share their video work samples and presentations with peers to share ideas, spark discussion and to orchestrate peer-to-peer feedback. ClickView aims to give students a quick and easy way of doing this.

ClickView STEAM Trailblazer Top Tip

Utilising ClickView Interactive Videos as a tool for peer-to-peer feedback, students can engage with each other’s content and provide feedback in the form of comments or questions, to provoke deeper learning across STEAM subject areas. Some ways that students may choose to add interactive feedback to videos include short answer questions, true or false questions, annotations and images. Once students have added a layer of interactive questions to a video using ClickView, sending it back to their peers and teachers unlocks an opportunity for feedback. This approach is sure to pull students from a surface level engagement with any science and maths lesson, to a level of deeper thinking and engagement with whichever STEAM-related topic you are teaching.

ClickView STEAM Trailblazer Top Tip #2

When recording student learning and final presentations:
• Allocate the role of ‘video recorder’ to your most energetic student. Ensure you include the video recorder when critiquing and questioning teams following their presentations.
• Have a spare camera battery fully charged at all times.
• When necessary, use a tripod to record better quality videos.
Increasing teacher capacity and STEAM teaching quality
Become a STEAM specialist with the help of video by accessing rich educational content. Start with the readily available ClickView Science lesson plans, and be sure to tap into the resources that UK teachers have created along with ‘teachable moment content’ from the ClickView Exchange, in the form of news reports, relevant advertising content and current debates and films for literary study. On the ClickView Exchange, there are Feature Channels that are hosted by teachers in STEAM-related subject areas, especially science and maths.
Many schools are starting by creating a community of STEAM learning. Cue, ClickView’s online video platform to easily help in facilitating this process:
1. Using your own teacher Workspace, you can create, find and organise content that are other classes in your school are using relating to STEAM.
2. Using Playlists within ClickView, bundle up and share that content quickly and easily. What are your top picks? Email it, share it, embed it in your VLE or via Google Apps for Education.
Unveil the world around you with curated video content, record and capture learning experiences and be captivated by the wonders of STEAM. Become STEAM Trailblazers with your students this year.

Are you prepared to provide lifesaving first aid training in 2020?

Teaching lifesaving skills in all schools in England will become a requirement from 2020 under new government health education plans. Children as young as 5 will be taught basic first aid whilst secondary school students will be shown how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and gain an understanding of defibrillator use and basic treatment for common injuries.

Leading organisations, The British Heart Foundation, St John Ambulance and British Red Cross have together been campaigning for several years to implement CPR training in schools with the aim to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. Currently there are 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in England every year with a survival rate of 1 in 11.1

Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10 per cent, whilst performing CPR can more than double the chances of survival in some cases.

With this important introduction to the curriculum, Eureka! is offering a range of resuscitation training aids to complement its already vast range of first aid training supplies and devices, suitable for use in schools.

Introducing Prestan Ultralite manikins Eureka! has selected Prestan Ultralite manikins for its resuscitation training portfolio. The portable and durable manikins are the latest addition to the established Prestan range and offer high quality and realism at a price that will suit even the tightest of school budgets.

The manikins have been designed for fast and easy set-up, ease of cleaning, portability and easy storage. All manikins are vinyl and latex free and compatible with AED trainer pads. By using the lung bag included with the kit, your students will clearly see the chest rise as they blow air into the manikin’s airway. This with a realistic head tilt provides a very lifelike simulation.

When you purchase this product from Eureka!, you will receive a set of 4 stackable manikins complete with compression pistons and lung bags, each kit is supplied with a handy carry case and detachable shoulder strap, a clear instruction-guide and a three-year warranty for peace-ofmind.

As with all Eureka! orders, delivery is offered free of charge.

Ensure hygiene with disposable face shields and manikin wipes Guarantee safe and hygienic delivery of student CPR training with face shields and manikin wipes, designed for a quick and easy turnaround.

Support your school – National launch

A brand-new initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to vital school resources has been launched.

Support your school is a fundraising platform for schools managed by Peters, the UK’s leading specialist children’s book and furniture supplier to schools and academies.

Support your school uses five easy to follow steps to help schools to raise funds to support children’s literacy. The funds raised by the school can be used to create a magical new library, supply a selection of titles to support a topic or the latest collection of fiction.

100% of the funds raised are available to the school to buy resources to aid literacy and help children develop a passion for reading for pleasure.

Claire Bowles, Head of Sales and Marketing said:

“These are difficult times for the education sector and many schools tell us that they would love to buy more books, but often struggle to allocate enough budget. Support your school allows the schools to identify specific campaigns or projects and then engage with parents, local business and their community to make the plans become a reality.”

She added:

“We know that reading for pleasure is one of the single biggest indicators of a child’s future success. We want to work with schools and parents to give children the best opportunities we can.”

The first school to sign up was The Ridge Primary School in Stourbridge. Rebecca Beddoes, Assistant Head Teacher, said:

“In just four short weeks we exceeded our target of £1,000. We were overwhelmed by the support the campaign has had. We knew that we had supportive families but some of the donations made have been so generous that we have regularly been lost for words.”

She added:

“I knew that Support your school would be invaluable in helping us raise funds to enable our children to love reading. What I did not realise is how it would get children excited about reading before those books had even arrived.”

For further information on Support your school, please visit:
https://supportyourschool.org.uk/

Celebrities and campaigners join Mindfulness in Schools Project to help make children’s mental health a priority today

Famous names from the worlds of TV, film, radio and politics will join teachers and mental health campaigners to raise funds for Mindfulness in Schools Project’s ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal at their conference in London on 26th April 2019.
The charity is hosting a star-studded day for teachers, school leaders, educators and parents to broaden their knowledge of mindfulness and inspire them to bring evidence-based mindfulness curricula into school communities. Proceeds from the event will go to the charity’s ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal which aims provide high quality mindfulness training to a million young people in the next five years.
London, UK, April 2019 – With stories emerging almost daily about the crisis in mental health faced by children and young people, and the increasing pressures on schools and their staff, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) aims to highlight the life changing benefits of the programmes they supply to children and to those who care for them, and raise funds to reach more schools.
Established by teachers for teachers, the charity aims to improve the lives of children by providing them with high-quality classroom-based mindfulness training. MiSP trains teachers in how to introduce young people to secular mindfulness and provides a life skill that both teachers and children can come back to time after time.
The conference brings together a panel of expert speakers, headlined by Ruby Wax, sharing inspirational testimonies and performances which demonstrate the power of mindfulness as an effective tool for 21st century living. Speakers include:

• Ruby Wax – comedian, author and presenter,
• Jonny Benjamin – award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger
• Caroline Lucas – MP, Green Party
• Jerome Flynn – Soldier Soldier and Game of Thrones actor
• Sir Steve Lancashire, founder and CEO of REAch2
• Cel Spellman – actor and radio presenter
• Vidyamala Burch – co-founder of Breathworks, a mindfulness charity
• Jason Steele – founder and CEO of non-profit Raise the Youth
• Parham Vasaiely – UN-advisor, engineer and mindfulness pioneer in the STEM industry
• Voices of experience – first hand accounts from teachers and children

MiSP believes that schools that are unable to designate a budget for their gold-standard mindfulness training should still have access. The ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal seeks to raise the funding required so that no children are excluded from this life-changing approach and can benefit from the practice of mindfulness through MiSP’s evidence-based programmes.

Chivonne Preston, CEO of MiSP, said: “Mindfulness practice provides a toolkit which builds resilience and enables individuals to flourish. MiSP is dedicated to making a genuine, positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of a generation of children now and in the future. We are thrilled to have such a fantastic array of speakers coming to support us at our conference and are delighted to welcome our audience to come and learn more about mindfulness and the role it can play in our schools”.

For more information on how to buy tickets to the “A Million Minds Matter” conference, please visit our website –

https://mindfulnessinschools.org/misp-conference-2019/.
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Celebrities and campaigners join Mindfulness in Schools Project to help make children’s mental health a priority today


Famous names from the worlds of TV, film, radio and politics will join teachers and mental health campaigners to raise funds for Mindfulness in Schools Project’s ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal at their conference in London on 26th April 2019.
The charity is hosting a star-studded day for teachers, school leaders, educators and parents to broaden their knowledge of mindfulness and inspire them to bring evidence-based mindfulness curricula into school communities. Proceeds from the event will go to the charity’s ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal which aims provide high quality mindfulness training to a million young people in the next five years.

London, UK, April 2019 – With stories emerging almost daily about the crisis in mental health faced by children and young people, and the increasing pressures on schools and their staff, Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) aims to highlight the life changing benefits of the programmes they supply to children and to those who care for them, and raise funds to reach more schools.

Established by teachers for teachers, the charity aims to improve the lives of children by providing them with high-quality classroom-based mindfulness training. MiSP trains teachers in how to introduce young people to secular mindfulness and provides a life skill that both teachers and children can come back to time after time.

The conference brings together a panel of expert speakers, headlined by Ruby Wax, sharing inspirational testimonies and performances which demonstrate the power of mindfulness as an effective tool for 21st century living. Speakers include:

• Ruby Wax – comedian, author and presenter,
• Jonny Benjamin – award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger
• Caroline Lucas – MP, Green Party
• Jerome Flynn – Soldier Soldier and Game of Thrones actor
• Sir Steve Lancashire, founder and CEO of REAch2
• Cel Spellman – actor and radio presenter
• Vidyamala Burch – co-founder of Breathworks, a mindfulness charity
• Jason Steele – founder and CEO of non-profit Raise the Youth
• Parham Vasaiely – UN-advisor, engineer and mindfulness pioneer in the STEM industry
• Voices of experience – first hand accounts from teachers and children

MiSP believes that schools that are unable to designate a budget for their gold-standard mindfulness training should still have access. The ‘A Million Minds Matter’ Appeal seeks to raise the funding required so that no children are excluded from this life-changing approach and can benefit from the practice of mindfulness through MiSP’s evidence-based programmes.

Chivonne Preston, CEO of MiSP, said: “Mindfulness practice provides a toolkit which builds resilience and enables individuals to flourish. MiSP is dedicated to making a genuine, positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of a generation of children now and in the future. We are thrilled to have such a fantastic array of speakers coming to support us at our conference and are delighted to welcome our audience to come and learn more about mindfulness and the role it can play in our schools”.

For more information on how to buy tickets to the “A Million Minds Matter” conference, please visit our website – https://mindfulnessinschools.org/misp-conference-2019/.
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER FINDS THE TEENAGERS WRITING THE CODE FOR A SELF-DRIVING FUTURE

• Fully-autonomous vehicles will require an estimated one billion lines of code – compared to just 145,000 needed to land on the moon in 1969

• Tomorrow’s engineers are already learning to code at school to prepare for self-driving future and bridge the skills gap

• Land Rover 4×4 In Schools programme is inspiring future talent to offset global STEM skills shortage

• Almost five million more people with specialist digital skills needed globally by 2023

Tomorrow’s engineers are learning to code self-driving vehicles of the future today thanks to the unique Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme.

Self-driving cars will require an estimated one billion lines of computer code1 – almost 1,000 times more than the 145,000 lines required by NASA to land Apollo 11 on the moon2. To meet the growing need for more coders to deliver these future autonomous and connected vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover is looking to inspire the next generation of software engineers.

The talented teenagers competing in this year’s Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Technology Challenge world finals – a global education enrichment initiative aimed at encouraging young people to take up STEM careers – were able to write 200 lines of code in just 30 minutes, to successfully navigate a scale model Range Rover Evoque around a 5.7-metre circuit.

David Lakin, Head of Education from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), said: “We’re in the midst of a digital skills shortage – the UK alone requires more than 1 million software engineers to fill the growing demand for roles requiring a knowledge of coding, software engineering or electronics.

“Digital skills are vital to the economy, which is why the IET is proud to support initiatives like the Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Technology Challenge to ensure we inspire, inform and develop future engineers and encourage diversity across STEM subjects from a young age. If we are to safeguard jobs for the next generation, we must equip the workforce of the future with the skills they will need to engineer a better world.”

As of 2018, there were 23 million software developers worldwide but this population is expected to grow to 27.7 million by 2023†, with World Economic Forum research suggesting 65% of students today will end up working in jobs that don’t currently exist*.

This year, Jaguar Land Rover will launch a new Digital Skills Apprenticeship programme to attract the brightest computer engineers to help code its next-generation electric, connected and autonomous vehicles and support the factories of the future.

Nick Rogers, Executive Director of Product Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Computer engineering and software skills are more important than ever in the rapidly changing automotive industry, and that will only increase as we see more autonomous, connected and electric vehicles on the roads. The UK will need 1.2 million more people with specialist digital skills by 2022, and as a technology company, it’s our job to help inspire and develop the next generation of technically curious and pioneering digital engineers. The Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Technology Challenge is just one of the ways we are doing this, as well as our new Digital Skills Apprenticeship programme we are launching this year.”

The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools programme has helped the company reach more than four million young people since 2000. This year 110 students from 14 countries qualified for the world finals held at the University of Warwick, with NewGen Motors team from Greece lifting the trophy following two intensive days of competition.

Mark Wemyss-Holden, former teacher and Curriculum Content Developer, said: “Coding is high on the agenda across industry and teachers do a fantastic job delivering the curriculum, but schools have competing priorities and are hamstrung by limited budgets and time. The private sector, and programmes like Land Rover 4×4 In Schools, have a real opportunity to bridge the gap between what learners enjoy studying and how that translates into a future career.”

Jaguar Land Rover is a leader in the development of Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared (ACES) mobility services and has invested in Global Pioneering Hubs around the world to capitalise on– including Shannon, Republic of Ireland; Budapest, Hungary and Portland, in the United States.

John Cormican, General Manager for Vehicle Engineering, Shannon, said: “Shannon has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for autonomous and connected vehicles, but we can not deliver this future without the very best minds – individuals who could write the next chapter for Jaguar Land Rover. It’s fantastic to see the company taking such an innovative approach towards investing in the next generation.”

12,835 new school classrooms urgently required in England by 2021/2022

 

• England will see more than 385,000 additional pupils enter the primary and secondary school system by 2021/2022, filling the equivalent of 12,835 extra classrooms
• London, the South East and the South West will see the largest increase in school-aged pupils in the next two years
• Birmingham will experience the largest increase in pupil numbers and will require 330 new school classrooms, or 25 new schools

An additional 385,000 pupils will join England’s school system by 2021/2022 reveals the latest research by Scape Group, the public sector procurement specialist. To meet this demand, England requires 12,835 additional school classrooms across the country or 640 new schools.

Scape’s report, The School Places Challenge 2019, examines the challenge facing the UK’s school system using Department of Education and devolved authority data. This is the fourth edition of this analysis from Scape Group. The report reveals that England’s school-aged population is set to increase by 5.5 per cent over the next two years.

England’s regional school places challenge Number of extra school places required by 2021/22 All pupil growth % New primary school classrooms required by 2021/22 New secondary school classrooms required by 2021/22 New primary and secondary schools required by 2021/22

Over the next two years, every region in England will experience at least a three per cent increase on the current number of pupils, but London, the South East and the South West can all expect to see the largest increases. Local authorities in the South East will have to build the most primary school classrooms (568), while local authorities in London will have to build the most secondary school classrooms (1,872). Overall, the South East is under pressure to build the equivalent of 131 schools.

Birmingham is the region which faces the most substantial projected increase in the next two years, with Manchester coming in a close second. Both cities can expect more than 12,000 extra secondary pupils by 2021/2022. Between them, they will need to provide the equivalent of 53 new schools in the next two years.
However, it is not just densely populated cities that are feeling the strain. London’s commuter belt is also experiencing significant pressure to provide school places. Essex, Kent, Surrey and Hertfordshire all rank within the top ten areas that experience the most significant school-aged population growth.
But despite councils being legally responsible for ensuring that the demand for school places is met, the process for establishing and funding schools is often outside their control. Local authorities have no direct control of free schools, grammar schools or academy places, despite the fact these types of schools make up the bulk of the current government’s school places strategy.

Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, comments: “As with many critical issues that desperately need political attention, education has dropped down the agenda as government bodies focus on Brexit and our future position with the rest of the world.
“Every region in England needs to build more schools, and local authorities nationwide will be feeling the strain. We must collectively focus on delivering a strategy and solutions which not only provide high-quality, modern spaces for teaching and learning but also offer our colleagues in local authorities cost certainty, value for money and timely delivery.

“In March, record numbers of children missed out on their first choice of secondary school[1], and appeals against secondary school offers have doubled in six years. This issue is likely to be exacerbated in the coming years if we do not think and act more creatively now. Good schools are the bedrock of our society, and there can be no room for error.”

Scape Group’s recommendations on how to tackle the School Places Challenge

1. The adoption of offsite construction as the main method of building for all new schools and extensions would ensure that they are built faster than traditional methods. If modular can grow in scale, building schools will become more efficient and cost-effective.
2. A fairer education funding model for local authorities, which ensures that they can work with central government to set budgets that reflect local need. In particular, local authorities should play a part in judging and approving free school proposals to make sure that new schools are established where they are most needed.
3. Greater collaboration between councils and developers to ensure that secondary schools are built in major urban extensions and developments first, through agreements between developers seeking planning permission and the local planning authority (Section 106 agreements).
Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, continues: “The current government believes free schools are the answer, but I would argue that this standpoint has been born out of ideological stubbornness, rather than a genuine effort to tackle the school places crisis. Deploying government resources to existing school structures instead would enable local authorities to refurbish and extend current schools to provide additional school places. This would be a much more efficient way of spending taxpayers’ money.

“England will have 385,031 more pupils by 2021/2022, and with demand continuing to grow, it is vital that we focus on solutions that will allow us to create additional school places quickly and resourcefully, without compromising on quality. Offsite technology is one answer.
“While the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) started its push for modular four years ago, only 70 schools have been built using offsite construction so far. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) not only enable quick construction but can also cost local authorities significantly less. Until the government takes more pragmatic action, they cannot claim to be safeguarding the futures of young people.”
The full Scape Group report, The School Places Challenge 2019, can be downloaded from www.scapegroup.co.uk/research.

Support your school – National launch

A brand-new initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to vital school resources has been launched.

Support your school is a fundraising platform for schools managed by Peters, the UK’s leading specialist children’s book and furniture supplier to schools and academies.

Support your school uses five easy to follow steps to help schools to raise funds to support children’s literacy. The funds raised by the school can be used to create a magical new library, supply a selection of titles to support a topic or the latest collection of fiction.

100% of the funds raised are available to the school to buy resources to aid literacy and help children develop a passion for reading for pleasure.

Claire Bowles, Head of Sales and Marketing said:

“These are difficult times for the education sector and many schools tell us that they would love to buy more books, but often struggle to allocate enough budget. Support your school allows the schools to identify specific campaigns or projects and then engage with parents, local business and their community to make the plans become a reality.”

She added:

“We know that reading for pleasure is one of the single biggest indicators of a child’s future success. We want to work with schools and parents to give children the best opportunities we can.”

The first school to sign up was The Ridge Primary School in Stourbridge. Rebecca Beddoes, Assistant Head Teacher, said:

“In just four short weeks we exceeded our target of £1,000. We were overwhelmed by the support the campaign has had. We knew that we had supportive families but some of the donations made have been so generous that we have regularly been lost for words.”

She added:

“I knew that Support your school would be invaluable in helping us raise funds to enable our children to love reading. What I did not realise is how it would get children excited about reading before those books had even arrived.”

For further information on Support your school, please visit:
https://supportyourschool.org.uk/

Imagination Gaming… Taking Great Leaps for Gaming Kind

Imagination Gaming founder Nigel Scarfe discovered the power of games while playing Dungeons and Dragons as a child.

At the time, he was struggling to keep up in school and he found that the game expanded the way he used his mind and subsequently gave him a better understanding of maths and English in school.

Fast forward a fair few years and that valuable lesson is helping Nigel’s company (IG) pave the way for innovative games based learning by taking it back to more traditional board and card games with great results.

So much so that the gaming industry is starting to take notice of this small but mighty team.
Barnsley-based IG have now collaborated with big names in the games world (such as Haba, Green Board Games Co, and Asmodee) to create a full day of games and challenges in school to support children’s budding brains. It is because of these partnerships with leading worldwide games companies that IG are able to offer schools full Games Days – absolutely free.

Speaking about these collaborations, Nigel said: “We love it. Companies come to us with the games and we design the lesson plan around them. It also enables them to design better games, as they see firsthand how the games work in a school situation.”
IG are leaders in games based learning, and were the first company of their kind. Their free Games Day Programmes aim to teach the children a variety of skills in a way that is engaging and exciting to them. Nigel says of his presence in schools, “the curriculum focuses mainly on testing, which doesn’t always reinforce the practical use of what’s being taught in lessons. Games Days allow this reinforcing and engaging, which leads to greater memory of what’s being taught. There is a real need for this. There is a hunger to learn.”

And this hunger shows – the impact on schools to date is noticeable. One Deputy Head says: “There was lots of laughter and fun while the children work together – they don’t even realise they are learning. I am very pleased to say that there was no ‘hard sell’, just lots of fun. Highly recommend Imagination Gaming and would encourage schools to definitely give games days a go.”
What started out as one man in a few local schools has now transformed into a nationwide operation, and has even branched out overseas to Cyprus. There seems to be no stopping this growing games pioneer.

 

SLS launches inaugural Active Community Competition

School Lettings Solutions (SLS) has announced the launch of a national competition which will offer one group the chance to win a year’s hire of facilities at a school in their region.

SLS is on a mission to connect sport and leisure groups, classes and teams with their local schools to enhance the sense of community in the area and bring life to school facilities – and much-needed additional revenue – after the school bell has rang.

Founded in 2012 by Scott Warrington and Paul Andrews, SLS provides a full letting solution for schools, academies and colleges to maximise the use of their facilities to the local community during evenings, weekends and school holidays. The business now has a turnover of more than £10 million and employs 850 people across the UK, as well as welcoming nearly 10,000 community groups into facilities every year.

The competition provides the opportunity to nominate a worthy community group, team, club or class which epitomises community spirit and is in need of sport or leisure facilities. The winning project will receive a year of hire, which could be worth up to £5,000, with four regional project finalists also receiving a month’s worth of hire for their group with a value of up to £500.

To enter, groups should submit their reason and requirements. Entries can be supported by a video or photo which shows what value they bring to their local community and why they should win.

Commenting on the competition, Scott Warrington, co-founder of SLS said: “We wanted to launch this competition because it combines our passion for health and wellbeing and connecting schools with their communities. In our experience, thousands of sport and leisure groups across the UK struggle to find suitable, high-quality facilities to base their club, group or session in, with lack of access to school facilities often being the main barrier.

“Whether it’s a hall for a new mums’ fitness class or a base for an under-8s’ football session, SLS’s Active Community competition will provide an organisation with a base in the heart of their local community free of charge for a whole academic year. We hope to see lots of entries from groups across all regions and all varieties of sport and leisure.”

All entrants will be judged by a panel of industry leaders including Jack Shakespeare, head of ukactive kids – an organisation that exists to improve the health of the nation, providing services and partnerships for a broad range of sports and leisure organisations. Further guest judges to be announced.

Projects can range from a local community group, football team, exercise class or charity. Nominations can be submitted online at www.schoollettings.org from 8th April date by providing the name, location and requirements of the group and your reasons why they deserve to win. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 15th May.

For more information and full terms and conditions please visit www.schoollettings.org.