Rise in young people using smartphones leads to ‘safe WiFi’ symbol awareness campaign

SOARING smartphone use in children and a huge hike in public WiFi hotspots has led to a campaign calling on businesses to let customers know their internet is filtered for inappropriate content. The ‘It’s Good to Know’ campaign has been launched by ...

New resource to support food science teachers across the country

  Teachers across the UK involved in teaching the food science and technology curriculum at secondary school level can take advantage of a new resource that aims to enhance their subject and bring it to life using real-world examples.   ...

EXCITING EDUCATION SUPPLIER ON BOARD FOR WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

NASUWT, the teachers’ union, has been announced as the latest national supplier of the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017.   The unique and exciting arrangement means thousands of pupils from across the UK will benefit from both in ...

Brexit uncertainty a worry for the education sector

New research from specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical, has revealed that the impending split from Europe is the second highest concern for the education sector. When asked how worried they were about a series of emerging risks, 39% of schools, ...

Industry immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School

This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at IBM Southbank (one of three Summer Schools that IBM is ...

What students really gain from experiencing ‘living, breathing geography’

Committed to providing students with unforgettable learning opportunities, the Geography Department at The McAuley Catholic High School in Doncaster are advocates of learning outside the classroom. This year alone, the school have embarked on a ...

NEW DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST SCIENCE AND NUTRITION TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Alimentarium Foundation & Discovery Education Launch Exciting New ‘Food and the Body’ Digital Classroom Resources   Thousands of primary school pupils are set to benefit from a new partnership between Switzerland’s Alimentarium Museum and ...

Starting in Uganda, sharing of big data to enable investment in education

LONDON, 13 June 17 – Millions more children could end up getting an education, when Opportunity International (OI) shares its experience and data on education microfinance, enabling others to invest in education. With 263 million children out of ...

Managing Transitions in Early Years

Research suggests that transitions are central to young children’s development and emotional wellbeing, and the way in which the first transitions are handled could have a significant impact on the child’s capacity to cope with change in the short ...

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OFFERS FREE PLACES FOR LOCAL PUPILS

A popular London fee-paying school is offering two local children prized places at the establishment . . . worth more than £11,000 a year per child. Avenue House School, an independent day school in Ealing, is looking for two new Year 1 pupils to be ...

BookTrust comment on the announcement of Lauren Child as the new Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Lauren Child, artist and highly-acclaimed author and illustrator of the bestselling and award-winning Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean picture books and Ruby Redfort novels, has today (Wednesday 7 June) been crowned the 10th Waterstones Children’s ...

London student wins National Theatre New Views playwriting competition

A play written by 17 year old Beattie Green from St Marylebone School in London has won the National Theatre’s annual playwriting competition for 15–19 year olds, New Views.  Beattie’s play Dead Don’t Floss was chosen out of over 300 entries for a ...