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Fusion21 Launches Education Modular Buildings Framework Worth Up To £225 Million

Education Modular Buildings

Fusion21 has announced the launch of its Education Modular Buildings Framework, offering a potential combined worth of £225 million over a four year period.

Designed specifically to help the education sector provide cost effective and sustainable learning environments, the new framework has four lots including: Lot 1: Hire of Modular Buildings – Temporary Accommodation; Lot 2: Modular Construction with a value of up to £750K; Lot 3: Modular Construction with a value between £750K and £3 million; and Lot 4: Modular Construction worth £3 million and over. 

PKL launches Garbage Guzzler to help schools save money by reducing organic waste

Garbage Guzzler

PKL, the UK’s leading modular kitchen infrastructure provider, is taking on the distribution of the Garbage Guzzler, a revolutionary waste digester that allows any school to reduce its costs and waste disposal needs. 

The Garbage Guzzler, which is manufactured in the UK, uses bacteria to reduce organic waste, including food, cardboard, paper packaging, coffee cups, fats and oils, by 95 percent. 

The process can take as little as 24 hours, and leaves an output that can be used as soil improver, biomass fuel or can be put back through the machine to be reduced to virtually nothing. 

Carshalton school wins eco-schools energy competition

eco-schools logo

A Sutton academy is delighted after being named as the Autumn Term winner of the Eco-Schools Energy Efficient Schools Competition.

As winners, Carshalton High School for Girls are set to have a £2,500 energy efficiency upgrade from competition sponsors, UK Energy Partners.

This national competition is open to all schools who are members of Eco-Schools England, part of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, where more than 17,000 schools are registered and 1,200 schools currently hold the top award of Eco-Schools Green Flag status.

5 Things You'll Learn from an Apprentice Without Even Knowing It

Apprentice

Daniel Goddard, of Stadia Sports, shares his insights on why businesses should take on an apprentice, and looks at what businesses can learn from the experience.

With more and more businesses in the UK taking on apprentices in their workplace, it’s a growing trend to be considered. Not only do apprentices promote an industry of progression and evolution, over 81% of consumers favour a company that takes on apprentices over those who refuse to. Hiring an apprentice can help your customers to trust you, they can be a financial asset to your business, and they might just make your industry that little bit better – without you even realising it. 

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Having kids makes Brits more environmentally responsible

• Brits with children are 9% more likely to recycle cans than those without

• Almost a third (29%) of parents strongly agree that being a parent has made them more concerned about the environment

• 1 in 5 get their kids involved in home composting

Becoming a parent has a direct impact on how environmentally friendly your actions are, new research has revealed.

The survey, conducted on behalf of Gocompare.com Energy, found that parents are 5% more likely to recycle than adults without children are. This equates to 270,000 tonnes* of recyclable materials being saved from landfills by families each year.

Moffat’s More Versatile Versicarte

Moffat’s New Eye-Catching Pop-up Versicartes are ideal for School Meal Specials

Moffat is expanding its popular Versicarte mobile counter range for schools, with the launch of the new Pop-up models.

The new Pop-up Versicartes offer school caterers increased versatility. They are an ideal way of serving special menu items away from the main servery area, reducing bottlenecks. Designed for maximum visual impact, the units house eye-catching magnetic graphics to promote the latest menu offering. The signs can be easily removed and swapped to promote specials, such as themed lunches or new summer menus.

Recycle-Trux are delivering the Prizes

Recycle-Trux

2016 saw the futuristic Recycle.Bots roll in to Schools throughout the county, and following on from the fantastic feedback that was received, Waste Management experts Mick George Ltd, has now expanded the animation themed initiative to incorporate Recycle-Trux.

As part of its drive to educate children on recycling, the local business with the help of its ingenious Recycle-Trux automobiles, are giving school children in Cambridgeshire the chance to win £1,000 for their school or the opportunity to earn themselves an Ipad mini. 

How technology is transforming education

 technology in the classroom

Education has always benefitted from technological advances. From the invention of the abacus to modern day tablets and PCs, children are learning with more opportunities than ever before. Join GPS installations, specialists in everything ‘Audio Visual’ ranging from public address system installations, to impressive Video Wall Displays, as they discuss the history of education technology. 

Early classroom inventions started with chalkboards – a surface that could be wiped and then rewritten on to present to an entire class. Students also used personal slates, which gave them the ability to solve questions and present them visually to the teacher.

FutureLearn announces first US university partners

FutureLearn website

Five leading institutions welcomed to the FutureLearn international portfolio of partners

FutureLearn, the leading social learning platform owned by the Open University, has announced partnerships with five key education institutions in the US.  American University, Colorado State University, Penn State University, Purdue University and UVA Darden School of Business have all selected to work with FutureLearn and will run courses throughout 2017.

Ready, Steady, Sow & Grow

innocent drinks to reach ¼ UK primary schools with food education campaign

Innocent drinks and not-for-profit organisation Grow It Yourself have teamed up with parenting blogger and chef, Emily Leary for this year’s Sow & Grow campaign. Setting out to get ¼ of all UK primary school kids out in the fresh air, the campaign encourages kids to stick their hands in some dirt, and have some fun growing their own veg.  

Engineering apprenticeship puts Rhys on a roll at tissue manufacturer SCA

Engineering apprenticeship

A talented young apprentice has landed his dream job at one of the world’s leading hygiene product manufacturers after the firm developed a special training programme with a Tyneside college. 

Rhys Smith, who is 18 from West Denton, has embarked on a technical apprenticeship at SCA Hygiene after completing a pre-apprenticeship scheme at Gateshead College.

Military training provider launches ‘inspiring’ new campaign

Military training

New #BEINSPIRED video sheds light on life at the Military Preparation College

A Government-funded training provider that helps young people to build self-confidence, life skills and physical fitness through military principles has launched a new recruitment campaign with inspiration at its heart.

#BEINSPIRED is the focus of a new promotional campaign from the Military Preparation College (MPCT), which supports the personal and professional development of teenage learners.

David Gandy launches school reading campaign

David Gandy with pupil

Supermodel and entrepreneur David Gandy is launching one of the country’s biggest school reading competitions in a bid to help improve children’s literacy levels across the country.

Ten Million Minutes, run by education charity Achievement for All, aims to get children reading at every primary school in England during the challenge which takes place over one week; 9th – 15th March 2017.

David Gandy is encouraging schools to take part in the competition, which challenges their pupils to read for as many minutes as they can in one week. The school which reads for the highest number of minutes by the end of the week has the chance to win a brand new library or reading area for their school worth £10,000 courtesy of Peters.