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Young Giggleswick School guitarist George Collins has won and is now through to the final of a prestigious regional music competition.

Pupils are putting the ‘giggle’ into Giggleswick School to celebrate International Happiness Day on March 20.

Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones CBE is today inviting schools to host the country’s first school-based Peter Jones Enterprise Academies – as a new poll reveals almost three quarters of people (71%) believe schools and colleges should embed enterprise education as a key part of every young person’s education.

As the debate over single-sex education continues, Karen Raven, Headmistress at Chislehurst School for Girls in Bromley cites the importance she believes girls education plays in preparing young women for 21st century

 

Budget cuts have placed the education sector under a severe amount of pressure over the past three years, making it increasingly difficult for schools to continue operating sustainably. Since 2015, £2.8bn has been cut from school budgets, and the effects are now beginning to show.

Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship which equips young people with the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to start an apprenticeship in this sector.

 

West Bromwich Albion FC is working with the Three Faiths Forum to help encourage young people in the Birmingham area to build good relations between all faiths, beliefs and cultures. The club’s legacy players, Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson overcame racist attitudes to inspire a generation of black footballers and today this approach is enhanced to include the perspective of religious and faith-based tensions.

Leicestershire Playground specialists  Red Monkey Play is proud to be supporting the Move It Boom initiative organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). To get the event up and running – literally – Red Monkey Play took part in a mascot’s race alongside the Trust’s five other partners.

 

At The Big Bang Fair this year, ZEISS are set to inspire the scientists of tomorrow with a full Digital Classroom set-up, a showcase of Microsculpture insect photography and the chance to win a science assembly with the BBC One Show’s resident scientist!

The British education system is revered all over the world, with the standard of teaching and breadth of curriculum earning global admiration.

Four of the country’s universities currently reside in the top ten in the world rankings and it is female students in particular who are making the most of this respected higher education structure – they are more than a third more likely to go to university than boys.

Connect has been named the Secondary & Higher Education Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year winner in GESS Education Awards 2018, honouring the outstanding customer care and exceptional standard of service to education. Connect were announced as winners at the GESS Education Awards gala dinner on February 28, 2018 at the H Hotel in Dubai.

Rapid Electronics is continuing to offer huge support to the next generation of engineers through its educational programme in 2018. 

One of the UK’s leading distributors of electronic components, cables and connectors, electronics and tools, the Colchester-based company also excels with its educational resources.

MD James Bates is excited by the work being undertaken by Rapid in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector:

Parents are losing confidence in the benefits of weekend jobs for youngsters, despite helping children learn about the working world, a new study has discovered. Research by home education provider Oxford Home Schooling has found that increasingly fewer parents believe that weekend jobs are important for older children to understand managing money.

According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further. 

Educational technology specialist becomes Google for Education Partner