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Historians, museum educators and digital learning experts have today joined together to launch a new web resource, The Age of Revolution, which aims to reinvigorate young people’s interest in a turbulent period of revolution with stunning parallels to the present day.
 
The project, titled The Age of Revolution, covers global developments between 1775 – 1848 with a UK focus, and at the centre of this is a website that brings a plethora of historical objects from museums across the country, and digital resources relating to the period, into schools.
 

Children aged five to 15 across the country are being invited to enter the Dragonfly Tea Story Competition, with book vouchers and a prize-giving at one of the UK's leading book festivals on offer to the winners.

2018 marks the fourth consecutive year the Berkshire-based tea company has teamed up with the Henley Literary Festival for a short story competition. New this year is a focus on children and an exciting new partnership with literacy charity Beanstalk.

A Liverpool primary school teacher is the first in the UK to receive a new national award after inspiring his pupils to be more active, with Active Kids Do Better.

Jay Clarke from Rudston Primary School received the Gold Active Teacher award at a special event in Manchester last week. Presented by Olympic athletes Laura Weightman and Danny Talbot, the award recognised Jay’s involvement with Active Kids Do Better– a Nike and Discovery Education programme to increase kids’ movement and play throughout the school day.

Renowned education writer Alex Quigley answers QA Education's questions on his latest title, Closing the Vocabulary Gap…

What challenges do teachers face in terms of children having a poor vocabulary?

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Innovative social enterprise The Prologue is set to gift all children and schools in the UK FREE personalised stories in an altruistic attempt to drastically improve literacy.

Written by Luke Swann – the award-winning educationalist, published children’s author and director of education start-up The Prologue – The Secret Book of I is the first personalised story to be offered for free, the first to be used as an educational tool and the first to tackle lack of diversity in children's literature. 

Imagine if schools across the UK could improve the health of their pupils, help save the planet and save money - all at the same time. ‘School Plates’, a new campaign by food awareness organisation ProVeg UK, aims to do just that.

Working with schools, local authorities and catering companies, ProVeg UK is calling for five small changes to menus to increase children’s intake of healthy plant-based foods.

Gratnells' latest addition to its Callero family of storage solutions has won a prestigious industry award.

The MakerSpace trolley, launched at the BETT fair in early 2018 under the banner "Creating spaces for creative minds", is designed to respond to the growing trend for collaborative learning, especially in STEM and STEAM subject areas.

Developed and manufactured by Gratnells at its production plant in Harlow, Essex, MakerSpace reflects the growing trend to expand science, technology, engineering, arts and maths subjects in schools.

Dr Andy Cope has spent the past 15 years studying the science of positive psychology, culminating in a ‘PhD in Happiness’ from Loughborough University. He delivers wellbeing workshops for business and schools, he is also best-selling author of the personal development Art of Being Brilliant Series, HAPPINESS and SHINE as well as the Children's book series Spy Dog. Here, he discusses the new GCSE in Wellbeing which he launched recently…

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy … dead!

Mr Ryan Edward Major from Newcastle University has been announced as one of this year's winners of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow's UK Dental Undergraduate Award.

Mr Ryan Edward Major is a current Bachelor of Dental Surgery graduand from Newcastle University. Hailing from Warrington, Ryan is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. From September 2018, Ryan is to embark on a two-year longitudinal foundation and core training programme based in Yorkshire involving primary and secondary care dental posts.

Having positively impacted the lives of over 1,000 teenagers and teachers over the last 3 years, Rocking Ur Teens is holding a special event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate this achievement and mark the milestone. 

Taking place on 4th July, the event will bring together teenagers from across the UK to continue the positive work Rocking Ur Teens does to support teenagers in a safe, fun, environment to learn, share and grow whilst providing effective tools to help them navigate their teenage years. 

Vocational Examinations, both communication and performance, promote, encourage and develop hidden talents and give children the opportunity of being successful human beings. 

Vocational qualifications offer a different education, and substantially broaden the horizons of those who have access to these additional qualifications, as well as being progressive, up to degree level. 

Disciplines such as Speech and Drama look at how dialect adds colour to a language.  Learners will study how the English Language is constructed and spoken.

Numerous studies indicate that tomorrow’s jobs will demand “creative problem-solving skills.” But what exactly are these skills? And are they being taught effectively to the next generation – a group facing a massive shift in job requirements as workplace automation becomes more prevalent? We caught up with Tacy Trowbridge, Global Lead, Education Programs at Adobe to find out more….

Q: Tell us more about Adobe’s study into creative problem-solving skills? 

Experience the headache free fundraisers! They do the hard work for you!

Time is precious, the Initiatives Fundraising’s method helps you create your own school aprons, tea towels or bags with children’s self portrait on. Initiatives Fundraising will provide you with a quick and efficient way to create your fundraiser with a guaranteed quality product. Raise funds for all events: be it school year, keepsakes, mother's day, Christmas or summer fair!

Following a successful pilot programme, The Actives Challenge – a new digital platform that engages children in health and wellbeing – is being made available to primary schools all around the UK for the 2018/19 academic year.