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Schools called go dotty for vital sight-loss charity

Children across the UK invited to go dotty for charity

Schools across the nation are being called to go dotty this spring to raise money for a valuable sight-loss charity. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work. 

"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It  is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems. 

The UK is currently home to more than two million people who are affected by sight loss, with one person beginning to lose their sight every 15 minutes. 

Deb supports Skcin’s Sun Safe School scheme with informative and engaging UV Boards

Deb supports Skcin’s Sun Safe School scheme with informative and engaging UV Boards

 

Deb – a leading innovator and supplier of skin care products – has partnered with Skcin, a national skin cancer charity, to create a colourful and engaging UV board. These are to be placed in primary schools across the UK; where education on sun safety is crucial.

Exposure to the sun is a pertinent issue for schools as 40% of UK school children have arrived home with sunburn; increasing a child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. However, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has revealed that 90% of all skin cancer cases could be prevented if exposure to UV rays were controlled. 


The tale of Geordies singing on the banks of the Tyne and an Ofsted inspector

Gateshead and South Tyneside Music Education Hub

 

Great music education is a partnership between classroom teachers, specialist teachers, professional performers and a host of other organisations, including those from the arts, charity and voluntary sectors. (National Plan for Music Education)

The development and implementation of a singing strategy is a core responsibility for Music Education Hubs. It needs to be delivered in partnership with schools themselves. It would not work otherwise. This is a simple account of one hub’s journey.  There will be scores of others, all equally valid.  The big point I want to make is the importance of effective partnership working. Music Education Hubs are in a good position to broker musical partnerships on behalf of schools.

The tale of Geordies singing on the banks of the Tyne and an Ofsted inspector

Great music education is a partnership between classroom teachers, specialist teachers, professional performers and a host of other organisations, including those from the arts, charity and voluntary sectors. (National Plan for Music Education)

The development and implementation of a singing strategy is a core responsibility for Music Education Hubs. It needs to be delivered in partnership with schools themselves. It would not work otherwise. This is a simple account of one hub’s journey.  There will be scores of others, all equally valid.  The big point I want to make is the importance of effective partnership working. Music Education Hubs are in a good position to broker musical partnerships on behalf of schools.

75,000 children across the UK join forces to protect precious pollinators

205 schools begin plans to transform their grounds to create insect homes

205 schools located across all counties within the UK, are celebrating the news that they been selected to participate in the UK wide ‘Polli:Nation’ project – an initiative which supports schools to provide food and shelter for Britain’s pollinating insects.

The 205 selected schools have been handpicked, following an application process that required them to demonstrate how they would like to transform their grounds to support the dwindling population of Britain’s pollinators.