The Big Broxap #Cycle2School Giveaway

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At Broxap we understand that the best way to encourage cycling in the long-term is by promoting the benefits of cycling to the younger generation, so this is why we’re announcing our Cycle2School giveaway competition, and it’s OPEN NOW! 

How to enter

1. Visit the competition page

2. Read our terms and conditions before you enter 

3. Complete the entry form, with your name, e-mail and school name, submit and then you’re in!

4. Once you’ve entered, get sharing your school scooting and cycling adventures on social media, but remember to include #Cycle2School on all your tweets or posts

In it to win in! 

Amthal’s gold star for security with the Orion primary school

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The Orion Primary School is working directly with Amthal Fire & Security to create bespoke fire safety and security solutions at its new and growing site, to protect pupils and staff, inside and outside the classroom.

The Orion Primary School is part of a federation of two schools that forms a large learning community.  In 2014, it moved to its current site, doubling in size to offer a four-form entry.  The school continues to expand to offer the very latest learning facilities and commit to its ‘Gold Star Primary Learning’ approach to its students and provide a brighter future.

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

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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 Friendly WiFi, the UK Government-initiated certification scheme - the only one of its kind in the world. It supports the Government’s ambition for the UK to become the world’s safest place to go online.

Friendly WiFi was initiated in July 2014 to ensure public WiFi meets minimum filtering standards, particularly in those areas where children are present.

When disaster strikes, when we as parents are dumbstruck with horror and grief, how do we talk to our children?

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Psychoanalyst Dr Jane Goldberg specialises in family and relationships. She has written many books and her most recent - My Mother, My Daughter, My Self - was published by Free Association Books at the end of 2016. Jane founded New York's oldest wellness centre, La Casa Spa, and is a regular media commentator in the UK and US. Press enquiries: helenlewis@literallypr.com. Below she offers advice as a mother and as a psychoanalyst for parents and teachers who are unsure of how best to discuss the tragedies unfolding almost weekly in the UK at the moment that are attracting a lot of media attention and therefore likely to be getting on the radar of young children...

Interactive education technology brought to whole new level by experts at Prowise

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International ‘edtech’ provider, Prowise, have launched their latest technology innovation, the ProLine+ touchscreen.

The new 4K Ultra HD interactive whiteboard comes from the provider based in Budel, Netherlands, who opened an independent UK office in January.

Prowise UK are taking the latest in education technology creation, the ProLine+, to the UK teacher and student in combination with the new ProWrite Ink pen.

Equitone specified on ‘striking’ £3.2m sixth form centre

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A GRAMMAR school for boys has opened its new £3.2m sixth form centre which features a ‘striking’ finish thanks to the specification of EQUITONE [tectiva] fibre cement facade material.

Westcliff High School for Boys, in Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, needed the expansion after an increase in pupil numbers.

EQUITONE [tectiva], a through coloured fibre cement material, was chosen not only for its aesthetically-pleasing natural appearance with its fine sanded surface, but for its robustness, which eliminates the need for on-going maintenance or replacement.

The new 1,200 m2. sixth form centre, which officially opened in May 2017, combines study areas and social spaces for around 350 students.

Broken pump systems: the repair or replace dilemma

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With the school holidays fast approaching, facilities managers in schools across the country will be turning their minds to building assessments. And with the kids out for summer, it’s a key time for giving the waste water, heating and cooling systems a health check. 

But when a pump breaks, what do you actually do? Should it be repaired, or replaced? 

Bradley Clarke, from pump experts Dura Pump, says that “The repair vs. replace dilemma is a tricky one, and really has to be taken on a case-by-case basis. There are always going to be several considerations to weigh up - and people often don’t know where to start.”

With this in mind, the engineers at Dura Pump have created a handy checklist to help, covering six key factors. In brief: 

New study shows British children need to get out and play more

With stories of childhood obesity never far from the headlines, it’s easy to believe that each generation of children is lazier than the last. But a new survey of 6 – 11 year olds suggests that British children believe they’re wrapped in cotton wool by their parents and would like more freedom to play outside.

The research by family skincare brand Sudocrem found that almost 3 in 5 children (57%) said their parents worried too much about their safety and almost two-thirds of those aged 8 – 11 (64%) thought they should be able to go to the park with their friends, unaccompanied by an adult.

Active IQ prepares for first day at school with the launch of GCSE-equivalent tech award

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Active IQ has teamed up with education specialist Sports Leaders UK to create the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity Leadership Tech Award for students aged 14+.  Launched at the Telegraph Festival of Education on June 22, 2017, this Key Stage 4 Tech Award is equivalent to one GCSE and is the first Technical Award qualification created by Active IQ designed to be studied at school.  Pilots will run from September 2017 before the programme rolls out nationally from September 2018.

How and why do we need to encourage girls to get into the engineering sector?

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The proportion of young women studying engineering and physics has remained almost static since 2012 and the number of women working in engineering has remained under 10% of the total engineering workforce since 2005.

In fact, the gender balance within this profession is one of the worst in Europe. According to WES, the Women’s Engineering Society, only 9% of the engineering workforce is female and only 6% of registered engineers and technicians are women.

Why do we need to encourage girls to get into this sector?

Period taboos holding girls back from participating in sports at school

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New research from betty for schools shows high numbers of young women skip sports and exercise for fear of others knowing they are menstruating

●     46% of women admit to using periods as an excuse to get out of PE lessons

●     The top reasons girls skip PE lessons are fear of leaking (39%), and fear of pads being visible to others or slipping around during exercise (24%)

●     Over two thirds (68%) of women said that if girls were better educated about periods and how they affect their bodies, they wouldn’t be so reluctant to take part in PE

Talented Padworth college student will have poem published in 'bust a rhyme' competition

Reading, 22nd June 2017 – A talented student from independent boarding school, Padworth College, will have his poem ‘Last Night’ published amongst the poems of 100 other students nationally as part of the Young Writer’s ‘Bust a Rhyme’ Competition.

Somriddho Dasputa, an A-level student at Padworth College studying English, Government and Politics, and Psychology received a certificate from the Young Writers’ Bust a Rhyme competition for his outstanding contribution. Somriddho, who is originally from India, was inspired to write his poem after experiencing homesickness after moving across the world to study at Padworth College.

LockDoctor.biz Ltd is now an official supplier of Master Lock products in the UK

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Master Lock is recognised around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. We now offer a fast turnaround for a number of Master Lock products – all available to view at www.LockDoctor.biz. We have especially added some combination padlocks to our Padlock section as these are ideal Locker Padlocks for Latchlocks. There are also a number of padlocks that work with an masterlockoverride key, thus making it ideal for site managers as it allows access to all the padlocks.

Schools ‘go bananas’ over shipping

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Schools have ‘gone bananas’ over a new educational campaign, promoting the UK’s reliance on ships

for food and everyday objects.

Children in over 80 schools around the UK, from the Isle of Skye to Devon are taking part, and are

being encouraged to think about where every day items in their classroom and homes come from,

and also how they got there.

Highlighting the importance of shipping, KS1 pupils, through this specific campaign, learnt about the

journey of the banana, and how it gets from the tree into their lunchbox through a fun infographic

and activity sheet.

Shakespeare’s Globe launches apprenticeships and expanded access programme

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Thursday 22 June

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates its 20th anniversary with renewed commitment to equal opportunity and access, launching four year-long apprenticeships from September that will enable 16 to 19 year olds, from diverse backgrounds, to work at Shakespeare’s Globe. Significant investment is also announced to provide unparalleled welcome and ease of access for all its audiences and visitors.