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Following my article published a few months back concentrating on my strong belief in the importance of educating kindness in schools, starting from the earliest age but most importantly continuing throughout the school years,  I am excited to let you all in on my new project. 

A grant from the Dudgeon Community Fund will enable Reepham High School to make greater use of its Observatory, supporting student STEM studies and enabling the local community to gain a greater understanding of the night sky in a county that is famed for its ‘big skies'.

The school stages community Stargazing evenings at its Observatory three times a year, and the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] teaching and support team is keen to keep its activities innovative by doing something different each time.

Leicestershire playground specialist, Red Monkey Play, has announced it’s renewed membership with British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) - a leading UK trade body for Educational Suppliers - after a successful first year of being involved with the organisation.

The company’s membership has recently lead to Managing Director, Simon Winfield, being appointed as Chairman of the Early Years Special Interest Group and has therefore subsequently joined the BESA National Executive Committee.

LIFE-Changing Stories, a campaign from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books to bring books and stories to life for North East children with additional needs has beaten its target of £7000 in under a month.

The museum and gallery, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, launched the campaign to raise £7000 to fund a range of fully accessible events and experiences that will allow children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities to step into their favourite stories in an inclusive and sensory environment.

12 students from Chancellors School in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, raised over £2,000 for the Royal Veterinary College charity, the Animal Care Trust (ACT), helping them to fund a vital piece of veterinary equipment. The money was raised as part of the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s annual Dragons Apprentice Challenge, in which students were tasked with turning £100 into £1000 (or more) for local charities.

On 13th March 2018, The Derby Conference Centre played host to iRail, a showcase event designed to educate students from across the region, about the great heritage of the rail industry in the city of Derby, and the technological and engineering opportunities available within rail.

The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, the Rt. Hon. Anne Milton MP, visited Fareham College today to learn about the £2.8m Local Growth Fund investment from the Solent LEP into the college’s £4.1m Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC).

Thirty professional cookery students from City College Norwich were treated to a master class by celebrity chef and former student Tom Aikens.

Tom returned to his old college to meet current students and showcase the techniques and standards he expects of budding chefs in his own restaurants. Using locally sourced produce including edible flowers and baby vegetables from Nurtured in Norfolk in Dereham, which supplies wholesalers and Michelin star restaurants with quality produce, Tom demonstrated a range of cooking skills.

Student Council representatives from two Dewsbury-based schools took part in a recycling initiative a workshop designed to encourage children to think differently about the materials they waste and what possibilities there are to make the world more sustainable.

The dynamic nature of ‘business’ is starting to be realised among students at Longsands Academy, Cambridgeshire, with year 8 pupils quickly becoming accustomed to the reality of what lies ahead post education.

 

Acclaimed international architecture practice Woods Bagot has secured planning permission from Wiltshire Council for a new library building on behalf of St Mary’s School in Calne.

St Mary’s Calne, an independent all girls’ boarding school founded in 1873, occupies a 25- acre site in the town and the new library will be located at the heart of the campus next to an existing and much-loved orchard. The result of close dialogue between Woods Bagot and

A group of students from UWC Atlantic College have been working with Rolls-Royce engineers to lay the foundations for a collaborative project which aims to design and develop new technologies that could save lives at sea.

Seven students at UWC Atlantic College in south Wales have been developing their ideas for new marine technologies, such as scouting drones, which could aid the search and rescue process at sea, alongside three of Rolls-Royce’s most experienced marine specialists.  

Now in the modern classrooms, technology has drastically evolved the way in which schools teach and children learn. However a long gone is the time where learning at school primarily revolved around the use of blackboards, chalks and textbooks.

The wide adoption of smartphones and tablets by students inside as well as outside the classroom has made studying more engaging and interactive. Consequently, the unquestionable benefits of introducing technology in the classroom has encouraged schools to annually spend an astonishing £900m on education technology.

Britain’s most famous maths whizz and committed educationalist, Carol Vorderman, has praised children across England

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