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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.

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.