Blogs

West Bromwich Albion FC is working with the Three Faiths Forum to help encourage young people in the Birmingham area to build good relations between all faiths, beliefs and cultures. The club’s legacy players, Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson overcame racist attitudes to inspire a generation of black footballers and today this approach is enhanced to include the perspective of religious and faith-based tensions.

Leicestershire Playground specialists  Red Monkey Play is proud to be supporting the Move It Boom initiative organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). To get the event up and running – literally – Red Monkey Play took part in a mascot’s race alongside the Trust’s five other partners.

 

At The Big Bang Fair this year, ZEISS are set to inspire the scientists of tomorrow with a full Digital Classroom set-up, a showcase of Microsculpture insect photography and the chance to win a science assembly with the BBC One Show’s resident scientist!

The British education system is revered all over the world, with the standard of teaching and breadth of curriculum earning global admiration.

Four of the country’s universities currently reside in the top ten in the world rankings and it is female students in particular who are making the most of this respected higher education structure – they are more than a third more likely to go to university than boys.

Connect has been named the Secondary & Higher Education Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year winner in GESS Education Awards 2018, honouring the outstanding customer care and exceptional standard of service to education. Connect were announced as winners at the GESS Education Awards gala dinner on February 28, 2018 at the H Hotel in Dubai.

Rapid Electronics is continuing to offer huge support to the next generation of engineers through its educational programme in 2018. 

One of the UK’s leading distributors of electronic components, cables and connectors, electronics and tools, the Colchester-based company also excels with its educational resources.

MD James Bates is excited by the work being undertaken by Rapid in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector:

Parents are losing confidence in the benefits of weekend jobs for youngsters, despite helping children learn about the working world, a new study has discovered. Research by home education provider Oxford Home Schooling has found that increasingly fewer parents believe that weekend jobs are important for older children to understand managing money.

According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further. 

Educational technology specialist becomes Google for Education Partner

28% of parents worry that technology in schools is leading to a decrease in attention spans

A recent survey conducted by an online label company revealed 88% of people acknowledge that technology has an overwhelmingly positive effect on students, although 28% are concerned that it could lead to a reduction in attention span.

The Great Abbot’s Lea School Bake Off

A group of talented senior students from Abbot’s Lea School have been crowned ‘Star Bakers’ as part of its show-stopping Bake Off competition.

The  -based school, which specialises in high-quality holistic education for students with autism and a range of associated learning needs, invited its Key stage four classes to bake and build bespoke gingerbread creations.

In the age of a digital world, it’s never been more important for pupils to get to grips with computing and computational thinking. As exciting as the digital world is, it can also pose a danger to those who don’t know what is safe, and what is not.

Five steps to finding out

Louise Doyle, director of quality assurance experts Mesma, says that in a shifting landscape, good practices allow education decision makers to stay in control while improving quality, balance and control.

Chris Budd, Head of UK Sales at Watco, the UK’s leading manufacturer of industrial strength flooring products, gives tips and advice on jobs to be done this winter. 

1 – Waterproofing

Tags
Categories

Digital Schoolhouse, delivered by Ukie, the only trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment industry, uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the new Computing curriculum. In September, it brought together educators, businesses, students and public sector professionals to discuss the digital skills gap.