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Modern day Australian fairytale lands in UK

 

As teachers across the UK prepare to start a new academic year, a modern-day fairytale from a land far away is ready and waiting to take your students on an exciting adventure they will treasure for years to come.
The protagonist is a clumsy young inventor on a quest for true love, and the challenges he must face to find it. But it is also a tale of bravery, absurdity and happiness, and the power of these qualities over negativity and sheer grumpiness.

Free online courses from UCAS to help students, parents, and teachers make big decisions

UCAS has launched a series of innovative online courses to help today’s students, and the people who advise them, navigate the tricky business of deciding what to do when they leave secondary education.

Young people have a greater range of options than ever before when considering their next steps after school or college, and most rely on busy teachers or parents and carers for advice and guidance.

To help teaching staff and advisers explore university, college, work, apprenticeships, and other choices, and to advise their students about contemporary choices, UCAS is running a pair of free online courses: one for teachers and advisers, followed by an accompanying course for their students.

BAFTA Launches New Creative Careers Showcase And Online Quiz To Highlight Wide Variety Of Creative Careers In Film, Games & Television

BAFTA Launches New Creative Careers Showcase And Online Quiz To Highlight Wide Variety Of Creative Careers In Film, Games & Television

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is to hold its first ever dedicated careers event for teachers and careers advisers at its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly, London, on 9 November. The organisation has also launched a free online Careers Quiz designed for young people aged 12 – 18, which will be on show at the event.
 
Both the BAFTA Creative Careers Showcase and the BAFTA Careers Quiz have been designed to showcase the wide range of opportunities available to young people in the film, games and television industries in a bid to encourage more young people, whatever their background or skillset to consider careers in these competitive yet thriving sectors.
 

Sportsequip introduces new types of Timber Fitness Trail Equipment

Sportsequip introduces new types of Timber Fitness Trail Equipment

sportsequip have introduced brand new types of timber fitness trail equipment that can be supplied and installed at a fraction of the cost of steel outdoor gym equipment.

Stretch Stations™ are the most cost effective option and are designed to be used independently, without any fixed equipment. Stretch Stations™ provide gentler, easy to use, standalone exercises for school users. Each Stretch Station™ offers users a choice of two exercises (from a choice of 30).

Gym Trails™ are all low level, low impact and low cost exercise round log timber units which eliminate the risk of falls from height.

Shell calls on schools across the country to enter science challenge to power our future cities

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*£45,000 of educational prizes available for winning schools*

Shell today called for schools across Great Britain to enter The Bright Ideas Challenge, its national schools’ science competition, now in its third year. The competition invites students aged 11-14 to use their STEM skills and creativity to develop innovative solutions that could power our future cities. The prize for the best “bright idea” is £5,000 to super-size the winning school’s STEM teaching.

 

Total Environmental Compliance

Total Environmental Compliance

Founded as an independent company in 1995, Total Environmental Compliance Ltd (previously known as TEAMS Northern Ltd) are a leading UK based specialist in water hygiene and consultancy which provides services for Industrial, Commercial, Leisure and Healthcare Sectors in Legionella risk assessment, Water Hygiene including cleaning and disinfection, storage tank remedial works, etc, Analytical services (microbiological and chemical) from UKAS accredited laboratories, Chemical treatment for industrial & domestic LPHW as well as steam generating systems, open & closed cooling water and pool water systems.

 

Free GCSE Religious Studies resources launched by Bible Society Sources of Wisdom workbooks respond to the tougher GCSE Religious Studies examinations

Mike Otter

At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, the first students will sit exams for the strengthened GCSE Religious Studies courses, which were introduced in September 2016 as part of the reform of GCSE qualifications. These new Religious Studies GCSEs have seen a move away from a thematic approach and towards a greater focus on exploring the beliefs and practices of various religions through their sacred texts. 

 

College joins European drive to get women into STEM

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A North East college has joined forces with top academics and business leaders across Europe to encourage more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

 

Gateshead College was asked by the Association of Colleges (AoC) to host the EU Erasmus+ funded partnership event for the project ‘GirlsTech’, which attracted key members of the industry from countries including the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Slovenia. 

 

Drivesafe calls for action after big rise in child road deaths

Drivesafe

DriveSafe & StaySafe has called for a national focus on road safety education after a big rise in the number of children killed on Britain’s roads. 

The not-for-profit organisation behind The Conies, a family of cartoon characters that provide safety role models for children, has been shocked by the steep rise.

The number of under-15s killed on UK roads rose to 69 in 2016, up 28% on the previous year and the highest number since 2009, according to Department for Transport figures. The Government has stated that theses how “no clear trend”.

The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Education Outreach

·         Launch of new national poetry project with Amnesty International UK

·         Anne Robinson and Alan Bennett to announce inaugural David Vaisey Prize

·         ‘Beyond Words’ writing celebrated with exhibition at heart of Festival Village

·         2017 Launch of flagship project Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

 

More protection is needed for pupils and teachers after calls for schools to deploy lockdown plans

Klaus Allion

Following news that a teacher’s union is calling for schools across the UK to have lockdown plans to for emergencies, Klaus Allion, Managing Director at ANT Telecom, further examines what schools are doing to protect their staff. 

 

Whilst a number of schools are carrying out adhoc lockdown  drills, if a serious incident does arise, a pre-recorded alarm and message is played from a tannoy, with pupils getting under tables, teachers locking classroom doors, lights being turned off and window shutters pulled down – but is this enough?

 

Pocca confirmed as new canopy brand for schools market

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Pocca confirmed as new canopy brand for schools market by established schools canopy manufacturer and installer i2o Limited

 

I2o Limited, the long established national canopy provider, has today announced the re launch of a brand to lead its canopy work in the education sector. 

 

Introducing Pocca as i2o’s schools brand for the 2017 school year and beyond is a clear demonstration of the company’s commitment to the sector. Enabling schools and nurseries to utilise outdoor areas all year round. Pocca was originally used by i2o ten years ago and therefore already a familiar name in the market.