A prestigious chess challenge for UK schools has won the support of a leading businessman and author.
Lord Mark Price, Minister of State for International Trade, made the decision to support and sponsor the Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge (the UK’s leading junior chess competition) in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of chess to young children.
The Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge, owned by previous UK Chess Champion, Sarah Hegarty, has been running for 21 years and has seen over 1,100 schools sign up to the challenge this year.
Almost a third of all primary school leavers lack basic water safety skills, a new report reveals.
The Swim Group’s Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety Review Group has issued a stark warning after uncovering startling statistics in their recent survey.
As curriculum pressures increase, swimming in primary schools is being placed on the back burner, but the Group warns that children will continue getting into difficulty in the water if improvements are not made.
Weekend classes for school children from low income families aimed at advancing STEM education and fundamental coding skills
BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy, today announces that its community investment partnership with Turinglab, an organisation dedicated to tackling the IT skills gap, has launched at Cockburn High School in Leeds. The programme teaches fundamental coding skills to school children, aged between 11 and 16, from low income families.
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.
Up to half a million children to learn outside on Outdoor Classroom Day on May 18th 2017
School children across the UK will join thousands of other schools all over the world to celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day- a global initiative that encourages teachers to take lessons outside.
Outdoor Classroom Day will be celebrated across the world in as many as 52 countries on May 18th 2017, with the aim of getting over half a million children learning and playing outside of their classroom.
Two hundred lucky school children will get a chance to see international masters in action at the ITF European Taekwon-Do Championships 2017, taking place at the Echo Arena between 26th- 30th April 2017.
A new education initiative launched at the national Big Bang Fair is opening the door to engineering for children across the country.
Junior Technology Tournaments are inviting school children to take part in a range of activities that encourages them to think about engineering.
Schools across England are set to benefit from a multi-million pound scheme to help give more children a healthy and active start to life.
A government announcement was made today regarding a new £415 million fund to improve on sports facilities and provide more opportunities for young people to get fit and healthy.
The funding will be rolled out to both primary and secondary schools, in addition to sixth-form colleges, across England who can use the funding to pay for facilities to support PE, extra-curricular activities and health eating.
Worlds are colliding after sporting legends team up with young people to boost education.
Arsenal Football Club played host to education secretary Justine Greening yesterday to celebrate the launch of a joint reading initiative between Arsenal in the Community and the University College London’s Institute of Education (IOE.)
‘70% of children aged five to 15 have access to a tablet, while 40% of five to 15s and 80% of 12 to 15s have a mobile phone.
Which means that each child – however diligent their parents have been about filtering and monitoring at home – is only as
safe as their least-protected friend’
A new report into digital resilience from family internet safety experts Parent Zone asks ‘Is it time to rethink online parental controls?’
Ordinary Magic for the Digital Age: Understanding Digital Online Resilience
by Rachel Rosen