High note for child road safety

 child road safety

Children’s road safety heroes The Conies have struck a chord with one of the UK’s leading recruitment groups as the nation celebrates Road Safety Week (November 20-26).


Midlands-based Pertemps Network Group has matched the money raised by the charity from buskingand other musical fundraising events across Europe to the tune of £10,000.


The brainchild of Fay Goodman, Director of Birmingham road safety organisation DriveSafe & StaySafe, The Conies are an animated family of traffic cones that take part in amusing and instructive adventures to help children improve their road safety.


Education charity Future First appoints new chief executive

Education charity Future First appoints new chief executive

The national education charity Future First has appointed a new chief executive officer to guide the charity through its next phase of development and growth. 

Matt Lent will join Future First from UK Youth in January where he is currently Director of Partnerships and Policy leading on cross-sector partnerships, income generation, impact measurement and national policy. He brings 25 years of experience in the voluntary and education sector working extensively with businesses, funders, schools, charities, and government.

Educators and parents urged to prevent children from ‘playing chicken’

Conies charity

Fay Goodman, founder of new Birmingham-based children’s safety education charity The Conies and well-known regional campaigner as managing director of DriveSafe & StaySafe, is urging parents to be extra vigilant about their children’s safety as school summer holidays get under way.


Encouraging the Government to launch a public child safety education campaign in the face of a widespread increase in daredevil activities known as ‘playing chicken’, Fay said:


Schools called go dotty for vital sight-loss charity

Children across the UK invited to go dotty for charity

Schools across the nation are being called to go dotty this spring to raise money for a valuable sight-loss charity. 

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is asking schools up and down the UK to "Wear dots and raise lots" in support of its vital work. 

"Wear dots...raise lots" is an annual fundraiser, which will be taking place in May. It  is inspired by Louis Braille's system which features raised dots and revolutionised reading and writing for people with sight problems. 

The UK is currently home to more than two million people who are affected by sight loss, with one person beginning to lose their sight every 15 minutes. 

Leading actress supports scheme to raise aspirations among UK school pupils

Julie Walters is support Future First's campaign to raise aspirations in state schools

A leading actress has backed a campaign to inspire young people to achieve more by building alumni networks in every state school in the UK. 

BAFTA award-winning actress Julie Walters is supporting a campaign by national education charity Future First to help raise aspirations among young people by building connections with former students. 

This week celebrates Back to School Week, an event that has seen schools across Birmingham welcome back former pupils to work closely with existing students.

University course launches new medical course to improve diversity

leicester-logo.gifA new university course has been announced to make a career in medicine more accessible. 

The University of Leicester has teamed up with a local charitable trust to launch the programme after discovering figures in a recent report. 

The Class Pay Gap report found that almost three-quarters of doctors come from privileged backgrounds while less than six per cent come from working-class backgrounds. 

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