Events

Despite the UK’s evolving employment and commercial landscape, it has become readily apparent that we are now facing a ‘skills deficit’ in the provision of Modern Foreign Languages within schools.

The British Council’s Language Trends Survey 2016/2017 has revealed that since 2012, schools have faced shortfalls in pupils studying a second language, with a 37% reduction at GCSE level.

PRIMARY school children in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow came together to take part in free running events on May 10 and 11, organised by GO Run For Fun, the events saw 1180 children participate in total, aged between five and 10.

Partnering with Aberdeenshire Council and Glasgow City Council, GO Run For Fun welcomed 35 primary schools from across Scotland at Aden County Park, Aberdeenshire and Robroyston Park, Glasgow to tackle the 2 kilometre routes.

Over 400,000 pupils registered for Big Pedal event with world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont

More than 1,000 schools and 400,000 pupils are taking on the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’, as part of Sustrans Big Pedal event 2018 with world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont.

The UK-wide event, which runs from Monday 23 April to Friday 4 May, will see pupils, parents and teachers leave their cars at home and get on their bikes and scooters for their journeys to and from school.

Children’s running organisation GO Run For Fun has announced ambitious plans to get children aged between five and 10 more active this year by participating in its free events across the UK. 
 
The organisation, which is run in partnership with the Great Run series, aims to get a total of 55,000 children running by the end of the 2018.
 
Since starting in 2013, GO Run For Fun has already welcomed over 200,000 young runners across its events in the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Mexico and the USA.

Last Friday (23 February), national training provider BB Training Academy was presented with the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award at the esteemed Tes FE Awards, in recognition of the provider’s Ofsted outstanding rated courses.
 
Held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London, the Tes FE Awards recognises the training providers and colleges that deliver courses which engage with learners and offer them the best chance to develop and succeed in their chosen careers.  
 

The National Young Writers’ Awards is set to return with a bang as world renowned best-selling children’s author David Walliams has been named judge for 2018!  The competition, organised by tuition provider, Explore Learning, has been running for ten years and has inspired hundreds of thousands of children across the UK to put pen to paper and give writing a try. 

Caledonian shortlisted for national offsite awards

An innovative SMART construction project from Caledonian has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Offsite Awards.

The judging team shortlisted Caledonian in the Education Project of the Year category for the turnkey solution it provided on the striking new £2.5m sports complex at Ashville College in Harrogate. The project was completed by Caledonian in partnership with HLM Architects.

BenQ UK, the internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, will showcase its latest interactive classroom collaboration solutions at BETT 2018 (24th – 27th January 2018) at the ExCeL London on Stand: B180.

Bett 2018 is a celebration of education and the role it plays in helping students prepare for the future. With popular predictions stating that many of the jobs that today’s children will do don’t even exist yet, the role of education is more important than ever before, and technology and innovation are key factors in helping us all to meet the challenges of the future.   

 

London Grid for Learning promotes new initiatives;  DigiSafe, CyberProtect, Let’s Get Digital and Bridge of the Divide, as well as new educational content for KS2 history, English and art

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A mum of two has written a toolkit which assists primary school teachers in empowering their pupils to overcome bullying in the playground this Anti-bullying Week.

With this year’s Anti-Bullying Week taking place this week(13-17 November), Laura Gilchrist – author of ‘Playground Buddies’ – is keen to raise awareness of how her toolkit could make a profound difference in many children’s lives.

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A national training provider of 1,500 childcare, management and catering apprentices has been recognised for its commitment to training and skills development with a Princess Royal Training Award.

Busy Bees Training was one of only 40 recipients, including Barclays and Waitrose, to be presented with the award by HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony which took place at St James’s Palace on 2 November 2017.

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An East London teacher will be flying to Switzerland in the New Year, after winning a science and nutrition competition for primary schools.

Sally Peckover, from Redlands Primary School in Stepney Green, was the winner of Food for Thought, a UK-wide competition organised by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Foundation as part of a drive to boost children’s learning about food.

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People across Wales have until Thursday 30 November to nominate outstanding teachers in Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru and with three extra categories, there are even more opportunities to celebrate the very best in Welsh education.

Nominations have already been flooding in from across Wales for the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru 2018 but there is still one month to give an excellent educational professional the recognition they deserve. Organisers are especially looking for teachers leading the way in digital learning.

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2017-10-23T01:00:00

Teachers from primary schools across the UK joined science, nutrition and health experts at a national pupil wellbeing summit in London this week.

Hosted by Discovery Education and Alimentarium Foundation, Food For Thoughtsaw educators and specialists meet for a day of dynamic workshops, experiments and seminars exploring healthy eating and body image in primary school age pupils.