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Here, our editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Learnit team to find out the background behind the new-for-2019 show and what educators can expect to see…
How did the team come together?
The Learnit team consists of Anil Aggarwal, an American tech-entrepreneur and investor, and Katy Fryatt, a Cambridge University graduate and a millennial parent. They met whilst developing the world’s most important events for fintech and retail innovation: Money20/20 and Shoptalk.
Learnit aims to be “world-changing” – how does it hope to do this?
International Airlines Group (IAG) and Rocking Ur Teens are teaming up to hold a one-day energetic and interactive conference for teenage girls aged 13 and 14. According to WISE, women make up just 23% of those in core STEM occupations in the UK and 24% of those working in core STEM industries.
To grow these figures, IAG and Rocking Ur Teens will showcase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers where traditionally girls are underrepresented and get them excited about the prospect of a job in one of these areas, that they may not have previously considered.
The academic year may be barely half a term old, but if you're organising your school's summer 2019 leavers Prom, now is the time to start planning ahead.
The first step is to book the venue. And, with its modern decor and comfortable surroundings, the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon offers the perfect backdrop to your event.
Accrington and Rossendale College is supporting a national week of activity designed to celebrate Further Education Colleges and fight for fair funding for the sector.
Colleges Week takes place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018 and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges' campaign. This campaign is calling on Government to give colleges better funding and fair pay to ensure they can continue to fulfil a crucial role in the education system and provide the high quality skills provision our country needs.
Bett, the world’s oldest and largest EdTech exhibition, today announces a collaboration with Learnit, the brand new, venture-backed conference for the global learning ecosystem. This January, a group of Bett’s 35,000+ visitors, 200+ speakers and 850+ exhibitors will also be able to participate in Learnit at the QEII Centre in Westminster as one of its 1,000+ attendees, 150+ speakers, or 50+ sponsors.
Build pupils’ critical literacy skills and help children to spot fake news. Primary school teachers and staff from across Manchester are invited to a special news-themed event at The Sharp Project this month, hosted by Discovery Education.
‘Day of Discovery Manchester’ - Tuesday 18th September 9am-4pm - will show primary schools how they can ignite pupil interest in current affairs and help children to distinguish fact from fiction.
The Education Show, the go-to annual event for schools to buy resources and equipment, is moving date and location to be positioned in Excel, London for 24-25 January 2019. By moving to London, it will coincide with its sister show Bett and extend its reach to the education market. Together they will host the world’s largest gathering of the education community for both UK and international visitors, who will discover new products and suppliers as well as keep up to date with new developments and best practice in the sector.
Following its popularity at previous events, the Early Years Breakfast Summit will be returning to this year’s Childcare Expo Midlands in September, where it has been announced that Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of the National Day Nurseries Association, will chair the summit.
Childcare Expo is the largest trade event for early years practitioners in the UK, which introduced the Early Years Breakfast Summit in 2013, and since then has successfully brought together leaders in early years to discuss current topics and challenges facing the sector.
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.
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