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Pupils from a High Wycombe primary school stepped behind the camera at Discovery Channel on Friday, after their classmate scooped first prize in a national competition.
Lauren Croucher from Hughenden Primary School was the winner of the Make Your World Bigger competition – part of a Discovery Education and Discovery Channel initiative to keep children learning during the summer holidays.
Six Middlesex University London students are preparing to compete in WorldSkills UK, a national competition which pits them against some of the most talented young people across the country.
The three day competition is taking place from 17 to 19 November at the Skills Show, NEC Birmingham, the UK’s largest vocational skills and careers event and sees the students split into three Middlesex teams, two in the Robotics and one in the Mechatronics Higher categories.
Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Miller & Carter, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs is mixing up its attendance at The Skills Show, to give future school leavers an interactive experience and showcase the possibilities a career in hospitality can offer.
Engineer, bricklayer, beauty therapist, accountant, the list goes on and on: with so many careers on offer to today’s young people, the choice of which to pursue can be bewildering. To help clear the route to the ideal job, WorldSkills UK has linked up with educational provider SACU to create a unique test for visitors to this year’s Skills Show, the WorldSkills UK Careers Cloud.
At The Skills Show, held on the 17-19th November at the NEC, Festo is entering the Mechatronics Competition, part of WorldSkills UK. This year two of Festo's apprentices, Ben Nolan and Joshan Tailor make up the team.
Head teachers and senior leaders from across Yorkshire attended the leading education conference, Educated Yorkshire, on Thursday 10th November.
The free one-day conference gave delegates the chance to hear from the industry’s leading professionals on emerging themes and topics.
Opening the conference was Saci Lloyd, author of best-selling novel The Carbon Diaries and sixth teacher in East London, who discussed how creativity can be used to train and educate in a fast paced future as well as the importance of storytelling to inspire younger generations.
Research suggests teenagers are ‘ill-prepared’ in money management
Less than half of young people aged seven to 17 are receiving financial education at school.
Financial education is designed to teach children how to handle their finances confidently and is currently part of the curriculum across the UK.
However, just 4 in 10 young people in the UK say they’ve received financial education, according to new findings by the Money Advice Service, released at the launch of Financial Capability Week 2016.
A host of child safeguarding experts will unite for a second time this autumn on the 10th November at a safeguarding seminar designed for education professionals. The event, hosted by online safety software provider Impero Software, will see speakers from the UK Safer Internet Centre, Internet Watch Foundation, a Police Cyber Specialist Unit, Victvs, and E-Safety Adviser (Alan Mackenzie) deliver a series of presentations and workshops.
Leeds City College is embracing the digital age and hosting a ‘Google and the Cloud’ event on Thursday 3 November at its Printworks and Park Lane campuses.
Members of School Management, Network Managers, and those interested in new developments within the learning environment can attend one of two events taking place at 1pm and 4.30pm respectively.
PhoboPhobia, The London Bridge Experience & London Tombs, the home of Halloween, which is no surprise considering they have won the UKs scariest attraction, for 8 years in a row.
Northwest based accountancy and business advisory firm Leavitt Walmsley Associates (LWA) have been shortlisted at the nationally acclaimed British Accountancy Awards 2016, in the Most Innovative Practice category for independent firms. The firm based in Sale and Warrington have been recognised for implementing a number of modern, technological advancements to constantly improve their services over the past 18 months.
Bett Academies, a new event developed in consultation with senior education leaders in the UK, launches this week to provide advice, guidance and inspiration to academies, MATs and schools exploring academisation. The event takes place from 16 to 17 March at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries
Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017.
- 1 day festival of ideas, sparking new local opportunities -
SPARK:ED, the one-day festival of ideas sparking new local opportunities through innovation in digital education, will return to Brighton for its third consecutive year on Saturday 17th September. Taking place at the Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton, SPARK:ED has this year been commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival as part of its Education Strand.
The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts will be holding three open days in October.
The open days, which take place on 7, 13 and 14 October, are the perfect opportunity for parents who have children with a passion for performing to experience the excellent facilities at the school, meet the principal, Stefan Anderson, and senior members of staff and enjoy performances by pupils on all the vocational courses in the school’s very own Markova Theatre.
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