TARLETON COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2016 Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 17 June. 

Over 1,500 singers from 50 school choirs entered the competition this year in heats which took place across the County. Ten finalists were whittled down from five heats to make it to the Grand Final.



A 10-year-old Shrewsbury schoolgirl with a passion for making cakes and croissants has won a Right Royal Bake Off to design a special treat fit for the Queen. Hannah Main’s cake creation was crowned overall winner of a Morris Care  competition to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which was open to residents, family and friends of its six care homes.


Bring your school together at the beginning of the new academic year in aid of a wonderful cause for children. On Friday 23rd September, thousands of pupils and teachers will be wearing their jeans to school in exchange for a small donation. 1 child in 25 is affected by a genetic disorder. The money schools raise on Jeans for Genes Day makes a real difference to their lives.WIN!


The issue of protecting children’s internet use has never been more topical than now. Sadly, parents and teachers can’t monitor entirely what children do when they are browsing the internet, and kids don’t always know when a certain behaviour may put them at risk. 

Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to announce that after the success of last year’s event Children’s Art Week will return in 2016, from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June, and previous school participants explain just how easy it is to get involved.

Virtual field trip marks 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and is being broadcast to schools worldwide

Schools around the world are tuning in to a unique digital broadcast today,22nd April, as part of global celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.


Trainee teachers from Leeds Trinity University organised an archaeological dig for more than 60 students, aged 7 to 9 years, at a Primary School in Leeds.

Leeds City College is competing in this year’s National Theatre Connections Competition 2016 with a group of Acting students performing an adaptation of Davey Andersons ‘Blackout’. The competition will see schools and colleges around the country battle it out to be crowned the best performers of the crime drama.

Kid with jet pack draw sketch on wall. Child playing at home. Success, leader and winner concept

Families across Britain are urged to enter themselves and their families into the first National Unplugging Day Awards in celebration of the best off line activities such as painting, drawing, photography and writing. The National Unplugging Awards are now open for entries until the 5 June 2016.

Ten school choirs taking part in the ‘Last Choir Singing’ competition have made it to the Grand Final taking part on 17 June 2016 at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall.

After some gruelling competition at the regional heats which took place throughout March the finalists will now perform in front of a full house and impress judges with performances ranging from classical to pop.

Prepare your pencil cases and sharpen your stationery because with only a few weeks to go, National Stationery Week is calling on children, teachers and parents to get involved during April 25-May 1! 

The exciting yearly event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate those packed-out pencil cases and write a poem, a story or small notes to friends and family by hand.

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"342","attributes":{"class":"media-image aligncenter size-medium wp-image-8290","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"300","height":"200","alt":"egg"}}]]The Easter bank holiday is the perfect chance to spend some quality time together as a family. If you go out of your way to do something special this year, it can make for a memorable weekend for you and your kids.


Language Show Scotland, is an exciting new show for language enthusiasts (Glasgow’s SECC 11-12 March 2016). The show is completely free and it’s for everyone who teaches languages, works in the language industry or has a love for language learning and foreign cultures. I have linked more information about the show including a list of key seminars, classes, workshops and speakers below.