For the last 3 years, Think Global has been running the Global Educator of the Year Award, which recognises educators who have gone above and beyond in raising awareness and deepening understanding of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encouraging people to take action.

During Stress Awareness Month, editor Victoria Galligan speaks to Hitesh Dodhia, Superintendent Pharmacist at PharmacyOutlet.co.uk, about the mental health issues facing the teaching profession. 

Hitesh highlights the importance of recognising the signs of stress in staff, and the need for heads to implement better stress management within UK education.

Five schools and nurseries from across the UK have today been announced as winners of the Pocca Awards, an awards programme designed to recognise those settings that have an exceptional approach to outdoor learning.

We don’t need to tell you that finding funding can be exhausting. That’s why given it’s our 20th birthday this year, here at Playforce, we wanted to make sure we use the opportunity to get as many children playing as possible…

So, how can you get the funding in place? Here are just some of the routes you can go down in order to turn your great ideas into reality.



1. The Aviva Community Fund



The second Share a Pencil Day takes place on 23rd May 2018 to raise awareness for the 124 million children globally* who do not have access to an education.  

On Share A Pencil Day 2018, thousands of pupils in classrooms throughout the UK will share one pencil between two students to experience what life is like for children who cannot go to school or have to share the basic tools for learning like a pen or a pencil. 

Chester Zoo has enlisted the help of UK schoolchildren in its battle to save South East Asia’s endangered songbirds.

A North East college has joined forces with a top championship basketball club to help the brightest business students gain valuable employment skills and work experience.

 

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennia, people have been drawn to this sacred place but the story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern day Christianity in Roman York.

York Minster’s dedicated Learning Team deliver a wide range of fascinating workshops and tours which meet curriculum needs and give students memories that can last a lifetime.

Following my article published a few months back concentrating on my strong belief in the importance of educating kindness in schools, starting from the earliest age but most importantly continuing throughout the school years,  I am excited to let you all in on my new project. 

A grant from the Dudgeon Community Fund will enable Reepham High School to make greater use of its Observatory, supporting student STEM studies and enabling the local community to gain a greater understanding of the night sky in a county that is famed for its ‘big skies'.

The school stages community Stargazing evenings at its Observatory three times a year, and the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] teaching and support team is keen to keep its activities innovative by doing something different each time.