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Thirty professional cookery students from City College Norwich were treated to a master class by celebrity chef and former student Tom Aikens.
Tom returned to his old college to meet current students and showcase the techniques and standards he expects of budding chefs in his own restaurants. Using locally sourced produce including edible flowers and baby vegetables from Nurtured in Norfolk in Dereham, which supplies wholesalers and Michelin star restaurants with quality produce, Tom demonstrated a range of cooking skills.
The correct type of lighting can significantly improve children’s learning, especially if it is natural light, research shows.
Full spectrum lighting, including sunlight and artificial lighting that replicated natural light, is known to improve behaviour, reduce anxiety and boost health. In turn, these improvements translate to a marked improvement in learning.
St Hugh’s School, Woodhall Spa, didn’t let a downpour stand in the way of a magnificent day of fun and fundraising for charity.
More than 200 pupils, staff and parents took part in a muddy fun run and enjoyed an array of fundraising activities – all to raise money and awareness for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Matt Hampson Foundation.
The Cambridge Mathematics Symposium heard that the standard of maths in the UK is "not up to scratch" and experts are developing a new framework to address the problem in schools.
Representatives from the international mathematics community came together at the British Academy in London in March to hear a progress update on the new mathematics framework.
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.
A school has won a £750 prize to build a garden worthy of growing food for the healthiest packed lunch in Essex. The Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition was open to all primary and special schools in Essex. It encouraged pupils to design a kitchen garden plot and create a recipe for a healthy packed lunch using its produce.
Student Council representatives from two Dewsbury-based schools took part in a recycling initiative a workshop designed to encourage children to think differently about the materials they waste and what possibilities there are to make the world more sustainable.
From sexting to screen-grabbing: Charlotte Aynsley, Online Safety Consultant at RM Education and owner of E-safety Training and Consultancy, on what schools are dealing with when it comes to e-safety in an ever-evolving digital world.
While every school knows the importance of safeguarding in our digital world, it’s also important that they know and understand the most effective strategies to help safeguard their pupils online, both in and out of the classroom.
National education charity Future First's brand new primary schools project will see volunteers help build on its successful work in secondary which has seen educators harness the skills of alumni to support students.
The dynamic nature of ‘business’ is starting to be realised among students at Longsands Academy, Cambridgeshire, with year 8 pupils quickly becoming accustomed to the reality of what lies ahead post education.
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