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Over 600 school children across London take part in free book festival aimed at inspiring a love of reading  

Over 600 children from 16 London primary schools have taken part in a special book festival aimed at inspiring a new generation of booklovers.  

Kingsley Napley LLP is delighted to announce the launch of The Legal Apprentice, a nationwide competition, in conjunction with The Times, which invites year-12 pupils from all 4,168 secondary schools across the UK to compete to win a place as a solicitor apprentice at the London-based law firm.    
 
The brainchild of Stephen Parkinson, Kingsley Napley’s newly-appointed Senior Partner, The Legal Apprentice embodies Stephen’s and the firm’s desire to expand legal career opportunities to students from non-traditional backgrounds who are underreprese
Pupils from Babington House School in Chislehurst came face to face with astronaut Tim Peake at a special event in London recently.

The six students were invited to meet the astronaut by Empiribox during a visit to New Scientist Live. Taking place at London’s Excel, the event is the world’s biggest science exhibition and attracts visitors from across the globe. 

Craig Fearnsides, product expert at Smoothwall monitoring solutions, talks to QA Education about the rise in teen suicides in the digital era...

The number of teen suicides has risen dramatically in the past seven years. Cyberbullying is clearly more widespread and more impactful than face-to-face bullying. Why do you think this is?

Ask any teacher and they will tell you that ‘teaching’ is just part of it. There is the responsibility to safeguard children in their care, create an atmosphere conducive to learning, the need to adequately prepare students for examinations... There’s marking, teacher-parent meetings, lesson planning... the list goes on. And on... With so many responsibilities, professional development can seem more like a ‘nice-to-have’ than a feasible commitment.

For many young people, Christmas is a special time celebrated with friends and family. But for some it can be a lonely day - filled with abuse and neglect like any other.

The history of Google

You and your students probably use it every day – but how did Google come about and what has it achieved in its 20 year history? Here, Mediaworks look at one of the world's most valuable companies…

 

The history of Google

 

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For many children, the start of the new school year is a time of great excitement. The first day back after the summer holidays is a great time to catch up with friends, but it’s also a time to look to the future and take advantage of the many exciting opportunities that are in store.

Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) is the first school in the world to use new technology and expert methodology to aid staff to develop the highest performance through self- and guided coaching.

We can’t escape the fact the UK is facing a ticking obesity timebomb with children not getting enough exercise and activity.  MUGAs are a great way to encourage young people to move more without it feeling like a chore

Gone are the days where children just want to play football, rugby, cricket, netball and hockey at school. There is a whole world of different sports available and also an eclectic mix of students that need to feel challenged and stimulated by physical activity and these traditional sports can sometimes dis-engage rather than engage in physical activity.

The TCT Inspired Minds Classroom, powered by CREATE Education, is providing 12 schools the opportunity to explore STEM and the ever-expanding industry that is additive manufacturing in a three-hour show floor experience at the TCT Show.

Lucie Parkes, formal learning manager at the Historic Royal Palaces highlights the impact of music  for boosting self-confidence and  learning across the curriculum.  

Stewart Garden, part of the Global Keter Group, is pleased to announce that St Mark’s Church of England Junior School, Gloucestershire, has won its Schools Programme 2018 competition. 

The annual contest, which was set up to reward the gardening skills and creativity of schoolchildren aged between six and eleven across the UK, was very tough this year. However, the Cheltenham-based school came out on top, securing themselves a prize of £1,000 to spend at their local garden centre. 

Ashfords legal, professional and regulatory services experts offer advice on how to keep your pupils safe in the event of a fire, and what to do to ensure you are meeting regulations on fire safety in schools…

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June last year, the importance of  fire safety systems has come in to focus.

One sector reviewing this area is education.  Many school buildings have cladding which is not fire resistant and contains asbestos. Often, schools are not fitted with sprinkler systems.

QA Education Books – Top Picks. We take a look at some of the latest children’s titles as well as CPD books.

See the “competitions” section to be in with a chance of winning books throughout the year…

Science, technology and engineering are critical to the future of Britain and the wider world. However, as the new school year starts, Britain’s parents feel the next generation of scientists could be at risk if schools don’t keep up with technological and scientific advances, new research has found. The research quizzed parents of about current science lessons and their own memories of science at school.

Bournemouth & Poole College is home to 11,000+ students from across the region, the UK and the world. The institution is the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the surrounding area. The college supports a range of values, among them a passion for learning and success, within a supportive and caring environment. In order to uphold these values, it is important that the college offers the best learning experience that is supportive to the needs of every student.

The Actives has been selected to join London’s leading SportTech, FitTech and HealthTech incubator programme, SportTechHub.

The incubator, which is backed by London Sport and supported by PwC, Fieldfisher, London & Partners and Loughborough University London, works to support the development of physical activity and sport, and will see The Actives work closely with London Sport and a range of physical activity stakeholders as part of broader efforts to align technology and physical activity strategies across the country.

Nearly a quarter of 11 to 16 year-olds (24%) say that performing well in school exams and tests causes them the greatest amount of anxiety as a young person today, according to a survey of 2,381 secondary school pupils by Ipsos MORI on behalf of The Key, the organisation providing leadership and management support to schools.

by Caroline Offord from the RSPB

Do you remember the feel of sand in your toes, the darkness of a cave as you looked for bears or the thrill of climbing your first tree?

To many people it would seem obvious that having access to play, learning outdoors and exploring the world around you is an essential part of childhood.