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CREATING WAVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY The BVS ECOtouch Interactive Touch Screens are creating a wave of interest in the touch screen arena. The low price and excellent quality have made the ECOtouch a very attractive proposition for schools looking to move to this new technology.

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The new comedy science animation show—It’s Not Rocket Science—is a 10-episode series that has been developed using solutions and tools from leading creative software developer The Foundry.

Created by retired Canadian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, together with his son Evan, the series seeks to address current issues and misunderstood science topics, from vaccinations to climate change. An animated Commander Hadfield and his space pug Albert will use humorous narrative and anecdotes to educate viewers of all ages.

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Staff sickness is a major issue for any school and, with the average daily charge to schools for a supply teacher being as much as £100 higher than the daily pay rate for the absent teacher, costs can escalate quickly!   For example, it cost one school in Birmingham more than £500,000 to cover staff absences and fourteen schools in Birmingham each spent more than £200,000 on supply teachers. This is why it’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of persistent infections like colds, flu and stomach bugs within the school environment to keep staff fit and healthy.  

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Service Sound Ltd offers the supply, installation and service of sound equipment for educational centres, community centres and houses of worship. Established 10 years ago and based in South East England we cover any location in the U.K. and are currently a preferred supplier of Kent County Council and surrounding counties. Our company provides sound and audio equipment to a variety of educational establishments that is to be used in halls for assemblies, school concerts/productions, meetings, etc. This service is also available for community centres and houses of worship.

With over 23,000 members and a wide range of services, offers and facilities, the University of Southampton Students’ Union is one of the biggest in the country.

The University is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and the Union has recently released a 2020 Vision Plan, with the ultimate objective of becoming one of the top ranked unions in the UK within the next five years. To help them achieve this status, SUSU have appointed Holdens - one of Manchester’s leading integrated creative agencies - for a comprehensive brand review.

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Eden Foodservice, part of Interserve, has launched an ‘Art of Food’ drawing competition across primary schools throughout the UK. The winning school will be rewarded with their drawing being created into a bespoke piece of artwork by a local artist, up to the value of a £1,000.

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Key Training, one of England’s largest providers of 16-19 apprenticeships is better prepared for Ofsted inspections after boosting its self-assessment and improvement planning using experienced online education software and quality assurance specialists Mesma.

Operating nationally, Key Training secures work for young people not in employment, educator or training, and offers apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the UK alongside work-based learning and courses to help young people improve their work skills.

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