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Westland New Horizon fund offers £1,000 to schools

Westland Horticulture, home to brands such as Big Tom, Boost, Resolva, Unwins, and Kent & Stowe, is excited to announce the New Horizon Fund that will support school gardening projects across the UK and Ireland in 2024.  Is your local school’s outdoor space in need of some love and care to help it thrive? At […]

Teachers Believe Ebooks Benefit Primary Pupils’ Reading But Only A Third Have Access

ebooks benefit primary school pupils

A new report on the impact of eBooks on reading for pleasure has been published by the National Literacy Trust in association with Pearson, the world’s leading digital media learning company. The report, Using eBooks to support reading for pleasure in 2023 brings together responses from more than 500 primary educators, including classroom teachers, headteachers and SENCOs, […]

Schools stalling on sustainability despite it being ‘a top priority’

Amidst ongoing challenges, research from school transport specialist Kura reveals that sustainability is taking a backseat for school leaders, highlighting a disconnect between targets and action.  Despite carbon footprint reduction being a top priority for 42% of school leaders, there is little action being taken, particularly when it comes to the carbon-emitting school run. Just 9% plan […]

From camouflage to classroom – troops to teachers by George Vlachonikolis

George Vlachonikolis Author of From Camouflage to Classroom

In 2013, the UK government introduced the Troops to Teachers scheme to facilitate ex-military service personnel to re-train as teachers. Over the following 5 years, some 363 ex-service personnel had been recruited (with 65 leaving before graduation), receiving PGCE tuition at the University of Brighton. Dr Mark Price, course tutor, Troops to Teachers, wrote, ‘It […]

Nanogirl’s Lab – a fun-filled science experiment every weekday

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Join Nanogirl™ as she gains STEM superpowers – including creating COVID-19 fighting super-soap A new science adventure every weekday for just 50p per day. Children join Nanogirl™ on her quest to gain superpowers using STEM. Child-friendly COVID-19 videos – including making your own virus-fighting super-soap!  Buy one, give one – for each subscription purchased, Nanogirl’s Lab will […]

Resource bank showcases careers in the creative sector

careers - a team during the festival challenge

For students who wish to pursue a career in the creative industries, it can be difficult to see the relevance of studying subjects such as maths, English and science. So Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Burberry have teamed up to launch the latest FutureGoals careers resources which will help the region’s young people learn […]

Get free VE Day 75 resources for your assembly!

VE Day 75 assembly resource

The Royal British Legion assembly plans will help schools across the UK commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. As the nation comes together to honour the Second World War generation on 8th May, The Royal British Legion has launched a range of new assembly resources to help pupils explore their shared heritage of Remembrance and commemorate […]