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Eleanor Baggaley is using her life experiences to help children and their parents to deal with maths, self-confidence and goal-setting

When Eleanor Baggaley received inspiration from two special people in her life, she didn't realise that her journey was about to take her away from mainstream maths education to a life of self-employment, book writing and empowering children through her experiences. But now Eleanor has one children's book published and has two more in the pipeline, all three named after her own children, Maya, Oscar and Ava.

STEM Learning is delighted to announce that, Esh Group is the winner of the Inspirational STEM Engagement Project award at the recent prestigious STEM Inspiration Awards.

These awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects across the UK and are organised by STEM Learning – the largest provider of STEM education and careers support to schools, colleges and other groups working with young people across the UK.

This year’s winners are:

Cambridge Regional College (CRC), with campuses in Huntingdon and Cambridge, has been recognised by the Huntingdonshire Business Awards for its contribution to projects in the local community.

The College has been shortlisted in the ‘Projects Making a Difference in the Community’ category, a title which the College has won consecutively for at least the last five years.

HLM, a leading design and architecture practice with studios in Glasgow, has announced its new partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW).

HLM’s contribution to academic life in Glasgow has expanded through its involvement with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow. HLM’s Marketing Executive, Amy Ogilvy, who is based in the Glasgow studio, has become a DYW Ambassador on behalf of the practice.

The Oldershaw Academy, located in Wirral, is an 11 - 19 secondary school that’s home to 800 pupils.

Learning a musical instrument has long been valued by educationalists for its effects on cognitive development and its impact on social and emotional skills. But music charity executive Rob Adediran says that we are missing one of its most important collateral benefits: resilience. Adediran is the executive director of London Music Masters a charity which has taught over 2500 children in the past ten years. He explains why resilience might be music’s greatest gift to young people today.

Pudsey Bear, the BBC Children in Need mascot, will be joining Twinkl to go live on Twitter. The iconic bear will be joining Twinkl, the Proud Schools Partner of BBC Children in Need, in a take over of its Twitter account in the run up to the BBC Children in Need Appeal night on 16 November 2018.

Pudsey will be joining Twinkl to tweet live from @twinklresources from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wednesday 14th November. 

 Children and schools across the UK are being invited to send in their questions to @twinklresources adding the hashtag #PudseyTakeover. 

Gratnells, providers of award-winning trays and storage systems used by schools in more than 60 countries worldwide, has confirmed its collaboration with Makeblock, the leading STEAM education solution provider, to supply classroom management and storage systems to the Chinese education market.

Principals by CH&CO has made two key appointments to its operations team, reflecting its strong growth.

Colin Wills and Verity Butcher have joined the team in the roles of operations director for secondary schools and operations manager for London primary schools, respectively, as the specialist state school caterer welcomed 16 new schools to its portfolio for the 2018/19 school year.

Cambridge Regional College has developed a unique training programme, the first of its kind in the UK, designed to empower apprentices to become coaches and mentors to fellow apprentices.

What better way to celebrate International Men's Day and Anti-Bullying Week, than by inspiring and engaging a room full of teenage boys, helping them to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions, tackle bullying and grow their confidence and self-esteem? Rocking Ur Teens teamed up with Thomson Reuters to do just that at its one-day energetic and interactive event for 13 and 14-year-old boys on Monday.

A family-run business based in Manchester has been recognised for its dedicated support of independent retailers at the annual British Schoolwear Association Awards. Manchester-based David Luke Schoolwear was awarded Best Schoolwear Supplier 2018 at the annual Schoolwear Association Awards. A fantastic achievement for the thriving business which dispatched in excess of 250,000 blazers during the back to school buying season of 2018.

Male students are as much as 50% more likely to apply to prestigious Ivy League or Russell Group universities than their female counterparts, according to new research by university and careers guidance platform, BridgeU.

The research, which reviewed 21,949 university applications from global IB students during the 2017-18 academic year, also revealed that female applicants are as much as 200% more likely to receive an offer for their chosen university, when compared to their male peers.

You may not have realised but in recent months 60 Second Histories has quietly been improving its website and resources. From new films and interactive quizzes to a brand *NEW* single-teacher license.  It’s EPIC value!  

Yes, we’ve been listening to teachers and appreciate how, already tight, school budgets are becoming ever more stretched.