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Gratnells' latest addition to its Callero family of storage solutions has won a prestigious industry award.

The MakerSpace trolley, launched at the BETT fair in early 2018 under the banner "Creating spaces for creative minds", is designed to respond to the growing trend for collaborative learning, especially in STEM and STEAM subject areas.

Developed and manufactured by Gratnells at its production plant in Harlow, Essex, MakerSpace reflects the growing trend to expand science, technology, engineering, arts and maths subjects in schools.

Dr Andy Cope has spent the past 15 years studying the science of positive psychology, culminating in a ‘PhD in Happiness’ from Loughborough University. He delivers wellbeing workshops for business and schools, he is also best-selling author of the personal development Art of Being Brilliant Series, HAPPINESS and SHINE as well as the Children's book series Spy Dog. Here, he discusses the new GCSE in Wellbeing which he launched recently…

Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy, busy … dead!

Mr Ryan Edward Major from Newcastle University has been announced as one of this year's winners of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow's UK Dental Undergraduate Award.

Mr Ryan Edward Major is a current Bachelor of Dental Surgery graduand from Newcastle University. Hailing from Warrington, Ryan is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. From September 2018, Ryan is to embark on a two-year longitudinal foundation and core training programme based in Yorkshire involving primary and secondary care dental posts.

Having positively impacted the lives of over 1,000 teenagers and teachers over the last 3 years, Rocking Ur Teens is holding a special event at the Houses of Parliament to celebrate this achievement and mark the milestone. 

Taking place on 4th July, the event will bring together teenagers from across the UK to continue the positive work Rocking Ur Teens does to support teenagers in a safe, fun, environment to learn, share and grow whilst providing effective tools to help them navigate their teenage years. 

Vocational Examinations, both communication and performance, promote, encourage and develop hidden talents and give children the opportunity of being successful human beings. 

Vocational qualifications offer a different education, and substantially broaden the horizons of those who have access to these additional qualifications, as well as being progressive, up to degree level. 

Disciplines such as Speech and Drama look at how dialect adds colour to a language.  Learners will study how the English Language is constructed and spoken.

Numerous studies indicate that tomorrow’s jobs will demand “creative problem-solving skills.” But what exactly are these skills? And are they being taught effectively to the next generation – a group facing a massive shift in job requirements as workplace automation becomes more prevalent? We caught up with Tacy Trowbridge, Global Lead, Education Programs at Adobe to find out more….

Q: Tell us more about Adobe’s study into creative problem-solving skills? 

Experience the headache free fundraisers! They do the hard work for you!

Time is precious, the Initiatives Fundraising’s method helps you create your own school aprons, tea towels or bags with children’s self portrait on. Initiatives Fundraising will provide you with a quick and efficient way to create your fundraiser with a guaranteed quality product. Raise funds for all events: be it school year, keepsakes, mother's day, Christmas or summer fair!

Following a successful pilot programme, The Actives Challenge – a new digital platform that engages children in health and wellbeing – is being made available to primary schools all around the UK for the 2018/19 academic year. 
 

Dan Sullivan, founder of Empiribox - a whole-school solution that makes it easy for primary schools to deliver inspiring, thought-provoking science in their classrooms - shares his thoughts on the UK deficit in the STEM workforce and the need to nurture the next generation of scientists by embedding a love of the subject at primary school. 

In the 2017 Government Green Paper ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ 50% of UK businesses reported a shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates when recruiting. 

Schools across the country could be in with a chance of securing free music scoring software courtesy of leading music technology provider Steinberg to mark this year’s Make Music Day (June 21).

Around 100 schools nationwide will be gifted copies of Dorico Elements, the music notation software that helps students write, print and play back music to a high professional standard.

According to the Engineering UK Engineering Brand Monitor Survey (EBM), the EBM Survey, we need to to close the ever-increasing skills gap in the engineering sector, capturing the minds of the next generation must be a key focus for the industry moving forward. Here, as we mark International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2018, Andrew Keith, engineering director at power resistor manufacturer, Cressall, looks at what can be done to tackle the engineering skills gap.

Negative feedback or poor results in class cause more than a fifth of primary school pupils to ‘switch off’ from the lesson, TokensFor research suggests. 

A survey asking parents to describe how their child would react in such circumstances found that 22.8% believe their offspring would simply lose interest in the subject. 

The data, gathered by school tokens manufacturer TokensFor, also found that almost 20% of children would be self-critical and lose confidence, while one in 10 would believe they were right and the teacher was wrong. 

Healthcare innovation company, Chanua Health, has built a 3D-printed brain to teach students about mental health. With support via the LCR 4.0 project and delivery partner Sensor City, Chanua Health was able to access and implement 3D printing technology to create a model that enables students to learn about the different parts of the brain in an interactive and engaging way.