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Year 5 pupils from Peel Park Primary School celebrated their bright futures with a graduation ceremony at Accrington and Rossendale College.

The event took place to congratulate the 89 year-5 pupils; who have taken part in a series of workshops at the college during the last term. The workshops were designed to highlight the huge variety of careers they can choose from. The children have been testing their skills at everything from cooking to CSI style investigations!

Technical Surfaces is the UK’s largest and leading provider of maintenance to all types of synthetic sports surface, from 3G pitches to tarmac tennis courts, cricket wickets to athletics facilities.

King’s College London has produced two new free online courses, Basic English 1: Elementary and Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate, supplied by PADILEIA, so refugees and displaced people in Jordan and Lebanon can learn basic English for everyday situations in order to gain transferable skills and/or help proceed into higher education.

A budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has been crowned the winner of a local art competition run by Edinburgh’s newest care home, Cramond Residence.

Six year old Lauren White’s design was chosen as the top piece of artwork out of over 400 entries from pupils of all ages. A shortlist of 48 were displayed at an exhibition at Cramond Kirk Halls last week.

Governors for Schools have announced the launch of Flexi Governors. Flexi Governors is a new initiative designed to support those schools where it has been historically difficult to fill school governing board vacancies.  A Flexi Governor will fulfil all existing governor duties and responsibilities but will attend the majority of board meetings via a dial in visual device, such as Skype or Facetime. 

An innovative training programme, PlanBEE, designed to tackle construction skills shortages has reached a notable milestone, the first students to graduate from the scheme all securing full-time positions in the industry.

The students have been offered positions with some of the sector’s leading companies, including Bowmer & Kirkland, 3E Consulting, Sir Robert McAlpine, Ryder Architecture, Patrick Parsons, Tolent and Brims. They will be employed in various roles including quantity surveying, civil engineering, design and project management.

Pupils at Rosh Pinah Primary School in Edgware received £5,000 RRP worth of books after topping the leaderboard in The 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge that saw 200,000 children across the UK try to read as much as possible over a month. Councillor Brian Gordon and Councillor Sarah Wardle joined the celebration in the school assembly with staff and pupils on Monday 11th June 2018.

The stigma around discussing mental health is still very much present, and the majority (80.3%) of education professionals agree that not enough is being done to support mental health at work. In fact, half (50.1%) have considered resigning from a job due to lack of support. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

Over half of UK parents believe that age restrictions are not working effectively and want stricter regulations to be introduced online, according to new research.

A study of 1,500 parents, conducted by leading age verification provider, AgeChecked, found that 57% of parents worry current age restrictions do not go far enough to curtail the online activities of their children.

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study, The CHILL study, led by Queen Mary University of London, launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experienced abuse or neglect at an early age.
Researchers at the University of Bristol looked at the influence of community factors such as education for children to successfully adapt if they were maltreated before the age of five.

More than eleven thousand former students across Britain have this year volunteered at their old state school in partnership with Future First, an education charity. By volunteering, these alumni have helped to broaden students’ jobs horizons and boost their aspirations for the future.  

Students at a North East college, Gateshead College, are doing their bit to preserve and restore the region’s natural, industrial and cultural heritage.

Bricklaying and catering students from Gateshead College have been working on The Land of Oak & Iron, a conservation and restoration project covering 177 kmof land surrounding the picturesque Derwent Valley.