Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
Worlds are colliding after sporting legends team up with young people to boost education.
Arsenal Football Club played host to education secretary Justine Greening yesterday to celebrate the launch of a joint reading initiative between Arsenal in the Community and the University College London’s Institute of Education (IOE.)
A new social media platform dubbed "Facebook for seven year olds" has been launched to help protect children when they are online.
Former police sergeant Henry Platten has designed GoBubble to provide young people with a safe alternative to Facebook following the news that increasing numbers of primary school children are logging on to social media at least once a day.
They’re fun, they’re rumbustious, they’re a laugh a minute. Better still, as part of after-school activities, table-top games (board games and action games) can help consolidate what children have been learning at school. Never underestimate the value of table- top games.
Teachers have used board games in the classroom for many years. While the games themselves can never be a substitute for traditional teaching methods, they can help reinforce learning, especially when fun is not the sole aim of play.
In a world where more than 65% of children aged between 9 and 11 own a smartphone, traditional outdoor pastimes are facing a dangerous rate of decline. Even those who don’t own a personal smartphone will most likely have access to a similar device, with over half of UK households having a tablet. For those involved in playground design, maintenance or construction, this trend is a problem.
Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility.
The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.
Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests.
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