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LED lighting for schools – a bursar's guide

According to the Carbon Trust, getting lighting right is essential for both energy efficiency and the bank balance of a school, and as importantly for the wellbeing of its occupants. 

In the third of this special series of lighting in education guides, Energys will explore how LED upgrades can create multiple financial opportunities. It can also improve site health and safety, maintenance, and deliver  infrastructure gains for bursars.

Many bursars know the basics; energy efficient LEDs save on bills and the environment. But, the right level and the best quality of light is crucial to alertness, accuracy and the overall enjoyment of those working and learning in schools too.

Energys boiler management controls boost Devon schools’ economy drive

Energys boiler management controls boost Devon schools’ economy drive

Hyde Park Junior and Infant Schools in Plymouth were equipped with four Energys Dynamic Burner Management Units in just a single half-day of work.

From low-consumption lighting infrastructures to more acutely optimised heating systems, schools and colleges of higher education throughout the UK are beginning to reap the benefits of technologies designed to boost operational efficiencies and reduce energy bills. As a company with a variety of solutions in this area, Energys is well-placed to observe this ongoing transition – and has a rapidly expanding portfolio of project credits to prove it.

Providing schools with all they need to encourage the artists of the future

Providing schools with all they need to encourage the artists of the future

Investing in the next generation of creative minds is a key element in the role of an education provider, and one that art, craft and graphic supplier Art in Education is ideally suited to assist with. Born as a response to a gap in the market for high quality, wide ranging and affordable art materials for schools, colleges and universities, Art in Education supplies hundreds of educational establishments with a range of over 20,000 quality art materials and bespoke items.

What makes Art in Education stand out from the crowd are the competitively priced class packs, including everything for a classroom full of students eager to explore the world of art and creativity- pencils, pastels, watercolours, pens, pencils and brushes - all in a handy storage case.

Providing schools with all they need to encourage the artists of the future

Providing schools with all they need to encourage the artists of the future

Investing in the next generation of creative minds is a key element in the role of an education provider, and one that art, craft and graphic supplier Art in Education is ideally suited to assist with. Born as a response to a gap in the market for high quality, wide ranging and affordable art materials for schools, colleges and universities, Art in Education supplies hundreds of educational establishments with a range of over 20,000 quality art materials and bespoke items.

What makes Art in Education stand out from the crowd are the competitively priced class packs, including everything for a classroom full of students eager to explore the world of art and creativity- pencils, pastels, watercolours, pens, pencils and brushes - all in a handy storage case.

Fibregrid Launches Most Affordable GRP Range Yet

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FibreGrid, the leading producer of anti-slip flooring products, launches its most affordable GRP range yet – SlipGrip® Standard. 

With prices starting from as little as £11.40 per stair tread and £38.00 per flat sheet, the new SlipGrip® Standard from FibreGrid won’t be beaten on price. With falls, slips and trips accounting for the majority of employee injuries, a floor covering suitable for a wide variety of applications and traffic flows is crucial for a safe work place, and now the SlipGrip® Standard provides a very affordable solution. Perfect for those with budget limitations, or those just looking for a temporary anti slip solution, the Standard range is not only affordable but maintains the high quality standards of the FibreGrid SlipGrip® range.

Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free

Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free

 

Stone Group, the provider of ICT solutions and services to education and the public sector, announced it will offer all primary schools in the UK a free 90-day trial of Stone Assist - its modular, flexible IT support solution. 

For 90 days, schools will get access to Stone’s “Essential” base package of remote and additional on-site support, receiving support from a UK-based technical helpdesk as well as a dedicated engineer on site for one day a week, valued at nearly £2500.

A Stockroom Clean-Up Checklist for Retailers

In the hustle and bustle of everyday activities, it can be exceptionally difficult to keep a stockroom clean and organised. The resulting chaos too often takes its toll on productivity and motivation. 

At Action Storage, we’ve almost 30 years’ experience helping retailers craft and reorganise their storage space, so we thought we’d share our checklist for tackling an unruly stockroom:

1. Discard old or obsolete items

Frogmore Paper Mill School Programmes - Interactive, Fun and Informative

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Frogmore Paper Mill offers a range of exciting educational attractions and activities at the site of the worlds first industrial papermaking machine of 1803. It is one of the few working industrial sites open to the public. Watch our working 1902 Fourdrinier machine producing beautiful specialist papers, or our papermaker in action at the hand vat, while you are here.

“a WONDERFUL day we all had and every child came away the richer for sure” – a teacher

Workshop Sessions

We cater for all age groups from Key Stage 1, 2, 3 to 4+ and are able to offer themed sessions linked to school curriculum. Our 2.5 hour programmes are tailored toeither primary or secondary school classes.

Options include: ​

ART: Paper Weaving, 

Creating instant understanding without words

“If only I’d known they were having a bad morning ….”

How many people have thought this when trying to provide the support a student needs?

The trouble with having a tough day or feeling fragile is that at the time you most need understanding and support you often feel least able to communicate about it -  whatever the cause. Anxiety, autism, speech or language difficulties, pain and fatigue can all play a part in this, although the range of conditions that this is applicable to is almost limitless.

How technology can transform a student’s learning

Technology plays a critical role in the life of students and given the right tools and guidance can help motivate and inspire them to achieve great success.

Vickie Bacon, a teacher and leading Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about enabling her learners to achieve their best, produces daily blog posts demonstrating the positive impact certain apps can have on a student’s learning. Here are a few snippets from Vickie’s blog that show the real value of technology when integrated into the classroom:

“As a teacher we always put our practice under the microscope and dissect it.  This micro management can prevent the students from expressing themselves. Independence of thought as well as independent choice of how to present understanding is the ultimate goal.”

New low cost temperature testing fights food bacteria

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Why spend money on different colour coded thermometers to fight bacterial cross contamination when there’s a more hygienic and affordable way to keep food safe?  

This is the question posed by British thermometer manufacturers TME, who have developed a more hygienic, low cost method of preventing cross-contamination which is being demonstrated on their Stand H288 at Birmingham NEC’s Foodex 2016 (18th-20th April). TME’s NEW CA2005 Temperature Range features a single high performance thermometer combined with interchangeable colour coded food probes, sufficiently waterproof to clean in a ware washer.

Colour coded food safety

The IET Faraday programme: Bringing Science, Technology and Maths to life

We can do more to nurture students’ interest and achievement in Science, Design & Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – by showing them the exciting, real-life applications of the subjects. If we want students to be fully equipped for their futures, we need to give them grounding in these subjects and make them aware of the career choices in these fields. 

Shelters for Schools - Benefits of Outdoor Learning and Play

As the number of pupils in schools increases, it is important to provide sufficient facilities to offer opportunities for outdoor learning and play. Shelters for schools can transform unused areas to create more space. Even the smallest area can be transformed into a valuable outdoorspace which can be used to deliver the national curriculum or as a designated place to encourage outdoor play. 

CSG On Campus To Handle Hazardous Laboratory Waste

CSG is a leading and award winning force within the waste management sector founded in 1934 operating from 27sites stretching from Southampton to Middlesbrough. CSG’s Chemical Specialists division is a market leader in providing waste management solutions to schools, universities, research centres, government departments and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturers. The University of Leeds has handed Fareham-based waste managers CSG a two-year contract to remove and treat all hazardous chemical waste from the university’s laboratory complex.

Green Schools Online Launch New School Mobile App for Parents

Leading school website provider, Green Schools Online, are launching a new standalone version of their popular school mobile app for parents.

The app, which is free for parents to download, keeps parents up to date with key information as well as enabling the school to send unlimited push notifications straight to parents' phones. 

“We've had lots of positive feedback on the App, it is the best way to reach parents and get messages home quickly” said Sharon Sullivan of Milford Junior School in Somerset, “and most importantly, it’s so simple to use.”