You can’t turn on the TV or go online at the moment without seeing a mural. Whether they are in car adverts, backdrops to photoshoots or decorating the offices of the world’s leading companies, they seem to be everywhere. They have always been an effective way of making a point in a very visual way that anyone can understand, from the religious murals of the Renaissance to the political murals of the deep South and Northern Ireland; large scale art doesn’t just decorate blank walls, it gets people looking up and taking notice.

We spoke to Siert Wijnia, CTO and co-founder of Ultimaker 3D printing, about how the technology is changing the workforce and how this impacts on education. Siert outlines how having the technology embedded as a learning method at an early age brings a host of benefits relevant to business – including innovation, creativity and collaboration – as these young minds enter the workforce.

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2017-01-30T00:00:00

IQ Gates are the UK’s leaders in automated gate design, engineering and installation. With more than 20 years of experience in automated entrance gate installation and dedicated exemplary design, IQ Gates offer a service that is unparalleled to any other. We offer a wide selection of services to ensure that existing automated gates continue to work correctly and safely throughout their lifetime as well as one off repairs and safety health checks.

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2016-10-27T01:00:00

Alex Dalton, Managing Director of woodworking machinery specialists Daltons Wadkin, takes a look at the importance of hands on learning, and why subjects such as Design and Technology are important.

I think the best example to outline why hands on learning is hugely important is when trying to teach someone to ride a bicycle. You can try and teach them in a classroom, but to actually learn, they should go out and actually ride it. 

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2016-10-27T01:00:00

Ahead of Christmas, YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation, has launched a nationwide search for a budding artist whose design will appear on its corporate Christmas card, which will be distributed to the company’s contacts, including customers, suppliers and partners.

YPO is calling on teachers and parents to encourage children to create imaginative and festive designs that it can imprint upon its corporate greeting to spread the holiday cheer. 

The competition is open to primary school children (aged 5-11) across the UK. 

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2016-10-25T01:00:00

As part of Dauntsey’s School development plans, the ‘Olive Building’ was commissioned to be ready for the new academic year starting

 

The detrimental consequences of government policy on art, craft and design education have been exposed by the findings of The National Society for Education in Art and Design Survey Report 2015-16 to be launched at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education at 4pm on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

Commenting ahead of NSEAD’s report launch, Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair of the All- Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education, said:

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