Here, our editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Learnit team to find out the background behind the new-for-2019 show and what educators can expect to see…
How did the team come together?
The Learnit team consists of Anil Aggarwal, an American tech-entrepreneur and investor, and Katy Fryatt, a Cambridge University graduate and a millennial parent. They met whilst developing the world’s most important events for fintech and retail innovation: Money20/20 and Shoptalk.
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The academic year may be barely half a term old, but if you're organising your school's summer 2019 leavers Prom, now is the time to start planning ahead.
The first step is to book the venue. And, with its modern decor and comfortable surroundings, the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon offers the perfect backdrop to your event.
Accrington and Rossendale College is supporting a national week of activity designed to celebrate Further Education Colleges and fight for fair funding for the sector.
Colleges Week takes place from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018 and is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges' campaign. This campaign is calling on Government to give colleges better funding and fair pay to ensure they can continue to fulfil a crucial role in the education system and provide the high quality skills provision our country needs.
Bett, the world’s oldest and largest EdTech exhibition, today announces a collaboration with Learnit, the brand new, venture-backed conference for the global learning ecosystem. This January, a group of Bett’s 35,000+ visitors, 200+ speakers and 850+ exhibitors will also be able to participate in Learnit at the QEII Centre in Westminster as one of its 1,000+ attendees, 150+ speakers, or 50+ sponsors.
Build pupils’ critical literacy skills and help children to spot fake news. Primary school teachers and staff from across Manchester are invited to a special news-themed event at The Sharp Project this month, hosted by Discovery Education.
‘Day of Discovery Manchester’ - Tuesday 18th September 9am-4pm - will show primary schools how they can ignite pupil interest in current affairs and help children to distinguish fact from fiction.
The Education Show, the go-to annual event for schools to buy resources and equipment, is moving date and location to be positioned in Excel, London for 24-25 January 2019. By moving to London, it will coincide with its sister show Bett and extend its reach to the education market. Together they will host the world’s largest gathering of the education community for both UK and international visitors, who will discover new products and suppliers as well as keep up to date with new developments and best practice in the sector.
Following its popularity at previous events, the Early Years Breakfast Summit will be returning to this year’s Childcare Expo Midlands in September, where it has been announced that Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of the National Day Nurseries Association, will chair the summit.
Childcare Expo is the largest trade event for early years practitioners in the UK, which introduced the Early Years Breakfast Summit in 2013, and since then has successfully brought together leaders in early years to discuss current topics and challenges facing the sector.
Despite the UK’s evolving employment and commercial landscape, it has become readily apparent that we are now facing a ‘skills deficit’ in the provision of Modern Foreign Languages within schools.
The British Council’s Language Trends Survey 2016/2017 has revealed that since 2012, schools have faced shortfalls in pupils studying a second language, with a 37% reduction at GCSE level.
PRIMARY school children in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow came together to take part in free running events on May 10 and 11, organised by GO Run For Fun, the events saw 1180 children participate in total, aged between five and 10.
Partnering with Aberdeenshire Council and Glasgow City Council, GO Run For Fun welcomed 35 primary schools from across Scotland at Aden County Park, Aberdeenshire and Robroyston Park, Glasgow to tackle the 2 kilometre routes.
Over 400,000 pupils registered for Big Pedal event with world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont
More than 1,000 schools and 400,000 pupils are taking on the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’, as part of Sustrans Big Pedal event 2018 with world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont.
The UK-wide event, which runs from Monday 23 April to Friday 4 May, will see pupils, parents and teachers leave their cars at home and get on their bikes and scooters for their journeys to and from school.