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RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2019 - winners announced 

City schools have swept the board in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) School Gardeners of the Year competition, winning all three categories - Young School Gardener, School Gardening Team and School Gardening Champion of the Year – and hammering home the many benefits of gardening, particularly food growing, in urban areas.     

Classrooms are a place where imagination and education flourish. But, with so much going on, sometimes your organisation systems can get neglected. Gary Lyons, Managing Director of Plastic Box Shop, shares his ideas for maximising the efficiency of your classroom through inventive storage solutions. Sharing the organisation tips proven to help in a classroom.

Mental health advocate, Fergus Crawley, visited George Heriot’s School as part of the school’s initiative to encourage its young people to be open about mental health and speaking out.

During his visit to the Edinburgh school, where he addressed both junior and senior school pupils, Edinburgh-born Fergus (23) talked openly about the difficulties he faced with the transition to university, as well as his own suicide attempt in 2016, and provided advice he wished he had known at the time.

New research conducted by CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that three quarters (74.1%) of education professionals haven’t had a formal pay review meeting in the past year. This has resulted in just 20% of workers in the industry receiving a pay rise over the last 12 months, despite not being offered an annual pay review. 

Ahead of Refugee Week, 17-23 June 2019, Cheshire schools have been utilising a school based project called Adrift to enable children to understand the plight of refugees. 

The starting point for the project was the play Adrift, which was created by Action Transport Theatre in collaboration with St. Bernard’s RC Primary School in Ellesmere Port. Billed as a ‘refugee fairytale’, Adrift tells the story of two refugee children on a boat as they dream, play and laugh. 

New phs report reveals half of teenage girls say period poverty holds girls back from doing well at school 

A new research report by hygiene services provider phs Group reveals nearly half of teenage girls believe period poverty prevents girls from doing well at school and a third believe it holds them back from achieving their aspirations. 

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HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd), the leading school caterer in Hertfordshire celebrated the talent of its staff at a glittering awards ceremony, on Friday 17thMay at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.

Pupils and staff at Lincroft Academy are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award. Artsmark Platinum is Arts Council England’s highest award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, influencing other educational organisations and bringing them to life for children and young people.