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The HART Prize for Human Rights aims to raise awareness of global conflict and poverty amongst young people in the UK. Anyone between the ages of 11-25 are encouraged to enter an essay or creative piece which critically examines the human rights abuses occurring in any of the countries where HART operates. It is a fantastic opportunity to inspire the next generation to engage with crucial humanitarian issues that are often absent from the mainstream media. 

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Twinkl Educational Publishing is launching a new start-up accelerator which will bring together and provide support to emerging education technology companies. The accelerator, named TwinklHive, will support EdTech startups with a customisable investment opportunity, including options for mentorship and a cash injection. 

 

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An inquiry into the extent of malpractice in exams has called for a “blanket ban” on all watches to discourage cheating. The review, which was commissioned by exam boards, has stated that it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between smart watches and traditional watches.

Currently, there are exam centres across the UK that do not allow students to wear watches at all, but according to The Independent Commission on Examination Malpractice there needs to be a complete ban in all schools and exam centres.

A team of fundraising students from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has been presented with a Diana Award after raising £1,114 for Manchester-based charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

As children head back – or off – to school, parents will naturally focus on making sure they have all the equipment they need to begin their studies. However, guardians often forget about the devices their kids take to school – the increasing number of which is making more children vulnerable to cybercriminals

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Aberdeenshire councillors today agreed a number of key workstreams to progress with the devolution of school budgets. 

As part of a national drive to empower head teachers, primary schools across the local area will have more flexibility on how budgets are used in a similar way to the way secondaries have been able to operate since April 2017.  

Develop your personal skills: New research offers lessons for young people heading for university
 
New research on the importance of non-cognitive skills – such as conscientiousness, self-esteem and feeling in control of one’s life – for graduates’ earnings potential offers important lessons for young people receiving their A-level results.
 

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Summertime blues: Over half of education professionals say work has damaged their mental health 

Are you feeling down right now? With summer drawing to a near close, a new survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that education professionals are feeling the effects of the upcoming seasonal change, with over half (56.9%) claiming that work is damaging their mental health. 

It won’t be just the pupils that will be learning when the new session begins, Aberdeenshire’s latest intake of probationer teachers officially start their careers in the classroom soon. 

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