Schools across the country could be in with a chance of securing free music scoring software courtesy of leading music technology provider Steinberg to mark this year’s Make Music Day (June 21).

Around 100 schools nationwide will be gifted copies of Dorico Elements, the music notation software that helps students write, print and play back music to a high professional standard.

According to the Engineering UK Engineering Brand Monitor Survey (EBM), the EBM Survey, we need to to close the ever-increasing skills gap in the engineering sector, capturing the minds of the next generation must be a key focus for the industry moving forward. Here, as we mark International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, 2018, Andrew Keith, engineering director at power resistor manufacturer, Cressall, looks at what can be done to tackle the engineering skills gap.

Negative feedback or poor results in class cause more than a fifth of primary school pupils to ‘switch off’ from the lesson, TokensFor research suggests. 

A survey asking parents to describe how their child would react in such circumstances found that 22.8% believe their offspring would simply lose interest in the subject. 

The data, gathered by school tokens manufacturer TokensFor, also found that almost 20% of children would be self-critical and lose confidence, while one in 10 would believe they were right and the teacher was wrong. 

Healthcare innovation company, Chanua Health, has built a 3D-printed brain to teach students about mental health. With support via the LCR 4.0 project and delivery partner Sensor City, Chanua Health was able to access and implement 3D printing technology to create a model that enables students to learn about the different parts of the brain in an interactive and engaging way.

Year 5 pupils from Peel Park Primary School celebrated their bright futures with a graduation ceremony at Accrington and Rossendale College.

The event took place to congratulate the 89 year-5 pupils; who have taken part in a series of workshops at the college during the last term. The workshops were designed to highlight the huge variety of careers they can choose from. The children have been testing their skills at everything from cooking to CSI style investigations!

Technical Surfaces is the UK’s largest and leading provider of maintenance to all types of synthetic sports surface, from 3G pitches to tarmac tennis courts, cricket wickets to athletics facilities.

King’s College London has produced two new free online courses, Basic English 1: Elementary and Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate, supplied by PADILEIA, so refugees and displaced people in Jordan and Lebanon can learn basic English for everyday situations in order to gain transferable skills and/or help proceed into higher education.

A budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has been crowned the winner of a local art competition run by Edinburgh’s newest care home, Cramond Residence.

Six year old Lauren White’s design was chosen as the top piece of artwork out of over 400 entries from pupils of all ages. A shortlist of 48 were displayed at an exhibition at Cramond Kirk Halls last week.

Governors for Schools have announced the launch of Flexi Governors. Flexi Governors is a new initiative designed to support those schools where it has been historically difficult to fill school governing board vacancies.  A Flexi Governor will fulfil all existing governor duties and responsibilities but will attend the majority of board meetings via a dial in visual device, such as Skype or Facetime.