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Secom Networks Ltd is part of a group of companies which delivers a full design, installation and support service for your IT communications infrastructure.  SNL, design, install and support all your network infrastructure cabling. Design is important as services such as Voip, Wifi and IPCCTV use Poe. Power Over Ethernet will power more and more services, this saves money on new 240volt power circuits. How-ever puts extra strain on your cabling system, before deployment of new Poe connections… Full story
Unique PSHE resources for mental health and safeguarding

Unique PSHE resources for mental health and safeguarding

There is now a realization by governments that schools play an important role in promoting good mental health. And there’s pressure on schools to deliver. Promoting robust mental health is now a formal part of the PSHE curriculum, yet there’s very little available to schools in terms of support and resources. Now, there are proven resources available – all the way from Denmark! Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most successful education systems, Denmark has enthusiastically embraced the need… Full story
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Loxit products now stocked in distribution - USA

ISTE 2019 Philadelphia sees the announcement that Loxit’s range of electric and fixed installation large format screen mounts, integrated AV furniture products, mobile device storage and charging solutions will be stocked in the US via distributor Osborne Technologies Inc. Comments John Whittle, Director of Loxit Limited, “We have a long history of collaboration with Osborne Technologies in the UK and across Europe. We have seen the demand for our products in the US increase significantly.… Full story
Jame & John at the University of Manchester with their bespoke Loxit desks

University of Manchester standardises on bespoke Loxit desks

The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK and part of the prestigious Russell Group. The challenge The University of Manchester recently took the decision to invest in new desks for lecturers, but a number of specific requirements made this a difficult task, as Jamie Wright, media services assistant manager, at the university, explains: “We struggled to find something that would have all the abilities that we wanted: electrically height adjustable, the right… Full story
The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Co Ltd

A traditional steam train, taking passenger on a unique journey to the tip of Lake Windermere. The perfect addition to your Lake District adventure. Established in 1973 The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway is a family run business in the heart of the Lake District. The track which passengers travel upon today was a former Furness Railway branch line, initially used to transport coal and iron ore, bobbins, dye, gunpowder and much more, in and out of the Leven Valley, as well as a booming… Full story
Viking School Visits

Viking School Visits

Most schools these days are used to working with external musicians, sports coaches, and dance teachers.  But what about using an external visitor to help with your history topic? If you want a WOW factor to your history topic, trips out of school are the obvious way to go; there are many excellent museums that cater to schools. However, trips can also be expensive, a logistical nightmare and you run the risk of losing children in the gift shop or having them run off to look at the Egyptians… Full story
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How the School playground nurtures resilience and encourage physical goals

Rose Hardy, Headmistress at St Margaret’s School shares her thoughts on how the school playground plays a big part of the development of children.  Play time is more than simply a part of the day for children to let off steam. While all children need to have regular breaks from the focus and challenge expected in the classroom, play actually gives them an additional way to discover, take risks and challenge themselves without the rigid structure of day to day lessons. Play is imperaive to… Full story
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Bring the magic of music to the classroom with Classical 100

The start of the school year is always an exciting, albeit busy, time.  After summer, students and teachers (hopefully) come back to school feeling re-energised and eager to tackle the year ahead. Lesson planning can be enjoyable but it can also be daunting, as there are so many competing priorities. Trying to put together lesson plans that deliver key curriculum objectives whilst also being engaging for children is no easy task. Music education is a priority for the Department for Education… Full story
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Busting the myths around becoming a foster carer in Manchester 

There are lots of misconceptions around foster care and what it takes to become that special person in a youngster's life. Giving a young person a home where they can live, learn and grow can be a life-changing experience, but many people don't know where to start. People think there are all sorts of reasons why they can't become a foster carer, but most of these are myths. What matters isn't your age, whether you own a home, your sexuality or relationship status, but whether you can give a… Full story
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Planning the perfect school garden

Alana Cama, Schools and Groups Programme Manager at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) talks you through the steps to planning the perfect school garden. Gardening is a trick up many schools’ sleeves – helping to get pupils active, boost educational attainment and promote good health and wellbeing.  After twelve years working with schools we’ve seen how even the smallest of spaces can be transformed into a thriving kitchen garden or wildlife sanctuary, while also engaging and inspiring… Full story
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Vanesta are committed to raising the standard of our children’s washrooms

From nurseries to universities, we’re committed to raising the standard of our children’s washrooms.  We’ve been supplying school washroom solutions for over 50 years and pride ourselves on paving the way for children’s safety with a number of essential safety features throughout our education range. To cater for young children, schools have the option to choose low-level cubicles for easy supervision and our clever anti-finger trap hinges come as standard.  As well as safety we believe… Full story
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NEA Is Enormously Excited To Introduce...

Their brand new Filmed Group Performance Examinations in Acting, Musical Theatre, Devised Drama and Shakespeare. After asking drama teachers and schools we learnt that there is a need for a large regulated group exam that allows each of their learners to receive individual marks, report forms and certificates. This also allows learners to take differing grades within the same group performance. To accomplish this successfully the examiner attends the exam venue and films the group they are… Full story
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Why playgrounds are essential in primary schools

Marco Boi, Founder and CEO of PlayinnovationTM discusses the importance of playgrounds in primary schools. Playground days live long in the memory. Who doesn’t remember the breaktime stampede as pupils squeeze their way through classroom doors to unleash their energy – whether swinging from the monkey bars (a teacher’s worst nightmare) or playing a game of imaginary, swashbuckling pirates – keeping feet off the tarmac as if it were crocodile-infested waters. For most children at primary… Full story
Galloways pledges support for cash for kids

Galloway Country Fair pledges support for local children’s charity cash for kids

Cash for Kids has been named as the official charity partner of Galloway Country Fair for the third year running. The Fair organisers have pledged to donate all of the takings from programme sales alongside any cash donations over the weekend, to raise vital funds to support the charity’s work throughout the local area.  Representatives from Westsound Cash for Kids will also be on site at this year’s event providing activities and competitions for children to take part in throughout the weekend… Full story
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Teach school children the importance of handwashing (competition)

A book created to actually show young school children the bacteria which lurks on their hands is helping to visually reinforce the important hygiene message of handwashing. The book, A Germ’s Journey, is the brainchild of microbiologist Dr Katie Laird and education expert Dr Sarah Younie of De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). As parents themselves they knew the importance of handwashing in preventing disease and communicating it at a young age.   Aimed at children aged three to five, A… Full story
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Football and education: Our motivation for success 

As the first academic year of PeterDeen reaches a conclusion, Aberdeenshire’s Head of Education Vincent Docherty and his brother Tony, assistant manager at Aberdeen Football Club (AFC), are getting together with Steven Sweeney from AFC’s Community Trust to congratulate scholars and look to the future.  In short, more football, more education and more passion for helping local young people to succeed.  As Vincent, who played in the same team as his brother, at Stirling Albion, earlier in their… Full story