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Waterborn Stand Up Paddleboard School

Waterborn - Stand Up Paddleboard School

Waterborn - Stand Up Paddleboard School based in Kingsbridge, South Devon We are a dedicated British SUP Association school teaching to the highest standards within the industry. Waterborn has been also been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by Red Paddle Co. the world’s leading ISUP Brand. At our sheltered location at the head of the picturesque Salcombe/Kingsbridge Estuary we specialise in beginner sessions but cater for all things SUP. All of our staff are passionate, professional and… Full story
Boy climbing at Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is located on the edge of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers a truly unique experience for schools and youth groups. Our 120 acres of mixed woodland and parkland offer fantastic opportunities to learn and experience the outdoors. We have lots of residential packages available now from a simple 24 hour sleepover through to a weekend, several days or  a full week-long camp. These packages include everything: Programme, tested or… Full story
Your school can save money on water bills

Your school can save money on water bills

As the final weeks of the academic year ebb away, the notion of a summer holiday will have already planted itself firmly into the conscious of staff and students alike. Students carry the stress of end of year exams, but tucked away in the engine rooms, the balancing of yearly budgets is a stress that, unlike exams, never ceases. The procurement of new contracts and delegation of utility responsibilities to expert consultancies is an easy way to eradicate future stress and unlock hidden… Full story
The Met Office Weather Forecast

The Met Office launches programme for 7-14 years olds

The Met Office is launching a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities. This long-term investment in education brings to life the Met Office’s expertise and authority in world-leading science and meteorology through resources designed to improve young people’s engagement in maths, science, technology, the arts and humanities. “Weather and climate affect everything from the way we live, to what we eat, to our… Full story
University Of Birmingham Collaborative Teaching Lab

GroupBC To Support University Of Birmingham's One Estate Initiative

GroupBC, one of the world’s leading digital project and asset information management platforms, is pleased to announce a new contract with the prestigious University of Birmingham.  The University of Birmingham is in the midst of one of the most transformational campus redevelopments since the first phase of building was completed in 1909. The development programme, worth £1 billion as part of a 10 year investment starting in 2016, is creating outstanding new facilities for students, staff and… Full story
Tring Park School Students at BBC Songs Of Praise

Tring Park School Wins BBC Songs Of Praise Award

The prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, which boasts a glittering alumni that includes Lily James (Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Disney's Cinderella, Downton Abbey and War and Peace) and Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi), have won the much-coveted BBC Songs of Praise Senior School Choir of the Year 2019 competition for the second time in four years. The final, which was aired on Sunday 2 June on BBC1, saw the Tring Park School Chamber Choir, also… Full story
Kyocera - edtech offers solutions from primary schools to university

How edtech innovation is improving education

Pauric Surlis, Frameworks Relationship Manager KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, on the Government's recent £10million investment in edtech. Anyone working in the education sector will be acutely aware of the pressure on teachers to provide high-quality learning, support and care to all students, with an ever-increasing administrative burden making it harder to deliver an engaging learning experience. Whether supporting GCSE pupils with exam preparation or guiding older students through the… Full story
The classroom books from Featherstone

WIN five classroom books worth over £65

Thanks to publishers Featherstone, Bloomsbury and Button Books, we have five brand new classroom books to give away which will make a great addition to any primary school. The classroom books cover everything from PSHCE to gardening and span age ranges from Early Years to KS2. They are all brand new titles in the bookshops and have a combined value of over £65. The classroom books we have to give away to one lucky winner are: Winter of the Wolves, by Tony Bradman (£5.99, Bloomsbury) An… Full story
The Speaker's Coach Graham Shaw, expert on public speaking

Brilliant body language for public speaking

The Speaker's Coach Graham Shaw discusses how teachers can help children to speak with confidence, through effective public speaking skills… When speaking to a group, a few aspects of body language can make all the difference. Body language matters! How you stand and move has a major impact on how the audience perceives you. It also affects your confidence and thereby your performance. Four top tips for public speaking: 1. Stand confidently  When you move around for no reason, it makes it… Full story
Essential School-Leaver Event Returns To Olympia London

Essential School-Leaver Event Returns To Olympia London

With so many options available for school-leavers, deciding what to do next can be a daunting prospect. This autumn, What Career Live? and What University Live? returns to Olympia London to provide students, parents and teachers with the chance to explore over 100 apprenticeships and higher education options side-by-side.   There will be expert advice at over 40 free presentations with topics ranging from degree apprenticeships and how to choose the right career path, to student finance and… Full story
Primary school children and staff cleaning up local beach

Primary school children carry out local beach clean to “save our seas”

A group of primary school children from Trinity Croft Church of England Primary Academy in Rotherham recently visited Cleethorpes beach to help pick up litter and learn about the environment and the oceans as part of their school curriculum. The visit was organised ahead of the United Nations’ World Environment Day on 5 June which seeks to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. In the half an hour that the children were tidying the beach, they found over two… Full story
Teacher showing a guitar player how to make music

New online course to help music teachers inspire next generation

ABRSM partners with FutureLearn to provide an intensive teacher development course  Becoming a Better Music Teacher is a free online course for teachers created by ABRSM and available through FutureLearn. The course is aimed at teachers who are beginning their teaching journey or wishing to refresh and refocus their teaching skills. It is now open for enrolment and will provide teachers with a strong foundation for effective music teaching.  ABRSM is passionate about inspiring musical… Full story
Alsager School's 320k development

Innovative £320k development aids pupils' wellbeing 

School children in Cheshire are enjoying a renewed sense of health and wellbeing, following a ground-breaking project at Alsager School. The £320k development has provided students with space to enjoy the fresh air – whatever the weather. Tasked with overseeing the design, build and installation of a sleek new ETFE canopy to enclose what was previously an open courtyard, Access North Build has made waves within the education sector with its industry-first solution. Yorkshire-headquartered… Full story
Iain Cox discusses how new schools aren't built with sprinklers

Only 15% Of New Schools Built With Sprinklers

By Iain Cox, Chair of the BSA Of the 673 new schools built and open under the government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers.  With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on dealing with the aftermath of fires should be being spent on sprinklers.   The BSA shares the concerns of Labour MP and former teacher Stephanie Peacock who said: “The ridiculous thing is that we spend far… Full story
Stressed teacher with head on desk after working long hours

Cash-strapped education professionals work longer hours but struggle to make ends meet

Brand new research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that despite 62.5% of professionals in the education sector working more hours than they’re contracted to, over half (61.1%) struggle to make ends meet at the end of each month.   The study surveyed 1,200 working professionals and found that one in four (44.2%) work 1-3 hours extra per week, amounting to 96 hours per year and meaning education professionals are missing out on £1,467.84* unpaid overtime.   Lee… Full story
university refurbishment – flooring in Peel Hall lecture theatre

University refurbishment sees new flooring laid in Peel Hall

Based just one mile west of Manchester, the University of Salford has been established since 1967. Home to over 19,500 students and 2,700 members of staff, the University is made up of two campuses which are part of a £650m regeneration scheme for the local area. The university refurbishment began in 2014, when a number of areas in the main campus of the University of Salford including Peel Hall, a historic Victorian building with original features housing the University’s lecture theatres,… Full story