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Surprising benefits of outdoor adventure for children

These days, it can be easy for children to get into the habit of staying indoors. Yes, there are many home comforts, computer games, watching TV and hot chocolates are always a good idea! But there are so many advantages to being outdoors, experiencing the wonders of nature. Outdoor adventure and education expert, Kingswood, shares the best benefits being outdoors can bring you and your children.  Encourages team building  There’s no I in team…or outdoors! Improve your child’s team building… Full story
Adrian Jones from Swivel Secure on cybersecurity

Why cybersecurity needs to be a priority for the education sector

Adrian Jones, CEO at Swivel Secure Education institutions need to make cybersecurity a priority. Despite the sector facing major challenges such as a lack of staffing and a lack of funding and resources, cyber attacks are no less frequent or less severe in education. In fact, they seem to be gaining ground in prevalence year-on-year as instances of breaches in schools and higher education are widely reported. In recent years we’ve seen news of ransom attacks causing financial damage - like… Full story
tackle holiday hunger

Initiative to tackle holiday hunger for disadvantaged children

A programme to help tackle holiday hunger, physical inactivity and social isolation for some of the disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire returned to the county for the Easter Holiday. The initiative which first ran in the summer of 2018 is a collaborative programme run by Herts Sports Partnership, HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited), Hertfordshire Fire Department and Hertfordshire Library Service. The Fit, Fed and Read programme for children aged 8 to 11, focuses on healthy eating, sport… Full story
Zehnder UK integrated heating and lighting panel for schools

Zehnder UK unveils integrated heating and lighting panel for schools

Zehnder Group UK is proudly unveiling its integrated Multi-service ‘Foil’ product, which encapsulates heating and cooling, lighting, acoustics and other functions all in one panel. The Foil has been jointly engineered with lighting specialists Whitecroft Lighting, and is ideal for schools and other educational facilities. Bringing together Zehnder’s expert knowledge in radiant heating and cooling and Whitecroft’s heritage in specialist lighting, the Foil combines all the best features of… Full story
2 girls exercising combating teenage obesity

Spring into action to combat childhood obesity

Children are being offered free PE lessons in an innovative bid to combat teenage obesity. Free passes for school children are being doled out to schools nationwide in an effort to encourage kids to bounce themselves fit.  Cash-strapped schools will be able to swap dusty gymnasium halls and knee-cutting Astroturf’s for foam pits, stunt box zones and Ninja warrior courses. The keep-fit initiative has been launched by UK trampoline franchise Flip Out after alarming statistics revealed nearly… Full story
Nigel getting his OBE from the Queen

Nigel Duncan awarded OBE for services to Further Education

The Principal of Fareham College, Nigel Duncan has been presented with his OBE by Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle for his services to Further Education, during a career spanning nearly 40 years.  After a number of years as a part-time lecturer in Birmingham, Nigel started his full-time career in Further Education as a lecturer at Solihull College of Technology in 1981. Following this he moved on to hold senior posts at Lowestoft College, as Director of Faculty for Vocational and… Full story
2 boys from Neatherd High School desiging for On your Bike

Tomorrow's designers & technologists supported by Dudgeon grant

A grant from the Dudgeon Community Fund has enabled Neatherd High School in Dereham, Norfolk to establish an out-of-hours Design School, On your Bike. The aim is to inspire students to embrace STEM education [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] as they consider their future career options. The Design School runs from 3:30-5:30pm once a week, and groups of between 15 and 20 students, aged 12 to 16 years, undertake a practical STEM project which seeks to provide a solution to an… Full story
EFFECTIVE IT technology from Fifteen Group

Schools and colleges must act now to ensure their it systems are effective

EFFECTIVE IT technology has never been more important to the education sector - and now is the time to invest in systems. That’s according to specialist Fifteen Group which is seeing an increasing number of schools and colleges turn to its experts for support. The business believes that at a time of increasing pressure on education leaders from inside and outside the classroom, schools and colleges need to act now to ensure their IT systems are working to the same high standards they expect… Full story
Business2Schools launch

New Business2School scheme launch

Business2Schools was established to connect businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, Tesco and several City financial firms with schools so that pupils can benefit from both cutting edge technology and high-quality furniture.   The programme has resulted in thousands of pounds of furniture and equipment, including state of the art computers – surplus to requirements for businesses, but still fully-functional and way beyond the reach of a normal school IT budget – being given to schools in the… Full story
Dogs for Good dog comforting a boy

Dogs for good supports making schools safe

Dogs for Good has welcomed the recent comments from Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon Damien Hinds’ about the benefits of dogs in schools but is keen to stress how vital it is to ensure the welfare and wellbeing of each dog working in an educational setting. Dogs for Good is an organisation that has developed a Community Dog Service for Schools and Chief Executive, Peter Gorbing says: “We believe that while dogs can make a very positive contribution in educational settings, their… Full story
A child suffering from a mental health dissorder - CCMH

The emotional brain of children and teenagers

Taking place on Saturday 15 June 2019 at The Child Centre for Mental Health London the latest conference hosted by CCMH will address ‘What children and teenagers need to know about life in order to live well’. Through fascinating film footage and deeply moving case material, teachers and parents can learn how to present science and psychology-informed key information to young people on vital topics such as living with your emotional brain, why love hurts, how to make up after a row and knowing… Full story
Blue Lockers from Action Storage

Rethink Lockers with Action Storage

Who said lockers had to be dull? Action Storage challenges you to rethink lockers with its specially designed locker ranges that can transform student storage space.  Having worked with schools for over 30 years, Action Storage understand what is required for school lockers to make them durable and easy to maintain. Action Storage have two locker ranges, firstly the versatile Atlas Steel Lockers which can cater to different student requirements and have a uniquely robust design to ensure long… Full story
Skern Lodge residential outdoor centre

North Devon’s professional outdoor centre 

Skern Lodge has been using the outdoors for adventure activities and people development since 1976 and are committed to the highest standards in all aspects of their business.  Situated on the north Devon coast in 22 acres of their own grounds, they are in the perfect location. School groups use Skern Lodge for a variety of reasons, especially its talent for creating a course that suits your requirements. No two courses at Skern Lodge are the same.  With a wide variety of exciting, adventurous… Full story
First Aid Kit

Quality First Aid courses delivered on your premises

SPA Training (UK) was established in 1995 and has been successfully running first aid training courses since then across the UK.   The key to our success has been reliability, flexibility and the quality of delivery plus our 200+ trainers strategically placed across the country. We all know how important it is that your staff are fully trained in subjects such as food safety and first aid – for your own peace of mind as well as your customers.  The costs associated with poor food safety are… Full story
The Coquet Shorebase - team on canoe

The Coquet Shorebase

The Coquet Shorebase has a history of providing educational watersports going back nearly 70 years.  Originally a Nautical Training base run through the Coquet High School at Amble, on the Northumberland coast, it is now a Community Watersports Centre providing affordable watersports training and recreation for the local community.  As a registered charity, our aims reflect the social and education benefits these activities can bring to participants. Our main activity base is Ladyburn Lake,… Full story
Group of children at their customised activity week on a private Cornish Beach

Customised Activity Weeks & Holidays on a Private Cornish Beach

Big Green Surf School is the sole activity provider on the stunning, National Trust managed, Crantock Beach in Cornwall. We provide expert tuition in surfing, bodyboarding & stand-up-paddleboarding to all abilities and would love the chance to work with your school. SURFING - Surf lessons for all abilities from complete beginners up to competition level. Crantock has amazing waves without the crowds of nearby Newquay. BODYBOARDING - Ideal for younger students or those less confident in… Full story