Environment

by Caroline Offord from the RSPB

Do you remember the feel of sand in your toes, the darkness of a cave as you looked for bears or the thrill of climbing your first tree?

To many people it would seem obvious that having access to play, learning outdoors and exploring the world around you is an essential part of childhood.

Mark Stevenson, Managing Director of Bright Spark Energy, advises how schools can cut back on their budget by using renewable energy options. He explains how making tiny efficiency changes as well as exploring funding options can provide schools with the tools to save money...

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Thursday 27 October 2016

Leeds City College, one of the largest FE institutions in the country, has officially opened its University Centre.

Based at the former College House on Park Lane, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place in the presence of the West Yorkshire Lieutenancy’s Major Stan Hardy, the college’s principal Colin Booth OBE and the University Centre’s Dean of Higher Education, Janet Faulkner.

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Tuesday 23 August 2016

Students unconvinced that courses prepare them for the workplace

Concerns about whether university prepares graduates for the world of work is casting doubt over the value for money it provides students, new research suggests.

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Monday 08 August 2016

 

Opting to install a canopy in a school would bring with it a number of benefits. The children would be able to play and learn outside in an environment that would not be affected by the wind or the rain.  This makes it possible to spend time outdoors all year round but it also means that the children are protected from the sun during the summer as it blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays.

From a safety perspective, the children will know that they have to remain within the canopy and this makes life easier for teachers.