Skills

Learn2Think Foundation launches news writing competition for 8-11 year olds

Charitable company The Learn2Think Foundation is offering young students the chance to develop their writing, as well as critical thinking, reasoning and research skills in the 2018 Learn2Think Young Journalist Prize. The focus this year is on questioning, challenging 8-11 year olds to think like an investigative journalist, using interviewing …

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Fujitsu launches training course for teachers in a bid to boost digital skills across the UK

Fujitsu has announced the launch of an OCR-backed course (a leading UK awarding body) which will support teachers in developing their own understanding of technology, and it’s application in the world of work. It will focus on the technologies that are impacting the jobs of tomorrow, ensuring UK classrooms are …

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New report finds social background has a negative impact on educational choices made by children at the age of 16

Bright children from poorer backgrounds are far less likely to go to university or study A-levels that could get them into top universities than their wealthier counterparts – even if they live in the same neighbourhood and achieve similar results at GCSE. New research by the Social Mobility Commission has …

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A hidden industry

It is no exaggeration to say that modern life would not be possible without air conditioning and refrigeration. The technology is often hidden, tucked away behind the scenes or on roof-tops. In fact, it is often at its best when it is invisible, just getting on with the job. But …

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Second National Schools Snowsport Week dates announced as four Winter Olympians back the initiative

The second ever National Schools Snowsport Week (www.nssw.co.uk) will take place from 24-30 April 2017 and is backed by Winter Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Dave Ryding, Aimee Fuller and Graham Bell. Aimed at encouraging more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports, the Snowsport England initiative will work with …

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The Junior Memory Championship is now open for entries

Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017. Following on from the success of last year’s championship, which saw over 300 schools take part, the competition aims to find Britain’s rising memory …

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