Jonathan Swift

UK Festival of Robotics 2021: KS1 & 2 robot drawing and story competitions now open for entry

The organisers of the annual UK Robotics Week celebration – now the UK Festival of Robotics – have announced the return of their robot drawing and story competitions, inviting primary schoolchildren nationwide to share their robot-inspired creativity with a team of top judges. The inaugural competitions in 2020 attracted an …

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The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House launch a review into national primary school library provision

The National Literacy Trust, supported by Penguin Random House UK, has launched a nationwide review of primary school library provision, including a call to evidence to gather perspectives from key stakeholders who work in education as well as directly from families. The project will look at how COVID-19 has impacted …

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Thousands of schoolchildren are walking for road safety this June, with Brake’s Kids Walk 2021

Road safety charity Brake has announced the return of its road safety campaign Brake’s Kids Walk. On Wednesday 16 June 2021, thousands of schoolchildren across the UK will take part in a short, supervised walk to promote important road safety messages. Children will walk in pairs in crocodile formation within …

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Popular national food, farming and environment competition announced in new and exciting format

LEAF Education, in partnership with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, has re-launched its annual national competition in Food, Farming and Environment to offer even more schools the chance to win on-farm experiences. For the first time, the competition will see up to ten schools being chosen as semi-finalists, who will each receive …

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Spire Healthcare starts search for up to 270 nurse degree apprentices

The leading private healthcare provider, Spire Healthcare, is launching a new nurse degree apprenticeship programme in partnership with the University of Sunderland, with roles available across Spire’s 35 English hospitals. The nurse degree apprenticeship is open to applicants at all stages of life, including school leavers, university graduates and people …

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Pearson reinvigorates English Language GCSE through contemporary, skills-based learning

Pearson has announced the launch of a new Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language specification, which has been designed to engage and motivate students through contemporary texts and writing tasks, providing a new qualification choice to reflect the diversity of learners. The newly accredited Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language …

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