Charity

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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National Literacy Trust and Premier League team up to distribute nearly 25,000 free books to primary school pupils across England and Wales

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League are working together to distribute nearly 25,000 books to five to 11-year-olds who need them most this World Book Day (Thursday 4 March). Pupils taking part in the Premier League Primary Stars education programme, delivered by professional football club community organisations across …

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River Beach Primary School staff provide food for local families

A team of Teaching Assistants at River Beach Primary School in Littlehampton has stepped in to help local families who faced food poverty over the school holidays. The group supplied food packages to families in need following the Government’s decision not to extend the Free School Meals programme over the …

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Final call for schools and not-for-profit organisations in the Midlands to apply for STEM grant funding of up to £20,000

Organisations in the West Midlands have just days left to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, to support their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects. Applications close on Monday 30th November, at 5pm. Not-for-profits, schools and charities can apply for …

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Threats to extracurricular learning could accelerate youth mental health crisis, warns The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

New research conducted in October 2020 amongst a sample of 2,728 DofE participants of school/college age by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), has today revealed the transformative impact that extracurricular learning, such as volunteering, developing a skill or getting better at a sport, can have on young people’s wellbeing …

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BBC Children in Need: Joe Wicks and Laura Whitmore launch 2020 schools fundraising appeal

BBC Children in Need has announced Joe Wicks will be returning for the charity’s 2020 Appeal as the Schools Ambassador. Joe is leading this year’s primary schools campaign, ‘Five to Thrive’, which aims to unite children in schools across the UK in a week of activities to enhance their own …

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