Community engagement

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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Pupils from Oldham school unite with community for Remembrance Day

Children from Oldham-based Roundthorn Primary Academy and the wider community have supported local florist Eden in their shop window efforts to support The Royal British Legion in time for this year’s Remembrance Day celebrations. Pupils who attend the school’s lunchtime wellbeing club, an initiative set up by Pastoral Lead Miss …

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Young Money launches ‘Money Heroes’ education programme to connect parents and teachers through Covid-19 and beyond

Young Money has this week launched its ambitious new Money Heroes financial education programme, centred around an innovative and sector-leading online platform designed to help teachers and parents collaborate on the delivery of meaningful and fun home and school learning. Developed with support from HSBC UK, the new programme aims …

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NewVIc launches new African Studies Centre to transform the teaching of black history in schools

The new African Studies Centre, the first of its kind, will equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach students about the history of Africa, doing away with a tradition of learning about this diverse continent through the lens of European Colonialism. The College has teamed up with world-class …

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Military charity launches free secondary school resources to support service children in school

Little Troopers, the military children’s charity, has launched new secondary school resources to help teachers support children aged 11-16 who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces. Created alongside teachers, forces families and behavioural experts, the resources offer lots of practical ideas to get children talking about forces life …

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Royal British Legion launches new resources to help pupils learn the importance of Remembrance

The Royal British Legion, together with the National Literary Trust, has created a range of teaching resources for children in Key Stages 1-4, designed to help them explore their shared heritage of Remembrance and understand its relevance to today. In a year where the nation marked 75 years since Victory …

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New initiative launched to support the mental wellbeing of children in schools

Each session is designed according to The Beattie Method, a holistic approach to building resilience, nurturing self-esteem, wellbeing, learning capacity and critical thinking in a supportive creative environment. By applying The Beattie Method, AT The Bus facilitators help students feel secure and valued; find enjoyment and interest in the world …

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