Digital skills

Stockport student wins Rise Up 2020 for plantable chocolate wrapper that grows into flowers

Layla Assi (aged 16) from Stockport, Greater Manchester, studying at Southport College, Merseyside, has been named the winner of “Best Campaign” in advertising and digital skills competition, Rise Up 2020. Part of The Code from global advertising, marketing and digital agency, Dentsu, Rise Up 2020 challenged young people from diverse …

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Education Select Committee Chair hails Ron Dearing UTC as flagship for future of learning

A leading education expert has hailed Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) as a flagship school and praised staff for transforming the lives of students. Robert Halfon, Chair of the Education Select Committee and Conservative MP for Harlow in Essex, took time out from his Parliamentary roles to visit Hull’s …

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Can your class master Mars? School robot competition 2020 invites team entries

The EPSRC UK-RAS Network, organiser of the annual UK Robotics Week celebration, is today inviting school groups aged 8-14 years to submit their unique designs for a robot that can explore exciting space terrains. The School Robot Competition 2020 is open for entries now at https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/design. The deadline has been …

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V&A announces a new KS3 programme for every school in England to champion Design and Technology

The V&A has launched its most ambitious ever schools programme, V&A Innovate, to champion Design and Technology (D&T) as an essential subject and exciting career pathway.  Available to every school in England, V&A Innovate introduces key stage 3 (KS3) students to core design principles used in industry to support teachers …

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Robot-savvy students secure once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the UK at global robotics tournament in the USA

Almost 500 students from across the South of England gathered at the KingsGate Conference Centre in Peterborough this week (Wednesday 13 March) to compete in the inaugural FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Championships. Team St Christopher’s Snowflakes from St Christopher School, Letchworth Garden City were named FIRST® Tech Challenge UK Inspire …

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Students put their STEM skills to the test at the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Almost 200 school children from across East Anglia gathered at University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering this week (Tuesday 15 January) to compete in the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional heat. Team CERC, Cambourne Electronics & Robotics Club, were awarded the FIRST® LEGO® League Champions’ Award and will now …

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