Educational event

Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Programme launches 2021 applications

Children’s education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, is calling for students and schools to sign up to its highly respected engineering scholarship programme, The Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. The programme, for which applications are now open, is designed to inspire and equip the country’s brightest young people to pursue their dreams of …

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Education leaders launch anti-racism collective for schools across East Anglia

An organisation which aims to engender positive change in the promotion and teaching of anti-racism across East Anglian education has been launched. The East Anglia Anti-Racism Education Collective (EEAREC) will collaborate at a regional level to undertake and deliver anti-racist work across schools to benefit pupils and teaching staff. The …

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Cricket research partnership formed as a tool to boost student life chances

A new research programme launched by the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation (ACCF) and Bohunt Education Trust (BET) aims to inform how cricket and the outdoors can support students struggling with disadvantage, anxiety, engagement and/or behaviour at secondary school. Funding for the project has kindly been provided by ACCF and by …

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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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Many children feel healthier and are more active since the return to school, research finds

A new survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) analyses how the healthy eating habits and physical activity levels of both children and adults have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout the lockdown and now in the recent period of eased restrictions. The survey, conducted as part of BNF …

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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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