Literacy

Primary school children to celebrate Shakespeare’s timeless stories

This March, from 12th-18th, more than two million primary school children across the UK will be celebrating Shakespeare’s timeless stories and poetry as part of Shakespeare Week.  The free scheme for primary school children and their families is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that promotes the …

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New drama project to increase primary school children’s engagement in writing

Leeds Beckett University has teamed up with Burley and Woodhead Church of England Primary School in West Yorkshire and Alive and Kicking Theatre Company to investigate creative ways of increasing children’s motivation for writing. Dr Tom Dobson, Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie School of Education and project leader, explained: “National …

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The Prince’s Trust launches new Achieve programme

The Prince’s Trust has launched a new programme designed to support young people who are at risk of underachieving at school or college to engage with and succeed in education. The Prince’s Trust Achieve programme is a flexible provision for 13-19 year olds who are experiencing challenges with attendance, attainment …

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