Primary schools

McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition returns for its fifth year with new focus launched for 2019

Premier Foods is bringing back its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition for the fifth year running, and will focus on how cookery skills can help build children’s overall confidence. Judges returning include – Carol Harwood, representing LACA; Andrew Green, representing the Craft Guild of Chefs; and Mark …

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Learn2Think Foundation launches news writing competition for 8-11 year olds

Charitable company The Learn2Think Foundation is offering young students the chance to develop their writing, as well as critical thinking, reasoning and research skills in the 2018 Learn2Think Young Journalist Prize. The focus this year is on questioning, challenging 8-11 year olds to think like an investigative journalist, using interviewing …

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Primary schools invited to create an extraordinary school play with National Theatre’s Let’s Play programme

The National Theatre is inviting primary schools looking for inspiration for their end of term play to take part in its Let’s Play programme. Let’s Play provides everything that teachers need to create an outstanding piece of theatre and inspire creative learning across the curriculum. Schools signed up to the …

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Sign up for Outdoor Classroom Day and get children outside to play and learn

A national education charity is calling on schools around the country to swap their desks for the outdoors on Thursday 1 November. Outdoor Classroom Day is returning this November – and this time promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Following a record 2,612 schools and nearly 350,000 …

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University of Hertfordshire announces collaboration to boost the quality of science in primary schools

The University of Hertfordshire has announced the launch of a pioneering collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) to support the delivery and development of the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). Professor Ian Campbell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University and Professor Dudley Shallcross, CEO of PSTT, formally confirmed the …

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