Primary schools

New “garden school” opens in East London

Architecture Initiative’s new school in east London has opened its doors to over 700 primary school pupils. Designed for Tower Hamlets School Ltd and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Olga Primary School envisions a ‘garden oasis’ in the heart of the capital city. The school’s vertical design consolidates 25 classrooms …

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‘Around the world in 10 days’ for Sustrans wheely big school challenge

Schools across the country are being invited to sign up for The Big Pedal 2017 – a national challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by double Olympic gold medallist cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand. The Big Pedal 2017, which runs from Monday 20 to Friday …

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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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Students at Leeds Beckett team up with Fuel for School to cut out food waste in Leeds

Education students at Leeds Beckett are helping to fuel primary schools in Leeds as they join forces with the Real Junk Food Project to promote the benefits of recycling wasted food. Fuel for School began as a partnership between the Real Junk Food Project and Richmond Hill Primary School in …

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Parents call for teachers to rethink the traditional primary school report

Research from Capita SIMS has revealed that over half of parents (57%) feel primary school reports are either too generic or do not contain enough information about how their child is doing. More than a third of primary school teachers (35%) agree. This is despite the fact that schools are …

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