Student engagement

Threats to extracurricular learning could accelerate youth mental health crisis, warns The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

New research conducted in October 2020 amongst a sample of 2,728 DofE participants of school/college age by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), has today revealed the transformative impact that extracurricular learning, such as volunteering, developing a skill or getting better at a sport, can have on young people’s wellbeing …

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Pupils from Oldham school unite with community for Remembrance Day

Children from Oldham-based Roundthorn Primary Academy and the wider community have supported local florist Eden in their shop window efforts to support The Royal British Legion in time for this year’s Remembrance Day celebrations. Pupils who attend the school’s lunchtime wellbeing club, an initiative set up by Pastoral Lead Miss …

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Ocean Conservation Trust launches world first ocean lessons and virtual tours for schools

Ocean conservation charity, the Ocean Conservation Trust – which also runs the much-loved National Marine Aquarium (the UK’s largest aquarium) – has launched an exciting curriculum learning project. For 22 years, the Ocean Conservation Trust has been providing an exciting and engaging learning programme, using the Ocean as a hook …

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Science Quality Mark awarded to primary academy in West Yorkshire

Batley based Birstall Primary Academy has received the PSQM GILT award after its efforts and sustained improvements in raising the profile of science across its whole school community. The GILT is awarded to those schools who have clearly established science leadership, successful teacher autonomy and innovation, development into science teaching …

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Arts Council England awards Palace House Artsmark Partner status for commitment to supporting cultural education

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket, has achieved Artsmark Partner status in recognition of its commitment to offering and supporting opportunities for a well-rounded cultural education for schools through its education programme. Artsmark Partnership status is awarded by Arts Council England to organisations …

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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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Character education and strong resilient learners top of the agenda

Character education – important for building strong, resilient learners – is once again top of the agenda thanks to Inspiring Learning, winner of Best Residential Experience in this year’s School Travel Awards, who have announced plans to expand its network of award-winning Kingswood outdoor learning centres, designed to help develop …

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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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