Student engagement

Youth development charity to extend its UK sail training provision with new membership

Young people, schools and youth groups will benefit from the UK’s largest youth development sail training charity becoming a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL). Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) based in Portsmouth, is now a member of IOL, which champions safe activities and effective learning in the …

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Ormiston Academies Trust empowers students to lead the way with nationwide elections

Ormiston Academies Trust’s (OAT) 33,000 students have been given the opportunity to have their voices heard and lead the way following nationwide student elections. The national student voice initiative was created to bring students from across the Trust’s 43 academies together to encourage them to use their voices to drive …

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The importance of collaboration and a whole curriculum approach to STEM

Ahead of last week’s launch in Paisley of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK ( the free learning programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its creative projects showcasing collaborations across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM)), we were delighted to sit down with Dr Anne-Marie …

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Charity launches national spoken word project to support schools

Eastside Educational Trust has launched a new national funded creative project designed to enhance the creative writing and oracy skills of young people. SPOKEN WORD POWER is a 3 year national spoken word poetry programme for school age young people. SPOKEN WORD POWER embeds spoken word poetry teaching, practice, writing …

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Game Embedded Teaching maths app is proving that short bursts of learning is optimal for academic progress in maths

Akribian, a Swedish education technology start-up, is spearheading the way in which children learn maths through short adventure game-based learning which helps children retain information and encourages long term academic success. Its first product Count on me! is a maths app for children aged 6-9 years based on a new …

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New free teaching resources to help children learn about Remembrance

The Royal British Legion, together with the National Literacy Trust, has launched a new range of free teaching Remembrance resources to help children and teenagers understand the importance of Remembrance and its relevance to all of us today. For 100 years Remembrance has reminded us of our shared history and …

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Teaching resources for Airship Dreamers

Bedford Creative Arts (BCA) has developed a series of teaching resources to help schools in and around Bedfordshire explore the iconic airships of Bedford’s past. BCA’s Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity project, delivered in partnership with The Higgins Bedford, provides a great way for schools to link local, social history to …

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Oxford University Press joins Lit in Colour to help schools create a more representative reading experience in the classroom and beyond

The UK’s leading educational publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), has joined Penguin Random House’s Lit in Colour campaign to positively reach and engage with primary school teachers and parents to encourage more representative and inclusive reading experiences in classrooms and beyond. Launched last year by Penguin Random House, alongside race …

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NASA & Discovery Education to stream Mars Rover landing live for schools

On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance Rover is set to touch down on Mars and begin exploration of the Red Planet. To commemorate this historic occasion, Discovery Education—the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content, and professional learning for primary and secondary classrooms—is partnering with NASA to bring students worldwide a special no-cost livestream …

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