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15,000 free books to be given away to UK schools to get children excited about space

An exciting new school project will encourage thousands of British students to realise their inner space expert and explore the Universe, thanks to teaching resources including 15,000 free books. To celebrate the UK’s involvement with one of the most globally-anticipated space missions, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Science and …

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V&A announces a new KS3 programme for every school in England to champion Design and Technology

The V&A has launched its most ambitious ever schools programme, V&A Innovate, to champion Design and Technology (D&T) as an essential subject and exciting career pathway.  Available to every school in England, V&A Innovate introduces key stage 3 (KS3) students to core design principles used in industry to support teachers …

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Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir inspires new teaching resource to boost secondary students’ literacy skills and confidence

Penguin and the National Literacy Trust have teamed up to launch a free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, to boost secondary students’ literacy skills, leadership abilities and confidence: literacytrust.org.uk/becoming. Literacy levels and confidence amongst England’s young people is worryingly low. Last year, a third (36%) of …

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Schools to teach pupils about cutting back on sugar in maths and English lessons

New Change4Life teaching resources will support teachers to use English and Maths lessons to help children cut back on sugar. This comes as Public Health England (PHE) reveals the average 10 year old has already consumed at least 18 years’ worth of sugar. While children’s sugar intakes have declined slightly …

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There But Not There and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission launch new First World War education resources

There But Not There, the First World War centenary campaign led by former Chief of the General Staff, General The Lord Dannatt, has launched a new series of educational resources to assist teaching today’s generation about one of the defining periods of the UK’s history. Developed in partnership with the …

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Primary schools urged to sign up for NSPCC ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ visit to keep children safe from harm

The adult pictured is a volunteer.

Primary schools across the country yet to receive an NSPCC ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ assembly are being urged to sign-up for a visit. Delivered at no cost to schools, the programme could prevent pupils suffering from abuse or neglect. Since 2011 the children’s charity has been to almost 80% of …

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120,000 children set to benefit from £1.6 million investment in Heritage Schools programme

The Department for Education yesterday (Tuesday 10 April 2018) announced £1.6 million for Historic England’s award-winning Heritage Schools programme, allowing the scheme to continue for the next two years. Thanks to Heritage Schools, half a million children have already taken part in a range of stimulating projects including creating local …

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