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Aquafresh to launch Inventors’ Academy competition for all UK primary schools on 26th March

On the 26th of March, Aquafresh will be launching its Inventors Academy competition, giving schools the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of equipment and a whole class sleepover at the Science Museum. Open to every primary school within the UK, the competition encourages teachers to focus on the importance of …

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Primary school children to celebrate Shakespeare’s timeless stories

This March, from 12th-18th, more than two million primary school children across the UK will be celebrating Shakespeare’s timeless stories and poetry as part of Shakespeare Week.  The free scheme for primary school children and their families is run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the independent charity that promotes the …

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Historic England asks teachers to explore our prehistory with new resources

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils. Spanning the entire period from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the interactive timeline gives teachers a vivid visual representation of how Britain’s landscape and inhabitants changed …

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Fujitsu launches training course for teachers in a bid to boost digital skills across the UK

Fujitsu has announced the launch of an OCR-backed course (a leading UK awarding body) which will support teachers in developing their own understanding of technology, and it’s application in the world of work. It will focus on the technologies that are impacting the jobs of tomorrow, ensuring UK classrooms are …

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‘Around the world in 10 days’ with world record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont for Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 school challenge

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont is calling on schools to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’ as part of Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 – a UK-wide event to get more young people cycling and scooting to school. The Big Pedal 2018, which runs from …

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Snowsport England releases online school resources inspired by the Winter Olympics 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are fast approaching and will soon land in PyeongChang, South Korea, where a dynamic selection of British medal hopefuls will compete on the world stage. Governing body Snowsport England aims to capture the buzz created by the UK’s thrilling wintersports athlete performances and help …

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UK schoolchildren take part in upcycling challenge for Waste Week 2017

Over five hundred schools have participated in a competition to find the UK’s best upcycling project as part of Waste Week 2017, which aims to raise awareness amongst school communities on the importance of reducing waste. The winning idea for a primary school, invented by Beaulieu Primary School in Jersey …

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Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms. A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at Key …

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School children take control for this year’s BNF Healthy Eating Week

Across the UK, school children, universities and workplaces will be taking part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2017, from 12 – 16 June. With three months still to go, 7,500 organisations have already registered, representing a 10% increase on last year’s total. This year, the theme …

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