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Taking Care of Education

The Brunts Academy has 1,600 students and 200 staff and was rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good School’ in April 2013. Well known in the Mansfield area as the historic Brunts School founded in 1800, it became a Specialist Performing Arts College in 2001 and an Academy on 1st January …

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Agrippa smart new door closer is clever innovation

A new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses unique, smart technology to ‘learn’ the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launched by fire technology specialists Geofire. Easily retrofitted to any door, this intelligent wire-free closer learns the sound of your specific fire alarm, releasing the door in …

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New Resource for Learning in the Local Environment

Churchyard and Burial Ground Education pack The charity Caring for God’s Acre supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Jean Jackson Charitable Trust has created a new resource for teachers and youth leaders, which is available via their website: www.caringforgodsacre.org.uk. This newly produced pack offers lots of activities and …

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Why You Can Trust a B&ES Member

The 1300 member firms of B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association (formerly HVCA) are engaged in the design, installation, commissioning or maintenance of a wide range of building engineering services including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, heat pumps, ductwork, ventilation hygiene, plumbing, facilities services, energy management and renewable technologies. …

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Portakabin Delivers Interim Sixth Form Centre in Just Six Weeks

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has delivered an interim sixth form centre in just six weeks at a school in Cheshire after structural defects to an existing building meant alternative accommodation was urgently required. Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School needed high quality facilities to be fitted out over the …

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Leafield reveals ‘next big thing’ for education recycling

The education sector is becoming more environmentally aware and realising the impact their operations have on the wider community according to a recent Leafield Environmental survey conducted ahead of WRAP Recycle Week. The survey reveals that plastic recycling is the big focus for academies, secondary schools, colleges and universities next …

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LazyLawn helps Hull school children chill out

A school in Hull has transformed a gravel courtyard into a ‘chill zone’ in which children can relax, thanks to the installation of artificial grass from LazyLawn. The UK’s biggest artificial grass brand rolled out 200 square metres of turf at Westfield Primary School, in Cottingham, turning its courtyard into …

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