Devon: Educational News

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Schools ‘go bananas’ over shipping

22nd June 2017

Schools have ‘gone bananas’ over a new educational campaign, promoting the UK’s reliance on ships for food and everyday objects. Children in over 80 schools around the UK, from the Isle of Skye to Devon are taking part, and are being encouraged to think about where every day items...

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SCHOOL MEALS MISSION APPEALS TO GET PEAS ON PUPIL’S PLATES

21st June 2017

The Yes Peas! campaign calls on schools to put peas on the dinner menu during Great British Pea Week The Yes Peas! campaign and the UK pea vining industry have launched a school meals mission and are appealing for schools up and down the UK to put peas on pupil’s plates during Great British...

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BP boosts support for primary science teaching with Science Explorers

16th June 2017

BP is boosting support for science teaching in primary schools with the launch of Science Explorers, a brand new collection of free, curriculum-linked science learning materials, including an app for primary school pupils aged 5 to 11. Science Explorers is specially designed for use by teachers who...

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56 educators become Britain’s Classroom Heroes on Thank a Teacher Day

16th June 2017

The Teaching Awards Trust today welcomes celebrated author and former Children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo as its new President. Mr Morpurgo will support the charity’s mission to celebrate excellence in education through the annual Pearson Teaching Awards and the Thank a Teacher Campaign. Morpurgo...

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City Children Connect With Nature

14th June 2017

An innovative project to reconnect inner-city kids with nature in Bristol looks set to benefit more than 5,000 children by the end of the year. Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) is delivering its ‘Munching Caterpillars’ project to primary schools all over the city to teach children...

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NEW DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP TO BOOST SCIENCE AND NUTRITION TEACHING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

14th June 2017

Thousands of primary school pupils are set to benefit from a new partnership between Switzerland’s Alimentarium Museum and Discovery Education Espresso, which will deliver exciting digital resources to classrooms and transform the teaching of science and nutrition in UK schools. The 3-year initiative...

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Celebrate International Olympic Day with free adidas t-shirts from Get Set

14th June 2017

Get Set, the official youth engagement programme from the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, is celebrating International Olympic Day on June 23rd with fun activity ideas for schools and a chance to win free adidas t-shirt packages. International Olympic Day is a...

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2017 Summer Reading Challenge: resources for teachers now online

23rd May 2017

As libraries across the UK get ready to introduce children to new worlds of facts and fiction through Animal Agents, the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge™ - which is created by independent charity The Reading Agency – special resources for primary school teachers to use in the run-up are...

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Schools get a sprint start with free education programme Starting Blocks

17th May 2017

In the build-up to the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017, teachers across the UK can get their students involved in the summer’s biggest sporting event with the launch of a free education programme, Starting Blocks. Designed to inspire, motivate and...

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Encourage healthy sun safety habits this summer with Boots Soltan Sun Ready

17th May 2017

Boots Soltan Sun Ready is back for 2017! This fun, free and curriculum-linked learning programme is specially designed to support primary school teachers during sun safety education. Children love to learn through outdoors play and exploration - but in the hot summer months it’s also important...

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Pupils send queen into space to win national coding competition

15th May 2017

Two Manchester primary school pupils have won a national coding competition, after designing a computer game to send The Queen into space. The Year 3 pupils from Bury Catholic Prep scooped joint first prize in the Discovery Education ISA Junior Coding Competition, which encouraged children to create...

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Pupils win tv tour for classmates in Roald Dahl Centenary Competition

9th May 2017

Pupils from two primary schools stepped into the exciting world of television at Discovery Channel on Friday after their classmates scooped first prize in a national Roald Dahl competition. Alfie Richards, 9, from Irthlingborough Junior School in Wellingborough, and Raiya Mann, 7, from Glendower Prep...

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SATs PREP GOES DIGITAL: PRIMARY SCHOOLS GET READY WITH DISCOVERY EDUCATION ESPRESSO

2nd May 2017

Primary schools across the UK are using an award-winning digital learning service to get pupils ready for next week’s SATs tests. Discovery Education Espresso is helping thousands of teachers by providing dynamic online resources which keep children engaged and make revision fun. Maintaining...

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