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Air pollution: A low parent priority, despite latest evidence

26 September 2018

There are more than 2,000 schools and nurseries situated close to roads with illegal levels of air pollution in England and Wales. However, survey data from Friends of the Earth shows that pollution is not high on parents’ list of priorities when choosing a school.


#HandsUp4HealthyMinds

26 September 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England is launching a new set of free resources, designed to support young people aged 8 to 24.






Resilience workshops on offer

19 September 2018

Secondary schools are being offered free resilience skills workshops based around the experiences of veterans who have lost limbs.


Students sought for space project

19 September 2018

?Students are to be given the chance to identify potential targets for the James Webb Space Telescope, which is being launched by NASA in 2021 to help us understand more about how planets, stars and galaxies formed and evolved.



Letter renews debate over postcode funding lottery

19 September 2018

Education’s postcode lottery is still a reality in Wales with new figures showing the amount spent on pupils this academic year will vary across local authorities by more than £1,300.


MindAid app offers mental health support

19 September 2018

A new web-based app has been created by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London, for teachers to use to help identify and support students with mental health difficulties.






Shakespeare Learning Zone

12 September 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company has launched the Shakespeare Learning Zone, an in-depth online resource about Shakespeare’s plays aimed at young people aged 11 to 18.


Transport blow for rural school

12 September 2018

A rural secondary school in Northern Ireland has suffered a fresh blow after pupils had their free transport cancelled.


Swinney urged to ditch threats of legislation

12 September 2018

?Teaching unions and local authorities have urged John Swinney, the Scottish education secretary, to stop using the “big stick” of legislation to give schools more power.






STEM challenge launches

5 September 2018

The Land Rover 4x4 Schools Technology Challenge – a project-based STEM competition – is now open to all UK secondary schools to register their participation for the 2018/19 season.

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