At a glance headlines: September 18, 2014

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New e-safety resources, a healthcare careers competition and the 9/11 education programme are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 18, 2014.

Since 9/11

Children aged 11 today were not even born when the 9/11 attacks took place in America. This is the key message to schools from Since 9/11 – the new name for the 9/11 London Project. The charity was originally set-up to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2011 and its work has included the popular 9/11 National Schools Competition. Set-up by the Institute of Education, the education programme seeks to work with schools to teach tolerance, respect and harmony to students aged 14 to 16 across the country. The name change marks the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Visit: www.911educationprogramme.co.uk

e-Safety support

Two new resources focusing on e-safety education have been published by Childnet International. The first, e-Safety in the Computing Curriculum, constitutes a teacher’s guide to the e-safety aspects of the new computing curriculum. The second is a Supporting Young People Online leaflet, which has been published in 11 different languages. Visit: www.childnet.com/resources/esafety-and-computing and www.childnet.com/resources/supporting-young-people-online

Careers in health

A schools competition is encouraging young people to consider a career within healthcare. Run by Health Education England and NHS Careers, the competition aims to make year 8 and 9 students more aware of the breadth of possible healthcare careers. Students are challenged to select one of the careers available in the NHS and create a job advertisement and job description for that role. Visit: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/schoolscompetition

Design challenge

The Great British Make Off – a design competition for key stage 3 students – is now open for entries. It has been launched by the Design and Technology Association and the competition asks students to create design concepts with the potential to transform British cycling. The winners will be offered the chance to work with cycling design experts to refine and develop their concepts. Visit: http://gbmakeoff.co.uk/

University insights

The biggest stresses of university life have been revealed as academic deadlines, applying for jobs and managing money. A survey of 2,128 university students, commissioned by Endsleigh, found that 89 per cent worry about deadlines, 78 per cent about getting a job, and 69 per cent about money. Mental health and wellbeing and physical health and fitness are also high on the list of priorities. However, only 20 per cent counted homesickness as a major concern.


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