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The End of Lost Property: SW schools set to throw away almost 5 million lost items this year

Schools throughout the South West run the risk of throwing away 4.8 million lost items during the current school year1 as the lost property box can no longer operate in the same way due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This means 1.6 million items may go to waste across the region this side of Christmas, accounting for five percent of the 90 million estimated to be thrown away across the...

How to save money as a student

Starting your student life at college or university is an exciting milestone in life and definitely one that you won’t forget.

Just like any part of growing up and becoming an independent adult, it’s not without its challenges.

You’re now responsible for taking care of yourself, making sure you get to your lectures on time and doing the work - unlike school, nobody is going...

Drake Circus launches two weeks of discounts for students

Drake Circus has launched a fortnight of student discounts, running from the 21st September to the 4th October, helping students to shop and dine while saving up to 30% off their favourite brands.

This year’s student shopping event is back with a twist, as Drake Circus has adapted its usual one-night annual event to run over two weeks, helping students make the most of some great deals...

Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with...

School transport guidelines drawn up ahead of September return

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced school transport guidelines as it prepares for a full return of students in September, and Devon County Council has been working with schools, colleges and transport operators to plan for this return. Social distancing guidance, which applies to passengers on public transport, will not apply on dedicated school transport which is not open to the...

The 25 best universities for cycling in the UK

Research released today has officially named the University of Edinburgh as the best in the UK for student cyclists, beating bike-famous Cambridge - as students prepare to ditch public transport for social distancing in September.

The research, from student accommodation search engine, , has ranked the UK’s universities using measures including campus bike storage...

Local Schools can Win a Free Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

The charity Eco-Schools is accepting applications from local schools to earn a free Green Flag certification. Paid for by Frugi , this British organic kids wear brand is funding 150 schools in the UK to achieve this accredited eco-certification. Schools may be out for summer, but it’s a perfect time for schools to plan this activity for September.

Helping to raise the next generation...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

Devon student reaches final of JDO RAW national design competition

Plymouth College of Art student, Emma Flintham, has been selected as one of five finalists of the national student design competition - JDO RAW 2020 .

Over 150 students from across the UK submitted entries to the initiative - run by one of the UK's leading design agencies JDO - that has garnered a reputation for opening doors into the notoriously competitive design industry. Three...

Plymouth pupil named regional winner of Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition

7-year-old Faith from Yealmpstone Farm Primary School in Plymouth has been named as the regional winner of the third Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.

Faith’s poem ‘My dream’ was selected as the winning entry for the South West region in the Key Stage 1 age group (5-7 years).

Thousands of primary school children across England and Wales entered this year’s...

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