education

School funding top concern for leaders in Devon

At a roundtable last night, in which school leaders from across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay met to discuss the top concerns in education with local MPs, a poll of attendees revealed that the vast majority were most concerned about school funding – followed by mental health in schools.

The event, which took place via Zoom, was chaired by local Exmouth primary school head teacher Dr...

Charity mascot Harold the Giraffe posts daily diary following school closures to help keep Devon’s children healthy and happy

The animal mascot of South West children’s charity Life Education Wessex has launched a daily blog to give health and wellbeing advice to children in Devon aged 3 to 11, who can’t go to school because of the Coronavirus shutdown.

Harold the Giraffe is the well-known mascot of the national charity, Coram Life Education. A Harold puppet usually accompanies LEW’s specialist educators when...

Future Make with Real Ideas

Kickstart your future with Future Make - Future Make, presented by Real Ideas, is a series of creative-techy-making clubs and activities for children aged 7 – 11.

What can I do at Future Make? - From flying drones and creating digital immersive experiences, to designing extreme structures and thinking up exciting new ideas, take the confidence, experience and insight you gain and start to shape your creative future.

Events at Future Make - We’ve got some great holiday club days coming up – book yourself onto a day of...

Winners of the Rotary Club of Plymouth Young Artist of the Year competition 2019

Duru Tanir from Plymouth College and Ashlyn Watts and Isobel Battley from Devonport High School for Girls have each been awarded first prize for their respective age groups in a ceremony held at Plymouth College of Art for the Rotary Club of Plymouth’s Young Artist of the Year 2019 competition.

For the second year running, thanks goes to The Clemas Trust, as students from the Quay...

Plymouth College of Art Commercial Photography students archive collections at The Box

Students from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising and Editorial course have collaborated with expert curators from The Box, Plymouth to photograph items from the collections of the £40+ million cultural development which is set to open in spring 2020.

Guided by Curator of Art, Terah Walkup and Media Archivist, Stacey Anderson, the...

Conservation charity helping young people choose All Our Futures

A Devon charity is inspiring young people to change the world – and they’re doing it for free.

Wild Planet Trust is launching new sustainability workshops for schools. The six free workshops – called All Our Futures – aim to empower children and young people to make good choices for the future. Group Education Manager Steve Nash explained:

“As educators, we understand that the...

Zoo's UK climate change first

A Devon educator has become the first accredited UN climate change teacher in a UK zoo.

Steve Nash, Head of Education for Wild Planet Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, has become a UN Accredited Climate Change teacher.

“The modules are based on the most recent evidence regarding climate change science and its...

Surfing Cow ice cream scoops in on education

A South Devon ice cream company is putting education at its heart by offering children and students the opportunity to learn about farming and the environment.

Surfing Cow Ice Cream was established last year at South Battisborough Farm in south Devon close to Mothecombe Beach by dairy farmer Lawrence Glanville and his business partner Alistair Graham. It has quickly established itself...

Plymouth Conservatoire Performer Training Summer School

This summer our Plymouth Conservatoire Performer Training Summer School will take place at our award winning and world class theatre the House and offer a six day intensive training for aspiring performers who are interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts and professional level training.

Participants will be able to train in their chosen art form, acting, theatre and dance, it is open to all levels and ages 14 and over.

The Summer School Monday July 29 – Saturday August 3 will culminate in a performance sharing presented on the House Stage on August 3. Times to...

PSP pioneer produces practical learning kits for primary schools

A creative, practical approach to teaching computing in primary schools is the brainchild of a Plymouth Science Park based firm seeking to make coding fun for children.

ToodleBit encourages children to construct kits to make a range of products from electrical circuit-based games, traffic light systems through to small-scale remote-control buggies.

“The initial idea came out of...

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