RANKED: This is the EASIEST (and most difficult) places in the South West to pass your driving test FIRST TIME round!

With driving tests and lessons being put on pause over the last few months due to COVID-19, many learner drivers are eager to get on the road as soon as possible with tests resuming in July! A new report by GoCompare reveals where you should take your test, to ensure a first-time pass!

During the Coronavirus pandemic, thousands of driving tests across the UK have been cancelled....

Dartmoor launches online 'learning in lockdown' for home education

Dartmoor National Park has launched a new ‘ learning in lockdown ’ digital hub to help inspire and educate people about the National Park's special landscape and what can be found there. The free online resources are aimed at supporting children, parents and teachers as we all continue to observe ' stay at home ' measures due to the Covid-19 emergency. Developed by Dartmoor National Park...

Rosetta Stone announces free language learning courses for school children worldwide

With the halls of learning closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, in excess of 10 million school kids across the UK need to continue their revision and learning at home.

So, who can parents turn to as they look to make sure their children do not fall behind and are still picking up the knowledge and learning they would be at school?

For pupils studying...

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...

New vet scholarship aids wild orang utans

Two vets from Indonesia are the first to benefit from a unique new scholarship programme run by a Cornish vet charity. OVAID – Orang utan Veterinary Aid – is run by Nigel and Sara Hicks, based in Launceston. They help hard-pressed orang utan rescue centres and sanctuaries with veterinary support and donations of equipment.

The new OVAID Bronwyn Scholarship meant that two South East...

Funding available to extend Mandarin teaching in Plymouth

Schools in Plymouth are being encouraged to apply for funding to extend Mandarin teaching in the area.

As part of the Mandarin Excellence Programme – a Department for Education initiative which aims to see 5,000 pupils on track towards fluency in Mandarin Chinese by 2020 – financial support for state-funded secondary schools is available for its successful delivery.


Report identifies ways to boost children's quality of life through outdoor learning

Outdoor learning can have a significant and positive impact on children’s quality of life but needs to be introduced more formally into global school curricula in order for its potential benefits to be fully realised, a new report suggests.

Student Outcomes and Natural Schooling has been produced by Plymouth University and Western Sydney University, following a conference organised in...

Free elearning to support cancer care in the community

A free elearning programme is being launched to help health and social care workers broaden their knowledge of cancer care in the community.

The Royal Marsden School, which has a national and international reputation for excellence in cancer education, commissioned Plymouth-based elearning provider Sponge UK to create the new healthcare training.

The elearning course is made up...

Cyber security training offered to teachers

A cyber security online training programme is being offered to teachers to help them play a key role in combatting cyber threats to schools.

The Tech Partnership, the employer body that develops skills for the digital economy, and NAACE, the association for the UK’s education technology community, have teamed up to produce the new elearning.

Cyber Security for Teachers has been...

Plymouth Uni first to install device to help visually impaired

Plymouth will be the first university in the world to install a new device helping visually impaired people navigate safely around disabled access toilets.

The RoomMate from ADi Access is being fitted in the disabled access toilet in the Roland Levinsky building foyer on Tuesday 15 December. The electronic wall-mounted device uses a bespoke audio recording to describe the layout of the...