Digital skills training for adults

Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West

An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.

The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps are being run by the Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP) and the Digital Skills Partnership .

Following the success of the oversubscribed Digital bootcamps in January 2021, #Train4Tomorrow...

Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Stronger Than Hate: Anti-Hate Challenge for Exeter Secondary Schools

A powerful challenge which empowers children to tackle hate within their communities and take action for a better future is being launched to secondary schools in Exeter today.

Created by University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education, the Stronger Than Hate Challenge invites pupils to use their creativity to bring communities closer together.

Students aged 13-18 are being asked to submit a project showing why united communities are stronger. This can take the form of a video, poem, song, blog or piece of art – and a first...

Mr Williamson, teachers and pupils onscreen during the virtual maths lesson

Secretary of State for Education makes virtual visit to Broadclyst school

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, joined a virtual Year 6 maths lesson and was then interviewed by Year 5 children in the TV studio at Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) on Wednesday morning (24 February).

Following the good news that schools will be reopening on 8 March, the Secretary of State talked to the children about how they’ve been learning during lockdown and how much they are looking forward to being back in their classrooms. During Mr Beevor’s maths lesson, Mr Williamson spoke to children of keyworkers in the classroom and also pupils...

Lord Myners to retire as Chancellor of the University of Exeter after five years

Lord Myners of Truro will retire as Chancellor of the University of Exeter after five years in the role.

Paul Myners CBE, who will be 73 in April and a former Government Minister who has led some of the UK’s best known businesses, will relinquish the role at the end of 2021.

Cornishman Lord Myners, who was brought up in Truro by his adoptive parents, took over the mantle of Chancellor from Baroness Floella Benjamin in July 2016.

Speaking of his retirement from the position, Lord Myners said: “It has been a pleasure and an honour to have served as Chancellor and...

Fairtrade Fortnight: Food for thought for kids

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 02/21/2021 - 10:06pm

Fairtrade Fortnight, 22 February-7 March

This annual event is a great opportunity for children to learn about and celebrate the people who grow so much of our food. This year, the focus is on the climate emergency and how it impacts on producers in the developing world. Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee has devised some games to make it lots of fun

What is fair trade?

This is when companies in developed countries pay a fair price for products that have been made by producers in developing countries. A ‘fair price’ means...

Exeter Cathedral School Virtual Open event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:48pm

Exeter Cathedral School will be holding a Virtual Open event on the morning of Saturday 6 March 2021.

The webinar-style event, held on Zoom, will be an opportunity for families to learn more about the School – known in the country for its strength in the creative arts and its family feel.

Led by the Headmaster, Mr James Featherstone, the event will be an opportunity to get a flavour of life at ECS – a purposeful community where people matter, where children are given the opportunity to flourish, and where you can feel confident that the very best of hands and hearts will...

Oxbridge Offers at Exeter College

Oxbridge Application Success for Exeter College Students

Exeter College students are celebrating as 20 learners have been offered places to study with the internationally-renowned University of Oxford and University of Cambridge.

Places at the Oxbridge universities, as they are commonly known, are incredibly sought-after, with a rigorous application and interview process required to get in to study at one of the leading universities in the world.

This year, record numbers of Exeter College students applied for places at the universities, and now 20 students are celebrating their hard work paying off with offers to study a range...

61st LIYSF 2019

Why the need for virtual STEM summer schools?

Authored by LIYSF
Posted: Tue, 02/16/2021 - 6:32am

Even in the post COVID19 world, virtual STEM summer schools would play an important role. Here we discuss some of the advantages of conducting these camps virtually.

Summer Schools and their Benefits

In this connected era, more and more parents, teachers, schools as well as young students all over the world are realising the pros of attending a high-quality summer programme in both the US and the UK. But there are still several who are often unaware of the incredible benefits of these programmes and end up being at a major disadvantage when compared to their peers.


Why Play Math Games? How Games Can Help Kids Get Better at Math?

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Posted: Fri, 02/12/2021 - 7:38pm

As early as 1850 BC there are records of mathematical puzzles and games. Famous Rhind Papyrus found in Egypt is estimated to be from 1850 BC. After which throughout history, many artifacts were found which showed that puzzles and games were often interwoven with mathematics. The teachers also take the help of the math games and puzzles to explain the concepts first before proceeding towards the problems. Whether it is number games, geometric puzzles, network problems mathematics is commonly and often associated with puzzles. It is instrumental to have puzzles or games around to develop...

Which certification is best for a product owner?

Product Owner certification is one of the best credentials for someone who take their company's offerings seriously. Product ownership is a gradual function for highly skilled product managers or beginner Scrum masters. Recent global changes towards agile technique have made expert scrum product owner a much likable role. Individuals with product owner positions experience growth in their specific scrum frameworks.

Despite the above dynamics, a nagging question that many people keep asking themselves is: How can one become a successful product owner? You may also try to find out...

Nine Oxbridge offers for Exeter School

Exeter School is pleased to complete this year’s Oxbridge admissions process with the announcement that nine pupils have been offered places.

This year’s selection of candidates includes a former pupil and eight current pupils who all completed the admissions process online this year.

Seven pupils were offered places to study at the University of Cambridge and two at the University of Oxford this year.

Alumna Lily Alford has an unconditional offer to study history and Spanish at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

She said receiving an offer from Cambridge has...