Education

Exeter School pupil wins place with National Youth Theatre

A talented Exeter School pupil has been selected for the prestigious National Youth Theatre. Emily who is in Year Ten, is taking Drama at GCSE and recently started LAMDA acting lessons which are offered at school. She has taken part in many Exeter School productions since joining in Year Three, including the recent performance of ‘The Odyssey’.

Emily attended an NYT audition day held at Exeter School for pupils in March. This involved a three-hour workshop followed by an individual audition with a NYT director where she had to perform a monologue of her choice. Emily found out...

The importance of students’ participation in physical activities for educational growth!

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2022 - 6:11am

All-time studying under the external pressure of parents is destroying students’ individuality because the creation of mental health problems. In this situation, it is of utmost importance to alleviate the stored stress in mind by doing some physical activities in the school playground and at home.

You will be amazed at how effective sports can be in a student’s life. Physical activities do not mean sports only. It includes all kinds of adventures such as local games, running or walking, hiking, competitions held at the school, traveling, and even climbing steps or dancing to a...

National recruitment drive to visit Exeter

A national recruitment campaign is coming to Exeter to encourage local people to find out more about life as a teacher. The session aims to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach event at Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SP on Tuesday 17th May 2022 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Visitors will be able to find out how to get into teaching from expert advisers, training...

Devon and Cornwall receive £1.8m funding boost to support thousands of people into skilled jobs

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Wed, 05/11/2022 - 12:39pm

Devon County Council and Cornwall Council have been awarded £1.8 million funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to run a third year of Skills Bootcamps .

The Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks, that offer adults the opportunity to retrain into in-demand job roles in emerging and growth sectors. The bootcamps are designed alongside employers, to ensure people are developing industry skills that meet current recruitment needs, with learners guaranteed an interview at the end of their training.

The bootcamps...

How to encourage your child to code

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:08am

It’s safe to say that coding is something we’re all familiar with. As the instructions tell computers and electronic devices what to do, coding is intrinsic to life as we know it – one entwined with technology.

Although you may believe that coding is reserved for a select few technologically advanced individuals, that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, according to a recent study by Raspberry Pi and coding experts Okdo , the parents of children who have learnt coding ranked their children’s aptitude for maths, writing, creative thinking, communication and teamwork as ‘above...

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Devon College calls out for memories

Authored by Joe Cooper
Posted: Sat, 04/23/2022 - 6:45am
2022 is a big year for landmark anniversaries

Along with Her Majesty the Queen, South Devon College is celebrating a long reign.

Originally founded as a technical college, with its first intake of students back in the 1931/32 academic year, it’s celebrating its 90th birthday this June.

To mark this prestigious day the college wants to hear from former students.

“South Devon College has seen many changes in its 90 years. It’s a remarkable institution and I would like to ask our community to help us celebrate this important anniversary – to recognise and celebrate the...

Learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at new University of Exeter course

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/13/2022 - 10:22pm

People can learn about Ukraine’s spectacular culture and language at a new University of Exeter course.

It will be led by Iryna Ilnytska, originally from Ukraine, and is designed to help people begin to communicate in Ukrainian.

Iryna, a trained opera singer, studied at Kyiv Linguistic University, Zurich University and Music Academy in Milan. A few years ago, she started organising and performing in classical concerts in Devon to introduce Ukrainian music to the county.

Iryna said: “I have cherished the idea of teaching the Ukrainian language in Devon for a few...

Exeter College Scoops Top Award at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 

Nominees for the Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) Awards recently gathered to celebrate excellence in apprenticeship delivery. With a record-breaking number of entries, the bar was set high.

Exeter College is delighted to have scooped the award for Legal, Finance and Accounting Apprenticeship Provider of the Year.

Sarah Mandeno, Head of Faculty for Professional Adult Learning at Exeter College said: “We are delighted to have won the Legal, Finance and Accounting Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards. We have a passionate and...

Exeter School pupil with Wimbledon... and an Ivy League College in his sights

An Exeter School pupil is looking to begin university life across the Atlantic this September. Matt Rutter, currently an Upper Sixth pupil has been offered a place to study economics at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania where he will also be able to develop his thriving tennis career as part of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) which saw both John Isner and Cameron Norrie (the current British number one) compete before joining the professional circuit.

Matt, who is based in Exeter, played at Junior Wimbledon in 2021 and, before COVID19 was on target to...

Why Salesforce Sharing and Visibility Designer Certification is Best for You?

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Sat, 04/02/2022 - 10:57am

The Salesforce Sharing and Visibility Designer exam evaluates security and sharing requirements for designing secure, scalable solutions on Salesforce. Architects, analysts, and administrators can use this credential to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities on Force.com . This Salesforce certification is an excellent option for builders, analyzers, and managers who want to improve their skills. It will benefit greatly to one career from earning this credential.

https://trailhead.salesforce.com/credentials/administratoroverview/

Prerequisites:

There are,...

JLL Exeter invites students to gain insight into world of property

Authored by WendyS
Posted: Wed, 03/30/2022 - 3:18pm

Real estate adviser JLL in Exeter is calling on students aged 14-19 who are keen to learn more about a career in the property industry to apply for a virtual work experience programme.

The Access to Property with JLL four-day programme will give young people a chance to find out whether a role in the property sector – or within inter-related teams such as marketing, business admin or finance - might be for them.

Running from 11 to 14 April in partnership with Springpod, Access to Property with JLL will include live and recorded webinars, hosted by current JLL graduates and...

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