QE welcomes a special new staff member, Poppy the therapy dog, on duty from September

Queen Elizabeth’s School is ending a challenging year on a very positive note by welcoming a brand new, canine member of staff to their Pastoral Team.

Poppy, a two and half year old Sprocker, will be coming on board as their newest employee from September!

Therapy dogs have been called ‘miracle workers’ because of their calming effect on students and school staff. Poppy comes with very impressive credentials, and received top marks in her official Dog Assessment Report.

Natalie Hunt, QE’s Pastoral Support Lead and Poppy’s owner, said, “Poppy is an incredibly relaxed...

LiveWest donates 30 laptops to Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton

Housing Association’s Gift to Support Digital Access for Community

Housing Association LiveWest has donated thirty laptops to Queen Elizabeth’s School in Crediton.

Rupert Poole, Principal of Queen Elizabeth’s School, said: “QE is very grateful for the generous donation of laptops from LiveWest and it will help our students immensely.

Clearly everyone has been through a challenging year, a year where the importance of developing students’ IT skills and ensuring good internet access has been highlighted.

This donation will not only ensure greater online access for our...

Ace performance from ECS pupil

Exeter Cathedral School Pupil, Sammy, who is in Year 4, represented Devon Tennis at the Under 9 County Cup Regional Group Event in Bath on Saturday 15 May.

The team of 5 boys had a busy day and played 22 matches over 5 hours against 4 other counties including 6 doubles and 16 singles matches. Sammy was selected to play in 6 matches and was the only one to be undefeated!

The Devon Boys Team had a fantastic event, beating Somerset 5-1, Avon 5-1, South Wales 5-1 and Cornwall 4-0 and finished the day as South West Regional Champions!

Sammy’s family has enjoyed...

Taylor Wimpey creates new football pitch for Exeter College

Taylor Wimpey is investing almost half a million pounds in Exeter's sporting stars of the future through the development of new facilities for Exeter College.

The housebuilder is creating a new pitch and changing rooms for the college as part of its Riverside Walk development off Wear Barton Road.

The ground was levelled last year and the pitch has now been seeded. The changing rooms are currently under construction and both should be ready for handover to the college by the summer, weather permitting.

Once open, the pitch will be available for the community to...

E-learning benefits

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:05am

Recently, the system of education we are accustomed to has been rapidly changed by a new trend, E-learning. It is based on the use of computers and the Internet as a major component. Using technology benefits not only teachers, providing them with an enormous variety of materials, but learners as well, shaping their educational possibilities.

This article is about the undeniable advantages of autonomy learning online for young e-learners, especially now when this pandemic has resulted in restrictions being put in place, affecting ‘normal’ work and school and preschool...

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Best Microsoft Azure certifications for a career in cloud computing

The world of technology keeps evolving drastically every day. An IT professional must stay updated to catch the latest opportunity before their competitors. Azure certifications are a gateway to excellent job openings in significant and reputable corporations. According to an IDC report, cloud computing will grow to become a $500 billion industry by 2023. Therefore, becoming a Microsoft certified professional is going to offer an edge in the IT industry.

Why Are Azure Certifications In Demand?

Microsoft created a cloud computing service released in the year 2010, known...

Nine young SW teams in the final 40 of the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize for young inventors and innovators

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:11pm

Nine teams of young people across Devon and Somerset have made it to the national finals of the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize this year. This includes five different teams from Churston Ferrers Grammar School near Brixham – a record in the prize’s history.

The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize, delivered by Nesta Challenges, pairs entrepreneurial skills not usually taught in the classroom with the STEM curriculum to encourage young innovators from across the UK aged 11-16 to create tech solutions to the big challenges of our time - such as climate change, healthy living, ageing...

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Broadclyst Community Primary School awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Broadclyst Community Primary School has been announced as one of 334 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark in April 2021. This is in celebration of its commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.

The project to improve science across the school has been led by Michael Kimber, Professional Development & Science Learning Partnership Lead, and year 6 teacher James Beevor, and it involved all the children from reception upwards. Michael explains: “It has influenced everything from policy to how we teach in the...

Have your say about lockdown learning in major new survey

Have your say about lockdown learning in major new survey of Exeter families and teachers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/26/2021 - 6:12am

Parents, children and teachers in Exeter are being asked to share their experiences of lockdown learning as part of a new survey.

Experts hope the research will help them develop new support for pupils in the city this summer to help their wellbeing and education.

The study, led by Professor Justin Dillon from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education, will shed light on the impact of coronavirus lockdowns and changes to schooling over the last year on Exeter children, their parents and teachers in the EX1-4 postcodes.

The anonymous survey is open...

Exeter school makes nationwide Cyber Security Challenge final

The Maynard School's CyberCenturion VII team make it through to national finals

Students at The Maynard School in Exeter have won a coveted place in the final of a nationwide cyber security challenge.

CyberCenturion VII is a competition open to students aged 12-18 in the UK and British Overseas Territories, giving secondary school pupils the opportunity to develop their cyber security skills and put them to the test via a series of technical/network challenges.

The virtual final on 29 April 2021 will see 6 finalist teams compete for an all-expenses paid trip to the US...
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