Education

Benefits of choosing mechanical engineering as a course

Modern parents assign more importance to education. They sacrifice various things to shape their child’s future. Even children are serious about their education and thereafter life. However, many youngsters have no clue which field might be the best. Although any sector presents a slew of opportunities, some are better than others. If you’re unsure about selecting an ideal course, consider mechanical engineering. Choosing mechanical engineering as a course comes with a slew of benefits. Let’s check each of them to make the best decision.

Perks of choosing mechanical engineering...

Devon education stakeholders to question Shadow Education Secretary

As Children head back into the Classroom Devon Education stakeholders to Question Shadow Education Secretary

On Wednesday 17th March, educators across Devon will have the chance to share their experiences and questions with Shadow Secretary of State for Education Kate Green MP on the quality of education in Devon.

This follows on from a successful listening event at the end of February which brought together parents, teachers and students to discuss topics such as academisation of schools, exams and the effect of COVID on students and teachers.

Current Labour...

Tiverton boarding school turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/15/2021 - 9:58pm

A Tiverton boarding school has purchased a new fleet of grounds equipment after securing a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK as part of a wider overhaul of the grounds within the school’s 120-acre site.

Blundell’s School switched banks to HSBC UK in October 2020 and has used additional funding from the bank to purchase a fleet of high-quality grounds equipment, including tractors, a four-meter-long mower and a turf conditioner. Head Groundsman Graham Cox, who joined Blundell’s last January, has seen improvements on many fronts thanks to the new equipment.

The new...

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Ten tips to help parents prepare children for the full return to school

Authored by lparks
Posted: Thu, 03/04/2021 - 2:18pm

As pupils prepare to return to the classroom on March 8, Devon-based Thrive has put together a list of easy-to-follow, practical suggestions to help parents and children to get ready for face-to-face learning.

While some children may be feeling excited at the prospect of seeing friends and teaching staff again, others may be feeling anxious about returning to a busy school environment, seeing less of their parents or the perceived pressure to catch up on missed lessons.

Thrive, a Newton Abbot-based provider of training and tools which support children’s mental health and...

Exeter primary school handed laptops boost

A primary school in Exeter is celebrating after receiving a new set of laptops to help children learn from home.

St Martin’s Church of England Primary School, Cranbrook, has been given £6,600 to buy 20 Chrome Books by housing association LiveWest, so that pupils without access to computers are not disadvantaged.

LiveWest contacted St Martin’s with the generous offer after stepping in to help bridge the educational gap created by lockdown.

The donation, coupled with government funding, means St Martin’s now have enough laptops for all of their children who are...

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...

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