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...

Art with Artists for 11-16 year olds

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/28/2022 - 6:57pm

Young people will have the opportunity to work and play with professional artists and theatre makers this Easter.

Nature-inspired Textiles and Devised Theatre are amongst the activities that 11 to 16 year olds will be able to take part in during Art With Artists – a four-day programme run by Significant Seams in partnership with Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The activities include:

Experimenting with the natural colours of plants and sunprinting with textile artist Catherine West

Devising a performance and learning acting skills with the Exeter Northcott...

Why online courses are still the best for interior design students

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/25/2022 - 11:17pm

Online courses were always the lesser-known education option until the emergence of the new normal. In an instant, everything became remote, including schools and businesses. The sudden emphasis on the work from home model might make it look like the online setup is only utilized out of necessity, overlooking their advantages.

The field of interior design is a detailed study, and aspiring designers want the best education to serve as the foundation of their future careers. However, a common misconception of quality interior design education is that you can only achieve it by...

Technical Education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Authored by NanaKwame
Posted: Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:38am

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch of the government’s new ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign, which launched on 24th January. The campaign brings together in one place all the training and education choices that are available for...

“Just a BRILLIANT school” Exeter School praised in latest school report

A leading independent school in Devon is delighted to feature in the 22nd edition of The Good Schools Guide.

Exeter School, a co-educational day school in the heart of the county welcomed the guide’s inspector on campus in February 2022 where she interviewed parents, pupils and staff to fully assess the school’s education, facilities and extra-curricular offering.

The Good Schools Guide has been published for over 35 years and is the UK’s number one school guide, including impartial and candid school reviews based on their well-informed, unbiased approach.

As...

Local Skills Report sets priorities for the South West

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Wed, 03/23/2022 - 10:00am

The Heart of the South West Skills Launchpad , part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP), has launched a Local Skills Report, which sets out priorities for the region for 2022 to 2024.

The report recognises that the area's economy is shaped and led by the skills of its residents and businesses, but that the level of those holding a higher-level qualification or working in a professional occupation within the Heart of South West remains below the national average.

Since 2019, the Heart of the South West Skills Advisory Panel (SAP) has...

South West receives more than £2.2 million investment from Bikeability Trust improve access to cycle training

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 10:54pm

The South West will receive £2,236,741 to help more children learn to cycle with Bikeability.

The funding is part of a record £20 million investment for the Bikeability Trust from the Department of Transport. It will be used to deliver cycle training for children and families.

Bikeability has trained more than 3.6 million children since 2007. This funding has the potential to deliver half a million training places for children and their families across the UK, supporting even more people to introduce active travel into their everyday lives. The funding will ensure even...

SplashLearn Announces SpringBoard Maths Challenge 2022

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/10/2022 - 11:17am

The popular game-based learning programme SplashLearn has announced the second UK edition of its massively popular SpringBoard Maths Challenge. The maths competition is a calendar marked event and is highly anticipated by teachers across the US and Canada. TheSpringBoard Maths Challenge 2022 is open to all classes from Year 1 through Year 6 in the UK and will run from March 1 - May 8, 2022.

Participation in the challenge, which is free , is designed to give teachers and schools the opportunity to engage their primary school students through fun maths challenges aligned to the...

Stronger Than Hate Challenge

Anti-Hate Challenge Launched for UK Secondary Schools

A powerful challenge which empowers secondary school students to tackle hate within their communities is being launched across the UK this week.

The annual Stronger Than Hate Challenge encourages students aged 13-18 to use their creativity to show how testimony can bring communities closer together. Entries can take the form of a video, poem, song, blog or piece of art and a first prize of £5000 plus iPads is on offer. Full rules and submission details are available here.

The Stronger Than Hate Challenge demonstrates the power of learning from the past and raising one’s...

More Devon families get first preference secondary school

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/01/2022 - 10:21pm

More families in Devon will receive their top preference secondary school this year.

Devon County Council announced today that 92.6 per cent of families who applied for a place next September have been offered their first preference - up more than one per cent from 91.5 per cent last year.

In all, 97.6 per cent of families will get one of their three preferences.

On top of the first preferences, 4.1 per cent have been allocated their second preference and 0.9 per cent their third preference.

This year the county council received 7,697 applications for...

Exceptional Student Talent Celebrated at Exeter College Awards

The Exeter College Student Awards moved to a virtual celebration this year to recognise exceptional student achievements. In total, 21 categories were awarded, celebrating students from across the College’s wide range of subjects and specialties.

Students’ hard work, dedication and passion is part of what makes Exeter College truly outstanding and this event, although virtual, is a way of recognising students' commitment and ambition for what they do.

Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive John Laramy CBE said, “The Exeter College Student Awards are always a...

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