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Exeter celebrates student entrepreneurs at annual awards

The University of Exeter has celebrated another successful year of student startups and innovation at the Student Entrepreneurship Awards.

The event celebrated student entrepreneurship activities delivered across the university, including the Student Startups programmes, the With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship degree pathway, and the Engineering and Entrepreneurship degree programme.

The Student Startups programme , an extra-curricular offering at the University open to any student who wishes to develop a business idea, has seen 224 core participants this year and has...

Get Your Free University Admission in Turkey

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 05/22/2024 - 7:50pm

Explore how to get free university admission in Turkey with Turkey Campus. Start your journey with expert guidance today.

Essential Skills for Women Aspiring to Leadership Roles

Essential Skills for Women Aspiring to Leadership Roles

In every aspect of society, including leadership, women are rewriting the rules. From community organizers to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, women are showcasing their amazing ability to lead, inspire, and drive positive change in a range of roles. But there can be differences on the road to becoming a powerful female leader, and each has her own obstacles to overcome.

This blog is designed to empower you on this journey by outlining the essential skills for women aspiring to leadership roles. We’ll look at ways to build the self-assurance, communication skills, and strategic...

How to Change the Career Without a Degree? 4 Tips

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Thu, 05/16/2024 - 6:23am

It's understandable to feel a lack of fulfillment in your job and wonder if it's the right path for you. You're not alone in this sentiment. Employee engagement levels in the U.S. have reached an 11-year low. It's disheartening to know that 17% of full- and part-time workers feel disengaged. If you're among them, know that your feelings are valid and that there are ways to address them.

The good news is, norms regarding job trajectories are changing. You no longer need a standard four-year degree to find fulfilling work. We will go over the main points of how to accomplish that...

Pickleball fever grips West Exe School!

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2024 - 9:45pm

Students at West Exe School , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , have been picking up their paddles and taking part in the pickleball craze that has been sweeping the country!

Pickleball, once a niche sport, has exploded into a nationwide craze in recent years, captivating players, regardless of their age or skill level. The game first emerged in the 1960s and is a mixture of tennis, badminton and ping pong, it has gained momentum in recent years as the ultimate social sport, bringing people together to take part in a fun and accessible form of exercise.

Pickleball has now...

Enhancing Childcare Facilities With Indoor Play Equipment: What Exeter Educators Should Know

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Tue, 05/14/2024 - 1:31pm

Introducing indoor play equipment into childcare facilities significantly enhances the environment for young learners. In Exeter, a region that prides itself on educational quality, providing children with engaging, safe, and stimulating indoor environments is crucial for their development. The strategic inclusion of play equipment caters to various learning styles, promoting active participation and fostering essential developmental skills in a controlled setting.

The Importance of Play in Early Development

The role of play in early development cannot be overstated. It...

St James School hosts Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Sun, 05/12/2024 - 10:47pm

St James School in Exeter, part of the Ted Wragg Trust family, recently hosted the Devon Physical Disability Super Sports Event alongside Devon’s Physical Disability Team.

Twenty five students from across Devon attended the event and the school’s Year 9 Sports Leaders were on hand to help out on the day.

On the menu for the day was inclusive tennis, wheelchair basketball and a multi-sports skills session. There were also games of boccia, a game where athletes throw, kick or use a ramp to propel a ball onto the court with the aim of getting closest to a 'jack' ball. It...

Local homebuilder donates £1,500 to support Okehampton Primary School playground revamp

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/08/2024 - 7:09pm

Local homebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter has made a generous donation of £1,500 to Okehampton Primary School to support the renovation of its playground facilities for more than 500 students.

Recognising the need to improve its two outdated playgrounds which cater to younger and older students, the school has embarked on a project to revamp these areas, ensuring they provide safe and engaging environments for years to come. The generous donation from Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter will directly contribute to the much-needed upgrade.

Once the playgrounds are...

Whipton Barton Federation pupils win ‘Proud to Be’ postcard competition

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:44pm

Mrs Moretta, the headteacher at Whipton Barton Federation, part of the Ted Wragg Trust was pleased to attend the ‘Proud to Be’ community event held at The Beacon Centre, along with Mrs Williams the assistant headteacher.

The staff were in attendance on behalf of four pupils from the school who were winners in the postcard competition. The children's entries celebrated the places in their local community that they are proud of.

Evie in Year 3 drew lots of aspects of the school; Logan in Year 3 drew his house, park, and church; Kiarna in Year 1 drew her special people and...

Transforming Teaching: Online Training Solutions for Educators

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Mon, 05/06/2024 - 8:20am

Teaching today comes with big challenges. Classrooms grow more diverse. New technologies arise. The curriculum must adapt to our digital world. On top of lessons and grading, teachers juggle data analysis, parent contacts, and administrative tasks. The demands are high while support and training often fall short. But Accutrain opens up new solutions to empower teachers with the skills and community to transform their practice.

Demands Facing Educators

Teachers now fill many roles – collaborators, motivators, data analysts, technology integrators and more. But their...

Exeter school celebrates the birthday of the bard!

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2024 - 7:09pm

West Exe School , part of the Ted Wragg Trust , celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday this week.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon , England, in April 1564. The exact date of his birth is not recorded, but it is most often celebrated around the world on the 23rd of April. Shakespeare also died on 23 April; in 1616, when he was 52 years of age.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust states that:

Shakespeare’s baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 26 April 1564. Baptisms typically took place...

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