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The Best Ways to Beat Homesickness While Studying Abroad

Homesickness is not a condition you can avoid without causing some irreversible negative effects now or soon in the future. As a simple definition, homesickness is emotional distress that manifests when you feel disconnected from the familiar. This includes people, places, smells, and personal routine.

When you miss somebody, someone, or something bad, your emotional stability is fragile. When you suffer and experience emotional pain, every single aspect of your life will change. 

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South Dartmoor Community College teams up with Giving World 

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:29pm

South Dartmoor Community College has teamed up with national charity, Giving World, in a new initiative which will benefit all students at the school. 

The school in Ashburton has called the scheme the 'Room of Requirement' – after the Harry Potter books – and has seen it receive dozens of items for free that students can claim. The haul includes 150 pairs of socks, 30 pairs of gloves, 240 bottles of spray disinfectant, 176 tubes of hand cream, 72 bottles of shampoo, 120 pocket travel guides, 20 hairbrushes, 1,000 biro pens, 10 cookery books and 150 reading books.

Exeter School alumnus offers three-week work experience in China

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:36am

An Exeter School Sixth Former has been given the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to a former pupil.

Lower Sixth pupil George Heard has been offered an all-inclusive work experience placement in China thanks to the generosity of leading educational consultant Julian Fisher (1993 -2000).

Seventeen-year-old George will spend three weeks in Beijing, working on a variety of projects, learning about the local working environment and understanding how entrepreneurs are succeeding in today's China. 

First school in Devon to achieve national Wellbeing Award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:08am

The Maynard School in Exeter has become the first school in the whole of Devon (and only the second in the South West) to achieve the national Wellbeing Award for Schools following a rigorous inspection from an external assessor on Thursday 20 June 2019.

South Dartmoor Community College showcases performing arts talent with Summer Gala

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 8:28am

One hundred students at South Dartmoor Community College in Ashburton, Devon, showcased a range of talents at their Summer Performing Arts Gala, taking part in dance, drama and gymnastics in front of an audience of teachers, parents and fellow students. 

Practical tips in writing a research paper

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:12pm

Your research paper will contribute to the body of knowledge on its subject. It should, as such, be perfect. Every aspect, ranging from formatting to the content, should be correct. It all seems like much, and this is why many students turn to a research paper helper.

However, it wouldn’t hurt to get an idea on how to write flawless research papers. Here are some practical tips to get you started.

Wiring circuits for navigation lights on Flybe stand

Nurturing tech talent for future careers in Enterprise Zone

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:54pm

Today, schools from around East Devon attended The Big Bang Fair South West 2019 at Westpoint Arena Exeter, hosted by CSW Group. 

The Big Bang Fair aims to inspire young people about future careers in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM).

Two major employers, located in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, were major sponsors of the event – Flybe as Headline Sponsors and Exeter Science Park as Gold Sponsors.

Celebrity Chef James Tanner visits Exeter School

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:54am

Exeter School pupils and staff were delighted to welcome celebrity chef James Tanner.

The ambassador for Independents by Sodexo's, Exeter School's catering provider, spent time with Junior School and Sixth Form pupils giving demonstrations on cooking with wonky veg and fresh fish.

Exam-Labs Presents: 5 Popular Cloud Certifications in 2019

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:26am

Over the years, the field of Cloud computing has continued to generate high interest among the stakeholders in the industry. Although it might mean different things to users, but the fact remains that Cloud has become an integral part of the day-to-day business activities of organizations. Today, many certification providers are investing significantly in Cloud computing and Cloud related products. Some of these companies include VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google.

L-R: Exeter Junior School Reading Development Coordinator Leah Hardy, Lottie, Kate and Exeter School Librarian Belinda Jackson.

Recognition in national children's book awards

Authored by Exeter School
Posted: Sat, 06/15/2019 - 1:04pm

Exeter Junior School is celebrating recognition in the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards.

Two pupils have either won or achieved runner up in CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards competitions.

Year 4 pupil Kate Daybell's certificate design has been selected as a winner of the Carnegie and Greenaway Shadowers' Choice Certificate Design competition. 
And Year 3 pupil Lottie Cumbley is a runner up for the ALCS Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Shadowing Scheme diary writing competition.

L-r: Torin Coulson, Manu Kay and Marlon Moss-Motto

Ashburton students win South West title in national schools' competition

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:24pm

A team of three Year 9 students from Atrium Studio School in Ashburton has fought off tough competition from hundreds of schools across Great Britain to win the South West of England prize in Shell’s national schools’ competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge.

The winning team’s bright idea conceived a way to capture the hydropower of household taps and store the energy for use in powering anything from personal devices to cars.