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Blue Planet II Creates A New Wave Of Interest In The Undersea World

Much-loved broadcaster Sir David Attenborough’s latest dive into the Blue Planet has created a big wave of interest in the undersea world, with a sharp increase in school group bookings at SEA LIFE…

HCL wins award for school meal excellence

HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd), which provides catering in most of Hertfordshire’s schools, has won a national award for excellence. HCL won the Local Authority Caterer of the Year award at the EDU Catering…

Online Educational Game Portal Emile Helps Children Learn As They Play

Children will be able to learn as they play with a new online games portal developed by university education specialists and a company supplying web-based resources to primary schools. The platform, Emile, provides…

Nationwide training launched to close safeguarding loophole around UK’s most vulnerable children

For the first time ever, taxi drivers can access nationwide standardised training to improve pupil safeguarding for children with special educational needs. The fully accredited online programme by Spectrum Courses offers taxi drivers…

Bottled Water: the High Price of Convenience

Bottled water is becoming more and more common in schools across the UK – but is the convenience really worth the price tag? In the following article, we’ll take a look behind the…

The Bulwell Academy benefits from the rope access treatment

As any educational institution will know, keeping buildings and premises in good condition is important not just for health and safety, but also to provide a pleasant environment that encourages students and staff…

Have you heard of edQuote?

(Advertorial) edQuote – speed up your schools procurement it’s as easy as 1,2,3 Over many years edFirst has compiled a database of 1000’s of companies who are eager to work within the education…

Industry Immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School

This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at…

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When is a teacher a salesperson?

Teaching is selling I was chatting to a headteacher at an event I had organised recently and I can’t even remember what we were talking about exactly, but he said to me: “So…

Irlen syndrome – Wear your rose-coloured (or blue or green) glasses…and read on!

Most folks have never heard of Irlen syndrome. When people ask why my daughter wears tinted spectacles, I tell them it’s because she has Irlen; the usual response is ‘what’s that?’ or ‘isn’t…

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