3D Printing Finds Its Mark

3D Printing Moonray

Like many technologies 3D Printing has taken its time to find its true vocation where the gains in digital processing are discovered by both leaders and followers. Often, new technologies need time to be matched with other skills and processes in order to be fully efficient. The advances in software, 3D scanners and 3D printers and light sensitive resins has now certainly reached this point.

Awesome Apps Ltd is a European Distributor for the new MoonRay series of DLP printers that are revolutionising the worlds of dental production, investment casting applications and rapid prototyping, among others.

What Chill? Kids Opt For Outdoor Sports This Half Term

What Chill? Kids Opt For Outdoor Sports This Half Term

As the weather turns colder this October half term, new research has revealed that kids are not going to let this dampen their fun when it comes to the sports they will take part in. A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index 2018, shows that the majority of the top 10 sports children intend to take part in over October half term take place outdoors.

In fact, the data found that children will play sport four times on average over the half term week in October.

Despite the colder weather at this time of year, predominantly eight of the top ten list are outdoor activities, with swimming and football found to be popular activities that children intend to take part in this half term.

Priory Group invests £2.5 million in new Devon school for young people with autism and learning difficulties

Priory Group new Devon school for young people with autism and learning difficulties

A new independent school for young people with autismand learning difficulties, to help meet local need, is to open in Tavistock, Devon. The school will be run by Priory Education and Children’s Services, which runs schools, colleges and homes across the country for children and young adults with specialist needs.

The new site is set to open just after half term on 29 October- with an official opening planned for later in the academic year - and its senior leadership team has announced it will be admitting 25 young pupils aged between 7 & 19 years old. Admittance to the school will be staged, to ensure all students are receiving the right support for their individual needs, prioritising young people from the local area.

Start a New Chapter

Start a New Chapter

Whether you are blind, partially sighted, dyslexic or have another disability that makes you unable to read standard print, Calibre Audio Library brings the joy of audio books to everyone.  

Calibre was set up over 40 years ago by a mother whose partially sighted son struggled to read the printed word. To solve the problem, she set up an audio library so he could enjoy books just like his friends. Since then, Calibre Audio Library has grown into a national charity that has over 14,000 members across the UK.

Why are audio books so important?

Dance teacher at West London specialist school scoops national Inspirational Teacher Award

Jonathan - Dance Teacher

The dance teacher who founded street dance sensation Autism With Attitude (AWA) from Hillingdon Manor School – an independent specialist provision in Uxbridge, West London for children aged 3½-19 with autism run by Options Autism and part of Outcomes First Group – has won the Inspirational Teacher Award at the 2018 National Association for Special Educational Needs (Nasen) Awards. Professionally trained Jonathan Baron introduced dance to the school to provide a unique expressive outlet to help students develop skills both on and off the dance floor, with amazing results!

Get creative with TripleC at this year’s Kidz to Adultz North Event!

Kidz to Adultz North Event!

Disabled Living has an enviable reputation of organising the very prestigious Kidz to Adultz event since 2001 and now hold five of the largest FREE UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support and work with them.

With 165+ exhibitors this free to attend event promises to be a ‘one stop shop’ offering visitors the opportunity to view the most up to date equipment and products including assistive technology. In addition visitors will have access to information on services, benefits and support organisations including information on alternative funding streams for equipment, respite and much more.

House of Commons Nursery Wins Gold Award

Toddler playing in House Of Commons Nursery

House of Commons Nursery run by London Early Years Foundation Wins Gold Award for Healthy Early Years London

The House of Commons Nursery operated by London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) has been awarded the Healthy Early Years London Gold (HEYL) award for its outstanding achievements in child health, wellbeing and development in Early Years settings.

The awards scheme, which is funded by the Mayor of London, is aimed at reducing health inequalities by supporting a healthy start to life across themes that include healthy eating, oral and physical health and early cognitive development. 

Bridge College - Together Trust

Bridge College Student - Together Trust

Bridge College is a specialist college like no other. We’re part of Together Trust, a charity that believes everyone deserves an equal chance in life – no exceptions. 

At Bridge, we make this happen.

Based in Openshaw, Manchester, we’ve been providing special education to young people for over 25 years. 

We cater for young people aged 16 – 25 years with physical and/or learning disabilities, complex health needs, communication disorders and autistic spectrum conditions.

Why Bridge?Bridge College - Together Trust

Help a child to feel safe for the first time by using Christingle

Christingle poster from the 60s

With two months to go until Christmas, The Children’s Society has launched its #Christingle50 campaign – supporting vulnerable young people through raising funds at Christingle events and a collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music.

The charity report that 200,000* 10 to 17 year olds in the UK are experiencing emotional neglect on a regular basis.

'Tis The Season At Kidzania London

Children playing cricket at Kidzania

Book a trip now to KidZania’s December STEM Fair and receive a special Christmas gift for your school! Plus get in early for Careers Fair this January 19! 

KidZania London – the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush – is excited to announce its action packed winter line up, boasting a series of special events, new partners and bonus gifts for schools who visit during the festive season and beyond, helping to bring the school curriculum to life.