Events

Summing it up: Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Maths Week London celebrates official launch!

Yesterday, teachers, schools, educationalists and The Mayor’s Fund for London joined together at City Hall to celebrate the launch event of Maths Week London.

Maths Week London, which will take place from 10-14 June 2019, is set to become an annual event dedicated to improving children’s attitudes towards maths and inspiring more pupils, teachers and parents to improve their confidence in the teaching and learning of the subject. The event will also promote maths as an essential skill in paving the way for every career path.

Due to the huge success of ‘Maths Week Ireland’ and ‘Maths Week Scotland’, organisers, Sumdog, are now replicating this event throughout London and are calling for as many schools and teachers as possible to get involved. 

Empowering Pupils through Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Empowering Pupils through Participatory Budgeting in Schools

Schools play a central role in developing the life-skills and confidence of young people.

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a proven deliberative process that can inspire, empower and engage young people in a cooperative, democratic and purposeful way.

Bringing the two together has many positive benefits for schools, for society and for young people.

School based PB, through promoting social action, develops student leadership, supports student and school success, promotes student and parent voice, and involves the entire school in meaningful civic experiences.

International STEM Youth Innovation Competition now open

STEM Competition Drone

Born Free and BIEA have announced details of this year’s exciting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) youth competition to design a drone to help protect wild and endangered species.

Created by BIEA, the STEM Youth Innovation Competition is open to students under the age of 18. Due to the tremendous response of entries received from across the UK in 2018, this year the competition is inviting submissions from across the world.  

In the first instance school teams must research, design and write a report about a drone that could be used to help conserve vulnerable animals. Entries must be submitted by 31st March. Entrants will also be working towards a silver CREST award with their submission.

Discover new ways to get crafty at Childcare Expo London

Teachers getting crafty at Childcare Expo London

Childcare Expo London returns on the 1st & 2nd March with a series of free interactive workshops throughout the two days to inspire early years and primary education professionals.

Taking place at Olympia London, the event will host a number of hands-on workshops designed to provide visitors with practical new ideas to try out in their settings and schools, covering everything from sensory play to mindfulness and yoga.

Returning to the show for the second time with sessions on both days, educational resources provider, Mrs Mactivity will provide two fun workshops looking at creative ways to bring science into your setting or classroom (such as how to use a paper plate to demonstrate the lifecycle of a butterfly), as well as easy Easter crafts and activities.

Science luminaries unite to support the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Lego IET league students

Maths education extraordinaire, author and TV personality, Bobby Seagull, and volunteers from Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., Marshall, Arm and Cambridge Science Centre, among many others, have all signed up to support the FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional tournament. 

Learnit event seeks to change the landscape of education

Here, our editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Learnit team to find out the background behind the new-for-2019 show and what educators can expect to see…

How did the team come together?

The Learnit team consists of Anil Aggarwal, an American tech-entrepreneur and investor, and Katy Fryatt, a Cambridge University graduate and a millennial parent. They met whilst developing the world’s most important events for fintech and retail innovation: Money20/20 and Shoptalk.

Inclusive Festival raises autism awareness in the community  

A child plays with the dog mascot at Inclusive Festival

Options Roxby House celebrated a fantastic day in Scunthorpe as they hosted their annual Inclusive Festival: an opportunity to raise awareness for autism and bring together friends, families and the local community. 

The August festival was organised by Options Autism, part of Outcomes First Group – a national provider of care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. The main aim was to raise awareness of autism, fundraise and involve the local community. The festival was a resounding success - the sun shone for most of the day, resulting in a relaxed and open-air event and more than £1,500 was raised.