Events

National school competition ignites children’s interest in space and robotics

Students at national school competition learning about space and robotics

The online educational publisher Twinkl and the EPSRC UK Robotics & Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network), have joined forces to launch a national School Robot Competition and celebrated on Thursday 13th February with an out-of-this-world event.

The competition invites classes and school groups to design space exploration robots using a specially created application or online. 

The launch fittingly took place beneath the 80ft-long Blue Streak Rocket at the National Space Centre in Leicester. A group of students aged 8 to 11 from nearby Mellor Community Primary School and Forest Lodge Academy were invited to meet robotics experts from the UK-RAS Network and try out the app, which was designed and created by Twinkl for the competition.

The Education Show to Sit Inside Bett for the First Time

Bett show logo

Bett and The Education Show, two key events on the global educational stage, will unite to become the world’s biggest education event. For the first time, The Education Show will take place inside Bett from 22nd-25th January 2020. The show will bring together over 800 leading companies, 103 new EdTech start-ups and over 34,000 attendees at London’s ExCeL.

LearnEd SEND Edition free training event

Teacher with SEND student

Continuing its series of highly popular interactive LearnEd Roadshow training events for teachers, the Department for Education (DfE), Havering Education Services (HES), Corbets Tey school and BESA announce a national education technology conference focusing on SEND.

Designed to deliver free access to peer-to-peer guidance and first-hand insights, LearnED SEND edition provides teachers, leadership teams and SENCOs with a platform to share best practice and advice on the best use of technology in the classroom.

Autism and Wellbeing – Expert Speakers Scheduled for Bradford Conference

Little girl with autism - Autism and Wellbeing – Expert Speakers Scheduled for Bradford Conference

2019 marks the 20 year anniversary of Bradford based charity Sacar, and the 10 year anniversary of the CIC they developed, Specialist Autism Services. From Sacar’s humble beginnings supporting just 6 people with an autism spectrum condition from a church hall in Bradford, Specialist Autism Services have developed their provision to engage with approximately 350 members across Bradford, Shipley, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees and York. Through delivering member led and autism specific tailored learning programmes, outreach support, employment support, and counselling, Specialist Autism Services contribute to building the confidence, independence, and overall wellbeing of the people they support. 

What is happening?

Celebrating our schools with #ilovemyschool campaign

School students celebrating #ilovemyschool campaign

Hands up who knows an inspirational teacher? We’re finding that the answer is almost always ‘yes’ and we’re determined to remind teachers and prospective new hopefuls, as well as the wider public across Aberdeeenshire just how much of an important job they do. 

Aberdeenshire Council is inviting people across the area to recognise some of the good work going on in our schools by sharing their positive experiences (and photos if everyone pictured has given consent!) using the #ilovemyschool hashtag throughout the last week of term. Tag us @Aberdeenshire on Twitter or @AberdeenshireCouncil on Facebook and some of the best examples will be shared. 

Little Sutton Primary School Celebrates Cross Country Success

Students from Little Sutton Primary School Celebrates Cross Country Success

Children from Little Sutton C of E Primary School are celebrating their success at the recent 2019 Ellesmere Port and Neston Cross Country Finals. The Cheshire school, located on Berwick Road in Little Sutton, picked up three awards with year 3/4 boys taking the trophy for first place, year 5/6 boys receiving a runners up certificate and the girls team narrowly missing out on the placings. Little Sutton C of E Primary School also took the trophy for best overall performing school, based on the accumulated points from each individual child.