Chess charity partners with ChessKid to offer one million children opportunity to learn and play online for free

Chess charity partners with ChessKid to offer one million children opportunity to learn and play online for free

As schools remain closed, UK charity Chess in Schools and Communitiespartners with world’s biggest online chess platform for childrenin bid to help parents and ‘make Britain smarter’ Education charity Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) today announced a campaign in conjunction with ChessKid to get a million primary school children...

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Now is the time for EdTech to prove itself

Now is the time for EdTech to prove itself

By May Woods  For emerging technologies and futurist start-ups, now is a time of unrivalled opportunity. The so-called disruptors must take advantage of the disruption. The chance is offered most clearly in the EdTech (Education Technology) sector: schools are closed, while parents, teachers and students are relying on technology for...

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V&A Illustration Awards 2020 announce artist shortlist

V&A Illustration Awards 2020 announce artist shortlist

The V&A have announced the shortlist for their prestigious illustration awards. Widely regarded as a magnet for exceptional creativity and talent, the awards have celebrated excellence in illustration since 1972.  Entrants can submit work to four categories: The Book Cover Award, the Book Illustration Award, the Illustrated Journalism Award and...

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School’s Out

School’s Out

In this uncertain era, there is some comfort to be taken in the opportunity to appreciate the here and now. Many of us may no longer use the excuse ‘I just don’t have the time’. Yet it’s easy to over-romanticise the notion of having less, technically, to do. Learn a...

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Eaton Square School starts ‘Hardship Fund’ during the Coronavirus outbreak

Eaton Square School starts ‘Hardship Fund’ during the Coronavirus outbreak

Eaton Square School in central London supports its parents with a Hardship Fund during the Coronavirus outbreak Eaton Square School, true to its core school values has introduced a Hardship Fund for its parents to support them during the coronavirus outbreak. Sebastian Hepher, Principal of Eaton Square School, part of...

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The importance of a voice coach

The importance of a voice coach

It takes approximately 100 muscles in our lips, tongue, face and vocal box to make sound, or in other words, to speak. These tools can be utilized as early as six months old, when many infants begin forming their first words. Just like learning to play a sport or instrument,...

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The art of debate

The art of debate

So much of modern life can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Even places as far away from Athens as Washington DC were influenced by their culture and their institutions. One of its most lasting impressions has been democracy and one of the most important parts of this is...

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The private tuition industry in the UK

The private tuition industry in the UK

The private tuition industry in the UK is booming. And nowhere more so than in London, where approximately 41% of 11-16-year-old state school students have benefitted from private tuition. Outside of the capital, the figures are lower, yet still substantial. According to social mobility charity The Sutton Trust, over a...

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WAES Chair of Governors awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List

WAES Chair of Governors awarded MBE in New Year’s Honours List

Carolyn Keen, Chair of Governors of Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for ‘Services to Adult Education and the Community’. The recognition celebrates Carolyn’s voluntary work and her contribution to furthering the adult education agenda. Carolyn’s professional background is in...

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University staff strike to protest pension costs

University staff strike to protest pension costs

The winter academic semester drew to an early close for some students this year as staff from 60 universities joined nationwide strikes to protest rising pension costs and declining pay and working conditions. The University and College Union (UCU) coordinated an eight-day strike action from Monday 25th November to Wednesday...

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