Malvern St James Hold Mock Election | Harriet Hirschler

Minister Harriett Baldwin spoke about the importance of voting at Malvern St James Girls’ School’s mock election.

Year 9s and Year 6s got the chance to discuss key issues on their doorstep and hear what it’s like to be an MP from the current minster for West Worcestershire.

The conservative politician spoke told the girls that she would have ‘laughed out loud’, if she has been told she would become a government minister at school. ‘In fact,’ she continued, ‘one of my teachers told me I should be a glove buyer at Harrods! It never even occurred to me to think of a career in politics –…

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The Royal Masonic School Set a New Record | Harriet Hirschler

The Royal Masonic School for Girls community have raised a record-breaking £12,000 for Sparks, which funds medical research into cures for children’s diseases.

It has been a bumper year of fundraising at RMS, with a ride range of events held in aid of charity.

The campaign to raise funds for Sparks was spearheaded by deputy head girls Katie Bennett and Hannah Roberts, who organised bake sales, non-uniform days, quiz nights and a make up masterclass. They also asked girls from Years 7 to 9 to take on the ‘£2 challenge’, whereby each girl was given £2 and tasked with ‘growing’ this…

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ALT Scotland: Sharing Strategy, Practice and Policy in Learning Technology |

This ALT-Scotland event will bring practitioners together from across sectors to share their experiences of strategy, practice and policy in learning technology. The day will be hosted by City of Glasgow College and will the opportunity to visit see their new campus which incorporates technologically advanced open and inspiring learning and teaching environments.

For more information or to get involved join the ALT Scotland Members Group. 

Draft Agenda:

10:00 – 10:30

Registration and Coffee

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome from ALT Scotland SIG…

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Why non-fiction is as important as fiction | Collins Primary

“If a child can and does read non-fiction texts, the world is their oyster – they can learn anything and everything they want to learn.”

This statement was written by tes.com writer Aidan Severs in his article ‘Six reasons why primary schools need to embrace non-fiction’ and Collins Big Cat couldn’t agree more!

The idea put forward in the article is that even though there is huge encouragement to regularly read fiction, it’s important to remember that non-fiction is also crucial to a child’s education.  Non-fiction enables children to gather background knowledge, which in turn can make…

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9 top tips to integrate branding into elearning course design | Christopher Papas

How to integrate branding into elearning course design

Your elearning course imparts knowledge and gives online learners the tools they need to succeed. However, it also provides you with the opportunity to enhance your brand image and establish yourself as an industry expert. To accomplish this, you must create a cohesive elearning course design that conveys the right tone and aligns with your brand message. Here are 9 tips to help you integrate branding into elearning course design.
1. Create a reusable elearning template

elearning templates give you the ability to design consistent…

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