Plympton Academy celebrates World Book Day

Authored by ClareG

Staff at Plympton Academy celebrated World Book Day by going to school as their favourite character from literature.

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was clearly a firm favourite as the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter all appeared.

Students were encouraged to speak with staff about their favourite books and to ‘share a story’ with Nancy from Oliver Twist, Willy...

3 Ways Improving Your Language Skills Can Change Your Life

Authored by Sarah Parker

Improving your language skills (i.e. learning a new language) is one of those things that everyone knows is good for them… in theory . Yet, regardless of how beneficial we know it to be, we often cast it aside as too difficult or time-consuming.

But we shouldn't!

Language is our window to the world; it’s how we connect with each other. It plays an integral role in our lives...

Plympton Academy students raise money for local charity

Authored by ClareG

Year 9 students from Plympton Academy raised nearly £700 for a Plymouth charity in just one day.

The pupils wanted to show their gratitude for the care, support and guidance that Jeremiah’s Journey gave them following a very difficult time for the year group.

Jeremiah’s Journey supports children, young people and their parents/carers when the future feels uncertain or when hope...

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

Authored by Mary

Teachers and students can start planning their visits to The Box – thanks to a new schools programme which has launched today.

The schools programme caters for Early Years, Key Stages 1-5, Special Educational Needs, Further and Higher Education through a series of bookable workshops. The sessions, which will take place across The Box’s galleries, have been co-designed with schools to...

Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Authored by ElaineBleazard

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses

Santander Armada Way welcome would-be first-time buyers in Plymouth on 22 nd February for a 90-minute class to...

Work starts on £5.8m Plymouth primary school

Authored by Sarah

Work on a bright and modern primary school serving a new community in Plymouth is beginning.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall is constructing a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art school as part of its Saltram Meadow development in Plymstock.

Contractors Halsall Construction are building the two-form entry school which will accommodate 420 pupils as Persimmon Homes continues...

Drop in cars on the school run in Plymouth as pupils choose to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Authored by Emma Cooke

There has been a significant reduction in cars being used on the school run at schools in Plymouth, following work carried out by walking and cycling charity Sustrans, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, as part of the Plymotion: Bike It Plus programme.

By the end of the last academic year, Plymotion school communities working with Sustrans saw a low of 36% of school journeys...

Plymouth College of Art Commercial Photography students archive collections at The Box

Authored by plymouthcollegeofart

Students from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising and Editorial course have collaborated with expert curators from The Box, Plymouth to photograph items from the collections of the £40+ million cultural development which is set to open in spring 2020.

Guided by Curator of Art, Terah Walkup and Media Archivist, Stacey Anderson, the...

Getting kids excited about music

Authored by Sarah Parker

Multiple studies have shown that music has a positive effect on children’s development. Children who learn and play musical instruments have better logical thinking skills, improved creativity, and a more positive attitude towards their environment. The old saying about how classical music makes kids smarter is true as well.

With the internet providing plenty of resources, more parents...

City College Plymouth uses virtual reality for hazard-spotting construction training

Authored by Mary

The Moment, the film and immersive division of The Creative Engagement Group, has partnered with City College Plymouth and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to enhance student engagement with the construction industry.

Tailored for both further and higher education, the immersive learning solution provides invaluable, engaging Health and Safety training for times when...