Education

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

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....

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Plymouth parents asked for their views on possible changes to school term

Authored by Mary

Plymouth parents are being asked to give their views on the Council’s proposals to shorten the six-week summer holiday and add a holiday period later in the year. This is one part of changes to the school attendance regulations in the city.

The move would create an additional week of holiday at another point in the year, potentially October and May. This would then provide a potential...

Bitcoin payment accepted for PhD program at Curtin University

Authored by Mike Page

Cryptocurrencies have been reaching many important milestones over the past few years, seeing more and more use in things such as reliable financial investments and actual currencies for the use of those who want them. But, one of the most important milestones has finally been achieved within Australia, the country where cryptocurrencies have been seen as one of the most important advancements...

Plympton Academy students take part in Harry Potter activities

Authored by ClareG

Students at Plympton Academy watched as their school was transformed into Hogwarts for their annual Challenge Week recently.

Eighty students in Years 7, 8 and 9, enjoyed a week of Harry Potter activities that started with the Sorting Hat Ceremony. Once placed within their House, students enjoyed classes such as: potions making; designing a house crest; creating their own magical wands...

Why Schools are Going Outdoors

Authored by Mike Page

Outdoor learning has long been hailed just as important as sitting in a classroom, but more schools are realising the long-term effect outside play and learning has on children’s well-being and education. With that in mind, schools are taking the initiative to teach and play outdoors with children, to benefit the children.

Outdoor Classroom Day

According to initiatives like...

University of Plymouth drop in ethics and sustainability league table

Authored by News Desk

The University of Plymouth's ranking in People & Planet’s University League has declined, despite student calls for action on university ethics.

The national ranking of 154 publicly funded universities in the UK has seen the University of Plymouth drop to 15th place, since the ethical and sustainability criteria-based University League was last published.

J Clarke, Co-...

5 Amazing Books to Boost Your Writing

Authored by Mike Page

The art of the word is perhaps the most beautiful thing a person can possess. One way or another, the main way we transmit our own thoughts and feelings is through the words. And the way we express ourselves will directly determine whether our emotions are understood. However, when communicating face to face, we use facial expressions and gestures. In order to put your thoughts on paper, to...

Plympton Academy student competes in first international speedway event

Authored by ClareG

A student from Plympton Academy was a runner up in his first international speedway event held in Belgium recently. Thirteen year old Ben Trigger, started on a mini speedway bike when he was just six years old, and aspires to go pro and represent his club and country in the sport. Ben came third in the International 125cc in Belgium, which included all the top British riders. “It was...

Plympton Academy students arrive at prom in style

Authored by ClareG

Plympton Academy's Year 11 students saw the year out in style at their prom recently.

They arrived at Boringdon Golf Club on a sunny evening in sports cars, limos and some students even arrived in a tank.

Dressed in stunning gowns and sharp suits the youngsters graced the red carpet before spending the evening celebrating the end of their GCSEs and their five years at...

Surfing Cow ice cream scoops in on education

Authored by Lucy

A South Devon ice cream company is putting education at its heart by offering children and students the opportunity to learn about farming and the environment.

Surfing Cow Ice Cream was established last year at South Battisborough Farm in south Devon close to Mothecombe Beach by dairy farmer Lawrence Glanville and his business partner Alistair Graham. It has quickly established itself...

Plympton Academy students tuck into afternoon tea treat

Authored by ClareG

A group of students from Plympton Academy were treated to afternoon tea recently to celebrate their commitment to reading. The students have been using the Accelerated Reader programme which tracks and monitors their reading and comprehension skills. The software programme showed that some students had read more than one million words. “It is very impressive how committed these students are to...