Student Life

School transport guidelines drawn up ahead of September return

Authored by News Desk

The Department for Education (DfE) has produced school transport guidelines as it prepares for a full return of students in September, and Devon County Council has been working with schools, colleges and transport operators to plan for this return. Social distancing guidance, which applies to passengers on public transport, will not apply on dedicated school transport which is not open to the...

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The 25 best universities for cycling in the UK

Authored by Mary

Research released today has officially named the University of Edinburgh as the best in the UK for student cyclists, beating bike-famous Cambridge - as students prepare to ditch public transport for social distancing in September.

The research, from student accommodation search engine, Mystudenthalls.com , has ranked the UK’s universities using measures including campus bike storage...

Local Schools can Win a Free Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

Authored by Mary

The charity Eco-Schools is accepting applications from local schools to earn a free Green Flag certification. Paid for by Frugi , this British organic kids wear brand is funding 150 schools in the UK to achieve this accredited eco-certification. Schools may be out for summer, but it’s a perfect time for schools to plan this activity for September.

Helping to raise the next generation...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

Authored by Mary

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

Since last...

Devon student reaches final of JDO RAW national design competition

Authored by Rluml

Plymouth College of Art student, Emma Flintham, has been selected as one of five finalists of the national student design competition - JDO RAW 2020 .

Over 150 students from across the UK submitted entries to the initiative - run by one of the UK's leading design agencies JDO - that has garnered a reputation for opening doors into the notoriously competitive design industry. Three...

Plymouth pupil named regional winner of Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition

Authored by News Desk

7-year-old Faith from Yealmpstone Farm Primary School in Plymouth has been named as the regional winner of the third Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.

Faith’s poem ‘My dream’ was selected as the winning entry for the South West region in the Key Stage 1 age group (5-7 years).

Thousands of primary school children across England and Wales entered this year’s...

SW school pupils urged to join NSPCC virtual assembly with guest hosts Ant & Dec and David Walliams

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC is moving its schools’ assembly series ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ online, to continue its vital work helping children to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

The special broadcast on Friday morning will be hosted by Ant & Dec, with a helping hand from David Walliams, and deals with some of the additional worries that children are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Plymouth students left unable to sleep due to stress, with almost 2 in 5 students claiming the lack of sleep affects their mental health

Authored by Mary

New research released today has found that students in Plymouth are struggling with sleep, leaving a significant impact on their mental health with over a quarter (27%) admitting to using alcohol to help them rest.

The research, which has looking at student sleep across the UK, has found that university students are facing unprecedented sleep problems which are having a serious...

It’s ‘Virtually’ the Devon School Games

Authored by Mary

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, Devon’s schoolchildren will still be able to take part in the popular School Games this year. In fact, it’s ‘virtually’ the same as normal!

Active Devon, working with partners, is launching the ‘Virtual’ games which get underway with a Walk, Jog, Run challenge starting on Monday May 18th. Primary School pupils will have 20, 30 and 40 mile targets...

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School named School of the Year at Your UK Parliament Award 2020

Authored by Mary

The Your UK Parliament Award 2020 winners have been announced with Torquay Girls’ Grammar School winning School of the Year category.

2020 marks the third year of the Your UK Parliament awards, which are designed to celebrate people across the UK who have taken action on issues they care about. The winning entries were chosen by a panel of MPs, Peers and independent judges, who were...