Student Life

Devon student reaches final of JDO RAW national design competition

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...

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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...

How to make money as a university student

Authored by Sarah Parker

Being in college can be quite challenging especially when it comes to money. And that’s quite alright, most students are hardly making ends meet.

But the secret to being financially healthy during your student years mainly boils down to being skillful, and having the entrepreneurial spirit to make money out of your skills. Most people are really good at one thing, so maybe monetizing...

Learning where bread comes from in one of Britain’s oldest working mills

Authored by Mary

Primary school pupils from North Devon travelled to the east of the county for a lesson in how grain was milled 1,000 years ago.

As a part of their ‘Farm to Fork’ topic, pupils aged between four to six years old, from Umberleigh Primary Academy and Brayford Academy, visited the East Devon village of Otterton where the ancient water-powered mill produces stoneground wholemeal flour in...

Financial stress keeping UK students up at night, as one in five get less than 5 hours of sleep

Authored by News Desk

New research released today has found that that over half (51%) of UK university students claim stress or anxiety to be the cause of sleep disturbance, with financial stress a leading cause (44%) - and 1 in 5 students getting fewer than 5 hours sleep each night.

The research, released by student accommodation search engine Mystudenthalls.com , has looked into the quality of student...

New trail helps children to notice nature at Cotehele

Authored by Mary

A new outdoor trail at Cotehele, the National Trust property near Saltash in Cornwall, encourages children to notice nature by looking and listening for the different birds found on the estate.

The trail, Bird Bingo, identifies nine birds commonly sighted at Cotehele for children to seek and is filled with interesting facts about the birds and ways children can care for and encourage...

School children developing solutions for dementia, autism and climate change

Authored by News Desk

A robot turtle that cleans up beaches and could one day help tackle plastic pollution, a ‘Dementia Prevention Phone’ that uses family members’ voices to help someone stay mentally active, and an app that detects online bullying, have today been named as some of the semi-finalists of the Longitude Explorer Prize.

Nesta Challenges and the Department for Business, Energy &...