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Hair-raising science show for Broad Oak Primary pupils

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Pupils at Broad Oak Primary School in East Didsbury enjoyed a hair-raising visit from a bunch of mad scientists during a special class on electricity recently. National Grid is currently working on refurbishing the overhead power line which runs between substations at Bredbury and Sale and so organised the show to teach children about some interesting aspects of the science …

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Summer brings adventure at Stockport Grammar

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From exploring Borneo to ghyll scrambling in Grasmere, Stockport Grammar pupils will return to school refreshed in September following an action packed summer trips programme. Second Year pupils spent four days in the Lake District embarking on a host of exciting activities such as canyoning, canoeing, raft building and ghyll scrambling. Sixth Formers spent three weeks in Borneo volunteering and …

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CareerScape – an inspirational exhibition of creative work by Trafford primary school children about the world of work

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Children from Trafford Primary Schools will be exhibiting posters that they have created about the world of work and their future career aspirations at an innovative exhibition in Sale Library this summer. The CareerScape Exhibition will start on Monday the 17th July and is the culmination of a careers education programme that the children have been working on with local …

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Manchester pupils go bananas for energy during E.ON’s Creative Conductors workshop

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Pupils at nine schools across Manchester have made sweet music during an interactive workshop which saw them use anything from bananas to plasticine and high-fives to make circuits that enabled them to create instruments and play music via their computers. E.ON’s innovative ‘Creative Conductors’ workshop is designed to help pupils’ understanding of electricity, conduction and circuits, and concluded with primary …

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People’s History Museum shortlisted for Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

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The national museum of democracy, the People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester, has been shortlisted for the Family Friendly Museum Award 2017; not only the biggest museum award in Britain, but also the only one where children and families pick the winners. Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer for the People’s History Museum said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the prestigious Family Friendly Museum Award; our work with families and …

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Manchester tech giant partners with Manchester High School for Girls

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UKFast, the country’s largest privately-owned hosting provider, and Manchester High School for Girls, one of the city’s top performing schools, have joined forces in a bid to tackle the widening gender gap across the tech industries. The official educational partnership will see UKFast deliver curricular support, technical workshops, work experience and advice on career pathways to the school’s 938 pupils, …

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Fire Tech: Teaching 21st Century Tech Skills to 9-17 Year Olds in Manchester

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Fire Tech, a provider of hands-on, innovative education technology courses for 9-17 year olds, will be launching its summer tech camps in Manchester from 24th July – 11th August at The University of Manchester. Fire Tech offers a range of courses in coding, creating and making, such as video game design, app design, robotics and digital music production which are …

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Simply brilliant for Grange textiles students

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Exhibiting alongside professional artists from across Cheshire at the Simply Cheshire event, which took place at Arley Hall, The Grange School’s A-Level Textiles students were awarded the best-in-show runners-up prize. Simply Cheshire is a food, home and gift fair which provides a showcase for Cheshire’s makers and producers. The event took place on Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May at the …

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Stockport Grammar School celebrates musical successes

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Senior and Junior pupils at Stockport Grammar School won a trio of top prizes at the Alderley Edge Music Festival. The Junior School’s Choir performed ‘The Lord Bless You and Keep You’ by John Rutter and ‘Sing a Jubilant Song’ by Dave and Jean Perry to win the section on their first ever visit to the festival. There was also …

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Support needed to launch vital critical thinking book for children

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An academic has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to publish a book on critical thinking, which she says is vital to put an end to what other experts have called ‘teaching children to be stupid.’ Tutor, Eliza Abioye (PhD.) has written the critical thinking workbook, which is aimed at children who are six years and older, as she believes youngsters …