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Designer’s Fiesta 2015 – learn, meet, party

Join Academy Class at Designer’s Fiesta this September 18th.Now in its 6th year, Designer’s Fiesta is a celebration of design and technology in the world’s creative capital: London. This year will feature over 25 talks on the latest design trends and topics, delivered by over 15 well known and influential...

Petition calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc

There is currently a petition on the parliament website calling for expressive arts to be included in the EBacc. The campaign, which has been backed by the D&T Association and the Bacc for the Future campaign, has so far received over 100,000 signatures and is going to be debated in Parliament on Monday 4 July at...

Coffee and questioning at Leeds College of Arts

Daniel Jagger, Senior Technical Officer, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin UniversityI’m not a morning person and waking for my trip to Leeds for the National Network of Arts Technicians (NNATs) event on 15 June 2016 seemed overwhelming, as I rushed to make the 6am train to take me there. However, this feeling...

Teaching sentence structure? Try making your own grammar video!

Whether you are a budding Steven Spielberg, or a complete beginner with the camera, sentence filming is a great way of using film for teaching grammar in an engaging way.The concept?Choose which aspect of grammar you are going to work on, for example relative clauses, create your sentence and draw its meaning in two...

IST's new register explained

In a new blog, Dr Katherine Forsey explores the new register for arts technicians.The IST's new register broadens the number of technicians who can become professionally registered.  Dr Katherine Forsey,  HEaTED’s Membership and Network Manager, looks at the implications of this new development in her...

Curiosity Hub - Creative Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths Workshops

Curiosity Hub provides engaging in-school STEM enrichment workshops for all Key Stages, complementing the National Curriculum in:ScienceComputing/Computer ScienceMathsDesign & Technology
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Our workshops allow you to get ‘hands-on’ and explore technology in an interactive learning...

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Festival of Triangles

Festival of Triangles is a whole-school celebration of maths.In essence, it's a triangle-themed maths week that leads up to an event, usually held on a Thursday straight after school, to which you invite your whole school community.During the week, children carry out activities that build up excitement as well as...

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School visits to RHS Gardens

All four RHS Gardens offer free school visits led by a dedicated Education Officer that can bring any curricular subject to life. Schools can also carry out self-guided tours of the sites. School visits place children in direct contact with a wealth of practical horticulture, specialist knowledge and the sheer...

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Science workshops in Hampshire

From bones and bugs to fossils and taxidermy, Natural Selection Learning uses real natural history specimens for hands-on science workshops. Workshops are 90 minutes and themes include;Key Stage 1Marvellous Minibeasts and Where to Find Them  Discover more about habitats and the insects and other...

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Underground boat trips and hands-on workshops

Bring your students for a day trip they'll never forget, taking a journey underground by canal boat into the limestone mines and caverns underneath the heart of the Black Country.Our school visits are tailored for age group and include a 45 minute boat trip, a 45 minute workshop led by our staff and an hour of...

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