Widespread Isolation of Pupils Comdemned

More than 200 children were placed in isolation booths for a whole school week last year, a new investigation has revealed.
 
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Changing Plastic Habits in Schools with new Education Programme

Recycling Education Programme, R-Generation, is widening its reach for 2018, and will now be available to every primary and secondary school in the UK. Following its launch in 2016, Nestlé Waters UK is continuing its partnership with recycling charity, RECOUP, and environmental education organisation, Wastebuster, to deliver an updated programme for 2018.
 

MPs uniting across party lines to ask government to stop nursery school closures

A cross-party group of 71 MPs has called on the government to take ‘urgent action’ in protecting funding for state-run nursery schools, warning that many could face closure.
 

Putting Politics Into School Libraries

In a bid to increase students knowledge of current affairs and to deepen their understanding of world politics four of the most prestigious current affairs magazines are offering their titles and extensive archives to schools free for 6 months.

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Diversifying Game Design and Inspiring the Next Generation

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