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Thanks to TV documentaries such as David Attenborough’s captivating Blue Planet II, plastic pollution is now firmly at the forefront of public consciousness. It’s therefore arguably more important than ever that business harnesses this heightened momentum to lever robust and collective action on environmental issues ...

Having just finished the last event in our second run of The Great War Debate, it feels like the perfect time to share our highlights and reveal some of our exciting plans for the next one!

Coordinated on behalf of the Department for Education, this series of highly interactive panel discussions are key to helping young people unlock events from 100 years ago and consider how it's impacted on life as they know it today.

 

National Careers Week 2018 is here, the first since the government’s careers strategy, published in December 2017, acknowledge the benefits of starting careers guidance earlier. Announcing a £2 million programme to test approaches to careers guidance in primary schools shows that this is likely to be a priority area this year and about time too!

As one of the newest recruits at Hopscotch, I’m really excited about becoming part of the growing team!

I’ve always been interested in working with children but it was a work experience placement at a special needs school when I was 14 that made me sure this was the right choice! As part of my Psychology A level studies, I was fascinated to find out how children learn and this inspired me to study a degree in Education Studies at Cardiff University.

Student Volunteering Week is upon us, and it’s got us thinking how much being socially aware means to our young people. According to a recent survey, it seems a great deal. Findings show that the proportion of 16-24 year-olds saying they volunteer has increased by more than half in recent years, which is a drastic rise based on historic data.

TES recently reported that there has been a massive slash in the number of school governors, linked to the increasing number of academy conversions. Having been a school governor myself since 2013, I’m continually amazed at the level of responsibility we have and the decisions we’re asked to make, so this announcement is concerning.

 

There is a 20,000 annual shortfall of engineering graduates. Not surprising as only 10% of the young people surveyed by EngineeringUK said they had considered a career in engineering.

The start of January saw a major reshuffle in parliament with Theresa May changing the ministers in her cabinet, as well as much controversy surrounding educational posts. Here’s a quick run-down of the key governmental appointments, replacements, and resignations ...

Our mission is to create more sustainable and active journeys… what’s yours? We posed this question to a captive audience of primary school children from across London at the annual Transport for London STARS seminar series ...

Monday 4th December saw the launch of the long awaited #careersstrategy from @educationgovuk to support schools in raising young people’s career aspirations. The strategy forms part of government’s plans to improve social mobility with the clear-cut objective of ensuring quality, consistent, tailored advice for all ...

 

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