Category: Education

Inspiring Music’s Saturday ukulele and recorder sessions

A new round of virtual music classes will start on Saturday (16 January 2021). These are to ensure children can continue to develop their musical skills while the country faces lockdown restrictions.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Inspiring Music service started their virtual music sessions last year, when lockdown restrictions were introduced to help tackle the spread of Coronavirus and sessions could no longer go ahead in person.

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IWA-Cranfield Scholarship winners commence their journey

Awarded scholarships by the International Water Association (IWA) and Cranfield University, the first cohort of Scholarship winners will develop their technical understanding and business skills to become leaders in the worldwide fight to improve the resilience and sustainability of water supply and sanitation systems and protect the natural environment.

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University of Bedfordshire launches Literary Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire has launched a new collaborative project, Literary Bedfordshire. It aims to celebrate the region’s famous and favourite writers through research and shared knowledge of local literary history.

The county is known to be the birthplace, residence or workplace of authors and playwrights (past and present) of renowned fictional, factual and biographical works. Such as The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), The Scarlet Vampire (1936), The Second Man (1956), Henny Penny (2006) and Home, I’m Darling (2018).

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Marston Nursery children honour village veterans

Children from Marston Day Nursery have been paying their respects to local veterans, in honour of Armistice Day 2020.

The children visited the Marston Moretaine War Memorial to lay home-made wreaths before observing a two-minute silence at 11am.

On the journey, the children were also able to raise a brief salute to Sir Captain Tom Moore, a resident of the village, and learnt more about the role he played in World War Two

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Timely provision for children with special needs is beyond “academic” – test case for 12-week deadline heads to Court of Appeal

The speed with which local authorities issue and revise Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans for children and young people with special needs has long been a source of complaint amongst parents. In some cases they are often forced to take legal action to get the support that they need for their families.

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Tech giant McAfee becomes 100th business to back MK:U

McAfee becomes the hundredth business to have signed up to the MK:U Business Supporters Group believing that the proposed university is key to providing both their future skills needs and the UK as a whole.

MK:U is planned to be a new model university for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills gaps. The vision for the new, ground-breaking university is one that is hands-on, focused on a curriculum for the digital economy, and specifically addressing the employment needs of organisations.

The development of MK:U is being led by Cranfield University in partnership with Milton Keynes Council. It plans to open its doors to students fully in 2024.

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Cranfield and NERC Digital Sprint: digital environmental solutions to tackle effects of COVID-19

A digital sprint, featuring a series of hackathons, led by Cranfield University and the Natural Environment Research Council has seen multiple projects awarded prizes for innovation and use of digital technology.

Scientists from across the world participated in teams during three successive hackathons to develop digital environmental tools that can help track, understand and predict the effects of COVID-19 and help lead to a greener post-pandemic future.

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Inmarsat to support Cranfield University’s Digital Research Centre

Inmarsat, (mobile satellite communications) has announced (14 October 2020) that it will provide engineering support, communications services and equipment to Cranfield University’s Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) consortium, supported by Honeywell Aerospace.

Set to open during the first quarter of 2021, DARTeC will spearhead UK research into digital aviation technology.

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