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Nottingham children to star in The Tempest on Notts TV

Nottingham children to star in The Tempest on Notts TV

On Thursday 22 March at 1pm and 4pm, Notts TV will air a special screening of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, performed by children from the Primary 6 Partnership (Ambleside Primary, Heathfield Primary, Hempshill Hall Primary, Old Basford School and Rosslyn Park Primary), filmed by local production company Spool. The project was supported by Nottingham City […]

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Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills

Businesses pledge to help young people develop their digital skills

Nottingham College’s prestigious Adams Brasserie played host this week to Nottingham’s first Digital Skills Summit. The event was attended by over 50 delegates from local digital businesses, including UNiDAYS, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, and Nottingham City Council. Organised by Nottingham College, the event was staffed by students at the college and opened […]

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Top tips for teachers thanks to top-flight lawyers

Top tips for teachers thanks to top-flight lawyers

National law firm Browne Jacobson is to sponsor inspirational training sessions for Nottingham primary school teachers to support the Hoodwinked education and learning programme, Robin’s Tales. Robin’s Tales will bring the Robin Hood legend to life for pupils at city primary schools and aims to excite children about literacy and the arts. The contribution from […]

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Alex Norris MP praises Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education Charter

Alex Norris MP praises Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education Charter

Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North, has praised Nottingham’s Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) Charter in Parliament. Mr Norris spoke in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 February during a debate about statutory personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education. In January 2016, Nottingham City Council produced a charter on RSE and called on […]

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Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Festival to excite Nottingham’s curiosity

Writing poetry with code, gazing at stars and taking part in Chemistry experiments are just some of the activities you an expect from this year’s Festival of Science and Curiosity. Returning for a fourth year, the festival will be running 14-21 February. It aims to provide opportunities for the people of Nottingham to express their […]

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Nottingham Partners event highlights how business can shape the skills of the future

Nottingham Partners event highlights how business can shape the skills of the future

Attendees including Experian, BioCity and the Nottingham Hospitality Association (NHA) were just some of around 50 guests at the first business breakfast of 2018 hosted by Nottingham Partners, an arm of Marketing NG, the official Place Marketing Organisation PMO for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The headline speaker; James Whybrow, Vice Principal at Nottingham College, focused on […]

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Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three primary school expansions will create 480 school places by 2020

Three Nottingham City schools will expand by the end of 2019, creating 480 school places and 26 nursery places. The three schools are: Westbury Special School in Bilborough, which will have 60 additional primary and secondary places by August 2018, following investment of £4.75m Glade Hill Primary School in Bestwood, which will have 210 additional […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Local pupils have placed Nottingham in the top ten most improved areas in the country for learning how to read and write through phonics. Their achievement – which has seen Nottingham City move up 32 places in the national league tables in just two years – has prompted a letter from Minister of State for […]

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