“Casio” Offer the chance to win one of 15 projectors at “Bett” show

Celebrate Casio’s five years lamp-free with 15 projectors to be won

 

As Casio Projectors celebrates five years of being lamp-free at Bett 2015, attendees to the exhibition are being given the chance to win five of the revolutionary Laser & LED Hybrid projectors per day from 21st – 23rd January 2015 to enhance their learning environment.

 

To win, all you have to do is visit the Casio stand E200 and enter the prize draw. The winners will be able to choose any model from the revolutionary Ultra Short Throw, which creates an 80” image from a distance of just 27cm, to a new model launching exclusively at the show.

Casio is the original pioneer of lamp-free  projector technology and remains the only manufacturer whose range is completely mercury free, not only ensuring that the teaching environment is safe, but also replacing one of the most unreliable light sources on the planet (UHP mercury lamps), with two of the most stable (Laser and LED).

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See Behind the Scenes of the Creative Industries

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SEE BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 

Unique opportunity for young people to explore life and careers in the creative industries, through 60 free events run by the UK’s leading institutions

Young people between the ages of 13 and 19 are being offered the chance to explore life, work and careers in the creative industries at Creative Quarter, a special day of free events in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, on Friday November 28th.

Seven leading science and art institutions are opening their doors with a busy programme of 60 talks, workshops and behind the scenes tours with some of the UK’s leading creative and scientific professionals.  The events offered cover five core areas: art and architecture; fashion; music and drama; science and technology, and are ideal for KS4 and KS5 students.

Creative Quarter is designed to showcase the latest developments in the creative industries, and give an overview of the different education and career paths available.

The venues are Christie’s South Kensington, Imperial College London, Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum and the V&A.  They will open their doors for talks, hands on workshops and ‘behind the scenes’ tours, offering visitors the chance to:

  • peek into the royal and ceremonial costume stores of Kensington Palace, in the company of the palace’s costume curator
  • take part in a hands-on filmmaking workshop at the Serpentine Gallery with a leading contemporary filmmaker
  • observe the Natural History Museum’s cutting edge scientific research and see such treasures as giant squid and Charles Darwin’s specimens
  • see how museums develop multimedia exhibits, as demonstrated by experts at The Science Museum
  • explore the real stories behind the headlines about ‘dangerous science’ in the company of an Imperial College scientist
  • gain an insight into life as a product designer
  • work with architects to design the city of the future

Other events cover such topics as exhibition design, computer coding and material science.

Emily Candler, Executive Director at Exhibition Road commented:  “This is an unbeatable opportunity to help young people with their future education and career choices, through an insight into what life and work in the creative industries is really like.

“We have lined up an extraordinary programme of events, which will give visitors the chance to create, explore and experiment for themselves in different areas of expertise. We hope schools will make full use of the opportunities available,” she said.

Advance booking is essential, and tickets for all talks and workshops should be made through the participating organisations.  Full details are available at

http://www.exhibitionroad.com/

 

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University Spearheads National School Project to Shed Light on Cosmic Rays

Cosmic rays – high energy particles from outside our solar system- are being studied by at least a dozen British schools in original research being spearheaded by Bristol university More schools are welcome . For more info turn to page 10 of April issue of Technology and Science in Education..

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Gove Launches the ‘TechBacc’ Which Will be a Rigorous Equivalent to A Levels

On April 22 a new qualification was launched by education secretary Michael Gove . The TechBacc will be as demanding as the English baccalaureate and will help employers recognise students who have taken rigorous vocational courses.

Gove said at the launch the TechBacc could be seen as more demanding and strenuous than the EBacc. It will be awarded to those who have passed five academic GSCEs, a maths test, an extended writing project , and a high quality vocational course.

Unlike the diploma, the TechBacc will have A level status and will be included as part of league tables from 2017.

Martyn Hale, chairman of HME, and DATA( the Design and Technology Association)have been lobbying MPs and manufacturing business leaders on the importance of Design and Technology and as Martyn Hale said:”We want to see Design and Technology at heart of the new TechBacc.”

See pages 1,3 and 12 of the April issue of Technology and Science in Education.

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Electronica Expert and International Entrepreneur will be a Star Speaker at the Revamped D+T Show

Electronics expert and international entrepreneur Peter Kember will be a star speaker at the revamped ‘D+T Show’ in November.

Peter Kember , CEO of Kember Associates, has an international reputation for designing , installing, and project managing creation of fab plants for the manufacture of electronic chips.

Peter Kember will speak on the importance of electronics.

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Give your catering facilities a break this summer: get set now for the new intake

Space Furniture for Schools technology in educationIt’s already July and the end of term is just around the corner. There’s a great period coming up over the summer break to fast-track a refit of your catering facilities so they’re ready to attract a new intake, and smart schools and colleges all over the country are doing just that.

There’s still time to plan a refurbishment of your production kitchen or food tech room, buy furniture for your dining room and replace old catering equipment with new, but it’s worth getting organised sooner rather than later and working with a specialist in the field like Space, to help you through the process.

Space has extensive experience in creating stylish yet practical dining areas as well as the production kitchens that serve them, and can design and install state-of-the-art food tech facilities too.

Space can help you bring your dining facilities right up to date by specifying high quality, durable furniture in a vast choice of bright, eye-catching styles with colour options to match any interior scheme.  They can also suggest clever furnishing solutions like poseur tables and eating shelves that children love to use and that are sparing on valuable floor space.

Practicality and flexibility is built in from the outset; Space will work with you to plan your dining facilities and maximise the space you have available, suggesting clever furnishing solutions to transform multi-purpose rooms into dining rooms in minutes.  Space also provides great service and the benefits of strong buying-power.

Getting a new look back of house is also easy with Space’s dedicated team of kitchen design and installation experts, who can help you make one-off purchases of catering equipment as well as complete kitchen refurbishments.  Space has particular expertise in identifying energy saving equipment, to help protect your school or college against rising energy prices.

Contact Space Catering on 01452 383000 or http://www.spacecatering.co.uk/

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Boxford Wins The Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Boxford, known for generations of Design and Technology teachers  for its educational machines, has  been awarded the UK’s highest accolade for business success – the Queen’s award for Enterprise.

This makes Boxford one of  an elite group of companies to win a Queen’s Award  and puts it among the most successful of UK businesses.

The award particularly recognises Boxford’s achievements in international trade. Exports of its educational CADCAM machinery and software  have increased by over 600 per cent during the last three years with almost 40 per cent of exports going to new markets.

Paul Barraclough, Boxford’s  managing director, told Technology and Science in Education: ”The award reflects  the efforts  of the entire Boxford team from the sales force  to the production work force, from  the administration staff to the customer service department. Our recent and significant investments  in the state-of-the art manufacturing equipment has also played a major role in the company being able to undertake short-delivery opportunities.”

The Queen’s Award  for Enterprise  crowns an eventful six month period  for Boxford  having recently been designated “Manufacturer of the Year” in a regional competition and given the “Made in Britain” accolade by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

These events have coincided with the company’s relocation  from its former cotton mill factory in Halifax,that  it occupied for 70 years, to its brand new, custom-built factory on its own site in Elland, already receiving praise from many quarters .

Boxford, known for generations of Design and Technology teachers  for its educational machines, has  been awarded the UK’s highest accolade for business success – the Queen’s award for Enterprise.

This makes Boxford one of  an elite group of companies to win a Queen’s Award  and puts it among the most successful of UK businesses.

The award particularly recognises Boxford’s achievements in international trade. Exports of its educational CADCAM machinery and software  have increased by over 600 per cent during the last three years with almost 40 per cent of exports going to new markets.

Paul Barraclough, Boxford’s  managing director, told Technology and Science in Education: ”The award reflects  the efforts  of the entire Boxford team from  the sales force  to the production work force, from  the administration staff to the customer service department. Our recent and significant investments  in the state-of-the art manufacturing equipment has also played a major role in the company being able to undertake short-delivery opportunities.”

The Queen’s Award  for Enterprise  crowns an eventful six month period  for Boxford  having recently been designated “Manufacturer of the Year” in a regional competition and given the “Made in Britain” accolade by the Department for Business,Innovation and Skills.

These events have coincided with the company’s relocation  from its former cotton mill factory in Halifax,that  it occupied for 70 years, to its brand new, custom-built factory on its own site in Elland, aleady receiving praise from many quarters . 

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Technology Supplies Moves Into A New Multi-pound Headquarters

Technology Supplies have moved in a brand- new, purpose-built headquarters in this 25th anniversary of their  founding.

The move has taken place to cope with current growth and future expansion of the business which is solely devoted to design and technology equipment and consumables as well as carrying out complete turnkey workshops.

The organisation has recently published its latest A4 354 page catalogue and two separate supplements for one for Food Technology and the other for Textiles.

Technology Supplies’ new address is:

Phoenix House
Stafford Drive
Battlefield
Enterprise Park
Shrewsbury
SY1 3FE
Tel: 0845 567 0000
Fax: 0845 567 0002
Email: sales@technologysupplies.co.uk
Website: www.techologysupplies.co.uk

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New programming aid – ‘kids think it’s cool’

runrev-logoRunRev recently unveiled a new resource to help teach students to love programming.

The RunRev education microsite provides invaluable material and practical advice on how to use the LiveCode software development to build tailored teaching aids or an entire course.

Kevin Miller, CEO of RunRev says:” The education microsite is first and foremost a FREE resource that we hope will encourage and empower education professionals to embrace software development in their work and utilise its potential to create and develop teaching aids and course material that engages and stimulates students of computer studies.”

Teachers report that LiveCode with the English like structure of its programming enables students spend more time writing apps rather than learning the complexities of the code language. Perhaps this why students think it’s cool.

For more information contact RunRev on 0845 219 8923, email Kevin@runrev.com or visit website www.runrev.com

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New electronics starter kit to teach pupils to understand the concepts of electricity

E&L Logo-E & L Products Limited has launched a starter kit of simple circuits to give children a more comprehensive of electronic circuits for a special offer price of £64.99.

The kit comprises twelve electrical component modules of eight different types.

Alan Hayes of E & L comments:” There is no need for special tools or hot soldering irons and the kits are suitable for children with adult supervision. They can be built and re-used over and over again and come with excellent manuals to explain how to put the circuits together and how they work.”

To order the kits contact E & L of Aerial Road, Llay, Wrexham LL12 0TU. Tel: 01978 853920 Email: info@ eandlproducts.com, Web: www.eandlproducts.com.

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