Barbican and Guildhall School launch young person’s training programme

26 September 2014

A joint initiative that will see training opportunities provided to thousands of young people by 2020 and the introduction of a new discounted Barbican ticket scheme for those aged 16 to 25.

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Barbican and Guildhall School launch young person’s training programme

A joint initiative that will see training opportunities provided to thousands of young people by 2020 and the introduction of a new discounted Barbican ticket scheme for those aged 16 to 25. Read more

Scheme to help teens get jobs in gaming

Ed Vaizey, the government minister for culture and the digital economy, has announced an initiative called the Next Gen Skills Academy, designed to give 16- to 18-year-olds a fresh route into the games, animation and visual effects industries through apprenticeships and dedicated college places. Read more

First Aid Kit harmonise with pupils at the Albert Hall

In a room lined with huge photographs of the greats who have filled the Royal Albert Hall in the past, the Soderberg sisters, also known as First Aid Kit, lead a singing workshop for girls from local schools. Read more

Every child should have an education in arts and culture

Vikki Heywood, chair of the RSA, argues that a strong cultural education is vital for the UK’s social and economic future. Read more

Teacher events at the Horniman Museum and Gardens

1. Teacher Taster CPD Evening (Monday 6 October, 4:30-6:30pm)

Come and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Get tips on how to plan and make the most out of your visit, preview the schools facilities, tour their Natural History Gallery with Paolo Viscardi, Deputy Keeper of Natural History and much more! Trainee, primary and secondary school teachers welcome.

2. Free Teacher CPD Twilight: Hands on History Key Stage 2 (Wednesday 22 October, 4:30-6:30pm)

Find out how to bring Key Stage 2 History topics to life. Discover how the Horniman Museum and Gardens can support the new curriculum with Ancient Benin, Ancient Egypt and local history topics. Trainee and primary Key Stage 2 school teachers welcome.

To find out more or to book a place please contact the Schools Team on schools@horniman.ac.uk or 020 8291 8686.

Good Schools Guide launches London edition to cope with foreign demand

The Good Schools Guide is publishing its first spin-off guide for London because of demand from foreign parents wanting help navigating the school system. It is the first time in its 28-year history that the Guide, used by thousands of parents to decide where to send their children, has made a regional version. Read more

Creative Industry Finance launches throughout England

A ground-breaking programme providing business support and access to finance to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries, has been launched nationally. Read more

Rooting for further education

Mark Brickley, CEO and Principal of Kensington and Chelsea College, believes that further education is vital. He explains why and discusses how his college is helping to shape a new generation of creatives. Read more

Sonic Pi: Live & Coding - The Summit

Are you a teacher, artist or researcher working in music education? Join this event and discover how a Raspberry Pi computer can be transformed into a fully customisable musical instrument and find out how it could influence the future of music education both in and out of the classroom. Read more