Welcome to our April 2020 Newsletter!
We hope you and your families are all managing to stay well and positive during this time…
UK Education Guide in the News
2 articles published in The PIE since our last update:
Millfield students reach out to local care homes
Students from Millfield School in Street, Somerset have sent virtual messages of support to residents in lockdown at a local care home in Keinton Mandeville. Former Millfield Prep and current Millfield Year 9 students; Eloise, Maddy, Winnie, Sophie, Charlotte, Lucy, Grace and Daisy sent personalised video messages to the residents at Beech Tree House Care Home, including to a former member of Millfield’s Grounds and Gardens and Catering staff, Pete.
Eloise has also created a support network for 68 residents at four local care homes in Somerset who are in lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Thirteen-year-old Eloise from Keinton Mandeville is helping to co-ordinate messages and activities for residents in The Tudors in Glastonbury, Beech Tree House in Keinton Mandeville, Avalon Court in Butleigh, and Friarn House in Bridgwater.
Burgess Hill Girls creates videos of science experiments that can be done at home
Make a ‘Lava Lamp’, a ‘Sweetie Rainbow’, ‘Frankenstein’s Hand’ or create an ‘Eruption’. These are the titles of four instructional videos Burgess Hill Girls has created for families to follow so they can carry-out their own experiments during the lockdown. The experiments only require a few materials found in most households. Apart from the ‘Eruption’experiment, which can get messy, all can be done inside. The teacher behind these experiments is Mrs Shelley Allen, Head of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths) at Burgess Hill Girls Junior School.
International Education Round-up
Focus this month on online resources to help schools develop & enhance online provision:
Free resources for schools/colleges moving online.
Learning Keeps Going - database of free resources for educators-tips and best practices for teaching online.
Google’s teach from home resource for teachers communicating with their pupils remotely
Tech vendors who have stepped up to offer free services include:
Resources for older pupils:
Some great resources, courtesy of Cambridge Guardian Angels for older pupils trying to progress University applications or just wanting to keep busy!
Young Economist of the Year Competition
The Royal Economic Society's Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition is now open. In partnership with the Financial Times, the RES is inviting Year 12 and 13 A-Level students to submit a 1500-word essay on one of five titles to be in with a chance of winning £1,000 and have their essay published in the FT. The deadline is 27th July.
Prizes: Best overall essay - £1000 and the opportunity to be published in the FT; Best essay on each topic - £200 each (x5 prizes)
Year 12-University preparation.
Virtual open days:
While universities have cancelled their open days, many are providing extra content via virtual tours and some are creating new online offer holder events. Students can find a list of over 100 virtual tours in the UCAS website or on university websites. Some universities also include virtual city tours, the opportunity to chat to current students and a look at the accommodation on offer. It is expected that a lot more content will be added to this over the coming weeks. Also, remember to keep an eye on the individual university websites, where you have a particular interest.
Guide to writing a personal statement:
Never to early to start for applications due in January 2021
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAVE NOT BEEN CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.
BMI Discounted international events for UK Education Guide member schools.
For all the BMI Events below if you add the code “UK Education Guide” at the checkout you will receive an additional 10% discount off published fees.
Brazil Global Boarding & High School Fairs
SEPT 12 & 13 São Paulo
SEPT 15 Brasília
SEPT 17 Rio Copacabana
UAE Global Boarding & High School Fairs
OCT 9 & 10 Dubai
OCT 12 Abu Dhabi
Vietnam Global Boarding & High School Fairs
OCT 24 Ho Chi Minh City
OCT 25 Hanoi
OCT 26 Da Nang
For these autumn events, and to secure the agreed UK Education Guide discount, please contact Spencer Hawkes, Director of Special Projects at BMI direct on his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Malaysia UK Education Fairs 2020 (Kuching, Kota Kinabalu & Penang)
The cost is less than GBP1500 in total for 3 cities (please refer to the link for further details)
Offer - 10% discount for early bird registration extended now until 31st March 2020.. The Event is organized by Gabriel Liew, the founder of UK Education Services – Malaysia an independent platform for UK institutions, local education agents, partners and students.
August 8th–11th. Kuching, 8th, Kota Kinabalu, 9th and Penang, 11th
For more information follow this link or contact Gabriel direct email@example.com
PDF brochure with event details