Yorkshire, North: Latest News

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Onward and Upward at Kip McGrath Education

17th July 2019

These are very exciting times for the Kip McGrath Education movement in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Following the very successful establishment of the two fully accredited resource centres in Ilkley and Skipton, Tom Davies, the local director, is very pleased to announce that a new centre in now...

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Hull Collegiate Awarded Highest Inspection Result

16th July 2019

Hull Collegiate School in Anlaby is celebrating after being awarded the highest possible grade ‘excellent’ in all areas of their latest inspection. It is the only independent school in East Yorkshire to receive these glowing results from the ISI team.    •   ...

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Authors snapped in their favourite summer reading spots as new research reveals the wonderful and wacky places kids love to read!

11th July 2019

“He will either go to prison or become a millionaire.” (Sir Richard Branson’s school report from Stowe School) We caught up with Hilary Barry, Director of Teaching and Learning at Highfield and Brookham School in Liphook, Hampshire, about the purpose behind your child’s...

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Award-winning pop-up Shakespearean theatre has returned to York for summer 2019

3rd July 2019

Following its inaugural season last year, when it played to 80,000 people, garnering critical and popular acclaim as well as awards for ‘Best Cultural Experience’ and ‘Best Attraction’, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre has returned to York promising Revenge, Heroism, Magic and...

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Play with nature’s 'Etch A Sketch’

26th June 2019

We focus on sand art for families this summer – it’s free fun and washes itself away Primary Times offers inspiration from an expert who helped create the poignant commemorative beach tribute ‘Pages of the Sea.’ Sand art has become a compelling activity, capturing the imaginations...

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Archaeology: why we dig it

25th June 2019

Sequencing, developing chronological conceptual frameworks and spotting clues, Primary Times explores how the puzzle of the past enriches primary education Reading about people in the past can be a dry and dusty affair and for primary aged children, it can be limited by their reading ages and abilities....

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Goodbye and thank you Judith!

24th June 2019

Primary Times celebrates the life and works of Judith Kerr OBE, author and illustrator of The Tiger Who Came to Tea “A brilliantly talented artist and storyteller who gave the world an extraordinary body of work” – a sentiment shared by Judith Kerr’s publisher and echoed with...

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Inspire them to explore science with Professor Brian Cox

21st June 2019

Primary Times teams up with Professor Brian Cox OBE to discuss the importance of science for children, his own childhood inspirations, and his exciting world tour ‘Universal: Adventures in Space and Time’ How did you first become interested in physics and astronomy? Was there a book or...

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RNIB Aysgarth to Aysgarth Walk

23rd May 2019

On Sunday 19th May, the pupils of Aysgarth School, their families, friends and staff undertook a sponsored walk in aid of RNIB. The walk took place over the 16 miles from Aysgarth Falls, where the School was founded, to Newton-le-Willows, the current site of Aysgarth School. Over 370 walkers took part...

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Guide Dogs appeal for volunteers

15th May 2019

There are around 2 million people living with sight loss in the UK. Guide Dogs supports people with a visual impairment to keep their independence. There are lots of different services on offer, ranging from our well-known guide dogs, through to children and young people’s services and our volunteering...

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Summer Reading Challenge

15th May 2019

Join us at East Riding Libraries for Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019, organised by The Reading Agency.  Children taking part in the Challenge will read six books over the school summer holidays, and help our super space family, The Rockets, as they track down books nabbed by mischievous...

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