Climate change is ‘in our hands’
Pupils from a North East Primary School have collaborated with scientists to design a board game which allows young people to explore the issue of climate change and discuss the actions that can be taken in response to this global challenge.
All primary school children should receive early careers education
A report prepared by academics at Northumbria University and supported by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) calls for a nationwide approach to providing careers education in primary schools.
Gateshead teenagers to enjoy a fun filled action packed summer
Together with the Healthy Living Lab at Northumbria University, Gateshead Council identified a poor uptake of teenagers participating in the existing Holiday Activities and Food programme, with attendance figures show that 82% of attendees are 11 years and under and only 18% of attendees being over 12 years.
London’s Universal Free School Meals provision could come at a cost to primary schools
Plans from the Greater London Authority to deliver universal free school meals to all primary school children across London next year were welcomed when they were announced. However, a new report by Northumbria University finds that the scheme could result in significant losses in school funding through a drop in pupil premiums.
Northumbria joins National Saturday Club network to offer creative opportunities for teenagers
Young people from across the North East aged 13 to 16 are being given the chance to experience art and design activities at Northumbria University as part of the National Saturday Club programme.
Air quality research supports calls to clean up the school run
Research involving experts at Northumbria University outlines the health risks caused by harmful pollution from vehicles measured outside schools in Newcastle.
Stereotypical views of scientists can be tackled in the classroom
Weekly sessions with primary school-aged children can have a positive impact at challenging stereotypical views of scientists, according to new research from Northumbria University.
Northumbria academics support teenagers to take the lead in wellbeing research
Empowering young people to help shape the future of health and wellbeing services by equipping them with their own research skills, is the focus of a project supported by Northumbria University academics.
Creating opportunities for thousands of young people in Newcastle
A new learning centre designed to support more young people to fulfil their potential and achieve a place at university will be launched in Newcastle.
New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged
Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.
Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter
The way in which Black British history and the US civil rights movement are taught in UK schools needs to be updated to include more emphasis on Britain’s racial minorities and imperial past, according to new research.
Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown
In a study conducted by Northumbria University around half of the children who received free school meal vouchers are reporting a significant drop in their intake of fruit and vegetables since schools closed due to COVID-19 in March, yet many reported a large increase in consumption of sugary drinks and snacks.
EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures
The ongoing situation and school closures as result of Covid-19 have a number of different implications for the education sector. Dr Emily Mann and Dr Jackie Shinwell of Northumbria University’s Healthy Living Lab explored the impact of the coronavirus crisis in terms of learning loss in this blog for Schools North East.
Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children
MILLIONS of pounds allocated by the government to feed some of the poorest children in the country is unaccounted for, according to a new report from Northumbria University, being discussed in the House of Commons today (Thursday 27 June).
Awards shortlisting for student and school activities
Northumbria University, Newcastle has been shortlisted for two awards for the support it gives to school children and its students.
Budding engineer impresses judges with his digital skills
A young student’s research placement with Northumbria University, Newcastle has earned him a regional engineering award.
Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs
With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.
Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals
The largest study of school holiday clubs in England has found that as well as helping to combat childhood hunger, holiday clubs provide a number of social and health benefits including providing children a safe place to play. The extensive findings of the study were released today (Wednesday 30 May) at a special event at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.