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Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Teaching Martin Luther King and the US civil rights movement in the age of Black Lives Matter

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:53 BST

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

Massive decrease in fruit and vegetable intake reported by children receiving free school meals following lockdown

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2020 08:30 BST

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

EXPERT COMMENT: Learning loss and implications for Covid-19 and school closures

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 11:51 BST

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

Where’s the money gone? The mystery of the ‘missing’ £88 million allocated to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 12:05 BST

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

Awards shortlisting for student and school activities

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 14:30 BST

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

Budding engineer impresses judges with his digital skills

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 12:20 GMT

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

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

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

Holiday clubs provide far more benefits beyond just providing food, study reveals

Press releases   •   May 30, 2018 17:28 BST

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.

Young Physics students celebrated at Northumbria

Young Physics students celebrated at Northumbria

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 15:41 BST

The North East’s physicists of the future have been recognised at an inaugural award ceremony celebrating young people’s achievements.