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"Putting life into science - science and citizenship" (primary) and "Integrating ICT across the primary curriculum" are two of the spring-term courses offered by the National Union of Teachers. These involve two two-day seminars in Stoke Rochford, near Grantham. They are about 10 weeks apart, with peer coaching. Tel: 020 7380 4719

Until summer 2004


This Harley Street practice offers presentations that can be held in your school. Speakers include medical experts, a former drug addict and Andrew Cooney, the youngest person to walk to the South Pole. Subjects include: alcohol awareness; eating disorders; financial management; Smoking - your choice; Hooked on the habit - forever?; and No laughing matter, presented by Sandra Gregory, a former teacher who was jailed for drug smuggling. The standard fee (pound;300 plus travel expenses, is negotiable. Tel: 020 7580 4176; Email:


This fun-based learning programme in East Yorkshire for young scientists aged 11-18 includes a Saturday morning science club, the annual Hull Rocket Trials and SciXTV, a television production company run by young people. It is screening a new series of its flagship programme, C21, which culminates in a pantomime, Isaac and the Giant Apple, based on the life of Sir Isaac Newton. In December, there will be a schools Christmas lecture, "Crash Bang Wallop", delivered by combustion chemist John Kilcoyne from Sunderland University, and the 2004 Young Scientist Awards will be launched. These awards will be presented to the two students who offer the most impressive 10-minute presentations on a science topic of their choice. They will also receive a two-week scholarship to US Space Academy. For more details, contact Jim Dumsday at Hull University.Tel: 01482 466326.


The Yorkshire-based firm Innovation for Education is offering three pound;500 awards to help towards funding activities such as educational visits, or special curriculum projects. The themes for 2004 are: sustainable development; bringing younger and older people closer together; and understanding refugees and asylum-seekers. State primary and secondary schools are invited to submit a 500-word outline, including a breakdown of the costs by January 31.

Innovation for Education, Tel: 01943 466994

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