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With Christmas fast approaching, a number of schools and colleges will have music concerts, theatre productions and other entertainment planned, making our feature on Theatre & Staging (13-16) particularly relevant. In ‘A platform for discussion’ (p14) we take a look at the origins and development of Theatre in Education, focusing on learning and development through the creative medium of drama. WorldSkills London 2011 celebrated the technical and vocational achievements of young people from all over the world in an event which is changing the perception of this career path (p8).

It might not be until January next year, but already the countdown to BETT has begun with companies planning product launches, while key decision makers prepare their ‘wish lists’ for the next academic year. BETT is THE place to see new products and hear from fellow educators who are using the technology, about how it can improve teaching and learning. It is set to take place from 11-14th January 2012 at Olympia, London - read all about it in our show preview next month!

Becci Knowles - Editor In this issue... 4-6 NEWS

The force of physics: school wins £150,000; National Language Championship for schools launched; BESA launches new, ‘support for all’ website; Coca Cola Enterprises continues to invest in education


WORLDSKILLS LONDON 2011 A new ‘Era of Skills’ for the economy 9-12 NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Ben 10 Promotes Science and Engineering in Primary Schools; Oxley Park offers support in THRASS implementation; Forth Valley College installs evacuation chairs


A platform for discussion - we take a look at the origins and development of Theatre in Education, focusing on learning and development through the creative medium of drama. PLUS! Bridgeman Education; The Hub Theatre Company; Mainstage; Rhinegold and more…


Maintaining Great British Quality in Modern Manufacturing; Pendock Column Casings Create Stunning Interior; Polyrey’s Sustainable Development brochure


Inspiring Fitness for All; The Future of Fitness; Nuneaton Academy Sports Centre Refurbishment; Truvox floor cleaners help meet need for health and safety and cost- efficiency


Transforming classroom learning; Technology for change; Making the most of your ICT; New Ultimate Interactive Projector by Hitachi


Don’t bite chunk out of schools’ healthy meals funding; VWA’s online courses are ideal for tight budgets; YAZOO at School


A wealth of educational advice; The Independent Schools Guide 2011-12; Schools For Special Needs 2011-12

Cover Story

The NEC interactive wall mount solution aims to transform any flat surface into an interactive workspace. To be used in combination with an NEC short throw projector, this solution enables schools to harness the benefits of interaction without having to invest heavily in all new projection equipment.

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November 2011


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