Celebrating apprenticeships

12 March 2015

This week we celebrated the National Apprenticeships Week which is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2015

This week we celebrated the National Apprenticeships Week which is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Read more

To find out more of the activity on Twitter, look up for the #NAW2015

Free schools: David Cameron pledges 500 more by 2020

At least a further 500 free schools would be opened in England in the next five years under a Conservative government, David Cameron has pledged. He committed his party to creating an extra 270,000 school places in free schools, if re-elected, by 2020. Read more

The future of arts funding – live webchat

Join the Culture Professionals Network next Wednesday 18 March to discuss what’s next for arts funding. Read more

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015

The award is open for business and once again on the search for the world’s most exciting poets aged 11-17. Find out more here

New Ten Pieces filmmaking resource available to download

The project invites children to listen to ten pieces of classical music, and to come up with creative responses to them. Download here

1521 Courses

Aged 15 to 21 and interested in the arts? Southbank Centre offers a range of courses to spark your creativity and give you the skills you need to get making. Read more

Too few young people becoming apprentices, say MPs

Not enough teenagers are taking up apprenticeships despite concerted government efforts, including £1.6bn of investment, a group of MPs has said. Apprenticeships have increased overall since 2010 but among 16 to 19 year olds the number has decreased by 10,000. Read more

‘We must save IdeasTap – the arts charity making creative dreams come true’ Sabrina Mahfouz

I had no contacts or money but IdeasTap helped launch my career as a writer. Other young people who wouldn’t normally stand a chance should be able to benefit too, says British writer and performer. Read more

Building Better Citizens: Promoting Fundamental British Values

This one-day provides teachers with a wealth of ideas for the classroom for 4 – 16s, using a range of strategies, including philosophical enquiry to promote Fundamental British Values. Practical and inspiring, the ideas will enable learning to engage students in deeper thinking and to contribute effectively to spiritual and moral development. Read more

Live At Trinity Laban

Join children and young people from across Lewisham at Laban Theatre for this highlight event of the annual Lewisham Live festival. The evening includes performances from local schools and community groups from across the borough. Read more