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Youth activity centre makes bright investment in solar panels

A Thirsk youth activity centre is set to cut costs and become more sustainable after installing 40 solar panels with support from an asset finance facility from Lloyds Bank. North Yorkshire Youth has invested £12,000 in fitting solar panels onto the roof of the Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, which will help

Equilibrium Risk partners with Huddersfield University to deliver cyber security solution for SMEs

Equilibrium Risk have joined Dr Simon Parkinson and two placement students, James Bray and Daiyaan Shreef, in an aim to develop a bespoke cyber security solution, tailored specifically for SMEs. The project will run over the course of the student’s 12-month placement, and conclude with a tangible, physical product which will

VIP visitors pay tribute to business support for “role model” Ron Dearing UTC

A group of VIP visitors have paid tribute to the business backing for Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) after being given a tour of the pioneering school’s purpose-designed building. The high-profile group was given a personal tour of the £10m building, which is nearing completion, by Principal Sarah Pashley and

AKA PR to handle Giggleswick School PR

Skipton-based AKA PR has been appointed by Giggleswick School to handle its public and media relations. Aire Valley's longest established PR consultancy will help build brand awareness and raise the profile of the school using strategic and targeted communications to reach a wider audience. Giggleswick School is an independent, co-educational day and

School’s hall project quarter-of-a-million pounds nearer, thanks to Leo Group

A Calderdale school’s ambitious plans for a new sixth form and community centre are more than quarter-of-a-million pounds closer thanks to the fund-raising efforts of a local firm.  Boothtown-based environmental company, The Leo Group, has raised a staggering £265,000 in under one week for the Ravenscliffe Spring Hall project, via a

University of York takes home top Industry award

Caterers at the University of York have been honoured with a national CUBO Award for the exceptional service they provide to students and staff. The University of York beat off competition from universities across the UK to win the "Best Catering Service" award –  sponsored by The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO). The

Leeds apprentices build on success in regional skills competition

Apprentices from Leeds College of Building have seen off competition from hundreds of other construction students from rival colleges to win 17 top place positions in a range of construction craft and services skills competitions. The College hosted the SkillBuild, SkillPlumb, SkillElectric and SkillFridge competitions for the Yorkshire region at

Leeds Trinity University highest in region for employability

Leeds Trinity University is the highest performing university in Yorkshire and Humberside for employability, with 96.8 per cent of students employed, or in further study, within six months of graduation.  The figures come from the 2016 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey. It places Leeds Trinity University above all

Leeds teacher collaborates with local school to innovate behaviour management

A Leeds-based teacher has created an interactive whiteboard app to help a local primary school innovate its classroom behaviour. Former teacher and special educational needs support worker, Oliver Brandon-Davies, has teamed up with Little London Community Primary School to successfully trial his interactive technology, Trackit Lights. Oliver, who has worked in teaching

Rotherham school gets Cutting Edge entrance

Barnsley-based laser cutting expert, Cutting Technologies, has teamed up with local sculptor, Michael Johnson, to bring education to life. Herringthorpe Junior School, based in Rotherham, commissioned Michael to create a decorative screen which covered the Junior School’s entrance The screen formed part of a literacy trail and focussed around a quote from Wind

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