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Online learning provider breathes life into Ilkley lifesaving campaign

An initiative to make Ilkley the UK’s first town of lifesavers has been launched using a free, online training programme. "Prepared to save a life" is a unique, 40-minute web-based training package launched to businesses this month by Ilkley-based Virtual College. The programme, which is in partnership with Community Save a Life,

York Pullman drives To rescue of transport-less children invited to school play

A coach company has driven to the rescue of transport-less children from a Harrogate school, when they were left with no means of attending Ashville College’s senior school play. Schools from across the Harrogate district were invited to watch “The Greatest Matilda Mashup” and attend a workshop held by Ashville’s head

Scriba short story winners bag 250 books for schools

Huddersfield public relations agency Scriba PR has presented 250 new books to schools across Yorkshire, as a prize for the five winning entrants to its short story competition for under elevens. Budding storytellers were encouraged to take part in the writing contest, which welcomed tales of up to 250 words from

|New development and commercial director for Giggleswick School

Giggleswick School has appointed a former director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Belinda Eldridge, to the new post of development and commercial director. The independent school is looking to expand its commercial activities to maximise opportunities from more widespread use of its 270 acre site and the new director position is

York handmade plays pivotal role in school’s new art and design block

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a pivotal role in the creation of the new Art and Design Technology Centre at Pocklington School, near York. York Handmade, based at Alne, near Easingwold, supplied 31,000 bricks for the exterior of the new £3.25 million building, together with 4,300 terracotta tiles

The University of Law appoints Matthew Tomlinson as Dean in Leeds

University of Law (ULaw) has announced the appointment of Matthew Tomlinson as Dean of the University’s Leeds campus. Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2009 at The University of Law (then The College of Law) in Chester. He then went on to work in the legal profession, working as an Associate

First higher apprenticeship graduates prepare to celebrate regional first

Higher apprentices at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are among the first group to complete a new pilot training programme in a regional first for healthcare employers. Sixty-eight Trainee Assistant Practitioners (TAPs) at eight healthcare providers in South Yorkshire have achieved the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Diploma at Level 5 and

School visit to chemical manufacturer “dispels the myth of manufacturing”

Twenty-five students have visited a Cross Hills based speciality chemicals manufacturer as part of a new initiative from the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. Airedale Chemical invited in students from Parkside School, Keighley’s Holy Family Catholic School and the One in a Million free school during Bradford Manufacturing Week,

Leeds College of Building backs national funding campaign

Leeds College of Building is backing a national campaign which calls for fairer funding as staff and students prepare to lobby Government. The college has signed up to the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, highlighting work that education institutions across the country do as well as investment in the further education sector and fairer pay