Category Archives: Education

Council responds to increase in north west ‘R’ rate and impact on schools

The Council and school headteachers have urgently reviewed plans for a phased return of some children to school, responding to the latest public health position. Public Health England and the University of Cambridge have provided additional analysis that the North West’s virus reproduction rate (R) is now estimated to have risen to 1.01. Commenting on…
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“Rags to riches” story lands Chester Professor on prime-time TV.

The “rags to riches” story of the Victorian paper-making process saw a Chester professor appear on one of the BBC’s most popular, peak-time programmes. Ironically, Professor of English, Deborah Wynne, has no television, so relied on feedback from family and friends once the programme had aired! Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Week, Episode Six of The…
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Council’s library service opens digital Summer Reading Challenge

With the majority of the borough’s schoolchildren being asked to continue their education from home, the ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ is opening earlier than normal. And of course, the focus is completely digital. The Summer Reading Challenge, which is organised nationally by The Reading Agency, is aimed at children aged 4-11. This year’s theme is ‘Silly…
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Using the power of nature to help young children learn.

The importance of the link between nature and child development could help parents help their young children with learning vocabulary during this period of lockdown, according to an Early Years expert at the University of Chester. Deirdre Hewitt, PGCE Early Years (Primary) Programme Leader in the University’s Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has suggested…
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