A pause on the roll-out of digital devices to students in Northern Ireland and a halt on new school buildings or school extensions for 2023-24 marks the latest in a series of detrimental cuts from the Department of Education. The news announced today (25 April) by the Department of EducationRead More →

Blue Peter today launches a competition with Minecraft Education with a unique, money-can’t-buy prize for the winner. Children are being asked to be inspired and build what the show represents to them, now, or in the future. Kids can build a world that’s inspirational, full of adventure and creativity andRead More →

Live Here Love Here has launched its third annual Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits healthy marine environments offer our physical and mental wellbeing. A partnership with Belfast Harbour, Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds boasts an impressive programme of events that seeks to connectRead More →

Asked to depict a scientist and too many children draw a white man with ‘mad professor’ hair. Former primary school teacher Abby Harper of education resource experts PlanBee says to celebrate British Science Week (5-14 March), why not show kids that science and technology has always been the domain of brilliant,Read More →

This year’s post-primary transfer tests have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however many selective grammar schools have indicated that they may use transfer tests to admit pupils to year 8 in 2022. Bangor mum and #BringItBackToPrimary campaign organiser Naomi McBurney believes that while academic selection will remain aRead More →

What is the legacy of this extraordinary woman? Do you have the facts at your fingertips to share with your children when we celebrate her achievements on December 1? Former primary school teacher Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee is here to help… In the US, Rosa Parks Day isRead More →

Maths Week Ireland is in full swing  (10-18 October) and Ni4kids’ Elizabeth McGivern was lucky enough to catch up with TV presenter, author, teacher and Maths whizz, Bobby Seagull, to chat about how the subject gets a bad rep, football stickers and how the people of Northern Ireland were theRead More →

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach… children and adults have been delighted by Roald Dahl’s books for generations. September 13 is Roald Dahl Day, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our favourite Dahl stories and characters with fellow fans all over the world. Here, Dahl fanRead More →

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is on 15 September, but do you know what is being commemorated and why, and how can you explain its significance to children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators Planbee has all the answers. What was the Battle of Britain? The BattleRead More →

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has been helping families across the UK to engage with books and storytelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering support, advice and free books to  disadvantaged families who have been hardest hit by lockdown. Reading can be an important escape for many children, andRead More →