Translink and Eco-Schools – the international environmental education programme – are celebrating 10 years of joining forces to deliver a school travel challenge across Northern Ireland. The Translink Eco-Schools Travel Challenge promotes walking, cycling, bus and train travel for the school run instead of car use. Since its launch, overRead More →

The NSPCC is looking for volunteers to help take its messages about child protection directly to schools across Northern Ireland as the new school year gets underway. The simple, yet vital, Speak Out Stay Safe service from the leading children’s charity reached 67,129 children in 356 schools across Northern Ireland inRead More →

Saturday 8 September is World First Aid Day however alarming new research released by the British Red Cross shows that less than half of people in Northern Ireland (45%) would be confident enough to help in a first aid emergency. Whilst the majority of us would want someone to come toRead More →

A study, which polled 1,000 parents of kids in secondary school, has revealed that two thirds of parents think teachers should teach schoolchildren about the signs and symptoms of cancer. The results also suggests mums and dads would like the education process to start at the age of 11. According toRead More →

The worldwide phenomenon known as Ciclovia (Spanish for Cycle freeway) returns to the streets of Belfast for a fourth year on Sunday October 7.  Fun, free and for all ages and abilities Ciclovia Belfast in association with Thunder Park, the traffic free cycling experience through the streets of Belfast City Centre,Read More →

It’s official – Emily and James were the most popular first names given to baby girls and baby boys in Northern Ireland, for births registered in 2017. This is one of the findings of the Baby Names 2017 statistics published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. EmilyRead More →

On Saturday August 4 at The Ulster Museum, Breastival Belfast will host Northern Ireland’s largest gathering of breastfeeding mothers to celebrate world breastfeeding week. Breastival co-founders, Belfast mums Jennifer Hanratty and Jennie Wallace are aiming to set a new record at 10.30am for the most children breastfed at the sameRead More →

Castle Espie Wetland Centre are appealing for the safe return of a three week old Mandarin duckling, which was taken from inside their outdoor Duckery between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday afternoon. Due to its young age, the duckling requires a special diet, so its safe return is a highRead More →

Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Belfast and Dublin-based technology arm, Liberty IT, has open-sourced AR Madness, an augmented reality (AR) game to encourage more children to learn to code. Liberty IT have released the game code online for free along with a detailed tutorial so children can create their own augmented realityRead More →

The Young Enterprise company ‘Poppin’ from Banbridge Academy has been named Young Enterprise Company of the Year at this year’s prestigious event at Belfast City Hall… The students finished off an exciting year exploring entrepreneurship and developing their business skills with the top award of the night. ‘MindSight’ from Boys’ ModelRead More →