The Department of Education has announced a review of the current home to school transport policy. The aim of the review is to ensure that home to school transport is fit for purpose and is sustainable over the long term. In the region of 84,000 pupils are currently eligible forRead More →

Young children spend twice as long looking at screens as they do playing outside, a study has found. By the time they reach the age of seven, children will have been looking at screens for the equivalent of 456 days – an average of four hours every day. But justRead More →

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 →