Education student inspires the SU Winter appeal

Education MA student Nadia Pashkevich received a donation plea from Samara’s Aid Appeal and felt compelled to get the University of Brighton Students’ Union (SU) on board.

Samara’s Aid Appeal is a Brighton-based organisation that sends humanitarian and medical aid to Syria, Iraq and the Middle East. Nadia received an email from them saying they were desperate for clothing supplies for refugees living in the coldest refugee camps in Syria and Iraq and her first thought was how she could help.

Nadia contacted the SU and the Brighton SU Winter Aid Appeal was launched! Continue reading

The Really Useful PE Book

book-coverTwo University of Brighton academics have published their fourth edited book with Routledge.

Dr Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes have released The Really Useful Physical Education Book: Learning and Teaching across the 11 – 16 age range with contributions from 16 other University of Brighton PE, dance, sport science and sport coaching staff members.

Fully updated in line with the National Curriculum, the second edition of The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers crucial guidance and practical ideas for effective and imaginative lessons. Continue reading

The School of Education welcomes young researchers

Four budding researchers arrived at the Falmer campus last week to present their research to the PGCE Primary cohort.

6feb1ddf-caa8-4310-b9b3-945a749d4147They were invited by Senior Lecturers Pamela Lewis and Dr Rachel Marks as part of a collaborative project between the University of Brighton, The Open University and pupils from City Whitehawk Academy, Brighton.

The early researchers shared their enquiries, methods, data and findings which were the result of a term long intervention with Dr Liz Chamberlain from the Open University’s Children’s Research Centre. Continue reading

Batty about inclusivity

There is a tangible community ethos about Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) (Registered Charity Number 1160103), which was co-founded by Brighton alumnus Tim Holtam (Graduate Teaching Programme 2011) in February 2007.

Tim started the club with fellow former international Table Tennis player, Harry McCarney, as they were keen to share their love of the sport with local disadvantaged young people in Brighton. The club has grown from its modest beginnings with two broken old tables to an umbrella organisation overseeing over 100 tables across the city, and over 1,000 people playing table tennis every week. Continue reading

Children’s Literature expert supporting the children of Calais

Pamela Lewis, Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton’s School of Education was interviewed on radio reverb to discuss the importance of a project that takes books to children in the Calais Camps.

book 1The School Bus Project has invited pupils from Brighton and Hove Primary schools to record themselves reading aloud their favourite books.  Continue reading

Children’s book collection visits Brighton

The School of Education’s Curriculum Centre is delighted and honoured to have been chosen to host a touring collection of 50 illustrated international children’s books from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). book coverThe books form part of the IBBY Honour List 2014 , a selection of books from IBBY member countries which are chosen to represent outstanding children’s books published in the last few years. Continue reading

Field trip to the Forest School for new students

The first cohort of our new Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons) started their course this September.

26 nervous but lively students arrived for welcome week and engaged in a range of fun activities that introduced them to the course, the university’s Falmer campus and the city of Brighton – one of the highlights of the week was a field trip to the Forest School. Continue reading