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Education News

Find out the latest news about ICONS in world of education.

Meet an Icon

Students to meet Nobel prize-winners in the hope that it will inspire them to great endeavours

ICONS of the Environment - a teachers' resource

ICONS is encouraging teachers to help pupils explore the 'great outdoors'. What better place to start this winter, than by visiting the new ICONS of the Environment project on this site before venturing out?

The Bard. Pain or Pleasure for Pupils?

Although Shakespeare is established as England's most famous author, schools are failing to bring his works to life.

Text 'A' to Evict Hemingway...

One of our new Icons of England, Sherlock Holmes, may be chosen for the National Curriculum

ICONS in Academia

Since ICONS launched in January, interest in the project has been intense. Recently, it has been the subject of university level academic probing by both students and professors

Teachers, You may feel like flopping this summer ...

It is tempting after all your hard work to flop on the beach this summer, but Anthony Seldon writing in the Times Educational Supplement, believes a change is as good as a rest.

Keeping up with the Jones'

Ex Python continues his historical documentation of the Roman Empire.

Icons for all seasons

Mencap, a charity supporting people with learning disabilities, has teamed up with ICONS to create its 2007 calendar. Featuring icons as a theme, the calendar brings together a collection of artworks submitted by England’s learning disabled community.

Original lesson ideas

Natural History Museum expands its education resources with new Darwin collection.

National Sure Start Month

This June marks the fourth National Sure Start Month.



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