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In a digital world, are our children becoming detached from reality?

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In 1995 less than 1% of the world population had access to the internet. Fast forward to 2016 and approximately 40% of the entire planets occupants have the world at their fingertips. With almost half of the world accessing online materials – there is no defined explicit common user. From silver surfers to tactile toddlers tapping at a screen and everyone in between – the internet and all associated technologies are more accessible to most people in the developing world than ever before. But what does this mean for our teens? The Children’s Commissioner for England warned recently, […]

Are your children addicted to Social Media?

Since the release of the first social media platform, ‘Six Degrees’, in 1997, Social media has taken the world by storm. Everyone uses it from multi-million pound companies, the general public, celebrities and even the Queen. It can be a very useful and tool where you can communicate with friends you might not see regular, promote your business to a worldwide audience in an instant and even turn your photos into something worthy of a high end fashion magazine. So what is the downside? Children today are becoming increasingly anxious about their online image as they head into their teens. […]

Go Green Week 2018

Go Green Week ran from the 12th-16th February 2018, it is organised by People & Planet who are highlighting the climate crisis we are facing and the reliance we have on fossil fuels. People & Planet are demanding that banks put a stop to financing fossil fuel extraction which drives the climate crisis and repeats colonial injustices. Although Europe’s great empires dissolved in the 20th Century, Colonialism is still in effect today in one form or other. It has been transformed by fossil fuel companies and financial capitals causing severe climate change in the Global South by extracting […]

Extinct Animals, How Much Do You know?

1. True or False? In 1914, the last passenger pigeon died in captivity at Cincinnati Zoo. 2. Which two reasons make grey squirrels dangerous to endangered red squirrels? a) They attack them and eat them b) They eat the acorns first and carry a disease that kills them 3 True or False? A dire wolf’s powerful bite-force could crush a skull. 4. What is the name of this endangered creature? a) Pademelon b) Pangolin c) Peccary d) Potoroo 5. True or False? The Irish elk was the biggest deer in the world. 6. What is the name of the world’s last surviving male northern white […]

Work Experience – the good tips guide

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Work experience is almost every young persons rite of passage in the UK. It's an opportunity for students to essentially 'try-before-you-buy' and add a little experience to their CV in an ever changing competitive employment landscape. In this article we offer some top tips for people embarking upon work experience. We will explore how to get the most out of time spent gaining knowledge and understanding of different employers. #1 You never get the chance to make a second first impression... Do your research, before you attend your work experience find out more about the business you are […]

Swimming as a Life Skill in Schools

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Swimming is often described as a ‘life skill’. Swimming and water safety is currently included within the national curriculum (in England), with the objective being that all children should be able to leave primary school with the ability to swim and how to stay safe in the water. Source: Swim England. Swim England also reports that 31% of year 6 pupils leave primary school without the minimum swimming ability and water safety skills. In Wales Swim Wales has the commitment of all 22 local authorities for the ‘Every Child a Swimmer’ initiative. Swimming is also a part of the curriculum […]

Where will your next story take you….

Today New Directions Educations is celebrating the 206th birthday of Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens was one of the greatest literary artists of the 19thcentury and is still beloved today by many. Charles Dickens was born Charles John Huffam Dickens on February 7th 1812, in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. At just 12 years old Charles’s dad was sent to prison for unpaid debts and Charles was sent to work in a boot-blacking factory. Charles worked here until his father came into some inheritance and was able to pay off his debts and Charles was able to go back to school. However […]

Christmas Card Design Competition 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our annual Christmas card design competition. The competition is open to the entire education community across the UK. How to enter: Simply design your Christmas card on the template provided, fill in the details and return back to us by either post or email. The template can be downloaded here or provided to you by your account manager. Prize: The winning design will be used as our corporate card for the festive season and in addition your school will benefit from a £500 cash prize. The Rules: • Deadline: Friday 10th November 2017 • […]

Why we have introduced an App and why you should download it!

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With ever developing technology and with society now expecting to be able to contact businesses more or less 24/7, we have known for a while that the next step to improving our candidates experience would be the introduction of a mobile app. Our brand new app allows you to manage your career with the touch of a button.  Visit the App Store and Play Store today and see it for yourself: App Store: Play Store: We always focus […]

New Directions crowned: Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment – UK

New Directions are delighted to be awarded 'Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment - UK' in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, the first award of 2017. This comes after already being shortlisted for a number of awards this year, including being announced as a Cardiff Life Finalist for a second year for Best Company. Industry awards enhance our reputation as a brand and we are always delighted when we are recognised as specialists within our industry. Jeff Tune, Chairman for New Directions comments, "We have had a number of awards for our Education recruitment, however to be recognised […]