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QuirkyLime and the heroic design

May 30, 2018

Explore Learning members drew their heroes for the chance to have their design transformed into stunning wall-worthy art by QuirkyLime! Our members...

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Fearless learners

When to start preparing for the 11 Plus

May 22, 2018

Grammar schools are looking for children with high levels of maths and English skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure – so the...

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Writing competition: The regional winners 2018

May 21, 2018

There are 150 fantastic regional winners in this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards! We announce the names of all the regional winners...

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Supporting children with autism

May 11, 2018

Sam is 6 years old and has autism. Sam’s mum, Emma, has tried many different methods to support him and shares her journey with us here…...

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Author Q&A: Steve Webb

April 26, 2018

Steve Webb is the author of the hilarious Spangles McNasty series, with a third book coming out this May. He recently ran a creative writing workshop...

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Author Josh Lacey’s inspiration

April 23, 2018

Josh Lacey has written many children’s books, including ‘A Dog Called Grk’, ‘Island of Thieves’, and his ‘The...

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Grandmother and grandson working together

April 16, 2018

Joshua was finding it hard to keep up with his peers in class, particularly in literacy. Kerry Boyce, Joshua’s grandmother, was supporting him as...

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11 Plus quiz

Parents tackle the 11 Plus

April 11, 2018

Could you pass the 11 Plus? We challenged parents to try out some example questions that thousands of children across the country face in entrance...

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Author Danny Weston

Author Q&A: Danny Weston

April 4, 2018

Danny Weston is a teen horror writer and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Prize. He recently ran a workshop at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre...

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11 Plus group

Mythbusting the 11 Plus and entrance exams

For those who are navigating the grammar school process for the first time, it can be a complicated and, at times, confusing process. Katie Williams,...

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