Supporting the Next Generation of Environmentalists

Veolia UK has teamed up with Groundwork and Tesco to donate trees and bird boxes for a new campaign to help schools blossom with biodiversity and join a national network of orchards. Following the call for schools across the country to sign up, Veolia and Groundwork will soon be donating 500 trees and 100 bird…


Mitie Runners-Up in Social Mobility Awards

A school volunteering programme delivered by Mitie employees was the proud recipient of a Silver Award at the 2022 UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs).  Its initiative, which is part of a wider ‘Giving Back’ community programme, offers various sessions, activities and mentoring opportunities to students in schools across the United Kingdom, helping them navigate the…


UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demand for new homes in Central London. Data from the UCAS university admission service confirms a record number of students from the UAE have applied to UK universities in 2022. The UK is highly regarded as…


ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), and added another school to its roster.  The 2022 programme kicked off at Bobby Moore Academy in London with the immersive course then touring schools in Bradford, Manchester and London between September and December. While previous years have focused primarily on the engineering side of…


IAQ Sub-standard in Three Quarters of UK Classrooms

According to a new survey of 133 schools across the United Kingdom, three-in-five teachers believe there is a link between indoor air quality and student health, with as many believing poor air quality is aggravating asthma and other lung conditions. The Air Quality in UK Classrooms Report survey commissioned by ventilation solutions provider Airflow Developments also…


Prioritising Fire Safety in Schools

Karen Trigg explains why ongoing assessments and maintenance periods in schools are essential requirements of the UK’s fire safety regulations. The UK Fire Service is called out to extinguish fires in approximately 1,500 UK schools per year. Each year, these incidents – regardless of magnitude – disrupt the education of around 90,000 students, cause economic…

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