Teachers: Third of Pupils in the UK Fall behind in Primary School

According to teachers in the United Kingdom, one out of three pupils in the nation’s following behind in literacy and numeracy by the time they finish primary school.

The Scottish government just released a new study where these quite sobering findings are now putting pressure on Nicola Sturgeon. This comes right after she pledged that she wanted to make substantial progress in eliminating a large gap between the rich and poor in the nation in the coming eight years.

According to the study, which had been conducted by using teachers assessment of the progress of pupils, the performance gap between pupils from rich families those from poorer ones widens the further they progress through the system.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/a-third-of-pupils-falling-behind-at-primary-school-say-teachers-zxvv53rzk

What alternatives are there if you are looking for a good primary school in the United Kingdom? One option can be that you look into private schools rather than taking chances with the U.K.’s public school system. Private schools in UK, quite contrary to the public schools are normally not suffering from problems  such as underfunding, overcrowded classrooms or poorly qualified teachers. For many families, the advantages of private education in the United Kingdom are more than making up for the costs. Furthermore, in recent years there have been increasingly more affordable private schools, such as the primary schools Hertfordshire as well as those in other areas of the nation.

If you’re interested in private education and the benefits of it for your children it can be recommended that you look into private schools.

 

Check Out the UK Airshow Calendar for 2017

2016 is almost coming to an end. Yes, there is still some months to go until Spring next year but you can already get a good idea about upcoming events if you check the UK Airshow Calendar for 2017.

http://www.air-shows.org.uk/uk-and-european-airshow-calendar/uk-airshow-calendar-2017/

The season will start out with the Wings & Wheels Radial & Trainer Fly-In at the Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green airport on Saturday April 29th.

 

 

And now for something entirely different!

The Secret Singers are the most popular surprise entertainers in the United Kingdom. You may possibly know them from their famous “Singing Waiters” act that some of my friends and myself had the pleasure to see at Dana’s wedding. I have to say that we were really blown away by those guys and their performance. So if you’re still looking for brilliant musical entertainment for your wedding, birthday or other family event, you definitely should check out The Singing Waiters.

The above is a a video from one of their classic Singing Waiters show, but those guys can do more, not only surprise entertainment!

Aviation Shows in September

A lot is going on in the UK this September!

Check out the list of British and UK Airshows for the best aviation events this fall:

http://britishairshows.com/british-uk-airshow-calendar-dates-2016.html

This coming weekend, from September 2-4 there is the Victory Show at the Foxlands Farm in Cosbys, Leicestershire. This is a tribute to WW2. Ground show is on for three days, but there is no airshow on Friday.

They have static and flying WWll and modern aircraft, 1940’s vehicles, 1940’s working and static farm machinery, huge army encampment, 50 re-enactment groups. All in all they will have 200+ Vehicles including heavy armour & tanks, tank and steam train rides, trader’s area.

Here are the admission prices: tickets for asuls £18; under 16s £7; family (2+3) £50. Open 09.00 – 17.00. Upgrades and camping available.

Aviation Convention 2015

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Cologne, Germany will host this year’s Aviation Convention 2015 which will start tomorrow on Thursday, September 24. One primary purpose for this event is to strengthen the links between the aviation industry and academia.

At this year’ Aviation Convention, participants will be able to share the experiences and learn from each other in all matters of aviation research.

Today, aviation managers are facing various obstacles with regards to the industry’s future. There are pressing issues such as the growing uncertainty regarding regulations, emerging markets that need to be developed and many more. The convention can help overcome those challenges of today’s aviation industry.

The event is organised by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in partnership with the RWTH University of Aachen. It will be held from Thursday, September 24 till Friday, September 25 at the Conference Centre of the DLR in Cologne

You can find more information about the convention at their official website at http://www.aviation-convention.com/location/how-to-find-dlr/

Upcoming Aviation Events in the UK

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Here is a list of all major upcoming aviation shows in 2015 for the UK! I included all shows for February, March & April
February 2015

1st – Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum, Wiltshire
14th – Valentines Day Social, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire
15th – Valentines Day Fly-in, Old Buckenham, Norfolk
21st – Lightning Night Shoot, Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds, Leicestershire

March 2015

1st – Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum, Wiltshire
3rd – Open Cockpits Evening, RAF Museum, Hendon, Greater London
5th – RAF Northolt Nightshoot, Middlesex
7th – Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble Table Top Sale, Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire
15th – Handley Page Halifax III Nightshoot, Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire
21st – Fenland Full English Spot Landing Fly-in, Fenland, Lincolnshire
22nd – LAA and Homebuilt Fly-in, Old Buckenham, Norfolk
22nd – VAC Spring Gathering, Turweston, Northamptonshire
28th – Icicle & Newbold Aerobatic Competition, Sandtoft, Lincolnshire

April 2015

5th – Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum, Wiltshire
5th – Homebuilt Aircraft Fly-in, Breighton, North Yorkshire
5th-6th – Dan Smith Glider Aerobatics Competition, Dunstable, Buckinghamshire
11th-12th – Handicap Air Race, Leicester Aerodrome, Leicestershire
11th-12th – John McClean & Cavendish Aerobatic Competition, Breighton, North Yorkshire
11th – Brenzett Aerojumble, Brenzett Aviation Museum, Kent
12th – Jodel Club Fly-in, Popham Airfield, Hampshire
12th – LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in, Henstridge, Somerset
18th – VAC Daffodil Fly-in, Fenland, Lincolnshire
18th-19th – Microlight Competition, Shobdon, Herefordshire
19th – Gatwick Aviation Enthusiasts Fair, K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, West Sussex
24th-25th – The Nathaniel Alony and Roy Legg Aerobatic Competition, Elvington, North Yorkshire

Also make sure to check out http://www.aeroexpo.co.uk/ which will start off on 29th May in the Sywell Aerodrome!