Tutor Briefing Session 2018

16 September 2018 Our mission to educate – the brief Following a super hot summer, our staff gathered to prepare for the new academic year. With the learning project now entering its 9th consecutive year, the pressure was on to ensure the team continues to provide the outstanding level of support provided to students during …

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GCSE Annual Meal 2018

7 July 2018 GCSE Annual Meal  Yesterday night, our KS4 students and tutors turned out for the biggest night of the year in the EducateFirst calendar, the Annual KS4 meal, which was hosted by EducateFirst staff to celebrate the achievement of our fantastic KS4 students over the course of the year at our learning centres. …

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Superb start to our 2017-18 tutoring programme

7 October 2017 A superb start to our academic year 2017-18 Today EducateFirst opened it’s doors for the annual relaunch of the EducateFirst community project for this academic year. The EducateFirst team have been working hard over the summer to ensure this year’s launch would supersede the successes of past years… and it seems all …

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Staff teacher training session 2017

23 September 2017 Staff teacher training session 2017 A staff training/briefing session was arranged for all tutors who will be supporting the learning initiative over the new academic year 2017-18. Tutors received a wealth of information relating to the tutoring programme and had the opportunity to meet and engage with one another during the interactive …

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Summer holidays are here 2017

24 June 2017 End of another successful academic year It has been yet another challenging academic year, but we are pleased to say our tutors have done an amazing job. From Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4 the team has provided consistent support to students each week. Their dedication and efforts over the months …

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SATs 2017 – let’s conquer them

8 May 2017 SATs 2017 – let’s conquer them It is reported that primary school children sitting SATs are showing increased signs of stress and anxiety around exam time, with some suffering sleeplessness and panic attacks. In addition, parents and teachers have also reported high levels of stress and depression, with some teachers being in fear …

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SATs 2017 learning programme

4 March 2017  Doesn’t time go fast? It’s that time of year again where we start to prep our Year 2 and 6 students for their SATs tests, which will take place across schools in Britain in May. To fully support these students, our tutors at our learning centres will be turning their attention to …

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Christmas curry 2016

28 December 2016  To celebrate the end of the first term of the academic year, our staff got together for a Christmas Curry during the holidays. It was a time to relax and unwind, and get to know one another outside of the work environment. A bit of light-hearted banter, some poppadoms, onion bhajis and …

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The Relaunch: Educational Project 2016-17

1 October 2016  Today’s crisp October morning saw the start of a new academic year here at EducateFirst. After months of planning and preparation, the EducateFirst staff were delighted to see our fresh-faced students arriving at our learning centres in Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford, ready to learn. Students were set for fantastic fun-filled and interactive …

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Summer school 2016 gets underway

30 July 2016  Summer school 2016 finally got underway across all learning centres this weekend. Despite some students leaving registration down to the very last minute, the sessions got off to a great start as planned. The objective of the summer school is to focus on key elements that students have struggled with over the past …

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School’s out 2016

25 June 2016 Another superb year concludes Another fantastic academic year has come to an end at EducateFirst. It seems only yesterday that the EducateFirst team was preparing to open its doors for eager students, new and returning alike! The final teaching day, on Saturday 25 July, was jam-packed with fun and interactive lessons for our …

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2016 SATs week is here

8 May 2016 2016 SATs week With SATs fast approaching, our year 2 and 6 students have been busy preparing for what will be their first external examination of their academic lives. Having recognised the ever-increasing role SATs results are playing in a child’s educational future, the EducateFirst team were determined again this year to create …

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SATs, SATs and even more SATs

5 March 2016 SATs, SATs and even more SATs Saturday 5 March 2016 saw the beginning of EducateFirst’s SATs revision programme aimed at students in Years 2 and 6. The objective of these sessions is to support and prepare students for the forthcoming SATs in May. EducateFirst has been inundated with additional requests for support …

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The re-launch: Academic year 2015-16

3 October 2015 The re-launch: Academic year 2015-16 Today we saw the re-launch of EducateFirst‘s maintain its commitment by re-launching its community-based academic learning programme – making educational support affordable and easily accessible to all. The first day was deemed highly successful with both new and returning students enjoying their attendance and making the most of their time during …

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Tutor training and briefing session 2015

19 September 2015 Tutor training and briefing session 2015 Preparing to launch our community-based learning project at the start of the academic year is no small task, and our staff has been preparing to introduce some changes designed to further benefit the students attending our tutoring sessions. Today, new and returning tutors were briefed on the forthcoming project to …

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Summer School 2015

25 July 2015 Today saw a fantastic start to the EducateFirst Summer School at our Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford centres. Pupils were given the opportunity to take part in interactive classes in English and Maths to get them into shape for the coming academic year. We were pleased to see extremely enthusiastic pupils in all classes, further …

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A fabulous finish to an amazing academic year 2014-15

27 June 2015  Today, students at EducateFirst attended their final classes of this academic year. As with every year, the project has gone from strength to strength, with the support and contribution of our staff and tutors. Both students and parents have benefitted from our sustained efforts to continue providing high quality education at affordable …

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Celebrate end of GCSE exams 2015

16 June 2015  To celebrate the end of the GCSE exams, students and tutors from EducateFirst attended an evening meal out. It was a great turnout as everyone made a special effort to group together and relax after months of hard work preparing for the final exams. Our tutors work with hundreds of students throughout …

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Safer learning with first aid qualified staff

9 – 10 March 2015  Members of the EducateFirst team attended a special 2-day paediatrics first aid course run by St John Ambulance. The course equipped our staff with the knowledge, skills and tools to deal will a child who is in need of medical attention. Your child’s safety and welfare is our top priority and we pride ourselves in …

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Year 6 SATs booster sessions – 2015

7 March 2015  This weekend we fuelled our learning programme by introducing Year 6 SATs Maths and English booster classes across all EducateFirst tuition centres. The sessions will continue for approximately 9 weeks and will prepare the students for their forthcoming tests in May. Students will benefit from an intense revision programme capturing all key elements that …

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PGCE graduate recruitment day – Jan 2015

14 January 2015 PGCE graduate recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield We welcomed students at the 2015 PGCE graduate recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield. EducateFirst was one of six companies that attended the day offering new teaching opportunities for PGCE graduates in secondary Science, Maths and ICT. Members of our team were there to …

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A cracking start to the 2014-15 learning programme

11 October 2014 A cracking start to the 2014-15 learning programme After a rather long summer break, the long-awaited day finally arrived when EducateFirst launched its 2014-15 learning programme for school children aged 5-16. The sessions got off to a cracking start across all centres and children attended in large numbers to benefit from the …

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Tutor briefing sessions 2014

26-27 September 2014 Tutor briefing sessions 2014 The past couple of days have been a busy time for everyone at EducateFirst as we prepare for the upcoming new term. A key part of the learning project is to ensure our tutors (new and returning) are fully briefed on the forthcoming projects to ensure all expectations are met …

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Summer School Success 2014 – Ready For School

29 August 2014 Summer School Success 2014 After a full-on 5 weeks of learning, this year’s summer school in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford completed with mass praise from parents yesterday. Over the holidays our tutors ensured that students got to grips with key elements of the National Curriculum to ensure students are better prepared for when they return to school …

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School’s out after students achieve their goals

28 June 2014 School’s out after students achieve their goals It goes without saying that we have had yet another successful academic year here at EducateFirst. We have met our objectives by providing families within West Yorkshire an affordable tutoring service in Maths, English and Science for children aged 5 to 16 years. Students attending the …

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Continued support for local families in Leeds

1–2 April 2014 Attending school parents’ evening is always an anxious moment for parents and students. EducateFirst was invited over a two-day period to support parents and their children at a local primary school in Leeds, providing an overview of the educational services we provide. Children enjoyed a number of complimentary giveaways as they waited …

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Let the learning begin…

5 October 2013 The much-awaited start to EducateFirst’s academic is finally here and the tutoring project was re-launched simultaneously across all learning centres. Although the project at the Dewsbury centre remains on hold for now, there has been an increase in demand by the community within the Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe areas and students travelled to …

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Tutor briefing session 2013-14

21 September 2013 Today, the management team at EducateFirst held this year’s annual Teacher Training / Briefing Sessions at both the Leeds and Huddersfield centres. The day was a great opportunity for both existing tutors and new additions to the team to gain a deeper understanding of the company’s structure and our vision for the …

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GCSE exam results 2013

22 August 2013 Many anxious students have today received their long-awaited GCSE results for exams taken this summer. Both tears of disappointment and sighs of relief were witnessed up and down the country. A huge WELL DONE to all students who have worked hard and received the grades they were hoping for. Over 600,000 students …

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Final day of the academic year 2012–13

22 June 2013 Mission accomplished This Saturday saw the completion of EducateFirst’s syllabus and teaching programme for the academic year. It was an eventful day at each of our learning centres – after completing their monthly tests, students participated in interactive educational quizzes. Treats and nibbles were made available for all to share.  Achievements this …

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FREE tuition lessons for 3 months

5 April 2013 Our summer term starts tomorrow and to celebrate we are offering the chance for students to win a fantastic prize. Having offered you some of the best deals in private tuition, from £5 vouchers to FREE single lessons, EducateFirst is now offering 3 months of tuition completely FREE of charge to one …

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Snow day for students attending EducateFirst classes in Huddersfield

23 March 2013 For the first time since the start of our tuition classes a few years ago, today we experienced severe weather conditions which meant that EducateFirst classes at the Huddersfield centre could not open, although the Leeds and Bradford centres were open as usual. The decision not to open the Huddersfield centre was taken …

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EducateFirst Easter 2013 message and competition

23 March 2013 Last week we introduced the Easter competition across all our tuition centres. Students had to write a small piece of text containing the words “EducateFirst” and “Easter”. This could have been a simple sentence,  a strapline, a poem, or even a song. All students were allowed to enter, and we must say, we did get …

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Community-based learning is a hit with parents and pupils in Bradford Leeds Huddersfield Dewsbury

13 March 2013 Hot off the press… A couple of weeks ago a reporter from a local newspaper (Asian Sunday) paid us a visit to learn more about EducateFirst’s community-based learning initiative for school children. We welcomed the visit and the management team was happy to show the reporter around the Bradford tuition centre, the …

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EducateFirst offers FREE tuition lessons with O2

February 2013 EducateFirst became the FIRST tutoring organisation to appear on the O2 priority moments service. What is more, we are giving away tutoring lessons completely FREE. That’s right, you get a FREE 1 hour lesson in any subject of your choice (Maths, English or Science). Tuition is provided for children aged 5-16 years of …

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SATs preparation tuition support classes

SATs preparation and support classes Many students continue to struggle at school, with very little help offered to prepare for their SATs examinations. Having pioneered a successful campaign to provide educational support to students in the form of weekend classes and summer school clubs, EducateFirst now aims to extend its range of services by offering …

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Student progress – February 2013

9 February 2013 Parent consultations This month EducateFirst has been offering parents a FREE consultation, providing them with verbal and written reports on their child’s progress – a little like parent’s evening at school. Meetings were arranged strictly by appointment. This was a great opportunity for parents to meet our staff in one-to-one, face-to-face meetings …

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PGCE graduates get a helping hand from EducateFirst

21 January 2013 We were again invited by The University of Huddersfield to attend their PGCE graduate recruitment fair to support their new graduates find teaching jobs and other related work to help kick start their careers.  So, a couple of our representatives attended the programme on this bitterly cold Monday afternoon, but after a …

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FREE £5 vouchers

22 December 2012 As it is the season of good will (and the last day of term), EducateFirst offered students a FREE £5 voucher if they registered for tuition classes for the month of January. There were a limited number (48 in all) of free vouchers to give away on a first come, first served …

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Christmas competition 2012

15 December 2012 Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s nearly the end of the first term and Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate, we held our annual Christmas competition where students attending our tuition centres could win a fantastic EducateFirst Goody Bag. All they had to do was answer some simple questions – all the …

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Tuition feedback – Dec 2012

8 December 2012 To ensure our students and parents receive the best possible support, we are always looking at ways to improve our tuition classes and learning programmes at our centres. The best way we can do this is by asking children what they think of the support they receive from EducateFirst.  Today, all students …

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Learning walks

2 December 2012 Today, learning and teaching coordinators, and management staff at each tuition centre carried out ‘Learning Walks’ to ensure both students and tutors are making the most of their time in class and are receiving the best possible support they deserve. The key to successful tuition is the ability to build a good …

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Teacher training / briefing session 2012

29 September 2012 In preparation for the new academic year 2012–13, we held two teacher training sessions at our centres in Leeds and Huddersfield. Company representatives provided tutors with a brief overview of the company structure and its ongoing learning project for the local school children. We had some teachers who had returned to support the …

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Bradford education open day

22 September 2012    On a warm and bright September Saturday afternoon EducateFirst opened its doors to the long-awaited open day at the Grange Interlink in Bradford. The event took place after months of planning and raising awareness of the educational support available to the local community. Following in the footsteps of similar events over the years …

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GCSE exam results 2012

23 August 2012 As with every year, today saw tears of both elation and despair as students around the country received their GCSE exam results following examinations earlier in the summer. We would like to congratulate all pupils of the 2012 cohort at EducateFirst on their outstanding success. The excellent set of results is testimony only to …

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A-level exam results 2012

16 August 2012 The waiting is finally over. Tens of thousands of students across the UK received their exam results this morning and we have already received some good news from several of our students – well done all. This can be a stressful time, especially if you do not get the grades you were …

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Project Bradford gets underway

2 August 2012 The team has been working hard planning and executing their plans for the education open day in Bradford and the subsequent opening of the Bradford learning centre. The campaign begins in the office as the team pulls together their strategy for implementing another learning initiative in the heart of Bradford. EducateFirst will hold …

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End of school year class activities

23 June 2012 Well, it is that time of year again where we look back at the achievements of all our students who have attended educational classes as part of our community learning project. It has been another very successful academic year at EducateFirst and all tutors and students in each learning centre celebrated with some fun educational activities. In …

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PGCE graduate fair June 2012

12 June 2012 EducateFirst provided PGCE graduates from the The University of Huddersfield tutoring opportunities to kick start their career. Having attended several recruitment fairs on previous occasions the EducateFirst team was once again looking forward to this summer’s event in Huddersfield. The turnout was high with many students gaining valuable information and advice as they try to …

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Easter 2012 prize draw and feedback

24 March 2012 The EducateFirst Team provided students attending classes in Maths, English or Science at each learning centre the opportunity to put forward their thoughts on how the community-based learning project was being delivered. The students, aged 5–16 years, were asked what they liked about the classes and whether they felt it was providing …

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Romeo and Juliet in Dewsbury

3 March 2012 Key Stage 3 English students at our Dewsbury learning centre were praised for their exceptional hard work last month. The students mastered the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and were able to give a descriptive account and interpretation of the play. The essays and texts produced by the group received outstanding …

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PGCE graduate recruitment fair January 2012

12 January 2012 A big thank you to The University of Huddersfield for hosting another successful PGCE recruitment fair. EducateFirst attended the event alongside other renowned names in the field to help new graduates from the university obtain teaching positions. Attendees specialised in a wide range of areas from the core subjects within the National Curriculum …

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Christmas competition 2011

17 December 2011 Children attending classes at our learning centres had the opportunity to enter our Christmas competition to win one of three 4GB MP3 players. Students had to answer a series of questions, the answers to which could be found on our website and blog pages. It could not be any easier. The competition …

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Student feedback – November 2011

12 November 2011 Today, members of the senior management team requested feedback from all students attending classes at EducateFirst Tuition and Learning Centres. This feedback is essential to ensure we continue to provide a service that is of benefit to the local community. It quickly became apparent that students were very much enjoying their attendance to the …

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Tutor briefing session 2011

1 October 2011 As part of our commitment to the community-based learning initiative, the new academic year began with a teacher training day / briefing session. Sessions were held at our learning centres in Leeds and Huddersfield. The sessions comprised presentations from members of the management team, providing guidance and highlighting key objectives of the project …

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Dewsbury open day

17 September 2011 Working closely with tutors, parents and children, EducateFirst has become aware of an unmet need for educational support within communities in and around West Yorkshire. We therefore teamed up with a group of talented young teachers committed to helping children achieve their educational goals. Our education open day on 17 September at the …

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Project Dewsbury

8 September 2011 With the official education open day just around the corner, members of our marketing team volunteered to take to the streets of Dewsbury to talk to members of the community and help raise awareness of the support that will soon be available to them (in the form of educational classes). Natasha, James, …

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Live radio show & competition

28 August 2011 Yesterday, two representatives from EducateFirst hosted a competition in collaboration with a local radio station in West Yorkshire to help raise awareness of our community-based learning initiative. The prize…an amazing 7″ Google Android tablet PC loaded with applications. Children were encouraged to phone in and attempt to answer a series of questions …

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Exam success

25 August 2011 Our GCSE students had put alot of effort in preparation for their exams. We continue to receive “Thank you” messages from students and parents for providing educational support as part of our community project across West Yorkshire. EducateFirst congratulated its students on their exam success in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Check out …

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Summer school in Huddersfield

1 August 2011 We are pleased to announce the start of our new summer school in Huddersfield. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 took part in this learning programme, which is set to last for 5 weeks throughout the summer holidays. A combination of Maths, Science and English lessons aim to build confidence …

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Adult education open days

13 July 2011 Requests for adult educational support have been on the increase for several years. In particular we have seen an increase in demand for ESOL, EFL and IELTS exam preparation courses as well as the UK Citizenship (Life in the UK) test. Being a recognised and established organisation within the education sector, EducateFirst …

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PGCE graduate recruitment fair

16 June 2011 Today, EducateFirst was invited to attend a recruitment event at the University of Huddersfield. The aim of the event was to provide PGCE graduates with advice and guidance with regards to their teaching career as well offer our services. In addition to seeking advice from our company representatives, graduates registered with us …

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Parent-student review day

23 April 2011 It has been a very busy term during which we planned our student review day – a little like parents’ evening at school. This was an opportunity for parents to meet with our tutors on a one-to-one basis to receive feedback and discuss their child’s progress in class. The face-to-face meeting proved …

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New academic year 2010/11

6 November 2010 The opening of our Huddersfield centre paralleled with the restarting of classes at the Leeds centre earlier today. This was truly a mammoth task in terms of management, but made possible due to the dedication of our staff. A big thank you to the team and all our tutors for their support …

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Huddersfield education open day

23 October 2010 Following requests from relatives of students who attended our Leeds centre, we extended our services to the town of Huddersfield where we held our second FREE education open day at the Hudawi Centre. Many parents and students were already aware of the project we were running in Leeds and attended the open …

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Leeds summer school – by popular demand

6 August 2010 Following the success of our classes during term time, students were keen to continue attending classes throughout the summer holidays. To meet this demand EducateFirst set up a summer school project designed to keep children occupied, have fun and learn new skills. Students participated in competitions, each keen to win the top prize: …

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Leeds classes start

1 May 2010 Our community-based project took another step in the right direction with the start of our classes for children in Maths, English and Science. These weekend classes are open to any child between the ages of 5 and 16 years (Key Stages 1 to 4). Children from any school or background are welcome …

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Leeds education open day

17 April 2010 EducateFirst launches its community-based learning initiative with a FREE open day for the community of Leeds. The open day was held at the Bangladeshi Community Centre in the heart of the Harehills area on Roundhay Road. Members of the local community attended to seek advice from our tutors and register for classes …

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