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UNIQUE “LEARNING HUB” OPENED BY BARONESS MORRIS OF YARDLEY AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

Estelle-Morris---Learning-Hub-OpeningThe Schools of King Edward VI and Birmingham Airport launched The Learning Hub on Monday 25th April.  Officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Estelle Morris of Yardley, the facility will host workshops for pupils as well as CPD sessions from primary schools across Birmingham and beyond. The Learning Hub will also be hosting activities for pupils and parents during holiday periods which will enable parents to share in their child’s learning and most importantly have fun!

Pupils from Hillstone School, The Oval and Meriden school were invited to join the launch and to take part in some of the activities which were being showcased by our partners including, The Shakespeare Birthplace trust, The Ogden Trust’s Phizz Lab, Raspberry Pi, Frog Educational, The Children’s University and Peters Books.

Pete Slough, Director of Access commented: “The Learning Hub is ideally situated at Birmingham Airport to take advantage of local transport links to enable schools from across the city to access this inspirational and flexible venue. The space here is fantastic and allows our many educational partners to deliver high quality enrichment activities which revitalise learning, encourage creativity and foster aspirations and self-esteem in our city’s children and the wonderful, dedicated staff who teach them.”

Simon Richards, Chief Financial Officer at Birmingham Airport said: “We are delighted to be partnering The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham with the “Opening Doors” campaign, not least because it fits so well with our own priorities, where we aim to target our support at those communities in East Birmingham and North Solihull where it can be most effective.”

Ms Gill Sparrow, headteacher of Hillstone primary School commented: “Hillstone School is delighted to work with The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham. The range of enrichment activities and quality of the CPD sessions on offer give our pupils and teachers excellent opportunities that they may not otherwise have. Our pupils are always excited when they return to school after an event at The Learning Hub.”

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