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400 recycled bikes have left Hymers College, Yorkshire, on behalf of the Avenues Bicycle Project on their way to the Village Bicycle Project (VBP) in Sierra Leone to be distributed amongst farmers, health workers, school teachers, students and school children who are living, working and studying in rural areas.
2017 marked seven years of The Avenues Bicycle Project working
with VBP, and has resulted in over 2,800 bikes being shipped to West Africa. Prior to shipping, the bikes are refurbished by prisoners in HMP bike workshops provided by the Margaret Carey Foundation.
As part of their ‘In the Community’ programme, Hymers College provides a free storage space for The Avenues Bike Project to house the donated bicycles throughout the year prior to shipping to Sierra Leone. Students at the college also held a bike collection earlier this year; gathering over 80 bikes for the collection.
The charity already has 60 bikes to kick-start the 2018 collection. If your school would like to donate a bike, or be involved with the project, please contact The Avenues Bicycle Project Co-ordinator, Chris Jarrell, on 07715307942 or alternatively by email
Jangro, the UK & Ireland’s
largest janitorial supplier, has recently enhanced its innovative Jangronauts range with the introduction of new free on-loan soap dispensers to encourage
and promote good hand hygiene amongst children, especially those in Key Stages 1 and 2. The website,, has also been upgraded to make it even more accessible and user-friendly.
The new Jangronauts website helps to encourage handwashing and teach its importance in a
fun, interactive and informative way. The site offers a plethora
of new free downloadable resources including puzzles, stories, posters, handwashing certi cates, colouring sheets, games, stickers and more! There is also a free teachers’ pack available to download which offers handwashing ideas to support the National Curriculum for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
A brand new educational video has also been produced to teach children healthy hand washing habits, and show them how to become a ‘hand washing hero’. Fun and interactive, children will enjoy learning the rhyme and singing along!
Perfect for schools, nurseries, shopping centres and restaurants, Jangronauts has introduced a new free on-loan soap dispenser service. Featuring fun messaging, there are two options of Soap Dispensing Systems available
to loan at no cost, when soap cartridges are purchased:
FREE ON-LOAN Soap Dispensers
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About Password
Since their launch in 2008, Password tests have been used by for accurate and reliable “gold standard” English language and maths assessment. The tests, designed by experts and aligned to international standards, are used overseas to facilitate student recruitment and admission, and in the UK for screening on arrival.
Secure test delivery, results and certi cates are all simply managed online eliminating the need for sending papers and scripts backwards and forwards, marking, and subsequent data input. Password’s accurate results can be relied upon for admission to secondary education, GCSE, A level and IB programmes.
Password tests are delivered by our partner schools’ own staff and trusted representatives, or by the British Council, wherever and whenever required.
Password Pupil has given King’s Ely a single-platform testing management system for years 6-13 for all our international applicants. The content is rigorous, valid and randomly generated and managing the system has proved simple with excellent customer support from the Password ELT Team. From an academic point of view the system offers a cohesive way to compare results to the CEFR and general English levels while the online writing tasks are varied and appropriate for Academic school-level English. Within the school we have become far more ef cient as Password means all of us in admissions and management can access results directly, reducing emails and phone calls on a day-to-day basis. Password has given us a bespoke, professional and effective product that exceeded our expectations and meets our international admissions needs completely.”
Matthew Norbury, Academic Director of International Programmes, King’s Ely, Cambridgeshire
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