Cardiff will play host to over 4,000 educational professionals on October 13th in the City Hall. The National Education Show is the first show of its kind to be held in Wales. The event will bring 40 keynote speakers and 135 exhibitors to the hall. The event is predicted to improve educational standards throughout the UK and to bring strong trade networking to the educational supply sector within Wales and surrounding areas.
The event is organised by Dawn Evans, Winner of South Wales’ Female Entrepreneur of the year. Working alongside her is nationally acclaimed education expert, Nicola S Morgan. The businesswomen aim to give something back to their local community by promoting improved levels of educational understanding to the teaching professionals of Wales and the rest of the UK.
The National Education Show’s venue, the City Hall, is the heart and soul of Cardiff, holding many key events in Cardiff such as the St David’s Day parade and many festivals such as the vegan and gin festivals. Cardiff is easily accessible via the M4 – making this an appealing venture for those in the South West of England, too.
What you need to know
- The show will run from 9 am to 5:30pm, Friday 13th October in the City Hall
- It is aimed at anybody with a general interest in the education sector; whether a pupil, parent, teacher or a product supplier.
- Large programme of inspirational seminars from keynote speakers such as education consultant Matthew McAvoy, STOMP musician Ollie Tumner and emotional health expert Nina Jackson.
- Topics include; student/staff mental health & well-being, improving educational standards, exam preparation, technology in classrooms among others.
- Welsh language seminars to be presented, to provide accessibility for all.
- All-day exhibition with stalls held by WJEC, NASEN and The National Museum of Wales amongst other big names.
- To visit on the day is free; with seminar tickets for the 40+ talks priced at just £10 each. Tickets here.
Running an event such as this in Wales holds one ultimate aim; to improve the teaching and learning conditions for all. Within the South Wales area, this is crucial. The recent Estyn 2016 report has concluded that “Teaching is one of the weakest aspects of provision in most sectors”. It also revealed that the amount of secondary schools “requiring monitoring by Estyn rose from 35% last year to 48% this year.” Reports like this are what spur Dawn and Nicola to continue in their efforts to raise standards in the area and create equal opportunities for all.
Director, Dawn Evans, holds a strong belief in all individuals having the access to the education they deserve, she says;
‘My experience of teaching has made me aware of the importance of exchanging ideas – both inspiring others and being inspired. With this in mind, along with a desire to bring opportunities to local individuals and organisations, we created this event. We hope that it will provide the perfect occasion to generate truly valuable ideas and opportunities for the attendees.’