The National Education Show Will Be Coming To Cardiff City Hall on 13th in October, Hoping To Bring Improved Levels Of Education To Wales And The Surrounding Areas.
Dawn Evans, Winner of South Wales’ Female Entrepreneur of the year, and nationally acclaimed education expert, Nicola S Morgan, have joined forces to bring Wales’ first and only education show to Cardiff City Hall. The women aim to give something back to their local community and hope that bringing this event to Cardiff will promote higher and improved levels of educational understanding to the teaching professionals of the UK.
This type of event will be a first for Wales and is set to be a ground-breaking day in education. Running an event such as this in Wales holds one ultimate aim; to improve the teaching and learning conditions for the local and surrounding areas by introducing new ideas and opportunities to them. Within the area of South Wales, this is crucial, as the recent Estyn 2016 report has concluded that “Teaching is one of the weakest aspects of provision in most sectors” and 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
Set in a stunning location, The National Education Show’s venue is a treat to the eyes – Cardiff City Hall is a truly majestic building set within landscaped gardens and broad tree-lined avenues, holding many key events in Cardiff such as the St David’s Day parade and many festivals such as the vegan and gin festivals. The hall is just a five-minute walk from Cardiff Central station and the city itself is easily accessible via the M4 – making this an appealing venture for those in the South West of England, too.
The National Education Show will commence at 9am to 5:30 PM and aims to appeal to anybody who have an interest in the education sector; whether a pupil, parent, teacher or a product supplier. The show has a raft of inspirational seminars running through the day, from a variety of education experts, such as Matthew McAvoy, Nina Jackson and members of the WJEC , covering topics including mental health within schools and using up-to-date technology to engage pupils. Adding some rhythmic variety to the schedule will be STOMP’s Ollie Tunmer who will be holding a body percussion music session, including techniques from call & response warm ups through to Afro-Brazilian polyrhythms.
There will also be a selection of seminars implemented in the Welsh language, unlike any other educational event in the UK, to provide accessibility for all.
Alongside this the event will run and all-day exhibition with stalls held by WJEC, NASEN and The National Museum of Wales amongst other big names. Decision makers within educational institutions, such as head teachers and bursars, are invited to browse the stalls for some inspiration on new equipment.
To visit on the day is free; with seminar tickets for the 40+ talks priced at just £10 each.
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.”