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Sports vs PE vs Physical Activity

When it comes to the nation’s health and physical activity, there is much to talk about – especially during these uncertain and unprecedented times.

It’s National Chemistry Week

The Timstar team thought we would celebrate the beauty of chemistry with you, by sharing some awesome resources plus listing our Top 10 Chemistry Facts that we hope will blow your students’ mind!

The Future of D&T

To best support the future of Design and Technology teaching with products, resources and solutions we need to travel forwards in time and plan for what that framework, curriculum and associated spaces might look like…

Flexible Seating: Why bother?

Research continuously proves that sitting uncomfortably and for long periods has adverse effects on the body both physically and mentally; so it can not be ignored within our learning environments.

Netball

Hockey is pretty inclusive. As the UK’s most gender-equal sport, Hockey can be played by everyone regardless of age, ability or gender.

Data Logging

The possibilities for data logging within education are endless.

Celebrating National Poetry Day

We are celebrating National Poetry Day and we would love you to celebrate with us!

Hockey

Hockey is pretty inclusive. As the UK’s most gender-equal sport, Hockey can be played by everyone regardless of age, ability or gender.

Hand Tools

As a fundamental part of practical Design and Technology projects, teaching students how to use hand tools safely and effectively is an integral part of lesson planning.

Highlight | Showcase | Recommend

Fast-paced, 21st Century sociological shifts have created a Generation Z of teenagers, otherwise known as the ‘iGen’ who are very different from the X and Y generations.

Goalpost Buying Guide

Helping You Select the Perfect Goalposts for Your Lessons

Back to School: What’s New?

Timstar has been busy talking and listening to our customers, to provide products and resources to best support teaching and improve learning outcomes.

Engaging Teenagers

Fast-paced, 21st Century sociological shifts have created a Generation Z of teenagers, otherwise known as the ‘iGen’ who are very different from the X and Y generations.

Night Light Project

Key Stage 3 lighting projects concentrate on the design and manufacture of lighting using simple electronics but with complex and functional part modelling.

Sanitise your D&T Eyewear

Hygiene has always been an essential part of delivering practical science in educational settings.

Sanitise your Eyewear

Hygiene has always been an essential part of delivering practical science in educational settings.

Power Supply Buying Guide

With a wide range of power supplies available, finding the best model for your department can be challenging.

Living Hinges Project

A living hinge is a flexible hinge made from the same parent material it connects.

Book Doctor

The Gresswell Book Doctors’ Top 5 ‘CPR’ considerations…

Hegner Scrollsaws in Education

Simple scroll saw projects are a fantastic introduction for students who are proficient using a drill and other hand tools and are ready to start learning safety and how to use powered saws.

Teqball

Join the community and be ahead of the game with 2020’s new Teqball table.

5 Key Benefits of Trampolining

With roughly 80% of trampoline bouncers under the age of 18, the question is… why wouldn’t you teach this incredible sport in your school?

Table Tennis: Top 5 Benefits for Education

The International School Sport Federation (ISSF) clearly states that there are not many sports that match education as well as Table Tennis.

Yoga in Primary Schools

Yoga promotes strength, endurance, and body-mind connection.

Supporting Rugby in Education

We have created guidelines that will help you understand the advantages of introducing rugby to your students.

5 ways visualisers enhance classroom learning

The visualiser has been around for some time; however, recent events have seen a surge in the use of visualisers in classrooms.

Visualising D&T – Take a closer look…

The visualiser has been around for some time; however, recent events have seen a surge in the use of visualisers in classrooms.

Early Years Activity Calendar

The summer holidays are almost here! Reading and learning through play from a young age is crucial to optimising children’s education.

Material Illumination

Key Stage 3 lighting projects concentrate on the design and manufacture of lighting using simple electronics but with complex and functional part modeling.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK…

Microscopes are highly important pieces of equipment and are one of the most influential scientific inventions ever made.

Early Years

The simple art of Balancing also has positive effects and is an excellent activity to stretch and control both the body and mind in school.

Kickstart Your Football Season

With the remainder of the professional football season being played out, let us maintain the buzz of the beautiful game and kickstart the next school football season by ensuring your lessons and squads are well equipped and ready to play.

Resistant Materials Technology

Bring hands-on learning experience to your classroom, unleash your students’ creativity through a world of possibilities using fabrication techniques.

Managing Returned Materials

With plans crystallising on students returning to schools and public and school library services resuming, the Gresswell team has been reviewing the best ways to manage materials being returned.

PE at Home

Don’t let COVID-19 stop your students exercising this summer.

Practicals for Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor learning is a fantastic option for school leaders to educate children still in school whilst maintaining social distancing.

Need to stock up on your lab essentials?

As a core subject, the aim will be to protect students by reducing the need for frequent movement, while still delivering the practical element of the curriculum.

Recycling… there is no Planet B

The government wants all schools to be sustainable schools by 2020 and in 2006 launched a National Framework that sets out the government’s aspirations.

Driving 21st Century Sustainability

TSL has selected innovative and exciting entrepreneurs who are taking sustainability and renewable energies to the next level.

Getting ready to re-open?

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Maudesport and the WF Education Group has remained committed to supporting leisure facilities in these unprecedented and uncertain times.

Re-opening Library Spaces Safely

The full library experience with a wide range of group events and unlimited access to library space may still be some way off, as it will not be easy to manage in a COVID compliant manner.

Top Tips for Back to School

As you will be aware, through a phased return, schools will be reopening their doors after half term – from the 1st June. 

Back to School – Keeping everyone safe…

As you will be aware, through a phased return, schools will be reopening their doors after half term – from the 1st June. 

Back to School – Keeping everyone safe…

As you will be aware, through a phased return, schools will be reopening their doors after half term – from the 1st June. 

Back to School – Keeping everyone safe…

As you will be aware, through a phased return, schools will be reopening their doors after half term – from the 1st June. 

Back to School – Keeping everyone safe…

As you will be aware, through a phased return, schools will be reopening their doors after half term – from the 1st June. 

PE and Social Distancing

With some year groups returning to school over the coming weeks, it is important to consider what can be achieved for pupils within the recent guidance provided by Government.

Libraries Re-opening – Returned Materials

With plans crystallising on students returning to schools and public and school library services resuming, the Gresswell team has been reviewing the best ways to manage materials being returned.

Science Practical’s & Social Distancing

With some year groups returning to school from the 1st June, the need for schools to implement social distancing practices in science lessons effectively and efficiently will be vital to ensuring maximum safety for both students and teachers.

Are you a Science Whizz?

Whether you are a technician, teacher or a student, why not put your brain to the test and see how science-savvy you are.

Bean Bag Spaces

Attention, behaviour and motivation are critical to successful learning. Flexible environments and zoning can provide a superior learning setting to a traditional classroom or library layout.

Sporting Icons – What Sport can do for you

A sporting icon is a person who his not only outstanding at their respective sport but also brings people in the sport together and new people into the sporting community.

Back to School – Checklist for Technicians

Considering this updated government guidance, it is likely that at least some secondary pupils will return to school before the end of the Summer term.

TSL’s Top Quiz

Whether you are a D&T teacher, technician or a student, why not put your brain to the test and discover how D&T savvy you really are.

Encouraging Boys to Read at Home

A scarcely believable fact is that one in five children leave primary school unable to read or write properly.

Joe Wicks vs PE

It is undeniable that Joe Wicks is doing a great job at helping to keep the nation, and more importantly children active while we are in lockdown.

3D Printing – Novelty or Necessity?

3D printing is one of the most revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Insulted by Shakespeare

On Shakespeare Day 2020, download Gresswell’s FREE poster which includes a selection of short but fierce insults from the Bard.

COVID-19 – A Child’s Mind

In a world turned upside down for most children, the current situation can be both overwhelming and concerning for parents and carers.

Yoga at Home

Yoga is a great way to introduce something new to your children and encourage the benefits of mindfulness and relaxation.

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

Kites can provide a course of work that will involve research, drawing, model making skills, followed by detailed design, manufacture and evaluation.

Libraries at Home

The world has changed and as a nation we are now isolated at home and forced into a ‘new norm’ of homeschooling!

PE at Home

With millions of us live streaming Joe Wicks’ workouts, searching for alternative PE lessons on YouTube and creating home curriculum documents has become the norm.