Shakespeare 400th Anniversary

Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary Celebrations

Celebrating the famous script-writer William Shakespeare’s achievements, a year of cultural and artistic events are taking place across London to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. With some of his most famous pieces including ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Hamlet’, ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Tempest’, the events will be comprising of theatre, music, opera, dance and exhibitions with an […]

UK stamps collecion

The Black Penny

Issued in Great Britain on the 1st May 1840, the Black Penny featuring the profile of Queen Victoria was the first adhesive postage stamp used officially in the public postal system on the 6th May! The adhesive element of the postage stamp was to indicate the pre-payment of postage. Sir Rowland Hill allowed letters of […]

Mayoral elections 2016

Mayoral Elections 2016

Elections to select the next Mayor of London was held on May 5th 2016. Citizens all over the UK placed their vote to choose who should be following in the footsteps of ex-mayor Boris Johnson who has decided not to stand for re-election. Having been elected as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party for Uxbridge […]

Computer coding on tape

Computer coding history on tape

45 years ago, it was unusual to walk into a school and for there to be computer. Technology has advanced so rapidly that today it is becoming increasingly common for students to learn computer coding as part of even their school curriculum. The Bucksmore coding programme gives students an insight into computer coding where they will […]

Which university is right for you

Which university is right for you?

Not only is it important to choose a good University, but it is just as important to choose the right University for you and the course you wish to study. Every course and every university is different and therefore it takes time to find the right one. Different courses at different universities have different syllabi. […]

Develop leadership, negotiating and public speaking skills

Leadership, debating and public speaking

Everyone keeps saying how important it is to develop your leadership, debating and public speaking skills, but why is this? Bucksmore Education focuses on these skills on our Young Leaders course due to the importance and influence they have on students achieving a sturdy and successful career.  Perseverance, commitment, planning, motivating and communication through active listening are all […]

Horse racing

The Grand National 2016

The Grand National is the most well known horse-racing event taking place at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool. Starting in 1839, this event is the pinnacle of ambition for trainers, owners and jockeys. The four mile, two furlong and about 74 yards race course has 30 fences for the horses to jump and has to completed twice. Famous […]

Bucksmore computer programming

Computer coding replacing foreign languages?

The states have recently expressed a proposal for students to be given the opportunity to opt for computer science lessons instead of learning foreign languages. A controversial change in high school class requirements by the state’s would give students the opportunity to develop their programming skills in areas such as JavaScript and Python. With  vast technological […]

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William the Conqueror’s Medieval Fortress

Situated in the town of Warwick, Warwick Castle is an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Today Warwick Castle is owned by Merlin Entertainments and has joined forces with ‘Horrible History’ by adding elements of Theme Park attractions such as an adventure maze and a comedy show telling the 1,000 year history of the […]

Easter blog

Easter Celebrations

   Happy Easter Weekend!    Lent 40 days before Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday is lent. Taken from the Bible, Jesus did not eat or drink for 40 days and 40 nights where he was tempted by the devil. Eastern Orthodox Church sometimes calls lent ‘The Great Fast’. In Anglican Churches, the altar is covered with […]