Egg-cellent fun this Easter

Easter – it’s traditionally a Christian holiday that celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus. Yet in today’s day and age, if you ask someone what springs (pun intended) to mind when they think of Easter, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if they replied, “Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny”. However, if we think

You do the maths…

April marks the start of Mathematics Awareness month, the very idea of which I’m sure sends a shiver down the spine of many people. Thoughts of long, intense maths classes where you’d be expected to recite (or worse, understand!) Pythagoras’ theorem; determine the probability of a specific outcome, compared to all possible outcomes; or worse

Our top tips for effective revision!

At the start of the school year, exams seem a million miles away, but before you know it you’re sitting in rows in the exam hall with the first all-important paper staring up at you from the desk. However, the task of revision is often met with dread and procrastination. For example, five minutes into

School fundraising for Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day, and this evening, the annual Comic Relief show will grace our screens with an evening of comedy (and the much anticipated short sequel to Love Actually), all in the name of raising money for tackling poverty in the UK and around the world. As always, people around the country have

International Women’s Day 2017!

In case you missed it among all the talk about the Budget and National Insurance hikes, it was International Women’s Day this week (8 March 2017). Working in an office full of strong, intelligent and charismatic women, it would be unacceptable for me not to share something to mark this day of worldwide action against

World Book Day 2017

Today is World Book Day, a day that celebrates everything and anything to do with reading, including the authors, books, illustrators and, of course, readers – those people (like me!) who love to read – and this year is quite a special one as it’s the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! Whether you’re a

Volunteering a little time…

As I’m sure we’re all well aware, Valentine’s Day was last week. No doubt you saw girls (and guys!) hopping on the train after work, laden down with beautiful bunches of flowers, all wrapped up with pink and red ribbon, and love heart adorned crepe paper, each one bigger than the last? Incredibly sweet/cringe (I’m

Positive vibes in the education news

Every day at Mango, we write a bulletin summarising the latest education news from all the major news sources for the sector. Today, one of the stories really stood out to me, simply because of how incredibly positive it was. While it’s not always “doom-and-gloom”, the news often focuses on the issues at hand and how

To go or not to go: Making industry exhibitions worthwhile

With the leading global education event, Bett, having come to a triumphant close on Saturday 28 January, it’s worth taking time to reflect on the experiences had by teachers, students, exhibitors and professionals across the sector. The annual calendar is full of exhibitions, conferences, shows, demonstrations, and so on. No matter which industry you work

Bett 2017: Top tips

Bett is back. That’s right. The world’s leading education technology is back for another year, and this time, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, as it is all about the game changers in education (you can read our blog about this year’s theme here). Plus, with guest speakers such as Sir Ken

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility

‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’, had been viewed more than 1.5 million times within the first 24 hours of it being uploaded to YouTube. The short film is a warning to young people about the dangers of speaking to people they don’t know online, and highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to

2017 – Achieving your New Year’s resolutions

On New Year’s Eve I spent the afternoon with my partner’s kids and gave them each two large A3 pieces of paper and a pile of crayons and pens. We asked them about their New Year’s resolutions and what they wanted to achieve next year. At three and five years old, some of the answers

12 Days of PR and Marketing

We’re feeling very festive at Mango this week; there’s an abundance of Christmas jumpers, fairy lights and chocolate biscuits in the office. So, as our gift to you, we’ve compiled our top 12 PR and marketing strategy tips for 2017. Top Tips for PR and Marketing 1) Content marketing No matter what your product, service

Christmas Around The World

Most of us love Christmas; it brings friends and families together, it lifts our mood and it makes us appreciate those around us – it is the most wonderful time of the year after all! In the UK, we have many Christmas traditions. For example, advent calendars are a popular pastime that see us opening

Bett 2017: Exploring game changers in education

It’s almost that time of year again: the bustling four-day event that brings together 35,000 teachers, educators, edtech companies and organisations to explore and discuss the current issues in education and the ways in which we can all play a part in improving the future of the sector. Bett 2017 is returning to ExCeL London