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School Tasking: Champion of Champions national final

Schools across the country came together at The University of Warwick this week for the first-ever national School Tasking final, hosted by Taskmaster’s Alex Horne, in front of over 800 year-five children. From memory tasks to turning classmates into snowmen, the final was described by one audience member as “A school day I’ll never forget”. 

Wed 19 Jun 2024, 12:54 | Tags: School Tasking, widening participation

University of Warwick’s School Tasking creator to attend Royal Garden Party in honour of Services to Education

Today, Dr Ali Struthers from the University of Warwick will attend the prestigious Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of her services to education. Nominated by the Department for Education, Dr Struthers is the visionary behind ‘School Tasking’ the pioneering widening participation initiative that’s now a national programme.

Tue 21 May 2024, 14:22 | Tags: School Tasking, widening participation, Law

University of Warwick's ‘School Tasking’ Project enhances legal understanding for legally accountable 10-year-olds – research finds

Research on the 'School Tasking' widening participation project, suggests that children’s pre-existing understanding of the law may be based on media depictions, from what a lawyer looks like, complete with gowns, gavels and briefcases – to what crime looks like, including Americanised imagery from crime-based television shows and weaponry from violent computer games.

Fri 15 Dec 2023, 16:38 | Tags: School Tasking, widening participation, Law