Serif in Education

From design through to development – making ideas a reality!

Through the course of people’s everyday working life and their careers, there are hundreds of decisions that have to be made and hundreds of obstacles that have to be overcome in their job role. If you take the time to watch the videos from the National Theatre about their set …

Intrinsic or extrinsic motivation: which do you have?

Have you heard these terms before? Ever wondered what the difference is between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? I’ve definitely heard the terms, but I was particularly intrigued to find out which I have, so explored a little further.

To start with, the clearest difference between the two types of motivation …

No homework today – by order of HRH

You’ve got to admire the bravery of Year 8 pupil, Michael Hare. When Prince Edward visited Lagan College in Belfast the other week, the courageous lad approached His Royal Highness and asked him to sign a royal pardon which would have pardoned all Year 8 pupils from any homework not done. Whilst the Prince merely looked at it and unfortunately for Michael, didn’t sign it…

The Blue School encourages entrepreneurial skills

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Preparing students for the workplace is something that we at Serif feel strongly about. A rounded education should not only provide students with skills to help them progress in the workplace, but it should also enthuse them about potential future careers. I recently spoke to Ian Ramsden, team leader …