Press releases and articles
20 April 2012: Launch of Let Teachers SHINE - a new, national competition for innovative teachers from SHINE and the TES.
25 November 2010: 'Can state pupils benefit from getting a taste of life at their local public school?' The Independent visits Serious Fun on Saturday @ Highgate School.
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9 September 2010: SHINE's latest Serious Fun on Saturday project launches at Highgate School in London – 90 students from Crest Academies in Neasden will benefit from extra literacy support.
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19 May 2010: SHINE welcomes report by Office for Fair Access (OFFA) - but private schools can also play their part in widening access to Britain's top universities.
28 April 2010: SHINE welcomes cross party support for pupil premiums - maximum impact will come from implementing provenly successful programmes.
18 February 2010: SHINE to sit on new School Libraries Commission.
The commission, chaired by former Education Secretary Baroness Estelle Morris, will examine how school libraries can best help children at school in future years.
8 October 2009: 100 Women in Hedge Funds event raises £250,000 for SHINE.
27 July 2009: SHINE begins its 10th Anniversary year by awarding new grants worth more than £1.2 million.
6 May 2009: 100 Women in Hedge Funds chooses SHINE to be its UK Charity of the Year.
24 April 2009: 'Now more than ever, investment in education is essential', Jim O'Neill, SHINE Chairman, The Times
19 March 2009: Schools Minister Jim Knight visits SHINE's 'Serious Fun with Science' project at Eltham College.
5 January 2009: Innumerate schoolchildren cost the taxpayer up to £2.4 bn a year.
9 May 2008: Children who receive "Reading Recovery" support through the Every Child a Reader programme are getting higher than average results for their age, research published today by the Institute of Education shows.
9 November 2007: Prime Minister praises SHINE's work, focus and achievements at the 2007 Benefit Dinner.
20 June 2007: Chancellor stresses the importance of Excellence in Education.
15 February 2007: High praise for SHINE's Serious Fun on Saturdays Programme.
11 December 2006: The economic impact of children leaving school with low literacy skills.
7 November 2006: New research shows startling success of reading initiative backed by government, charities and business.
5 July 2006: Pupils sail through at Saturday school.
10 March 2006: Top under 35s in the City turn out to support SHINE Futures.
8 December 2005: The Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah host Christmas Party on behalf of the children's educational charity SHINE.
28 November 2005: David Beckham opens the doors to his new Football Academy in London.