Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Eco school wins another accolade

Pembroke Park Primary School, Salisbury, have just achieved their first green flag for Eco-Schools with support from the Vegetarian Society funding. Last year, the school was the first in Wiltshire to become a recognised Forest School provider by the Forest School...

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Salads from seed to plate

As part of Chilmark Fonthill Bishop Primary’s current ‘Watch us Grow’ programme , pupils made salads with teaching assistant Sarah Farrant and school cook Kylie Hook. Five different salads were made and the pupils voted for their favourite, made available from the...

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Bus ticket offer for Wiltshire youngsters 

Local youngsters are being encouraged to travel by bus. Salisbury Reds is making it easier for teens to travel in-and-around the city by bus at weekends and in school holidays. “We wanted to find out how we could improve our offering for younger customers - to provide...

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Chapel Choir performs in Barcelona

Chafyn Grove School Chapel Choir performed in two wonderful buildings in Barcelona, the Gothic Cathedral and Montserrat Monastery. The choir also had opportunities for some fun on their mini musical tour – a visit to Barcelona’s Aquarium, Parc Guell and a day at Port...

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Spring is in the air

Pupils at Leehurst Swan enjoyed the April sunshine in lesson time and at break time. Year 5 enjoyed their art lesson in the outdoors.

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Council opposes children’s nursery

Warminster Town Council’s Planning Advisory Committee expressed serious concerns about plans submitted by Barney Lodge Day Nursery on Westbury Road. The change of use of part of the building from residential to nursery, and to increase the permitted number of children...

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Academy’s Big Write success

The grand finale of Sarum Academy’s annual Big Write Competition brought the year's well-supported challenge to a fitting climax. Every year, the academy challenges pupils to write fiction and non-fiction essays based around a specific theme. The very best are picked...

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Books on the loose

St George’s Primary School, Warminster, and Bemerton St John Primary School, Salisbury will each release a children’s book into the wild for the launch of the Big Shakespeare Book Hunt on Monday, March 12. Billed as the biggest Shakespeare book hunt of all time,...

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Tough at the start for students

Many students across Wiltshire and beyond may ask themselves if they are apprenticeship material. National Apprenticeship Week (March 5 to 9) aims to promote and celebrate apprenticeships and catch the eye of students and parents. Former South Wiltshire University...

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Students win prestige film award

Second and third year students studying a BA Film & Cinematography degree at Wiltshire College's Salisbury campus produced a short piece on a Panafl ex 35mm camera. It won them a Best Drama accolade at the Royal Television Awards. 'The Manor' beat off fierce...

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School extension is started

The £6.5 million extension at The Stonehenge School, Amesbury, has begun. The school, currently with 700 pupils on roll, is expected to grow to 1,150 within a few years. Annual admissions in Year 7 have exceeded the local authority’s limit of 164 in each of the past...

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New mobile library routes start

New routes for mobile libraries provide an improved service to customers, particularly at busier stops, where the visits will be every two weeks. Visit times will also be extended where there is a higher usage, according to Wiltshire Council....

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South Wiltshire UTC opening evening

Salisbury’s South Wiltshire University Training College on Wilton Road is welcomingprospective students and their parents next week to meet the Principal and members of staff.The open evening is on Wednesday January 24, from 6.30pm. Young people interested in science,...

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Pupils perform at Salisbury Christmas Market

Leehurst Swan's Performing Choir sang a selection of Christmas carols at Salisbury Christmas Market. The shoppers watched as the children enjoyed singing to them. The pupils' enthusiastic singing and bright, happy faces attracted a large crowd in the city's market...

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School goes that extra mile

After an inspirational talk from Julia’s House nurse Liz Froud, the School Council and SPEC (School Pupil Events Committee) at Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Primary School decided they wanted to lead the school in the run the extra mile challenge for Julia’s House. So...

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School’s not out

Making the most of the summer, pupils from Bulford St Leonards Primary School, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, were out and about on a walk around their village seeking out examples for the geography topic they are studying. “The objective was to use simple...

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New educational partnership opens

After almost two years of planning and preparation, Magna Learning Partnership opened as a Multi Academy Trust on April 1. Formed by three secondary schools in Salisbury and the surrounding area, the Trust opened with about 1,700 students in the three partner schools,...

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Pupils spaced out at centre

A day at the Winchester Science Centre really spaced out pupils from Class 1 at St Michael’s Primary School in Figheldean. The children are learning about space in school, but in the planetarium they explored more than 100 different hands-on science exhibits, ate...

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South Wiltshire UTC students take part in Exam Buster

Exam time approaches for students from South Wiltshire UTC who have been working with specialist provider Positively Mad, getting themselves ready for the challenge ahead. Students took part in the fast-paced, high energy and interactive workshop Exam Busters,...

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Apprentice winner offers advice

Students are helped to ‘Make the Wright Choice’ at an event at Wellington Academy, Tidworth later this month. The presentation is led by Mark Wright, the winner of The Apprentice in 2014. “I’m joining Be Wiser Insurance again in 2017. The company provides a range of...

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Schools speed limit planned

Wiltshire schools are being encouraged to apply for 20mph zones on public roads alongside their property. Any school with an up-to-date travel plan can bid for funding through area boards and the ‘Taking Action on School Journeys’ fund.  It won’t benefit all schools,...

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Orphan Annie retold

Orphan Annie’s story is being brought to life on stage at Avon Valley College, February 8 to 10. The musical tells the story of the little girl who leaves the orphanage behind to live a life of luxury with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, but with twists and turns along...

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Pupils join E-safety campaign

Durrington All Saints Infant School, part of Salisbury Plain Academies is joining the global Safer Internet Day campaign to promote safe and responsible use of technology. Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday, February 7, with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better...

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