Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Teddies soak up the Summer sun

Newton Tony Primary School hosted its annual teddy bears picnic and summer fayre on a sunny July 11. The event was organised by the Schools Council to raise funds towards forestry practice, a vital cause that encourages children to adventure outdoors and interact with...

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Scouts on the water

Scouts from many troops in and around Salisbury recently spent weeks constructing rafts and cardboard canoes and coming up with many different designs. They were preparing for  Salisbury & South Wilts District Raft Races on the River Nadder at The Butts in Salisbury...

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Farewell to school head

Leehurst Swan School bid a fond farewell  to headmaster Roger Leake at the end of this school year. Since 2006, Mr Leake is credited with having taken the school from strength to strength and he has overseen many developments and success at Leehurst Swan. A statement...

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College praised

Wiltshire College has high expectations of students who benefit from effective teaching and support and who have sustained good personal and academic outcomes over time, according to an  Ofsted Further Education and Skills inspection of the college’s four main...

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MP awards Wiltshire pupils

Never Such Innocence, a national charity engaging children aged between nine and 16 in the First World War centenary commemorations through poetry, art, and song, was hosted by Warminster Garrison, to award Certificates of Commendation to children who entered the...

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Pupil re visits school 75 years on

Marjorie Dixon, aged 7, was evacuated from her home in Harrow to Teffont, where her father was stationed as an RSM in the Royal Engineers. It was during  the winter of 1940, as the Battle of Britain was being fought over London, The primary school in Teffont closed in...

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Raphael is competition winner

A competition with the theme of a litter monster called Mucky, encouraged local children under 16 to write a short story or poem to win a £50 book voucher. The winning entry came from Raphael Firino, aged 7, for his t Mucky the Monster poem. The eight runners up...

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Victorian values re-enacted

Leehurst Swan Year 2 pupils stepped back in time and in costume at Sevington Victorian School, transported to 1897 with their own Victorian names. They had lessons in the school room, writing on slates with ink-in copybooks. The girls learned how to help in the...

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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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