Share offer to support schools and hospitals

Share offer to support schools and hospitals

Dorset Community Energy (DCE) is seeking new members to raise £445,000 by the end of July to install 700kWp of rooftop solar panels on 10 schools and hospitals in Dorset. It already has 420kWp of solar panels operating, and targets paying interest at 5.5% over 20...
Rings on Cathedral Tower tots

Rings on Cathedral Tower tots

Four peregrine chicks were ringed just after 10am , June 10, at the base of the Cathedral’s Spire. The chicks, about  25 days old, were weighed, measured and ringed by Ed Drewitt from the British Trust for Ornithology, assisted by Phil Sheldrake, RSPB Conservation...

Watch: Play to learn is the motto

By Viktor Berg The Garden Montessori is the only nursery using the Montessori method of education in North Dorset. The method uses the key words: “follow the child.” With a range of self-educating and self-correcting activities, the children have access to practical...
Pupils run on the spot for charity

Pupils run on the spot for charity

To paraphrase the well- known song: ‘it’s a long way to Romania’ (for Avondale pupils at least!). Pupils from the prep school in Bulford will run, swim and cycle the 1,545 miles between their school and their partner school in Brasov. With the help of a...
New playschool in the valley

New playschool in the valley

Golden Acorns Preschool in Chilmark will serve Tisbury, Shaftesbury, Warminster and surrounding villages. “We provide excellent childcare for children age two to school age. Golden Acorns Preschool provides excellent individual care for each child. We have a range of...
Actor Gerard Logan inspires students

Actor Gerard Logan inspires students

Gerard Logan held an inspiring workshop on the performance and understanding of Shakespeare with Leehurst Swan senior pupils. Pupils were engrossed in performing lines from King Lear, Macbeth and Sonnet 147. Gerard was impressed by the pupils’ enthusiasm and they...
Rebuild fills “higher-level skill gaps”

Rebuild fills “higher-level skill gaps”

As scheduled, Salisbury’s Wiltshire College & University Centre moves into phase two of its £15 million redevelopments, which include the demolition of the existing central building and the construction of a new three-storey building. It will house new science and...
Summer Fun in the Sun

Summer Fun in the Sun

With fun for the whole family, Kingston Maurward’s Summer Open Day and Food Fair on Sunday June 23 promises to be the biggest and best yet. The fun-filled event attracts thousands of people and centres around the stunning 18th Century Mansion House, and its 750-acre...
Pupils take great grannies antique medal to roadshow

Pupils take great grannies antique medal to roadshow

Lily and Jessica (Pictured with Antiques Roadshow Valuer Adam Schoon) from Salisbury Cathedral School, took a precious ‘School Attendance Medal’ which belonged to their Great Grandma to the Antiques Road Show, today, May 14. The medal was awarded for 100%...
Shoelace skill neglected

Shoelace skill neglected

Tying shoelaces seems to be a knotty problem for some children and three in 10 can’t tie their shoe laces by primary school leaving age, according to a survey by OSGO to coincide with National Feet Week, May 13 to 20. Of 500 parents surveyed, 46% thought being...
Super zoo day

Super zoo day

Leehurst Swan pupils from Reception Years 1 and 2 had a super day at Marwell Zoo. They enjoyed visiting the animals and contact with a snake, a cockroach and a pet rat. The group took part in lessons at the education centre, focusing on Rainforests in Y2, and...

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