Skills shortage result of Apprenticeship Levy,  says FMB

Skills shortage result of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Efforts to boost the number of apprenticeships, particularly in construction, have been hampered by the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Locally, colleges and schools promoted the need for more apprenticeships to...
Rugby success for school

Rugby success for school

Three Salisbury Cathedral School boys have been selected for Development Player Programmes. Max, a member of Andover Rugby Club, is representing London Irish, and Henry and Charlie from Salisbury Rugby Club have been selected for Bath. Head Master Clive Marriott said:...
College wins prestigious national award

College wins prestigious national award

For excellence in the practical delivery of technical and professional learning’, Wiltshire College & University Centre has won a coveted Association of Colleges national Beacon Award. At a ceremony in Grosvenor House, London, on March 22, the college received the...
Leehurst Swan beam in on Laser Run

Leehurst Swan beam in on Laser Run

Something different and great fun for Leehurst Swan athletes won them gold, silver and two fourth places. Athletes from Years 5 to 8 travelled to Dauntsey’s to compete in the Laser Run, organised by Wiltshire and Swindon School Games.  Laser run is a precursor...
Leehurst Swan pass inspection with flying colours

Leehurst Swan pass inspection with flying colours

Leehurst Swan has again met the requirements of the CReSTeD’s Register of schools providing for pupils with dyslexia. The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD) aims to help parents, and those who advise them, choose an educational...
School Healing Garden grant-aided

School Healing Garden grant-aided

A grant application to Gillingham Town Council by Gillingham School Council Gardening Section requested help to finance a ‘healing garden’ at Gillingham School to provide a quiet space for pupils away from noise, phones and academic life. The garden will...
Students win television awards

Students win television awards

Former Wiltshire College & University Centre student Will Todd has won Best Comedy at the prestigious Royal Television Awards. He picked up his pick up the award for his comedy short ‘Second Coming’ at the RTS Student Awards ceremony in Winchester...
Girls take top prize

Girls take top prize

The STEM Challenge trophy and individual cash prizes for themselves and their school were awarded to the team ‘Fresher, Faster Water Supplies’ from South Wilts Grammar School this year. Five teams from three schools, totalling 21 girls, entered the competition, now in...
Confidence booster

Confidence booster

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 6 pupils’ residential visit to Mill on the Brue proved to be another exciting, engaging and exhilarating experience for pupils. The mill is a fun and challenging outdoor adventure activity centre in 25 acres of Somerset...
Trees helped figure it out

Trees helped figure it out

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils used  Nature to help them with their maths. With help from JB Tree Services, Miss Tyrrell produced sections of ash and willow trees for pupils to work out the age of trees which had been felled. Pupils were fascinated by...
Tanks for  the inspiration

Tanks for the inspiration

About 2,000 school pupils from all over Dorset invaded the Tank Museum for a ‘Big Bang’ science and engineering event. Organised by the county council, the youngsters took part in interactive workshops, theatre shows and chatted to businesses represented at the event....
Students do well in mock trial event

Students do well in mock trial event

A team of 13 Year 9 students from Avon Valley College, Durrington, competed against three other schools at Southampton Crown Court this morning March 12). For the regional heats of the Young Citizens mock trial, they performed superbly both prosecuting and defending a...

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