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...
MP hails new free schools promise

MP hails new free schools promise

The government’s decision yesterday to fund 37 special free schools, including six in the south west, has been welcomed by South West Wiltshire MP Dr Andrew Murrison. He has written to Wiltshire Council to ask how this will affect its current consultation on provision...
Books brought to life

Books brought to life

Reading and a love of stories is certainly alive and well. Salisbury Cathedral School celebrated World Book Day on March 7 with a morning of fun events and activities.  Children dressed as their favourite book characters, and teachers were keen not to be outdone....
UTC student beat hundreds to prestigious apprenticeship

UTC student beat hundreds to prestigious apprenticeship

By Viktor Berg At only 16, South Wilts University Technical College student Katie Hopper has beaten off hundreds of applicants to secure an apprenticeship at the UK’s leading ports operator – and before her GCSEs. Katie was the only female who applied to...
New workshops tackle anxiety in children

New workshops tackle anxiety in children

Workshops are being run in schools to teach confidence and self-esteem, while resolving anxiety, using a blend of neurolinguistic coaching and play based therapy. Recognising a record increase in anxiety in children (42% in the past five years, source NHS) prompted...
Girls take the STEM challenge

Girls take the STEM challenge

The final judging and award ceremony of the Salisbury Soroptimist STEM Challenge is on Monday, March 18, at South Wilts University Technical College, Wilton Road, Salisbury. Salisbury Soroptimists have run the STEM Challenge for the second year to raise local girls’...
MP challenges council’s schools closure plan

MP challenges council’s schools closure plan

Special needs in Wiltshire is under the spotlight tomorrow, March 6, when South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison will lead a debate in the House of Commons. Dr Murrison is alarmed by  Wiltshire Council’s plans to close Larkrise School, Trowbridge, and St Nicholas,...

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