Sparkling future for non uni students

Sparkling future for non uni students

Future apprentices are being wooed by NICEIC and ELECSA, brands operated by Certsure LLP, a joint venture between the Electrical Contractors’ Association and the Electrical Safety Council. They are reminding school and college leavers to consider the many viable...
Hat trick for Evan

Hat trick for Evan

Evan Smith, a Year 6 pupil at Avondale Preparatory School, Bulford, enjoyed a stunning cricket season with his third hat-trick in a match against Forres Sandle Manor. Evan, who led his team to victory, supplements his school endeavours playing for Steeple Langford....
Pupils meet police dogs

Pupils meet police dogs

More than 20 pupils from Morgan’s Vale and Woodfalls Church of England Primary School went to Police HQ in Devizes on June 12 to meet some police dogs and Wiltshire’s retiring Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson. Last year, when studying heroes, a...
Parental pride recorded in photos

Parental pride recorded in photos

By Kerry Elsworth Growing up, my own mother was incredible as she took on every role imaginable within the football club in our village so that my brother and I could play. I am originally from Stalbridge, Dorset but I am a graduate of Photojournalism at University of...
New school delay hits Army families

New school delay hits Army families

Dozens of children from Army families returning to Britain in the summer will have to go to a makeshift temporary school. This is because contractors building the Wellington Eagles Primary Academy in Ludgershall have gone into administration. In September, youngsters...
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...

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