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Sportsjam school PE kits
04 Oct 2017
An online sports retailer, based in Shrewsbury is celebrating after winning contracts to supply sportswear to two more schools. Sportsjam was selected to supply kit to 1800 pupils at Stratford upon Avon School and to 400 pupils at The De La Salle Academy in Liverpool. This is in addition to the 100 schools and colleges who the firm already supplies, including Meole Brace, The Priory and The...
(from left): Judge Jim Tindal, Barney Cansdale, Louis Harris, Councillor Ioan Jones and Holly Edwards.
24 Mar 2017
Youngsters from across Shropshire came together for a debating competition at University Centre Shrewsbury- with the winning team successfully arguing for a second referendum to be held before Britain officially leaves the EU. The event was organised by the Debate-Ed programme, which is run by Holly Edwards, a trainee solicitor at Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors who sponsor the programme. A total of 40...
21 Mar 2017
Leaders of a Shropshire school have praised more than a dozen pupils who have obtained scholarship success. The achievements are being celebrated at Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury and cover a range of categories open to pupils. Head of Prestfelde, Fiona Orchard, said staff and pupils should be commended for all of the hard work that had gone into making the scholarship success possible. “We have...
19 Oct 2016
Youngsters are being given the chance to get active at a series of sports camps being held across Shropshire during the school half-term holiday. Ball Sports Community Coaching is holding multi-sports camps and goalkeeper workshops at The Marches School in Oswestry, and football camps at Market Drayton Cricket Club and Sir John Talbot School in Whitchurch. Sessions are being held every day during...
27 Sep 2016
More than 800 Shropshire schoolchildren learnt new music and dance skills from around the world as part of a Shrewsbury Folk Festival project, it has been revealed. Helping Hands, Dancing Feet was a flagship education programme run by organisers of the popular four-day festival as part of a wider project called All Together Now that aimed to bring different folk traditions to a new audience....
05 May 2016
Children at a Shrewsbury prep school are becoming space biologists and embarking on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space. In September 2015, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth last month. The seeds were sent to Prestfelde School as part of Rocket...
29 Apr 2016
Pupils at a Shropshire school donned a “beard for a bard” to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Children at Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury wore a selection of handcrafted 17th Century-inspired beards on Friday April 22 as part of the school’s celebration of Shakespeare’s life. William Shakespeare died on April 23 in 1616, and a series of events are taking...
10 Mar 2016
Pupils at two Shropshire schools are set to take part in a project to learn traditional folk arts with a modern twist, thanks to Shrewsbury Folk Festival.  Children from Trinity Primary School in Ford and Worthen Primary School will take part in a two week-long programme to learn new skills that will be performed at this year’s festival.  Artists from the award winning Demon Barbers and the ...
Mal Brown playing recycled drums
30 Jan 2015
Are you looking for the ideal fun, educational junk music group?  Local entrepreneur and qualified youth worker Mal Brown has started a new artistic social enterprise with a recycling theme.  He teaches you not only how to play but how to make (from recycled materials) Xylo-chairs, Elephant horns, Pan-de-moniums, Pop tubes, Buckets, Bowls, Games and Happiness.  You name it if you can whack it or...
shirley with recycler
03 Nov 2014
We have been working for a number of years now to try to get people to recycle more and one tried and tested method is to work through local schools.  Not only is this helping us to train up the future recyclers of tommorrow but through 'pester power' we know that kids are great at getting their folks to recycle more today.   It also makes alot of sense for us to get schools on board as their...
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