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22 Jun 2018
Last Monday award-winning TV historian and Beanstalk Ambassador Dan Snow took time before his talk ‘An evening with the History Guy’ at the Theatre Severn to meet and thank Beanstalk’s longest-serving volunteer in Shropshire Ann Powis for her work supporting local primary school children with reading. He came along to Beanstalk’s stand in the foyer of the theatre to present Ann with tickets to...
21 Feb 2018
Children at a Shropshire school will be setting pen to paper to mark World Stationery Day - with a little incentive from a county company. Longnor School, near Shrewsbury, has teamed up with Chrisbeon Office Supplies to stage a writing competition. The youngsters are being asked to get their thinking caps on and come up with a journey-themed story to impress judge Lorna McCann, the Shropshire-...
08 Jan 2018
Hundreds of schoolchildren across Shropshire are set to learn new music and dance skills in an education project being delivered by one of the country’s leading folk festivals. Professional dancers will deliver workshops at four Shropshire schools – Chirbury Primary School, Gobowen Primary and St George’s Junior and Radbrook Primary in Shrewsbury – from January to March, as part of Shrewsbury...
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...
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