A Level Reform Announcement

Following today’s announcement by Education Secretary Michael Gove on the planned changes to A Levels in England, Martin Ward, Principal of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, comments:

“We have delivered the current set of AS and A levels with great success for many years, supporting students to progress to university and into employment.  Staff and students at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College will approach the changes to A levels from 2015, announced by Michael Gove today, with confidence and experience.

Shrewsbury to Represent Heart of England in the RHS Britain in Bloom Finals 2013

Shrewsbury has been selected from more than 1,000 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2013, the country’s biggest voluntary campaign which involves more than 300,000 people. Shrewsbury is one of 80 finalists* and is in the Small City category.

Heart of England nominated Shrewsbury to the UK stage of the competition following regional and national judging last year. Shrewsbury was selected for outstanding commitment to environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement.

Snow Cat Rescue

Snow Cat Rescue

A Shropshire based businessman took on the challenge of this weekends
weather to finally claim a homeless rescue cat.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Bright young brains unveil their business ideas

TOMORROW’S brightest young business brains will descend on the Darwin Shopping Centre on Saturday (Jan 26).

It will be one of the biggest ever Young Enterprise Fairs seen in Shrewsbury with 29 newly formed companies promoting their products and vying for a place in a national final.

The competition is organised by Young Enterprise, an education and business charity that runs a suite of programmes designed to initiate young people into the world of business.

The Darwin Centre hosts the event on Saturday (Jan 26) and again on March 2.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Shrewsbury mum has taken a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for CLIC Sargent

Shrewsbury mum and small business-owner Tina Teearu of the Shrewsbury & Telford Family Grapevine has taken on the challenge of a lifetime to raise money for CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity – she’s going to be walking through hot desert and precipitous mountains to get from the Dead Sea to Petra in Jordan.

Tina will join about 100 people including celebrity “Queen of the Jungle” Charlie Brooks in the sponsored event organised by Dream Challenges/Action for Charity this April.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Adventures In Alternative Cinema

Adventures in Alternative Cinema is a new project run by WEM TOWN HALL, that aims to engage young audiences in non-mainstream film.  By focusing on World Cinema, Documentary and Artist Moving Image, the aim is to broaden the horizons and experiences of tomorrow’s commissioners, film makers and audiences and get them hooked today.

Tom Middleton Tom Middleton
I have worked in the film digital media industry for over ten years. in 2012 I co-founded the Shropshire Media Network, a Community Interest Media Company that produces creative and engaging films, manages events, and designs digital media workshops.

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News from Shrewsbury Sixth Form

Musical students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College have taken to the stage to help rejuvenate an underused public venue in the town.

Five acts from the college were given the opportunity to showcase their talents as part of plans to re-establish the Quarry bandstand. The bandstand has been re-instated as part of a project that saw members of the STCRA (Shrewsbury Town Centre Residents Association) submit a bid for funds from Shropshire Council’s LJC (Local Joint Committee), to host a variety of local music acts.

Marches LEP prepares for new leadership

A search was today launched for a new leader for the Marches LEP, with the partnership looking for an individual with a “significant reputation and influence” at the highest level.

The LEP, tasked with spearheading the economic development of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, is searching for a new chairperson to provide strategic private sector leadership, oversee the development of the partnership and delivery of its growth plans.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival marks The Queen’s Coronation 60th Anniversary: Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th May 2013

Now in its eighth year, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday, 4th – Sunday 12th May) will be marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s coronation with a new circular walk around the Ironbridge Gorge Museums showing some of the locations of Royal visits since 1900. These will include a plaque unveiled by Her Majesty in 1967.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Footlights Dance School Fundraising for Severn Hospice

Shrewsbury dance school, Footlights are busy preparing for their upcoming fun day that is being held at Mereside Community Centre on Saturday 2nd Feb 2-5pm.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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