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16 Mar 2021
Entrepreneurial pupils from a Shropshire school have reached the final of a national competition by highlighting a little-known form of abuse. The Sixth Form team from Thomas Adams School took part in Drapers’ Den – a Dragons’ Den style business competition run by The Drapers’ Company. The team was matched with a mentor from the company and another from the Guild of Entrepreneurs and tasked with...
shropshire survey children food insecurity research food poverty alliance
26 Nov 2020
Many children in the county don’t get enough healthy food to eat.  A new campaign is asking for your evidence to help solve the problem.  30% of children in Shropshire are living in poverty. Being born into poverty greatly increases a child’s chances of not having access to good food and nutrition. Poor diet impacts every aspect of a child’s life from educational attainment to their mental and...
20 May 2020
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, Wales Rally GB is launching an innovative competition to entertain, incite and, potentially, reward pre-University students currently learning from home. In partnership with Toyota GB, the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship has introduced a special ‘Design a Rally Car Livery’ initiative open to all those enrolled at UK schools and...
25 Feb 2020
Thousands of Shropshire pupils will have the opportunity to improve their wellbeing using the power of meditation at a unique event later this year. But the organiser, an author and children’s mental health advocate, is appealing to local businesses to help make the day as successful as possible. Sarah Griffiths travels across the county and beyond delivering workshops at schools – all based on...
15 Apr 2019
Students from five Shropshire schools have been discovering it’s good to talk by taking part in a successful debating competition now in its fourth year. Debate-Ed is sponsored by law firm Lanyon Bowdler and led by one of their solicitors, Holly Edwards. The aim of the competition is to promote debating in Shropshire. It was held at Shrewsbury College and featured more than 30 students in total...
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...
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