Shropshire

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...
Adcote School for Girls, near Shrewsbury, wins Senior School of the Year Award 2020
10 Mar 2021
Adcote School, near Shrewsbury, has been named ‘Senior School of the Year 2020’ in prestigious national awards after undergoing a “remarkable journey” of transformation. Senior School of the Year is one of the top accolades handed out at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) annual awards which this year were announced in a virtual ceremony.  It is also the “icing on the cake” for the non-...
Ian Williams, Director of Sport at Ellesmere College, is delighted that the schol has been ranked 17th in the country for sport
04 Feb 2021
Shropshire’s Ellesmere College is celebrating being named the 17th best school for sport in the whole of the UK.  The prestigious honour was revealed in the latest annual ranking of the top 200 sporting schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by School Sport Magazine. The scale of the achievement in this latest table, covering 2020, is huge with the nearest geographical...
Julian Kirkahm from SWG Construction explains the company's committment to meet new eco laws
03 Dec 2020
A Shropshire company is leading the way to ensure buildings across the UK meet tight new regulations on energy before a new law comes into force. SWG Group, based in Shrewsbury, has launched a huge programme to help scale up infrastructure and refit buildings in pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050. Julian Kirkham, Director at SWG, said they are ready to rise to the challenge through their...
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...
Bishop's Castle based Jesmonite expands global client base
26 Nov 2020
A Shropshire company is expanding its global client-base by welcoming four new international distributors - in Canada, Greece, Singapore and Korea. The move by Jesmonite is part of a plan to establish 20 new distributors worldwide in the next 12 months as the company continues to grow.  Jesmonite, based in Bishop’s Castle, produces a multi-purpose flexible product which can mimic any material and...
29 Oct 2020
The finishing touches were today being put to the latest star attraction at Shropshire’s world-famous Blists Hill Victorian Town – a spectacular outdoor ice rink. As part of their training programme, firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were pumping 22,000 litres of water into a specially prepared arena to create the new rink at the award-winning site. The rink – measuring 22...
16 Oct 2020
As this year’s White Ribbon Day approaches (November 25th), the High Sheriff of Shropshire has called on the county to get behind the campaign to end male violence towards women and girls. The day is part of the work undertaken by White Ribbon UK to eradicate abuse, which people can support by becoming champions, ambassadors or having their organisation work towards accreditation by the charity....
Adcote School, near Shrewsbury, has been  shortlisted as a finalist for Senior School of the Year 2020
13 Oct 2020
Adcote School, at Little Ness, near Shrewsbury, has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Senior School of the Year 2020’. The news comes after the non-selective girl’s school won a national award for its Prep School and marks the fifth time in three years that Adcote has been shortlisted for a major national award. Last year Adcote was the winner of the national award for ‘Academic Excellence and...
01 Oct 2020
Becoming homeless could happen to any of us at any time – that’s the stark reminder from the High Sheriff of Shropshire as World Homeless Day approaches. The event, held annually on October 10th, is particularly poignant this year given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dean Harris has focused on domestic abuse, addiction, and childhood poverty and deprivation during her year as High...
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