wem

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...
Towm Farrell (left) talking to Alan Wilding at the WSTN
20 Jun 2019
The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) has just recruited Tom Farrell of Wem who has offered to provide news and information from his home town. Tom is currently engaged in media studies at Cheshire College, Crewe but he visited the talking newspaper studios in Shrewsbury to record an introductory interview with the WSTN’s  Alan Wilding (pictured above) for this week’s newspaper. Having...
Caitlin Morgan with Ke-design director Craig Marston.
05 May 2019
A Shropshire student scooped a sponsorship boost after impressing architectural design bosses during an impressive work experience placement. Caitlin Morgan, 16, from Grinshill near Shrewsbury, is a student at Thomas Adams School, Wem, and has her heart set on a career in architecture.  She told Craig Marston, director of Ke-design about her plans to travel to Peru on a scheme aimed at improving...
Photo of Sybil recording Signal's BBC Radio 4 Appeal at Broadcasting House
14 Sep 2016
Shrewsbury-based hearing loss charity Signal has been chosen to make a national appeal on BBC Radio 4, which will be aired on Sunday 25 September at 7.54am just before the 8 o’clock news. Broadcaster Sybil Ruscoe will present the appeal, which will feature Signal’s work supporting deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi. Sybil, who is originally from Wem, has enjoyed a career in national...
06 Apr 2016
A Shropshire school pupil is preparing to take part in an adult fishing competition this month. Harry Upton, 15, who competes in fly fishing competitions for England, will be the only junior in the final of the adult Bank Masters championship on April 17. The Thomas Adams School year ten pupil will also compete against fly-fishers his own age this weekend in the England Youth Bank Championships...
30 Mar 2016
A Shropshire school pupil has been tipped as one to watch in future Olympic competitions after impressing on his first talent programme. “He’s going to do well your lad, don’t worry” the Olympic Talent Pathway coaches told Arran Eccleston’s proud dad Darran as they watched him practice his clay pigeon shooting. Just 12 months after his first shooting competition 14-year-old Arran, of Higher Heath...
06 Jan 2016
A group of students from a Shropshire school have been testing their knowledge of German on a trip to the country. Year eight and nine students from Thomas Adams School, in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, went to Cologne last month to speak to locals and experience life in Germany. The group of around 40 students visited various tourist attractions during their week there. The headteacher’s PA Belinda...
Senior citizens enjoy free Christmas meal thanks to Adams College students
04 Dec 2015
Senior citizens in north Shropshire are being offered the chance to have a free Christmas lunch made and served by teenagers. The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party hosted by Adams College in Wem will take place on December 11. It will be held in the Stanier Hall on High Street from 12.20pm to 2.30pm with lunch served by students studying for their A levels. Director of Adams College Lorna...
Paralympic archer Mel Clarke has visited Thomas Adams School in Shropshire
20 Nov 2015
She has gained a podium place in the last two Paralympics and is in training to achieve the feat again in Rio next year - but Mel Clarke has taken time out of her busy schedule to inspire students at a north Shropshire school. The paralympic archer spent a day telling pupils at Thomas Adams School in Wem just how to make the most of themselves. The international athlete, who has won National,...
Kareem, a Thomas Adams School pupil, is taking part in a swimming competition in Eygpt
20 Nov 2015
He leaves his home in Calverhall at 5.30am most days and doesn’t get home until late. He trains six days a week, swimming 25 miles a week. But for 13-year-old Kareem El Degwy it has all been worth it - as he is now competing at the Egyptian National swimming Championships for the first time. The youngster, who is a year nine pupil at Thomas Adams School in Wem, has been given special permission...
Subscribe to wem