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Award winning students at Thomas Adams School are congratulated by comedian Greg Davies
13 Nov 2015
A top comedian has surprised pupils at a Shropshire school as the special guest at an evening celebrating exam success. Greg Davies, TV comic and star of The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo and Man Down, handed out certificates at Thomas Adams School in Wem. The comic, who studied at the school in Lowe Hill Road in the 1970s and 80s before embarking on a teaching career, stunned pupils as he entered the...
27 Oct 2015
As pupils have started to settle into new schools across Shropshire - so teachers are doing the same. And at Thomas Adams School in Wem it’s the core subjects which are in focus this year. The school in Lowe Hill Road has welcomed five new members of staff to teach English, maths and science. Head teacher Liz Dakin said: “Having these new members of staff is a real boost to Thomas Adams School. “...
Adjazz - who have played all over the world - are to perform at Shropshire awards ceremony
28 Aug 2015
A Shropshire school choir that has performed across the world is to take to the stage at the 2016 Businesses for Children Awards. Adjazz was formed in 1986 at Thomas Adams School by the then head of music Steve Rodwell.  Over the 28 years that followed the band toured Austria and Switzerland, the USA and appeared on Blue Peter, Channel 4’s Big Breakfast, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 5 as well as ITV’s Hit...
Children and parents try out Taiko drumming at Thomas Adams School, Wem
29 Jul 2015
It is meant to be the time when they are off on summer holiday - but one eager group of students have even brought their parents to school this week. At the summer school at Thomas Adams School in Wem students and parents have enjoyed a Taiko drumming session. Organised by senior teacher Tom McAleavy, the session taught first time players the art of the Japanese drumming. He said: “We commit to...
14 Jul 2015
Art work by students at a school in north Shropshire has been on display at a prestigious event in London. Eight pieces of work by students at Thomas Adams School in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, were shown at the thirteenth National Students’ Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in the capital. Teachers said they were incredibly proud of everyone involved. Emma Morris, an art and design teacher at the...
Ed Lamont, a former Thomas Adams School teacher, has been praised by comedian Greg Davies
30 Jun 2015
A former teacher turned actor and comedian has heaped praise on former teachers at Thomas Adams School in Wem. Greg Davies, star of The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo, Man Down and regular comedy panellist, said two teachers at the Lowe Hill Road school helped encourage him. Writing in the Times Education Supplement Mr Davies said: “I had some great teachers and I’m sure I learned a great deal from them....
Students from Thomas Adams School in Wem have climbed seven hills in under 11 hours
23 Jun 2015
A group of almost 30 students from Shropshire have climbed seven hills across the county in ten and a half hours for charity. The pupils and staff from Thomas Adams School in Lowe Hill Road, Wem, conquered Hawkstone Park, Grinshill, Haughmond Hill, Clee Hill, The Lawley, Caer Caradoc and Corndon Hill. They had hoped to complete the feat within ten hours but travelling over 100 miles by road to...
A team of staff and students from Thomas Adams take on charity challenge
12 Jun 2015
Eager students will attempt to climb seven hills across Shropshire and Powys in just one day as part of a new charity challenge. For the first time youngsters from Thomas Adams School in Lowe Hill, Wem, will climb Hawkstone Park, Grinshill, Haughmond Hill, Clee Hill, The Lawley, Caer Caradoc and Corndon Hill - as well as travelling over 100 miles by road to get to each of them. The Hills of the...
Martin Fischer, of Taiko in the Community, gets a funding boost for new Japanese drums
11 May 2015
A Japanese-style drumming group in north Shropshire can finally start to buy new drums after a £2,500 donation from a housing group. Taiko in the Community, which meets in term time at Thomas Adams School and St Peter’s Primary Schools in Wem, has been fundraising for almost a year and the latest donation takes them to £8,000. Whilst the group is still shy of the £10,000 target, it means...
23 Apr 2015
As children across Shropshire look forward to getting home and spoiling their pets as part of a national celebration, pupils at one Shropshire school don’t have to wait until home time. Meet Harvey and Oscar, the school pets at Thomas Adams School and Adams House boarding house in Wem. As part of National Kids and Pets Day, which falls on Sunday (April 26), pupils at the school in Lowe Hill have...
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