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Shropshire students celebrate gold DofE awards at Buckingham Palace

By | 2019-06-12T17:27:19+00:00 June 16th, 2019|Blog, Education|

A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony in May. Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to

Students at Staffordshire school tuning up for music festival

By | 2019-06-11T08:44:06+00:00 June 14th, 2019|Blog, Education, What's On|

Students at a Staffordshire school are aiming to strike a chord with visitors when they stage a major musical extravaganza. The youngsters at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Brewood, have been busy tuning up for the event which will feature all ages and a wide variety of styles of music in a packed programme of entertainment on June 12. It all

Shropshire College raising thousands to help students across the world

By | 2019-05-27T05:01:16+00:00 May 29th, 2019|Blog, Education|

A Shropshire College is aiming to raise £18,000 to help students in Tanzania get a better and safer educational experience. Students, staff and parents at Ellesmere College are aiming to raise enough money to provide four 30,000 litre water tanks and refurbish four classrooms at a school called Nanja in the African nation. And they’ve kicked off the fundraising drive,

Academies trust chair welcomes MPs visit to high performing primary school

By | 2019-05-14T07:54:34+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Blog, Education|

L to R - Brendan Wignall, Damian Hinds MP, two Cheshire West and Chester councillors, Fiona Whittaker, Head of Oakview Academy, Steve Docking, CEO of NWAT and another CWAC councillor The headmaster of a Shropshire College has welcomed a visit by the Education Secretary to show him the transformation of an academy in Cheshire, which he oversaw. Brendan

New area manager for Telford Outstanding nursery chain

By | 2019-05-05T11:04:37+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Four year old Reuben Hale and two year old Josie Shaw with Lucy Shaw at ABC Day Nursery in Telford An experienced childcare practitioner is celebrating promotion at a Telford nursery after scooping a managerial role for the childcare group. Lucy Shaw, who started working as a nursery nurse 17 years ago, has been given the role of

Shropshire design firm sponsors student for Peru trip

By | 2019-05-05T10:57:26+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Blog, Business News, Education|

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

Two students in Tanzania getting education paid for thanks to parents at popular Shropshire school

By | 2019-04-30T08:06:01+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Blog, Education|

Barney Hill, of Ellesmere College, helps with tree planting at Mtimmoja, Tanzania Two students in Tanzania are getting their education paid for - thanks to parents at a Shropshire school. Ellesmere College Parents Society (ECPS) has committed to sponsoring Lomnyaki Ezekiel Laibunye and Estomil Issaya Lekundayo to the sum of  £125 a year throughout their six year senior

Shropshire students volunteer to help homeless charity

By | 2019-04-28T09:20:33+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Maths teacher Kate Curzon and Col Martin Clewlow with students leaving Ellesmere College for Manchester. A group of Shropshire students have travelled to Manchester to deliver vital supplies for homeless people. Six dedicated volunteers from Ellesmere College Sixth Form travelled to St Anselm Hall at the University of Manchester to deliver over 1,000 items donated by students, parents

Ellesmere College students dominate at Shropshire music competition

By | 2019-04-22T18:26:02+00:00 April 27th, 2019|Blog, Education|

Students from Ellesmere College have taken 24 first place prizes at a Shropshire music competition. They dominated the popular Oswestry Music Festival with 16 first place positions for soloists and a further eight for ensembles. The festival, organised by Oswestry Town Council, showcases the best young musicians and gives them the chance to receive valuable feedback designed to support their

Ellesmere’s equestrian team show excellence at competition

By | 2019-04-21T17:52:11+00:00 April 21st, 2019|Blog, Education|

The equestrian team at Ellesmere College are jumping for joy after a student won her class at a high profile qualifying competition. Harriet Otter competed in the NSEA County Qualifiers at the Inter School Show and won the Individual County Qualifier Class. The year 10 pupil and her horse Annie took first place against some stiff competition with a series