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Flipper the dolphin

Flipper the dolphin

In order to emphasise the impact that plastic contamination of the ocean can have, the British Ironworks Centre have developed a new recycling project. The…
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Swimming to success

Swimming to success

A Wolverhampton pupil has been recognised as an up and coming swimmer at a national award ceremony. Matt Richards from the Royal School in Wolverhampton…
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Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

A former Ellesmere College student has succeeded in his challenge to raise £30,000 for Help for Heroes. Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Bannister set himself the fundraising…
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Computer challenge

Computer challenge

A Much Wenlock student was this January invited to the finals of a prestigious computing competition. William Brookes student Ted Ibberson qualified for the University…
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Girls kick off!

Girls kick off!

A group of students from Bridgnorth Endowed School recently took the initiative to approach one of the town’s football clubs in a bid to form…
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National winners!

National winners!

A Wolverhampton school were the winners of a national swimming competition, which saw pupils swim the equivalent of Dover to Calais 5 times over a…
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Tea and conversation

Tea and conversation

Shrewsbury University Centre is this March hosting a ‘tea and conversation’ event with an expert on education in Africa. Professor Lalage Bown, an academic with…
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Panto time

Panto time

Bridgnorth school pupils had a busy term at St John’s Catholic Primary. They spent a day taking part in a panto when the Wolverhampton Grand…
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Moor homegrown food

Moor homegrown food

Moor Park School in Ludlow hosted BBC Radio 4’s culinary programme, The Kitchen Cabinet, which was hosted by renowned food critic Jay Rayner. The programme…
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Poetry for Wolves

Poetry for Wolves

A student at Wolverhampton Girls’ High has recently been named Wolverhampton’s first Young Poet Laureate. Elizabeth Stuart, a Y12 student, wrote a poem with the…
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A great roast

A great roast

A Telford student was presented with a certificate by the borough’s Mayor for winning a roast dinner competition. Student Ruby Griffiths, from Hollinswood Primary School…
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Alumni book launch

Alumni book launch

A best-selling author who attended the college returned to the campus to officially launch her latest novel. Emma Cooper, who studied art and design at…
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A festival of light

A festival of light

A local primary school hosted workshops to celebrate Diwali last term. At Broseley Primary School, pupils learnt about the Hindu festival and took part in…
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Kieran gets ahead!

Kieran gets ahead!

A pupil spent the day as acting head after winning the experience at a school auction in October. Six-year-old Kieran Khossa-Kulair was the lucky pupil…
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Young scientists shine

Young scientists shine

Four science students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) have been recognised by the Michael Davie Research Foundation for their outstanding academic achievements. Medical Genetics student…
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Celebration of art

Celebration of art

A group of sixty Y10 students received their Bronze Arts Awards at a presentation in Bridgnorth. The presentation, held at Bridgnorth Endowed School, was open…
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Student shows support

Student shows support

A local student has been awarded a certificate for his fundraising support. Ten-year-old Sam Henderson from Much Wenlock Primary School raised more than £500 for…
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Heirlooms in Claverley

Heirlooms in Claverley

Some of TV’s biggest antique experts visited Little Green House Nursery in Claverley near Bridgnorth to uncover hidden riches and value long-lost heirlooms. BBC’s Antiques…
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Breaktime clubs

Breaktime clubs

A local schoolgirl received an award at the Houses of Parliament for implementing a new school club. Darcey Phillips from John Wilkinson Primary School and…
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A speedy tractor

A speedy tractor

Shropshire students and graduates formed part of the team that featured on Channel 4’s The World’s Fastest Tractor towards the end of last year. Harper…
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Staff at ABC Day Nursery in Telford are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors rated their Lightmoor site ‘outstanding’. It is the second time they have received…
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A full house

A full house

Students have gained a 100% pass rate in a new leadership and management course launched last September at Ellesmere College. The 10 pupils all finished…
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Planting firm roots

Planting firm roots

Firm roots are being established by Reception children at Moreton First as they marked the start of their autumn term by planting trees. The annual…
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Miles ahead

Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School has become the second school to officially open their new Daily Mile track funded in part by Telford…
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Bottle tops off!

Bottle tops off!

British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry recently announced a new project – the National Schools Bottle Top Recycling Challenge. Schools from across the UK, including from…
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New head roles

New head roles

Pupil numbers are up for the fourth year running at Wellington’s Wrekin College as it unveils a new staff line-up in key academic roles. The…
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Shrewsbury down under

Shrewsbury down under

Prof Simon Maddocks of Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Darwin, Australia, visited University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to learn more about the origins of his university’s…
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Key Stage visit

Key Stage visit

Preschoolers will be invited to be musicians, scientists, investigators, gymnasts and artists as teachers host a discovery morning at a Shropshire school on Saturday 25…
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Graduate celebrations

Graduate celebrations

Telford College’s higher education (HE) students had their achievements recognised at the annual graduation ceremony. The class of 2019 donned traditional caps and gowns for…
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Winning design

Winning design

Last year, the team from AGA Rangemaster Group set Shrewsbury College Art & Design students a challenge to create a design to be used on…
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Economics insights

Economics insights

The third annual Old Tettenhallian Lecture was held at Tettenhall College in September. The speaker this year was Dr Andy Mottershead, a leading economics writer…
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Festive frolics

Festive frolics

Bridgnorth will embrace their ‘inner elf’ when Bridgnorth Stage Academy presents their production of Elf the Musical JR this Christmas. The production will feature 40…
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New faces

New faces

With another school year well underway, Birchfield School near Albrighton has warmly welcomed new pupils and also several new teachers to join their team. Among…
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