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Caretaker leaving school after 40 years

IT’S the end of an era at Aloeric Primary School with the announcement that caretaker Jeff Nettleton is retiring after 40 years of service at the school. “I feel that…

Apprenticeship options open for GCSE students

Wiltshire Council is offering support for students who wish to consider apprenticeships following GCSE results day. They are hosting an information event at County Hall, Trowbridge, on Thursday 23rd August,…

Local mechanics share life skills with students

MELKSHAM Oak sixth-formers were given a guided tour of what lurks beneath the bonnet of a car, in a presentation by a local family business aiming to equip them with…

Sensory garden officially open at St. Mary’s

Broughton Gifford’s primary school, St Mary’s, has officially opened their new sensory garden, to help students understand healthy eating, after appeals for donations were sent out earlier this year.  Teaching…

Day nursery welcomes you to their open day

DAISY Chain Day Nursery in Whitley, near Melksham, is inviting you to come and have a tour of the nursery on Saturday 18th August from 10am-1pm. The nursery said, “If…

Big Science Share at Melksham Oak

MELKSHAM Oak School hosted the third annual Big Melksham Science Share last week with over 120 pupils from Melksham primary schools enjoying a day of science fun. Pupils from eight…

West Wiltshire School for Performing Arts

THE West Wiltshire School for Performing Arts (WWSPA) is offering children the chance to improve their communication skills through participation in performing arts classes. Principal of WWSPA, Lorraine Mahoney says,…

School team rockets to the finals of national competition

AS part of the national competition ‘Race for the Line’, Year 7 students at Melksham Oak Community School were asked to build a car and test how far they could…

Local author teaches pupils how to draw dragons

PUPILS in years 3 and 4 at Forest and Sandridge School spent the day with local author and illustrator, Mark Robertson, learning how to draw dragons. Mark has illustrated a…

Local artist joins school to create abstract art

FOREST and Sandridge School welcomed local artist, Lisa Metcalfe, to work with the children to produce large abstract art that represented their new school values. The children enjoyed spending the…

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