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School project to help those with dementia

MELKSHAM Oak School is inviting the community to join their house competition to knit a ‘twiddlemuff’ for dementia patients. A twiddlemuff is a knitted muff with items attached so that…

Seend Primary School: A continued story of reading success

For the sixth year running, Seend Primary School has been named Melksham’s top performer in the Summer Reading Challenge.  Conducted by The Reading Agency, the challenge tasks primary school children…

School in search of new governors

SHAW Primary School is looking to recruit two further school governors to join its governing body.  A governor is expected to support and encourage the activities of the school and…

School achieves South West in Bloom award

Forest and Sandridge Primary School has won an award for their ‘In Your Neighbourhood’ entry, representing Melksham, in the South West in Bloom competition. In July, a group of children…

School bike initiative will help pupils learn to ride

A NEW initiative, Balanceability, which teaches children how to ride a bike,  has come to Forest and Sandridge Primary School thanks to sponsorship from local businesses and cycle teacher, Paul…

National award for Melksham early years teacher

Nursery manager Christina Noton is celebrating winning a major national title for her early years teaching skills – less than a year after gaining her early years teaching qualification. Christina,…

Preschool raises money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

FOREST and Sandridge preschool class, Seedlings, took part in Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s ‘Bake Off For Lift Off’ fundraiser. Helen Biles-Wood, deputy headteacher said, “The children had a wonderful time baking cakes…

School pupils invited to learn about evolution

THREE schools in Melksham were invited to learn all about evolution at the University of Bath’s new Milner Centre for Evolution last week. Around 120 students from local schools including…

School celebrated for international work

Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International…

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…

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