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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…

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…