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Oak’s Next Top Fashion Designer

Pupils from Yr 7-12 entered the Melksham Oak Community School  – MOCS house challenge – an idea taken from the BBC2 ‘Sewing Bee’ challenge task – altering a garment. The…

Double success for students’ weekend challenge

Two students from Melksham Oak School completed the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards and took part in Break the Cycle event – in just one weekend. Jack Elmes and Ryan…

Aloeric success at swimming gala

The Aloeric swimming team recently went to the Melksham Blue Pool to compete in a Melksham Schools’ Swimming Gala, and pupils reported as follows. “We competed against many different schools…

Primary pupils visit St Michael’s Church

The ladybirds and bumblebees classes of Aloeric Primary School recently visited St Michael’s Church as part of their learning about different parts of the community. Class teacher Ruth Gould said,…

‘Good’ news at Shaw & Whitley Pre-school

A LOCAL pre-school  is celebrating a successful Ofsted report which praised the management, care, and teaching of the staff. Shaw and Whitley Pre-School, which provides child care for children aged  up to…

Successful showcase of local talent

LOCAL teacher of performing arts, Lorraine Mahoney from Semington put on a well-attended showcase  for pupils at Spencer’s Sport & Social Club in Melksham last month.  The dance teacher, who is…

Grand opening for new village pre-school

BROUGHTON Gifford Pre-School last week held the grand opening of their brand new home in the grounds of St. Mary’s Primary School. The pre-school, originally hosted at Broughton Gifford Village Hall,…

New sensory garden for Stonar Nursery

A new sensory garden has recently been opened at Stonar Nursery with a magical secret garden feel. BBC star of ‘Flog It!’ and Stonar parent, Paul Martin cut the ribbon…

Aloeric enjoy solar eclipse

All of Aloeric Primary School were excited to witness the largest solar eclipse since 1999 on Friday morning 20th March. The children had been learning about eclipse in the run…

River Mead School battles tainted history in new report

A RECENT Ofsted inspection has praised the  “rapid improvement” made since River Mead School was taken over by The Mead Academy Trust in September last year. The report published this month branded…