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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…

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…