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Campaign continues to keep special schools open

CAMPAIGNERS who fought to stop Wiltshire Council from closing three special schools, have said that their work still continues. Members of the group ‘Keep Special Schools Local’ say that they will…

Schoolchildren branch out for mufti day

All Seend Primary School children came to school in tree-themed mufti on Friday 22nd November as part of a national campaign by just on Tree.  The school reports, “This idea,…

Young Melksham student’s dreams of becoming a doctor

MELKSHAM Oak student, Amy Perry, 12, has had aspirations of becoming a doctor from a young age, fuelled by the sad news of the closing of a surgery where her…

Party like it’s 1999! Calling all ex-George Ward students

STUDENTS from the ‘class of 99’ at the former George Ward School are invited to a school reunion this week. The event will be held on Friday 13th December at…

Bowerhill Primary School appoints new principal

Bowerhill Primary School has appointed Rachel Skates as the new principal. She is currently principal at Mountford Manor Primary School, where she has been in the role for five successful…

Budding David Walliams thriving in writing at Melksham school

Melksham Oak Community School student,  Alfie Farmer, is already writing stories and comic books although only aged 11, and he plans a career as a writer. The big fan of…

Dancer sets sights on training the dancers of the future

Melksham Oak Community School’s Ruby Hunt, is flying high at her dancing club, just as she’s ready to attend a prestigious dance festival. The gifted student started dancing aged only…

Party like it’s 1999! Calling all ex-George Ward students

STUDENTS from the ‘class of 99’ at the former George Ward School are invited to a school reunion next week. The event will be held on Friday 13th December at…

Pupils lend a helping hand to Romanian Christmas appeal

PUPILS from Forest and Sandridge School have been helping to spread festive joy to children in Romania. Deputy headteacher, Helen Biles-Wood said, “We were delighted to welcome Phil and Anthea Courage…

Cub reporters finding good news stories

DESPITE only being at Melksham Oak Community School for a few weeks, Year 7 students have been  already finding and writing stories of student achievement as part of their new…