Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

County Selection for Jake, 15

YOUNG teenager Jake Weir has achieved his season's aim by being selected to run for Devon in next month's South West Inter-Counties Championships.

The 15-year-old Plymouth sprinter, who attends Lipson Academy, reached the county standard qualification time for the 200m in the recent Devon County & Schools Championships, in which he won the Under-17s' 100m and 200m sprints....

Bugsy Malone at Plympton Academy this week

The musical Bugsy Malone comes to Plympton Academy this week.

More than 40 performing arts students are taking part and have been busy rehearsing for months. More students and teachers will be helping out backstage with the set and lighting. “It’s very exciting,” said Drama teacher, Chelsi Ludlow. “Everyone is working really hard to make this a fantastic production.” Set in 1929 New...

Bugsy Malone at Plympton Academy

Bugsy Malone is coming to the stage at Plympton Academy. The production runs from Wednesday March 22 to Saturday March 25. Tickets are available at main reception and cost £6 for adults and £4 for children. The show starts at 7pm.

Valentine day themed cake sale at Plympton Academy raises money for charity

A Valentine day themed cake sale at Plympton Academy has raised more than £70 for charity.

The event was the idea of 12 year old pupil Matthew Abbott who loved the thought of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

The cake sale was a team effort with Pastoral mentor, Michelle Keane, coming up with the Valentine day theme and teachers, Jim Strachan, Jo Pengelly and Sarah...

Former A level students return to Plympton Academy for presentation evening

The former class of 2014 A Level students returned to Plympton Academy recently to collect their A Level Certificates.

The evening, also attended by family and friends, was a great opportunity to catch up with school chums and teachers alike.

“It was good to hear the students' stories of how they are getting on at University and with apprenticeships, and that they are...

Exeter Deaf Academy drama students take enriched production on tour

Exeter Deaf Academy secondary students have been taking their enriched production of ‘A Little Man’s Holiday’ on tour to Exeter Library and the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. Their tour started earlier this month at Exeter Library and continues to The Barbican on Monday 17th October with a special performance for schools, including Longcause Community Special School and Eggbuckland Vale Primary...

Scholarship programme inspires students to achieve sporting excellence

The stars of the future are being offered the opportunity to achieve their sporting and academic goals thanks to a new programme launched by Plymouth University.

Through the Sporting Excellence programme, students who can demonstrate recent success and future potential in their chosen sport could be awarded one of four scholarships designed to enable recipients to put 100 per cent...

Marine Academy Plymouth's "A" Team

Another set of record-breaking A-Level results and their equivalents were celebrated by students at Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP) as they collected their exam results today.

MAP has seen a surge of 6th Form students completing A-levels and their equivalents this year. Last year, 31 students completed these exams; this year it’s a whopping 53 students. MAP saw 100 per cent pass rates in...

St George's to open as an academy for the new term

St George's Primary School in Plymouth will open as an academy for the new term in September, as part of the St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust, set up by the Diocese of Exeter’s Board of Education to support schools becoming academies.

Bishop Nick McKinnel said he was “delighted” to welcome St George’s into the Trust. “St George’s is committed to meeting the needs of all its...