Back to school: half of 11-18s in the South West are worried about the impact on their mental health

As schools, colleges and universities get ready to welcome back students, new data reveals almost half (45%) of 11-18-year-olds in the South West are worried that returning to education will impact their mental health. The survey commissioned by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, showed that many young people are harbouring concerns about returning to education, but only...

Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers.

The Government ordered schools across the country to close their doors a week early for Easter because of the coronavirus crisis but asked staff to remain open for the children of key workers such as NHS staff, care workers, delivery drivers...

Exeter school voted as Community Fund winner

Exeter’s Ladysmith Junior School has been voted as the latest winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on tools and building materials at RGB Exeter.

The school received the most votes following a public poll where it was up against Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society and the UK Wild Otter Trust in Umberleigh.

Ladysmith Junior School has...

Local schoolchildren help celebrate opening of Loretto Road and Foxhill play areas in Axminster

On Tuesday 28 January 2020 children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Axminster and councillors from East Devon District Council celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Foxhill and Loretto Road play areas.

A total of £157,000 worth of modern and exciting play equipment – chosen by local youngsters and funded by East Devon - has been installed by the council at these...

Work starts on £5.8m Plymouth primary school

Work on a bright and modern primary school serving a new community in Plymouth is beginning.

Persimmon Homes Cornwall is constructing a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art school as part of its Saltram Meadow development in Plymstock.

Contractors Halsall Construction are building the two-form entry school which will accommodate 420 pupils as Persimmon Homes continues...

Competitions call on Devon's schoolchildren to capture the countryside in pictures and words

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has launched its 2019 art and writing competitions for primary schoolchildren - calling on them to use their creativity to capture Devon's coast and countryside.

CPRE Devon's two children's competitions are a fun way to encourage outdoor learning and help youngsters engage with and enjoy the great outdoors. There...

Plymouth schools win games gold

Young Plymouth rowers became regional champions as they won the South West Rotary Youth Games Indoor Rowing Finals at Marjons University on Wednesday 18 April, but there was also plenty of medal success for Cornish and South Hams participants.

The combined team of Plymouth High School for Girls and Devonport High School for Boys took the overall title after a day of high intensity,...

Plymouth pupils gift hundreds of schoolbags to children receiving Mary’s Meals

Pupils at a Plymouth school have gifted more than 600 filled schoolbags to impoverished children in Malawi, with the help of charity Mary’s Meals.

Lipson Vale Primary School has been a supporter of Mary’s Meals since 2009 and became involved with its Backpack Project after a volunteer from the charity gave a talk to pupils and staff.

The UK-based charity provides a daily meal...

LTA and council aim to put Plymouth back on the tennis map

A school in Plymouth is joining forces with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Plymouth City Council to make sure future generations in the city get the chance to play tennis in the winter months thanks to a record level of grassroots investment into the game.

Hele’s School in Plympton runs an all-year round tennis programme for 250 of its students including sessions for young...

Plymouth College students celebrate outstanding GCSE results

An emotional day at Plymouth College, with students receiving their impressive results. Students have much to celebrate with 43% of all GCSE results graded at A* or A. Plymouth College has an enviable reputation for academic excellence, and this year’s performance consolidates that position.

The school is proud of all the achievements of all of its pupils.

Top performers this...