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Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

Christine raises £4,500 for local schools

Christine Milton, licensee of the Kings Arms , on Fore Street in Salcombe, is celebrating running the incredible distance between Lands’ End and John O’Groats this week, while also raising £4,500 for charity. Christine ran an average of 22km a day to complete the 1,744km (1083miles) challenge in just 79 days, 12 days quicker than she had planned.

Christine’s fundraising efforts will...

School funding top concern for leaders in Devon

At a roundtable last night, in which school leaders from across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay met to discuss the top concerns in education with local MPs, a poll of attendees revealed that the vast majority were most concerned about school funding – followed by mental health in schools.

The event, which took place via Zoom, was chaired by local Exmouth primary school head teacher Dr...

Parents encouraged to allow their children to be tested for COVID-19 at school

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging parents to give their consent to allow their children to be tested for coronavirus at school.

“The first step in the government’s roadmap starts next week with all students returning to schools and colleges,” he said.

“Students are going to be asked to take a lateral flow test twice a week, and while it’s not...

Over 7,200 laptops and tablets for disadvantaged students across Devon

Pupils across Devon have benefitted from more than 7,200 laptops and tablets to date, as the government hits an important milestone in its roll-out of devices to support disadvantaged young people.

More than 1 million devices have now been delivered to schools and local authorities across England as part of a £400million investment that will support schools and young people for years...

Headteacher Lee Sargeant with students from All Saints Academy

All Saints Academy joins the Ted Wragg Trust

All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth has become the latest school to join the Ted Wragg Trust.

It is the third Plymouth school to join the Trust, which was formed with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience and to improve life chances for all children. The addition of All Saints Academy will strengthen the opportunities and partnerships across the Trust and...

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The End of Lost Property: SW schools set to throw away almost 5 million lost items this year

Schools throughout the South West run the risk of throwing away 4.8 million lost items during the current school year1 as the lost property box can no longer operate in the same way due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This means 1.6 million items may go to waste across the region this side of Christmas, accounting for five percent of the 90 million estimated to be thrown away across the...

Three Devon schools to make more space for social distancing during school run

Three schools across Devon County Council will be making more space outside their gates at pick up and drop off time as pupils return this term.

The School Streets schemes will restrict motor traffic at specific times to make more space for social distancing during the school run.

The schemes are being delivered by the schools and Devon County Council in partnership with...

Stagecoach SW partner up with local councils to provide school and college children with buses

Stagecoach South West have partnered with local councils to introduce specific school and college buses from the start of term across their South West network.

With students returning to schools and colleges from early September, many parents will be anxious to ensure their children can continue to travel to school and college safely. As well as upping cleaning measures and...

All the world’s a digital stage for Plymouth schools taking part in innovative ‘With Flying Colours’ community arts project

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, it brought the curtain down early on the first year of a three-year play-making project that is bringing arts opportunities to schools in areas of Plymouth with traditionally low cultural engagement.

But, thanks to a ‘digital stage’ created on a new website, the children’s work will reach appreciative audiences for years to come.

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