SCHOOL NEWS: Westover Green School to open new 14-place autism centre

SCHOOL NEWS: Westover Green School to open new 14-place autism centre

Posted: 31st December 2017
THREE new school autism centres are to open in 2018 thanks to more than £2m of investment from Somerset County Council. Westover Green Community School in Bridgwater is set to open its new, 14-place facility in January after a £700,000 investment. Later in the year a similar base is due to be completed at Holway Park School, Taunton, along with an extended and…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Robert Blake students know how to mind their language

SCHOOL NEWS: Robert Blake students know how to mind their language

Posted: 24th December 2017
  BRIDGWATER students have starred across the UK with award-winning language skills. Students at Robert Blake Science College won an incredibly competitive Language Perfect championship - competing with tens of thousands of students across Britain. Year Eight student Liam Lovell-Gibbs, 13, carried off a Gold Medal - one of only a small percentage of students in Britain…

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SCHOOL NEWS: French Club is tres magnifique

SCHOOL NEWS: French Club is tres magnifique

Posted: 24th December 2017
A NEW lunchtime French Club for Bridgwater students has been extremely popular. Robert Blake Science College students are meeting up to learn even more about French in addition to their normal lessons. The school has many students from across the world and places a huge emphasis on visiting overseas to enrich learning. The club is one of dozens of extra-curricular…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Christmas cheer for care home residents

SCHOOL NEWS: Christmas cheer for care home residents

Posted: 20th December 2017
COMMUNITY-MINDED Bridgwater students have brought Christmas cheer to care home residents with a blast of festive carols and songs. Students from all year groups at Chilton Trinity School visited the Casa Di Lusso care home in Bridgwater to sing seasonal favourites such as including Last Christmas, Jingle Bells, Oh Holy Night and Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. Big hearted…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Young children delight care home residents

SCHOOL NEWS: Young children delight care home residents

Posted: 20th December 2017
BRIDGWATER children took their musical festive production - A Wriggly Nativity - to residents of a local nursing home. Children at Northgate Primary School went to Avalon Nursing Home nearby to sing a collection of songs from the play. They also sung some traditional Christmas songs such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bells…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Knockout success with Team GB Olympic boxing coach

SCHOOL NEWS: Knockout success with Team GB Olympic boxing coach

Posted: 20th December 2017
BRIDGWATER students certainly packed a punch when they had a visit by a Great Britain Olympic boxing coach. Lee Pullen, currently on a career break from EDF Energy, took time out from training 2020 Olympic podium hopefuls to visit the town and coach 80 students from the Robert Blake Science College. The visit, made possible by Hinkley Point B power station, was part of…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Nativity bless at Bridgwater Academy

SCHOOL NEWS: Nativity bless at Bridgwater Academy

Posted: 16th December 2017
FOUNDATION stage children at the Bridgwater Academy have wowed audiences with their traditional Nativity play in the run-up to Christmas. Photographer Jeff Searle, of Bridgwater Press, was on hand to take some pictures of the cast.   PHOTOS: Jeff Searle.

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SCHOOL NEWS: Festive banquet fun at Forest School

SCHOOL NEWS: Festive banquet fun at Forest School

Posted: 16th December 2017
CHILDREN at Bridgwater Academy have worked hard in the run-up to the festive season to produce a Christmas Banquet Display with a difference. Pupils from the reception, Year One and Year Two classes used their outdoor Forest School classroom sessions to make the display by learning new skills such as weaving to make placemats, finger-knitting to make bunting, and papier…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Robert Blake students coin in festive cash for charity

SCHOOL NEWS: Robert Blake students coin in festive cash for charity

Posted: 1st December 2017
CHRISTMAS fun has come early to hundreds of Bridgwater students, parents and the community with an annual school fair raising more than £1,300 for charities. Robert Blake Science College students enjoyed huge amounts of festive cheer and festive fun with their annual Christmas Fair - raising more than £1,300 for charities including Children in need, Children’s Hospice…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Popular teacher to retire after 30 years of teaching

SCHOOL NEWS: Popular teacher to retire after 30 years of teaching

Posted: 1st December 2017
A WELL-KNOWN Bridgwater teacher and Iron Man triathlon hero has announced he is to retire following a 30-year career in the teaching profession. Chilton Trinity School teacher Mal Adams, 67, will retire this term after 30 years teaching and after huge success in the world of triathlon. The inspirational teacher finished 26th in the world representing Great Britain in a…

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