Hats off to leaving students
July 24, 2017

Hats off to leaving students


Primary schools in Bournemouth and Poole gave their departing Year 6s a send-off to remember. Three Ambitions Academies Trust primary schools – Manorside, King’s Park and Queen’s Park – held graduation ceremonies for the 10 and 11 year-olds who are leaving for secondary school. Complete with mortar boards and gowns, dozens of children across the three schools were presented with … Read More

Wheels turn for Wessex Heartbeat
July 23, 2017

Wheels turn for Wessex Heartbeat


Fundraisers are being urged to saddle up for a charity bike ride through the scenic Hampshire and Wiltshire countryside in aid of heart patients. Families, keen amateur riders and a team from event sponsor Trimline are among those set to join in The Heartbeat Cycle Ride on Sunday September 10. Proceeds from the event – including picturesque 40 and 70 … Read More

Grease is the word
July 21, 2017

Grease is the word


Talented performance arts students gave audiences lots of summer loving with their lightning version of hit musical Grease. Eighty students from Bournemouth’s LeAF Studio were involved in the show as performers, production team and stage crew. They performed to absolutely devoted audiences who packed out The Layard Theatre in Canford Magna for the two-night performance. And the powerful vocal and … Read More

Wonderful wizard of a show
July 20, 2017

Wonderful wizard of a show


Students at a Poole secondary school ended term on a high with their wicked production of a Wizard of Oz. From Year 7 right up to Year 10, talented teenagers from St Aldhelm’s Academy all played their part on putting on a show to remember. There were 33 students in the cast and even more helping out with lighting, stage … Read More

Avonbourne is ‘good’ across the board
July 20, 2017

Avonbourne is ‘good’ across the board


Staff and students at Avonbourne Trust are celebrating after all its academies were judged ‘Good’ across the board. Avonbourne College, Avonbourne Sixth Form and Avonwood Primary have all been declared ‘Good’ schools following an Ofsted inspection last month. This follows a Good judgement for the Trust’s other academy, Harewood College, which was inspected in 2015. CEO of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie … Read More

DiaryZapp makes appy kids
July 19, 2017

DiaryZapp makes appy kids


An enterprising 10-year-old whose sister was struggling with literacy has developed a social media app for children. Noah Dance came up with the idea of DiaryZapp after little sis Ella, seven, was asked by her school to keep a diary last summer. He thought the task would be more fun if it could be done digitally – and now his … Read More

Bournemouth school lifts off with solicitors
July 18, 2017

Bournemouth school lifts off with solicitors


High flyers from Bournemouth School for Girls are set for lift off with legal eagles from Lester Aldridge

Bere Regis CC are team of the month
July 18, 2017

Bere Regis CC are team of the month


ere Regis Cricket Club first eleven won the Dorset Funeral Plan Team of the Month award for June after four wins and taking 76 points from a possible 80. The team are leading Division One and the month of June saw them defeat two rivals for the top spot; Cattistock and Christchurch.

Calm kids are relaxed and happy kids
July 18, 2017

Calm kids are relaxed and happy kids


A new after school club is teaching Wimborne school children special techniques to stay relaxed and be even happier. Called ‘Relax Kids’, the sessions are held at St John’s First School, which is part of Wimborne Academy Trust, and is helping to build children’s confidence and self-esteem. It centres on looking after a young person’s mind as well as their … Read More

Parley Golf Centre’s inaugural club championship
July 18, 2017

Parley Golf Centre’s inaugural club championship


The inaugural Parley Golf Centre club championship held on the new course saw dozens take on the 36-hole challenge. Stuart Freeman was the overall ‘scratch’ winner and became the first club champion; he was also runner-up in the handicap event.