Hair today – gone tomorrow

When Emma Denton was just five years-old she took the selfless decision to cut off her long auburn hair so another little girl in need could have a real wig. It’s taken nearly two years for her hair to grow back to its original length but rather than enjoy her long locks the generous Merley First School pupil has decided … Read More

Building block for success

The New Year got off to a fantastic start for one Bournemouth secondary school with the opening of a new maths block. Oak Academy now has a dedicated building in which to nurture the mathematical skills of its students. The two-floor building has eight classrooms, study areas and new equipment, including laptops for its sixth form students. Principal, Richard Burgas, … Read More

Skills focus for Young Chamber students

A trailblazing project is set to cast fresh light on the business world for sixth form students at Gillingham School. The school has linked up with the Dextra Group – one of the largest employers in Dorset – for the pioneering Young Chamber Programme. Lighting and luminaire specialist Dextra has sponsored Gillingham School’s membership of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce … Read More

Five-star academy celebrates jobs accolade

It’s already been dubbed the most enterprising academy in the country and now Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Trust has been awarded five stars for preparing young people for work. Avonbourne has become the first  in Dorset to be awarded the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole (BDP) Employment and Education Charter to add to its many other entrepreneurial accolades. The Trust – which is … Read More