Developing the country’s future workforce

Youngsters from one Southampton primary school were given an insight into the world of work when they spent the day with a top construction firm. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Kanes Hill Primary, part of the Hinkler Academies Trust, were given a tour of Balfour Beatty’s city depot. And that wasn’t all. As part of the event, organised … Read More

Saving lives in a Heartbeatz

Children from a Southampton primary school received a powerful lesson in how to save lives thanks to an innovative new scheme. The youngsters at Kanes Hill Primary in Thornhill spent the day with the doctors and musicians behind the new charity called HeartBeatz UK. This Hampshire-based organisation combines the medical expertise of doctors and nurses from local hospitals with the … Read More

The green’s a stage for young Shakespearean players

Children from two Southampton primary schools made a sonnet and dance about Shakespeare in an outdoor performance of Hamlet. The youngsters of Kanes Hill and Hightown primary schools performed this most famous of plays on Hinkler Green to a packed audience. And thankfully the weather was very kind so there was no question of ‘to be or not to be.’ … Read More

Poetry in motion

Primary school children from Southampton have ‘sonnet’ to shout about after becoming published poets. Every child at Kanes Hill Primary, from the little four year-olds right up to the 11 year-olds, are published authors after their anthology of more than 400 poems was compiled into a book. Called ‘Once Upon a Dream’ the book is now on sale to parents … Read More