Celebrating the school staff who go the extra mile

TV historian Dan Snow helped celebrate the recent past successes of a Hampshire education trust. The well-known academic, who lives in the New Forest, helped to say thank you to the dedicated staff across the Trust who go the extra mile every day to inspire hundreds of children in Southampton and on the Waterside. Dan was the special guest of … Read More

Ferry Christmas!

Youngsters from a Southampton primary school caused a wave of joy by bringing festive cheer to ferry passengers. The Year 6 pupils from Kanes Hill Primary, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, boarded a Red Funnel ferry to Cowes to sing well-known Christmas hits. While entertaining passengers on the hour-long journey they also raised funds for their school choir’s performance in … Read More

School calls for urgent road safety measures

A Southampton school has called for urgent road safety measures after three accidents in two months – with the most recent happening today. Kanes Hill Primary, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, is calling for intervention from the local authority after one of its pupil and a pre-school youngster were both recently involved in accidents. And their call became even more … Read More

Children put their art into remembrance

Children from across four Hampshire schools came together to create moving pieces of art to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The event was organised by Inspire Learning Partnership for its four schools – Blackfield Primary and Fawley Infant on the Waterside and Hightown and Kanes Hill primary schools in Southampton. Dozens of pupils … Read More

Marvellous new app for school parents

A Southampton primary school is able to show its parents how marvellous their children are at a click of button. Kanes Hill Primary, part of the Inspire Learning Partnership, has launched a new ‘Marvellous Me’ app to tell mums, dads and carers about their child’s school day. And this 21st century method of communication has already proved really popular with … Read More

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