School parents are full of coffee beans

A Dorset middle school welcomed parents of its new Year 5 students to a special coffee morning and to see how well their children are settling in. More than 50 parents joined the event at Lockyer’s Middle School, which also raised £280 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The mums and dads got to enjoy coffee, tea and cake laid on by … Read More

Setting the benchmark for recycling plastic

  Children, parents and teachers from one Dorset school are setting the benchmark when it comes to recycling plastic. The whole Colehill First school community are rallying together to create their very own ‘eco bricks’ from plastic, which will eventually be made into a new friendship bench for the school field. But before the bench can be made the school … Read More

School farm visit was a mooving experience

Children and staff from a Dorset school enjoyed a day out mucking in on a local farm. One of Dorset’s smallest schools, Witchampton CE First School, took every single member of staff and every pupil to enjoy a day out at Launceston Farm, Tarrant Launceston. The event, which gave the youngsters a real insight into the countryside and environment, was … Read More

Lockyer’s Middle School joins Wimborne Academy Trust

A shared vision of putting children at the heart of everything they do has seen two Dorset education establishments join forces. Lockyer’s Middle School in Corfe Mullen is the newest member of Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), which now has nine schools, including four middle schools, in east Dorset. Altogether WAT has 2,900 pupils aged four to 13 and 450 teaching … Read More

School is flying the flag for the environment

A Poole school is flying the flag for the environment after receiving international recognition for its green credentials. Merley First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has been awarded the Eco School Green Flag, which is now proudly hoisted on its grounds. The Flag is recognised across the world and Merley is only just one of 1,200 schools in the … Read More

London school children enjoy capital day out in Dorset

London school children swapped life in the Big Smoke for capital days out on the Jurassic Coast and the Dorset countryside. More than 40 children from Colville Primary School in Notting Hill said goodbye to the bright lights of the Portobello Road for the white sands of Studland and the tranquillity of the River Stour when they spent two days … Read More

A grand day out as grandparents go back to school

  A Dorset school welcomed more than 100 grandparents for a special afternoon of thanks and celebration. St John’s CE First School in Wimborne held its annual ‘grandparents’ day’ as a show of appreciation to the very important role these men and women play in their pupils’ lives. For their visit, the nans and grandpas were given a guided tour … Read More

Record attempt is no flash in the pan

When it came to attempting to break a world record the youngsters and staff at one Dorset school proved they were no flash in the pan. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Colehill, Wimborne bid to smash the record for the most people dressed up as a Flash superhero. The current record stands at 250 and initial figures show that … Read More

WAT a friendly rivalry at multi-skills festival

Three schools from Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) came together to compete in a special multi-skills festival. Year 1 youngsters from Colehill First School and St John’s CE First School travelled to Hayeswood First School for a dose of healthy sporting rivalry. The 90 youngsters began the day with a fun warm-up before they were set five challenges to complete. First … Read More

Don’t get trapped in the web

A Dorset school is dedicating a whole week to raising e-safety awareness among its children and parents. Colehill First School kicked off its special week with a coding and e-safety workshop for parents and carers. The Wimborne Academy Trust school hosted the two hour event in which the adults could observe their children using coding to create simple web programmes. … Read More