Fundraising was hair-raising

From spiky Mohicans to heads donned with cakes, youngsters at one Dorset school rose to the challenge when they were invited to come in with wacky hair. Merley First School, near Wimborne, staged a ‘mad hair’ day as a creative way of raising funds to improve the school playground. Staff and students swapped sensible pony tails and short back and … Read More

Party fit for a Queen

Youngsters at a Wimborne first school came together for a special tea party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The children at St John’s First School wanted to mark this momentous occasion and so planned a birthday party that will long be remembered. Joined by families and friends they all gathered together on the school field to enjoy a very … Read More

Get set go – Team GB sprinter inspires school children

Team GB sprinter Gareth Hopkins put Wimborne school children through their paces as part of an Olympics-inspired event. With Rio 2016 just around the corner, Gareth was invited to St John’s First School to talk to the children about his journey in athletics and to inspire them into pursuing their own passions. The 100m and 200m specialist was at the … Read More

Hats off to Easter

In their Easter bonnets, with all the frills upon them, these children were the grandest on parade. Just like the famous Irving Berlin song, the children of Witchampton turned out in their finest home-made bonnets for their annual Easter parade. For many years Witchampton First School – one of the smallest in East Dorset – has welcomed Easter by parading … Read More