Schools & Colleges

Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College’s talented floristry students in Nantwich have qualified for the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florist for the fourth consecutive year.

The competition is held at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26) and is a national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

Reaseheath College student lands RHS bursary for Alcatraz trip

A Reaseheath College student in Nantwich is off to study at the historic Gardens of Alcatraz in California after winning a prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Roper bursary.

Jill Wood, a mother-of-four, has always been interested in plant science and gained a BSc Science degree with the Open University while at home looking after her children.

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing schools in Cheshire East could soon benefit from a share of more than £600,000 of Government funding.

Cheshire East Council has been awarded £638,452 to help boost primary and secondary schools in both the borough and neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester.

March 18, 2018 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Reaseheath College public lecture on Chester’s “Palm Oil City” bid

Reaseheath College public lecture on Chester’s “Palm Oil City” bid

A free public lecture at University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich will outline Chester Zoo’s bid to make Chester the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’.

It will be presented by Cat Barton, Chester Zoo’s field conservation manager.

More than 100 South Cheshire people screened for deadly heart condition

More than 100 South Cheshire people screened for deadly heart condition

More than 100 young people took part in a heart screening day at Cheshire College – South & West.

The screening was organised by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), and saw 104 people in total screened to spot potentially life-threatening cardiac abnormalities.

Malbank School to remember ex pupil 100 years after his World War One death

Malbank School to remember ex pupil 100 years after his World War One death

The family of a soldier killed in World War One will be at Malbank School in Nantwich for a moving memorial ceremony, 100 years after his death.

A War Memorial outside the school on Welsh Row details the death of Private Griffiths, who was a former Malbank pupil, during the Great War.

Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich to welcome newly born lambs into the world.

And Reaseheath’s sheep flock put on a spectacular show, with 10 ewes producing 24 lambs within hours of the opening of the lambing sheds.

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP for Crewe and Nantwich Laura Smith praised staff and students at the new Crewe UTC.

The first cohort of students are working hard at the new college where they use high tech facilities and equipment including the workshop, virtual reality engineering, mechatronics and the new Joseph Locke building.

Mark Palethorpe

94% gain first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East

More than 94% of applicants have secured first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, the authority has said.

It’s a rise of 0.5% on last year’s figure and nearly 11% better than the 2017 national average of 83.5%.

Reaseheath Zoo helps conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders

Reaseheath Zoo helps conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders

Reaseheath College’s zoo in Nantwich is helping to conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders.

Thirty tiny Desertas wolf spiderlings are being reared in the college’s terrestrial invertebrate room in Nantwich.

Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Grooming is a treat for any dog – but for Nantwich animal lover Ashleigh Rose it is a coping mechanism.

The 17-year-old, from Oakes Corner, Hatherton, grooms her Shih Tzu Gladys to calm her down when she’s upset.

Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event  in Nantwich

Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Highfields Academy hosted their first ever ‘Chinese New Year Fireworks’ event at their school on Cumberland Avenue in Nantwich.

Their annual late-October Bonfire Night display was carried over from 2017 due to extensive roofing work on the school premises.

February 16, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Young Brine Leas mathematicians scoop Keele Shield

Young Brine Leas mathematicians scoop Keele Shield

Young mathematicians from Brine Leas School in Nantwich are celebrating after winning the University of Keele Senior Maths Team Challenge.

The clever calculators scooped the Keele Shield for their successful performance.

February 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges