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South Cheshire students open country’s first college vehicle parts store

South Cheshire students open country’s first college vehicle parts store

Students at Cheshire College – South & West’s motor vehicle department are in the driving seat after achieving a UK first.

They have teamed up with CES UK to open the country’s first college-based motor vehicle parts store at its Crewe campus.

February 5, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Bald hens wrap up warm thanks to Reaseheath College students

Bald hens wrap up warm thanks to Reaseheath College students

Bald hens are feeling clucky this winter – thanks to woolly jumpers knitted by warm-hearted Nantwich students.

The 12 hens are among the latest additions to Reaseheath College’s mini zoo.

Nantwich singer Sinead finishes fifth in UK Open Mic competition

Nantwich singer Sinead finishes fifth in UK Open Mic competition

Young Nantwich singing sensation Sinead D’Abreu-Hayling finished an amazing fifth place in the grand final of the UK Open Mic competition.

The 17-year-old former Brine Leas and Pear Tree Primary pupil won through to the grand final after stunning judges with her classical music voice.

January 23, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich teenager to compete in Open Mic UK grand final

Nantwich teenager to compete in Open Mic UK grand final

Nantwich singing sensation Sinead D’Abreu-Hayling has made it through to the national finals of the UK Open Mic competition.

The 17-year-old former Brine Leas and Pear Tree Primary pupil has won through to the grand final after stunning judges with her classical music voice.

January 15, 2018 2 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Celebrity chefs cook up storm for Crewe and Nantwich college students

Celebrity chefs cook up storm for Crewe and Nantwich college students

Two celebrity chefs popped in to Cheshire College South & West’s award-winning restaurant, The Academy, to run special masterclasses for students.

Luke Thomas and Damien Wager tickled the tastebuds of budding chefs with demonstrations in street food and pastry at the Crewe campus.

January 8, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Apprentices scoop honours at Reaseheath College awards ceremony

Apprentices scoop honours at Reaseheath College awards ceremony

A head girl at a dressage and livery yard and a dairy herd manager took the top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony in Nantwich which honoured apprentices.

Laura Gunnell, 18, who works for Juwel Equestrian in Winsford, was crowned Level 2 Apprentice of the Year.

Nantwich pupils’ pigs win top prizes at livestock show

Nantwich pupils’ pigs win top prizes at livestock show

Nantwich pupils studying agriculture at Reaseheath College, selected pigs which went on to take top prizes at a premier livestock show.

Year 10 pupils, aged between 14 and 15, chose six Large White x Landrace pigs for entry into the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society’s Winter Fair.

New name ‘Cheshire College – South and West’ unveiled

New name ‘Cheshire College – South and West’ unveiled

‘Cheshire College – South and West’ has been announced as the new name for South Cheshire College/West Cheshire College.

The college, which has campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, has unveiled a new brand identity to its students and staff.

December 19, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges
Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Brine Leas performers earn £1,000 towards Venice trip

Brine Leas performers earn £1,000 towards Venice trip

Christmas has come early to friends in a Nantwich school choir and band after receiving a £1,000 donation towards their trip to Venice.

The money, donated by The County Group, means Brine Leas School Choir and its Concert Band, can look forward to a trip of a lifetime next summer.

December 13, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich student wins £1,000 University of Worcester scholarship

Nantwich student wins £1,000 University of Worcester scholarship

A student from Nantwich has earned a £1,000 scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in his university studies.

Joshua Ollier was presented with the scholarship by the University of Worcester’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green, at a special ceremony.

December 11, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Reaseheath College food team names new centre after colleague

Reaseheath College food team names new centre after colleague

Reaseheath College’s Food Industry department has honoured a former colleague by dedicating a technical centre to him.

Derek Allen, who died last year, was the Nantwich college’s commercial senior technologist and had worked at Reaseheath since 2008.

December 8, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges