Schools & Colleges

Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Labour councillors have offered to support Crewe and Nantwich school headteachers in the fight to secure adequate equipment for home learning during lockdown.

They have created a Facebook Group “Lockdown Laptops for Home Learning in Crewe & Nantwich”, asking local residents to donate unused or unwanted laptops and tablets directly to schools to be distributed to children who require them.

January 13, 2021
Nantwich heads praise community response to volunteer plea

Nantwich heads praise community response to volunteer plea

Nantwich headteachers have praised the response of the community after appealing for help to deliver mass Covid testing of pupils on site.

David Cole, head of Brine Leas Academy, and John Harrison at Malbank have been working over Christmas to plan for the testing after the Government announced new return dates and mass testing requirements.

January 4, 2021
Cheshire East Council and schools adapt to latest Government return plans

Cheshire East Council and schools adapt to latest Government return plans

Cheshire East Council says it is helping schools and colleges to put arrangements in place for the return of pupils to school in the New Year.

It follows latest Government guidance issued yesterday, which will see many students not back in the classroom until January 18.

December 31, 2020
Reaseheath College donates record collection to Nantwich Foodbank

Reaseheath College donates record collection to Nantwich Foodbank

Generous students and staff from Reaseheath College in Nantwich have donated a record collection of food and Christmas treats to help people in need in their local community.

All departments were involved in amassing more than 50 boxes and bags of in-date, non perishable food and household items which have now been delivered to Nantwich Foodbank.

December 29, 2020
Nantwich pupils send “Hearts to Homes” to care home residents

Nantwich pupils send “Hearts to Homes” to care home residents

Children and staff across Nantwich Educational Partnership (NEP) sent some festive cheer to care home residents by sending out “Hearts to Homes”.

Pupils posted out Christmas cards and good wishes to help support people living under tight Covid restrictions this Christmas.

December 28, 2020
Reaseheath student project hailed by British Horse Society

Reaseheath student project hailed by British Horse Society

A project by Reaseheath College equine students in Nantwich to identify safe off road routes for horse riders has been recognised with a British Horse Society (BHS) national award.

The students plotted more than 300 bridleways or footpaths with bridleway rights in Staffordshire which could be lost if not officially re-recorded on new maps by 2026.

December 28, 2020
Cheshire College students provide 300 hampers for families in need

Cheshire College students provide 300 hampers for families in need

Cheshire College students have joined forces with businesses to support local learners and their families over the Christmas break.

They have pulled together more than 300 hampers full of essential food items and toiletries.

December 22, 2020
Millfields Primary School children go green fingered to create garden

Millfields Primary School children go green fingered to create garden

Green-fingered primary school pupils in Nantwich have created a vegetable garden thanks to a £1,250 grant.

Year 6 youngsters at Millfields Primary have worked their site manager Mr Cornes to create the garden.

December 20, 2020
Nantwich headteachers appeal for help to deliver mass Covid testing

Nantwich headteachers appeal for help to deliver mass Covid testing

Headteachers in Nantwich are appealing for volunteers to help them carry out mass Covid testing when secondary schools return in January after the Christmas break.

Brine Leas and Malbank heads David Cole and John Harrison today contacted all parents to launch the appeal.

December 18, 2020
Nantwich headteacher hits out at Government plans over staggered January return

Nantwich headteacher hits out at Government plans over staggered January return

A Nantwich headteacher has hit out at Government announcements to “stagger” the return of secondary schools in January. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the plans today – on the day schools break up for a two-week Christmas holiday. Mr Williamson said secondary schools and colleges will “operate a staggered return, offering all non-exam year groups full-time remote education, as close[Read More…]

December 17, 2020
Reaseheath students in Nantwich help others with monthly deeds

Reaseheath students in Nantwich help others with monthly deeds

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich have been carrying out good deeds as part of their “Classroom Kindness” Challenge.

The Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management students have written postcards for care home residents, celebrated the role of animals in war, and took part in a virtual global tea party.

November 28, 2020
Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Youth parliament representatives for Cheshire East have called for more decision-making power when it comes to mental health support in schools.

Ruben Barrow, 15, from Crewe, and Millie Oldroyd, 16, from Middlewich, made the plea following the online “Taboo” conference, which aimed to highlight the mental health challenges faced by young people.

November 27, 2020
Young Wistaston singer Cathy Jain releases new single

Young Wistaston singer Cathy Jain releases new single

Brine Leas student Cathy Jain has released her new single ‘Green Screen’.

The talented 16-year-old from Wistaston wrote the single from her bedroom, and the alt-pop song explores an imagined reality and desire to feel something.

November 25, 2020