Schools & Colleges

Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

Norovirus bug forces Brine Leas school in Nantwich to close

The norovirus winter sickness bug is sweeping through a Nantwich school, forcing it to close.

Brine Leas Academy headteacher David Cole made the rare decision to shut the school tomorrow (December 13) after consulting with health chiefs.

December 12, 2019
Cheshire College – South & West rated “Good” by Ofsted

Cheshire College – South & West rated “Good” by Ofsted

Cheshire College – South & West has been rated “Good” in its latest Ofsted inspection.

It was the first full inspection since South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College merged in March 2017.

December 10, 2019
Nantwich school pupils top of class in hospice fundraiser

Nantwich school pupils top of class in hospice fundraiser

Children at a Nantwich school proved a runaway success when it came to fundraising for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

More than 200 youngsters from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School donned red noses and reindeer antlers to launch 2019’s Rudolph Run fundraising campaign for the Winsford-based facility.

December 5, 2019
Reaseheath College apprentice scoops bronze in WorldSkills UK final

Reaseheath College apprentice scoops bronze in WorldSkills UK final

Reaseheath College apprentice butcher Jason Edwards has proved a cut above the rest by winning a bronze medal at the WorldSkills UK national finals.

December 4, 2019
Reaseheath students’ healthy future after earning Bronze Self Care Award

Reaseheath students’ healthy future after earning Bronze Self Care Award

Nearly 200 residential students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich are looking forward to a healthier future after the college became the first in Cheshire to achieve its Bronze Self Care Award.

The award is part of a programme by NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to spread the benefits of self care in local communities.

November 30, 2019
Wrenbury community project wins NHS silver self care award

Wrenbury community project wins NHS silver self care award

A Wrenbury community project “Immunisation and why we have it” has won an NHS Silver Self Care Award.

It was a partnership between Wrenbury Primary School, Wrenbury Medical Practice and Wrenbury Nursing Home.

November 21, 2019
Reaseheath graduates celebrated at Chester Cathedral ceremony

Reaseheath graduates celebrated at Chester Cathedral ceremony

Successful graduates from University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich have celebrated academic success at a graduation ceremony in Chester Cathedral.

University Centre Reaseheath is a strategic alliance partner with the University of Chester and both education institutions shared a graduation ceremony in the historic building.

November 20, 2019
Tots raise Children in Need funds at Nantwich nursery

Tots raise Children in Need funds at Nantwich nursery

Funds are being totted up after a first class effort for Children in Need at Little Crickets pre-school in Nantwich.

For a donation, play pals wore spotty clothes and brought their teddies.

November 19, 2019
Cheshire Wildlife Trust calls for one-hour daily nature boost for children

Cheshire Wildlife Trust calls for one-hour daily nature boost for children

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is calling for every child to have a daily one-hour nature boost.

The conservation charity’s call follows a report into the impact experiencing nature has on children.

November 16, 2019
Nantwich pupils tuck in to World Food Day with Reaseheath College

Nantwich pupils tuck in to World Food Day with Reaseheath College

Malbank school pupils put their classroom lessons into context during a programme to celebrate World Food Day at Reaseheath College.

Fifteen Year 9 and Year 10 pupils studying sustainability and environmental issues as part of their GCSE in Food Technology, enjoyed making their own soup in the college’s Food Centre.

November 1, 2019
Parents angry after Animal Aid talk in Nantwich school

Parents angry after Animal Aid talk in Nantwich school

Parents blasted what they labelled Animal Aid “anti-farming propaganda” delivered to young pupils at a Nantwich school.

They say year 8 youngsters at Brine Leas were handed leaflets which “misinformed” children about farming methods in a bid to turn them against eating meat.

October 29, 2019
School Alliance initiative across South Cheshire set for November 4

School Alliance initiative across South Cheshire set for November 4

Staff from 14 schools across South Cheshire are taking part in new initiative aimed at improving development of teachers in Cheshire East.

The Chimney House Teaching School Alliance is staging an intensive day of training on November 4.

October 28, 2019
Reaseheath students’ insect home receives Royal seal of approval

Reaseheath students’ insect home receives Royal seal of approval

Animal Management students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have received royal approval after they built a palatial home for insects.

The students modelled “Bug’ingham Palace” on the Queen’s London residence and built it from packing cases, wood offcuts, chicken wire, branches and foliage from native trees.

October 23, 2019