Schools & Colleges

Young pupils honoured in Nantwich Rotary arts and handwriting competition

Young pupils honoured in Nantwich Rotary arts and handwriting competition

Creative youngsters who entered the 10th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition were honoured at a prize-giving ceremony.

The winners and runners-up were presented with prizes by Laura Smith MP and Cheshire East Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran presented prizes at the Nantwich Museum.

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Nantwich children plan time capsule at site of new care home

Children from a primary school in Nantwich donned their hard hats to visit a care home building site – where they are planning to bury a time capsule!

Pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School visited the site of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Barony Road to get inspiration for artwork to place in the time capsule outside the home, which will be run by Sanctuary Care.

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

92% of Nantwich primary school applicants secure first preference, says Cheshire East

More than 92% of primary school applicants from Cheshire East have secured their first preference, says the authority.

Thousands of parents found out this week if they had secured their choice of primary school for youngsters starting in September.

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Nantwich students take part in Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

Students at Malbank School and Sixth Form College in Nantwich have taken part in a real life business challenge aimed at developing skills and raising aspirations of young people.

The Ryman National Enterprise Challenge staff worked with Year 9 students for a day developing their ideas and business acumen.

New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

New special free school for South Cheshire children to open in Crewe

A new special free school for South Cheshire children with social, emotional and mental health needs is to open in Crewe.

East Cheshire Youth Achievement Free School Trust, which runs Fermain Academy in Macclesfield, has been approved to open a 40-place special free school for children aged 4-16.

Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

Nantwich woman publishes book of stories based on her Paris life

A Nantwich woman now living in Paris has published her first book of short stories.

Former Nantwich and Acton Grammar School pupil Nicky Gentil has published “The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner”.

Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Wybunbury youngsters run fundraising scheme in memory of Lewis Crossley

Big-hearted pupils at Wybunbury Delves are running a fund-raising project in memory of their friend Lewis Crossley, who died of leukaemia last year.

Youngsters in Year 3 came up with the idea to honour Lewis, who bravely battled the disease before his tragic death.

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.