Schools & Colleges

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this month

Worm charmers from around the globe will descend on Willaston Primary Academy near Nantwich later this month for the annual World Worm Charming Championships.

The quirky competition is known around the world and hundreds are expected to compete for the Best Worm Charmer trophy.

Cheshire College – South & West launches Microsoft Academy

Cheshire College – South & West launches Microsoft Academy

Employers, staff and industry professionals attended the launch of Cheshire College – South & West’s risual Microsoft Academy.

The initiative will provide Microsoft accredited digital training for learners and local employers to equip them with skills and knowledge for the workplace.

School staff to tackle National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

School staff to tackle National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Nantwich Foodbank

Big-hearted staff and friends of a school in Crewe will be attempting the National 3 Peaks Challenge this month in aid of Nantwich Foodbank.

The team from Adelaide School will attempt to complete the challenge on June 29-30.

Duke of York honours Brine Leas School students with iDEA bronze awards

Duke of York honours Brine Leas School students with iDEA bronze awards

Brine Leas pupils in Nantwich were given a Royal seal of approval for their efforts in the Duke of York’s iDEA scheme.

For the Duke himself flew in to the Audlem Road school to present bronze certificates to around 50 students completing the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award.

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Floristry students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich proved they are among the nation’s best by winning bronze in the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florists with a display inspired by the Royal wedding.

The students, competing at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, were challenged to create a floral arch for a Spring wedding just days after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

Elle’s Stars girls raise more than £1,200 at Nantwich Duathlon event

A group of Brine Leas girls called Elle’s Stars, have raised more than £1,200 from their exploits in the Nantwich Duathlon.

Competing in memory of their friend Elle Morris, who died earlier this year, they completed the Kids FUN Duathlon at Barony Park in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Brine Leas students team up for Cheshire Duathlon in Elle’s memory

Six Brine Leas School students are taking part in the Cheshire Duathlon in Nantwich in memory of their friend Elle Morris.

Millie, Isla, Grace, Jess, Mia, Hannah and Libby have been collecting as many sponsors as possible in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust before Saturday’s race.

Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

Nantwich pupils to be Harry and Meghan for Royal Wedding event

A Nantwich school is to stage its own Royal Wedding celebration – with their very own Harry and Meghan!

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley are polishing their shoes, dusting down their best hats and choosing their smartest wedding attire in readiness for the wedding of the year.

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival in Nantwich on Sunday, making it the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

The action-packed festival, held on the college’s Nantwich campus, offered hundreds of fun activities and displays for record breaking crowds in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

Rescued puppies nursed by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich

These adorable rescued puppies have been in good hands after students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich nursed them back to health.

The 11-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier x American bulldogs have had their first training lessons from undergraduates on the college’s Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training.

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.