Schools & Colleges

Malbank School to remember ex pupil 100 years after his World War One death

Malbank School to remember ex pupil 100 years after his World War One death

The family of a soldier killed in World War One will be at Malbank School in Nantwich for a moving memorial ceremony, 100 years after his death.

A War Memorial outside the school on Welsh Row details the death of Private Griffiths, who was a former Malbank pupil, during the Great War.

Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds brave winter chill to enjoy Reaseheath’s newborn lambs

Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich to welcome newly born lambs into the world.

And Reaseheath’s sheep flock put on a spectacular show, with 10 ewes producing 24 lambs within hours of the opening of the lambing sheds.

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP for Crewe and Nantwich Laura Smith praised staff and students at the new Crewe UTC.

The first cohort of students are working hard at the new college where they use high tech facilities and equipment including the workshop, virtual reality engineering, mechatronics and the new Joseph Locke building.

Mark Palethorpe

94% gain first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East

More than 94% of applicants have secured first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, the authority has said.

It’s a rise of 0.5% on last year’s figure and nearly 11% better than the 2017 national average of 83.5%.

Reaseheath Zoo helps conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders

Reaseheath Zoo helps conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders

Reaseheath College’s zoo in Nantwich is helping to conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders.

Thirty tiny Desertas wolf spiderlings are being reared in the college’s terrestrial invertebrate room in Nantwich.

Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Dog which helped Nantwich teen battle depression nominated in Crufts award

Grooming is a treat for any dog – but for Nantwich animal lover Ashleigh Rose it is a coping mechanism.

The 17-year-old, from Oakes Corner, Hatherton, grooms her Shih Tzu Gladys to calm her down when she’s upset.

Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event  in Nantwich

Highfields Academy hosts Chinese New Year Fireworks event in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Highfields Academy hosted their first ever ‘Chinese New Year Fireworks’ event at their school on Cumberland Avenue in Nantwich.

Their annual late-October Bonfire Night display was carried over from 2017 due to extensive roofing work on the school premises.

February 16, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Young Brine Leas mathematicians scoop Keele Shield

Young Brine Leas mathematicians scoop Keele Shield

Young mathematicians from Brine Leas School in Nantwich are celebrating after winning the University of Keele Senior Maths Team Challenge.

The clever calculators scooped the Keele Shield for their successful performance.

February 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Schools & Colleges
Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Council Tax is set to rise by 5.99% this April – a higher increase than was proposed by Cheshire East Council just three months ago.

The authority’s Cabinet approved the move yesterday, claiming it is needed to “protect frontline services”.

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