Kieran James

NCTJ trained. Previously Assistant Community Reporter for The News, Portsmouth. Sport and gig reviews are my passion.

Peter Symonds students look to the future

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Over 1,750 students from Peter Symonds attended the College’s annual Progression Fair recently, with more than 80 universities, businesses and organisations available to showcase a range of career and education opportunities post-18. A diverse range of exhibitors offered information and advice on degree courses, higher and degree apprenticeships, training, employment and practical information. A number…

Barton Peveril’s Award Winning Sailor

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Monique Vennis-Ozanne has won the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Regional Youth Sailor of the Year Award, during the annual RYA Dinghy Show in London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday 1st March 2020. Vennis-Ozanne, who formerly attended Crofton School, was presented the award by Team GB Sailing’s Olympic Gold Medallist Hannah…

Barton Peveril’s National Netballer

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Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Grace Wood has been selected for the Association of Colleges (AoC) English National Netball Squad. Wood, who formerly attended Wildern School, competed against hundreds of other students for her place in the 20-person squad. Grace Wood, who plays club netball for Swan Netball Club in Eastleigh and for Team…

Barton Peveril Acting Students Direct Their Own Play


Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Performing Arts (Acting) students performed a moving rendition of Love and Information, by Caryl Churchill, on 12th and 13th February 2020. The first year students performed to crowded audiences of friends, family, and local residents in the College’s Rose Theatre. Love and Information is split into seven parts, with multiple…

Children’s hospital therapy dog in running for top Crufts award


A therapy dog and his handler who support young patients at Southampton Children’s Hospital are in the running for a prestigious award at this year’s Crufts event. Eight-year-old golden retriever Leo and owner Lyndsey Uglow are shortlisted in the Friends for Life competition in the children’s champion category with the winner to be decided by…

Dog Wash huge success at Itchen Valley Country Park

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A recently installed dog wash facility in a popular Hampshire country park has proved a huge hit with local pooches. Since October 2019 over 1,150 dog washes have been enjoyed at Itchen Valley Country Park, West End. Itchen Valley Country Park installed a dog wash machine near their Woodland Café in October last year. Since then, dog owners…

Barton Peveril Netball Team Place Third in Regional Competition


Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Netball First Team placed third in the National Schools Regional Netball Competition on Saturday 25th January 2020. The Barton Peveril Team faced an elite set of opponents, placing third out of 14 high-level teams from across the South. Barton Peveril was one of the only Sixth Form Colleges participating in…