Category: Education

Record year for Peter Symonds Sports Teams

Students from a variety of sports teams at Peter Symonds College are celebrating an impressive range of achievements in the Association of Colleges (AoC) National Sporting Championships and Cup Finals. Fifty-eight students from Symonds competed at the Association of Colleges National Sporting Championships in Nottingham, the largest team representing the South East, competing in eleven…

Barton Peveril’s Therapy Dog

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have begun bringing in a Therapy Dog to help students with their mental health. The Therapy Dog’s first week falls during the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week, 13th – 19th May 2019, and is one way the College’s Health and Wellbeing Team are supporting students in the build…

University staff back industrial action

Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action following a ballot of members of the University and College Union (UCU). The UCU say the University has written to them to say it wanted to get rid of 55 posts – around 10% of the workforce, citing increased costs in pensions as…

Barton Peveril Students Help South East to Victory

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students helped the South East Region’s Colleges win the Wilkinson Sword in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport Championship, held at the University of Nottingham on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019. The Barton Peveril students represented colleges in the South East at Table Tennis and Rugby, competing amongst…

New primary school for Boorley Park

Boorley Park Primary School is a go! Local parents will soon have more choices for schools.Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds has agreed for the Government to partner with Wildern Academy Trust in funding the new primary school.  Local MP, Mims Davies has welcomed this confirmation. She said “Making sure that we have enough…

Barton Peveril Introduce Chinese Course

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College will offer a Chinese Mandarin course, from September 2019. The course is officially certified by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) and is based on the HSK, the standardised Chinese language proficiency test for Chinese language learners around the world. The course, which students can study alongside their…

Solent Uni sports complex marks completion

Building work has now completed on Solent University’s new £28million sports complex. To mark the latest milestone, key representatives, including contactors Morgan Sindall Construction, joined the University this week to officially handover the keys to the Solent Sports Complex, and celebrate the end of building work. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin says: “As a University, it…

Eastleigh College staff win catering award

  Eastleigh College’s Hospitality and Catering department were recently awarded the Chairman’s Shield at the Craft Guild of Chefs Honours and Awards. The prestigious event, which took place at the Victory Services Club in London, recognised the exceptional commitment and outstanding contributions from its members over the past 12 months, with all of the winners nominated…

Barton Peveril Celebrate Pride

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted its annual Pride, celebrating diversity and inclusion amongst its student community. Students planned and organised the event, which featured games, a glitter and face paint stand, live music, and a Bake Sale raising money for Breakout Youth – a local LGBTQ+ support charity for teenagers in Hampshire and the…

Students raise £3,000 at Mayors Charity Dinner

After being approached directly by the Eastleigh Mayor’s office, Eastleigh College Events Management students worked in collaboration with its Hospitality and Catering learners to deliver a successful gala dinner for the Mayors Appeal. The evening, which was hosted at The Botley Park Hotel, saw over 100 guests gather in order to raise money for the…

Barton Peveril Perform for the National Theatre

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students have taken part in National Theatre Connections 2019. Second year Performing Arts: Acting students performed Chaos, a play written by Laura Lomas and commissioned especially for the Connections showcase, twice in the College’s Rose Theatre and then in Bognor Regis’ Alexandra Theatre. National Theatre Connections sees students from throughout…

Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End. As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating. Work…

Barton Peveril are FA People’s Cup South East Winners

The team representing Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in the FA People’s Cup are regional champions and will now compete in the final at England’s training ground, St George’s Park, in April. The team won the South East Regional, held at Royal Holloway University on Monday 25th March, beating teams from throughout the region. The…