Category: Education

Crescent pupils raise hedgehog awareness

Crescent Primary School pupils have been presented with awards by the Mayor for the best posters in a hedgehog awareness poster competition. “Is your garden Hog Happy?” is an Itchen Valley Country Park campaign to support Hedgehog Street, the national partnership between the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and People’s Trust for Endangered Species to support…

Barton Peveril’s Oxford Essayist

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Emma Fleeman has won an essay writing competition run by the University of Oxford’s Merton College. Emma’s essay was one of just 15 selected from a large pool of entries from students around the country. The competition asked Year 12 students to write a 1000 word Law essay, in…

Barton Peveril’s Inaugural Art Competition proves to be a success

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have successfully run their inaugural Art Competition, for Hampshire’s school pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. A large number of pupils entered the competition, with entries by pupils from 17 of the county’s schools.  For the competition, which will now run annually, pupils were required to submit a photo…

Shakespeare Junior School tackles air pollution

Pupils at Shakespeare Junior School in Eastleigh reclaimed the street outside their school during an afternoon of traditional games, chalk drawing and plenty of cycling and scooting in an attempt to cut back on air pollution – the first school in Hampshire. The road closure was the first of its kind in Hampshire, though the initiative…

Barton Peveril Perform Legally Blonde at The Berry

  Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Performing Arts students performed Legally Blonde: The Musical, across three nights at The Berry Theatre. The students’ production took place on 4th, 5th and 6th July to large audiences of friends, family, local residents and pupils from across Hampshire’s schools. This production was planned and performed by students across…

Barton Peveril Director Writes Children’s Book

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College’s Director of Maths and Computer Science, Kyle Evans, has written and published his first Children’s book. The book, titled Here Come the Numbers, is a fun rhyming book for children and adults about square numbers, negative numbers, prime numbers and other number-related topics. Author Kyle Evans, who worked with Illustrator…

Local school celebrate top 20 group nursery award

Staff and children at Sherborne House Pre-Reception are celebrating after winning a national award for the second year running. The Nursery’s owners, Bellevue Education, has been named among the leading nursery groups in the country, after receiving a Top 20 award from the leading nursery reviews site daynurseries.co.uk for the second year running. The group…

MP Mims and Google visit Shamblehurst Primary

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies and Google paid a visit to Shamblehurst Primary School to hlp youngsters about onlne safety as part of Google’s Be internet Legends programme. Be Internet Legends is an educational programme aimed at 7 – 11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world – through online platforms, teaching…

Barton Peveril win independent learning award

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have won a Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Award for Independent Learning, during an award ceremony held at The University of Nottingham on Wednesday 13th June. The College was recognised on a national level for enabling students of all abilities to work independently, both inside and outside of the classroom.…

Peter Symonds Young Enterprise company Tees and Coffee praised

A group of business minded students from Peter Symonds College are celebrating reaching the South East Regional Finals of the Young Enterprise Company of the Year awards. Tees and Coffee, the business set up and managed by a team of six students taking part in the Young Enterprise scheme at the College, was previously awarded…

Barton Peveril Students Experience Digital Detox

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College have successfully trialled a new initiative that lets students experience a ‘Digital Detox’ once a month, in one of the College’s cafes. In exchange for not using their phones and devices, instead talking directly to their peers, students received a free piece of cake and a hot drink. After the…

MP helps students plant trees in Eastleigh schools visit

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has visited Wildern School and both sites of Crestwood Community School in Eastleigh to complete her tree planting tour as part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy Project.  Having recently kicked off the tour at Hamble Primary school, the MP said she was ‘delighted’ to offer the same opportunity to older students…

Peter Symonds students profit from hands-on business experience

A group of students studying business at Peter Symonds College had some real life experience running their own companies – complete with an entrepreneurial investor. Students on the Level 2 Business course took part in the #enRich50 challenge to set up and run a mini company from a loan of £50. Students formed companies and…

Barton Peveril’s 200 First Aiders

200 Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students have completed their First Aid at Work course, as part of the College’s Q-XTRA programme. The course qualifies them for three years, providing them with all the skills to deliver life-saving First Aid. The students study a range of subjects at Barton Peveril, selecting the course as part…

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…