Category: Schools

Everest adventurer meets Romsey pupils

Youngsters in Romsey got the chance to meet a real-life adventurer when James Ketchell visited The Romsey School to inspire pupils with tales of his Everest exploits. James, from Hampshire, is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador. He’s the only person in the world to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited…

Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in ‘broad…

Community sports club wins ‘Clubmark’ award

Eastleigh Multi Sports Club were awarded ‘Clubmark’ status on Friday 9 March, which was presented by Mims Davies MP. Clubmark is the universally recognised club accreditation scheme which requires clubs to demonstrate high levels of welfare, equity, coaching and management within a community sports club. Mims Davies MP presented the club with their certificate during the clubs Friday night football…

Barton Boxer Taylor Bevan is National Champ

  Barton Peveril sports student Taylor Bevan has won the 2018 English Amateur Boxing Championship (64 kilo). He defeated three top class opponents including a GB silver medallist and a former national champion at the event in Doncaster. The 17 year old started boxing five years ago and was inspired to start in the sport…

Barton Peveril closed tomorrow due to snow

Barton Peveril College have emailed students and parents to say they will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. The college says this due to a Met Office  amber weather warning for the region predicting snow and ice which they rate  as ‘likely’ and as ‘high impact’. The Eastleigh college says the majority of students get…

Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

Children at Stoke Park Infant School in Eastleigh are enjoying the first phase of a new ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’, thanks to a donation from house builder Linden Homes. The donation of £500 was gifted to Stoke Park Infant Association, which has been fundraising for the project. The creation of the ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’ will promote…

Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats Road…

‘Please help us before someone is killed’

A Chandler’s Ford mum who says she fears for the safety of her visually impaired children is calling on Hampshire County Council to introduce traffic calming measures outside Toynbee School saying “please help us before someone is killed.” The dramatic plea came as friends and neighbours of Suzy Woolford, who lives on the Oakmount Park…

MP backs local baseball drive

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has backed a local baseball team’s drive to get more people into the sport. The Southampton Mustangs are the current reigning National baseball champions but they train in Eastleigh and the borough is home to many of their players. Every Sunday afternoon the first team – as well as beginners and…

“Teen Queen” Cathy Cassidy visits Thornden

Best-selling teen author Cathy Cassidy paid a visit to an Eastleigh school this Thursday to promote two of her new books. She spoke to a group of pupils at Thornden School about her new books Fortune Cookie and Looking Glass Girl, alongside providing literary advice and inspiration to any budding young writers. Twice winner of…

Patriotic student makes climb for Help for Heroes

His current focus is on A-level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old biology, chemistry and maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he leaves…

Bursledon pupils cook and eat

Twenty pupils and their parents at Bursledon Infant School have completed their first Cook and Eat course. The Cook and Eat initiative has been organised by Eastleigh Borough Council in partnership with Hampshire County Council’s catering service (HC3S) and support from Hampshire County Council. Every Wednesday after school for six weeks parents and pupils learn…

Thornden pupils raise £7,500 for Canine Partners

Pupils from Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford have raised an impressive £7,500 for Canine Partners – an organisation that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities. The cash has enabled the charity to purchase golden retriever Heskey and put him through the early stages of his training to become a canine partner and change the life…