Category: Schools

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…

Wellstead Primary School set to ‘Park and Stride’

The Mayor of Eastleigh, Councillor Tony Noyce joined pupils of Wellstead Primary School in Hedge End to celebrate the launch of a new “Park and Stride” route to school from the newly constructed Dowd’s Farm community car park. Park and Stride is an Eastleigh Borough Council initiative that aims to encourage parents and children who…

Fair Oak 2k fun runners raise a grand

Children from Fair Oak Junior School, who ran in the B&Q 2k Fun Run, present a cheque for £1,000 to Gloria Hill charity manager at Wave 105’s Cash for Kids. The money was raised by the children that took part in the event, as well as the race organisers, and was then split between three…

Barton Peveril students celebrate exam success

Ten thousand students studying at Hampshire’s colleges and sixth forms are celebrating their exam success following the release of this year’s results for A-level examinations and vocational qualifications. According to Hampshire County Council provisional results reported so far by the colleges, school sixth forms and training providers indicate that the post-16 students have been successful…

Stoke Park kids bury time treasure

Local children have spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule in the grounds of a new retirement village and care home being built in Bishopstoke. Pupils from Stoke Park Junior School collated magazines, photographs, letters and toys to capture the essence of modern life, which were buried alongside documents relating to…

Book Fun with Jeremy

The fun side of education was on show in Eastleigh and Hedge End today, as renowned children’s author Jeremy Strong visited two schools in the Borough, presenting his Laugh your Socks off  show to some very excited children, their teachers and an Eastleigh News Reporter…. Following a successful morning at Crescent Primary School in Eastleigh, Jeremy Strong…

Holocaust Survivor visits Barton Peveril

Following their trip to  Auschwitz-Birkenau last Autumn, as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lessons from Auschwitz project, Barton Peveril Students Jess Asbury and Jade Bone invited Holocaust survivor Walter Kammerling to speak to fellow history students at the College. Eastleigh’s MP, Mike Thornton, who had accompanied the students on their trip to the former Nazi Death…

‘Beach Scene’ impresses Education Secretary

A stunning piece of artwork by an 18 year old  Barton Peveril student has caught the eye of The Secretary of State for Education, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP. Emily Singleton’s first oil painting, entitled ‘Beach Scene’, was selected for an Association of Colleges Fine Art Exhibition at the House of Commons. The Association of Colleges received hundreds…

Fashion Students Exhibited at Olympia

A Barton Pevil student has finished runner-up in the National Fashion Textiles Competition and has also been shortlisted for the Batsford Prize.  Fiona Ward’s “Junky styled creation with Mexican military influences” impressed  judges at the National Fashion Textiles Competition and her success in that competition was announced at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, held at Olympia…

Barton Student gets Pennsylvania Scholarship

Barton Peveril student, Christina Webber, will be studying in the USA this autumn, after being awarded a scholarship place at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Christina (18) was one of 150 UK students given a taste of undergraduate life in America during the summer holidays by education charity, The Sutton Trust.  As their website explains;…

Maths inspires Student to ask Mum to knit scarf

A Barton Peveril student has been inspired to explore the connection between Maths and everyday life, by a scarf worn by the presenter at a Maths Inspiration event. Maths Inspiration is one of the largest maths enrichment programmes for teenagers in the UK. It is a chance for Year 11s and sixth formers to experience…