Category: Schools

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…

Wyvern College in emergency closure

    Wyvern College in Fair Oak has closed today following a ‘major’ gas leak on the site. The school has posted the following statement on their website: Emergency Closure Emergency Closure of Wyvern Friday 6th December There is currently a major gas leak on the Wyvern site and we have had to take the…

Fryern mums fund Haiyan shelters

  A group of Chandler’s Ford mums have raised over six hundred pounds to help out victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The mums, who  have children at local schools, held a cake and toy sale with proceeds going to Shelter Box, a disaster relief charity which provides victims with a boxed survival kit. Parents and children…

Berrywood pupil rescues Southampton Airport Fire Service

A Berrywood School pupil went to the rescue of Southampton Airport Fire Service after they put out a call for a new health and safety training badge. Nine year old Alex Miller from the school in Hedge End designed the badge as part of a Hampshire-wide competition for school pupils organised by the Airport Fire…

Solar scheme sets precedent

Eastleigh Borough Council has just switched on a solar PV scheme at Wildern School in Hedge End By obtaining approval for a solar PV scheme to be installed at the school, from the Secretary of State for Education, the Council have set a precedent that they hope other Academy schools will follow. Approval was required because…

Prize winner opens Nobel building

Eminent biochemist and Nobel Prize winner, Sir Tim Hunt, has officially opened the new Nobel Building, future home to the Psychology, Maths and Computer Science departments at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. The new Nobel building is part of a £4.2 million investment at Barton Peveril, adding 17 new classrooms to the existing facilities on the campus. It…