Category: Schools

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…

Good results at Barton Peveril…

Five years of consistently high A-level results are being celebrated by students and staff at Barton Peveril  today, where the percentage of students achieving top grades continues to rise. The Class of 2013 matched last year’s 98.3% A* to E pass rate and 78% achieved A*to C grades with 15% of students achieving an A-star…

Helpline ready for A-level results day

Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be on-hand from 8am on Thursday 15 August (A level results day) to provide valuable careers information and advice to students and their parents across the UK who receive higher or lower A level results than expected, and who don’t know what to do next. Delivered by…

Percy’s Heroism Draws New Interest

Almost a century after the event, one of Eastleigh’s heroes is capturing the imagination again. Eastleigh News has received an appeal for information, sadly not from within Eastleigh but from Somerset, about Percy Norwood. The appeal reads; I wonder whether any of your readers can help with information about Percy Norwood, a native of Eastleigh…

Big Night For Student Witches

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College took student amateur dramatics to a completely new level this evening, raising the standard with one of the most spellbinding performances that the Nuffield Theatre has ever hosted. The opening night of Barton Peveril’s production of The Witches of Eastwick, which was also one of the first amateur productions of this…

Barton Brainboxes meet Braniac Boffin…

In a very quiet shed, somewhere within the Barton Peveril College campus, well away from the Art Show, well away from the ongoing preparations, anticipation and excitement (n.b. a gross understatement, so we’re led to believe..!)  for The Witches of Eastwick, some engineering students are also celebrating success. Four Engineering Education Scheme students from Barton Peveril…

Art Show at Barton Peveril

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College was very busy this evening, with a private, invitation-only viewing of the college’s Art Show. The show features art work created by the foundation course students and is further supported by a selection of work from Barton Peveril’s talented sixth formers. The college’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one…

Eastleigh Junior PCSO’s turn Shakespeare to Sherlock

  Shakespeare Junior School students have been given a unique insight into the work of Police Community Support Officer’s (PCSO’s), after completing 5 weeks of basic training led by Eastleigh’s PCSO Sam Izzard from the Central Safer Neighbourhoods Team.   The scheme is the first to run in central Eastleigh and so was quickly over…

Students tackle The Witches of Eastwick

Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh is currently a hive of activity, with rehearsals well underway for what is going to be one of the first UK amateur productions of the musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick. Drama Students from Barton Peveril will be playing all of the roles in a production of  The Witches of…

Charlotte’s Amphitheatre Exhibited

A Barton Peveril student’s painting of a Roman amphitheatre in the South of France is reaching a worldwide audience via a virtual exhibition on the Royal Academy website. 17 year-old Charlotte Carr’s art work is currently being exhibited via the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Online, which features the work of talented A level Students across the UK and runs…

Joel Builds Website for Velvet

A college student from Eastleigh has developed a new website for the local bus company, Velvet Bus. Having studied the original Velvet Bus website, 17-year-old Joel Kidd from Barton Peveril College thought it could be improved and sent some design proposals to Velvet Bus, a speculative email which arrived at exactly the right time. Managing…