Asfordby school to lead the way in pioneering Shakespeare project

Asfordby Captain’s Close Primary School in Asfordby, near Melton, is one of 10 schools nationwide to be selected as a ‘lead’ school as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) national Associate Schools programme.

Christine Stansfield, head teacher of John Ferneley College and new chief executive of Mowbray Education Trust EMN-170616-170927001

New education trust chief aims for the top

A woman who has taken over responsibility for thousands of schoolchildren across the Melton borough has outlined her vision for their future education.

Luke Parkin with his certificate for winning senior Rotary designer of the year PHOTO: Supplied

Designers of the future put their talents to the test in the Melton Rotary Young Designer Competition

A contest for young entrepreneurs and inventors to showcase their design ideas and skills was again hosted at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16).

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Buckminster School farm re-opened at fete after revamp by the community

A productive school farm has been re-opened for use by schoolchildren at an annual village summer fete.

The children get acquainted with Blythe, a three-year-old Golden Retriever PHOTO: Supplied

Year 6 at St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham lap up teachings from canine charity

A representative from a charity which trains assistance dogs visited pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Wymondham, to talk to them about how they help change people’s lives for the better.

St Francis Catholic Primary School's pupils' celebrate after the school received a 'good' Ofsted rating PHOTO: Supplied

St Francis Catholic Primary School in Melton pleased with ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Staff, governors, pupils and parents at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School are celebrating a successful Ofsted result.

Ratcliffe College's triumphant next generation of scientists - Oliver Hunt, Nigel Denham, Annie Rose Reddin and Marley Totton PHOTO: Supplied

Ratcliffe College science students are top of the class in chemistry challenge

Dynamic Year 8 science pupils at Ratcliffe College successfully took part in and won the prestigious Salters’ Festival of Chemistry hosted by Leicester University.

Izabella receives her trophy, medal and certificates from Maggie Saunders and Brownlow headteacher Damien Turrell PHOTO: Supplied

Brownlow pupil Izabella triumphs again in Melton Rotary Young Writer Competition

Brownlow Primary School pupil Izabella Roberts has won the Rotary Young Writer Competition for the second year running.

Chris Robinson, who has stepped down as chief executive of Mowbray Education Trust, after a 27-year career in Melton education EMN-170606-130607001

End of an era as Melton schools’ chief steps down

It’s the end of an era for education in Melton.

John Ferneley College headteacher Christine Stansfield EMN-170206-164521001

School warning issued after two men approach pupil in Melton

Parents have been advised by a Melton school to ensure their children walk home in pairs after two suspicious men approached a girl in the town.

Patrick Rendall chair of governors), head teacher Liz Moore, Aiden Selby (site foreman from Derwent Valley Construction) and Shari Setayesh (director at YMD Boon) at the 'topping out' ceremony for Thrussington Primary School's ?700,000 extension. 

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Village school to double in size with £700k extension

Pupils, staff and governors attended a ‘topping out’ ceremony for a £700,000 extension which will double the size of their village and allow an extra 30 children to be taught there.

John Ferneley student Jess Seddon, the colleges Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme manager Danny OBrien and Melton Sports owner Michael Cooke with the expedition tents PHOTO: Supplied

Melton’s community donations boost John Ferneley College pupil’s Duke of Edinburgh quest

A Melton charity and town businesses have teamed up with John Ferneley College to help its pupils take part in the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award scheme.

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Youngsters at Hickling Pastures Pea Pod Day Nursery celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day

Pea Pod Day Nursery children at Hickling Pastures swapped books for nature last Thursday.

Covered in mud: Little Stars staff at the finish line of the Race for Life course at Prestwold Hall PHOTO: Supplied

Melton’s Little Stars nursery staff take part in Race for Life

Motivated staff from a Melton nursery were put through their paces recently, when they participated in the Race for Life.

John signs one of his books PHOTO: Supplied

Children’s author visits Melton’s John Ferneley College

Melton’s John Ferneley College students welcomed children’s author John Townsend to the campus recently to inspire them to read for pleasure and improve their literacy skills.

Hairdressing students from Brooksby Melton College, Michelle Barrett and Lauren Coy, help tutor Jo Sloan with her charity hair-cutting effort EMN-171205-121812001

Cancer survivor has hair cut off again for charity

A cancer survivor who lost all her hair during chemotherapy treatment eight years ago has had most of it cut off again for charity.


Staff welcome ‘good’ Ofsted rating for village primary school

Staff at a village primary school have welcomed news that an Ofsted inspector has retained its ‘good’ rating from the last inspection five years ago.

New defibrillators are unveiled at Asfordby Hill Primary School by head teacher Tracy McConnell cuts the ribbon with Ben Ryrie from EMAS and pupils from the school council EMN-170205-114211001

Asfordby Hill pupils provide life-saving defibrillators for community

Life-saving defibrillators have been provided at Asfordby Hill following an impressive fundraising effort by school children which raised thousands of pounds.

Ab Kettleby Primary School head teacher Ian Toon celebrates with pupils after the school received a 'good' Ofsted rating EMN-170428-122659001

Staff and pupils celebrate ‘good’ Ofsted report for village school

Staff and pupils at a village school are celebrating after an Ofsted inspector give it a ‘good’ rating.

Thomas Rhodes, who has died aged 19 EMN-170418-091625001

Family’s tribute to a ‘lovely boy’ who died tragically at 19

A Melton family are coming to terms with the tragic loss of a son and brother who died during his first year at university.

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