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.

Gazing at the animals PHOTO: Supplied

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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Colourful Easter bonnets adorn Tilton on the Hill’s Tiddlywinks Pre-school’s show

Colourful bonnets were paraded by the children at Tiddlywinks Pre-school’s Easter celebrations.


Nine out of 10 children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Nine of 10 children in Leicestershire have secured a place at their first choice primary school.

Pupils at Brownlow Primary School in Melton celebrate the school's 'good' Ofsetd rating with headteacher Damien Turrell (left) and deputy head Steve Nash EMN-170704-121210001

Latest Ofsted report revealed for Melton primary school

Pupils and parents at a Melton primary are celebrating after an inspector gave it a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Pupils at Sherard School in Melton form a human ribbon for World Autism Awareness Week EMN-170304-143005001

Melton schoolchildren form spectacular ribbon to raise awareness about Autism

All 320 pupils at Sherard School, in Melton, formed a spectacular ‘human chain’ to mark World Austism Awareness Week.

Bill Lord allows full-time staff to have an extra day off each year and part-time staff, a morning (BBC Look North)

Lincolnshire headteacher gives ‘duvet days’ for staff in effort to look after teachers

Teachers at a primary school in Lincolnshire are being offered a “duvet day” by the headteacher in an effort to hire and retain staff.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Red Nose Day was a fantastic success and a lot of fun at John Ferneley College. Fundraising participation included a non-uniform day, cake sale, lip sync battle and throwing sponges at teachers in the stocks. A total of �1,213 was raised to be split between Comic Relief and Hope against Cancer PHOTO: Supplied

Schools join in the Red Nose Day fun for Comic Relief

Melton Borough Schools and some tasty cakes have helped Comic Relief raise more than £71million so far.

Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Brooksby Melton College's hair and beauty students at The Amwell PHOTO: Supplied

Melton care home supports college’s hair and beauty students

A brand new luxury care home in Melton is giving local students vital work experience opportunities to help them complete their college courses.

Head teacher Matthew Lee celebrates with members of the School Council PHOTO: Tim Williams

Stathern Primary School ranked in top one per cent for reading, writing and mathematics skills

Stathern Primary School’s 2016 key stage two assessments in reading, writing and mathematics have received ministerial recognition.


Pupils at St Francis Catholic Primary School turn into bookworms for national reading challenge

St Francis Catholic Primary School has competed against other schools around the UK in the Ten Million Minutes Reading Challenge.

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