Bishop blesses improvements made at Waltham Church

Nine months after his last visit, Waltham Church was delighted to welcome back Bishop Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester, who blessed the renovations and the building for its future use.

Brooksby Melton Colleges Catering and Hospitality students with their awards PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College’s cookery students secure multiple award wins

January was an exciting month for many of Brooksby Melton College’s (BMC) Catering and Hospitality students, with a selection of catering award wins .

Martin Reason (right) introduces the programme to students PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Building Society sponsors money management scheme at Long Field Academy

The Melton Building Society is sponsoring a financial education programme for Year 7 and 8 students at Long Field Academy.

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Parents urged to protest with Melton schools set to be hit by big budget cuts

Swingeing proposed cuts in the annual budget of schools across the Melton borough has prompted calls for parents to fight them by protesting to MP Sir Alan Duncan.

Pupils with Jim Grevatte and Alex Wright PHOTO: Supplied

Schoolchildren’s poem to play at Wymondham mill

Children from Class 3 at Wymondham, St Peter’s Primary School have recorded a class poem as part of ‘The Living Mill’ project.

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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Scalford Playgroup celebrate their 'good' Ofsted report PHOTO: Supplied

Scalford Playgroup is ‘good’ says Ofsted

A playgroup at Scalford has been declared ‘good’ by standards watchdog Ofsted following an inspection.

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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Children have fun baking bread at Wymondham mill

Children from Wymondham, St Peter’s Primary School took part in a bread making workshop at Wymondham Windmill.

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Melton schoolgirl Lucy’s sponsored silence raises awareness of friend Sam’s diabetes

A local schoolgirl has raised a sum of £165.50 for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) by doing a 48-hour sponsored silence.

Welford at Wymondham St Peter's Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Leicester Tigers Welford’s been on the prowl in Melton Borough schools

Lucky schoolchildren from two Melton Borough primary schools got a real treat when Leicester Tigers mascot Welford paid them a special visit during lunchtimes.

Asfordby Captain's Close school pupils meet up with Tigers mascot Welford PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton borough schools tag rugby festival attracts ten teams

An impressive ten primary school teams took part in a tag rugby tournament held at Melton Rugby Club on Friday.

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Classic grub goes down a treat at St Francis Catholic Primary School governor’s ball

A successful bangers and mash ball held at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School has raised £800.

The girls show off their Wilton baking bags after taking part in the school bake-off challenge PHOTO: Supplied

Asfordby Captain’s Close School takes part in bake-off challenge

Pupils from Asfordby Captain’s Close Primary School took part in a county heat of a bake-off competition organised by The Discovery Schools Academy Trust (DSAT) which the school is part of.

Irene Parker with some of the pupils from Great Dalby Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Cherished Great Dalby Primary School teacher retires after 41 years

An admired teacher has closed the book on a career spanning more than four decades.

Children from both schools light up the church with their Christingle oranges PHOTO: Supplied

Wymondham and Croxton schools hold their own “special” church Christingle service

A Christingle service was held by Wymondham St Peter’s School and Croxton Kerrial School at St Peter’s Church in Wymondham.

Friends of Ab Kettleby School have organised a ladies pamper evening on Thursday, February 2 PHOTO: Supplied

Pamper evening to raise cash for Ab Kettleby School

A ladies pamper evening is being held at Ab Kettleby Primary School hall on Thursday, February 2 to help raise money for new IT equipment such as iPads.

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Book elf rewards St Francis’s schoolchildren for their efforts in English

A visit from one of Santa’s elves created quite a buzz for the children at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School towards the end of last term.

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