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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Bishop Martyn visits Queniborough School to bless stained glass windows

The Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester, joined pupils and teachers at Queniborough Primary School for collective worship.

Pupils from Asfordby Captain's Close Primary School perform in the Young Voices concert PHOTO: Supplied

Asfordby voices sing in national concert

Thirty one passionate singers from Asfordby Captain’s Close Primary School have taken part in Young Voices, singing with over five thousand other children and guest singer Tabby Callaghan.

St Peter's School's eco team joined forces with parents to get their hands dirty and plant 50 trees PHOTO: Supplied

Wymondham St Peter’s School’s eco team plant up mixed woodland area to attract wildlife

Children and parent helpers at St Peter’s Primary School, Wymondham, have picked up their spades to plant 50 different trees which were gifted to them from the Woodland Trust.

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Melton student to swap Tigers for Orangutans

Melton student Josh Davies is auctioning off a signed Leicester Tigers jersey to help him fulfil his ambition of becoming a vet.

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Christmas tree delivery from Barnstone cement plant brightens up school hall

A school hall has been lit through December thanks to a generous donation of a Christmas tree from Tarmac’s Cement Works in Barnstone.

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Children from some of the Melton Borough’s primary schools learn to cook healthy food with Mars

Mars Food staff from the national office in Waltham have been cooking up a storm, teaching 300 schoolchildren all about good nutrition and how to cook a healthy meal through the Ben’s Beginners event in December.

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Tiddlywinks Pre-School tots at Tilton on the Hill star in Christmas nativity

Shepherds, angels and kings were just some of the stars in the Tiddlywinks Pre-School nativity.

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Parents’ tributes to tragic Ed

The parents of 20-year-old Ed Farmer, who died following a night out with university friends, have paid an emotional tribute to a young man who had ‘a great sense of humour and a big smile’.

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Melton’s John Ferneley College gives presents to those in need at Christmas

John Ferneley College has been busy giving donations to three different Melton charities this Christmas.

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Tilton student believed to have died after night of heavy drinking

Tributes have been paid to a Tilton student who is believed to have died following a night of heavy drinking with friends.

'Christmas Counts' was the title of Thrussington Primary School's Nativitiy PHOTO: Supplied

Can you spot your little angel in school nativities from across the Melton Borough?

Stars, angels, shepherds and camels were among the characters in some of this year’s school Christmas performances.

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Brooskby Melton College hosts special day for budding dancers

Budding young dancers from Melton and Rutland are invited to attend a special day-long programme of workshops designed to help them hone their skills.

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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NSPCC’s visit to Wymondham School teaches children valuable lessons

The following report was written by George, Fin and Marly-Jay - pupils at St Peter’s Primary School Primary School Wymondham following a visit by a representative of the NSPCC.

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Wymondham School’s festive woollies bring in cash for charity

St Peter’s School in Wymondham invited their pupils to come to school wearing their best Christmas jumpers on Tuesday.

MV16 elves Reece Bishop and Shannon Riley deliver their hampers to Christine Clayton and Francina Christmas PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton Vale Post 16 Centre’s students deliver some festive cheer to users of Gloucester House

As part of their Christmas activities this year at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre, staff and students decided to do something to give back to the local community.

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Brooksby College retains its ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Inspectors have retained Brooksby Melton College’s ‘good’ rating in their latest Ofsted report there.

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Filmmaking contest success for Brooksby Melton College students

Last week, Enter the Pitch judges Luke Walton and Jackie Shepherd visited Brooksby Melton College (BMC) to deliver individual competition feedback and a filmmaking masterclass to BA digital film production students.

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Melton-based firm SAQ helps Sherard improve fitness

A group of children from Sherard Primary School have successfully completed the SAQ Fundamental Movement Award level 1.

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