Packed memorial service for former Melton school teacher

More than 100 family members and friends attended a thanksgiving service at Hose for Rita Alice Pearson, who has died aged 87.

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Hundreds ready to brave The Belvoir Challenge this weekend

It is likely to be very muddy, cold and wet on Saturday morning but hundreds of competitors will still have a great time splashing their way around the undulating countryside in this year’s edition of The Belvoir Challenge.

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Brooksby Melton College students taste success in national chef competition programme

A dozen catering and hospitality students from Brooksby Melton College (BMC) have secured multiple award wins at a national chef competition programme for the second year running.

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Melton school completes Ofsted improvement from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’

Staff and pupils at a Melton school are celebrating today (Monday) after an Ofsted report said it was now ‘good’ after previous inspections rated it as ‘inadequate’ and then ‘requiring improvement’.

Olympian Joanne Jackson tests pupils fitness at Queniborough Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Olympic swimmer Joanne Jackson visits schools near Melton to encourage sport participation

British Olympic swimming medallist Joanne Jackson has visited two primary schools near Melton to encourage physical activity and inspire the next sporting stars.

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Desperate appeal to keep popular Melton youth club going

A Melton youth club which is attended by more than 60 youngsters aged from eight to 17 has called on parents to help attract the funding which will keep it going.

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

Asfordby pupils on song at Young Voices concert

Children from a primary school in the Melton borough enjoyed a recent trip to the FlyDSA Arena to take part in the world’s largest school choir concert, joining thousands of others to perform for a packed audience.

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Head teacher Rosalind Hopkins (right) with assistant head and autism lead, Amy Dunstan, at Birch Wood Area Special School at Melton EMN-180602-172658001

Melton school leads the way in educating autistic children

Staff at a Melton school are leading the way in the way children diagnosed with autism are educated and supported.

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Melton parents get their say on possible changes to school term and holiday dates

Parents in the Melton borough are being asked when they would prefer school term and holiday dates to be.

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Brooksby Melton College student set to blossom at Chelsea Flower Show

A twenty-seven-year-old student attending Brooksby Melton College is debuting a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, with her garden design company, Thrift Landscapes.

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Melton pupils focus on dangers of the internet

Special classroom activities and an award-winning play are to be used to teach Melton primary school pupils how to use the internet safely.

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The cast (from left to right): Sam Jones, Gallagher Plowman, Lydia Freeman, Tom Wrath, Shannon Evans, Indiana Gutteridge, Joe Roper, Caitlin Edens, Ellie Hampson, Max Scotland and Julia Wosztyl PHOTO: Supplied

Talented students at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre star in funky musical

Stars in the making at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre (MV16) managed to pull off an extraordinary performance of Boogie Nights ‘The 70s’ Musical.’

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Thieves steal diesel from school buses at Melton business park

Thieves steal diesel from school buses at Melton business park

School transport for Melton pupils was put in jeopardy after thieves stole hundreds of litres of fuel from vehicles at a bus park.

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Asfordby school kids get to name council gritter

A contest to name one of Leicestershire Country Council’s new gritters has been won by pupils from Asfordby Hill Primary School.

Children at Swallowdale Primary School are excited at the prospect of getting a comfy reading space PHOTO: Tim Williams

Get on board and help Melton’s Swallowdale Primary School convert bus into comfy reading space

Tickets please! Pupils at Swallowdale Primary School in Melton will soon be queuing up to get on a bus for a journey into the world of books and reading.

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Melton’s John Ferneley College presents Footloose

A cast and crew of 90 students are set to tread the boards in John Ferneley College’s musical drama Footlose.

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The overall champions of last year's Young Writer competition - Brownlow pupil Izabella Roberts receives the winners shield from Rotarian Maggie Saunders and head teacher Damien Turrell PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Rotary clubs want creative children to enter youth competitions

Creative children from the Melton borough are invited to enter the first phase of four youth competitions this spring.

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Dance teaching company in Syston for primary schools supporting children’s hospice charity

A company which provides resources, teacher training, PPA cover and dance events to primary schools across Charnwood and the Melton borough has decided to support a children’s hospice charity this year.

Sabrina Tate, Melton Mowbray Lions president presents a cheque for �250 to Julie Hopkins, head teacher of Waltham on the Wolds Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Lions donate £250 to Waltham Primary School to help pay for outdoor stage

A cheque for £250 was presented to Julie Hopkins, head teacher of Waltham on the Wolds Primary School by Sabrina Tate, Melton Mowbray Lions Club president.

Year 12 students from Ratcliffe College - Hebe Jackson, Sarah Astill, Molly Edwards and Olivia Delargy PHOTO: Supplied

Ratcliffe College wins two debating competitions in French

Ratcliffe College has been successful in two language debating competitions.

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