Apprentice heartbreak for former Brooksby Melton College student

Former Brooksby Melton College student Elizabeth McKenna last night (Wednesday) suffered the heartbreak of being fired by Lord Sugar just one step from the final of this year’s series of business relality show, The Apprentice.

John Ferneley College headteacher Christine Stansfield EMN-171212-160150001

Parents unhappy with new school half-term dates in Melton

Angry parents say changes to school half-term dates in Melton will cause them major childcare problems.

St Mary's Primary School's nativity 'Born in a Barn' PHOTO: Supplied

Send us your Melton borough nativity pictures this Christmas

It’s that time of the year when schools and pre-schools across the Melton borough are putting on Christmas productions.

The new garden area at the entrance to Old Dalby Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Parents dig in to spruce up school garden in Old Dalby

Several parents united to transform a village school’s garden.

Hose schoolchildren taking part in the Winter Warmer Soup Challenge PHOTO: Supplied

Hose school’s recipe takes plaudits in soup challenge

Four budding young chefs from Hose Primary School recently entered a Winter Warmer Soup Challenge through the East of England Agricultural Society Kids Country Programme.

Students promoting their Boogie Nights 'The 70's Musical' show at Melton's Christmas market PHOTO: Supplied

Melton sixth form students perform at Christmas market to drum up interest for their New Year show

Melton Vale extended project students have been out and about promoting their New Year show called Boogie Nights ‘The 70’s Musical.’

Brooksby Melton College's Grounds Team member Tony Riddington receiving the roses from Coles Nurseries managing director James Coles PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College gifted 100 roses from Leicestershire-based nursery

One hundred garden roses have been gifted to Brooksby Melton College (BMC) to plant in their ornamental garden.

Lynda Spargo, who sustained a devastating brain aneurism while at work at Sherard Primary School in Melton EMN-171128-172759001

Melton family hit by another traumatic blow

A Melton man whose teenage daughter fought a succesful battle against cancer is now going through the trauma of his wife being in a coma for the last four months following a sudden brain aneurism.

Winners: Catmose College's senior team - Ella Withers (chairperson), Alice Burton (speaker) and Jess Falconer (proposer of the vote of thanks) PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Rotary Clubs host area first round of Youth Speaks competition

Melton Rotary Clubs proudly hosted the first round of the national Youth Speaks competition at Quorn Lodge last week.

Brownlow raised funds for Children in Need with a giant pyjama party. The staff also baked and brought in cakes to sell at break time on Friday. A magnificent �804 was raised PHOTO: Supplied

Schools in the Melton borough ‘do their thing’ for Children in Need

Schools across the Melton borough led the fun as they raised money for Children in Need on Friday.

University graduates

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
Drop-in event in Melton for parents concerned by proposed school transport cuts

Drop-in event in Melton for parents concerned by proposed school transport cuts

Parents in Melton are being urged to make their views known on plans to cut back on transport services for children with special educational needs (SEN) and students from low income families.

Schoolgirls in Victorian dress PHOTO: Supplied

Queniborough School marks 170th birthday by having Victorian Day

A primary school has celebrated its 170th birthday by having a Victorian Day.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd Justin Welby EMN-171113-171224001

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit students at Brooksby Melton College

Students at Brooksby Melton College will get the opportunity to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon.

Students from Long Field Academy in Melton pictured during their trip to Sumatra - they are shown  in Halaban at the conservation site after replanting part of the forest EMN-171011-102344001

Melton students return from ‘amazing experience of a lifetime’ helping to save an endangered species

Students from a Melton school have returned from ‘the most amazing experience of a life time’ helping to replant a rainforest nearly 7,000 miles away.

Louie talking about his bike ride round Rutland Water in school assembly PHOTO: Supplied

Wymondham schoolboy describes bike ride fundraiser round Rutland Water as “best day of his life”

A pupil at St Peter’s School in Wymondham took it upon himself to do some fundraising.

Sophie Garfoot (green jumper) taking orders from the Birch Wood School sixth form students PHOTO: Supplied

Successful grand opening for Brooksby Melton College Learning Cafe

A group of skills for working life students from Brooksby Melton College (BMC) hosted a successful grand opening of their new Learning Cafe last week, welcoming a group of sixth form students from Birch Wood School to enjoy their first service.

Grace Smith with her Horticulture Award PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College student Grace (17), wins annual Horticulture Award

An award which recognises the talents of hard-working learners has been presented to a horticulture student at Brooksby Melton College (BMC).

Tots and their elders play games and laugh with one another PHOTO: Supplied

Melton care home brings old and young together through generation games

A Melton care home has invited children from a local nursery to spend time with residents to help improve their overall health and happiness after being inspired by a hit TV programme.

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Bonfire and fireworks night at Whissendine

A bonfire and fireworks night is being organised by Whissendine Primary School on Friday, November 3.

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