Weymouth College students quiz Supreme Court judge

Dorset Echo: SUPREME: Lord David Neuberger with Weymouth College Students

4:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

WEYMOUTH College law students quizzed a Supreme Court judge.

Budmouth students gaining vital skills for world of work

Dorset Echo: SET FOR SUCCESS: Budmouth College students who have been selected for the Sir Samuel Mico scholarship

4:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

By Budmouth College student, Dean Eastmond

Teaching teachers techniques of classroom management

Dorset Echo: VERY CLASSY: The CEP Achievement Show at Budmouth College, Weymouth

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

BUDMOUTH College played host to teachers from schools across Dorset for the Chesil Education Partnership achievement show.

Lord Knight pays a visit to isle academy

Dorset Echo: Lord Knight with IPACA pupils

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

FORMER Minister for Schools, Lord Knight, visited the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA).

Top cop talks stranger danger and road safety

Dorset Echo: Supt Jared Parkin with pupils

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

STRANGER danger and road safety were on the agenda as children at St Mary’s Catholic School in Dorchester received a visit from a top ranking police officer.

Cub reporters help to make headlines

Dorset Echo: Echo deputy head of multi-media production Cliff Moore shows children how newspapers are put together

4:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

YOUNGSTERS from a Weymouth school had a tour of the Dorset Echo office.

Thornlow Prep students gain experience in the laboratory

Dorset Echo: Thornlow Prep students gain experience in the laboratory

4:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

THORNLOW Prep students took to the science lab to do some experiments.

Celebration of achievements for IPACA’s Royal Manor Campus students

Dorset Echo: Celebration of achievements for IPACA’s Royal Manor Campus students

4:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

PORTLAND students were recognised for their achievements during an awards evening.

Talking to the stars at Air 107.2 FM radio station

Dorset Echo: GROUND CONTROL: AIR fm DJ Carl Greenham with year one pupils from Beechcroft St Pauls

4:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

ROBOTS in space beamed messages to Dorset schoolchildren thanks to a little help from a community radio station.

Ofsted recognises school's achievements

Dorset Echo: Ofsted recognises school's achievements

4:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

BEAMINSTER School is a good school with a calm environment that creates a harmonious atmosphere – and is achieving above average in maths and English, according to Ofsted inspectors.

School gets a top award for its work

Dorset Echo: BIG WIN: Headteacher Andrew Roberts-Wray and pupils at Sunninghill Prep School, also inset, celebrating their award win

4:00pm Monday 30th December 2013

Sunninghill Prep School in Dorchester has won an Independent Schools Award 2013 for its work with state schools and the Dorset Area Schools Partnership (DASP).

Safeguarding day provides students with sound advice

Dorset Echo: Safeguarding day provides students with sound advice

4:00pm Monday 16th December 2013

STUDENTS at Weymouth College were given advice at a recent safeguarding day.

There’s lots of food in store for Conifers Primary School pupils

Dorset Echo: GOODS: Pupils with Asda’s Sandy West

4:00pm Monday 16th December 2013

STUDENTS from a Weymouth school learnt about foods from around the world on a trip to Asda.

Sharing expertise at computer masterclass

Dorset Echo: Charmouth School pupils teach older people about new technology

4:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

WEST Dorset students helped older people to brush up on their computer skills.

Students get technical

Dorset Echo: Guests with IPACA learners

4:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

THE Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) played host to guests from top technology brands.

Pupils build a brighter future through house building competition

Dorset Echo: The 2012 winners of the Bloor Homes Home for Design competition at  Wycombe High School

4:00pm Monday 18th November 2013

GET the chance to design a home for the future.

Dedicated pupils win gongs for helping the elderly become web savvy

Dorset Echo: Beaminster School students with their awards for helping the elderly get online

1:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

WEST Dorset school pupils were praised for their work helping to get elderly people online.

'Revolting' digital designer leads students into 'D-Day'

Dorset Echo: Ross Cleaver from ‘Revolting’ design agency, left, with students at Budmouth

1:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

STUDENTS had a chance to learn about careers in digital design at Budmouth.

School is a worldly award winner

Dorset Echo: Samantha Hunter and headteacher Mike Foley with students

1:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

A DORCHESTER school has gained the British Council’s International School Award in recognition of its work bringing the world into the classroom.

Green flag for sustainability

Dorset Echo: Litter pickers from Winterbourne Valley First School

3:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

WINTERBOURNE Valley First School has been awarded an Eco Schools Award.

Plumb job for ex-Army man

Dorset Echo: Plumb job for ex-Army man

3:00pm Monday 7th October 2013

A WEYMOUTH man has proved it’s never too late to learn as he’s just earned an apprenticeship at the age of 34.

Telling tales at an interactive story telling workshop

Dorset Echo: Primary school pupils having fun

2:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

AN INTERACTIVE storytelling workshop is ready to launch across west Dorset.

Star feminist Germaine Greer gives speech

Dorset Echo: Germaine Greer at Sherborne Girls School

2:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

AUSTRALIAN academic and feminist Germaine Greer gave a speech to a Dorset girls school.

Awards recognise pupils’ good deeds in the community

Dorset Echo: AWARDS: Mayor Ray Banham and Mayoress Pam Nixon with students at Wyke Regis Junior School

2:00pm Monday 30th September 2013

STUDENTS from four schools in Weymouth and Portland were awarded for their community work at a special presentation.

Students show professional awareness

Dorset Echo: EXCELLENCE: CEIL director Marcel Ciantar is happy with his students

4:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013

STUDENTS have achieved accreditation through a Centre of Excellence for Industrial Liason (CEIL) within their school.

Radipole Lake’s viewing shelter is given creative lift

Dorset Echo: ARTY: The newly-designed RSPB Radipole Lake viewing shelter

4:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013

CREATIVE schoolchildren from Weymouth and Dorchester have given Radipole Lake’s viewing shelter an artistic facelift.

Youngsters learn the write way with news reporter

1:00pm Monday 9th September 2013

YOUNGSTERS have been making the headlines at St Osmund’s School in Dorchester.

Youngsters can win dance class with JLS maestro Aston Merrygold

Dorset Echo: DANCE CLASSES: Aston Merrygold

1:00pm Monday 26th August 2013

YOUNGSTERS have the chance to win the ‘best ever’ day at school by visiting a Tesco store on August 30 or 31.

Schools celebrate science excellence

1:00pm Monday 26th August 2013

FOUR Dorset schools are celebrating their commitment to excellence in science.

Chickerell youngsters discover what they are made off during visit

Dorset Echo: FISHY GOINGS ON: Year Six pupils from Chickerell at Budmouth

1:00pm Monday 26th August 2013

YOUNGSTERS discovered what they were made of when they visited a secondary school.

Youngsters get creative down by the sea

1:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

ARTISTS by the Sea was the theme of this year’s Young Pavement Artist Competition which saw 150 students from eight Weymouth schools get creative on Weymouth Esplanade.

Puddletown First School experience Hawaii

Dorset Echo: SHOW OF HANDS: Puddletown First School dancing wearing leis and headdresses

1:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

PUPILS said ‘aloha’ to sunshine when they were transported to Hawaii for a musical workshop.

Taste of French lifestyle for students at academy

Dorset Echo: GOING CONTINENTAL: Higher level teaching assistant Amy Reynolds, 28, right, with her sister Alice, 21, enjoying the special French themed day with students and staff at the Wyvern Academy

1:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

OOOH LA LA! A Weymouth school went French for a fun-packed week.

Pupils set new world record for signs and songs

Dorset Echo: CONGRATULATIONS: Marketing and communications manager at SignHealth, Gail Bunn, Olli the monkey and events and corporate fundraiser at SignHealth, Linda Petrons with the certificate from Guinness World Records

1:00pm Monday 22nd July 2013

TWO Weymouth schools have helped to smash the Guinness World Record for the most people performing sign language simultaneously in different locations.

Spreading the word about education for all

Dorset Echo: Beechcroft St Paul’s Primary pupils

1:51pm Monday 15th July 2013

SCHOOL pupils aim to spread the word about education for all.

New head for school

Dorset Echo: Magnus and Camilla Bashaarat

1:45pm Monday 15th July 2013

MILTON Abbey School, near Dorchester, has appointed a new headteacher.

First primary converts to academy

1:38pm Monday 15th July 2013

CHICKERELL Primary School has become the first stand-alone primary school in Dorset to convert to an academy.

Speaking in tongues at academy language day

Dorset Echo: Youngsters from across the borough showed off their language skills at Chickerell Primary Academy

1:37pm Monday 15th July 2013

YOUNGSTERS showed off their language skills at Chickerell Primary Academy.

Closing generation gaps

Dorset Echo: Bessie Stopforth paints with pupil Maddie

1:34pm Monday 15th July 2013

SKITTLES, cookery and singing were all on the menu when students visited a Dorchester care home.

Creative students in line for major national gong

Dorset Echo: Some of the Year 7 Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) students

1:31pm Monday 15th July 2013

ISLE of Portland Aldridge Community Academy (IPACA) students have been shortlisted for a national award.

Illustrating the point

10:52am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

One of the most creative workshops available at the Careers College was illustration. According to Claudia Dack, 14, from Sturminster Newton High School, the workshop included an ‘informative and helpful’ presentation, and an opportunity to create a personal piece of artwork.

Twinkling toes

10:51am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

When we entered the dance studio the dancers were hard at work rehearsing a beautifully choreographed routine. We had the privilege to watch the dance and then were gladly greeted by Megan, a dancer whose passion started back in first school.

Career options

10:50am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Students from schools all over Dorset were given a chance by Weymouth College to try out and learn about a variety of possible career choices. As part of the journalism workshop we went down to engineering to see if we could catch a glimpse of what a career in engineering looks like.

First class first aid class

Dorset Echo: LISTEN AND LEARN: A paramedic shares his knowledge

10:49am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

One of the many workshops available at the Careers College was one run by the Ambulance Service, above, in which students were given a talk and demonstration from trained professionals.

It's CSI...Weymouth

Dorset Echo: INVESTIGATION: Daniel Jackson tries some CSI work

10:42am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

While at the annual careers college event, hosted by Weymouth College, we interviewed some Year Nine forensic science students. Evie Rawlings, 14, spoke of inspiration from CSI, when asked about choosing the course.

Touch of class for class

Dorset Echo: MOTORING ALONG: Pupils learn about mechanics

10:40am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

We asked six girls what they thought about their course in beauty. The feedback from the group was positive and interesting to hear. We asked them what their preferred future job is and every single one said they would like to do something in beauty.

Would-be mechanics chips off the old block

Dorset Echo: MOTORING ALONG: Pupils learn about mechanics

10:37am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

When we entered the busy atmosphere of the vehicle workshop we were greeted by enthusiastic leaders and pupils.

Getting all the facts

10:34am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

The Careers College has always offered a range of activities for secondary school students in order for them to have a brief but informative introduction to their interests.

Art to save gorillas

Dorset Echo: Katie Rewse with one of the statues

1:11pm Monday 1st July 2013

THE art department at IPACA got a surprise visit from a gorilla.

Adventurers follow in Famous Five's footsteps

Dorset Echo: Pupils from Knighton House School

1:09pm Monday 1st July 2013

SCHOOL students took on the role of Enid Blyton’s intrepid adventurers at a Famous Five-themed activities morning.



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