PUBLISHED: 11:02 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 12:03 02 July 2018 Herts Advertiser School Awards 2018 ©2016 Cathy Benucci Photography Known as the Oscars of the district’s education establishments, the winners of the Herts Advertiser School Awards for 2018 have now been announced. Sam Head and Anna Mapley, Innovation or Product of the year, presented by Director Stephen Bremner of Rothamstead Financial Services. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography Competition had been fierce at this year’s awards and the full list of worthy recipients was announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Oaklands College in Smallford last week. Hosted by Kathy Weston, from Radio Verulam’s The Parents Show, the event saw teachers, pupils and support staff face an anxious wait to learn who had been chosen to receive this year’s awards. Innovation or Product of the Year, finalists. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography Herts Advertiser group editor Matt Adams, who devised the School … [Read more...] about Herts Advertiser School Awards 2018
The Heart of England Co-operative Society is joining forces with the Rugby Advertiser and Rugby Foodbank to help the town’s most vulnerable people. We are urging everyone in Rugby to add one or two extra items to their list whenever they go shopping, to help those most in need.When it first opened in 2012, Rugby Foodbank helped feed 1,481 people in its first financial year and has just reached its sixth anniversary this week with demand still increasing.So far this financial year Rugby Foodbank has handed out three days’ worth of food to 4,023 people, more than a third of which (38 per cent) are children.Corinne Mason, director of Rugby Foodbank, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people, particularly in the harvest festival and Christmas period.“Christmas is our busiest time and last December we helped over 660 people – twice the number of people helped in November. But the need continues all year.“Donations tail off from … [Read more...] about The Rugby Advertiser is joining forces with the Co-op and Rugby Foodbank to support the town’s most vulnerable
PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 28 March 2018 Fraser Whieldon Roundwood Park School. Picture: Kevin Lines. Archant The county council is fining less than one per cent of families in St Albans district and Radlett for 46,000 unauthorised school absences last year - amounting to 23,000 school days. This is according to a Freedom of Information request submitted to Herts County Council (HCC), asking how many unauthorised absences there were and how many fines were issued to families. In 2016/17, there were 46,974 unauthorised absence sessions (one session equals a half day) from schools in St Albans district and Radlett, an increase of 17 per cent on 2015/16 and a 230 per cent increase since 2012/13, which registered only 14,196 sessions for the whole year. The school with the highest proportion of sessions was Roundwood Park School in Harpenden, which recorded 3,811 sessions. Coming in second-place was Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans with 3,390. Third-place … [Read more...] about Which school has the most unauthorised absences?
Want to read more?We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser – subscribe today for as little as 56 pence per week. Subscribe Now‘You can achieve great things if you put your mind to it,’ was the message from a judo champion to pupils at a Mid Argyll school. Louise Renicks, a judo gold medal winner for Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, visited Kilmartin Primary School for a sporty fundraising event. Louise travelled on Thursday October 26 from Glasgow to the school on behalf of Sports for Champions – and there were smiles all round as pupils from Kilmartin and Achahoish primary schools were given a taste of some training exercises.Louise first went through circuits of ‘spotty dogs’, leg drives, press-ups and star jumps. The morning continued with lifts and throws, to the delight of the kids. KIlmartin Primary … [Read more...] about The day a champion came to our school
It was a Davos for digital hucksters. One day last June, scammers from around the world gathered for a conference at a renovated 19th century train station in Berlin. All the most popular hustles were there: miracle diet pills, instant muscle builders, brain boosters, male enhancers. The “You Won an iPhone” companies had display booths, and the “Your Computer May Be Infected” folks sent salesmen. Russia was represented by the promoters of a black-mask face peel, and Canada made a showing with bot-infested dating sites.They’d come to mingle with thousands of affiliate marketers—middlemen who buy online ad space in bulk, run their campaigns, and earn commissions for each sale they generate. Affiliates promote some legitimate businesses, such as Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc., but they’re also behind many of the shady and misleading ads that pollute Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the rest of the internet.The top affiliates—virtually all of … [Read more...] about How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet