Tweedmouth Community Middle School is thrilled to have been awarded the Secondary School STAR Award for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region. The school has been working hard to improve the percentage of students, staff and parents who travel to school sustainably.Its Green Ambassadors have played a vital role in promoting various initiatives, such as The Big Pedal, Bikers Breakfast and Walk to School Week.Following its work with Modeshift, the school has created a School Travel Policy, encouraged safe travel and promoted the Be A Smarter Parker initiative.Three members of staff have also gained their Level 1 British Cycling Ride Leader Award which allows them to take students on bike rides. This is alongside the Bike Ability award already available in school to all Year 5 and Year 6 students.The initiatives are helping to improve the school’s environment and overall health, and has allowed it to achieve a Bronze Award. It is now continuing – and extending – … [Read more...] about Middle school gets green award
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More than a hundred pupils have been kicked out of Staffordshire's schools this academic year - including 23 in East Staffordshire. The borough is joint-second in a new table ranking the county's districts where students have been permanently excluded. Burton's De Ferrers Academy expelled more pupils than any other school in the borough - four - while JCB Academy, Rocester, permanently excluded three. Six East Staffordshire schools featured in a list of the 32 Staffordshire schools that had excluded the most students in 2017/18. A spokesman for Thomas Alleyne's High School, Uttoxeter, which expelled two pupils, said: "We are not able to share reasons for the permanent exclusion, as due to the number being so low, this could lead to the identification of a child and pose a safeguarding risk. "Permanent exclusions are only issued in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school’s behaviour policy; and where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously … [Read more...] about Which schools have expelled the most pupils in Burton and Uttoxeter?
SYCAMORE – Work is scheduled to begin this week on Sycamore Park District’s ACTION 2020 Phase 1 trail connection from Sycamore Middle School to the Brickville Road parking area. The project is the first phase of the park district’s and DeKalb County Forest Preserve District’s efforts to extend the Great Western Trail across Sycamore, which is part of the DeKalb County Greenways and Trails Plan. Work, which is anticipated to finish by mid to late fall, will begin with crop removal followed by erosion control measures and temporary fencing, tree removal and excavation activities. The 10-foot-wide, half-mile path will run east to west connecting the existing north and south path along the west side of Route 23 to Brickville Road. … [Read more...] about Work to begin this week on middle school bike trail
THE annual under-13 netball tournament for schools in south east Northumberland took place at Bede Academy North. Seven schools entered, which is the last chance for the girls in some areas to play together before moving to high school.The competition was hotly contested but was played in a good spirit.The winners were Chantry Middle School, who won all their games, closely followed by Cramlington Learning Village and Whytrig Middle School, who shared the runners-up spot.The trophy was presented by Joan Campbell, Northumberland netball development officer, who also spoke to the girls about the benefits of joining a netball club.Other schools who took part were Bede Academy, Northumberland Church of England Academy, Meadowdale Middle and Guide Post Middle. … [Read more...] about Chantry Middle win under-13’s netball tournament
Six Northumberland schools united to sing their hearts out for a very special cause. Children from the Seaton Valley cluster schools supported local charity the Sunshine Fund in an event dubbed “Singing Spreads Sunshine” at the Whitley Bay Playhouse. Amanda Bennet, Head of Seaton Sluice First School, organised the event after her school won a prestigious award for their singing group. She decided to host a concert and ask other schools in the area to get involved. 180 kids belted out sunshine themed songs on the night including an original song written by Amanda called Spread the Sunshine which was inspired by a little boy who was helped by the Sunshine Fund in the past. Ross Phillipson passed away when he was just two years old and his mum Caroline and his brothers were in the audience and were incredibly moved to hear the song written in memory of their special little boy. The Sunshine Fund dedicate their time to fundraising to buy specialist equipment for disabled … [Read more...] about School choirs come together to belt out songs and spread sunshine for charity