Image copyright Cardiff Council Image caption An artist's impression of the view along Heol Trelai to the post-16 building Plans for a new £36m high school in Cardiff serving 1,200 pupils have been backed by councillors.Cardiff West Community High School will be built on the site of Glyn Derw High School, Caerau, and replace that and Michaelston Community College, Ely.The secondary school for ages 11-16 will also cater for 320 sixth form students.Cardiff council said the school was anticipated to open in February 2019.The school will also have facilities for community use, such as a 3G sports pitch. Image copyright Cardiff Council … [Read more...] about New £36m Cardiff high school in Caerau gets go-ahead
A CONVICTED paedophile who was forced to leave his home near a primary school after outraged complaints by his victim’s mum has been rehomed near a high school. Beast Peter Burns moved into the first house near Harrysmuir Primary School in Livingston, West Lothian, in August after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a primary school pupil when she was less than seven years old, a court heard. But when he appeared for sentence at Livingston Sheriff Court today, his lawyer gave a new bail address in Gowanbank – which backs onto Inveralmond Community High School in Ladywell. Pervert Burns, 51, originally from Armadale, was charged with the historic abuse of the youngster within days of being sentenced for possessing of indecent images showing young children being sexually abused. He earlier pleaded guilty to using lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour towards the child in January 1991 when she was aged between five and … [Read more...] about Scots paedo forced to move away from primary… rehomed near high school
A STUDENT stabbed a classmate to death with a switchblade and seriously injured another inside their New York high school this morning Investigators believe the 18-year-old plunged the knife into a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old around 10:50 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation on Mohegan Avenue in The Bronx. The 15-year-old, who was stabbed in the chest with the 3-inch blade, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Barnabas Hospital and the 16-year-old was fighting for his life there, sources said. The motive was not immediately clear, but investigators believe the attacker may have been the target of repeated bullying, the sources said. Cedeno was arrested and is being held at the 48th Precinct, though charges have not been issued, sources said. The school, which does not have metal detectors, serves sixth through 12th grades and is co-located with elementary school PS 67. The campus is a low performer and kids have told the city they do not … [Read more...] about Student stabs teen classmate to death and leaves another in critical condition at New York high school
Image caption Only 17 new pupils enrolled at the school in the 2016/17 academic year A County Fermanagh school kept open by former education minister John O'Dowd has been told it will close next year.A development proposal to close St Mary's High School in Brollagh, near Belleek, in 2018 has been published by the Education Authority (EA).The school's enrolment has fallen to 84 pupils, far below the recommended minimum for post-primaries.In 2014, Mr O'Dowd rejected a previous proposal from the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) to close it. 'Cross-border partnership'CCMS had originally wanted to shut the school when it had 121 pupils. At the time, Mr O'Dowd said that he had taken into account the school's isolated rural location and wanted further investigation of its plan to link up with schools on the other side of the Irish border."The option of cross-border collaboration … [Read more...] about St Mary’s High School, Brollagh, to close in 2018
It cost over $70m and has 12,000 seats, multi-tiered stands, a $1.8m video screen and an exterior that lights up in the colours of the home team. None of which seems extraordinary in the gaudy world of Texas high school football. What might be most striking about the state’s latest student sports palace is not the arena itself, but the wide-angle view encompassing what is next to it: another high school football stadium, neatly landscaped with a giant screen of its own and a capacity of almost 10,000. The Texas high school building frenzy is often dubbed an arms race – in which case, Katy Independent school district (ISD), near Houston, is tooled up like few others. Legacy Stadium, the latest most expensive high school venue in the nation, had its opening ceremony on Thursday night. The red-clad Tigers of Katy high school and other local teams will play there in the coming season. Rhodes Stadium, which opened in 1981, will still be used by the district’s sides – … [Read more...] about The $70m high school stadium – a student sports palace or ‘shrine to opulence’?
A teacher has shot himself inside a classroom in Georgia prior to the start of the school day. A Douglas County School System spokesperson confirmed that a teacher from Lithia Springs High School suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his classroom. The incident occurred around 7:15am local time and no pupils were inside the building at the time. Douglas County sheriff's officials confirmed a school employee was flown to hospital with a gun-related injury. No further details such as the identity of the teacher or their condition have been released at this time. Nell Boggs, Community Relations Specialist for the Douglas County School System, said: "A Lithia Springs High School teacher suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 7:15 a.m. on August 17, 2017, while alone in the office of his classroom. No students were in the building at the time. "The campus has been secured and students are in the gym. Students may be picked up by a parent or guardian and buses will be available to … [Read more...] about Teacher shoots self in classroom at Lithia Springs High School in Georgia
A high school football player choked his mother's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her inside their New York City apartment, police have said. Luis Moux, 18, was in his bedroom at the Bronx property early Monday morning (14 August) when he heard his 37-year-old mother, Lorena Sesma, arguing with her former partner in the hallway. The 43-year-old man, Stanley Washington, then allegedly began beating the woman, causing her to briefly lose consciousness. Moux, an offensive lineman for his Grand Street Campus High School football team, rushed to his mother's defence, the New York Daily News reported. The two men became involved in a struggle, with the teen wrapping his arm around Washington's neck. Sesma awoke to find her son standing over Washington's body. Police were called to the University Avenue building and Moux was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter. Police are investigating whether the attack was self-defence. "It's not crystal clear," a police … [Read more...] about New York high school football player ‘chokes man to death after seeing him beat mother’
New Zealand is rolling out drug testing of its leading high school rugby teams in a move to address concerns about doping infiltrating the sport at junior level. Drugfree Sport NZ said it had information which indicated “a significant potential for doping to occur” within the school rugby environment. The top four first XVs would have their urine tested at a tournament in September, with their samples sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory in Sydney – the same facility that drug-tests the All Blacks. Because of the young age of the boys they could choose to have a “representative” with them when they supply the sample. Russian doping mastermind benefited from London 2012 drugs ‘preview’ Read more Scott Tibbutt, chief operating officer of Drugfree Sport New Zealand, said his organisation had been concerned about doping and “uncontrolled” supplement use at high-school rugby for years, after … [Read more...] about New Zealand to drug test high school rugby teams
Fourteen-year-old friends Hannah Cox and Libby Shirnia admitted they were a little taken aback when their school announced stringent new rules on mobile phones, smart watches and Fitbit activity monitors. “Everyone’s reaction was: ‘This is so annoying.’” said Libby. “But then we chatted about it and thought it might be a good thing. It’s the worst thing when you’re having a conversation and someone is doing that [Libby mimes tapping and sliding on a smart screen]. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pupils at Stroud high school with their smartphones. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Guardian Hannah said it did get confusing when you tried to keep multiple conversations going on two or three different media platforms. “Maybe you should just talk to your friends in real life – shocking, I know.” Libby and Hannah’s school, Stroud high in Gloucestershire, hit the … [Read more...] about ‘Education is the solution’: the Gloucestershire high school enforcing a digital detox
Fourteen-year-old friends Hannah Cox and Libby Shirnia admitted they were a little taken aback when their school announced stringent new rules on mobile phones, smart watches and Fitbit activity monitors. “Everyone’s reaction was: ‘This is so annoying.’” said Libby. “But then we chatted about it and thought it might be a good thing. It’s the worst thing when you’re having a conversation and someone is doing that [Libby mimes tapping and sliding on a smart screen]. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pupils at Stroud high school with their smartphones. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt for the Guardian Hannah said it did get confusing when you tried to keep multiple conversations going on two or three different media platforms. “Maybe you should just talk to your friends in real life – shocking, I know.” Libby and Hannah’s school, Stroud high in Gloucestershire, hit the … [Read more...] about ‘Education is the solution’: the Gloucester high school enforcing a digital detox
PUBLISHED: 15:05 26 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 26 April 2017 Marc Betts It is one of the most expensive racing sports in the world, seeing drivers travel all over the globe to compete in 220mph speed machines. Formula One may be more suited to the glamour of Monaco but this week it has roared into a Norwich school. The Jaguar F1 Primary Challenge is a competition offered to primary school students in which they have to create and build their own Formula One team. Three teams of students from Falcon Primary School at Sprowston headed to Sprowston Community High School to take up the challenge. The teams had to create a pit stop display which showcased how they developed their car and give presentations on ideas behind the team. Phone calls had to be made to companies to try and attract sponsorship. The most important part of the competition was, of course, the racing. Along with creating the team, students built scale versions of Formula One cars to race down a 20m track. The … [Read more...] about Formula One heads to Sprowston Community High School
THE doors have opened at the new multi-million pound Burnley High School for the first time. The new building in Byron Street will welcome 238 students today from the Parkhill Business Centre where they have been based since the free school's inception in 2014. Headteacher Vicky Povey said she will aim to maintain the 'close-knit community' created at Parkhill. She said: "It's been such a long haul getting over here and it's a huge relief we are finally here. "We are a fabulous school and we've just got to make sure we continue being that in a new home. "The facilities are going to make a lot of difference for technology, IT and music. We didn't have any equipment for these sorts of things before. "I think it's testament to the school that we managed at Parkhill and I think it has made us who we are. "We are a close-knit community and we care about each other and that will remain our ethos. "If we can get every student to make the right progress by the time they leave and and give them … [Read more...] about IN PICTURES : First look inside new multi-million pound Burnley High School
TODAY'S (Thursday) Scottish Government announcement bringing forward funding for the development of a new Kelso High School, has been welcomed by SNP MSP for South Scotland, Paul Wheelhouse. Following significant delays earlier this year caused by a European funding ruling, the new school will provide a much needed upgrade to the current facility and will allow Scottish Borders Council to progress the relocation of the old Kelso High School to the new site at Nethershot on Angraflat Road as previously planned. Following the announcement, Paul Wheelhouse said: "This is a welcome relief for all concerned following the delay to funding announced in February this year and I have expressed my gratitude, on behalf of my constituents, to Mr Swinney and the Scottish Government for stepping in to find a solution with this multi-million pound investment in developing a new High School that will bring the facilities for pupils up to 21st century standards. “There can be few issues of … [Read more...] about Kelso High School build goes ahead (From Border Telegraph)
PLANS for a new high school in Kelso have cleared the final hurdle despite concerns over raceday traffic and drop-off points. A near-the-post email was circulated amongst members of Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee at the weekend regarding fears over cars and horseboxes on their way to neighbouring Kelso Races. Monday’s meeting was told that of the 14 fixtures at the Borders track during 2014 only four fell on school days. And the vast majority of the race-going traffic would arrive and leave outwith school travel times. Kelso councillor Simon Mountford said: “I agree that most of the race-day traffic will arrive when school is in but horseboxes and other traffic will be arriving much earlier in the day and it would be better if they could use an alternative route to Angraflat Road.” Over the summer several tweaks have been made to the design of the £22 million secondary school and its grounds. But no objections had been tabled … [Read more...] about Traffic doesn’t delay new Kelso High School (From Border Telegraph)
Get daily updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email The new Chertsey High School is on course to open next September despite uncertainty over whether pupils will move into a refurbished version of the existing building or a brand new facility at the site. The secondary free school will welcome the first four-form intake of Year 7s in 2017 at the former Runnymede Centre site on Chertsey Road. The building, previously Meads School, was initially due to be demolished with a new building created, but this later gave way to the idea that some of the existing buildings would be remodelled and modernised, providing "better value for money". Read More “They are still testing the structure of the building,” she said. “We will have space prepared and ready for children for the first intake in September 2017 and there would be some building works during the following year. “Either way the … [Read more...] about Chertsey High School on track for September 2017 opening
Students, teachers and staff at Harrogate High School are preparing to say an emotional farewell to ‘Granby’ tomorrow, Friday, as the school’s existing building closes its doors for the last time. Students, teachers and staff at Harrogate High School are preparing to say an emotional farewell to ‘Granby’ tomorrow, Friday, as the school’s existing building closes its doors for the last time. After decades of memories and thousands of students going through Granby, Academy Head Ann Francis is excited about starting a new chapter and welcoming students to the new Harrogate High School building. She said: “When I think of the thousands of students who have attended Harrogate High School and are presently with us, a school building is more than a set of premises, it holds hopes and aspiration for each generation of learners. “The current building is gently giving way to modern, efficient and exciting learning environments. Although a little … [Read more...] about Emotional farewell to ‘Granby’ as Harrogate High School enters new chapter
Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia Pictures; Facebook Talk about method acting: Tom Holland really is Peter Parker. The 20-year-old British star played a little 21 Jump Street while preparing for his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming by pretending to be a new student at a New York City high school. Holland revealed his undercover operation in a Facebook Live session Friday. "The coolest thing I think I did for the movie was I was enrolled in a high school in New York, in the Bronx, as a secret," he said. "No one knew who I was or what I was doing. I had a fake name, a fake accent. I went to school for three days, I think. It was really fun." "It was really interesting because New York high schools are so different than the schools that I went to in London," he said. "When I went to school, you had to wear a suit and tie and it's all boys and for me, it was the first time I was in a classroom with girls. It was like a really strange experience. It was really fun." Holland didn't keep his secret … [Read more...] about Tom Holland Says He Went Undercover at a High School to Prepare for Spider-Man: Homecoming
West Calder’s new £32m high school is a step nearer reality. Site preparation has begun on the building which is West Lothian’s largest ever single investment in education. The new school is due to open in 2018 and will include a swimming pool, floodlit 3G sports pitch, and sports facilities for school and community use. It is being developed through Hub South East Scotland, with Morrison Construction appointed to build the new school. Read more: Jumpstation teams up with Signpost to offer special sessions for young people with additional support needs Pupils from West Calder High School joined depute leader of West Lothian Council, Cathy Muldoon, and vice-chair of the Education Executive, David Dodds, at the site to mark the occasion, along with representatives from West Lothian Council, Hub South East and Morrison Construction. Councillor Cathy Muldoon said: “It’s fantastic to see work start on the new West Calder High School, with a good deal of … [Read more...] about New £32million high school in West Calder moves one step closer
It's the end of senior year, you have nothing left to loose, so why not pull off an epic prank? Grace Aroune, a senior at Iroquois High School in New York, pulled off a legendary prank by inviting SNL star Bill Hader to give life saving instructions to her classmates. The graduating trickster told her classmates that she invited a firefighter through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to talk to the class, but little did they know it was Mr. Hader in disguise. Later, the comedian hijacked the PA system doing his iconic Stefon character from SNL and then rushed the basketball court to deafening cheers. PHOTO: See the anniversary pics of SNL stars Students were overjoyed and showed their gratitude on Twitter. "Shoutout to @graaaacie_ for planning the best senior prank with Bill Hader from SNL #bestseniorprankever," one student shared. "Big shoutout and thank you to Bill Hader for taking time out to come to Iroquois today!" another tweeted. "@jimmyfallon thanks to Grace Aroune Bill Hader … [Read more...] about Bill Hader Participates in Senior Prank at New York High School: Watch the Hilarious Video!
Is Ashley Tisdaleup for a High School reunion?! The 30-year-old actress, who played Sharpay Evans in all three High School Musical movies and the Disney Channel original movie Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, revealed to New You magazine that, alas, she will not be returning to the cast for High School Musical 4. "Looking back, it was such a perfect thing for its time and was so pure that I just don't know how you go from there," Tisdale told New You. "High School Musical didn't make us, we made High School Musical because of our friendship, how close we were and the magic there at the time."Although HSM 4 will sport an all-new cast, Disney revealed the movie will feature a character named Campbell, who is Sharpay and Ryan Evans' cousin. Many fans took this familial fact to mean there might be a cameo from Tisdale or Lucas Grabeel in the upcoming film, but Tisdale's response sends a clear message that we can count her out. Ten years after the original HSM, Tisdale has further … [Read more...] about Is Ashley Tisdale Coming Back for High School Musical 4?