school children

Rosetta Stone announces free language learning courses for school children worldwide

Authored by Mike Page

With the halls of learning closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, in excess of 10 million school kids across the UK need to continue their revision and learning at home.

So, who can parents turn to as they look to make sure their children do not fall behind and are still picking up the knowledge and learning they would be at school?

For pupils studying...

Builder gives schoolchildren taste for the outdoors

Authored by Mary

Children at a school in Plymouth will be given lessons in growing vegetables and improving the ecology thanks to a donation from a leading house builder.

Pilgrim Primary School has bagged a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes South West to improve outdoor learning for the pupils.

The school is hoping to buy polytunnels to grow vegetables, a water butt and a composter.


Deadline looms for primary school applications

Authored by Mary

Families whose children are due to start at primary school for the first time or junior school (having completed Year 2 in an infant school) in September 2015, have just a few days left to tell the Council which three schools are their top choices.

The deadline for primary and junior school admission preferences is 15 January and Plymouth City Council is urging parents not to leave...

Students mark solemn centenary

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth secondary school has marked 100 years since the start of World War I with a special week of remembrance throughout the College.

The events at Stoke Damerel Community College began on 17 October with a non-uniform day for students, their £1 donations going to the Royal British Legion (RBL).

The culmination of the week was a Remembrance Fair in The Street on 23 October...

Parents worry school starters won’t make friends

Authored by News Desk

Over a third of parents in the South West (36 per cent) worry that their children won’t make friends when they start school, according to an Action for Children poll of more than 2,200 British parents.

Brigitte Gater, director of children’s services at Action for Children, which runs 38 children’s centres in Devon said: “The first day at school is an anxious time, sometimes more so for...

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