Charity mascot Harold the Giraffe posts daily diary following school closures to help keep Devon’s children healthy and happy

Authored by sharon goble

The animal mascot of South West children’s charity Life Education Wessex has launched a daily blog to give health and wellbeing advice to children in Devon aged 3 to 11, who can’t go to school because of the Coronavirus shutdown.

Harold the Giraffe is the well-known mascot of the national charity, Coram Life Education. A Harold puppet usually accompanies LEW’s specialist educators when...

New schools programme at The Box is ready for lift off

Authored by Mary

Teachers and students can start planning their visits to The Box – thanks to a new schools programme which has launched today.

The schools programme caters for Early Years, Key Stages 1-5, Special Educational Needs, Further and Higher Education through a series of bookable workshops. The sessions, which will take place across The Box’s galleries, have been co-designed with schools to...

Local schoolchildren help celebrate opening of Loretto Road and Foxhill play areas in Axminster

Authored by Mary

On Tuesday 28 January 2020 children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Axminster and councillors from East Devon District Council celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Foxhill and Loretto Road play areas.

A total of £157,000 worth of modern and exciting play equipment – chosen by local youngsters and funded by East Devon - has been installed by the council at these...

Winners of the Rotary Club of Plymouth Young Artist of the Year competition 2019

Authored by plymouthcollegeofart

Duru Tanir from Plymouth College and Ashlyn Watts and Isobel Battley from Devonport High School for Girls have each been awarded first prize for their respective age groups in a ceremony held at Plymouth College of Art for the Rotary Club of Plymouth’s Young Artist of the Year 2019 competition.

For the second year running, thanks goes to The Clemas Trust, as students from the Quay...

Devon schoolgirls triumph in countryside charity’s art and writing competitions

Authored by sharon goble

More primary school pupils than ever before entered this year's children's art and writing competitions run by the countryside charity CPRE Devon. Many schools took part for the first time, including several in Plymouth and Exeter.

After careful deliberation, the top individual prizes went to a five-year-old girl from Exeter and two ten-year-old girls from Tavistock.


Plymouth and Barnstaple choirs triumph in Devon Schools Choir Competition

Authored by Claire Colman

CLIC for Christmas 2016 - final lineup revealed

Schools from Barnstaple and Plymouth have won a chance to perform in a major fundraising concert in Exeter Cathedral.

The Park Community School and Devonport High School emerged victorious from the Devon Schools Choir Competition, run by La La Choirs at Southernhay URC on October 6.

The schools will now perform in Exeter’s...

CLIC for Christmas 2016

Authored by Claire Colman

Following the phenomenal success of the concert last Christmas which raised nearly £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, on Friday 9th December, La La Choirs will again perform ‘CLIC for Christmas’ at Exeter Cathedral.

For the second year, the event includes running a Devon-wide secondary school choir competition with the winning school choir claiming a featured spot in the concert on the night....

WI petitions to make Asbestos in Schools a national campaign

Authored by SWMSG

Sue Stephens, an ex teacher who retired to Crediton, recently lost her battle against mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Sue taught hundreds of children in her 30 years in the classroom and believed the cancer was caused by the job she loved.

Sue, who had launched a petition calling on the...

Plymouth: The time has come to prioritise the removal of all asbestos from our schools

Authored by SWMSG

Sue Stephens, was a primary school teacher in Buckinghamshire for almost 30 years. She was a wonderful teacher and incredibly committed to her job. She taught over 800 children and was loved by so many of them.

Tragically she passed away on 26 June 2016 from mesothelioma, a cancer that comes from exposure to asbestos. It has a very long latency, meaning that many victims are diagnosed...

Sporting extravaganza set to dazzle Devon

Authored by Mary

A loud, colourful Rio themed parade will kick off the Devon School Games which are coming to Exeter for the first time in their four year history this Wednesday 29th June.

The Devon Summer School Games will take place across 3 sites: Exeter Arena will host the RIO themed opening ceremony with St Luke’s Science and Sports College hosting all the Inclusion Sports and the Exeter Saracens...


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