Award will make huge difference to students from Pestalozzi charity

A local educational charity has won £1,000 in the Big Give Christmas Challenge Awards announced last week.

Rob Smith, head of operations at educational supplier KCS, and a member of the awards judging panel

Call for nominations for English teachers in inaugural award event

Whether you’re applying for a job, giving instructions at work or even just asking for directions, the ability to communicate properly is essential.

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School selected for science event

Ninfield Primary school has been selected to participate in a National project which has been funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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Claverham College students enjoy triumph in speaking competition

Claverham Community College took the prize in both the intermediate and the senior sections of the annual local round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition held at Bexhill Academy on February 1.

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Wibbly wobbly walk in aid of St Michael’s Hospice

Four pupils from Guestling Bradshaw Primary School took on a three mile walk around Alexandra Park in wellies filled with jelly to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice.

Literacy leaders found out more about Busters Book Club at a session held at New Horizons School

Schools join initiative to help their pupils become reading millionaires

Teachers have kick-started Buster’s Book Club this year with a bang – as more schools continue to sign up to the successful reading reward scheme.

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Student’s invited to MP’s London office after her Bexhill College visit

Home Secretary and Hastings MP Amber Rudd made a visit to Bexhill College last Friday to engage in a debate with students on a wide range of political issues

Community news

Crafty fun for kids during half term at Bexhill museum

Children aged 4-10 can experience creative fun at an arts and crafts session at Bexhill museum next Thursday (February 15), 2-4pm.

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Generous donation Rotary Club helps fund playground project

The Rotary Club of St Leonards-on-Sea has donated £400 to Glyne Gap School, in Bexhill, to help fund the school’s playground improvement project.

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College event encouraged people to speak openly about mental health

Sussex Coast College Hastings helped to raise awareness about mental health and national Time to Talk day last Thursday by hosting an event designed to get people talking about mental health.

Jude Birch will visit Google's HQ after winning a coding competition

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex student wins trip to Google HQ in coding competition

A 17-year-old from Sussex beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
Sussex Teacher of the Year 2018 launch at the Mercure Hotel, 149 Kings Road Brighton, Sussex. Picture Submitted by: Martin Apps

Calls for nominations for newly-qualified teachers

A teacher recruitment firm is encouraging nominations for newly-qualified teachers in the Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards – as it might well be a much-needed boost in a tough year.

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Be The Change programme helps inspire pupils and teach life skills

Students from Bexhill came together recently to continue the Be the Change programme sponsored by Hastings Direct, in partnership with

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Pestalozzi to bring international flavour to Hastings half marathon

Are you planning to run the ever popular Hastings Half Marathon in March?

Knife crime

Investigation reveals extent of knife crime in Sussex schools

Children as young as 12 have been caught carrying knives in Sussex schools, a Johnston Press investigation has revealed.

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So close ... William Parker athletes come a close second

Ark William Parker students were runners up in the recent Hastings and Rother Sportshall Athletics competition held at St Leonards Academy.


New GCSE league tables published

League tables have been published showing how well students performed in the tougher new GCSEs.
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International pianist hits the right note with visit to Vinehall School

One of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, winners made a big impression with Vinehall pupils when he visited the school recently.

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Could you support Bexhill Rotary in helping pupils with reading?

Bexhill Rotary Club is looking for more volunteers to help local primary school children with their reading.

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COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

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