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St Mary’s Could Get School Bus

St Mary’s Could Get School Bus

A school bus-style service could be introduced to take St Mary’s pupils to lessons. And it could start from the beginning of the autumn term. The idea was discussed in a meeting of the Carn Gwaval Travel Plan working group last week. That’s the panel of parents, school and Council officials that was set up […]

‘Pop-Pup’ Café Helps Children Reach Guide Dog Funding Target

‘Pop-Pup’ Café Helps Children Reach Guide Dog Funding Target

Pupils at Tresco and Bryher School base have reached their fundraising target and will pay for a guide dog’s training. Base Leader Susanna Gates arranged for a puppy handler to visit the school earlier this summer. Pupils set about baking and selling ‘pup cakes’ and for the past two days the children have sold cakes in […]

Rugby World Cup Trophy Kicks Off England Tour In Scilly

Rugby World Cup Trophy Kicks Off England Tour In Scilly

Island children, and their mums, dads, and teachers, had a chance to pose for photographs with the famous Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup trophy as it kicked off its tour of England at the Five Islands School. The cup, which is awarded to the winners of the four-yearly competition, was displayed at yesterday’s school assembly […]

Islands’ Youngsters To Train With Cornish Pirates

Islands’ Youngsters To Train With Cornish Pirates

A 49-strong party from the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club arrived on the Scillonian yesterday for a four-day visit to the islands. And the players who don’t have the strongest ‘sealegs’ didn’t have much time to recover before they had to start training youngsters in the rain on The Garrison. It’s the Pirates second extended visit […]

Records Tumble At Primary School Sports Day

Records Tumble At Primary School Sports Day

The Five Islands School PE teacher says records were broken at Thursday’s Primary sports day. This year St Agnes’ school base hosted the games. Martyn Songhurst told Radio Scilly that Phin Austin threw 17m with the turbo javelin and Alex McMurray won the high jump with 1.15m. The overall competition was won by the Shearwater […]

Innovative School Bible Sessions Prove A Hit

Innovative School Bible Sessions Prove A Hit

People around the country have been reading about the success of an innovative approach to teaching bible stories at Scilly’s Five Islands School. Speaking on The Bible Society’s website, Canon Paul Miller says ‘Open the Book,’ a programme of ten minute biblical plays acted out by around a dozen locals at the school every fortnight, […]

Case Against Scilly’s Former School Head Teacher Thrown Out

Case Against Scilly’s Former School Head Teacher Thrown Out

The former Head Teacher of the Five Islands School says his name has, “finally been cleared.” Last week, the Council’s evidence against Bryce Wilby was discredited by the official government body that investigates complaints against teachers. And in a highly unusual move, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) threw out the case before […]

Scilly Lottery Grant Helps First School Sports Tour

Scilly Lottery Grant Helps First School Sports Tour

A grant from the Scilly Lottery is helping a group of sporting youngsters from the Five Islands School to take part in their first sports tour. Teachers Adam May and Martyn Songhurst are taking the 23 pupils to Cornwall next week, where they’ll get the chance to play at a tennis club in Penzance, visit […]

Scilly’s Pupils To Play In Innovative Live Concert

Scilly’s Pupils To Play In Innovative Live Concert

Pupils from the Five Islands School will take part in an innovative live concert later this month, linking musicians and singers across four location in Scilly and Cornwall through new internet software. Eight flautists – four pupils and four adults from Scilly – will join a brass section playing from Mullion School, a string orchestra […]