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Headteacher Says Some Staff Will Join Strike Today

Headteacher Says Some Staff Will Join Strike Today

A handful of staff at the Five Islands School are expected to join the national day of action today in support of their colleagues on the mainland. However Headteacher Bryce Wilby says it’s business as usual and pupils should not experience significant disruption. Bryce said he’s expecting 4 or 5 staff members to join the […]

School Governors Exploring Demand For Breakfast Club

School Governors Exploring Demand For Breakfast Club

Parents who want to get to work early may soon have child care facilities from first thing in the morning. That’s if the community believes there is demands for a breakfast and after school club. The school governors are canvassing opinion on wraparound child care and a survey will assess demand for an 8 am […]

Off Islands Pupils Could Get Lessons By Videoconference

Off Islands Pupils Could Get Lessons By Videoconference

School pupils on the off islands could be taught from St Mary’s at times from next year. The new Five Islands School will be one of the first educational establishments in the UK to adopt a state-of-the-art videoconferencing system. Headteacher Bryce Wilby told us the technology, developed by Microsoft and partners Logitec, is much more […]

School Gig Crew Win Gold In Cornwall Competition

School Gig Crew Win Gold In Cornwall Competition

A mixed gig crew from the Five Islands School has won the gold medal in the Cornwall Sports Partnership School Games yesterday. There were five boats in the first race on Stithians Lake yesterday and in two races our kids came first. Martin Songhurst says they completed both races with impressive leads and ‘walked’ one […]

Public Invited To View New School

Public Invited To View New School

Most of the people who looked around the new school yesterday were impressed with what they saw, according to one of the men driving the project. Just a small part of the 3300 square metre site was open for the viewing last night, during which islanders had a chance to walk around the library and […]

Tresco and Bryher School Children Raise Money For Church Restoration

Tresco and Bryher School Children Raise Money For Church Restoration

Two days of cake sales by youngsters of the Tresco and Bryher school has  brought in £701 towards the £250k appeal to restore Tresco’s St Nicholas church. Teacher at the Tresco School base, Susannah Gates, says the pupils received the highest commendation and praise from the 80 visitors they served on Tuesday. Indeed, they had […]

Chance To Take A Peek Inside The New School

Chance To Take A Peek Inside The New School

If you weren’t able to see inside the new school during the Queens visit, then today and tomorrow you’ll have another chance. Bryan Trethewey of Kier Westerns says the main structural work is now finished and the flooring is down, so most of the remaining workers are sorting electrics, finishing partitions and fitting out internal […]

Islands’ School Tackles Bullying

Islands’ School Tackles Bullying

The Five Islands School is working with pupils to identify and deal with problems that lead to bullying. Bryce Wilby, Headmaster of the Five Islands School admitted there have been some incidents reported recently at the school but added that bullying is a real issue for all schools and any that say it’s not going […]

Public Requested To Help In Big Beach Clean

Public Requested To Help In Big Beach Clean

The AONB and the school Green Team are teaming up over the next four weeks to do a Big Green Beach Clean. The group will be meeting every Saturday over the next 4 weeks to try and make a dent in the rubbish that is washed onto our island’s shores and they’ll start around the […]