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RAF Pays Visit To Scilly

RAF Pays Visit To Scilly

The RAF has paid a visit to Scilly to offer islanders an overview of how their service operates in 2015. Flight Lieutenant Scott Toomer travelled down from Bomber Command in High Wycombe on Tuesday. He attends around 100 Royal Air Force presentations around the UK each year. Unfortunately just two islanders attend the talk along […]

‘Memorable Performances’ At School Marathon

‘Memorable Performances’ At School Marathon

Last Friday’s Five Islands School marathon saw some memorable performances, says Sports teacher Martyn Songhurst. Fastest secondary girl over the line was Dulcie Guy, while secondary boys winner Ollie Glenn beat last year’s time by 4 minutes Will Lockett was the fastest primary boy and Evie Jenkins took that position for the girls. They each received […]

Pupils Urged To Walk Or Ride To School This Week

Pupils Urged To Walk Or Ride To School This Week

You might notice more St Mary’s school pupils walking or cycling to Carn Gwaval this week. The Five Islands School is taking part in a national campaign designed to discourage parents from driving. And Sue Hodgson, who has helped coordinate the event, says children here are going the extra mile by including cycling to school […]

Guide Dog ‘Pupcakes’ Proving A Hit On Tresco

Guide Dog ‘Pupcakes’ Proving A Hit On Tresco

There’s been a recent craze for cupcakes. Now Tresco school pupils have gone one better, by baking and selling ‘pupcakes.’ The pupils have been producing doggy-themed treats in order to raise £1,500 for the Guide Dogs For The Blind Association by the end of the summer term. After a few weeks they’ve already raised £300 […]

St Mary’s Holds Traditional May Day Celebration Today

St Mary’s Holds Traditional May Day Celebration Today

St Mary’s marks the ancient tradition of May Day today. In recent years the ceremony has drifted outside the traditional date. Back in 2012 St Agnes marked the day in July. In the past the oldest female pupil was awarded the May Queen role but recently the school has introduced a draw with names being […]

Truro And Penwith College News April 2015

Truro And Penwith College News April 2015

Medal haul at National Championships 33 Truro and Penwith College students competed at the 37th Association of Colleges National Championships which is one of the largest annual sporting events in England and celebrates the best of college sport. The College’s team won medals across 5 different sports during the successful weekend. Hosted by Bath University, […]

School Needs To Think About Status Before It’s Forced On Them, Says Expert

School Needs To Think About Status Before It’s Forced On Them, Says Expert

The Five Islands School needs to identify an academy model that works best for their unique situation here in the islands, before the government forces one on them. That was the message given by Nick Appleby and Dr Pat McGovern, two experts from The Learning Institute, who were invited by governors to address a public […]

Fruit Stall Design Wins Prize For Tresco and Bryher Pupil

Fruit Stall Design Wins Prize For Tresco and Bryher Pupil

Children at the Tresco and Bryher school base should find grabbing a piece of fruit easier thanks to a brand new stall designed by one of its own pupils. Free fruit is now provided to all infant children as part of the government’s healthy eating campaign. But teacher Susannah Gates said it was becoming a […]

Islander Returns To Help Pupils’ Show

Islander Returns To Help Pupils’ Show

A talented singer songwriter from Scilly has been helping Five Islands School pupils to stage a musical. Jaime Lock was offered a job with Cornwall Theatre School and since 2011, they’ve made four trips to the islands for holiday drama sessions, during which the students learned how to put on a production. Stephanie Johnson from […]