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Pupils Raise Cash For School Garden Project

Pupils Raise Cash For School Garden Project

Pupils at Tresco and Bryher school walked around the two islands on Tuesday to bring in around £500 in sponsorship money towards further improvements to their garden at the school base. The kids have raised cash to buy a shed for tools and equipment to use in their vegetable patch. They also want to buy […]

Sun Shines For Mayday Ceremony

Sun Shines For Mayday Ceremony

The Park area of the town was filled with colourful flowers yesterday afternoon as the traditional May Day ceremony took place. The generations-old ceremony is a chance for schoolchildren to sing about their islands home and choose a May Queen, before dancing around the maypole. This year, Lucy took the role of May Queen and […]

Choralists Share Skills With Agnes Pupils

Choralists Share Skills With Agnes Pupils

Five choralists who have taken a gap year to perfect their vocal abilities at Truro Cathedral will be sharing their skills with island youngsters today. The group will also be treating visitors and residents of all ages to a performance at the Parish church. The 19 year olds are coming over on the helicopter to […]

School Pupils Attend 999 Week

School Pupils Attend 999 Week

Pupils from our islands have been learning about life from an Emergency Service perspective this week. Nineteen year nine pupils at the Five Islands School have been on exercises with the ambulance service and Scilly fire fighters and today they willl see a mock trial so they can better understand the legal process. Yesterday the sessions […]

School Wins Rolls-Royce Science Prize

School Wins Rolls-Royce Science Prize

The Five Islands School has won £1000 in a competition arranged by Rolls-Royce which encourages schools to show innovation in science. 2000 schools enter each year and ours will find out in July if it is one of nine national finalists for a top prize of £15,000 and a day for the pupils with the […]

Urgent Plea For Help With Mayday Celebrations

Urgent Plea For Help With Mayday Celebrations

An urgent plea has gone out to parents to help with St Mary’s Mayday ceremony. There are so many nursery and infant-aged children on the islands this year that an appeal to help has been placed by the Parent Teacher Association, who feel they’ll struggle to provide traditional teas for the 68 youngsters after the […]

Parents To Be Consulted On New School Timetable

Parents To Be Consulted On New School Timetable

Parents of pupils at the Five Islands School will be consulted tomorrow on proposed changes to the school day. School headteacher Bryce Wilby says timetables will be realigned to take into account the single school site on St Mary’s next school year. At the moment lessons are held at different times on the two St […]

Youngsters Views To Be Sought ‘Big Brother’ Style

Youngsters Views To Be Sought ‘Big Brother’ Style

Council staff are using the controversial television show Big Brother as a model to find out how young people in Scilly feel about life and the services they are offered. Councillors have heard that a diary room, similar to the one used on the tv show, will be set up to give youngsters a chance to […]

GCSE Exams Start This Week

GCSE Exams Start This Week

Just the mention of a school exams may send a shudder down the back of many pupils (and parents!) but this week, 23 Five Islands School pupils will start their GCSE tests. The majority of the papers will be sat in the main hall at Carn Thomas. School headmaster Bryce Wilby says he wants to wish […]