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Islanders Invited To Hear About Future Of The Five Islands School

Islanders Invited To Hear About Future Of The Five Islands School

Islanders are being invited to find out more about the future status of the Five Islands School. The governors say the special event being held on 23rd April will be a chance for the community to hear about how the school could collaborate with organisations on the mainland. That could include considering academy status. The […]

Former Islander Steps In To Help Ski Trip Pupils

Former Islander Steps In To Help Ski Trip Pupils

A former islands’ resident has stepped in to accommodate Scilly schoolchildren after transport problems jeopardised their Easter ski trip. Parents of Penryn College pupils wouldn’t let the children board the double-decker bus that was booked for the joint schools trip to Italy on 28th March. Some mums and dads seeing off their kids have alleged […]

Scilly’s School Pupils Help Survey Of Endangered Seabirds

Scilly’s School Pupils Help Survey Of Endangered Seabirds

A group of Five Islands School pupils has spent part of the Easter break looking for real eggs. Last week seabird spotters on board the Scillonian recorded over 200 Manx shearwater. That encouraged RSPB and Seabird Recovery Project officer Jaclyn Pearson to take pupils on a survey of the endangered birds around St Agnes and […]

Famous Rugby Trophy Coming To Scilly On National Tour

Famous Rugby Trophy Coming To Scilly On National Tour

Scilly has been included in this summer’s Rugby World Cup trophy tour. The famous Webb Ellis Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the competition, will be making an appearance at the Five Islands School on 7th July. It’s named after the man credited with inventing the game. The 100-day event around Scotland, Northern […]

Pupils’ Creativity Highlights Work Of Seabird Project

Pupils’ Creativity Highlights Work Of Seabird Project

For the second time, the Seabird Recovery Project has asked Year 9 school pupils to produce a video to promote the work of the team eradicating rats on St Agnes and Gugh.

Success For Scilly’s Youngsters At Cornwall Music Festival

Success For Scilly’s Youngsters At Cornwall Music Festival

Scilly’s school musicians have returned from the Cornwall Music Festival with four trophies. And music teacher Jane Pender says they achieved success in the face of stiff competition, as the standard seems to have “gone up a notch” this year. Sophie Poat was winner in the Woodwind Solo category for Grades 3 and 4, while […]

School Pupils Getting Two Days Of Safety Advice

School Pupils Getting Two Days Of Safety Advice

Five Islands School pupils will get the facts about drug and alcohol misuse and the dangers of the internet. Organisations including YZUP, the organisation that provides support and advice on substances, will join police officers from Scilly and Cornwall for the workshops. Over the next two days, children from nursery classes through to year 11 […]

Pupils Prove That ‘Scilly’s Got Talent’

Pupils Prove That ‘Scilly’s Got Talent’

Pupils from the Five Islands School have been proving that ‘Scilly’s Got Talent’ while raising money for charity. Twenty-five acts took part in the bi-annual talent contest held last Thursday. It was organised by the Student Council and Student Forum in aid of Comic Relief. Entries spanned the entire age range, from Reception class up […]

School Pupils Encourage Drivers To Use Alternative Route

School Pupils Encourage Drivers To Use Alternative Route

Five Islands School primary pupils tried to encourage drivers to avoid the road through Nowhere yesterday. St Mary’s Police arranged for Year 6 students to hold a ‘route watch’ exercise. The children stopped drivers and asked them to consider using the Parting Carn road, particularly during the ‘red’ times of 8.30am to 9.15 am and […]