SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood performs well at Millfield Maths Challenge

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood performs well at Millfield Maths Challenge

Posted: 21st March 2018
EXCELLENT mathematician students from Holyrood Academy in Chard took part in a competition earlier this month where they battled it out with some of the county’s finest young mathematical minds. Eight Year 11 students travelled to Millfield School in Street on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, for the Maths Challenge where they competed in five rounds of mathematical tests…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students enjoy a day at Oxford

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students enjoy a day at Oxford

Posted: 20th March 2018
A DAY at Oxford University was the latest experience to be enjoyed by 12 gifted students from Year Ten at Holyrood Academy in Chard. The visit was part of the Challenge Plus programme which operates in conjunction with other schools across the south-west. The students spent time at Exeter College at Oxford as well as touring several other colleges and the city itself. A…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students receive Oxford University offers

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students receive Oxford University offers

Posted: 13th March 2018
TWO high achieving students at Holyrood Academy in Chard have received offers to study at Oxford University from September 2018. Headboy Ellis Caird has been invited to read mathematics at The Queen's College, while Jamie Lawler has received an offer to study law at St Catherine’s College. Ellis said: “Being able to study mathematics at any university, let alone Oxford…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are inspired by children’s author Emma Carroll

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are inspired by children’s author Emma Carroll

Posted: 11th February 2018
BEST-SELLING children’s author Emma Carroll has visited four schools in the Chard area to talk about her latest book – Sky Chasers. The events, arranged by Amanda Broom at Chard Bookshop, saw Emma visit Tatworth School, Combe St Nicholas School, Manor Court School and Redstart School. The children were treated to inside information about how Emma came to write Sky…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Helicopter firm motivates Holyrood Academy engineers

SCHOOL NEWS: Helicopter firm motivates Holyrood Academy engineers

Posted: 6th February 2018
SIXTH-FORM engineering students from Holyrood Academy in Chard spent a day at the Leonardo helicopter factory with its graduate team. Students were given a tour of the production line at the Yeovil factory – better known as Westlands – and saw the EH101 helicopter being built. They went on to visit the training facilities, climbing on and into a helicopter to experience…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood are on the ball as they win football cup

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood are on the ball as they win football cup

Posted: 23rd January 2018
YOUNG footballers from Holyrood Academy in Chard have been declared the first-ever winners of the Vector Learning Trust Football Cup. Matches were played on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the 3G pitch at Axe Valley Academy and boys and girls teams from Years 7-9 played their counterparts twice where they had the opportunity to earn overall points for their Academy (3…

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ATHLETICS: Young cross country runners at Holyrood fun run

ATHLETICS: Young cross country runners at Holyrood fun run

Posted: 22nd January 2018
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard hosted a local primary school cross country fun run earlier this month for young runners. The event took place on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, and 212 eager athletes from Ashill, Avishayes, Buckland, Chard, Combe, Manor Court, Neroche, Redstart and Tatworth tackled the course in freezing, wet and extremely muddy conditions producing some…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Tank-tastic Holyrood students win Bovington contest

SCHOOL NEWS: Tank-tastic Holyrood students win Bovington contest

Posted: 15th January 2018
NINE design and technology students from Holyrood Academy in Chard stormed to success in a competition held at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset. The GCSE students from Holyrood attended a STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – contest at the popular tourist attraction museum on Wednesday (January 10, 2018) where they were tasked to design, build and…

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SCHOOL NEWS: New headteacher wants to drive forward improvements for pupils

SCHOOL NEWS: New headteacher wants to drive forward improvements for pupils

Posted: 15th January 2018
THE new headteacher of Tatworth Primary School is looking forward to 2018 with great excitement. Tracey Hart, who had been deputy headteacher at the school, took over the head position at the start of the new term following the retirement of Stephen Clarke. Ms Hart welcomed back pupils to the school following the Christmas break with open arms and has been joined by…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Sky Chasers author to visit local schools – thanks to Chard Bookshop

SCHOOL NEWS: Sky Chasers author to visit local schools – thanks to Chard Bookshop

Posted: 15th January 2018
AUTHOR Emma Carroll will be visiting several schools in Chard in early February to talk about her latest book Sky Chasers. The school events will combine imagination with science and history, looking at the real-life historical inspiration behind Sky Chasers, the cool science behind hot air balloons, and finishing with a 15-minute chat show-style Question and Answer…

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