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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SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students become CSI forensic investigators

SCHOOL NEWS: Holyrood students become CSI forensic investigators

Posted: 11th December 2017
YEAR Nine students from Holyrood Academy in Chard were given an insight into the world of forensic investigations. The budding scientists were introduced to A-Level and university-standard activities including blood splatter evidence, DNA extraction, footprint analysis and chemical separation techniques by a team from Bournemouth University who visited the school on…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Chard school trust leader elected to panel for improving education

SCHOOL NEWS: Chard school trust leader elected to panel for improving education

Posted: 29th November 2017
A LEADING school officer in Chard has been elected to the Headteacher Board for the South West region. Chief executive officer and executive principal of the Redstart Learning Partnership, Suzanne Flack, is delighted to be elected to the board which provides advice and scrutiny for the Regional Schools Commissioner. Members make recommendations for new multi-academy…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Football fantastic for young players

SCHOOL NEWS: Football fantastic for young players

Posted: 27th September 2017
HOLYROOD Academy in Chard hosted the Under-11s Primary Football Competition this month and it certainly hit the back of the net with players. The competition was held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, and seven teams from Tatworth, Avishayes, Chard, Neroche, Combe, Redstart and Manor Court competed against one another throughout the afternoon with the hope of making it…

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