Somerset News

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Ancestry hunters on hand at Frome Library

Somerset Libraries Presents is hosting a Local History Day at Frome Library on Saturday 21 May between 10am-3pm to help find out more about house history, Frome or hidden ancestors. Would you like to know how to research the history of your house, or discover hidden ancestors? Do you have a question about the history… Read More…

Somerset primary school admission figures announced for 2022

Somerset primary school admission figures announced for 2022

 More than 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall, 98.62 per cent of the 5,296 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 93.4 per cent received… Read More…

Grow Your Own Social Worker training scheme bears fruit in Somerset

Grow Your Own Social Worker training scheme bears fruit in Somerset

The first three students from a fast track programme to create social workers in Somerset have now graduated. Kelly Porter, Christine Starmer and Vicki Richards were the first apprentices to complete the Social Work Degree apprenticeship within the Somerset County Council apprenticeship scheme. The apprenticeship Social Worker course runs over three years and is made… Read More…

Holyrood Academy Media Day for new school build project

Holyrood Academy Media Day for new school build project

Holyrood Academy pupils experienced a specially coordinated media day on Tuesday (5 April) creating video and news content with construction company BAM  who are building an extension new build at the academy. Year 7, 8 and 9 students were invited to apply for a place to create special video and news content and eleven students… Read More…

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Duke of Edinburgh Award students plant trees for the Jubilee

Six Somerset students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award planted some new trees as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The youngsters were fortunate enough to have a selected a glorious spring day for the occasion as they planted the new trees at the SSE Outdoors Centre in Kilve. The trees were planted… Read More…

Former Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw visits Somerset Schools

Former Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw visits Somerset Schools

Former head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw visited several Somerset schools this week (14 and 15 March) as part of ambitious plans to help improve education performance, drive forward high standards and give all Somerset children the best start in life. Somerset County Council appointed Sir Michael Wilshaw and Loic Menzies, former Chief Executive of… Read More…

Somerset Youth Parliament Election Results are in!

Somerset Youth Parliament Election Results are in!

Three newly elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) will now represent Somerset’s young people on a number of key issues including climate change, mental health, LGBTQ+, equality and safety. Joel Fowler, Jasmine Fowler and Roxanne Wylie will start their two-year terms of office in March 2022, with their campaigns running until 2024. MYP candidates attended… Read More…

Dragons and jelly? It can only be Dad’s Club

Dragons and jelly? It can only be Dad’s Club

Taunton Libraries’ Dad’s Club is proving a popular event, giving dads the opportunity to have some fun and quality time with their children. At the most recent event, dads and children alike enjoyed activities including the painting table, rescuing dragons from the Jelly and the digital table to name but a few. In a survey… Read More…

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