Somerset News

Millfield Student Wins Marie Curie Young Supporter of the Year Award

Millfield Student Wins Marie Curie Young Supporter of the Year Award

Millfield student Lily Della Valle from Shepton Mallet has won the Marie Curie Young Supporter of the Year as recognition for her outstanding fundraising and support in her local community. Now in Upper Sixth, former Millfield Pre-Prep and Prep pupil Lily has volunteered for three years as a collection box coordinator in Somerset. This entails… Read More…

South West rural communities win green energy funding

South West rural communities win green energy funding

Communities across the South West have been awarded a total of almost £200,000 in feasibility funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund for a range of renewable energy schemes. From Chew Valley, to South Devon, to the Isle of Wight, the projects cover a variety of locations but all share the ambition of reducing carbon… Read More…

Schools are ready for your return say Somerset’s head teachers

Schools are ready for your return say Somerset’s head teachers

Somerset’s education leaders have been busy over the summer getting their schools, colleges and early years settings ready for September. Children of all ages are expected to return to school, and a message on behalf of the county’s headteachers has been issued today – “we’re ready and we can’t wait to welcome you back.” Morwenna… Read More…

Somerset pupils scale musical heights with one brilliant recording

Somerset pupils scale musical heights with one brilliant recording

Not being able to get out and perform because of the coronavirus has been tough for the county’s many talented young musicians when it comes to staying focussed. But thanks to a unique online project, Somerset’s musical groups including students from 32 of the county’s schools and colleges will be performing virtually after months of… Read More…

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

National campaign launched to encourage pupils to #StaySafeGetActive

As pupils prepare to return to education in September, a national initiative StaySafeGetActive has been launched to encourage parents and children to improve safety and air quality around schools, as well as activity levels. Modeshift STARS, which recognises excellence in supporting sustainable travel, is inviting schools across the country to create a ‘walking bubble’ for… Read More…

Students’ hard work celebrated as first results day dawns

Students’ hard work celebrated as first results day dawns

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education has applauded the hard work of Somerset students as today they start to receive their exam results following an unparalleled few months. Today (13 August), students in Somerset will be collecting their A-level results and next Thursday (20 August), thousands more pupils will receive their GCSE results. Cllr… Read More…

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

‘Library Man’ – I’m a storyteller get me outside of here

A popular Library storytelling session is set to move to a park in Taunton now that lockdown measures are further easing. James Denslow – AKA ‘Library Man’ – has created quite a buzz on social media in recent months with his quirky Facebook story-times. Now lockdown is further easing – and the summer holidays are… Read More…

Keep yourself and Somerset healthy

Keep yourself and Somerset healthy

With a hot weekend predicted, Somerset residents and visitors are being urged to follow the guidance to keep themselves, their family and friends and the county safe from coronavirus. Temperatures are predicted to peak on Saturday and Sunday – and into early next week – reaching the low 30s. And that could risk people forgetting… Read More…

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