Foodies Festival returns with top live bands

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Back by popular demand, Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to The Downs Bristol on Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13 with a mouth-watering summer event, which this year includes the launch of a brand new Musicians Against Homelessness music stage and extended opening times. The festival will celebrate live music [….]

Parkinson’s Branch Meeting

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The North West Somerset Branch of Parkinson’s UK will hold their Branch Meeting on Saturday, April 14 at 10.30am at St Francis Church, Ash Hayes Road, Nailsea. The guest speaker is Cyril Rautley with a slide presentation entitled ‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ telling of strange and intriguing sights encountered by Cyril on his travels around the [….]

Pupils display Olympic effort for maths day

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Talented pupils at a high-performing Clevedon primary school have been enjoying a special WOW! maths day – and arrived in style in Olympic sportswear! The Yeo Moor Primary School pupils wore Winter Olympic sportswear for the maths event themed as ‘Tacky and the Winter Games.’ Parents and carers were invited in to share in the [….]

Budding programmers in control

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Students in the Design & Technology Department at Clevedon School have been learning a wide range of new skills including programming their pocket computer ‘micro:bits’ to control devices including NeoPixels, robot arms and buggies. They have also been learning about programming ‘micro:bits’ using the Python language in their IT lessons – another brilliant example of [….]

Local clubs’ efforts in the town providing Springtime cheer

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With Spring around the corner the local Rotary Clubs’ efforts in Clevedon are now starting to show, The 5000 crocus bulbs are providing some welcome cheer around the town and a keen club member has recently refurbished the ‘Welcome to Clevedon’ sign on the roundabout leading from the motorway. The club also has a display [….]

Commonwealth themed relay for Athletic Club

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North Somerset Athletic Club and Academy will be carrying a mock Olympic torch around Weston-super-mare’s Grand Pier for a 24 hour relay over the weekend of March 10 and 11. The (mainly) Junior Club, with members from across the whole of North Somerset, anticipate around 250 of their youngsters will be involved, raising around £10,000 [….]

Clevedon children featured in national magazine thanks to STEM work

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Mary Elton Primary School pupils were featured in the Primary STEM magazine after years of incredible work in the subjects. The inspirational school have worked with industry to build wheelchairs and safari lodges. They have also recently held a science summit where children from across the county discussed global science issues. Assistant Head Teacher Steve [….]

Inspiring Clevedon student to take on challenges after injury

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An inspiring Clevedon School student who overcame a rock-climbing injury is hoping to combine his skill, studies and passion for Product Design with rock climbing by setting up a business to combine the two. Laurence Proctor, 16, is also taking on challenges across the world scaling huge heights to pursue his ambitions. Yet two years [….]