Get inspired with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life – and the best part is, you can be a part of it. The world’s leading youth achievement award provides life-changing opportunities for all 14-24 year-olds with a [….]

Meaning means Memorable

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Every month Kelly Challis, a freelance literacy specialist with 15 years experience in SEND and literacy difficulties, will be providing tips on how to help parents support their children with literacy, study skills, focus and attention and some maths. I was asked by a music teacher how they could help their pupil learn notes more effectively [….]

Portishead study centre Instructor receives ‘Elite’ status

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Victoria West, Instructor at the Kumon Portishead Study Centre at Lawes House on Bristol Road, has recently achieved Kumon Elite Instructor status and joins a group of brilliant Instructors across Kumon Europe and Africa. This special honour recognises her dedication to her students and the work she puts in to nurturing each one of them [….]

School students triumph in prestigious debating comp

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Outstanding students from Clevedon School are among Britain’s best public speakers after winning a prestigious South West region debating competition. The eight students were one of two teams to win the South West debating forum against schools across the region at the European Youth Parliament at County Hall in Exeter. The winning students were Hannah [….]

Fantastic Freya raising hundreds for trip to help poverty stricken children in Africa

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Inspiring Clevedon School student Freya Hayles, 17, is about to cook up her second big breakfast to feed fellow students and raise hundreds to get to Africa later this year. She has been inspired by teenager Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding education for girls. [….]

Rose scoops second in photography competition

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A student from Nailsea School has won second prize in the senior (age 14 to 17) age group category of the district round of the 2017/18 Rotary Young Photographer Award. Rose Jones was presented with a gift voucher and certificate by the Rotary District 1100 Governor, Alan Hudson. The theme this year was ‘A Different Perspective’ [….]

Business students excel

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Enterprising students from Year 11 at Nailsea School have been excelling in their Business Studies lessons. The students are tasked with setting up a small business, writing a business plan, branding and marketing the business, promoting events and managing the finances. Businesses include ‘Cleaning with Style’ and ‘M&M Entertainments’ and the groups are all operating [….]

Make Spelling Interesting

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Every month Kelly Challis, a freelance literacy specialist with 15 years experience in SEND and literacy difficulties, will be providing tips on how to help parents support their children with literacy, study skills, focus and attention and some maths. Spelling is a tough nut to crack. It can remain a difficulty when all other literacy [….]