Generous gifts for Gordano music students

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Students at Gordano School have been enjoying some brand new resources, courtesy of two generous donations from the EMI Sound Foundation and Glastonbury Festival. Student composers will be able to use the latest version of Sibelius 8 (score-writing software), brand new MIDI Keyboards, new instruments and hardware, which have all been purchased by the thriving [….]

Homeless help from Rotary

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Portishead residents rallied after Christmas and the New Year to help support the homeless in Bristol in partnership with Portishead Rotary Club. Blankets, pillows and food items were donated to the Club and then taken to The Wild Goose Centre in Stapleton Road for distribution to those in need. Esther Lambert from the Centre, pictured [….]

Stockway North Nature Reserve Open Days

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Are you interested in wildlife? Then visit us on our ‘FREE’ open days See for yourself the work we have done to benefit wildlife Let The Friends of the Reserve show you round Come and pond dip Accompanied children of all ages are welcome Full disabled access Open Days 2018 [2pm to 5pm weather and light [….]

When is my tax return due?

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Each month Ali Redwood of Tax Assist Accountants in Portishead answers some of your business and accountancy related questions. Q: I started my business in the summer, should I have completed a tax return this January? A: No, you won’t need to complete a self-assessment tax return until 31st January 2019 as you started your business and [….]

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 [….]

Yacht and Sailing Club score top two spots in local dinghy race

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Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club (PYSC) hosted one of a series of dinghy sailing races staged around the southwest last month. A total of 24 dinghies took to the water on Saturday, February 10 and despite the rain and blustery conditions it did not dampen the enthusiasm for this inaugural event. Competitors travelled from as [….]

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 [….]