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For many years, and throughout Labour’s tenure of office, Devon has had to put up with one of the worst government school grants in the country. By 2010, the annual funding disparity per pupil had steadily grown to nearly £380 less than the national more

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West Devon Borough Council’s annual Junior Life Skills event has seen its highest ever turnout. The learning event, held every year for Year Six pupils, challenges children in ‘real-life’ scenarios that teach essential safety lessons. 549 children f more

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RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in their informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have... more

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The preschool children at the Tavistock nursery have written their own poems and they have been published into a beautiful book! The Devon Poets initiative helps promote the enjoyment of reading and writing and it has certainly sparked some fantastic more

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Mount Kelly celebrated the end of the academic year in style with the annual Summer Ball. Upper Sixth pupils, parents, alumni (Old Mount Kelleians) and staff thoroughly enjoyed the celebratory evening. This year the theme was 'Silks and Saris' which more

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Tavistock College student Rebecca Banks, year 12, has completed a rigorous selection process to be part of the Sutton Trust’s programme to support UK students apply for and read for degrees in the US. more

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There are so many things we can do in our gardens beyond keeping the grass neatly trimmed and creating beautiful borders; in fact, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Devon Wildlife Trust, it is much better to let your garden go sl more

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The arts, in their widest sense, are a very important part of our curriculum at Lydford Primary School. We have held Arts Mark Gold from the Arts Council since 2010, which is awarded only to those schools who show a commitment to providing extensive more

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The preschool children have been thinking about what they would like to grow in their vegetable plot. They decided to plant seeds for carrots, peas, tomatoes and lettuce. Each child also planted a sunflower seed in an individual pot! more

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Owned by the Farrington family, Moorland Hall - on the Western fringes of the Dartmoor National Park - has been running outdoor activities and English language courses to young people from both the UK and overseas for over 20 years. Their ethos is to more

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Arbuthnot Latham announces sponsorship of athlete Ben Andrews. Plymouth College Fencer, Ben Andrews is delighted to have accepted a sponsorship deal with prestigious private bank Arbuthnot Latham. Traditionally known for its sponsorship of... more

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Great Britain Olympian Roberto Pavoni Joins Plymouth College Performance Swimming Programme as Deputy Director of Swimming. 13 March 2017 Plymouth College is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberto Pavoni as Deputy Director of Swimming... more

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Tavistock College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords at the end of the Autumn term to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process. Baroness Jolly met with sixth form Law and Business Stu more

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Over one million children are estimated to not spend time outdoor immersed in nature. Not so for the children at Lydford Primary School who have been benefiting from a partnership with Lydford Gorge as part of the National Trust Guardianship Scheme. more

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The children at the Tavistock Bambinos setting got to experience a Farm 2 Fork activity provided by Tesco as part of their community work. The staff from Tesco talked about a range of different fruits, asking the children if they knew the name of the more

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St. Andrew’s C of E Aided Primary School, Buckland Monachorum has just completed a two-year European Erasmus+ Project called SHAPE. This project has focused on designing, developing and implementing sports training modules and sharing best practice i more

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The Young Enterprise Club of Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School allows pupils the opportunity to develop a range of skills by encouraging opportunities for out-of-the-classroom learning. During the Autumn term, a group of 12 pupils worked to crea more

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ON OUR DOORSTEP Only 20 minutes from Tavistock lies a different world full of fun, excitement and water: Roadford Lake. Being part of the South West Lakes Trust group means their ethos of ‘reconnecting children and their families with the outdoors t more

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Despite increasing pupil numbers, Devon is still meeting 95 per cent of parents' first choices for primary and secondary school places. Parents in the Okehampton area are being reminded that the admissions round for primary schools, including moving more

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16 to 18-year-olds studying creative Extended Diplomas at Plymouth College of Art have moved into the college’s newest campus, Palace Court on Buckwell Street. The opening of this specialist Pre-Degree campus mark’s the next stage in Plymouth... more

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