SCHOOL NEWS: Natasha supports the Little Princess Trust

SCHOOL NEWS: Natasha supports the Little Princess Trust

Posted: 8th February 2018
SWANMEAD School pupil Natasha Paramore really is a cut above the rest when it comes to raising money for charity – she had her long hair chopped off for charity. Pupils at teachers at Swanmead had got used to the long flowing locks of Natasha during the past two-and-a-half-years. But it was not long after the start of the New Year that Natasha took the decision to have a…

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ATHLETICS: Jasper is very much on your marks, get set, go!

ATHLETICS: Jasper is very much on your marks, get set, go!

Posted: 8th February 2018
YEAR Six pupil Jasper Clements has been doing Swanmead School in Ilminster proud while competing in the regional finals of the UK Indoor Athletics Championships. The keen athlete saw his talents come up against 400 other athletes from across the South West region in a range of indoor jumping, running and throwing events. Jasper is proudly pictured with his t-shirt, medal…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Farewell to “inspirational” English teacher at Swanmead

SCHOOL NEWS: Farewell to “inspirational” English teacher at Swanmead

Posted: 8th February 2018
SWANMEAD School in Ilminster is wishing English teacher Louisa Donkersley well for the future with her moving on to pastures new after more than ten years at the school. English teacher Mrs Donkersley is leaving Swanmead to pursue other ventures and to spend more time with her husband and young family. Headteacher Mark Walker said: “Many former pupils to the school will…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Noah will talk about “hanging out” with Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho for years to come

SCHOOL NEWS: Noah will talk about “hanging out” with Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho for years to come

Posted: 8th February 2018
SWANMEAD School pupil Noah Baker has had plenty of football tales to tell his mates recently after he was a mascot for Yeovil Town in their FA Cup Fourth Round match with Manchester United at Huish Park. Noah, a Year Six pupil at the school in Ilminster, and his younger brother were two of the mascots for the Glovers for the big match last month on Friday, January 26…

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SCHOOL NEWS: All change on education system in Ilminster and Crewkerne?

SCHOOL NEWS: All change on education system in Ilminster and Crewkerne?

Posted: 7th February 2018
TALKS about a major shake-up of children’s schooling in Ilminster and Crewkerne have started which could see it going from the existing three-school system to a two-tier system. Currently children in Ilminster go to Greenfylde First School up to nine years and then onto Swanmead Middle School before venturing over at the age of 13 to Wadham School at Crewkerne where they…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Swanmead orators win Youth Speaks contest

SCHOOL NEWS: Swanmead orators win Youth Speaks contest

Posted: 2nd February 2018
YOUNG public speakers were congratulated on their fantastic efforts during the annual Youth Speaks Junior Competition organised by the Rotary Club of Ilminster. And it was home honours in the contest as a team from Swanmead School in Ilminster, who hosted the event, took first place with their subject entitled “The Real Price of Watching Sport.” The team of chairman Noah…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Harold the Giraffe at Greenfylde

SCHOOL NEWS: Harold the Giraffe at Greenfylde

Posted: 31st January 2018
CHILDREN at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster had a special start to the Spring Term when Harold the Giraffe and his friends from Life Education Wessex came to visit with their mobile classroom. All pupils aged from two to nine had a chance to visit the mobile classroom during the week and the children took part in lessons linked to Personal, Social and Health…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Scrapstore arrives at Neroche

SCHOOL NEWS: Scrapstore arrives at Neroche

Posted: 31st January 2018
THE children of Neroche Primary School near Ilminster have thrown themselves into creative play with the arrival of the school’s very own Scrapstore. All of the staff at the school in Broadway have taken part in Accredited Play Organisation and Theory training over the past six weeks as Neroche is totally committed to developing this new innovative scheme for the…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Ho-ho-ho with Santa at Greenfylde

SCHOOL NEWS: Ho-ho-ho with Santa at Greenfylde

Posted: 23rd December 2017
A WINTER Wonderland created in the Forest School area at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster had a very special visitor – much to the delight of children. The log cabin had been decorated with lights so that Father Christmas could meet every class from pre-school to Year Four. Headteacher Claire Oaten said: “Santa had a wonderful time meeting all the children giving…

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SCHOOL NEWS: Greenfylde pupils get Mayoral help with Christmas decorations

SCHOOL NEWS: Greenfylde pupils get Mayoral help with Christmas decorations

Posted: 23rd December 2017
EVERYONE has been getting into the Christmas spirit at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster with more than 200 parents coming in to join in making festive decorations. There have been an abundance of stars, snowflakes, reindeer and Father Christmas decorations created by an army of helpers. Even the Ilminster Mayor, Cllr Val Keitch, went into school and took part in…

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