Education Zone

Sports honour for St Mary's School teacher

Wharfedale Observer: Assistant head teacher David Geldart

12:40pm Monday 2nd June 2014

The assistant head teacher of St Mary’s School in Menston has been appointed a trustee of the John Paul II Foundation for Sport.

Menston students make music for South African partnership

Wharfedale Observer: Musicians perform at St Mary’s School, Menston, raising money for the Bambisanani Partnership

11:39am Monday 2nd June 2014

Students and staff from St Mary’s School in Menston hosted an evening of musical entertainment to raise money for the Bambisanani Partnership.

Seaside comes to Ashlands classroom

Wharfedale Observer: Head teacher Andrew Soutar becomes centre stage in a rehearsal of pupils’ upcoming puppet show

10:51am Friday 30th May 2014

It was a typical British summer for the children at Ashlands Primary School this week with the rain on Thursday and Friday linking in nicely to their seaside-themed enterprise week.

Pool-in-Wharfedale Tour de France banners hot off the press

Wharfedale Observer: Some of the pupils with their freshly printed, customised Tour de France welcoming banners

7:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Children from Pool-in-Wharfedale have enjoyed a very special trip to a printing firm.

Otley families walk ‘school run’

Wharfedale Observer: MP Greg Mulholland (blue shirt) joined pupils and parents, along with Councillor Sandy Lay for the group walk to school

9:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

Otley’s MP joined local pupils to celebrate the start of Walk to School Week 2014.

Guiseley School pupil Sam Gulley's balloon marks Merrion Centre's 50th

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Gulley, 14, pictured working on his design

10:01am Friday 23rd May 2014

A Guiseley schoolboy has beaten more than 150 others to win first prize in a shopping centre’s art competition.

Ilkley Grammar School excels at training teachers

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley Grammar School

11:48am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Ilkley Grammar School has enjoyed another successful year’s involvement with a schools and universities alliance to offer a pathway for trainee teachers.

Moorfield School pupils watch for pond life

Wharfedale Observer: Moorfield School pupils watch for pond life

12:36pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Summer has arrived and pupils at Ilkley’s Moorfield School have been enjoying exploring the outdoor environment.

Ilkley Grammar School students make educational trip to land of geysers

Wharfedale Observer: Students at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

11:56am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Forty-seven post 16 Ilkley Grammar School students and five members of staff have recently returned from an Icelandic adventure.

Addingham pupils help mayor map out Le Yorkshire route

Wharfedale Observer: The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Khadim Hussain Addingham youngsters and one of the new signs

11:32am Thursday 22nd May 2014

For anyone in still in any doubt about the Tour de France Grand Depart coming to the district, 35 new brown tourist signs will be going up to mark the route.

Guiseley School pupil Faye earns her reading reward

Wharfedale Observer: Faye Rowntree with her award

11:25am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Schoolgirl Faye Rowntree has become a ‘multi word millionaire’ after taking part in an accelerated reader programme.

Otley students show their desings

Wharfedale Observer: Student Beth Leitch models an outfit designed by fellow student Gabrielle Selman

8:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Otley students have been showing off their own designs at a fashion show.

Otley MP urges schools to talk to students about organ donation

Wharfedale Observer: Otley MP Greg Mulholland

1:10pm Monday 19th May 2014

Otley’s MP is urging local schools to get involved in a campaign to educate young people about the lifesaving importance of bone marrow, blood and organ donors.

Outdoor classroom opens at Westville House in head’s memory

Wharfedale Observer: Charles Holloway

11:46am Monday 19th May 2014

A new outdoor classroom was officially opened at an Ilkley preparatory school in honour of its former head teacher.

New roles for Wharfedale duo

Wharfedale Observer: Mary-Anne Sixsmith and Tom Gorman who are among the head boys and head girls at The Grammar School at Leeds

1:37pm Monday 19th May 2014

Two Wharfedale students have been selected to represent their peers at The Grammar School at Leeds.

Westville House School pupils romp to national quiz finals

Wharfedale Observer: Westville’s victorious quiz team, from left, Oliver Watson, ten, James Burke, nine, Caleb Shaw, eight, and Ben Clifford, ten

1:36pm Monday 19th May 2014

Four pupils from Westville House School have won the semi-finals of the National KS2 Inter School General Knowledge Competition and are now heading to the famous public school Harrow for the finals in June.

Guiseley children sow poppy seeds for the fallen

Wharfedale Observer: Guiseley children sow poppy seeds for the fallen

1:33pm Monday 19th May 2014

Youngsters planted poppy seeds to remember the fallen of the First World War.

Language student returns to speak to Chinese club

Wharfedale Observer: Former Prince Henry's Grammar School student Alex Reed, front left, with Chinese teacher Miffy Loxton, front right, and members of the Chinese Club

1:31pm Monday 19th May 2014

A former Otley student has returned to her old school to talk about how her language skills are forging her career.

Ilkley Grammar School student Emma Powell climbs world ranks

Wharfedale Observer: Head teacher Gillian James with Emma Powell and her Local Hero award

11:07am Monday 19th May 2014

For the second year running an Ilkley Grammar School student has won the Sporting Achievement award at a glittering celebration of local heroes.

Ilkley's Moorfield School children zap the music app

Wharfedale Observer: Bee Nelson, Pahl Hayre and Olivia Mitchell

12:35pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Excited Ilkley children went on a trip to the Apple store at the Trinity Centre, Leeds, last week.

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