Education Zone

Keeping an eye on sky for eclipse

Wharfedale Observer:

12:24pm Thursday 26th March 2015

THOUSANDS looked to the sky to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse on Friday morning and, although clouds meant few in Wharfedale got a perfect view, the event proved a spectacular sight.

Councillors pass buck in school places row

Wharfedale Observer:

10:46pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

COUNCILLORS were playing the blame game over Bradford’s lack of school places at a meeting tonight.

Schools are urged to hold life saving classes

Wharfedale Observer: Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer

1:22pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

SCHOOLS across Yorkshire are being urged to register for a one-hour, online first aid lesson created by St John Ambulance.

Ilkley Grammar School raises money with variety of activities

Wharfedale Observer:

1:14pm Monday 23rd March 2015

STUDENTS at Ilkley Grammar School really got into the swing of things and joined the challenge of ‘Operation Double the Money’ to raise lots of money for Comic Relief.

Demand for action over schools places

Wharfedale Observer:

12:57pm Friday 20th March 2015

ACTION is needed in education, healthcare and social services provision in Wharfedale, an Ilkley councillor has warned.

School entertained by visiting author

Wharfedale Observer:

1:01pm Friday 20th March 2015

CHILDREN at Ashlands Primary School in Ilkley enjoyed a visit from author Andrew Newbound last week.

Spring is here on the farm

Wharfedale Observer:

12:53pm Friday 20th March 2015

SPRING has arrived and Moorfield School pupils from Ilkley enjoyed a day down on the farm Nursery children visited Thornton Hall Farm Park, Thornton in Craven and saw the new spring arrivals. The children helped with the feeding and handling the animals.

Young engineers build bridges in technology competition

Wharfedale Observer: Giggleswick School students work on their bridge building project

4:10am Friday 20th March 2015

EIGHTY students from schools in Craven and neighbouring areas built bridges with the world of engineering when they took part in the 2015 Rotary Technology Tournament.

‘Farce’ as a lack of school places hits

Wharfedale Observer:

12:11pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A ROW has broken out over how to tackle a shortage of school places in the Wharfe Valley.

RANKINGS: Primary school is best in the district as league table revealed

Wharfedale Observer:

9:36am Thursday 11th December 2014

AN ILKLEY primary School has been revealed as the best performing in the district for exams taken by ten and 11-year-old pupils in school league tables published today.

Businessman heads back to Guiseley School to help teachers' skills

Wharfedale Observer: (10816149)

10:42am Friday 10th October 2014

A man who set up his own e-learning company went back to school to give his teachers a lesson.

Hundreds attend Otley's secondary school's open evening

Wharfedale Observer: Elsa Beese, a Year 6 pupil from Bramhope Primary School, enjoys a hair-raising science experiment at Prince Henry's Grammar School's open evening.

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

MORE than 600 people flocked to an open evening at Prince Henry's Grammar School this week.

Pupils tackle 200ft assault course on team building day

Wharfedale Observer: All the pictures show children from Queensway Primary School in Yeadon taking part in their team building day.

4:18pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Children scrambled over a 200 foot assault course as part of a team building day.

Campaign success as primary school gets 20mph zone

Wharfedale Observer:

6:06pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A TWENTY mile per hour zone is to be introduced outside a Horsforth primary school after years of campaigning by local people and councillors.

Students experience summer challenges in the Amazon

Wharfedale Observer:

2:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PARTY of students and staff from St Mary's Menston climbed at high altitude and lived with an indigenous community in the Amazonia region in a World Challenge Expedition over the summer.

New head teacher joins as school reaches 50th anniversary milestone

Wharfedale Observer:

2:16pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE new head teacher of St Mary’s, Menston, says he plans to build on the school’s existing significant strengths.

Headmaster sings pupils' praises as girls are offered Opera North places

Wharfedale Observer:

2:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

PUPILS from Ghyll Royd School in Burley-in-Wharfedale are delighted to have been offered places in the Opera North Children’s Chorus.

Prestigious award for South Craven School physics student

Wharfedale Observer: South Craven School pupil Sarah Fretwell being presented with her award by Tim Simmonds, chief executive officer of the Ogden Trust

11:13am Thursday 25th September 2014

A SENIOR pupil from South Craven School has won recognition for her outstanding ability as a physics student.

Triathlon Teacher Makes ‘Steady Progress’

Wharfedale Observer: Ilkley Grammar School English teacher Andrew Colman takes a breather on his Ilkley Triathlon cycling circuit practise

10:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ilkley Grammar School English teacher, Andrew Colman, updates us on his training progress for the Ilkley Triathlon, which takes place this Sunday.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist officially opens Pudsey school's new sixth form centre

Wharfedale Observer: Fulneck School celebrated the opening of its new 6th form Centre. Picture, from left to right, are head boy David Dolding, Commonwealth Medallist Gymnast David Simister, and Head girl Kara Farrar

5:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games gold medallist Nile Wilson officially opened a Pudsey school's refurbished Sixth Form Centre.

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