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Cotswold MP Welcomes New Headmaster to Tetbury School

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On Friday 12th December, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for the Cotswolds, went to visit Sir William Romney’s School in Tetbury, Gloucestershire to meet their new headmaster, Steve Mackay. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold MP meets with Cirencester School pupils

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown had the pleasure of hosting an assembly last Friday for all pupils during an engaging visit to Cirencester Junior School, where the MP was also able to meet with a number of pupils and teachers. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold summer of fun to be launched this month

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A jam-packed schedule of fun activities for children and teens is being lined up with the launch of Cotswold District Council’s successful ‘Summer off the Streets’ programme this month.

The programme – which started in 2007 – will return to the Cotswolds with this summer’s official launch on July 11th in the Council Chamber at Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road offices. Read the rest of this entry »

New Play Ranger scheme to start in Cotswolds

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Giving children the chance to enjoy outdoor play this summer is the aim of a new scheme launched by Cotswold District Council this month.

The Council’s new ‘Play Ranger’ scheme starts on Monday July 7th, where a small team of Play Rangers – led by Team Leader Katie Spencer – will travel to locations in Chesterton, Tetbury, Moreton in Marsh, Andoversford and Chedworth, equipped with a whole host of fun and games for local children to take part in.
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Moreton to host energy advice session in May

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Advice on energy saving during the spring and summer months – as well as a free energy-saving light bulb – will be the subject of a session at the Moreton Area Centre next month.

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A host of holiday fun at the Cotswold Corinium Museum

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From storytelling to life in Roman Corinium workshops, there is something for all the family at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester over the Easter school holidays.

The Park Street museum will host several family drop-in sessions during the holiday break, including attempts to recreate crafts and characters from both the Victorian and Medieval eras, as well as workshops were children can explore household items and their uses through history. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold Councillors pledge to help young people

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Children in schools across the Cotswolds have found a voice for their views through the ‘Memorable Manifestos’ of Councillors Paul Hodgkinson and Sally-Anne Morrissey.

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The anxious wait for Gloucestershire secondary school places

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The anxious wait for news of secondary school places is almost over for pupils and parents.

On Monday 3rd March, parents of pupils transferring to secondary school in September 2008 will receive an allocation letter from Gloucestershire County Council. All parents throughout the county will be offered one school place on the same day. Gloucestershire parents will have until 20th March to return their reply form. Read the rest of this entry »

Ofsted – Children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well

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The recent Ofsted inspection of services for children and young people shows that Gloucestershire is on the right track.  The multi-agency inspection, known as the Joint Area Review, confirms that children and young people in Gloucestershire are doing well and the organisations that support them are working together effectively.

This is the first year that Gloucestershire has had a Joint Area Review (known as a JAR). The agencies being inspected included Gloucestershire PCT and NHS Trusts, the Police, Learning & Skills Council, Connexions, voluntary and community organisations, district and county councils.
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Talking about places faraway competition at Shire Hall, Gloucester

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‘The Olympic challenge, do the benefits outweigh the environmental impact?’, ‘Aids – is this a disease of the uneducated?’, ‘The Sticky Truth? Unfair trading using ethical labels.’  These are just some of the topics being discussed at the “Talking about places faraway” competition being held at Shire Hall in Gloucester on Wednesday 6th February.

This event provides an opportunity for young people to share their views, concerns and knowledge about global issues.  Teams of up to 10 students aged 15 and 16 from ten Gloucestershire schools are taking part in the annual global competition run by Gloucestershire County Council’s International Education Office. 

Each of the schools taking part has been asked to prepare a 5 – 7 minute presentation on a topic of their choice. The presentation can take a variety of forms e.g. PowerPoint, debate, rap, street scene. Although most of the input will come from the students, a panel of “experts” will take part and judge the event.

Following one school’s presentation, delegates from other schools will be encouraged to ask questions.  Members of the panel will make short contributions to the discussions before passing on to the next school presentation. Six schools will be competing in the morning from 09.45 to 12.00 and four schools in the afternoon from 12.45 to 3.00.

Marks are allocated to schools for the style, delivery and content of their presentation and to the way in which they participate in the ensuing discussions.

Councillor Joan Nash, Cabinet Member for Schools, said: The topics the young people will be discussing are very much in the news and in the minds of people of all ages.  I am sure that all of the presentations will be thought-provoking and perhaps will give a different perspective on these important issues.”

Schools taking part this year are:

  • Rednock School
  • St. Peter’s Catholic High School
  • Sir William Romney’s School
  • Stroud High School
  • The High School for Girls
  • Winchcombe School
  • Archway School
  • Balcarras School
  • Dene Magna
  • Sir Thomas Rich’s School

Other topics covered will include: “Has religion a place in schools anywhere?”, “Fairtrade versus food miles”, “Population increase”, “Think Globally, Act Locally”, “Are the Olympics compatible with a sustainable future?”, “Food miles and fair trade”, “Global punishment – do we need global clarity?”

The winning school will receive a glass trophy and funding towards travelling to London to the Houses of Parliament to discuss global issues with an MP.

Source: Gloucestershire County Council

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