Bridgwater College student lands top award

Bridgwater Mercury: SAM Kelly receiving his award

7:00am Friday 13th December 2013

BRIDGWATER College student Sam Kelly, a first year apprentice working with Rolls-Royce Aerospace, received a highly commended award at the prestigious EEF Engineering Manufacturers Awards Ceremony.

Chilton Trinity takes to Twitter

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo Order Keywords: Chilton Twitter

3:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

TEACHERS at Chilton Trinity School are taking to Twitter to teach students and improve their learning.

"Ear-exploding" bangs and magic maths for Robert Blake students

Bridgwater Mercury: Robert Blake students at Taunton School.

7:00am Thursday 12th December 2013

STUDENTS from Robert Blake Science College headed to Taunton School for a “Lab Live” event, which featured some fascinating demonstrations bringing science to life.

4,205 miles......just to get to school

Bridgwater Mercury: HEAD teacher David Gliddon and pupils celebrating at North Newton Primary School.

12:00pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

PRIMARY school children in the Bridgwater area have proved that when it comes to getting to school, they really can walk the walk.

St John and St Francis Primary School visit to Tropiquaria

Bridgwater Mercury: Submitted photo

12:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

CHILDREN from St John and St Francis Primary School in Bridgwater are pictured during a visit to Tropiquaria Zoo in Watchet.

Oxford Brookes visit for Bridgwater College students

Bridgwater Mercury: Submitted photo.

1:00pm Monday 11th November 2013

STUDENTS on the foundation degree in business, management and communication visited Oxford Brookes University to learn about the facilities they provide and how it can benefit their education at Bridgwater College.

Students praised for Bridgwater Carnival performance

Bridgwater Mercury: Submitted photo.

1:00pm Saturday 9th November 2013

MORE than 150 children from primary and secondary schools in Bridgwater took part in the daytime entertainment for the Bridgwater Carnival.

College engineering students take the 'Bridgwater Advantage'

Bridgwater Mercury: Students on the climbing wall.

8:00am Thursday 7th November 2013

OVER 100 new engineering students from Bridgwater College experienced the “Bridgwater Advantage”, at both the college’s Activity and Energy Skills Centres.

Thinking is everything at Haygrove School

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo Order Keywords: Thinking Schools Award

7:00pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

HAYGROVE School has joined an elite group after being accredited as a “Thinking School”.

Robert Blake students discuss democracy - the fast way

Bridgwater Mercury: ROBERT Blake students with Sedgemoor District Council chairman Peter Downing.

1:03pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

FIFTEEN year nine students from Robert Blake Science College took part in a local democracy day, at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club.

Bridgwater College furniture design student triumphs in exhibition

Bridgwater Mercury: Chris' award-winning entry.

7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

BRIDGWATER College student Chris Tipple claimed first prize in the Make, Create, Cultivate exhibition, held at the Court House Gallery in Somerton.

Bridgwater College students visit the world of work

Bridgwater Mercury: Student Dan Pope at Domino's.

7:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

NINE Bridgwater College students visited businesses to find out about the skills and qualities people need to work successfully.

Bridgwater College student lands role on Sally Morgan show

Bridgwater Mercury: Dave Sims

10:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

A FORMER Bridgwater College student has launched his engineering career in spectacular style with a job on the UK tour of Sally Morgan, Star Psychic.

A Dahlicious day at Hamp Academy

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Steve Richardson

9:00am Friday 11th October 2013

FROM BFGs to Oompa Loompas – Hamp Academy was taken over by Roald Dahl characters during the national Dahlicious Dress Up day.

Rocketing reading rates at Chilton Trinity

Bridgwater Mercury: Students can read while relaxing in comfy chairs. Photo order keywords: Full Library

10:22am Wednesday 9th October 2013

AN “accelerated reader” system at Chilton Trinity School has seen a rise of nearly 50% in the number of students reading.

Haygrove scientists achieve outstanding results

Bridgwater Mercury: Haygrove School Year 11 Science GCSE students who took their exams a year early and achieved outstanding results. Photo: submitted.

10:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

YOUNG scientists at Haygrove School have achieved outstanding success this year.

Robert Blake Science College open evening

Bridgwater Mercury: Thomas Pople and Katy Anthony.

10:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

ROBERT Blake Science College students showcased their talents and skills to year six primary school pupils and their families at their annual open evening.

Rescued hedgehogs find a new home in Cannington

Bridgwater Mercury: One of the hedgehogs being re-homed in the Walled Gardens of Cannington.

10:00am Thursday 26th September 2013

FIVE hedgehogs taken to Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre have been re-homed at Bridgwater College’s Walled Gardens of Cannington.

Bridgwater College agriculture students land sponsorships

Bridgwater Mercury: ANNABELLA, Michael and Jacob, pictured with representatives from Mole Valley Farmers, Synergy Farm Health and Bridgwater College.

6:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

THREE students studying agriculture at Bridgwater College have successfully applied for one of the new land-based scholarships being offered by Mole Valley Farmers and Synergy Farm Health.

Haygrove School students land Arts Awards

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo Order Keywords: Haygrove Art Awards

12:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

NEARLY 50 Haygrove School students have been awarded a national arts award in recognition of their achievement as artists and arts leaders.

Westover Green pupils complete life-saving Heartstart course

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo Order Keywords: Westover Heartstart

7:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

CHILDREN from Westover Green Primary School have been learning vital life-saving skills.

Robert Blake rewards students for perfect attendance

Bridgwater Mercury: Submitted photo

12:20pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

STUDENTS at Robert Blake Science College have bagged prizes for their perfect attendance.

Exciting times at Hamp Academy

Bridgwater Mercury: Photo Order Keywords: Hamp Academy

1:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

THE head teacher of a Bridgwater junior school says it is entering an exciting era after it became an academy.

Star florist passing on wisdom to Bridgwater College's current crop

Bridgwater Mercury: Gemma Thresher

7:00am Monday 2nd September 2013

A FORMER Bridgwater College student who flourished in a prestigious national flower show is passing on her wisdom to those following in her footsteps.

Animal management student wins iPad

Bridgwater Mercury: Helen Wells, higher education co-ordinator, Steph Newman and tutor Rachel Legg Wilde.

8:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

AN animal management student at Bridgwater College is the lucky winner of an iPad after completing an internal higher education survey, aimed at helping the college evaluate and develop its delivery of university level courses.

Bridgwater College course reignites "passion for teaching"

Bridgwater Mercury: Michelle Pullen and Levi Holland.

6:20am Friday 30th August 2013

THIS year’s Access to Higher Education Teaching course at Bridgwater College is drawing to a close as the county’s future teachers get ready to embark on teacher training courses at various higher education institutions.

Over 100 students attend Bridgwater College awards night

Bridgwater Mercury: MOLLY Goodall with Clive Bethell from Mole Valley Forage Services.

12:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

THE achievements of Bridgwater College’s land-based, sports and services students were celebrated at their annual awards ceremony.

Yeo Valley apprentices head to Bridgwater College

Bridgwater Mercury: Submitted photo

9:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

BRIDGWATER College welcomed the first cohort of Yeo Valley Engineering Apprentices to an induction day at the college’s Energy Skills Centre.

Oxford University visit raises Bridgwater students' aspirations

6:30pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

BRIDGWATER College’s gifted and talented programme organised a visit to Oxford University for year nine and ten pupils from the town’s four secondary schools.

Bridgwater College student lands dream job at Nynehead Court

Bridgwater Mercury: FROM left are: Matt Hanson, Angela Watkins, Justin Cole and Clive Stanley (tutor at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre).

7:00am Thursday 18th July 2013

A BRIDGWATER College horticulture student has secured his dream role straight from college – tending 13 acres of parkland at the Nynehead Court estate near Wellington.

Eco-Schools Green Flag for Westover Green School

Bridgwater Mercury: Staff and students celebrate the Green Flag achievement.

8:00pm Monday 15th July 2013

WESTOVER Green Community School in Bridgwater is celebrating receiving the Eco-Schools Green Flag.

Wedding dress made from newspaper - read all about it

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

9:00am Wednesday 10th July 2013

BRIDGWATER College Academy’s year 10 BTEC fashion students showed their creative flair when they made wedding dresses – entirely from paper.

St Mary's School pupils sparkle in Wizard of Oz

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

10:11am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

PUPILS from St Mary’s Primary School in Bridgwater put on a spellbinding production of The Wizard of Oz.

North Newton Primary School pupils win Jonathon Edwards Cup

Bridgwater Mercury: North Newton Primary School pupils win Jonathon Edwards Cup

7:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

PICTURED are jubilant pupils from North Newton Primary School – who fought off stiff competition to win the Jonathon Edwards Cup hosted by Spaxton Primary School.

St John and St Francis pupils make a Splash

Bridgwater Mercury: The whole cast

7:00am Friday 28th June 2013

PUPILS from St John and St Francis Primary School's theatre club staged a stunning performance of Splash - a musical drama based on Noah's Ark.

Curriculum Day at Robert Blake Science College

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

7:00am Thursday 27th June 2013

STUDENTS from years seven to ten at Robert Blake Science College had a fantastic time during their Curriculum Day - when they experienced a range of activities they would not normally have the opportunity to enjoy.

Bridgwater College enjoys Russian orchestra visit

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Geoff Hall

12:00pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

BRIDGWATER College staff and students enjoyed a visit from a Russian youth orchestra last week.

Spaxton School children invited to House of Lords to show off their bridge skills

Bridgwater Mercury: Spaxton School children invited to House of Lords to show off their bridge skills

11:05am Wednesday 26th June 2013

CHILDREN at Spaxton School have been brushing up on their maths skills – using a version of the popular card game bridge.

Bridgwater College students relish website opportunity

Bridgwater Mercury: FROM left are Sue and Rich Hindle from Padma, Brad Chinn, Chris Ross and Chris Evans.

1:00pm Wednesday 10th April 2013

THREE Bridgwater College students have designed and produced a website and social media pages for a fair trade jewellery shop.

The Range will create 150 jobs in Bridgwater, its owner says

Bridgwater Mercury: The Range will create 150 jobs in Bridgwater, its owner says

10:00am Thursday 28th March 2013

A NEW store opening in Bridgwater tomorrow will create 150 part-time and full-time jobs, its owner says.

Fun day for Toilet Twinning at St Joseph's Primary School

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

8:41am Wednesday 27th March 2013

PUPILS from St Joseph's Primary School in Bridgwater organised a fun day to raise money for Toilet Twinning, a partnership of two charities working to provide safe toilet facilities in the developing world.

Should Chilton Trinity have a new uniform?

Bridgwater Mercury: Students check out the new uniforms.

1:22pm Wednesday 20th March 2013

STAFF, students and parents at Chilton Trinity School are being asked to decide if it should have a new uniform.

Litter talk at Westover Green Primary School

Bridgwater Mercury: Rebecca Hawkins and children from Westover Green Primary School with Rob Semple from Sedgmoor District Council and volunteer rubbish collectors.

9:00am Thursday 14th March 2013

PUPILS at Westover Green Primary School enjoyed an eye-opening talk about litter.

Haygrove girls head for national table tennis finals

Bridgwater Mercury: Chloe Arlow, Holly Porter and sisters Aiste and Juste Mockeliunaite, who are heading to the national schools finals this Saturday.

1:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

HAYGROVE School’s under-13 girls table tennis team has qualified for the national schools finals for the third straight year.

Frenzee and Drew Wedlake inspire students at Chilton Trinity

Bridgwater Mercury: Frenzee and Drew Wedlake with students

10:06am Wednesday 13th March 2013

STUDENTS dreaming of making it in the music industry enjoyed an inspirational visit from two talented young artists.

Children shining at Nether Stowey Primary School, says Ofsted

Bridgwater Mercury: Children shining at Nether Stowey Primary School, says Ofsted

4:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013

CHILDREN behave well and achieve well at Nether Stowey Primary School.

Ofsted joy for North Newton Primary School

Bridgwater Mercury: David Gliddon, head teacher, with pupils.

11:00am Thursday 28th February 2013

STAFF and governors at North Newton Primary School were delighted with the feedback from Osted following the latest visit by its inspectors.

New minibus for North Newton Primary School

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

4:00pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

TREMENDOUS fundraising efforts at a village school have helped secure a brand new minibus.

Online quizzes aiding reading at Chilton Trinity

Bridgwater Mercury: Jade Leader, aged 12.

10:00am Sunday 24th February 2013

STUDENTS at Chilton Trinity School are being encouraged to read books – and then test themselves on-line about what they have learned.

Westonzoyland Primary School pupils enjoy planetarium visit

Bridgwater Mercury: PHOTO: Jeff Searle

7:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013

THIS group of children entered deepest, darkest space – without having to leave their school.






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