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GREEN-fingered youngsters have gone from planting to profit in a nationwide first with the help of a supermarket giant. The children of the gardening club at Owlsmoor Primary School which is run by school caretaker Nick Buss, in Sandhurst, visited the Waitrose store, in Yorktown Road, on Friday last week, to sell the produce they had grown at their school from seeds donated by the company. The youngsters became the first in the country to complete Waitrose’s Grow and Sell scheme when they manned a stall at the Sandhurst supermarket to sell their produce, which included carrots, cabbages...Read more
Local officers from Kent Police have taken part in a Health and Well-being day at The Folkestone Academy. The aim of the day was to educate youngsters in year 7 (aged 11 and 12) about keeping safe, healthy and fit. Safer Schools Officers, PC Fran Fryer-Kelsey (in photo sitting on the left) and PCSO Mandy Kimpton (in photo sitting on the right) were invited to run a workshop on drug awareness which included questionnaires to raise awareness of the dangers. They also completed a word search to increase their understanding of the issues and were able to ask the officers any questions...Read more
Three men have been jailed for a total of 14 years for stealing computer equipment from schools across Essex and Suffolk. The trio targeted 25 schools across Clacton, stealing computers and equipment worth £50,000. Christopher Kerr, 26 from Halstead Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Liam Cook, 26 from Bushell Way, Frinton-on-Sea, and Francis Wilding, 22 from Melton Close, Clacton-on-Sea all entered guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal. They were sentenced on Friday 11 July at Ipswich Crown Court. Kerr and Wilding were both handed prison terms...Read more
Parents in Wigan Borough were invited to swap their packed lunches for school dinners yesterday (Monday 14th July) as the council gets ready to launch the free school meals programme. As of September, all reception, year one and year two children will be eligible to receive free school meals as part of the government's new initiative for Universal Infant Free School Meals. Each household could save £418 a year per child. While pink custard and chicken drummers are a thing of the past, parents are still sceptical when it comes to free meals, which is why Wigan Council invited them to...Read more
North Tyneside Council is supporting families moving into new housing estates in the West Shiremoor area by enlarging and relocating Backworth Park Primary School into a brand new building with a playing field. On Monday the council's cabinet agreed that officers can start negotiations for the new site and property now that the formal statutory consultation period has come to an end. The school needs to expand and move from its existing site as it is small and does not have a playing field or alternative suitable outdoor facilities. Large new housing estates are being built and these homes...Read more
Level 2 - Alert and Readiness. There is a 60 % probability of heatwave conditions between 0800 on Friday and 0800 on Sunday in parts of England. The highest temperatures are likely on Friday (good confidence) then a very humid night to follow. Heavy thunderstorms in eastern areas on Saturday will lead to slightly lower maximum temperatures, but it will still be very humid. Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices. The MET...Read more