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LocalMP goes back to school to open newclassrooms fter flood damage

Pupils fromManor Green Primary Academy celebrated

Councillor Claire Reed dropped by to officially open the last week after localMP Andrew Gwynne and

The visit comes five months after the previous school school’s new reception classrooms.

rooms were left damaged and uninhabitable by flood water, during storms that hit the area in February of

in GreaterManchester, comprising of 15 schools across Part of the Focus Trust - a multi-academy trust based this year.

West Yorkshire, Cheshire and GreaterManchester – Manor Green’s refurbishment work has been carried out thanks to funding from the Trust’s Conditions

Further effort has gone into creating a more open Allocation Grant.

learning that is crucial to a child’s development during plan space which facilitates free-flow child-initiated

– can move out of the temporary portacabins, and back school’s reception children – who are aged three to five The classrooms are now back in action, and the the early years and foundation stages (EYFS).

into their permanent space.

Attending the official opening ceremony to mark the occasion, Andrew GwynneMP and Councillor Claire Reed also took the time to play and read with the children, as well as visit the schools unique on-site farm which is home to guinea pigs Bella and Betsy. Manor Green headteacher DebraWarren, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have reopened our Reception rooms which is home to our younger children.

“The flood damage was very we’re really grateful that the wo

rk has been carried out substantial and so

so quickly and diligently. The children have been very resilient whilst working in the portacabins, but we’re pleased to be getting back into the classrooms well

“It was great to welcome both Andrew and Claire to ahead of the end of the summer term.

around, and to introduce them to some of our resident the school, to have the opportunity to show them

farmyard animals!” www.manorgreenprimary ww West Bridgford schoolwins Europa Cup

Football-mad pupils from the St Edmund Campion School inWest Bridgford, got the trip of a lifetime as they toured to Barcelona to play against teams from across the globe; returning victorious as crowned champions of the Europa Cup competition.

The St Edmund Campion Year 6 Boys’ football team travelled to the Spanish city last month (June) the Europa Cup U8 to 16 pitch versus 12 squads fromMalaysia, the United Sta Having been crowned Rushcliffe Champions twice

in the autumn and spring of this year and reaching the County Cup final tes, Portugal and Denmark.

adventure promised to add to the side’s winning streak as the school’s most successful football team in its history.

They smashed to victory with three impressive wins during the pre-qualifying tournament at the start of their trip at the Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou; going head to head with teams from Portugal, Denmark andWales, and qualifying for the grand semi-final at the world-famous Camp Nou in Barcelona.

Simon Tuckwell, class teacher, commented: “It is beyond words to describe what an unbelievable experience this was both on and off the pitch with such an amazing group of boys. These are memoriesthat will stay with us for a lifetime.What a story!”

The contest was organised by Precision Pass and is open to young squads around the world – with the St Edmund Campion team being the first and only school to enter the competition. The opportunity arose due to the sponsorship of the school football team by TheWolds Childcare, as well as support by Proludic and Rattle and Roll.

Female students at 6 local Essex schoolswin design and innovation awards at th e Te

On Friday 14th June nearly 70 girls from schools

Challenge earlier in the year, which challenged the students who took part in the TechGirls

wearable technology on the theme of women’s them in groups to design a piece of inclusive

The ceremony was hosted by TechGirls founder health.

mission to inspire the next generation of female years ago as a schools’ outreach provider with a Sukvinder Kathuria, who started the company 3

Inspirational figures in the sector such as Linda leaders in the technology sector.

Davidson (Acting Director of Digital, Technology and Information at the Jamie Oliver Group) and

TechGirls awards ceremony Jessica Powell (Quantum technology PhD

Awards Ceremony held at Anglia Ruskin University. across Essex attended the TechGirls Challenge

The ceremony celebrated the achievements of

researcher, UCLQ) spoke about their career paths and presented awards at the event, while 3 Anglia

insight into their experiences of higher education. Ruskin University student ambassadors gave an

The innovation award went to King Harold Academy, the creativity award to Gilbert School, the design award to Billericay School, the Inclusive Tech and SchoolsWinners awards to Beauchamps School and the outstanding presentation award to Woodbridge High School.

The successful awards ceremony was followed by a tour of Anglia Ruskin University, led by the student ambassadors. 12 July/August 2019 y/

back at home, the four-day contest – taking to the

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