Education

“Grease is the word” as Ashville College pupils take on classic high school musical

Grease Is The Word! Ashville College pupils prepare for senior school’s drama production of Grease The Musical

Grease is very much the word for Ashville College pupils taking the stage next week (Wednesday, November 19-Friday, November 21) as they perform a classic high school musical! This year’s senior school drama production – being held in the newly transformed Soothill Hall – is Grease The Musical, and promises to provide a great evening of foot-tapping, sing along entertainment. ...

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EDUCatering excellence awards for Harrogate Grammar

EDUcatering-Dave-Carrack

Dave Carrack, Executive Chef at Harrogate Grammar School and his team win ‘Self-Managed Secondary School Caterer of the Year’ at the prestigious national EDUcatering Excellence Awards in London. The awards are always a very special evening, recognising the hard work and dedication of their peers across the industry. This is the second prize the catering team have won in consecutive ...

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Third successful title fight for PJ

PJ Stubbs with the ABA Yorkshire open age heavyweight belt, which he has retained for the third time

A student turned Teaching Assistant from Rossett School in Harrogate has retained his fighting belt for the third time. PJ Stubbs, 19, took part in his 16th fight at the Royal Hall in Harrogate, bidding to retain his ABA Yorkshire open age heavyweight belt. He beat Joseph Wilkinson, 19, in a unanimous points decision. PJ, who is now a member ...

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Belmont Grosvenor Shakespeare Festival

pupils from Belmont Grosvenor School on stage performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Pupils from Belmont Grosvenor enjoyed a magical evening when they took to the stage to perform ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as part of a national Shakespearean festival. Youngsters from Year 6 at the Harrogate school were invited to take part in the Shakespeare Schools Festival 2014 season, which aims to give pupils across the UK the opportunity to perform an ...

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Ashville College pays respects to school’s war dead

We Shall Remember Them! Ashville Pre-Prep pupils Oliver Bailey and Lucy Cockroft, both six, who have forebears that fought in the First World War

More than 700 pupils, teachers, staff and former students from Harrogate’s Ashville College paid their respects today to those from the school who lost their lives in both world wars. Ahead of the annual armistice commemoration service, which is traditionally held on November 11, the names of those who fell in the two conflicts were read out as pupils and ...

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Super Learning Day at Harrogate Grammar School

Year 9 students finding out whether their hand-built shelters are waterpro

The theme for the October Super Learning day at Harrogate Grammar School was to remember the centenary of the start of WWI.  This is a day where student’s timetables are suspended for the day and every single student has the opportunity to try something that they wouldn’t ordinarily do. Years 7, 8 and 10 took part in a variety of activities relating to ...

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Author Hilary Robinson pays visit to Ashville pre-prep school

War Stories! Where The Poppies Now Grow author Hilary Robinson at Ashville Pre–Prep School

A best-selling children’s author broadcaster and feature writer – who has written a series of books about the First World War – has paid a visit to Ashville Pre-Prep School. Hilary Robinson read passages from her book, Where The Poppies Now Grow, which is written in rhyme as a tribute to the war poets. Illustrated by Martin Impey, the book ...

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Yorkshire-born singer/songwriter performs exclusive eco concert at Belmont Grosvenor

Talented singer/songwriter and eco ambassador James King brought the house down when he performed an exclusive concert to parents, pupils and staff at leading Harrogate prep school Belmont Grosvenor. The 20-year-old, who has cousins at the school, visited Belmont Grosvenor as part of his tour of the UK’s top Eco Schools. Earlier this year, Belmont Grosvenor was awarded a highly-coveted ...

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Ashville student named Ripon Young Musician of the Year

Tara Hill, Ripon Young Musician of the Year

An Ashville college sixth former has been crowned Ripon Young Musician of the Year. Tara Hill who plays the flute, saxophone and clarinet, was highly commended in the Two Skills class and was the overall winner of the String, Piano, Woodwind and Singing solo class. These combined successes led to her taking the Ripon Young Musician of the Year title, ...

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