Education

Boroughbridge Nursery hits the right note with Glastonbury Day

Glastonbury Festival strikes the right chord at Happy Jays Boroughbridge nursery

Happy Jays Boroughbridge nursery has celebrated the start of festival season with a jam-packed extravaganza of camping and music-themed activities. One of the Happy Jays group of private nurseries across Yorkshire, Boroughbridge nursery streamed all the action from Glastonbury festival live into the nursery where happy children enjoyed singing and dancing. Children and staff were kitted out in shorts, hats ...

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Headteacher plans ascent of Britain’s highest peak for charity

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The headteacher of a North Yorkshire prep school is spending the first weekend of her summer holidays tackling Britain’s highest mountain. Jane Merriman, headteacher at Belmont Grosvenor School at Birstwith, near Harrogate, aims to climb to the top of Ben Nevis – 4406ft – to raise money for charity. Mrs Merriman is no stranger to adventurous school holiday trips – ...

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Team and individual success celebrated at Ashville College’s boys sports dinner

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Team and individual success has been celebrated at Ashville College’s annual Boys Sports Dinner, held at Harrogate’s Cedar Court Hotel. More than 200 boys, parents and teachers attended the event, where the guest speaker this year was Andrew Johnson, the school’s Senior Master who is retiring after 25 years. Following a drinks reception and a three course dinner, speeches were ...

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Two students heading to theatre arts training school

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Two Grammar School students that are currently studying Dance, Drama and Performing Arts are heading to theatre arts school. Saskia Dean (Year 12)and have successfully auditioned for Britain’s and the world’s oldest theatre arts training school, Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts. Nicole Jackson (Year 11) is heading for the Laine Theatre Arts. Both students also attend Chatsworth Dance and ...

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Harrogate Grammar School Year 11 Leavers Ball

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Friday 8 May 2015 marked the end of an era for our Year 11 students, the end of compulsory lessons and the beginning of an extensive revision programme and GCSE exams. It was an emotional and nostalgic occasion for many, even though the vast majority will return to school in September. The extended assembly in the morning was an opportunity ...

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Ashville Junior School cricketer bowled over by Yorkshire selection

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An Ashville Junior school pupil’s spin bowling skills has seen him being chosen to play cricket for Yorkshire. Harry Dawson’s selection to the Yorkshire U11B squad came after a number of strong performances for North Yorkshire in the recent Yorkshire Cricket Board Festival. In this competition, Harry and his teammates were unbeaten against their West, East and South Yorkshire rivals. ...

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Primary celebration of languages day at Harrogate Grammar School

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The same day that Jamie Oliver has called “Food Revolution Day” also marked the Celebration of Languages Day at Harrogate Grammar School and the theme of Healthy Living fitted in very well with the idea of the importance of diet and health for young people. Pupils were welcomed from Rossett Acre, Oatlands, Pannal and Western Primary schools and Forest School ...

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Pupils from Harrogate school meet new MPs in Houses of Parliament

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Youngsters from Harrogate independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor mingled with newly-elected MPs from across the UK when they visited the Houses of Parliament. Pupils from the co-educational school on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, were lucky enough to visit London days after the General Election. So while the Belmont Grosvenor youngsters were being given a tour around the Houses ...

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