Derbyshire: Latest News

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Derbyshire school children to become first in UK to participate in new version of one of oldest sports in England

7th April 2022

SCHOOL pupils in Derbyshire will be among the first to try out a new format of one of the oldest sports in England. With its origins dating back to Tudor times, rounders is played by more than 120,000 adults in the UK and has three female England squads that represent Rounders England. And this...

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Free school activities and food for school children during Easter in Derby

7th April 2022

Easter Promise school holiday activities and food The Easter Promise provides free activities and free school meals for Derby city eligible families, funded by the Department for Education. Derby City Council is working in partnership with Community Action Derby to provide an active programme for...

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Deputy Head leaves Derby special school after more than 20 years

5th April 2022

A TEACHER who has spent more than 20 years at a Derby special school is preparing to say goodbye. Deputy Head Laura Taylor will leave St Giles Spencer Academy – the city’s only special primary school – after Easter to take up a new role as a Specialist Practitioner with The Harmony...

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Derbyshire School Launches Engineering Studies for Children aged 7-13

1st March 2022

S. Anselm’s School in Derbyshire, is excited to announce that from September 2022 Engineering will be taught to all pupils from Years 3 to 8 as part of a national effort to help address the growing shortfall in the UK of young people entering into highly skilled engineering-based careers. The...

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Lockdown project almost complete as Chesterfield caretaker transforms school into magical wonderland

7th February 2022

A PROJECT to spruce up a Chesterfield school during lockdown is nearing completion – and its caretaker has been praised for his creative efforts.   Armed with a tin of yellow paint talented Lee Turner painted the cobbled courtyard at Cavendish Junior School, so that it now resembles...

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How the R-Generation programme is inspiring young people to become recycling ambassadors in their local communities and the UK

25th January 2022

R-Generation, the new education programme from Nestlé Waters UK, aims to equip primary and secondary students aged 7-14yrs with the skills to develop sustainable action plans and become active citizens who inspire positive change in their school community and beyond. The R-Generation resources...

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It’s ‘On yer bike’ for these Derby school children

23rd November 2021

Two Derby school children are now enjoying the power of the pedal after winning a travel competition. Joshua Cartwright, six, and Karis Akinwunmi, ten, pupils at The Bemrose School Primary Phase in Uttoxeter Road, were given their brand-new bikes in assembly one day. Children at the school were...

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Whittington Moor Infant School pupils pay tribute to our fallen heroes and learn about British values with assembly on Captain Tom

16th November 2021

YOUNGSTERS from a Chesterfield infant school have been celebrating the life of British Army veteran and fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore, and remembering our fallen heroes. Twelve children from Whittington Moor Nursery and Infant Academy – part of the Cavendish Learning Trust - paid their respects...

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School pupils are honoured for their good deeds at star-studded awards ceremony

12th October 2021

A YOUNGSTER who delivered soup and blankets to the homeless during lockdown and a 10-year-old who crafted almost 200 poppies with her gran – raising hundreds of pounds for charity – were among award winners at a glittering ceremony in Derbyshire. Organised by Derby-based Embark Federation,...

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