Thousands celebrating first choice primary school places while some left disappointed

Bournemouth Echo: Uniforms are among the regular costs to pay to get your child back in the classroom.

1:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THOUSANDS of parents and children in Dorset have been finding out if they have a place at their primary school of choice this September.

Youngsters on song for new school singing scheme

Bournemouth Echo: Youngsters on song for new school singing scheme

9:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

HUNDREDS of young voices came together in unison – thanks to a new initiative from the Dorset Music Service.

Maggie snaps up top prize with glamorous shots of London Fashion Weekend

Bournemouth Echo: FIRST PRIZE: Maggie Burford

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

GLAMOROUS shots taken from the end of the fashion runway have earned a Bournemouth student first prize in a fashion photography competition.

Ground broken for Bournemouth and Poole College building work

Bournemouth Echo: DEVELOPMENT: Neal Stephens, MD of Willmott Dixon, and Lawrence Vincent, Bournemouth and Poole College principal, centre left and centre right, take part in the ceremony

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

A GOLD-ribbon bedecked spade was used to ceremonially get underway a multi-million pound transformation of Bournemouth and Poole College’s North Road campus.

Youngsters roll out gang plank for ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’

Bournemouth Echo: Youngsters roll out gang plank for ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean’

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

PUPILS and staff at Emmanuel Middle School in Verwood rolled out the gangplank for their latest performance of the Pirates of the Curry Bean.

Nursery for nature-loving children to open in Swanage

Bournemouth Echo: NEW VENTURE: The Children’s Nature Nursery

4:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE first fulltime day nursery to open in Swanage for almost a decade will be taking in children from this month Set at Durlston Country Park’s Learning Centre, the Children’s Nature Nursery, for youngsters aged two-and-a-half to five-years-old, takes inspiration from Danish Forest Kindergartens.

Talented scientists from Bournemouth invent water-carrying device for women and children in developing countries

Bournemouth Echo: IDEAS PEOPLE: Splash team members Becky Rowland, Jordan Hardwick, Esther Anderson and Daria Zglinksa

10:40am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A GROUP of talented young scientists from Bournemouth are hoping their invention will help stem the need for women and children in developing countries to carry water on their shoulders.

Football teams show off new kit thanks to generous local businesses

Bournemouth Echo: Year 5 and 6 pupils in their football kits

9:57am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FOOTBALL teams at a Bournemouth primary are representing their school in stunning new kit thanks to the generosity of local businesses.

Arts therapist lends a helping hand to staff at Canford Heath Junior School

Bournemouth Echo: Jodun Dunseath with headteacher Kate Carter

3:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

AN arts psychotherapist is helping staff at a Dorset school to see the bigger picture when it comes to improving pupils’ mental health.

Young musician scoops top prize in music competition

Bournemouth Echo: Young musician scoops top prize in music competition

5:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

YOUNG musicians from all over the Rotary Wessex region took part in the district final of the Young Musician contest at Canford School.

Ballard School youngsters scoop prizes at top hockey tournament

Bournemouth Echo: TOP OF THE CROP: The under-14s

5:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

BOTH the under-14 and under-16 boys’ hockey teams from Ballard School won their age groups in the Independent Schools Association 7-a-side national hockey tournament.

Verwood youngsters mark Commonwealth Day with special London ceremony

Bournemouth Echo: BIG TRIP: Hillside Community First School visit London

3:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

A GROUP of students from Verwood attended a special ceremony to commemorate Commonwealth Day in London.

Playground dance sessions give Pokesdown school students energetic morning workout

Bournemouth Echo: SHAKE A LEG:  A ‘wake and shake’ exercise session in the playground

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

PUPILS and teachers are dancing into the school day at Pokesdown Community School, thanks to energetic wake and shake sessions in the playground.

Bournemouth school students urging friends to buy Fairtrade

Bournemouth Echo: ETHICAL STANCE: The boys from Harewood College who have been campaigning throughout Fairtrade Fortnight

1:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

STUDENTS at a Bournemouth school have been urging their friends to make the buying of food fairer to the world’s farmers.

100 teachers gather for Wimborne rally on day of national strike action

Bournemouth Echo: 100 teachers take part in Wimborne rally on day of national strike action

5:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

AROUND one hundred teachers who took part in a national strike over ‘poor working conditions’ attended a rally in Dorset today.

UPDATED: Teachers' strike - see which schools are open and closed across Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Teachers have previously gone on strike against proposed changes to pay and pensions

7:50am Wednesday 26th March 2014

See which schools across Dorset are open, closed and partially open on March 26, 2014

Poole school wins award for their Fairtrade school dinners

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2:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A SCHOOL in Poole has won an accolade at the Fairtrade Business Awards for the school dinners they provide to students and staff.

Schools strike: Parents bracing themselves for possible action by teachers across Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset NUT leader Geoff Cooke

10:17am Friday 21st March 2014

PARENTS are bracing themselves for possible strike action which could see schools across Dorset closed on Wednesday next week.

Pioneering research into how Nintendo Wii could help MS sufferers carried out in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: PIONEER: Dr Sarah Thomas,  from the Clinical Research Unit at Bournemouth University’s School of Health and Social Care

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

PIONEERING research into how using the Nintendo Wii could help people with multiple sclerosis is being carried out in Bournemouth and Poole.

“We want parents to know how good we are" - Winton and Glenmoor principal celebrates 'Mocksted' success

Bournemouth Echo: “We want parents to know how good we are" - Winton and Glenmoor principal celebrates 'Mocksted' success

10:40am Thursday 13th March 2014

THEY got the best GCSE results of all the non-selective schools in Bournemouth last year.

Winton and Glenmoor Academies rated outstanding after principal invites inspectors in for ‘Mockstead’

Bournemouth Echo: School Challenge Partners’ Jon Wilburn interviews student council reps

5:40am Thursday 13th March 2014

THEY got the best GCSE results of all the non-selective schools in Bournemouth last year.

Winton Primary pupils welcome AFC Bournemouth for internet safety day

Bournemouth Echo: KEEPING SAFE: Benji Buchel talks football in the playground

2:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

AFC Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn and goalkeeper Benji Buchel visited Winton Primary School to celebrate the extension of the C4L sponsored project Connect With Care.

Talbot Heath pupils welcome back former pupil and tour manager Sarah Johnson

Bournemouth Echo: INTERESTING JOURNEY: Sarah with pupils

12:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

AS part of the Learning For Life talks at Talbot Heath the school welcomed back former pupil Sarah Johnson to talk about her life in the entertainment business.

Two teams from Bishop of Winchester Academy mentored as part of new competition

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE UP: Two teams from The Bishop of Winchester Academy are being mentored as part of the Shore Ideas business competition to raise money for charity

12:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

TWO teams from Bournemouth’s Bishop of Winchester Academy are being mentored as part of the Shore Ideas entrepreneurial business competition as they plan events to raise money for charities.

Bournemouth University graduate wins Royal Television Society award

Bournemouth Echo: WINNING WAYS: Beth Lamont

10:32am Thursday 6th March 2014

A BOURNEMOUTH University TV production graduate has won a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) award.

Fourteen new apprenticeships announced at Premier Inn in Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: GOING PLACES: Premier Inn apprentices

10:37am Thursday 6th March 2014

PREMIER Inn across Bournemouth and Poole this week announced the creation of 14 new apprenticeship roles for the local area while also graduating 11 of its team who have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme in the past year.

UPDATE: Parents and children in Dorset find out about secondary school places

Bournemouth Echo: LIVE: GCSE results day

12:20pm Monday 3rd March 2014

PARENTS and children in Dorset have today been finding out whether they will go to their secondary school of choice.

Innovative new care centre opens at Bournemouth and Poole College for students

Bournemouth Echo: BIIG DAY: Elaine Atkinson, Lawrence Vincent, and Louise Gardner, head of curriculum for care, education and community training

2:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A NEW centre has been opened at Bournemouth and Poole College to bring together all the different strands of care.

Poole school credits improvement in reading levels to book buddy dogs

Bournemouth Echo: CIVIC APPROVAL: Mayor Cllr Phil Eades meets children, their book buddies and volunteers from Caring Canines at Sylvan Infant School

11:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

A SCHOOL in Poole says it has seen a vast improvement in reading levels since dogs were brought in as book buddies.

Bright sparks at Arnewood School take part in special ‘science meets art’ workshop

Bournemouth Echo: Professor Brian Rainford of Southampton University, Stuart Parks of Winchester Science Centre and Malcolm Phillips, consultant for engineering and crisis management

10:47am Thursday 27th February 2014

BRIGHT sparks at The Arnewood School in New Milton drew up a whole different way of looking at science when they took part in special workshop.

Sensory room at Fernheath Play in Bournemouth refurbished thanks to donations

Bournemouth Echo: FEELING IT: The new room at Fernheath Play

10:28am Thursday 27th February 2014

A SENSORY room at Fernheath Play in Bournemouth has been refurbished thanks to donations from JP Morgan and Bournemouth and Dorset councils.

Arnewood sixth formers get emergency training in dealing with train crash scenario at New Milton

Bournemouth Echo: ON CALL: Students at the centre of a major drama

9:57am Thursday 20th February 2014

Sixth-formers from The Arnewood School in New Milton found themselves at the centre of a dramatic crisis after becoming involved in an emergency training exercise.

New Attendance Bus to deal with ‘skivers’ at Poole’s Magna Academy

Bournemouth Echo: setting standards: Magna Academy senior vice principal Jonathan Heap, left, with senior student support manager Courtney Fawcett

1:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

SKIVING is a thing of the past for pupils of Poole’s Magna Academy.

Poole secondary school Corfe Hills to take step back from changing transfer age

Bournemouth Echo: STEP BACK: Corfe Hills School

12:00pm Monday 17th February 2014

A POOLE secondary school has taken a step back from rushing through a change in the age of transfer.

Creative Bournemouth schoolgirl crowned winner of carbon monoxide safety campaign

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth schoolgirl Amber Nabney visits London with her family and meets MP Conor Burns after winning a poster competition

10:15am Thursday 13th February 2014

A CREATIVE Bournemouth schoolgirl has been crowned the winner of a national competition, after designing a striking poster warning of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Former head girl of Talbot Heath School focus of Jeremy Paxman documentary

Bournemouth Echo: Former head girl of Talbot Heath School focus of Jeremy Paxman documentary

9:53am Thursday 13th February 2014

A FORMER head girl of Bournemouth’s Talbot Heath School is the focus of a BBC documentary to be screened on Monday night.

Former Premier League football Graeme Le Saux visits Brockenhurst College students

Bournemouth Echo: CAREER TALK: Graeme Le Saux visits Brockenhurst College

9:51am Thursday 13th February 2014

FORMER premier league football star Graeme Le Saux has visited Brockenhurst College to talk to sports academy students about opportunities for careers in the sports sector.

Team of students from Avonbourne College selected as finalists by Peter Jones’ foundation

Bournemouth Echo: FUEL FOR THOUGHT: From left, Harry King, Kam Grernsranoi, Sydney Fensom, Charlotte Hawtrey-Coombs, James Runnacles and Jake Murgatroyd, from Avonbourne College, Bournemouth

9:49am Thursday 13th February 2014

TEAM Funnelling 4 Fuel from Avonbourne College in Bournemouth has been selected as one of the finalists of the countrywide enterprise challenge Tycoon in Schools, run by the Peter Jones Foundation.

Pupils meet wife of former war prisoner whose life dramatised in The Railway Man blockbuster

Bournemouth Echo: DISPLAY: Children from the school with Patti Lomax

5:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

CHILDREN from Forres Sandle Manor School at Fordingbridge met the wife of a former prisoner of war whose life has been dramatised in a new blockbuster film.

Students and staff from Ringwood School join forces to put on Miss Saigon

Bournemouth Echo: WAR STORY: The cast of Miss Saigon

5:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

STUDENTS and staff have joined forces at Ringwood School to put on a colourful production of Miss Saigon.

Youngsters given education in web safety from police

Bournemouth Echo: LESSON: Safe Schools and Communications Officer Rachael Caples teaches pupils about internet safety

3:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Parkstone were taught about internet safety in a special workshop held on Thursday.

Bournemouth school’s award-winning digital project receives stamp of approval from government

Bournemouth Echo: PROJECT: Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, centre, visits students, old and young alike who are taking part in the Digisteps programme at Avonbourne School, with MP Tobias Ellwood

2:00pm Monday 10th February 2014

AN award-winning digital project at a Bournemouth school has received a stamp of approval from the government.

Talented school students train with top Christchurch chef

Bournemouth Echo: Christchurch Rotary president David Crumpler, Mary Reader, of the Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust, Ian Hewitt, Christine Emery, of Grange School, and Grange headteacher Steve Dossett with Year 10 students

10:00am Friday 7th February 2014

TALENTED school students have been training under a top Christchurch chef to improve their skills.

New Boscombe food bank opens to residents in need of support

Bournemouth Echo: distribution: Rev Sue Gowling and volunteers from St George’s Church in Boscombe which is hosting a new foodbank distribution point

12:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

A NEW distribution centre for Bournemouth Foodbank has launched at a church in Boscombe.

Children at Branksome Heath Junior School making ‘greater progress’ than before

Bournemouth Echo: Fiona Locke, Year 6 leader at Branksome Heath Junior School, helping pupils in a maths class

12:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

CHILDREN at Branksome Heath Junior School made more progress last term than in any other term before, its head teacher has said.

Chinese New Year celebrated by youngsters at Talbot House School with music and dance

Bournemouth Echo: Chinese New Year celebrated by youngsters at Talbot House School with music and dance

11:00am Thursday 6th February 2014

CHINESE New Year was celebrated by youngsters at Talbot House School on Friday with a display of music and dance.

Parkstone Grammar rated 'good' in latest Ofsted inspection

Bournemouth Echo: Parkstone Grammar School

10:18am Thursday 6th February 2014

PARKSTONE Grammar has been rated as a ‘good’ school following a gruelling inspection by Ofsted.

VIDEO: Youngsters at Talbot House School to guest edit Eduzine

Bournemouth Echo: EDITORIAL CONFERENCE: Eight pupils from Talbot House School join editor of Eduzine Gareth Jones

9:58am Thursday 6th February 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Talbot House School will be guest editing a magazine celebrating the achievements of young people this Summer.

Positive Ofsted report boosts Bournemouth’s aim to ensure every pupil is in good or outstanding school by 2015

Bournemouth Echo: GOOD PROGRESS: Winton Primary School, which has gone from being rated satisfactory to good by Ofsted

12:00pm Monday 3rd February 2014

BOURNEMOUTH’S aim of ensuring every pupil is in a good or outstanding school by 2015 has been boosted by a positive Ofsted report.

Top Dorset independent school reducing day fees to make education more accessible

Bournemouth Echo: IDYLLIC: An aerial view of the school

10:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

A TOP Dorset independent school is reducing its day fees to make its education accessible to more children.

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