Mawdesley primary schools impress local MP with debating skills

Should junk food be banned? This was the topic of debate between two Mawdesley primary schools this week. Chaired by local Conservative MP for South Ribble, Seema Kennedy, Mawdesley St Peter’s and Mawdesley St Peter and Paul’s were on opposing sides of the motion: ‘this house believes that junk food should ...

Reading rocks as The District hosts national event

The District C of E Primary School  held a “phenomenal” and “uplifting” event yesterday as the St Helens school hosted its inaugural Reading Rocks day. Primary school teachers and librarians  from throughout the UK attended the event which was organised exclusively over Twitter using the hashtag #ReadingRocks16  and was designed to “discuss ...

Set your imagination free in Rudston’s place between

A multi-sensory, interactive exhibition based around the "magical text" of the book 'Leon and the Place Between' by Grahame Baker-Smith has gone on display in Rudston School. As part of a school focus to improve writing,  the collaborative project has seen children from all school years work with staff along with ...

Local author inspires Liverpool pupils

Children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce paid to visit to St Margaret’s Academy (SMA) last week and delivered an inspiring speech to pupils. Best known for co-writing the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony as well as several episodes of Doctor Who, Frank read extracts from his best-seller, Cosmic, and his new novel, ...