Category Archives: Schools and colleges

Celebrating success of primary school careers pilot

A CAREERS initiative designed to inspire primary school children is celebrating success as a year-long pilot comes to an end.

Since launching in 2019, the Primary Careers Hub has worked with 23 primary schools and more than 160 employees to provide career-related learning experiences for more than 7,200 pupils from Reception to Year 6. Continue reading

Award for new Hailsham school project

THE CONSTRUCTION of a new 420-place school in Hailsham has been named ‘project of the year’ at a national awards ceremony.

Development of Hailsham Community College Primary Academy, a collaboration between East Sussex County Council and construction company Morgan Sindall Construction, won the category for ‘Building project of the Year under £10 million’ in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2020. Continue reading

Efforts of school community praised

STAFF at schools across East Sussex have been praised for their efforts which enabled more than 10,000 additional pupils to return to the classroom.

The Government closed settings to all children in March to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus, with the exception of those considered vulnerable and those with parents who were keyworkers. Continue reading

Pupils’ cards spread joy to vulnerable and lonely

COLOURFUL cards designed by East Sussex primary school children are helping to brighten the lives of thousands of vulnerable residents.

As part of an East Sussex Public Health initiative to tackle loneliness and social isolation, 5,000 cards have been sent to those who have been shielding and self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic via Community Hubs, foodbanks and community and volunteer groups. Continue reading