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World Braille Day

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World Braille day is celebrated on 4th January each year. It marks the birthday of the inventor of the tactile code, Louis Braille. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of issues facing the blind and partially sighted, and to encourage the continued production of materials in Braille. Louis created Braille at the age […]

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Helping Young People Choose their Destination in Life

We often hear how businesses say that they can’t attract the right talent, even at entry level, so not surprising that businesses are looking at overseas talent. And of course, we don’t really kno …

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Two Newbury College Mechanical Engineering Students Win Prestigious IED Prize

October 10, 2016, Newbury, Berkshire – Newbury College HNC students, George Collins and Christopher Prozzo, have both been awarded the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) annual student award f …

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96% Boost in Children’s Self-Confidence Thanks to Reading Mentors

Berkshire charity ABC to Read has released its annual statistics for 2015/2016, reporting an impressive 96% boost in self-confidence in the primary school children it works with, thanks to one-to-on …

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Cultivate 2016

Three young entrepreneurs from local West Berkshire schools have won Awards for innovative business ideas.
This year’s Cultivate competition awarded the prizes on 14th July. The event, hosted by Bay …

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The Rock Project Berkshire Opens New Schools

A fast-growing Berkshire rock and pop school is expanding to hold sessions in nine towns across the county to meet demand for its unique style of music tuition.
Initially based in the Reading area, Th …

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2016 GCSE RESULTS – WEST BERKSHIRE STUDENTS SHINE

2016 is the last year where GCSEs will be graded from A* to G and West Berkshire students have excelled.
This year’s results, as reported by schools, for students gaining A*-C including English and …

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GCSE Results Reveal that Girls Perform Better than Boys in IT

The latest GCSE results reveal that too few females are still choosing technology subjects, despite systematically getting better results than boys, according to global tech recruitment firm, Empiric. …

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West Berkshire Students and Schools celebrate ‘A’ Level Results

West Berkshire’s ‘A’ Level results have exceeded the District’s 2015 performance. The percentage of A*-C passes reported by schools has risen by nearly two and a half percentage points from 76 …

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Going Back to School – Warming-up for the First Term

Going back to school or starting one for the first time is no picnic for both kids and grown-ups alike. More often than not kids have mixed emotions about the new school year ahead. There may be excit …

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The Reason Why Britons Don’t Want To Attend Uni

New research has revealed the top reasons why young Britons are making the choice not to attend university following their A  Levels, as well as the top reasons why undergraduates are choosing to dro …

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Stoke Park’s Gough Wins Reid Trophy as Club-Mates Also Impress

Stoke Park scholars enjoyed a very strong showing in the recent, prestigious Reid Trophy – the English Boys’ Under-14 Open Amateur Stroke Play championship – with 13-year-old Conor G …

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The Vici is Celebrating it’s 8th Anniversary!

Eight years ago, I had a crazy idea.
“How on earth are you going to try and sell foreign languages to a nation that already speaks English, the International Language?!” exclaimed my friends and f …

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Take a Chance Goes Full Circle…

The recent Take a Chance Skills Day at Newbury Racecourse was summed up by one student as, “An opportunity to make friends and have fun while learning skills and techniques that can help you now and …

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Drama, Musicals and Acting Summer Holiday Courses at The Watermill Theatre

Fill your children’s long summer holidays with creative fun and an opportunity to make new friends at The Watermill Theatre this August. Based on Oscar Wilde’s famous children’s tales, such as T …

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Spotlight on STEM Industries AWE

AWE is a local organisation which is currently leading the forefront of technological development. As part of their community engagement programme, they have a strong desire to educate and inspire the …

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To Scrap or Not to Scrap! That is Your Challenge!

On the 4th of July EBPWB headed to The Downs School, Compton, to host ‘To Scrap or not to Scrap” to enthuse young people to think about recycling, and develop the business skills needed to create …

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Girls in Hi Tech Business

Girls from Park House, Theale Green and The Downs School have been participating in a programme of events designed to promote career choices in Hi Tech Business and encourage uptake in STEM (Science, …

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Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs Win Cultivate 2016 award

Three young entrepreneurs from local West Berkshire schools have won Awards for innovative business ideas. This year’s Cultivate competition awarded the prizes on 14th July. The event, hosted by Bay …

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Berkshire Concert Showcases Young Musical Talent

Talented Newbury and Burghfield students from one of Britain’s leading rock schools are getting ready to perform the biggest gig of their lives.
Guitarists, singers and drummers aged 7 to 18 will pe …

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