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Steps to prepare 5 your car for winter

Plummeting temperatures and poor weather mean the number of breakdowns are likely to increase throughout the winter months. So before the worst winter weather takes hold, here are our top tips for basic motor maintenance that will see you through to spring. 1. Get your car serviced If your car is due a service, get […]

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Info about Vici Language’s Teaching Method

‘First we try to communicate, and in doing so, we learn!’
It is all down to our magic formula:
Immersion + Focus + Consistency = Fluency
(They will allow you to grow into a new language comfortab …

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St Nicolas School praised for quality teaching and rapid results

St Nicolas Junior School in Newbury has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Inspectors were impressed by the quality of teaching which has resulted in pupils making rapid progress.
It was noted that ski …

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Can a small aloe vera farm profit from overcoming language barriers?

Can a small aloe vera farm profit from overcoming language barriers?
Language barriers make business challenging. Being able to communicate with different cultures is very important when it comes to y …

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Learning a language will pay career dividends

Here at the VICI Language Academy we are always telling people about the difference learning a language can make, and for young adults they often want to know if a second or third language is going to …

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The importance of managing money

Organised by Education Business Partnership West Berkshire, with funding from Barclays, as part of a new National Youth Agency programme, delivering employability and life skills training, over 80 stu …

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How much unwanted ‘stuff’ do you have?

We’ve given a year group of students at The Downs School the challenge of making money from waste or unwanted items. A great thing to try to reduce our environmental footprint and develop some impor …

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Spotlight on Careers at Newbury College

Spotlight on Careers – Media, Art, Design, IT & Performing Arts
92 students from Newbury College recently spent the day getting a taster of what it’s like working in a variety of Media, IT …

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French, Spanish or Mandarin?

Have you ever wondered what foreign language you should encourage your little ones to learn?
Something ‘en vogue’, valuable for their future, one considered ‘easy’?
Should it be a traditional …

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Flower School leads revival of British blooms

Wedding and special event florist, Jay Archer, is flying the flag for British flower growers with the launch of a new Flower School that aims to educate and spread awareness of the thriving industry.

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Another great year of Take a Chance: Students and Vodafone Business Buddies Celebrate Success!

Students from West Berkshire secondary schools recently celebrated their success on the Take a Chance Programme with their Vodafone Buddies who have supported them through the series of workshops and …

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Can we really afford the lifestyle we want?

Year 8 students at Little Heath School, got a taste of what it’s like to try and make ends meet and afford the lifestyle of their choice on 28th April. Supported by volunteers from local banks and b …

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Work Experience and Interview Preperation

The best bit about my job is…
Hopefully an easy question to answer and one that students would love to hear about! We are looking for lots of different speakers over the next few months, so if you f …

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Lifesaving equipment donated to local school

Heartstart Thatcham have been working with Kennet School and were recently able to donate to them a defibrillator.  A defibrillator is a device that is used on a person who is in cardiac arrest.  A …

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Vici takes language learning online with i.vici

VICI Language Academy in Newbury has launched an online language learning service to help busy linguists.
The innovative platform, called i.vici, allows users to be taught by a native speaker at home …

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Read you postal vote forms carefully

Those West Berkshire residents who have applied for postal votes for the forthcoming elections should now be receiving their postal packs.
For a lot those voters, there will be just one pack, giving d …

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Almost 90% get Primary School first choice

Almost 90% get Primary School first choice
Primary school admission figures for September 2015 have just been published and West Berkshire Council has successfully offered almost 90 percent of parents …

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Learning a language will pay career dividends

Learning a language will pay career dividends
foreign-languageHere at the VICI Language Academy we are always telling people about the difference learning a language can make, and for young adults the …

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New school for Newbury

New school for Newbury
West Berkshire Council’s recommendation of a sponsor for a new school in Newbury has been approved by the government.
The council received five bids to sponsor the school, whi …

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SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE GOODLIFE CENTRE

 SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE GOODLIFE CENTRE
 
Summer School at the Goodlife Centre builds on the already popular schedule of DIY, woodwork, furniture restoration and upholstery classes
A Summer of Lif …

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