Education

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Dorset Waste Partnership looks to schools to cook up Christmas treats

A school was recently presented with a special prize and cookery equipment when one of their pupils won a competition with a difference. The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) asked children aged 7-11 years from seven Dorset schools to trial a new, free competition with fantastic prizes. The idea was simple. Each child was challenged to… Read more Dorset Waste Partnership looks to schools to cook up Christmas treats

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Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out

Latest locations include Arne, Askerswell, Minterne Magna, Moreton, North Wootton and Tarrant Launceston. Dozens more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband thanks to strong demand for the high-speed fibre technology by local households and businesses. More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset area have already… Read more Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out

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Foundations for new school laid by pupils

Pupils from Damers First School became bricklayers on 12 April when they were asked to lay the first bricks of the new school at Poundbury. Youngest pupil at the school, Oscar (aged four) and oldest pupil Harvey (aged nine), had the honour of laying the first bricks. Their skills as builders were closely scrutinised by their… Read more Foundations for new school laid by pupils

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Brand new learning guide for 14-19 year olds

If you are aged 14 to 19 or have children of that age, take a look at Dorset County Council’s new guide simplifying the choices for young people up to and beyond GCSEs. The guide, entitled ‘Where next? Choices for 16-19 year olds’, dispels myths such as that the school leaving age has gone up. In… Read more Brand new learning guide for 14-19 year olds