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Manchester tech giant partners with Manchester High School for Girls

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UKFast, the country’s largest privately-owned hosting provider, and Manchester High School for Girls, one of the city’s top performing schools, have joined forces in a bid to tackle the widening gender gap across the tech industries. The official educational partnership will see UKFast deliver curricular support, technical workshops, work experience and advice on career pathways to the school’s 938 pupils, …

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Fire Tech: Teaching 21st Century Tech Skills to 9-17 Year Olds in Manchester

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Fire Tech, a provider of hands-on, innovative education technology courses for 9-17 year olds, will be launching its summer tech camps in Manchester from 24th July – 11th August at The University of Manchester. Fire Tech offers a range of courses in coding, creating and making, such as video game design, app design, robotics and digital music production which are …

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Simply brilliant for Grange textiles students

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Exhibiting alongside professional artists from across Cheshire at the Simply Cheshire event, which took place at Arley Hall, The Grange School’s A-Level Textiles students were awarded the best-in-show runners-up prize. Simply Cheshire is a food, home and gift fair which provides a showcase for Cheshire’s makers and producers. The event took place on Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May at the …

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Stockport Grammar School celebrates musical successes

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Senior and Junior pupils at Stockport Grammar School won a trio of top prizes at the Alderley Edge Music Festival. The Junior School’s Choir performed ‘The Lord Bless You and Keep You’ by John Rutter and ‘Sing a Jubilant Song’ by Dave and Jean Perry to win the section on their first ever visit to the festival. There was also …

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Support needed to launch vital critical thinking book for children

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An academic has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to publish a book on critical thinking, which she says is vital to put an end to what other experts have called ‘teaching children to be stupid.’ Tutor, Eliza Abioye (PhD.) has written the critical thinking workbook, which is aimed at children who are six years and older, as she believes youngsters …

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Charity football match at The Manchester Grammar School

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Macmillan Cancer Support was the winner when Whitefield-based Graeme Warner organised a charity football match at The Manchester Grammar School (MGS) Held in the grounds of MGS on 28 April 2017, the match was in memory of Stuart Dale, a former porter at MGS who passed away after a battle with cancer in 2005. An All-Star XI made up of …

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Talented pianists win at Alderley Edge Festival

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Four talented King’s piano players hit the perfect notes when they won a number of categories at the Alderley Edge Music Festival. The youngest to tickle the ivories was Harriet Bright aged just six from Prestbury who produced a bold and nerveless performance in the Prep Test category, brilliantly performing the joyful ‘Train Ride’ by Sarah Watts. Practise makes perfect for Harriet …

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Double title win in ISFA Leagues for Cheadle Hulme School

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Cheadle Hulme School’s first and second football teams are celebrating as champions of the 1st and 2nd ISFA Greater Manchester Leagues. Taking both titles in the independent schools competition, CHS’s 1st XI and 2nd XI footballers fought off strong competition at Bury School from teams across the area including Manchester Grammar and Stockport Grammar schools. CHS’s 1st XI were crowned champions of their …

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Student from Alderley Edge School for Girls wins runner up in Lego Batman Competition

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A Year 7 student from Alderley Edge School for Girls has won runner up in the national LEGO Batman Builders Competition. Jumanah submitted her application along with many others and has recently been told of her success in the competition. To celebrate the release of The LEGO® Batman Movie earlier this year, there was a competition for young people to …

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King’s School U11 rugby squad unbeaten all season

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The King’s Junior Department U11 rugby team has recorded an unbeaten season, winning all 15 of their fixtures. In what is being regarded by the King’s rugby staff as one of the best pools of all-round young talent in recent years, King’s dismantled their closest rivals with 50 points winning margins against Manchester Grammar, Stockport Grammar and Cheadle Hulme. Captain and …