Allenbourn Middle and St John’s First schools recognised as outstanding

Allenbourn and St John’s schools in Wimborne have been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become national teaching schools – an important role in raising standards. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.…


Collabro and Lucy Kay at the BIC

Collabro, the English musical theatre boy band who took the Britain’s Got Talent judges and viewers breath away, with their renditions of classic tracks are bringing their live tour to Bournemouth on Saturday 14 February 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday 20 June at 10am. Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and…

Workplace awards scheme

In a joint initiative with Queen Elizabeth’s School in Wimborne, the town’s Rotary Club and its business partners have launched a workplace awards scheme. Under the scheme four young people aged 16-17 who are in their A-level year are being given a week’s practical work experience this summer through placements with a selection of the business partners.

Snakes alive!

Feathers and scales featured at Bournemouth’s Bishop of Winchester Academy during a science innovation day. From Jonathan Cleverly’s Jungle Roadshow, students were able to handle a 15-year-old African royal python called Rafiki and a giant millipede, and get a close up view of a tarantula. From Ringwood’s Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre, birds including a peregrine falcon, kestrel, tawny owl and baby Asian wood owl called Cookie, also fascinated the year 9 students.

Missing man could be in Dorset

Warwickshire Police are concerned for the welfare of 70-year-old William Haines who has been reported missing by his family. Mr Haines was last seen leaving his home in Warwickshire on Sunday 15 June and may have travelled to the Dorset area driving a grey coloured Skoda Octavia car with the vehicle registration BT62 ZZH. He…